Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Free Starbucks Coffee!

Did you know that you can get free Starbucks Coffee today?

It's a big day and you'll need your caffeine. Also, you just might need something to warm you up while you stand in line. You Betcha! This is only for Election Day.

I jumped out early this morning all prepared to wait in a long line to vote. As it turns out, it wasn't bad at all. All said and done, the process was just about one hour and 10 minutes. 65 minutes for the wait and processing and 5 minutes for the actual voting and exit.

The good news is - I hit my local Starbucks on the way out for my free cup of Java. I did it more for the experience than the free bee. It was great chatting with the excited voters in line and watching the bloggers sitting around enthusiastically typing away. But the rumor is true. Today Starbucks will be giving away one tall drip coffee to voters. Presumably, it's illegal to offer incentives to influence voting or non voting so Starbucks is not supposed to ask you if you voted or not. They're just suppose to give you your free coffee. The wait was short. A long line but the workers moved quickly. It took about 5 minutes. I guess it doesn't take long to pour 1 cup of coffee and pass it out when you don't have to take money and give change.




The next rumor..... They're giving away free donuts at Krispy Kreme. Not so sure I'll get by KK today but if you do - please leave a comment.....

8 comments:

MickisMorsels said...

What?! Doh! I bought my cup of joe from Starbucks on my way to the polls this morning.

intrepidideas said...

No.... Oh well, maybe you got something extra - like whipped cream. How long was the wait?

Stop Smoking said...

You gotta love this! I actually saw quite a number of stores with similar offers around town! So keep your eyes open today.

Stacy said...

Ben and Jerry's has free Ice cream cones.

intrepidideas said...

Stacy,
Free Ice cream too? Think we can shame Dominoes or Pizza Hut into throwing in a free slice?

movie fan said...

it's awesome that there has been this "problem" of long lines all over... people taking a greater interest in public issues is always a good thing

MickisMorsels said...

Well, I got a special non-fat pumpkin spice latte, no whip. The line at Starbucks was very short. The line at the polls was also surprisingly short...about 30 minutes to vote. A lot of people in my precint early voted, then a lot of them were speeding up the line by voting straight ticket. Not me. I took forever and poured over my ballot- splitting my ticket all over the place- voting for the PEOPLE I thought would do the best job.

intrepidideas said...

Movie Fan.... So true. It's nice to see such great interest in our political future. I'm sorry it took a devestated economy and unpopular war to get us here. But let's focus on the good! :)

Miki,
Don't you just love that Pumpkin Spice? It's so seasonal. I always look forward to it at this time in the year. Glad to hear about your success with the lines. I considered voting early but I really wanted to go through the whole experience this year. I'm glad I was able.