A clever brothel in Australia has come up with a timely promotion, discounted gas! The Pink Palace is giving clients 30 cents off their bill for every litre of petrol they buy as part of its “pump and save” campaign.
No fuel chains contacted by The Age yesterday would comment on the discounted sex offer. But Ms Smith said client numbers at the $240-an-hour venue had swelled dramatically since they started advertising the deal last month, via a billboard towed behind a truck.
She said the discount was only open to motorists, but it might be extended to other travellers. “We would consider doing something for public transport users as well.”
The billboard is towed around the city centre on weekend nights, especially in the lead-up to big football matches. Last weekend, it circled the MCG for several hours.
Melbourne City councillor Fraser Brindley, who yesterday described the ads as “the world’s oldest profession meets the most immoral”, said it was further proof mobile billboards must be stopped. “These billboards are just hijacking the public realm,” he said. “Every other outdoor ad is regulated and constrained and controlled. These guys are just bandits.”
But Ms Smith said the billboard was not intrusive, as it featured only writing and a picture of a woman’s face.
“It is extremely discreet, not like some of these hideous billboards around about erectile dysfunction and the stripper places. They are very graphic and very offensive.”
The discount offer was also attacked by a sex industry figure. “It’s … utterly unoriginal,” said William Albon, from the Australian Adult Entertainment Association, a reference to a similar deal in Sydney last year.
This isn’t the first time the Pink Palace has gone out of it’s way to “take care” of it’s customers. In 2001 the Australian brothel has installed a ramp and made other accommodations for customers with disabilities. The Pink Palace in Melbourne might be the first such service in the country to carry out these modifications that include enlarged doors and sit-down showers.
The Pink Palace is a legal and fully licensed brothel in Australia where Kimmy, Alicia, Pamela, Jessica, Kylie, Sally, Emily, Destiny, Tracey and Vikki are waiting to help you out. Not sure those are their real names though…