Elect to escape
One place where you can turn on the television without having to worry about political ads is at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. The Renaissance, on the Dutch island of Aruba, is inviting the "election weary to take a post-election break with discounted rates tied directly to presidential polls."
The "Elect to Escape" promotion offers discounts on rates, starting at $260 per night, which are directly related to the Gallup Election 2012 tracking polls. "If President Obama is attracting support from 54 percent of voters nationwide, resort rooms at the adult-exclusive Marina Hotel can be booked at a 54 percent discount on that day. If Mitt Romney surges ahead by 60 percent the following day, the discount will jump to 60 percent."
Pay attention to the polls to get the most out of this deal. "Elect to Escape" rates can be booked through Nov. 5, for stays from November 6 through Nov. 30.The Renaissance Aruba comprises the adult-only Marina Hotel and family-friendly Ocean Suites.
Election protection plan
To get to Aruba, travelers might want to enter JetBlue's "Election Protection 2012" sweepstakes. To be considered, travelers must go to the airline's website and choose this year's presidential winner or loser. In this case, the winner's candidate must actually lose the election.
"We've all heard the quote from people: 'If my candidate loses, I'm going to leave the country,' " said Marty St. George, JetBlue's senior vice president of marketing. "We fly to 21 international destinations, so we thought it could be a fun thing to do."
The airline will choose 1,006 sweepstake winners -- whose candidate lost the election -- to each receive two one-way tickets to the JetBlue international destination of their choice. (They receive two one-way tickets in case they decide to return to the United States.) The winners obviously won't be announced until after the Nov. 6 election.
The real winners this election season will be travelers who make the most of an excuse to arrange a relaxing getaway.