I love a free gift. Who doesn’t? A little something for nothing is always welcomed. Like our lovely local Indian restaurant who always sneak an extra main course in for us, or extra naan bread. Lovely.
Recently however I have seen free gifts that are making me very grumpy. And I am not normally ungrateful.
As a for instance, this actually dropped through our letter box this week.
I nearly screamed. A free gift from a jeweller?!!! OH EM GEE. Maybe some free earrings if you buy a necklace? It is the month before Christmas, I thought. I might be able to be a bit sneaky here and get something rather spectactular for Christmas. So I sat down immediately to open up the card and pick my free gift from what must be a list of options. Oh no. How wrong I was.
For the free gift was this:
A LOYALTY CARD
A loyalty card
Now I am sorry, but as a free gift from a jewelers that is NOT what I expect. And I cannot believe I am alone in that.
Then this week, I got an email that said “Flowers for Tanya” in the subject line. Look:
and then in big letters “Our way of saying thanks on your first anniversary” . From Tassimo.
How fabulous. Where do I go to Interflora and sign up?
Wait, what’s that?
“….. we’re giving you the opportunity to win …. ”
What? So I don’t have a free gift? I have the opportunity to win.
Well that isn’t a free gift at all.
The chance to win something, the chance to get a stamp on a card …. these are NOT free gifts.
And these sorts of
gifts ridiculous offers make me ranty
This is my Ranty Friday for this week. Below are other people having a rant. Do visit their blogs!