Election Day is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve found some freebies and deals you can enjoy on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Can’t find a freebie in your area? It’s not you. Technically, the Federal Election Commission bans any election-day incentives to vote when there’s a federal candidate on the ballot.
That’s why you’ll see offers that give something free to people who show up wearing their “I voted” sticker. It’s not the act that makes them eligible for the freebie — it’s the sticker. Get it? Slick.
And some companies have avoided the issue by offering freebies to everyone on Election Day — no vote required (but seriously, go vote).
Where to Get Your Election Day Freebies and Deals
We’ve rounded up plenty of places to snag freebies and deals on Election Day. Note: Due to social distancing restrictions, businesses may require you to wear a mask or to get your freebies to go.
1. Free Ride to the Polls
Right here’s how one can get cheap or free rides to vote.
2. Free Donut
Donut maker Krispy Kreme skirted the no-freebies rule after which upped the ante: Anybody can get one in all their free glazed donuts simply by visiting a Krispy Kreme location, and they’ll provide you with their very own “I voted” sticker.
Notice: The Krispy Kreme sticker is unlikely to be honored at some other place providing freebies in your “I voted” sticker.
3. Free Pastries
Is it a coincidence that McDonald’s is giving out one in all its new bakery choices (with the acquisition of a espresso) beginning on Election Day?
Perhaps, however you’ll be able to decide up a free apple fritter, blueberry muffin or cinnamon roll daily till Nov. 9.
4. Discounted Pizza
With places in 17 states, Pieology Pizzeria is offering an Election Day deal: two 11-inch “Create Your Personal” pizzas and a shareable dessert for $20.20.
5. Free Childcare
It might be a protracted wait on the polls, however don’t let cranky children preserve you from casting your vote.
KinderCare Schooling is providing households a free day of care for children 6 weeks to 12 years previous at its 1,500-plus facilities throughout the nation. And the provide is nice by way of the top of the 12 months, in case you want a restoration day as a substitute.
For army members, Care.com has partnered with Armed Companies YMCA to additionally provide free child care — however be sure you reserve your four-hour spot forward of time.
6. Free Sandwiches
Election day coincides with Nationwide Sandwich Day this 12 months. (Are you able to imagine it? A lot to have a good time!)
So you could have just a few selections for getting your sammy repair after casting your vote:
- Jimmy John’s is providing a half-priced second sandwich once you purchase one 8-inch or 16-inch sandwich on-line or within the Jimmy John’s app. The provide is accessible by way of Nov. 8 by utilizing the promo code SAVEON2 at checkout.
- By becoming a member of the free McAlister’s Rewards loyalty program, you’ll obtain a BOGO sandwich coupon on Nov. 3. You’ll have to obtain their app to get the coupon, which can be legitimate for 2 weeks.
- After the polls shut in your space, Boston Market is serving up one free slider from its late-night menu. No buy is important.
7. Reductions on Supply
In case you voted early and are avoiding the crowds otherwise you voted at the moment and simply can’t take yet another line, there’s all the time supply.
As a part of its Fueling the Vote marketing campaign, Grubhub is offering exclusive perks from greater than 30 of its hottest restaurant manufacturers, together with California Pizza Kitchen and BurgerFi. Try the Grubhub or Seamless apps to search out offers close to you.
8. Discounted Margaritas
We get it, you may want a drink after this present day is finished (or half executed — no judgments).
That can assist you have a good time or commiserate, Chili’s is providing its Presidente Margarita for $5 on Election Day.
And the restaurant is giving out free commemorative stickers — one other one so as to add to your assortment.
Lisa Rowan is a former author at The Penny Hoarder. Workers author/editor Tiffany Wendeln Connors up to date this publish for 2020.