In support of their Emmy-nominated comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon kicked off “Maisel Day” on August 15 in sunny Los Angeles by offering dozens of discounts around the city. The deals were part of a promotion allowing locals to experience the prices they would’ve paid for the same conveniences in 1959, the setting of the Rachel Brosnahan-led series. Some offerings included pastrami sandwiches for 99 cents at Canter’s Deli, movie tickets for 51 cents, Drybar and Blushington beauty treatments between $2.00 and $3.00, and a night at the swanky Hollywood Roosevelt hotel for only $40.
But the best “Maisel Day” offering was the gasoline: The Chevron gas station on Cloverfield in Santa Monica was offering gas for 30 cents That’s right, for $6.00 you could drive away with 20 gallons of gas! Apparently, this was so attractive to Los Angeles residents the police had to intervene. According to ABC7’s anchor and reporter John Gregory, the police had to “suspend” sales at the gas station until they could get traffic under control.