This morning we learned via social media that at least two local record shops will offer 10% off discounts if you show them the little 'I Voted' sticker you get handed after you voted today. Third Man Cass Corridor posted on Instagram about their offer in their own inimitable style.
Meanwhile, we saw Flipside in Clawson post about their discount today on Facebook. A quick search of other area stores did not find them offering similar deals, but remember that it's not yet 11 a.m., which means it's like 8 a.m. for anyone else (not a dig — many record stores open at 11 a.m. or noon, which is awesome). We will update if any other area shops offer an 'I Voted' discount, because we care deeply about both fulfilling one's civic duty and saving money on records.
Of course, you did vote today, didn't you? Or you plan to on your lunch break? Or after work?
Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...