Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Love For All Things Pink, Shiny And Free

When I last flew down to KL, my flight got delayed due to heavy rains. And since my iPhone was already low on batt, I decided to pick up a magazine at the airport. Something I've not done in... goodness knows how long. 5 years, maybe? (I don't believe in spending hard-earned money on stuff I won't keep. And I hardly ever keep magazines except to use their pages to wrap pads. @_@)

ANYWAYS... I can't remember which magazine it was – definitely a woman's mag under RM10 – but it had a Shiseido ad with a head-over-to-our-counter-and-ask-for-a-sample tag attached. Well, since I'm a sucker for freebies, I kept that tag. A week later, I stopped by the Shiseido counter and exchanged it for my sample packet. But the lady must have been in a super good mood or something cos...


"Nah, hor lu eiong chi lay pai," she said with a smile.
(English Translation: "Nah, let you use for a week.")

So what did I do?

Say "thank you" and lari lintang-pukang
before she changes her mind lah – DUH!


So, yes. I've now got a week's worth of Shiseido's White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum – worth RM410 per 30ml bottle at all Shiseido counters – sitting on my dressing table. Wheee! =D But since I'm a typical Penangite, I'm going to proceed to calculate my savings/earnings from this freebie. *grin* Each pack contains 0.3ml of serum. I've got 7 packs. That means...

• 7 packs x 0.3ml per sample pack = 2.1ml in total

• 2.1ml in samples makes up 7% of the 30ml bottle worth RM410

• 7% of RM410.00 = RM28.70 (REVENUE a.k.a what I "made"
from exchanging that tag I kept for the sample packs)

• Price spent on magazine = Approx. RM7 (COST)

• Difference = RM28.70 - RM7 = RM21.70 (PROFIT)

So technically, because I bought that magazine on a whim and coughed up the dough for a quick read just to kill airport boredom, I effectively got RM21.70 in return! Haha. Super worth it, man, that magazine. Hmmm... Maybe I should have bought more. HAHA.

NOTE: This is obviously not an advertorial. =p


ryusuke87 said...

everyone luv free stuff♥

Pam Song said...

ATTN: ryusuke87
– True dat!! Haha. Love it!

estherlauderlyn said...

man been ages since i've heard that phrase! so have you used it yet? let me know if got effect k :p

Pam Song said...

ATTN: estherlauderlyn
– Yeah, BM karat liao. Time to rediscover my Malaysian roots a bit. *GRIN*

And no. Never use yet. One day, one day. Haha. But sure! If got effect I'll let you know. (As if you got spots. Pfft! =p)

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