Vote – and get free stuff! No matter who you choose for office, it’s your duty to vote. Not only will you help shape your future by voting, you can also enjoy a few discounts from businesses!
The offers are only valid on November 3, unless otherwise noted, at participating locations. As always, be sure to double-check participation or offer details, if you’re unsure.
Voting early? (I did!) Don’t forget to grab your sticker and hold onto it to show for these deals. If you don’t have a sticker, they will likely honor the deals anyway – just tell them you voted!
Need details about how, when, or where to vote? Find our Election Day Guide here. Don’t worry, we do NOT tell you “who” you should vote for – just VOTE!
Need a ride to the polls on Election Day?
Check out this list of rides for early voting and Election Day voting, including public transportation, car share options, community organizations, and scooter/bike rental.
Election Day deals and freebies
Hot Chicken Takeover is exercising their right to give engaged voters a free pudding. Get a free Miss B’s Banana Pudding or gluten-free pudding with any purchase at all HCT locations this Tuesday, November 3. Just show your sticker or tell them you voted. Need a ride? Columbus Stand Up has you covered. Call or text 614.259.7391 and one of their volunteers will get you to the polls, for free!
To celebrate democracy and the election, on November 3, ANYONE who visits participating U.S. Krispy Kreme shops will receive a FREE Original Glazed® Doughnut AND an “I Voted” stickers! No proof of voting required, but make sure you do it anyway!
Anyone who voted – member or not! – can “work out” their election stress with a FREE workout and HydroMassage at any of its 2,000+ clubs nationwide from election day on Nov. 3 through Nov. 8.
Election Day could stretch well into the evening and beyond, so Boston Market wants to make sure that every American remains well fed for the long night ahead with one free slider from 9 p.m. to close at all 225+ locations nationwide on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (no purchase necessary).
The new sliders (Chicken Cheddar, Turkey Cheddar, Chicken Chipotle or BBQ Meatloaf) are made with all-natural and fresh, never frozen Boston Market rotisserie chicken, signature meatloaf or turkey and served on toasted bread. They are part of the all-new Late Night menu at Boston Market, which includes sliders, home style bowls (Southwest Chicken Rice, Chicken Cheddar Mash, Cheeseburger Mash) and select sides, served exclusively (and only) after 9 p.m. at all Boston Market restaurants.
McDonalds has launched a new line of baked goods, and you can try them for FREE! McDonalds is offering the new Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin and Cinnamon Roll for FREE with the purchase of any-sized Premium Roast or Iced McCafé coffee at participating locations, from November 3 to 9.
To redeem the offer, place a McCafé coffee order on the McDonald’s app and select one of the three new McCafé bakery items. The discount will automatically apply. See details here.
While this offer isn’t election-specific, it launches on Election Day and lasts through the week. You can celebrate your candidates victory with a free baked good each day, or stress eat your way through an election loss.
Through November 8, you can get a free Wendy’s Classic Chicken Sandwich with any purchase. Wendy’s says that this chicken sandwich features a crispier and juicier fried-chicken filet compared to its predecessor and is topped with mayo, a slice of tomato, lettuce, and pickles — all placed on a toasted bun. Order yours via offer in the app though November 8.
If you’re a badged poll worker, stop by any Shack between 11/1 – 11/3 to grab a burger on us as a thank you. Must have your badge for proof of service.
Through Election Day, get the Presidente Margarita for $5 and a free commemorative sticker while supplies last. Chili’s also is hosting a contest to “Live Like a Presidente for a Year”. More info
Red Lobster Free Delivery
Don’t worry about making dinner if you have to wait at the polls on Election Day. Red Lobster is offering FREE delivery on Grubhub orders over $25. Order must be at least $25 (before tax, tip, and fees). Ends 11/3/2020 at 11:59 PM CT or while supplies last.
Grubhub is fueling the Vote! Whether you need to pickup food on the way home from voting, or ordering delivery to stress eat your way thought the election results, Grubhub will have discounts for you! On Election Day, November 3, diners can access exclusive Perks from 30+ of popular restaurant brands and save on their order.*
Diners can check out the Perks tab in the Grubhub or Seamless apps to find nearby deals or simply place an order with a participating restaurant at Grubhub.com or Seamless.com. A snapshot of featured Perks include (but not limited to):
- 7-11: free delivery on orders of $15+
- BurgerFi: free delivery on orders of $15+
- Burger King: $3 off on orders of $18+
- California Pizza Kitchen: $10 off on orders of $30+
- Boston Market (tba)
- PF Changs (tba)
- Red Lobster (tba) and more!
Pizza to the Polls is a food truck program in partnership with Uber Eats and restaurant partners like Milk Bar, Shake Shack, and more. They’re sending out food trucks in 25 cities – including Columbus – to deliver individually wrapped snacks and beverages to polling locations with long lines throughout early voting and Election Day.
Pizza to the Polls Food Trucks will be in Columbus on October 29-November 3. If you’re voting in Columbus and the lines are long, let them know and they will dispatch food trucks with free food for all who are waiting to vote. Note: we don’t know the availability or how long it takes them to respond, but if you’re standing in line and scrolling on your phone, it doesn’t hurt to submit the location to see if they show up! Click here to report long polling lines in Columbus!
They also offer an on-demand service for areas outside of their food truck route. Report a long line at a polling place, and they will try to find a local restaurant who can donate food. Most deliveries take at least 90 minutes to arrive once the line is reported, so please keep this in mind before opting to receive the delivery. They give priority to locations where the person who reports the line can stick around to receive delivery, so if you have time on your hands, be a polling place hero and see if you can get some food delivered for your fellow voters. See details about the on-demand requests here. Note: the free food would have to be made available to ANYONE who is in the area. According to election laws, it cannot be used as a reward or incentive to vote for candidates or issues.
We’ll add more Election Day deals if we find them!
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