I do not enjoy spending it.
Does anyone really?
Sure luxury is a thing and people do it to make themselves feel good or on the other side of the spectrum, they do it so it will look like everything is good, but come on! All of us inwardly cringe when we take a look at the price of something we want that’s just a little too rich for our blood. And we buy it anyway. In my case, it needs to wait until the next pay day.
That said, let’s appreciate here the free stuff!
First of all we must agree that using something we got for free is not being cheap.
Let’s say for example you book a flight or a hotel and they give complementary stuff like travel kits or toiletries. You see that the quality and the design of the freebie is actually pretty good. Practically you use it, and most of the time people will ask you where you got it from.
In the case of my everyday purse, I reply- it’s free from Etihad. And they’d comment that it’s actually a pretty good purse, not that they think I am some sort of hoarder or moocher.
Really, just because an item was not bought from an upscale boutique it doesn’t mean it’s not good enough.
Just because it doesn’t have some brand name sewed on, it doesn’t mean that’s it’s not stylish.
It’s not being a cheapskate, just practical.
I can say I applaud companies who give out good freebies. They can have my business.
It’s good marketing. They treat their customers right by handing out “gifts” that are usable. It’s like planting the seed of trust in that person’s mind, making them subconsciously think, “Hey, these guys were good to me the last time, why not go back?”
It’s smart and a win-win situation for everyone; especially for me!
Plus, it’s just plain nice.