Buy Home, Get Free Cat
From the Moscow Times:
Russia's biggest lender, Sberbank, is looking to boost mortgage sales by offering a free cat to anyone willing to buy a property with money loaned from the bank.Reportedly, a video shows cats in empty apartments with smiling homeowners.
The bank is offering a choice of 10 cats to mortgage-buyers, who will get the pet brought to their door by a new delivery service. According to a special website, KotoService.ru, the felines on offer include a ginger cat called "Apricot" and a hairless cat known as "Kuzya."
Note that the cats have to be returned to the bank. They are only provided for a short period to provide good luck in accordance with superstition.