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Incentives to Vote: FREE Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Ben & Jerry’s

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 2, 2008 · 40 comments

Just the freedom to vote is incentive enough for me (I already voted early on Friday), but a little added bonus for taking advantage of it is a nice perk.  Companies across the country are offering treats to customers that vote on Election Day.




These stores are offering incentives to voters on Tuesday, November 4th:

  • Starbucks – Get a free tall 12-oz. cup of brewed coffee.  Limit one per customer.  If you live in an area that does not provide proof of voting, stores will operate on the honor system.
  • Krispy Kreme – Get a free star-shaped donut with red, white, and blue sprinkles when you show them your "I voted" sticker. Participating stores only, so you may want to call ahead.
  • Ben & Jerry's – Get a free scoop of ice cream from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Limit one per customer.

Whether or not you choose to partake in the goodies listed above, I hope all of my readers exercise their right to vote!

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1 Lynne Campbell November 3, 2008 at 1:52 am

Hey, I posted a link from my blog to this post.....Hope you don't mind.

Love your blog...

Blessings,
Lynne

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2 Lynne Campbell November 2, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Hey, I posted a link from my blog to this post.....Hope you don't mind.

Love your blog...

Blessings,
Lynne

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3 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 2:50 am

Sure thing – thanks!

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4 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 2:50 am

Sure thing – thanks!

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5 Deal Seeking Mom November 2, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Sure thing – thanks!

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6 Amy in Ohio November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm

If this doesn't get people to the polls, what will?

I tweeted this too!

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7 Amy in Ohio November 3, 2008 at 10:15 am

If this doesn't get people to the polls, what will?

I tweeted this too!

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8 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Very true, Amy. Thanks for the tweet!

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9 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Very true, Amy. Thanks for the tweet!

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10 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

Very true, Amy. Thanks for the tweet!

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11 Jen November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Any idea how they would deal with absentee voters? I promise I sent mine in on Friday!

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12 Jen November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Any idea how they would deal with absentee voters? I promise I sent mine in on Friday!

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13 Jen November 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Any idea how they would deal with absentee voters? I promise I sent mine in on Friday!

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14 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm

I did the same, Jen. I know that Starbucks stated they are going by the honor system, and I'm assuming the others will follow suit, especially in the states that are doing the early voting. I'm sure people that voted at the beginning of October no longer have their stickers, LOL!

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15 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm

I did the same, Jen. I know that Starbucks stated they are going by the honor system, and I'm assuming the others will follow suit, especially in the states that are doing the early voting. I'm sure people that voted at the beginning of October no longer have their stickers, LOL!

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16 Deal Seeking Mom November 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I did the same, Jen. I know that Starbucks stated they are going by the honor system, and I'm assuming the others will follow suit, especially in the states that are doing the early voting. I'm sure people that voted at the beginning of October no longer have their stickers, LOL!

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17 Linda (minnemom) November 4, 2008 at 3:47 am

Now if only I lived within 50 miles of any of those stores! Enjoy it, all you who have free food in your vicinity tomorrow.

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18 Linda (minnemom) November 4, 2008 at 3:47 am

Now if only I lived within 50 miles of any of those stores! Enjoy it, all you who have free food in your vicinity tomorrow.

Linda (minnemom)´s last blog post..Kirby Science Discovery Center in Sioux Falls, SD

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19 Linda (minnemom) November 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Now if only I lived within 50 miles of any of those stores! Enjoy it, all you who have free food in your vicinity tomorrow.

Linda (minnemom)´s last blog post..Kirby Science Discovery Center in Sioux Falls, SD

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20 Jenni H November 4, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Also check in your local area - Atlanta has election day specials with Zoo Atlanta and other local restaurants offering freebies. I also posted a list on my blog. Good stuff!

Jenni H´s last blog post..Election Day Finally! Vote and Get Free Stuff.

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21 Jenni H November 4, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Also check in your local area - Atlanta has election day specials with Zoo Atlanta and other local restaurants offering freebies. I also posted a list on my blog. Good stuff!

Jenni H´s last blog post..Election Day Finally! Vote and Get Free Stuff.

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22 Jenni H November 4, 2008 at 9:41 am

Also check in your local area - Atlanta has election day specials with Zoo Atlanta and other local restaurants offering freebies. I also posted a list on my blog. Good stuff!

Jenni H´s last blog post..Election Day Finally! Vote and Get Free Stuff.

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23 Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever November 4, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Shane's Rib Shack is also offering 3 free chicken strips for voters today. We've been planning that as tonight's dinner ever since my husband found out about it last week. :-)

Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever´s last blog post..Dear Kid Saturday - Trick or Treat!

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24 Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever November 4, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Shane's Rib Shack is also offering 3 free chicken strips for voters today. We've been planning that as tonight's dinner ever since my husband found out about it last week. :-)

Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever´s last blog post..Dear Kid Saturday - Trick or Treat!

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25 Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever November 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

Shane's Rib Shack is also offering 3 free chicken strips for voters today. We've been planning that as tonight's dinner ever since my husband found out about it last week. :-)

Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever´s last blog post..Dear Kid Saturday - Trick or Treat!

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26 Steve November 4, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Not that I dont' think it's very cool of companies to do this, but isn't it illegal in the US to offer this for voters only? Doesn't this fall under the category of incentivizing voting? Seems to me that even if you didn't vote, (which I don't recommend) that you should still get your freebies.

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27 Steve November 4, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Not that I dont' think it's very cool of companies to do this, but isn't it illegal in the US to offer this for voters only? Doesn't this fall under the category of incentivizing voting? Seems to me that even if you didn't vote, (which I don't recommend) that you should still get your freebies.

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28 Steve November 4, 2008 at 11:02 am

Not that I dont' think it's very cool of companies to do this, but isn't it illegal in the US to offer this for voters only? Doesn't this fall under the category of incentivizing voting? Seems to me that even if you didn't vote, (which I don't recommend) that you should still get your freebies.

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29 Deal Seeking Mom November 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm

I'm fairly sure there are at least a few states that would consider this illegal, Steve. My guess is that these places will not be at all strict with the promotions. It's more for publicity and fun, so I'm game! :)

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30 Deal Seeking Mom November 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm

I'm fairly sure there are at least a few states that would consider this illegal, Steve. My guess is that these places will not be at all strict with the promotions. It's more for publicity and fun, so I'm game! :)

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31 Deal Seeking Mom November 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I'm fairly sure there are at least a few states that would consider this illegal, Steve. My guess is that these places will not be at all strict with the promotions. It's more for publicity and fun, so I'm game! :)

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32 @JeanAnnVK November 4, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Great post! I dropped mine off yesterday...hopefully, everyone will get out there and participate in the democratic process!

@JeanAnnVK´s last blog post..Testing Obama's Mettle as a Leader

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33 @JeanAnnVK November 4, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Great post! I dropped mine off yesterday...hopefully, everyone will get out there and participate in the democratic process!

@JeanAnnVK´s last blog post..Testing Obama's Mettle as a Leader

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34 @JeanAnnVK November 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Great post! I dropped mine off yesterday...hopefully, everyone will get out there and participate in the democratic process!

@JeanAnnVK´s last blog post..Testing Obama's Mettle as a Leader

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35 Jennae @ Green Your Decor November 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Voters already have so much incentive to vote in this election. The promise of free goodies can only serve to increase voter turnout. This is a historic day for this nation, and I'm so proud to be a part of it! :)

Jennae @ Green Your Decor´s last blog post..Critter-Inspired Fun: Caterpillar Activity Bench by Skyline Design

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36 Jennae @ Green Your Decor November 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Voters already have so much incentive to vote in this election. The promise of free goodies can only serve to increase voter turnout. This is a historic day for this nation, and I'm so proud to be a part of it! :)

Jennae @ Green Your Decor´s last blog post..Critter-Inspired Fun: Caterpillar Activity Bench by Skyline Design

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37 Jennae @ Green Your Decor November 4, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Voters already have so much incentive to vote in this election. The promise of free goodies can only serve to increase voter turnout. This is a historic day for this nation, and I'm so proud to be a part of it! :)

Jennae @ Green Your Decor´s last blog post..Critter-Inspired Fun: Caterpillar Activity Bench by Skyline Design

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38 Kara November 5, 2008 at 1:39 am

Dunkin' Doughnuts is also giving away a doughnut of your choice

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39 Kara November 5, 2008 at 1:39 am

Dunkin' Doughnuts is also giving away a doughnut of your choice

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40 Kara November 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Dunkin' Doughnuts is also giving away a doughnut of your choice

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