Did you vote today? Well, if you did the benefits are two-fold, the first being the ability to utilize one of the greatest rights we have as citizens, the second - and possibly more important to some - is your eligibility to getting FREE stuff. That's right; several major chains today are giving away free items if you exercised your right to vote. Below you will find the list of retailers so go forth and enjoy your citizenship with a free coffee and be sure to bring me one as well.
- Ben & Jerry’s: Free scoop of icecream between 5-8pm. (locations)
- Chick-fil-A: “Several hundred” of 1,400 Chick-fil-A restaurants are handing out chicken sandwiches with proof of voting. (locations)
- Krispy Kreme: Free star-shaped doughnut with “patriotic sprinkles” for “all retail customers with an ‘I Voted’ sticker.” (locations)
- Starbucks: Free tall coffee at “any Starbucks.” (locations)
First, let me start off by saying Happy Halloween. I hope everyone has a safe and fun time. Moving on, I had some great responses to the previous video I posted on the Credit Crisis. Many of you were asking detailed questions about other topics and one of them being short selling. While I am not familiar enough to discuss the intricacies of it, I do have – yes, another video – this video from Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace to explain it in terms we can all understand.
Yes, I know, I can't believe this but the election is less than a week away and I have no idea where I need to go to vote. Lucky for me - and others - Google has added a new map layer that shows you where to vote on November 4th. All that Google's 2008 US Voter Info Map requires is your home address and it will show you the closest voting locations.
With the previous post on getting "time off from work to vote" and now with a complete map of voting locations, you have no excuse - aside from divine intervention, age requirements, or citizenship - for not voting.