LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Companies have been in a battle for creative supremacy over ways to capitalize on the shutdown of the federal government, now in its second week.
Many businesses are offering freebies to furloughed federal workers during the governmental hiatus in hopes of grabbing a few headlines.
An internet-based company not only managed to cleverly capture the attention of the press, but appears poised to take home the trophy as the Grand Poobah of all shutdown giveaways.
Vibrators.com is offering free vibrators for the furloughed federal worker with extra time on their hands.
The company is capping the number of free erotic devices dispensed each day at 200, which is the limit its warehouse can handle. On Monday, the limit was easily reached.
The online sex toy company vows to continue the promotion each day for as long as the shutdown lasts.
“We know you have some free time, why not try something new?” the online promotion reads.
Customer reviews of the device, which normally retails for $9.99, seem to be largely positive.
“It’s a great little vibe,” one customer wrote.
Batteries are not included, but are available for $4.49.