Macy’s get a free Clinique Chubby Stick
In this TV commercial we see colorful images of Chubby Stick’s while we are told that we can get a free Chubby Stick at Macy’s.
What the ad says:
(colorful jello-looking squares and Chubby Sticks dancing and bouncing on the screen)
(Announcer): Now get your free trail-sized Chubby Stick. Pick Broadest Berry or Mightiest Maraschino. Yours free, while supplies last.
Are the free Chubby Sticks from Macy’s really free?:
When the announcer mentions the free Chubby Sticks, we see the following giant, colorful words on the screen:
However, in much smaller, lighter, and more difficult to read fine-print, this text is also shown at the bottom of the screen:
with consultation. one to a customer, please. limited quantities. while supplies last
This means that as long as Macy’s does not run out, and as long as you go through a “consultation”, which is likely an attempt to sell you other products, you can indeed get a free Broadest Berry or Mightiest Maraschino Chubby Stick.
Some people might think that displaying the giant words “yours free”, while at the same time, hiding the words “with consultation” in tiny, difficult to read fine-print to be a deceptive ploy to get you to go through a [sales] consultation.