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Monday, January 07, 2008

What a great idea!

Convenience Store Chain Offers Coupons To Offset Cigarette Tax

MADISON, Wis. -- A state convenience store chain is handing out coupons to counter Wisconsin's increase in the cigarette tax.

As part of a marketing promotion, Open Pantry stores are handing out "Doyle Dollars" to smokers to help offset the $1 per pack increase in the state's cigarette tax. Gov. Jim Doyle pushed for the cigarette tax increase in the budget.

The promotion, which is good for $1 off any two packs of cigarettes, began Tuesday, the same day the tax hike took effect, and runs through Jan. 31.
Makes me want to go buy some cigarettes, just to get a Doyle Dollar.

Are they actual coupons? Do they have Doyle's picture on them? Do you have to buy cigarettes to get one?

Hat tip to Foxpolitics.