But... I often say no to it. I remember rejecting a 1-for-1 offer of Magnum at a 7-11 store. Why? I was just walking and wanted some ice-cream. How on Earth was I supposed to eat two ice-creams at once? ;p I wanted one, I needed one, so I politely declined, to the sales assistant utter horror.
I get this a lot. Whenever a shop offers 1-for-1 promos or free gifts, I ask myself: do I need it? Will I use it? Will it add to the clutter at my house? Most often (but not always) than not, I come to the conclusion that I only need the things that I put in my basket, so I try to decline without making it into a big deal, but the shop assistants always fight me for it. They give me this incredulous look and speak loud and clearly "but it's for FREE!", as if they thought I didn't speak English lol . They just can't understand that someone might not want something that is for FREE.
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In my opinion, just because it's for FREE, does not mean we automatically should take it. If we need it, would buy it anyways, have someone in mind that we can give it to - then yeah, take. But if not.. then is it a better option to just leave it behind?
I wish there was a way for me to leave the stuff that I declined, to be given to someone else, who could actually benefit from it. Like with the Magnum, I wish I could just leave it "hanging" there for someone else to enjoy. The other day I declined an offer of free pack of wheat wraps (testing a new brand, so I didn't want to take two packs in case I didn't like them... a good decision, as they are not my preffered style xD), and was wondering if the shop could donate it somewhere in my name.
What do you think? Do you even decline an offer of something that is FREE?