Definition of free gift in US English:

free gift


  • A small item given without charge as an inducement to purchase or subscribe to something.

    ‘some banks offer free gifts to students’
    ‘receive a free gift when you order a trial shipment’
    • ‘A free gift will be given to all who walk-in for a meal during the week.’
    • ‘On their birthdays, customers receive a congratulations card with an offer of 10 percent off their purchases on their next visit and a free gift—often ice cream.’
    • ‘Customers love the ubiquitous free gifts designed to lure buyers to the cosmetics counter.’
    • ‘As if you needed any encouragement, many of the major department stores provide special discounts or free gifts to 'visitors' from overseas.’
    • ‘This morning Zoe and Jake had yet another argument about whose turn it was to have the free gift in the cereal.’
    • ‘The free gifts are often fun and functional and the comic strips are excellent and totally mad.’
    • ‘I got a little MP3 player as a 'free gift' when I got my laptop before Christmas.’
    • ‘Shopping online for satellite TV usually proves advantageous to customers through free gifts and exclusive promotions offered only online.’
    • ‘High street shops will also be taking part with special offers and free gifts and balloons.’
    • ‘He also has given away free gifts to those who join his e-mail list.’
    • ‘The price includes a free gift and entertainment.’
    • ‘Some banks offer free gifts to students, but the Scottish banks are not particularly strong on this front.’
    • ‘Shops will be offering free gifts and special promotions and there will be a charity auction at 3.30 p.m.’
    • ‘If you are a new customer you can choose a free gift of either a silver photoframe or a document case.’
    • ‘Call us for an application form and we will send you a complimentary copy of our newsletter, and a free gift when you join.’
    • ‘One boy went into a newsagent's shop and saw a magazine with a free gift attached to the cover.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, the company didn't offer free gifts or incentives.’
    • ‘Every child will receive a free gift upon entry.’
    • ‘Some accounts come with free gifts, but most institutions are now putting the emphasis on providing an attractive interest rate.’