Skip to comments.How Come So Few REAL Free T-Shirt Giveaways on the Web?
Posted on 05/26/2006 5:41:36 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
I was wondering why there are so FEW free T-Shirt giveways on the Web. I've been to a number of events where they hand out Free T-Shirts for advertising promotion. Florida Citrus handed out a really kewl black T-Shirt promoting grapefruit juice a few years ago. And some guy at a school handed me a black T-Shirt promoting an iPod product last year.
Years ago, RJ Reynolds gave away HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Joe Camel T-Shirts. All you had to do was call a toll free number and give them your address. You didn't even have to pay shipping. As a result they got tons of advertising since those T-Shirts were quite a common sight.
Okay, so why so FEW free T-Shirts on the Web? And when I mean FREE, I mean where you don't even have to pay shipping. It seems to me such T-shirt giveaways would make for good advertising for the sponsoring company. Each T-Shirt must get at least 4 dozen views on average each day they are worn plus it puts the product brand name in the mind of the owner who received the free T-Shirt.
Just curious as to why not too many free T-Shirt giveaways on the Web.
Good question. When I was younger, half my wardrobe came from Comdex.
Free T-Shirts are still given away but usually in person at various events. I don't understand why people actually PAY for T-Shirts that have advertising on them. Those companies should GIVE the T-Shirts away since they make for good walking around ads.
I'm actually thinking of contacting a big company whose product I use about providing FREE T-shirts on the Web. And when I mean FREE. I mean EVERYTHING FREE including shipping. I didn't pay shipping for my Joe Camel T-Shirt. And it was a GOOD T-Shirt. It lasted a long time. Remember those? They were gray with Joe Camel on it. They ran newspaper ads encouraging people to call toll free to get the T-Shirts. I thought there was going to be a catch but there wasn't. Yeah, Joe Camel has gotten a bad rap but he did fine by me.
In the 60's Campbell Soup gave away paper dresses...now they go on Antiques Roadshow for about $500 ..
I also remember Joe Camel, that was way back when, when you could even wear them to high school, and nobody yelled about "corrupting the kids". I also had a Coppertone T-shirt, that I know I didn't pay for.
Dude, you do NOT want to get on a mailing list from Hershey's/Reese's EVER..(G)
I just read the fine print. Large only. I prefer XL. Maybe still will send for it to give away but I wish they would have given us a choice on size. How dopey is that to print up 100,000 T-Shirts in only size L?
Oh. Thanx. BTW, when I got my Joe Camel T-Shirt, that was the end of it. No spam mail from them or anything. Best giveway ever. Free all the way with no strings attached. They asked on the phone if I was a smoker so I lied and said "yes" even though I don't smoke. I was worried they wouldn't send me the T-shirt if I said I was a non-smoker. As I found out, it didn't make any difference. They sent it out no matter what. Great ad campaign because I saw lots of those Joe Camel shirts every day for a couple of years.
You misunderstood me, sorry....You're on a diet, IIRC..You don't need them sending you promos and coupons, and pictures of CHOCOLATE..
That's OK. I just don't like the idea that they only have ONE SIZE of T-Shirt in their giveaway. 100,000 T-Shirts and ALL of them in one size only. How dopey is that?
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