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10 Ridiculous Ways Companies Are Cashing In On The Election


Companies Cashing In

Companies looking for a boost in sales during election season are rolling out a bevy of marketing schemes.

Promotions designed to appeal to both sides of the aisle are cropping up the closer we get to November 6. Not only do these tactics reach a greater number of potential customers, but the company's marketing ploys inevitably lead to higher media coverage and free advertising as well.

Whether it's election-themed ads, products, or promotions, everyone is lining up to take advantage of your political leanings.

Mayflower Renaissance D.C. Hotel is offering a "Pick Your Party" suite package.

The package, which includes a champagne limo moonlight tour of the monuments and a "political swag bag," costs $5,000 per night. You can choose between the Republican or Democrat suite, and partake in the election-themed cocktail menu, which includes the Balanced Budget and Interns And Scandals.

California Tortilla is asking customers to choose between two presidential tortilla bowls to "accurately predict the election."

Obama's bowl is the Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl while Romney's is called the Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl. Both are $7.29, and the company keeps track of how many "votes" (tortilla bowls) each candidate has (are sold), according to Eater.

But California Tortilla isn't the only food chain to have this idea: Boston Market is also getting in on the action by predicting election results by having customers choose between a "left-wing chicken" or "right-wing turkey" bowl.

Cheetos commissioned two portraits of Obama and Romney made entirely of Cheetos pieces.

To drum up some publicity, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay brand commissioned artist Jason Baalman to create four-foot tall portraits of the candidates.

Cheetos then invited fans to vote on Facebook for who they think should be the next "Big Cheese."

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