The offer is still active and still states free wireless headphones for signing up. They’re going to struggle to justify not supplying them and I’ll be asking form my subscription to be fully refunded if they pull that one.
I phoned again, and asked if it's 28 days or 4 to 7 weeks before receiving free wireless earphones, as their Facebook dept informed me, she started getting nervous stuttering her replies, then said better to ask the Facebook team as they actually process the free gifts etc and would have more information. I asked for a contact email/telephone number so I could get quicker answers to my queries but she said Facebook team don't have a email/telephone (skeptical) she also said that the free gift is not gauranteed to be shipped out due to opt out clause plus lack of stock in some cases! It's now been more than 24 hour's still waiting on a diffinitive answer from Facebook team :/
I think your right, I'm gonna phone and ask again if they can't reassure me what type/make of wireless earphones and when I'm supposed to be actually recieving them, I then ask for refund and cancel subscription :/
I suspect the offer may have been more popular than planned.
Just had this reply via the Economist Facebook messenger "Thank you for contacting The Economist. Please be advised gifts/premia can take between 4-7 weeks to be delivered, especially if we are low in stock for a particular item. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you will receive your gift as soon as possible. Kind Regards The Economist Online Team" I believe there's some subterfuge afoot. Delay tactics. (skeptical)