Election Day Freebies

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Election Day freebies are offered to U.S. citizens on Election Day. Most Election Day freebies are given out by restaurants and retail establishments. Specific offers can include free coffee, ice cream, or other food items.

Requiring proof of voting as a condition of receiving the free item may be considered paying a person to vote, which is a violation of federal law.

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Offered November 6, 2012
Offered by Restaurants, coffee shops, local businesses
Past freebie offers Starbucks, Krispy Kreme
Limitations Requiring proof of voting is a violation of federal law
Coupon required? Some Election Day offers require coupons
Author Allison Hughes

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Buca di Beppo Election Day Coupons


White Castle Election Day Coupons


Election Day 2012 Free Offers and Coupons

  • Buca di Beppo is offering both lunch and dinner specials on November 6, 2012, to celebrate Election Day. Lunch-goers can receive a free item when one is purchased. At dinner, patrons receive $5 off a Famiglia Meal or $10 off a Deluxe Famiglia Meal. Both offers require a coupon.[1]
  • From noon - 9 p.m. on Election Day, some Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shops will be selling scoops of ice cream for $1.00. They are using Election Day to kick off their "Get The Dough Out" campaign to overturn the Citizen's United Supreme Court decision.and are partnering with Stamp Stampede to encourage consumers to stamp their money with the words "not to be used for bribing politicians." Consumers do not have to agree to stamp their currency in order to purchase a discounted scoop.[2]
  • The Daily Grill is featuring $4 burgers and all night happy hour specials on Election Day.[3]
  • California Tortilla will give a free taco to anyone who either wears their “I VOTED” sticker on Tuesday, November 6th, or says “VOTE” to the cashier.[4]
  • Zipcar is offering a 2012 Election Day discount. Between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m., Zipcar is reducing its hourly rates by 50%.[5]
  • Olive Garden is offering a free Dolcini, up to $3.95 maximum value, with the purchase of an adult entrée. No coupon is needed, but they are requiring an “I VOTED” sticker, or that the customer mention the Election Day Free Dolcini email to redeem the offer.
  • White Castle is giving a free order of fries on November 6 to voters with an “I VOTED” sticker or a coupon which can be printed from their Facebook page.
  • 20% off online orders at Pei Wei with promo code: ELECT.[8]

Past Election Day Freebies

Some companies have traditionally given out discounts and freebies on Election Day, but have not issued confirmation about whether or not the deals will continue in 2012. These offers include:

  • Eat'n Park customers have received a free coffee.
  • Krispy Kreme has given out free red and blue decorated star shaped doughnuts to everyone on Election Day.
  • Select Starbucks locations have also handed out free tall coffees to customers on Election Day.
  • Most Chick-fil-A locations have given voters a free chicken sandwich.
  • McCormick & Schmick's has extended their happy hour, offering $1.95 bar food from 3 p.m. to close.[9][10]
  • Einstein Bagels has given a free bagel and a schmear to patrons wearing an “I VOTED” sticker.

Freebies on Election Day

Freebies on Election Day

About Election Day

Election Day in the United States is held each year on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. This date was selected in 1845, and is the date when most polls open for the election of public officials. Some states also open the polls for early voting a week or two in advance of election day, and voters who will be away from home on Election Day can apply for an absentee ballot. Regardless of when the votes are cast, all votes are not tabulated until Election Day.

Also See: November Freebies, Veterans Day Freebies, Thanksgiving Freebies, August Freebies, September Freebies, October Freebies, December Freebies, Football Freebies, Facebook Freebies, Foursquare Freebies, Birthday Freebies, Free Happy Hour


  1. http://offers.bucadibeppo.com/Coupons/ElectionDay2012/
  2. http://scoopshops.benjerry.com/scoopshops/mckinney/default.aspx
  3. https://twitter.com/DailyGrill
  4. http://californiatortilla.com/2012/11/november-taco-talk-issue-207/
  5. http://zipcar.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=290
  6. http://www.macys.com/
  7. http://email.flemingssteakhouse.com/v?xTclnvnEnnHvnqnlll
  8. http://view.email.pfchangs.com/?j=fe6b16717761067d7017&m=fef41375736207&ls=fdf813787567047877157672&l=fe911572736d057f7c&s=fe201d74736001797c1476&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe2d16717d61037c731474&r=0
  9. http://laist.com/2010/11/02/where_to_get_your_illegal_freebies.php
  10. http://www.walletpop.com/2010/11/02/election-day-freebies-starbucks-krispy-kreme-chick-fil-a-and/