People go to extraordinary lengths for free stuff. They arrive hours early for an event to get a gratis T-shirt, or they gladly do the chicken dance onstage to score a free Frisbee. There's just something appealing about knowing you've gotten something of actual value without having to do actual work. At least, that's the illusion.
Water bottles are one of the many promotional materials companies brand with their logo and distribute to eager fans. Maybe you've picked up one of these handsome water carriers, feeling auspicious. But before you count your lucky stars, take a closer look at the bottle you're eagerly toting home. Read more