No matter what your political views may be, there's certainly one thing everyone can agree on for this election: You need to vote.
As one of the most controversial presidential campaign seasons comes to an end, more and more people are urging fellow Americans to hit the polls Nov. 8. Part of that push is coming from companies offering Election Day freebies as a sweet incentive to vote.
This has been a tradition for several election seasons now where big brands like Zipcar, Starbucks and JetBlue offered everything from discounts and contests to complimentary products. Four years later, these awesome deals are popping up again, and all you have to do is exercise your constitutional right.
Here are some of the best Election Day deals. Now go vote!
Free Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme Nationwide
The sweet shop announced any guest wearing a sticker indicating he or she voted will receive one free doughnut of choice Nov. 8 at participating U.S. shops. “We want to sweeten Election Day by saying ‘thank you’ to those who participate at the polls,” said Jackie Woodward, chief marketing officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, in a statement. “It has been a long election season, and we think a free treat is the perfect way to reward voters.”
Free Coffee at 7-Eleven Nationwide
For the first time, 7-Eleven will offer customers a free coffee (in any size cup) at participating stores through the 7Rewards app. Coffee drinkers can also cast their votes by choosing from three cups — blue Democrat, red Republican and a nonpartisan, purple Speak Up cup — at stores up until Nov. 8.
Free Pins At Urban Outfitters Nationwide
The popular clothing chain will be giving out free limited edition “I voted” pins in fun, custom designs, limited to first 200 customers at each store.
Discount Burger at BurgerFi Nationwide
This burger-joint chain knows a lot of people are conflicted with their vote this year, and is honoring the tough decision with some grub. If you come in to participating locations Nov. 8 with an "I Voted" sticker, you'll get a Conflicted Burger for $5 instead of the typical $8-$9.
Free Child Care at Select YMCAs Nationwide
The organization is calling the free child care initiative "Zoe’s Kids Day Out" and hopes that providing the service will help parents and caregivers get out and vote. While many YMCAs are offering the service for free, some require a nominal fee or donation. To learn if your local YMCA is one of the participating locations, call directly or visit the organization’s website.
Free Chips and Queso at California Tortilla Group in the Northeast and Florida
Why not make Election Day a fiesta? The Mexican food chain will be offering free chips and queso (with any purchase) on Nov. 8 for all guests who visit and tell the cashier a “password.” They are giving guests the option to choose their password based on the presidential candidate they support. Of course for those who choose to keep their political affiliations to themselves there is a simple standby. The passwords are: “I’m with Queso,” “Make Queso Great Again,” and “I Vote for Queso!”
Free Cookie at Great American Cookies Nationwide
The national cookie shop is inviting customers who show their "I Voted" sticker to choose one free regular cookie at participating stores this Election Day. "We can all agree that this election season has been anything but sweet and Great American Cookies wants to end it on a positive note for customers," said David Kaiser, executive vice president of Great American Cookies, in a statement. "Regardless of who you voted for, we think all Americans can get behind a free cookie on Election Day."
Free Pizza At Marco's Nationwide
Visit Marco's Pizza website on Tuesday and get a voucher for a free medium one-topping pizza.
Free Booze at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in California
This Santa Monica hotel is helping you toast to victory or drown your sorrows on election night by offering guests who show proof that they voted a complimentary glass of wine or beer. It’s all going down in their FIG Restaurant, where featured cocktails such as the Orange Top and the Blue Pantsuit are available in the Lobby Lounge from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in North Carolina
Folks lucky enough to be at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Nov. 8 will be treated to free scoops of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from 8 p.m. to midnight. The reason for that particular campus? The company has been spending a lot of time in North Carolina as part of their “Democracy is in Your Hands” campaign. They launched a new flavor, "Empower Mint," in North Carolina in May to bring awareness to voter rights as well.
Free Food at Paulaner NYC Restaurant
Head to this popular New York City brewery and German restaurant on Election Day and you’ll get free red, white and blue popcorn and be able to participate in free games and contests with prizes for guessing swing state outcomes correctly while watching the results play out on large-screen projection TVs. They’re also hosting a buy one, get your "2nd Election Day Beer for Free" promotion.
Free Workout at Gold's Gym Nationwide
Gold’s Gym is rewarding Americans who exercise their right to vote by opening their gyms for free, nationwide, to anyone who brings in their valid voter’s registration card or “I Voted” sticker.
Free Drink at Firehouse Subs Nationwide
Patrons can get a free medium drink when they show an “I Voted” sticker.
Restaurant Happy Hour Specials in Washington, D.C., and New York
Eateries across the country are enticing you to watch the election from their establishments. Washington, D.C., bar and restaurant Circa is offering happy hour prices from the moment they open at 11 a.m. at all of their locations in the area.
Black Forest Brooklyn will have happy hour specials on select beers and half-price wine bottles to get you through the night. Pampano Restaurant in New York will offer election night cocktail specials as well. With an “I Voted” sticker, you can get The Kitty Kat, a Bloody Maria made with Mezcal or the You’ve Got Mail, a blue Curacao drink made with tequila, for $10. And the Village Pourhouse Bar in Manhattan will serve up its Donald Drumpf and Secret Server cocktails for $8 and feature Trump and Clinton piñatas filled with tongue-in-cheek prizes, including a tanning salon gift certificate or a Trump and Hillary mask.
Free Doughnuts at Duffy’s Sports Grill in Florida
Florida is a battleground when it comes to the election, so it's no surprise a local chain like Duffy's Sports Grill is urging people to vote. How are they doing it? By giving away free red velvet mini doughnuts when you show off you're "I Voted" sticker on Tuesday. There is a limit of one per table.