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I was told that "free gift" is incorrect because a gift is free. But in shopping centres "free gift" is often seen.
Do native speakers use "free gift' in shopping centres?
Last edited by kohyoongliat; 22-Dec-2013 at 10:16. Reason: typo
Yes — we say 'free gift' all the time.
Some of us are aware of the tautology but we don't care.