Election Day deals and freebies

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

CHICAGO -- Did you vote? Then you get free stuff, thanks to many national brands as well as local restaurants and stores, if you show your voting sticker or wristband.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced any guest wearing a sticker or wristband indicating that they voted will receive one free doughnut of choice on Nov. 8 at participating U.S. shops. This delicious choice is only available to those guests wearing a voting sticker on Election Day. No coupon is necessary.

Macy's cuts an extra 20% off via coupon code "VOTE" during its Election Day Sale. If available, choose in-store pickup to avoid the $9.95 shipping fee, although orders of $50 or more bag free shipping. Exclusions apply. The deal ends November 9.

Marco's Pizza will reward those who cast their vote for Marco's on Election Day with a voucher for a free medium one-topping pizza. The offer is valid at all participating Marco's Pizza locations across the country.

Chuck E. Cheese will give you a free personal size pepperoni pizza with any pizza purchase when you mention coupon code #5253.

Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken is giving away free regular-size sides to anyone with a sticker or wristband Tuesday, and said, "Since federal law prohibits rewarding people for their votes, we can't tell you to show off your brand new 'I voted' sticker at the door. Any lame sticker will do." Nando's has five locations throughout Chiacgo.

7-11 will be giving out free cups of coffee, but you have to download the store's app to get the deal.


Uber was already offering their own discount for new users - $20 off their first ride with the promotional code "VOTETODAY". All users (new or old) can ride for free. Uber is partnering with Google to launch a special in-app feature that will help riders locate polling locations and request a ride with just a push of a button.

Lyft says the company "aims to make it easier for people to get around their cities and we are always happy to see how others use the platform to help connect their communities. Users can access the promotion through Lyft's Deal of the Week email.

You can reserve a free Zipcar on Election Day (6 p.m.-10 p.m.) to help #DRIVEtheVOTE.

This deal is only available on these select Zipcar models:

Ford: Focus Sedan, Focus Hatchback, Fiesta, Fiesta Hatchback, C-Max

Honda: Civic, Fit, Civic

Hyundai: Elantra, Elantra GT

Jeep: Renegade

Kia: Soul, Forte

Mazda: 3

Mitsubishi: Lancer

Nissan: Sentra, Versa, Versa Hatchback

Subaru: Impreza

Toyota: Prius, Corolla

Volkswagen: Golf, Jetta


Some YMCA locations are offering free child care on Election Day in an effort to provide busy parents and guardians an opportunity to. Visit ymcachicago.org to find your local YMCA center and contact them directly to find out if they are offering free childcare.