I see that pub chain giant, Mitchell and Butlers have just introduced a loyalty card in one of their Glasgow pubs, The Drum and Monkey. The deal is that you buy a pint and get a loyalty card that is stamped for each pint you buy. Get ten stamps and you receive a free pint. The beers in the Drum and Monkey are just over three pounds.
All very good, you think, until you discover that the Nicholson's arm of the Mitchell and Butlers chain have a similar offer in England.
But wait, it seems the offer is that you only have to get FIVE pints in order to receive your gratis beer.
It's a scandal and possibly the biggest piece of anti Scot discrimination since Thatcher introduced the Poll Tax north of the border a year earlier than the rest of the UK.
Or, possibly not. Two hundred yards from the Drum and Monkey is the Wetherspoons' Society Rooms and for a while they have been getting a consistent supply of Thornbridge beers including Jaipur and Kipling. Great. And they have been only £1.65 a pint. Even better. So problem solved. Go to the Society Rooms instead and save yourself some cash whilst drinking some nice beers in the process.