Friday, May 22, 2009

Say WHAT?!

In a full-page, color ad in today's Washington Post -- A section no less -- is an offer:
D.C. Retailers Initiative CELEBRATE Memorial Day with Recession Buster $avings Save up to $50
Following that huge header are cut-out coupons: one to save $25 for purchasing a minimum of 6 (750 ml or larger) bottles of "spirits" [hard liquor]. Next to it is another cut-out coupon to save $25 on the purchase of 6 eight-packs of beer and/or wines (750 ml or larger). Below the coupons are colorful pictures of bottled "spirits". Do we really need/want to encourage alcohol consumption during what should be a sober remembrance of our war dead? I'm not opposed to alcohol, but really! The kicker, however, is that to obtain one's Recession Buster $avings, (limit one per household/organization) the coupons must be completed with full name, address, date of birth and email address with receipt attached and mailed to El Paso, Texas . . .

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