2012 Election Day Freebies

2012 Election Day Freebies

I Voted image courtesy of FourSquare.com

Oh thank the Lords of Kobol. ONE MORE DAY! Then we get a nice, relaxing 2 month break before the 2016 campaign season begins. But the relentless campaigning we’ve been subjected to can pay off tomorrow even if your candidiate of choice loses since there are a ton of 2012 Election Day Freebies! Note that all of these offers are only valid on Tuesday, November 6.

  • Boston Market – Vote for your favorite Market Bowl and then check back tomorrow for a “special offer.” I’m guessing it’ll be a BOGO or maybe even a free Market Bowl.
  • Buca di Beppo – $5 off their Famiglia meal or $10 off their Deluxe Famiglia meal with this coupon.
  • California Pizza – Here’s the only offer valid past election day. Through November 9, get $5 off any take-out order of $30 or more.
  • California Tortilla – Get a free taco by showing your “I VOTED” sticker or saying “VOTE” to the cashier. Simple enough.
  • Gordon Biersch – Snag a cheeseburger and beer for $10 with this coupon.
  • Mimis Cafe – Get 50% off on lunch or dinner with the purchase of a second entree. So it’s like half of a BOGO. Lame.
  • Olive Garden – Bring in your “I Voted” sticker and receive a free Dolcini with any adult entree.
  • On The Border – Upon liking them on Facebook, you can print a coupon for some free sopapillas with the purchase of an entree.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery – Here’s a coupon for an 11oz. top sirloin steak & beer for $20.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Code RMGTOGO will save $10 on any $20 online order.
  • Rubio’s – Grilled or Blackened Tilapia Tacos will be on sale for $1.50 after 2:30. No coupon required.
  • Starbucks – They’re giving away free Indivisible bracelets to anybody who asks for one.
  • Sticky Fingers – Show your “I Voted” sticker and get $5 off a pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich.
  • Taco Bueno – Free chips and guacamole are promised to anyone who votes. They don’t say if you’ll need a sticker, but you might as well grab one to be safe.
  • Tijuana Flats – Any free appetizer! Note you must wear an “I Voted” sticker.
  • Tim Hortons – You can get a free donut (aww yeah!) with the purchase of any drink and by showing your “I Voted” sticker. Man, these stickers are worth their weight in gold tomorrow.
  • White Castle – Make any purchase and get a free small Sweet Potato Waffle Fry. You can either wear a flippin’ “I Voted” sticker OR print a coupon from Facebook.
  • Z’Tejas – If you dine in, they’re offering a BOGO deal on entrees. If you order to-go, get 20% off. Note this only applies from 4pm-close.

I voted via absentee ballot and I’m guessing a lot of others did (or voted early!) If you fall into this category, uh…I guess sucks for us?

Also I’ve seen a sites reporting free 7-Eleven coffee, Einstein Bro Bagels, or Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, however I couldn’t find anything from those companies confirming this. In fact Ben & Jerry’s debunked the offer.

That said, if you know of any I’ve missed, please share them below in the comments! AND GO VOTE!

[thanks to everyone who sent these in!]




  • Bethany

    Haha, I thought the Starbucks entry said free INVISIBLE bracelets. Gee, thanks. LOL

  • HeatherGilmore

    None of those places exist where i live besides Starbucks :(

  • angiesiegrist

    Panda Express is giving a free Orange Chicken if you bring your sticker.

  • maggie books

    Goob, in Calif if you vote absentee there is a strip you pull off the ballot that says I voted.  Of course, I usually lose mine before election day.

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  • True Story Bro

    Actually, its illegal for any person/company to offer FREE items or incentives to only people who have voted. Most companies know this now after the 2008 election and have opened the election day freebies to ANYONE or have changed it from “election day” to “customer appreciation” specials.

  • Katie

    I got a free bagel at Einstein Bros Bagels — I think you just have to know to ask!

  • AmyNay

    so did I – I was like really what the hell and why is everyone advertising this for them?  lmfao!

  • Goob

    From what I’ve heard, that’s actually an old offer.

  • LI

    You might want to give credit for the Foursquare badge image you’re using in this post. http://www.ivotedmap.com/

  • Goob

    Is that where it came from? I pulled it from Google Images. I’ll update the post.

  • janngoi

    “I voted” sticker? How about the ones that have to vote absentee?

  • Casey Chen

    Forgive me, but what is this “I Voted” sticker everyone is talking about?

  • HeyItsFree

    @leahcphillips What?! Hey @starbucks what’s the deal?

  • http://cashd00d.co.cc zacharyzblewski

    That’s what I came here to say.

  • Jon

    @Goob Foursquare doesn’t have a capital S :P

  • Goob

    It does now! Haha.