Freebies

04Nov08

You might as well get something out of today’s election as Democrats take control of Congress.

Coffee, doughnuts and ice cream are being offered up in election day giveaways by Starbucks Coffee Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc.

But Starbucks’ giveaway may violate state and federal laws because it specifically targets voters, according to the attorney general of Washington state.

Seattle-based Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) said it is giving away a free “tall” 12-ounce cup of coffee to anyone who votes.

North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) is giving away star-shaped doughnuts and Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s is offering free scoops of its ice cream Tuesday. But those companies aren’t requiring people to say they voted to get their treats.

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One Response to “Freebies”

  1. 1 Anonymous

    Isn’t that how Obama is “getting” a lot of his votes?


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