With the 2016 election having been a very tough one for most voters in the United States, I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: everyone needs to get out and vote!
Krispy Kreme seems to feel this way, at least. QSR has announced that on Nov. 8, those wearing an “I voted” sticker will be rewarded with a free Krispy Kreme donut as a “Thank you” from Krispy Kreme.
“We want to sweeten Election Day by saying ‘thank you’ to those who participate at the polls,” says Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “It has been a long election season, and we think a free treat is the perfect way to reward voters."
That’s very thoughtful of Krispy Kreme, and also a good motivator for some who may not have been planning on voting, but would like to get a free donut.
Krispy Kreme isn’t the only business offering up Election Day deals. According to Offers.com, some deals and freebies are available at chain restaurants, like Firehouse Subs, BurgerFi, Hard Rock Café and 7-Eleven. Many offers provide a free…something, including drinks and desserts.
Other offers are discounted items, like BurgerFi’s $5 Conflicted Burger, for those who haven’t been feeling too confident this election season, and really just need to take comfort in a delicious burger. They only have to show their “I Voted” sticker, once again, and the burger is theirs.
Many more deals are localized, for example, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, voters can take advantage of specials in many south Florida counties, like free entry into the History Miami Museum by showing off your “I Voted” sticker.
Check your local restaurants and bars to see what’s being offered in your area. You might even find that some bars and restaurants are showing coverage and having election themed parties. Anything to take the edge off, right? However, don’t be surprised if fights break out, because they almost certainly will. This has been a very passionate election season, to say the least.