My wife is the editor of a small community newsletter, which has a distribution of about 80 adults. Recently, while thinking of win-win scenarios for marketing, I thought of an idea to get us a free dinner. Here’s how it goes. She calls a local restaurant and tells them she is the editor of a newsletter that has a distribution of about 80 adults, 30 children, and about 20 teens. She explains she is starting a new section called “Date Night on a Shoestring”. As part of this section, we’d like to enter a review of their establishment and asks if they would be willing to donate a meal for a couple so we can write a proper review. We get a free meal, they get a free review and advertising to a highly qualified audience — everyone wins! I am confident this will work at almost any restaurant.

Any other win-win scenarios you can think of that get you free stuff?