So, in the US, you know how stores sometimes have “special bonus” deals with certain products?… like:
–Buy a can of shaving cream and get a FREE RAZOR to go with it!
–Buy a bottle of Shampoo, and get a bottle of Conditioner for FREE (savings of $6!!)!
–Buy bottle of Sunscreen and get a FREE lipgloss tube (with SPF 15) to go with it!
They are usually always pre-packaged by the manufacturer, and of course there’s a sign on the packaging that tells you all about the GREAT DEAL you are getting. Actually, it’s a great marketing tool, and the “bonus deal” you get always compliments the product they are trying to sell (I know what you’re saying… “Well, duh…”. But, stay with me).
Well, here in Costa Rica, there’s no marketing or pre-thought out plans for bonus deals. HOWEVER, if they happened to have excess of any one product that they need to give away, they just take some clear packing tape and slap it on to… well, just about anything – it never makes any sense, and doesn’t go with the main product at all… like:
Also, when you see a deal like this – you need to scoop it up right away, because more times than not – it’s just a one-item deal (i.e. – there’s only ONE can of Raid with this bonus Glade-plug-in gift, all the other cans of Raid on this shelf are by there lonesomes).
Cheers! — Jen