Sure, voting means helping set the country back on a course of prosperity for the next four years and beyond, but what's in it for you? Actually, plenty: flash your "I Voted" sticker to the businesses below for the following deals:
Fatty Vote: Krispy Kreme KK's giving out a free, star-shaped 'nut with red, white, and blue sprinkles, letting you pledge allegiance to the thing you care about most: healthcare reform
Get all doughy at KrispyKreme.com
"Healthy" Vote: O!Burger 8593 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood; 310.854.0234 Buy a burger at this all-natural hole-in-the-wall and get a free order of fries or organic cookies -- whose organic crumbs will be telltale evidence that you voted for Nader.
Check out the whole menu at Oburger.net
Drinky Vote #1: Colorado Wine Co 2114 Colorado Blvd, Pasadena; 323.478.1985 Take 50% off any of the 6-7 whites and reds this small shop'll be pouring -- perfect if you recently took 50% off your bank account.
Check out the wines at CoWineCo.com
Rockin' Vote: Amoeba Music 6400 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood; 323.245.6400 The leviathan music store's handing out coupons good for $2 off anything -- a new cd, used vinyl, a poster from the Milli Vanilli show you hit on election night '88... Use your discount on Orrin Hatch's How His Glory Shines, and $2 will be taken off your soul.
Check out their free shows, too, at Amoeba.com
Dessert Vote: Tart 115 S Fairfax, Mid-Wilshire; 323.556.2608 Tart's offering a free dessert to compliment discounted drinks and a special election menu that includes the likes of a caramelized onion, roasted red pepper & aioli "Bailout Burger". No purchase necessary for the dessert, but cheapskates run the risk of the waiter giving them "Bailout Eyes".
The regular menu is at TartRestaurant.com
Lookin' Good Vote: Cristophe Salon 348 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills; 310.274.0851 This Beverly Hills salon'll give you 50%-off gift certificates, and on-the-spot services you need (haircut), services you don't (coloring), and services you claim you don't (waxing).
All the services are at Cristophe.com
Working Vote: BLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Mid-Wilshire; 323.330.9505 This freelancer workspace is offering up a free spot at their workbar; since freelancers generally accomplish one task per day max, expect plenty of room to sidle up.
Find out more at Blankspaces.com
Drinky Vote #2: Pitfire At all the Pitfires in Downtown and North Hollywood The Downtown and North Hollywood outposts of this pizzeria mini-chain are offering your choice of either Edison Ale or an "Obama/McCain" limited-edition soda -- so basically, vote for Edison.
Get the addresses and all the info at PitfirePizza.com
Lunchy Vote: Pink Taco At Westfield Century City: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City; 310.789.1000 Get a shot of well tequila and 3 free pink tacos -- a Clintonian deal hearkening back to the freewheeling days of Election '96.
Check out the full menu at PinkTaco.com
Be-Clothed Vote: O'Neill Flagship 321 W Katella, Anaheim; 714.635.0424 This surf brand's offering 25% off t-shirts/denim/hoodies/etc -- everything except wetsuits, making it that much more expensive to defect to Cuba if your guy loses.
The whole line's at Oneill.com