This was either for General Discussion or here. Because I'm kinda "cheating the system" here I figured that this is more "Resist & Rebel".
I haven't used tobacco products for almost 3 years now. YAY!
The one thing I learned over the years, however, is that tobacco companies give away a lot of really, really cool, quality stuff.
Well, some of you who are older than I am, or are at least in their early to mid 30's as I am, may recall that tobacco companies USED TO be able to advertise.
They haven't been able to do that in a long, long time.
So, they have a lot of money and they want customer loyalty. If they can't advertise what can they do?
Well, they can collect your information online and send you some awesome free stuff! I guess they figure if they send you quality free stuff you might continue to use their products.
I got some really good, nice-sounding earbuds from Marlboro last year. Took months to come in the mail, but those are some fine earbuds. Sound pretty good, too! Came in a nice zip case made of metal and fabric, even. Just today I got my free Leatherman #6 tool (see attached image) from Copenhagen.
If you look around online for freebies/free deals the tobacco companies always have the best. They regularly give away customized Zippo lighters and all kinds of nice things. How do they know that you don't smoke or use chew/dip? Just say that you do! Use a burner e-mail address. Sure, you have to give them valid information to get your freebie in the mail, but if you can live with that and you can wait a long while to get the free stuff it is really, really decent quality free stuff!
So now I have on my keychain a bottle opener, wrench, box opener, and screwdriver that I didn't need to pay for (OK it cost me my address at least.) I've been getting e-mails from Big Tobacco (easily filtered/deleted), but not much in the way of physical "junk mail" from the postal carrier.
Leatherman #6 is a travel-friendly pocket tool designed for the simple day-to-day tasks. Equipped with 5 Standard English wrenches (5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2”, and 5/8”) and a #1-2 Phillips Screwdriver, you’re ready to tighten and wrench any task with ease. The #6 comes with our standard 25-year warranty and is manufactured in Portland, Oregon.
1 - Box wrench (English)
2 - Bottle opener
3 - #1 and #2 Phillips head screwdriver
4 - Box Opener
Edited by niemandgeist, 20 August 2015 - 06:24 PM.