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Busch Gardens Stops Giving Away Free Beer

By Erik Folgate

The effects of the economy slowing down are hitting people in every aspect of their life. Now, if you visit Busch Gardens, you won’t be able to enjoy a free glass of beer courtesy of Anheuser-Busch anymore. The company decided to nix their hospitality centers at Busch Gardens that are famous for giving out glasses of Bud and Bud Light. Busch will be converting the hospitality centers to cafes and restaurants, and they cite the reason for taking away the free beer is because it alienated guest of the park to only people 21 and over. Yeah right. They’re struggling financially, and they punish the customers for it.

I’ll have to admit, I was a little upset by this news. It has been a tradition of mine to go get a free glass when I go to Busch Gardens. It’s hard to find anything that’s free these days. What’s next? Will restaurants start charging us for tooth picks?

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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  • http://blog.budgetpulse.com/ Craig

    In europe at least, a lot of restaurants charge you just to sit down. It’s an annoying extra $1.50 they add which makes you mad. hopefully that concept doesn’t come here.

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