Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Geek out the vote!

In the middle of the page, you'll see a large graphic that says "Thanks for registering to vote." Obviously, you haven't yet, but there's a link in the graphic that says "Click here for a NON-POP-UP version". Click that link.

You'll be taken to a wonderfully busy page. Look for where it says "START>> WHAT'S YOUR STATE" and choose your state. In most cases, you'll be shown a form that says "ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?" It's here where you'll find the "coupon code" that's embedded on the page.

Figure B shows a screen shot of the Step 3 page. Your coupon code is the 16th word of the first full paragraph and the figure shows you exactly what you're looking for.

FIGURE B

Mark down (or copy) the word exactly as shown. In a few minutes, you'll enter it as your ZATZ Online Store coupon code. (click for larger image)

If you didn't get the screen shown in Figure B, you're most likely to get a screen like that shown in Figure C, although your state may differ. In this case, you're going to want to find the second word of the headline as shown in the figure.

FIGURE C

Mark down (or copy) the word exactly as shown. In a few minutes, you'll enter it as your ZATZ Online Store coupon code. (click for larger image)

Now, before you go to the ZATZ Store, finish the registration process and get registered. After all, the whole purpose is to get you voting.

Instructions for non-U.S. readers

Obviously, this special article is mostly about the U.S. elections. But elections worldwide are important as well. Rather than trying to figure out elections all across the world, we've found a great resource. To get your coupon code, point your browser to http://www.electionworld.org.

Now, click the Resources link on the left. You'll get a screen like that in Figure D. In this case, your coupon code is the second word of the sentence under the headline.

FIGURE D

Mark down (or copy) the word exactly as shown. In a few minutes, you'll enter it as your ZATZ Online Store coupon code. (click for larger image)

Here's our thinking on providing you access with this site. Most of you, by virtue of the fact that you're reading our magazines, are likely to be in quite progressive countries. But if you need election resources, scheduling information, or links to help you get empowered in your country, it seems just as patriotic for us to point you to a helpful resource as it does to get Americans out from behind their computer screens and into voting booths.

If something changes and special terms and conditions

Stay tuned to the ZATZ Magazine news pages for updates on this program. If a page or sequence suddenly changes or breaks, we'll post news there. That will be the only way you'll be told of any changes. Also, if this free giveaway is not allowed in your state or municipality, please refrain from participating -- but definitely, most definitely, vote.

Getting your free Solutions Guide

So, by now, you've either registered to vote or helped someone else to register to vote. Obviously, we're sacrificing some of our small company's income this month to help motivate you to register. Do us a favor and be cool. Help us motivate people to vote, but try to remember that you're really on the honor system here. Please limit yourself to one guide and only if you've really helped yourself or someone else. We do reserve the right to terminate the free giveaway if it turns out people are abusing the spirit of generosity and patriotism that created it -- but with our wonderful, honorable readers, we doubt that'll be a problem.