Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Promotions

As we all know now, Barack Obama will be the 44th President of our country, marking a very historic and emotional time for many of us. I hope that everyone reading this blog exercised their right to vote yesterday. Some voters did not have the luxury of walking in and out of the voting booths, waiting hours in line. Even amidst an economic crisis, some businesses were reaching out yesterday particularly for that patience and the patriotism of voters. Here are some of the freebies/promotions that you may have capitalized on yesterday, most of which simply with the "I Voted" sticker (or that you'll kick yourself for missing):
  • Starbucks: free tall cup of coffee
  • Ben & Jerry's: free scoop of ice cream between 5-8 pm
  • Krispy Kreme: free patriotic donut (star-shaped with red, white & blue sprinkles)
  • Chick Fil-A: Many locations gave out free chicken sandwiches
  • Wendy's: Free Frosties at Participating Locations
  • Kenneth Cole: In honor of the 44th President, you could get 44% off your order yesterday. I'm going to hold out for the 100th President.
Bars across the country were offering a free beer for voters too. And here are a couple funny ones:
  • Babeland - Babeland is an "adult" store...I'll leave it at that and no, I didn't learn about this at their store (MSNBC Article)
  • In Dallas, TX, you could get a free laser tattoo removal! They cited that this election is all about change so why not change your tattoo? I guess this helped for the people who got a McCain/Palin '08 tattoo.

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