Vote 'N' Shop: Discounts Galore During Jakarta Election Runoff

Dunkin' Donuts is one of many businesses in Jakarta to offer special offers during its gubernatorial election runoff on Wednesday (19/04). (Photo Courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts official Instagram page)

By : Feriawan Hidayat | on 12:23 PM April 19, 2017
Category : Life & Style, Food & Drink, Featured

Jakarta. Many shops in Jakarta are using the occasion of the gubernatorial election runoff on Wednesday (19/04) to lure customers with discounts and special offers.

Restaurants, department stores and cafes are offering discounts and promo deals for Jakarta residents who have turned up to vote at polling stations.

Voters only have to show a finger marked with indelible ink — which indicates they have already cast their vote — to enjoy the special offers.

Chinese restaurants Yie Thou in Pluit Village, Food Centrum in Sunter and Terrace City in Tangerang will hold a live screening of the election quick count on Wednesday while offering a special 30 percent discount on their a la carte menu.

Angel in US coffee shop at Lotte Shopping Avenue in Kuningan, South Jakarta, offers a range of discounts on their popular iced coffee drinks, including the Java Choco Chips Snow and Green Tea Snow.

Fast food restaurant Carl’s Junior combines its election day offers with a special promo celebrating Kartini Day on April 21.

People with names similar to the national heroine R.A. Kartini or the governor candidates' wives — Raden, Ajeng, Tini, Vero, Ning, Ida, Liya, Nur, Sia and Rachma — will be able to get a cheeseburger for only Rp 35,000 ($2.5).

Meanwhile, voters who choose to go to the movies after casting their vote can get a free popcorn with their ticket at Cinemaxx in fX Sudirman and Plaza Semanggi.

Matahari Department Store also offers special election day discounts of up to 20 percent on all brands available at the shop.

The SnowBay Waterpark at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) in East Jakarta announces on Twitter it will offer a special admission price of Rp 68,000 on election day. One finger dipped in ink will buy you a maximum of three discounted tickets.

Water Kingdom Family Aquatic Adventure Park Mekarsari in Bogor, West Java, also offers a 50 percent discount on their Rp 75,000 ($6) admission fee for visitors who have exercised their right to vote.

Automotive parts shop Shop & Drive meanwhile offers two liters of oil for free for every purchase of its 2-liter Shell Helix Astra 5w30 oil. This offer only applies to on-the-spot oil replacement.

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