Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Get Your Vote On

Nearly everyone I know is sitting tonight on edges wondering about tomorrow - no matter which candidate they're supporting.

I have no interest in taking sides here -- I think anyone who votes tomorrow is a winner, no matter which lever they pull. And it's times like these when I am very very grateful to be raising my daughter somewhere she'll have a choice, and a right, to cast a vote for someone she wants for president.

She's already taken sides for tomorrow's big day -- and has plans to vote with both me and The Prince. In Gotham, they use the schools as polling places, so children have a day off. And so The Rabbit and I will get our vote on and also spend the day wandering the streets in search of adventure. And part of this adventure will include collecting some very nice freebies from retailers who are feeling the electoral love.

Hope you'll all enjoy the tips below....and that you'll all VOTE!!!!!!

1. Starbucks is going to offering a free 12-ounce drip coffee Tuesday on Election Day. You don't even need to prove that you went to the polls to collect your free 12-ounce drip coffee. Starbucks just trusts you to be a good citizen. "We're just relying on the honor system," Starbucks spokeswoman Deb Trevino said.

2. Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut on Election Day to anyone boasting an "I Voted" sticker. "Your right to voice your choice will be rewarded with a patriotic doughnut that will remind you just how tasty freedom really is," the company said in a press release. Bonus: The doughnuts will be shaped like a star!

3. **Ben & Jerry's Offering Free Scoop on Election Day**
Vote and get a Free Scoop on Election Day at Ben & Jerry's, 5 pm to 8 pm - one free scoop per customer

4. Rock the Vote is offering free song downloads to anyone who pledges to vote

Other local tips for Mamas all around America:

San Francisco

Des Moines
Dallas/Fort Worth
Washington, DC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it - voting as fun! How great! Back here in Blighty we tend to be 'serious' about our democratic right to vote. Now, if a free coffee and doughnut were to be on offer for voters (even on an honour system!), we just might see the percentage who make it out of their armchairs to the polling stations increase in spades. Come on Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Ben & Jerry UK - we claim our equal rights with our cousins across the Pond. We want freebies and we'll vote for anyone who offers them! Yeh!