Source: CultureMap Houston
Tired of the presidential debates, name calling and political ads? You won’t have to deal with much longer because Election Day is here! Election Day is the opportunity for you to choose who you want to run the United States.
Many people are excited to vote, while others do it begrudgingly because they feel it is their duty. Some have no interest in politics and don’t vote at all. No matter which category you fall under, there’s one thing we can all agree on: we like free stuff.
November 8 can be called “Land of the Free,” since many companies will be offering free or reduced priced items on Election Day. Many of these freebies require that you vote and wear your “I Voted” sticker. Even if you decide not to hit the polls, you can still get out and grab some cool freebies in your area – unless you live in an area that prohibits freebies for voting (some do, unfortunately).
If you’re all about saving some dough on Election Day, read on to find out where you need to go to save on food, rides and more. These offers are good on November 8 only. Note that there may be some location restrictions, so call before you visit.
Leave your wallet at home and go grab these freebies, which won’t cost you a dime:
7-Eleven: Download the store’s app and treat yourself to a free coffee.
Chuck E. Cheese: Use coupon code #5253, tell the cashier you voted and you’ll be rewarded with a free personal size pepperoni pizza.
Krispy Kreme: Wear your “I Voted” sticker and get a free doughnut. Note that Krispy Kreme locations in Maryland and Connecticut are not participating in this promotion.
Nestlé Toll House Café: Wear your “I Voted” sticker and get a chocolate chip cookie for free.
Great American Cookies: Wear your “I Voted” sticker and get a free cookie.
Tijuana Flats: The Mexican food chain is offering a free side to those wearing their “I Voted” sticker. Choose from queso, guacamole or salsa.
Marco’s Pizza: The chain is giving out vouchers for free pizza to those who vote. The details of this promotion are limited, so if you have a Marco’s Pizza near you, you may want to call or stop in for more information.
YMCA: Parents, use this opportunity to drop off the kids – for free – while you cast your vote. After take your kids to one of these 31 restaurant chains where they can eat free!
You’ll have to bring your wallet with you, but at least you’ll get some good food and a ride at great prices.
California Tortilla: Get free chips and queso when you make a purchase and say one of these three secret passwords: “I’m with queso,” “I vote for queso” or “Make queso great again.”
BurgerFi: Get a Conflicted Burger for $5 (regularly $9). Must mention the Facebook ad in order to get this deal.
Bertucci’s: Purchase an entrée and get a free cannoli.
Bob Evans: Dine after 2 p.m. and get 30% off your bill.
East Coast Wings & Grill: Order an adult entrée and get five free chicken wings.
Maven: GM’s ride-sharing app is offering $5 off rides all day long.
Lyft: Riders in select cities will get 45% off their ride to the local polling place. A return ride will cost full price.
Uber: $20 off for first-time customers on Election Day.
Zipcar: On November 8 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., select Zipcars will be available for free to those who are voting or celebrating. Make your reservation now (don’t wait!) and you’ll see the discount, but you’ll still have to pay taxes and fees.
In the past, your only freebie on Election Day was the sticker you got after voting. Now there are more options available to you if you love saving money or getting freebies – and who doesn’t?
These are just some examples of offerings from large, well-known companies. You may want to check out local deals for even more savings. It’s possible that mom and pop stores and restaurants in your area will have some Election Day deals as well, so don’t be afraid to check around.
On November 8, don’t forget to vote and grab some freebies. It’s your right as an American!