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Free Resumes Printed at FedEx Kinkos!

Monday, March 9th, 2009 | SMASH Freebies with No Comments »

Free Resume Printing?

In this downright scary economy where we can now admit to ourselves that we are living through a profound recession, it’s nice to find some deals, especially when it’s absolutely free. Not just that, but it’s likely also helping the very people that the recession is affecting each day: the laid off, the unemployed millions each day that have contributed to the 8.1 percent jobless rate announced last week –the highest in a quarter century. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free Pancakes Today at IHOP!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 | SMASH Freebies with 1 Comment

Free Pancakes

How appropriate! It’s Fat Tuesday, that famously gluttonous (is this a word?) day before many Catholics observe Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent in which many resolve to give something up as a sort of penance. You’re supposed to give something up: smoking, drinking, eating red meat, whatever. You’re supposed to keep this up until Easter, that other most holy of days that symbolizes a rebirth, and a return to the bacchanalian life that you usually lead for the rest of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Treats! Free Starbucks Coffee on Election Day!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 | SMASH Freebies, SMASH Politics with No Comments »

Starbucks Vote

So you’ve got free donuts and a free scoop of ice cream. Now on November 4, Starbucks wants to reward you voters with a free cup of coffee. Launched last night on “Saturday Night Live”, the commercial, part of the “Shared Planet” campaign, states that everyone who votes will get a cup of Starbucks coffee. Sounds like a deal. Now would you believe there are people who actually have a problem with this? KCBS-TV in Los Angeles apparently has questioned the legality of providing what could be seen as bribes to voters.

There is a California Elections Code, section 18521 (b), which prohibits rewarding people for voting or not voting. Another California companion statute contains similar language, saying the law is meant to prevent people from being bribed with money, food or alcohol. Technically speaking, any violation of the law could get you a prison sentence of 16 months to 3 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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