Shopping: Free swag

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

At these stores, you get what you pay for and more.


Funny old-school playing cards - we've seen "American Gladiators," "Yo! MTV Raps" and "Saved by the Bell" designs - and a Homage sticker and button are thrown into bags with T-shirt purchases made at this Columbus favorite.

Get playing:

17 Brickel St., Short North


Macy's Bridal Registry

If the happy couple is registered at multiple stores for their wedding and Macy's is on the list, keep in mind that Macy's gives shoppers who use the registry in stores a silver-starred gift bag, tissue paper and card with the purchase.

Get gifts:

Various locations

Hustler Hollywood

Since opening in Clintonville last year, this sexy store has offered various deals. The giveaway changes every couple of months. Past freebies have included X-rated toys (when customers spent more than $69), DVDs and magazines. The current deal through Valentine's Day is a free pair of panties with any purchase over $30.

Get some:

2761 N. High St., Clintonville


Audacious Boutique

This accessories store is just one of the many fashion and beauty outlets that give away something free when shoppers use their (also free!) Small Business Beanstalk Community Card. Audacious Boutique's SBB deal is a free pair of sunglasses with a purchase.

Get shade:

4365 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin