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“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.
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7 Featured, 59 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jan 11 — Aug 11

Featured Examples

Complimentary Clothing Swaps
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
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
play_circle_filled No-Cost Retail Shops
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
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
play_circle_filled Free Group Video Chats
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
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
Bartering Eateries
Bartering Eateries
The Fireside Restaurant & Lounge Accepts Goods and Services Instead of Money
The economic crisis may be relatively under control for the meantime (at least compared to just a few months ago), but the recession has taught many of us to be more careful with our money; the Fireside… MORE

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