Are Scratch Cards the New Coupons?

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

Here’s one of the stranger recession specials we’ve seen: Café du Monde — a new gourmet store and café serving sushi and teriyaki, at 20 West 37th Street — is giving out scratch cards that put you in the running for a free laptop or sandwich (“get many stuffs for free,” reads a sign). Offer good through March 31.