Penny pinching is just that — pinching pennies. The worsening economy is something that is reflected on so many, many faces: Unhappiness, irritability and just plain “I don’t know what to do … what’s next? All is so unbelievable!!
Tempting are the advertisements for “freebies.” Try this and try that when you receive a “free” bottle of whatever. Sounds fair? But beware … always read the fine print and rereadit! That’s a real eye opener.
I’m one for the free trial method of trying a new product especially with all the fantastic promises, but beware — again, read the small print.
A “pop-up” on my computer offered a “free bottle.” Sounded like a good deal, OK — push the button and list your name and address. OK — now list your credit card number.
(OOOPs … red light just flashed on.] Why the credit card if the offer is “free”?
“$$ shipping and handling applies” so says the small print — but read the rest!
I couldn’t believe my eyes: “by accepting the free bottle you will be enrolled in our Super Saver Program, locking in the low price — you will receive 3 bottles every 90 days — andyou don’t have to worry about missing a day — your credit card will be charged etc., etc.”
Oh, happy day!!
I did my math and guess what? The so-called “freebie” led to a commitment of more than $100 every three months.
So be the “free” offers, but when you look at the whole picture: Advertising costs money!
To recoup the money spent then the bucks come from the buyer: You.
Is honesty a thing of the past? Perhaps, at times, it was never fully adhered to or maybe I never really fully appreciated the sterling quality of honesty when I saw it. Now I certainly do.
How do some folks feel when they have been taken unjust advantage of? Neighbor love is so neglected on so many levels. I am sometimes very disappointed in the human race.