“Don’t be drawn into any web of entanglement created by others.” Steven Redhead

In the photo above the twine rope knot symbolising the entanglement!

I always have this doubt

Is there any such term in the English Language called ‘free gift’?

In India, we come across this term during festival seasons, when shops lure customers with an offer of ‘free gifts’

Even advertisers use this word in newspapers and magazines to attract customers.

Is it not misleading the consumer with a feeling of  ‘Double Freeness’?

Is not the gift 🎁 supposed to be free?

Why one should add ‘free’ to it?

Oxford Lexico Dictionary says  Free Gift is “A small item, given without charge, as an inducement to purchase or subscription”

I can give an example- YOU GET A FREE GIFT IF YOU SPEND MORE THAN $10

English natives can guide me whether in the UK they use ‘Free gift’.

You must be aware of WhatsApp Scam– which offered free gifts on Amazon’s 30th anniversary.

How free is the ‘free gift?

My gut feeling is, there is no such thing as ‘free gifts’.

No business person worth the salt is willing to undergo any loss.

My guess is the cost of the ‘free gift’ is already included in the items you are going to purchase and the shop owner loses nothing since there is no bargain.

Remember, the purchase deals are always associated with ‘free gifts’.

Congratulations since you are willing to get duped, by accepting the ‘free gift’!

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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