FREEtail

“Au gratis” products and services gain customer attention
Implications - An increasing number of businesses are offering free-of-charge products and services, some of which are available through exchange or bartering, while others are simply just free. Whether it’s offered in the name of customer appreciation, to provide samples that encourage future purchases or to help a lower income market group, these “freetail” establishments all have one thing in common—they create positive association of their brand among customers who love a good bargain, especially one that doesn’t cost them a cent.
SCORE: 3.4
Mild Top 6 Examples: 15,599 Total Clicks Jan 11 - Aug 11
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Complimentary Clothing Swaps - The ‘Give + Take Swap Boutique' Lets You Shop for Free
SCORE: 4
Warm 5,180 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 11
Complimentary Clothing Swaps
The ‘Give + Take Swap Boutique' Lets You Shop for Free
The ‘Give + Take Swap Boutique’ might seem too good to be true, but that’s only because it’s a brilliant idea that really hasn’t been tried before on this scale. In fact, the 'Give + Take Swap Boutique'… [More]
Deliciously Priceless Bakeries - The Panera Pay-What-You-Can Cafes are Abolishing Hunger
SCORE: 4.8
Mild 3,874 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 11
Deliciously Priceless Bakeries
The Panera Pay-What-You-Can Cafes are Abolishing Hunger
The recent recession has left customers pinching their pennies and spending more wisely. At the same time, prices in produce and ingredients is skyrocketing, forcing restaurants and grocery stores to raise… [More]
No-Cost Retail Shops - The Long Beach Free Store Doesn't Put a Price Tag on Any of Its Items
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 944 Clicks Pub: Aug 19, 11
No-Cost Retail Shops
The Long Beach Free Store Doesn't Put a Price Tag on Any of Its Items
A store selling all of its items for free may sound too good to be true, but that is exactly what the Long Beach Free Store is doing. Created by the grassroots NPO Catalyst Network of Communities, the… [More]
Time-Based Bartering - The Time/Bank Pop-Up Shop Trades Minutes Instead of Money
SCORE: 3.8
Untested 1,757 Clicks Pub: Jul 22, 11
Time-Based Bartering
The Time/Bank Pop-Up Shop Trades Minutes Instead of Money
We all know that physical money would be worthless if we ceased to put any meaning into it, yet things like useful products and labor have always been worth something, that is why the Time/Bank pop-up… [More]
Free Group Video Chats - Fring Video Calls Lets You Group Chat From Anywhere Au Gratis
SCORE: 1.6
Untested 1,677 Clicks Pub: May 13, 11
Free Group Video Chats
Fring Video Calls Lets You Group Chat From Anywhere Au Gratis
Fring video calls let you easily communicate with a group of your best buds regardless of where you, or they, are and it's completely free. Fring video communication is offering the group chat service… [More]
Appreciation Entrees - Cafe Gratitude Demonstrates Generosity With Free 'I am Grateful' Dish
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 2,167 Clicks Pub: May 18, 11
Appreciation Entrees
Cafe Gratitude Demonstrates Generosity With Free 'I am Grateful' Dish
Cafe Gratitude has a unique take on what to charge for one specific dish on its menu. The 'I am Grateful' dish stems from the cafe's determination to run a socially responsible business; the idea is that… [More]