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Drinks on the House For Those in Foreclosure

Bars usually don't have much to worry about during a tough economy, but some are reaching out to their communities with the friendly gesture of a free drink. Padre's Modern Mexican in Phoenix, AZ, isn't fresh in offering recession happy hours, but it's the first to give out a complimentary beverage to anyone who brings in a foreclosure notice.

Nobody has claimed their foreclosure drink yet but Padre's has other plans in the works to attract Phoenix's penny pinchers. The next promotion will extend free round-trip rides on Saturday nights so patrons don't have to use up expensive gas. Sounds like the making of a party bus a la my college town, but this promotion doesn't make me as uncomfortable as the foreclosure free drink special.

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LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 9 years
Well at least someone is offering them something free. I mean what's stopping a restaurant from offering reduced price or free food to people in foreclosure? I think it's tasteless anyway, because who would really want to show someone that they're in such bad shape? I know I wouldn't.
stephley stephley 9 years
Tasteless, I agree. I can understand if goodwill is intended - but it actually creeps me out. Does a person caught in a downward slide need to be handed a free drink? I feel like I'm being all pc and liberal about it, but it just seems like a sick idea. I think if it was an economic situation that was less serious, or could be seen as temporary, the drink wouldn't seem so wrong.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Both promotions are tasteless in my opinion. I know businesses are losing as well but the owner is trying to make a buck out of the ones who hardly have to keep their homes. Why not offer free or half priced meals to those that have lost their home or lost their jobs?
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