June 07, 2007

Why I hate buy 1 get 1 free

Does anyone else hate it when a product you intend to purchase is buy 1 get 1 free? It drives me nuts. Why on earth can't they just make the product half off? Then I would not be forced to buy two loaves of bread when I only need one (for example). Whenever I come across a b1g1f, I have to spend several minutes deciding whether or not I want the second one.

Will I use it?
You might not. It could just go to waste.
Then again, it's "free" isn't it? I'd be a sucker if I left it here.
Not if you're just going to throw it away, you consumer whore.


My internal monologue is kinda mean.

5 comments:

Vorquan said...

Hell in my country(Poland) we've got better situation: Each time when I look on some product it says "25% free!". Riiight, but when you open, let's say, a pack of chips, you'll se that the pack is filled only to half with chips:/ Some 25% free:/... So I think you've got better situation, because you're sure you'll get that 1 free loaf of bread.:P Take care.

The Expert said...

I think that in illinois they have to give you a single loaf at half price if they run that type of sale. for example if they say 2 for 2.50, i can (and have) purchase only one and it will only be 1.25. Otherwise i'd agree.

poland guy: maybe they're letting you know that the bag is at least 25% free of chips. :)

Dr. Church said...

Well the sure don't have that in VA.

Rach said...

I'm a consumer whore . . .

Nobrainer said...

What store are you shopping at? All the Krogers around here will sell 1 item at half of the b1g1f price.