|Vodka Cruiser thongs, $2|
A lot of freebies aren’t worth having. The tops that come with magazines are often made of such cheap material they give off a chemical stink, and the sunglasses are so flimsy and up-to-the-minute trendy they feel like dress-ups. And the thongs? Actually, the thongs are pretty good value. That’s because there really isn’t much to a thong. In fact, many free thongs last just as long and feel just as comfortable as a pair picked out of a rainbow of colours in a shop with loud music. And free thongs are so ubiquitous you’d be hard-pressed to find an op shop without at least one pair of unworn promotional thongs on its shelves. Whether or not the thongs are in your size and choice of tipple is another matter.