I have a problem. I can't resist the lure of a free gift with purchase. It really doesn't matter what they're giving away, because it's FREE! I love free! Gimme gimme gimme! Thus I end up with a whole pile of crap that I don't need and will probably never use. But it's free crap, which makes it irresistable. I bought a stupidly overpriced box of tea (usually a box of tea costs about 7RMB - $1, this one cost 20RMB) because it came with a free teaspoon. A very nice teaspoon though. You didn't see it, it called out to me! It's my favourite of all my teaspoons. Another time the tea came with a free hot water bottle. Can you believe it? Who doesn't want a hot water bottle??
Often the free things are so strange and irrelevant. A free pencil case with a pack of coke (I don't use a pencil case, but maybe it'll come in handy for something someday), a can of chicken granules with a bottle of soy sauce, a gaint inflatable baseball bat when you buy 4 Snickers, and my favourite: an ashtray with your yoghurt. Who cares if you don't smoke, it's free!!!
At the moment I am saddled with a ridiculous surplus of tea due to these seductive offers. I recently acquired another 100 bags because it came with a free...get ready for this... a free JENGA! How cool! I love games, and this was no ordinary Jenga, it had pictures on the sides of the blocks and a die that you had to roll to tell you what block to push out. Sure, I never really played Jenga before, but I'm sure to now that I have my cool, FREE Jenga. At the moment it's just sitting there, but soon. Soon. Yep, any day now... I'll play it. I have to.