A very long time ago I was asked to appear on the Apple site as a "creative" using one of their products. I had recently bought an iMac and thought it'd be a great oppurtunity to get some free stuff. Their policy, however, was nothing was to be paid or given as part of the endorsement. Not even a mouse pad. What's hysterical about this is the dated look of the apple page. As well as my cheesey haircut.
It's no wonder I was never asked to write for any Microsoft commercials after my snarky comments.