Ok, I know many of us had stumbled upon one of these notorious sales where it appears as if you are getting a good deal by saving money on these Buy-One Get-One for free deals, or Buy-1 Take-1 as they would call it. Hopefully none of you who is reading this didn’t fall victim to these false money-saver scams.
If you have taken the time to pull out your calculator phone (if you can’t do the math mentally), you would realize that the majority of these sales are fake, deceiving, and demands you pay the original price for the item,but doubled when getting the 2nd one for free. In few cases, you may end up paying about 10% less, but it’s definitely far from obtaining the 2nd item for free. Here are a few examples of times where I had a Buy-1 Take-1 offer:
This example is at my local HyperMarket. Mitsu Fan – Buy one Take one for 1,095php. This offer was only valid for the blue and white color Mitsu fan model. Yet the Red and Black one was only 549php for the same exact brand, style and functions, the only difference was the color and being able to get it at that price by paying for only one. Two of the Red&Black ones would’ve gone for 1,098php, which is actually 3php more than the Buy-One Get-One Blue&White ones, but the point is that the 2nd one is faaaar from being anywhere close to free.
This deal is currently going on at my local 7-eleven which is the HERSHEY’s cookies in cream, buy 2 regular sized and get a small one for free, and the total price for it all summed up to 108php. Of course they were all taped up together due to their excessive abuse in using tape for everything in this country. The retail price of one regular bar goes for 46php at that 7-eleven, so it’s fair to say that two of them would cost 92php right? So at what point is the little bar free? Yes I admit that you get a discount since the small one usually runs for about 25php, but you are damn near paying the regular price for each piece in the whole bundle.
I have more examples, but I’m sure you all got the gist of it. Being unable to do simple math and thinking you are getting a deal which you are obviously not getting isn’t something I expect any of you to fall for, but if so, then shame on you for being swindled by a Filipino idiot. Only thing you will get for free in this country is mistakes, excuses, disrespect, and terrible customer service….. but sometimes even that cost money unfortunately.