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Making Your Vote Count

1:58 PM, Nov 3, 2008 • By KARI BARBIC
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Lest you find yourself discouraged about voting or worse, still undecided, on this the last day before the national election, here are a few incentives for you to get out and make your vote count.

1. Free coffee at Starbucks. Starbucks locations nation-wide will be giving out free cups of regular coffee (tall, of course) to patrons who have voted.

2. Krispy Kreme is preparing special star-shaped Election Day donuts for each customer sporting an "I Voted" sticker.

3. And what Election Day would be complete without a free scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream ? Of course, good old Ben and Jerry don't want to "bribe" you to vote. They're celebrating democracy by giving free ice cream to all (but only between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m.).

So, get out there tomorrow. Join your friends and fellow Americans at the polling place and your neighborhood Starbucks. Vote, and then reward yourself. This is America after all, and tomorrow everyone (limited to those 18 years or older) will have free breakfast (void where prohibited, see participating stores for details).