Are you participating in the democratic process on Tuesday? Don't forget to take a moment and reward yourself for your patriotism. Several St. Louis organizations and businesses--as well as national chains--are offering up presidential food, discounts, or a place for you to watch the results roll in.
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Food and drink fun
- Sunset Hills café Wired Coffee is offering Barack Obama or Mitt Romney sugar cookies to customers who have a sweet tooth—and steadfast political views.
- Joujin’ Spirits With Style, 7321 S Lindbergh Blvd., is offering buy one, get one free for your first two drinks if you show them your “I voted” sticker.
- Tuesday is the last day to purchase Obama or Romney-themed root beer at Fitz’s Bottling Company, 6605 Delmar Blvd., in University City. They've been keeping track of purchases with an unofficial straw poll.
- 7-Eleven has been selling presidential coffee cups for more than a month. See how Obama and Romney are faring across the country.
- White Castle isn’t as concerned about your presidential vote as they are about whether you prefer their sweet potato or crinkle French fries. Place a vote on Facebook and they’ll award you with fries!
Other cool stuff
- Customers of Urban Outfitters can stop the store to score a 20 percent discount if they present their “I voted” sticker, according to a report from LA Times. St. Louis residents can redeem this offer at the St. Louis Galleria.
- Groupon has a bevy of online election deals currently available for redemption, including online bartending classes and political magazine subscriptions.
- Zipcar customers can score 50 percent off car rental services on Tuesday. (You don’t have to prove you voted or intend to vote.)
- Souls to the Polls will be offering transportation to polling places. Call them at 314-480-6233 for more information.
- Travel fanatics can attempt to win a free round-trip ticket overseas if their chosen candidate doesn’t win the election. Sign up on the jetBlue website by midnight on Nov. 5.
Watch parties and related activities
- On Monday evening the St. Louis Police Department choir will perform at an election day prayer vigil at Central Baptist Church, 2842 Washington Ave., at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Souls to the Polls.
- Governor Jay Nixon, Attorney General Chris Koster, and Treasurer Clint Zweifel are hosting their election night watch party at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., in University City.
- The Social Studies Department at Affton High School is sponsoring an Election Watch Party for students and the community. The Elks Club is collecting donations of canned food. Any monetary donations will be funneled toward the students' trip to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Stop by the school, 8309 Mackenzie Rd., 8-10:30 p.m.
- The St. Louis Tea Party is inviting people to their headquarters, 9966 Lin Ferry Rd. Join them for phone banking during the day, or just stop by for the fun after 7 p.m.
- The Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis and Beyond November start their free watch party at 7 p.m. at the museum, 3750 Washington Ave. A cash bar will be available and food trucks will also be on site, according to a post from Beyond November.
- The Coliseum Music Lounge, 2619 Washington Ave. in St. Louis, invites customers to stop by right after work for their watch party.
RFT’s Gut Check blog has listed a handful of other watch parties in Florissant and St. Louis city.