With all the election buzz going around, voting in and of it self is sexy enough to get all involved. But for those of us that would like a cherry (or doughnut or cupcake) on top of that democratic goodness, folks around Seattle have stepped in to make the day extra special with freebies for voters!
Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Participating scoop shops are giving away a free scoop of ice cream between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Seattle location: 7900 E Green Lake Dr N
Rock the Vote
MTV's Rock the Vote is offering free music downloads in exchange for a pledge to vote.
Get a free tall-size brewed coffee.
Seattle locations: Everywhere.
The neighborhood cafe is offering a "pay-what-you-want" promotion all day on Election Day. Irwin's sells everything from scones and muffins to pizza and quiche — plus coffee. Hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 2123 N 40th St. (Wallingford)
This tip came from the folks at West Seattle Blog: All three Seattle locations of the popular cupcake shop will be giving out one free babycake to each customer who voted and a free "I'm pro-cupcake and I voted" sticker to anyone who buys 12 cupcakes Tuesday as part of their "Vote, Babycake, Vote" promotion. "We're also going to have homemade little toppers with Obama's head," a Madrona employee told me on the phone. "There's a couple McCain heads, too, to be fair." Red and blue sprinkles will also abound.
Locations: 2052 NW Market St; 1101 34th Ave; 4556 California Ave SW.
Full Throttle Bottles
Full Throttle Bottles, a specialty beer and wine seller in Georgetown, says voters get 11 percent off All day Tuesday.
Location: 5909 Airport Way S.