Election day brings some relief for all of us exhausted from the tons of e-mails and the long campaign season. And as a reward for enduring the election — and for voting — you may get a few freebies.
A handful of restaurants, retail stores and companies across the country are ramping up their Election Day gimmicks and promotions—offering free food, a trip out of the country and flu vaccinations.
Some of these promotions have been going on for a few weeks now, leading up to Election Day, but others are only available TODAY on Nov. 6.
White Castle – On November 6th, showing up at White Castle with your “I Voted” sticker will earn you a free small Sweet Potato Waffle Fry with any purchase.
7-Eleven is offering its customers a way to show how they’ll vote with special red (for Mitt Romney) and blue (for President Obama) coffee cups through midnight on Nov. 6.
Car-sharing company Zipcar (ZIP) is offering a 50% discount on rates nationwide with a program called Zip to the Polls. The discount is available on Election Day only, from 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. (local time). Zipcar also partnered with Rock the Vote to make voter registration available on its Facebook page.
Tim Horton’s – At this coffee chain, you can purchase any beverage, show your “I Voted” sticker, and get a free donut. Plus: Some voters will also get free coffee and donuts while they wait in line at local polls in some cities, including Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, and Buffalo, NY.
Boston Market – Through November 6th, head here to vote for your favorite Market Bowl. On November 7, a national Boston Market offer for everyone who voted will be announced along with the winning bowl.
Ben & Jerry’s – All over the country, the ice cream hot spots are serving the Americone Dream sundae, which includes Americone Dream ice cream, caramel, whipped cream, and a selection of toppings. Um, wow.
JetBlue is offering an Election Promotion campaign: If the candidate you voted for loses, you’ll be in a drawing for a chance to win a trip abroad. The airline will offer 1,006 travel certificates to redeem on a round-trip base fare to any of JetBlue’s Caribbean or Mexico destinations.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – On November 6th, Einstein Bros. Bagels will give you a FREE Bagel and Shmear if you come in wearing your “I Voted” sticker. Check out the Einstein Bros. Bagels Facebook page for more details.
On the Border – If you “like” the Mexican restaurant chain’s Facebook page and click the “Get Offer” link, you can get a coupon for free Sopapillas on November 6th (when you purchase one or more entrees at regular price).
Starbucks – Starbucks is giving customer a free Indivisible wristband on November 6th at participating locations — just ask for it!
M&M’s: M&M’s are offering a personalization discount on their orders for election parties until Nov. 5. You can receive $10 off orders of $65 or more with the code CHOOSE10 and 15% off orders of $100 or more with code CHOOSE15.
Uber: On Election Day, this car-service company will be offering customers a free ride to or from a national polling place, up to $20.12. Any amount above $20.12 will be charged, and the offer is only available during the city’s voting hours.
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