Sunday, June 30, 2013


Hello my dear blog friends! Fantastic weekend. Guess why? Lots of dancing. Sat. night we attended a graduation party. The party was well attended and so much fun with great food, an open bar, (what else can one ask for) and a live DJ! What an evening! Had a blast! Danced away to glory and still not tired! Madhuri Dixit once said, dancing is a spiritual experience. I have to agree with her. Sunday, had a sleep over at my dear friend Anu's place. She was all alone. We never slept the whole night. Went back to being silly school girls, giggling all night. I paid for it today. Suffered a severe headache till late in the evening. Went for a walk and felt better after that. Phew! Sunday evenings, after dinner, is my time alone with my favorite YouTube. As usual, I was browsing for some melodious Hindi songs and came across this one from the movie Singham, which is the Song of the day.

The minute we hear "Free" we get all excited as there is a thrill in receiving something for free. Irrespective of the value, we rush to accept something that is offered for free. Just seeing the word “free” on a sign heightens our interest in a particular product or service. It is inevitable when shopping in stores on online that the word “FREE” will appear at least several times. This strategy used by companies has been around for a long time and it still has a strong effect on consumers.  The Internet has become the major hub for finding free stuff available. Now, one does not even have to leave their house to get free stuff. There are hundreds of websites out there that cater strictly to free products online. A person could potentially make it their “job” to live off free offers. The notorious happy meals that offer free toys are really so unhealthy for kids. But parents completely see the worth in it. Its a win-win situation for both parties. How many times have we completed surveys for stores, just to receive a $5.00 mail in rebate. Of course, its another story that I takes for ever for you to actually receive the $5.00. Offering free appetizers at restaurants is one way to get customers in. Once they arrive, they have to eat a main course too!  Doctors offices hand out free samples. I found it very useful, when my son had to try out some acne products which were, horrendously expensive otherwise.The old adage that “there’s no such thing as free lunch,” still applies . Yet, the appeal of not having to use your own dollars is very strong among consumers. How do you think I got the idea for this post? You bet, for FREE! From a friend. :) Shub Ratri.

1 comment:

  1. We indians in particular love freebies. Sandwich ke saath free extra kakdi slice mangta hai. After refuelling our cars, we want our tyres to be filled for free. Haircut ke saath head massage free chahiye.

    Onions now cost rs.60 a kilo. Free onion slices before dinner at restaurants is highly appreciated :p

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