A couple of weeks ago, I needed new passport photos, and I knew the local SEARS had a photographic studio, so off I went.
Sears girl: Yes, of course we take passport photos. Please fill out this form with your name, phone number and email.
So I filled out my name and number, but I don't want them cluttering up my inbox with sales rubbish, so no email.
Sears girl, with an encouraging smile: Oh.... If you fill out your email, you'll get a Free Gift worth $45.00!
Me: Thanks, but I don't want a Free Gift.
Sears girl: Well, I'm going to give you a Free Gift anyway for being a good customer!
So after the photography session, (BTW the result didn't look anything like me, they must have swapped the photo with some sad old wrinkly with a saggy face and a baggy neck) the smiling Sears girl presented me with my Free Gift - a coupon for a set of Free 8x10 portraits, no sitting fee etc etc..... how generous......
.... Expiry date 31 December 2012. er....Thanks, Sears! Only almost 2 years out of date!