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Coming Clean: Vancouver Spa Offers Hockey Rioters Incentive To Confess
thepostgame via Yahoo ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Ben Maller

Posted on 10/15/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT by shove_it

A day spa's attempt to get some free publicity at the hands of hockey rioters has caused a big hullabaloo in Canada.

Eccotique Spa and Salon is offering $50 gift certificates for spa treatments to hoodlums who took part in the Stanley Cup Finals riots. There's one catch: They must turn themselves in.

With seven Vancouver locations, the spa is asking the culprits to visit one of the stores, admit they took part in the shenanigans, and then have their fingerprints placed on a gift certificate. Then they must head to the police station before finally bringing an arrest report back to the spa. Then they get the gift certificate.

The advertising campaign slogan reads: "You didn't pay for anything at the riots. Why stop now?"

The spa claims this is not a reward for the lawbreakers. It wants want as many charges filed as possible.

Needless to say, many in Canada don't appreciate this promotion. The Toronto Sun reports the campaign has been called "dirty" and "disgusting" among other nasty things.


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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hockey; nhl

1 posted on 10/15/2011 9:04:34 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it; airborne

puck ping

2 posted on 10/15/2011 9:05:33 AM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: shove_it

Good luck with the “plan” LOL!

3 posted on 10/15/2011 9:21:10 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: shove_it

Must have been authored by Shakespear’s Puck, Robin Goodfeller.

4 posted on 10/15/2011 9:34:37 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: shove_it; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...
Hockey Ping!


(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

5 posted on 10/15/2011 8:32:06 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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