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A friend of mine recently attended a 'Champaign Lunch', where he was compelled drink as much fizzy stuff as he could between the first and last courses. In an ideal world we'd ask restaurant staff to tell us stories about fatties stuffing themselves at All You Can Eat places, but we recognise that our members don't all work in the catering trade, so for the rest of you - tell us something about abusing freebies. BTW: Bee puns = you fail.

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 14:16)
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I'm a jammy bint - this is the main batch of blags that I can remember
Free haircut off of one of the UK's top hairdressers (nominated twice 'n' everything) because he's a top bloke and we got on
Diane Von Furstenburg dress (worth a packet, peeps) from friend who is a fashion buyer
Trip to Amsterdam after a messed ticket by the agent, followed by free trip to Calais, following further complaining
Fancy mascara which I felt didn't last long enough so they gave me a new one to make me go away
Year's worth of uni fees back from the local council, for reasons best known to themselves and frankly never questioned on it
Free car rental for a week after Ebookers (wankers) 'forgot to buy the flight ticket to Lisbon', plus half money back for that particular gem of staff twattiness - speaking of which, they also forgot to reserve the car too, which was fun
Free tickets to the Odeon when they had to cancel a performance because a pidgeon got in that had to be killed
Free repair of fancy clock (a gift) after kicking up a fuss
Curling tongs and a pile of hair product from a show
iPod from someone who just upgraded to the iPod touch
Meal after it took too long to arrive
Box of free Krispy Kremes
Cadbury's Creme Egg that wouldn't scan at Tesco

I'm of the general opinion that if you don't ask, you don't get.
My brother is MUCH worse than me - he gets free international flights, somehow.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 12:06, 7 replies)
I am rubbish at complaining
and when I do complain nothing happens.

*Shakes fist at world*
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 12:24, closed)
I am soooo jealous at the box of free Krispy Kremes!
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 13:41, closed)
Haven't done as well as you
but I've had a few "consumer victories". Usual tactic is to be firm, polite, determined and above all loud!

Go in when the shop is busy and complain until they give in just to shut me up!

Saying that, I'd trade all my successes for just one of yours - the DRESS.

You lucky lucky thing!
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 13:43, closed)
v jealous of the dress also
but when you complained about the mascar did you complain to the retailer or the manufacturer....must try this
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 14:17, closed)
Free flights
Does your brother get free international flights by virtue of being an airline pilot? No? Just a thought.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 14:25, closed)
That was luky about that creme egg.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 16:03, closed)
I love complaining.
I'm good at it too. I find being "assertive" is the best policy; the other persom may well be a tosser, but as soon as you swear at them, you've lost.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 16:48, closed)

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