Tomorrow is Election Day. Across the country, your fellow Americans will be voting for governors, state attorneys general, Senate representatives, even school board members. Voting is one of the most important actions you can take as a citizen; it's a simple way to serve your community, and to actively participate in our government.
You shouldn't need too much encouragement to head to your polling place, but just in case you do, restaurants and cafés across the country are offering extra incentives for voting. Here are the most exciting (and delicious).
Chameleon Cold Brew
Post a selfie with your "I Voted" sticker with the hashtag #FuelTheVote, and you'll be eligible for a 10-ounce Chameleon Cold Brew. Just don't forget to tag @ChameleonColdBrew.
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Show up to vote, flash that sweet “I Voted” sticker, get a free coffee on us & our pals at @stumptowncoffee ☕️. It’s a beautiful thing 🇺🇸
Black Seed Bagels
The New York City-based bagel shop is giving away free cups of Stumptown coffee with any purchase to voters who show their "I Voted" stickers at the register.
Shake Shack is offering free fries with any purchase to customers who voted. To get your fries, download the the Shack App and use the code "ivoted." Don't want to get the app? You can present your "I Voted" sticker when you order in any location, nationwide.
Pizza to the Polls
This organization is offering free pizza to anyone waiting in long lines at the polls. Simply go the website, and submit your report of hungry voters waiting in line to do their civic duty. A pizza should arrive shortly!
Bobo's Oat Bars
Tag @eatbobos on any social media platform along with the hashtag #GetOatTheVote to receive a coupon for a free oat bar from Bobo's.
Tell your server at this Mexican restaurant chain that you voted, and you can get a free order of chips and queso.
Fatz Southern Kitchen
Show off your "I Voted" sticker to get a free sweet tea with purchase of a meal on Tuesday.
At all of Birch Coffee's 10 coffee shop locations in New York City, you can get a free drip coffee if you show the barista your "I Voted" sticker.
customer: *wearing i voted sticker*— Potbelly (@Potbelly) November 5, 2018
potbelly: Wow Do YoU WaNt a CoOkIe
customer: ya that’d be nice actually
potbelly: great cause we’re giving u a free cookie today
ask for free cookie 11/6-7 w/ entree purchase. no requirement to vote, but u should.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
In past years, this sandwich shop only offered a free cookie to customers who voted, but this year, anyone who stops in gets a cookie (with the purchase of an entree) on Election Day.
Uber and Lyft
Uber is also offering $10 off a single ride to the polls. Lyft rides to the polls will be 50 percent off, or if your community faces significant barriers to transportation, Lyft will provide rides for free.