Let’s face it, everyone loves a freebie! Check out these 11 top tips for getting something for nothing and freeload your way around the world!
It seems that everyone’s after a bargain at the moment. Most of us don’t have wads of spare cash to splash out on expensive vacations.
So once you’ve managed to get away, why not score some extras as you go along??
Getting stuff for free is a lot easier than you might think. It’s also kinda fun!
Check out these 11 handy tips and watch your shame fly out the window!
Seems obvious doesn’t it? But you’d be surprised what you can get when you swallow your pride and just ask!
More often than not, people will be more obliging than you might think.
A smile can go a long way. A toothy grin and the recognition that you’re being a bit cheeky can make the world of difference.
3. Strike a Multi-deal
Whether you’re staying in a hotel for a good few nights or buying up the souvenir shop, recognize the value of your custom and propose a good-will freebie.
4. Make Friends
People do business with people they like. The same principle applies to getting stuff for free.
Have a laugh and a joke with the staff on reception and you might just find an exotic fruit basket in your room!
Just had the worst meal of your life? Don’t sit and fume about it. Make a polite complaint and the chances are they’ll be champagne and tiramisu coming your way.
6. Don’t Push it
No one likes being pressurized, so be cool and know when to back off. A laid-back strategy is guaranteed to get you further in the long-term.
7. Dangle a Carrot
Provide an incentive. You’ll find people much more accommodating after you’ve mentioned that big corporate booking or wedding reception that you’re planning.
8. Name Drop
Use your contacts. Remember that friend who works at Conde Nast or Lonely Planet? Well now’s the time to slip their name into the conversation!
A shameless tactic but a fun one. Whether you’re trying to bag a flight upgrade or a free cocktail, 9 times out of 10 you’ll do better addressing a member of the opposite sex.
10. Try Stuff
Ah the beauty of the trial. After-shave, cosmetics or Italian ice-cream – whatever you’ve got your eye on, explain you’d like to try before you bye and lo behold that cute mini something is all yours…. absolutely free!
11. Exploit your Skills
Got a special skill or talent? Exploit it! Offer some free music/dance/comedy/magic in exchange for what you want. Genius!
Got more freebie tactics or funny stories?? Post up your comments below, we want to hear from you!
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