As record numbers of voters turn out to cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election, a few food brands are offering some edible incentives to vote — or reward hard-working poll workers — with freebies and deals on Election Day. And, with Nov. 3 right around the corner, companies are thanking voters for their civic duty with discounts on bites and sips. During a presidential race that’s already seeing record numbers of people casting their ballots early due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these Election Day 2020 freebies and deals are a welcome reward. From free doughnuts and cinnamon rolls to $5 margaritas, here are all the discounts you can take advantage of this year.Here, we’ve rounded up all the delicious deals to celebrate your civic duty.
Election Day could stretch well into the evening and beyond, so Boston Market’s deal may uniquely hit the spot. The chain is offering one free slider from 9 p.m. to close at all locations nationwide on Tuesday, Nov. 3, with no purchase necessary. This includes slider options such as Chicken Cheddar, Turkey Cheddar, Chicken Chipotle or BBQ Meatloaf.
Head to a participating Chili’s location until Nov. 3 to score a $5 Presidente Margarita, which is available both for dine-in and to-go orders. While you won’t be required to prove you voted, you can get a special Chili’s “I Voted” sticker along with your purchase.
For a chance to win free Chili’s for a year, a margarita machine, and some margarita-themed merch, you can also enter for a chance to win the company’s “Live Like a Presidente for a year” sweepstakes through the end of Nov. 3. Customers who are 21 or older can share a selfie of themselves with their Presidente Margarita using the hashtag #PresidenteForPrez on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Chopt Creative Salad Co.
This popular salad chain is offering a free meal to poll workers on Election Day. To redeem the free meal, election workers must show proof in the form of a badge, pin or email confirmation. The offer is good for one free in-store entree, up to a $15 value.
This Mexican food chain is offering election workers one free in-store entree, up to a $15 value, on Election Day. Proof must be shown to redeem offer.
Anyone who makes the effort to vote during such such a rough time deserves a sweet treat. How about free ice cream? Enlightened is giving away a coupon for free ice cream to anyone who mentions the word “vote” and tags @eatenlightened on Instagram stories on Election Day. They will also randomly select one person to win the grand prize — a year’s worth of free Enlightened desserts.
Grubhub users will get to take advantage of all sorts of deals on Nov. 3, ranging from free delivery to discounts. Lobster chain Red Lobster will be offering free delivery on orders over $25, and 7-11 will have free delivery on orders over $15, as will BurgerFi. Burger King is offering $3 off on orders of $18 or more, California Pizza Kitchen fans will get $10 off on orders over $30. For Pret A Manger, get $5 off on orders over $15, and at Wow Bao, $5 off on orders over $20. There’s other participating restaurants, too —from PF Chang’s to Hooters, and many more. Those voting lines may be pretty exhausting, it’s important to stay well fed and hydrated!
Through Nov. 8, take advantage of a BOGO 50% off deal for sandwiches through Jimmy John’s app or online. When you purchase one 8-inch or 16-inch sandwich on the Jimmy John’s website with the promo code “SAVEON2” at checkout, you can get a second sandwich of equal or lesser value for 50% off at participating locations.
Many are voting by mail this year, meaning they may have missed out on the coveted sticker proving they voted. On Nov. 3, anyone who visits participating Krispy Kreme locations will receive a free Original Glazed Doughnut and receive an “I Voted” sticker.
From Nov. 3 through Nov. 9, you can head to McDonald’s to try their new apple fritter, blueberry muffin, or cinnamon roll for free. To get in on the deal, you’ll need to purchase any size Premium Roast or Iced McCafé coffee on the McDonald’s App, and then pick the bakery item you want to try. You can only try one of the three new pastries free per day, so plan out your rotation starting on Election Day.
Choice is a big part of the election process, and from Nov. 1-3, this chain will be offering an Election Day 2020 Bundle that includes two 11-inch Create Your Own pizzas and a shareable dessert — for the rather timely price of $20.20.
Chobani and Seamless have teamed up to create a special deal for New York City-area poll workers. Starting Oct. 28, they will be giving up to 1,000 poll workers $40 to be used towards their next Seamless meal after working at the polls. Poll workers can enter their code for redemption between Oct. 28 and Nov. 11 by visiting perksforpollworkers.com and submitting their email along with a photo of their official NYC poll worker
From Nov. 3 to Nov. 8, anyone can head to one of Planet Fitness’ thousands of locations nationwide to take advantage of a free workout and HydroMassage, according to Planet Fitness. If you go, make sure you wear a face mask, keep your distance, and adhere to Planet Fitness’ coronavirus policy.
8. Free Rides
If you need some help getting to and from the polls, you can take advantage of a free day of car rentals at Hertz. To get in on the limited-time deal, you’ll need to book at car for at least two days with pick-up on Nov. 2 or Nov. 3. You can also check out deals on rideshare services, such as Uber’s 50% off roundtrip rides to and from the polls starting on Nov. 3 through Nov. 4. Lyft is also offering an Election Day special of 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox with the promo code “2020VOTE.” Be sure to comply with all Uber and Lyft coronavirus procedures when using a rideshare service.
As always, you’ll want to practice precautions in line with the coronavirus safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Sept. 11 when picking up your food or drinks on Election Day. Wear a mask, socially distance from others as much as possible, and wash your hands after handling any to-go packaging.