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No matter which way you vote this November, we can all get behind getting free stuff from restaurants and other companies. Businesses are drawing awareness to the 2022 midterm elections and are offering Election Day freebies. With all the deals, it’s like a food holiday/early Black Friday mashup.
We’ve identified several high-profile offers hitting Nov. 8, and we’re watching for even more based on what we’ve seen during previous Election Days.
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“I’m The Krazy Coupon Lady, and I approve these Election Day freebies.”
1. Get half-priced Lyft rides on Election Day.
Lyft recently announced their “LyftUp Voting Access” program for 2022, offering 50% off rides to polling places or ballot drop boxes on Election Day (up to $10). This also applies to Lyft’s army of bikes and scooters in select cities.
To get the discount, use the promo code VOTE22 when booking a ride on Nov. 8.
Tip: Check with your local public transit service; many are offering free rides on Nov. 8.
2. Krispy Kreme is back with their free Election Day doughnut.
Krispy Kreme is giving away a free original glazed doughnut to customers who come in on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 — no purchase necessary. It’s just one of the many ways to get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts any day of the year, though.
3. Lime is offering free Election Day rides.
Wanna scoot yourself to your polling place? Lime is offering two free roundtrip Election Day rides of up to 30 minutes to your voting center, a post office, or an elections drop box. Just use the coupon code LIMETOTHEPOLLS2022 in the app when you start your ride.
4. ‘Pizza to the Polls’ will deliver pizzas to polling places on Election Day.
If you’re at a busy polling place with a long line of waiting voters, you can “report” your location to Pizza to the Polls. Give them a bit of information and they’ll search for nearby pizza places that can deliver pizzas to you. If you’re selected, expect delivery to take up to 90 minutes.
They also deploy food trucks to various cities known to have long voting lines. Here’s their 2022 schedule:
- Nov. 5 – Milwaukee
- Nov. 8 – Philadelphia
Keep an eye out for these companies to announce Election Day freebies.
These companies offered freebies during past Election Days; although they haven’t announced anything yet for 2022, keep an eye on these companies (we will too). Here’s what they offered in 2020:
- Boston Market gave away sliders — no purchase necessary — from 9 p.m. until close for the week following Election Day.
- Chili’s discounted their Presidente Margarita to $5 for the 2020 election down from more than $7 on average.
- Firehouse Subs offered a free medium sub with purchase of additional medium or large sub, chips, and a drink.
- GrubHub gave customers a number of food and delivery deals on Election Day, Nov. 3 — including free delivery on orders of $15+ at 7-Eleven, BurgerFi, and Pret A Manger.
- Hertz gave people Election Day free when they rented a car for at least two days and used a promo code.
- Jimmy John’s had a BOGO 50% off 8-inch or 16-inch sandwiches for the week of Election Day with promo code SAVEON2.
- McAlister’s Rewards members saw a BOGO Free sandwich coupon added to their account on Election Day. The coupon was usable for two weeks.
- McDonald’s gave away free pastries with a coffee purchase (any size) for the week of Election Day.
- Uber offered 50% off round-trip rides (up to $7 each way or $14 for the two trips) on Election Day between 12:01 a.m. PT to 3 a.m. PT the following day.