The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
John McCartney and Herald staff | jmccartney@heraldnet.com
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 4:27 p.m.

Obama-Biden merchandise gets a steep discount

  • Some of the Biden merchandise.

    Some of the Biden merchandise.

Americans love a bargain. "Extreme" coupon-clipping is practically a national pastime, and we're used to shopping around for those 24-hour sales and "buy one, get one free" offers.

So we shouldn't have been surprised to see that official merchandise from the Obama-Biden presidential campaign is being offered at a steep discount. But isn't it a little soon?

Typically, one wouldn't expect to see such ephemeral goods go on sale until later in the season, when fears of having the stock linger in a warehouse, unpurchased, might drive an online merchant to drop prices and clear out the inventory.

But Obama's campaign sent an email Tuesday offering a 25-percent-off coupon code for merchandise at the Obama-Biden campaign store. Which means that goofy beer cozy emblazoned with Joe Biden's mug (and the phrase "Cheers Champ") can be yours for $7.50 instead of the usual $10. That "I Heart Bo" sweatshirt is $30, down from $40.

We couldn't find a similar deal for Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan merch, although the GOP campaign's official store was recently luring customers with a limited-time offer of free shipping.

And while those might seem like good deals, wait until after the election. The goods might drop to bargain-basement steals - particularly for the losing camp.

Online: store.barackobama.com


Subscribe to Daily headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Off the Wire posts

digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
» More local news
HeraldNet Classifieds