In general, nothing makes my skin crawl so much as a sign advertising that something is “FREE! with qualifying purchase.” It’s one of my least favorite forms of marketing, and I dislike it because I think it’s misleading.
On the other hand, why throw the baby out with the bathwater? Sometimes “free with purchase” is a good deal. How can you tell? Just take my specially-developed, highly-technical quiz to find out.
1) Is the product something you would buy anyway, at a price you’d pay?
2) Is the free item something you will use?
If you answered YES to both of these questions, congratulations! You’ve found a deal!
With those caveats aside, here’s a possible deal for you:
Buy qualifying Glad products, get a year’s subscription to Everyday Food magazine. Not a bad freebie if you’re already a Glad fan. (Thanks, Edge!)