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The Best Election Day and Voter Deals and Freebies for 2020

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, November 03, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Best US Election Foods Cookbook: Fun and Colorful Foods to Cheer You on As Vote | Kindle Edition | by Meghan Gilb (Author). Publication date: October 13, 2020
Best US Election Foods Cookbook
After you head to the polls on Tuesday to cast your ballot on Election Day 2020, U.S. voters will have plenty of choices to tap into some sweet perks. Several companies and restaurants are offering deep discounts on everything from food to free rides.

🗳️ McDonald's:
-- Starting Tuesday November 3rd through November 9th, McDonald's announced it is giving away its new pastry items for free with the purchase of a hot or iced coffee through its app. The choices include an apple fritter, blueberry muffin and cinnamon roll.

🗳️ Planet Fitness:
-- Planet Fitness is offering voters a way to Flex Their Vote by working off the stress of the election with a free workout and hydro-massage Tuesday through November 8th.

🗳️ CAVA and Zoës Kitchen:
-- Poll workers get a healthy and delicious Mediterranean meal, free of charge on Tuesday. Volunteers need to bring a poll worker’s badge when they visit.

🗳️ DoorDash:
-- Get free delivery on Election Day on all orders with a $15 minimum. Use the promo code VOTE.

🗳️ Scribd:
-- Create a new account through Tuesday and get 30 days of free access to Scribd's digital library of over a million premium e-books, audiobooks, magazines and more. Users will not be required to enter their credit card information to sign up for Scribd during the eligibility period, the company says. Learn more at Scribd.com/read2020.

🗳️ Shake Shack:
-- Poll workers get a free sandwich, including the Shackburger and the Chick'n Shack, from Sunday through Election Day with a valid poll worker's badge. The offer is only valid for in-shack ordering.

🗳️ Tim Hortons:
-- Through November 8th, Tim's Rewards members can get one free dark roast coffee between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. EST.

🗳️ Corner Bakery Cafe:
-- On Tuesday and Wednesday, buy one free sandwich or panini and get one free.

🗳️ Jersey Mike's Subs:
-- Get $2 off any regular sub through Friday with app orders using the code SANDDAY2OFF.

🗳️ Sonic Drive-In:
-- Cheeseburgers are 50% off from 5 p.m. until restaurants close Tuesday as part of Sonic's weekly family night.

🗳️ Subway:
-- Get a free foot-long when you purchase two in the app or on the website. The discount shows in cart if a shop is participating, according to the Subway website.

🗳️ Wendy's:
-- Through November 8th, get a free Classic Chicken Sandwich with any purchase. You must use the offer in Wendy's app. The sandwich usually costs $4.99.

🗳️ Election Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch: Safeguard: An Electoral College Story | This timely and urgent new public affairs documentary examines the U.S. electoral college system. The film remains non-partisan as it asks the questions: How does it work? What happens if we change the rules?
An Electoral College Story

Amazon Freebies:

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🗳️ Free Election apps

🗳️ Free Election game apps

🗳️ Listen to Election Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

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🗳️ Listen to Election Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🗳️ Free Alexa Skills | Election

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Election Night Activities for Families

The Night Before Election Day
Leading up to Elections:

Get Creative to Get out the Vote!

Engage in age-appropriate activities with children to help them inspire others to vote through their interests and talents. Here are some ideas to engage them:

🗳️  Paint Vote rocks and place them all over common community areas
🗳️  Create mock skits where the kids pretend to be candidates and debate issues that they care about or ideas to make our community better (you can do this with stuffies, too). For a bonus round, have the children play the opposite view!
🗳️  Create posters or stickers for people to display, encouraging them to vote
🗳️  Write postcards or notes to people and encourage them to vote and exercise their voice in the upcoming election. While you can do this on your own, there are bigger campaigns kids can join (with adult help) to increase voter turnout in swing states
🗳️  Volunteer to help people in your community register to vote through joining an organizational effort or a campaign!

Image: What's the Big Deal About Elections | Paperback – Illustrated: 64 pages | by Ruby Shamir (Author), Matt Faulkner (Illustrator). Publisher: Philomel Books; Illustrated edition (August 25, 2020)
What's the Big Deal
About Elections
Learn More about Your World View!

Older children (5th grade and above) will start to engage in current events and form their own world views. Here are some ideas to engage them in learning more:

🗳️  Have them do their own poll on an issue (with adult help) through an email Google Form, social media like Instagram, interviewing people at a given location (e.g. outside of a grocery store) and see what they find.
🗳️  Tape a journalist broadcast, Public Service Announcement, or movie about an issue
🗳️  Use mobile applications to help them understand which candidates they might align with so they develop their own understanding of the issues

Attend Candidate Forums and/or Watch Candidate Debates!

Exposure to candidate debates and events will help norm the activity for children and is more likely to continue as they grow into adults. Use age-appropriate ways to keep them engaged in meetings, panels, and debates at local and national levels. Here are some ideas to encourage exposure:

🗳️  Create a bingo sheet on words that the child might here as the debate goes on and have them fill out a bingo card (as they hear the word being said) for a small prize during the meeting!
🗳️  Let your children bring a sketch-book with them to the meeting and have them sketch what they see or what comes to their minds as they listen.
🗳️  Have your child ask the candidates a question, if they feel comfortable doing so!
Ask your child to evaluate three plus/deltas (positive/constructive feedback) for each candidate or the event itself.

Image: Election 2020: A Decide the Fate of America Novel | Kindle Edition | by Redd and Scarlet W. Bleu (Author). Publication date: December 23, 2019
Election 2020: A Decide
the Fate of America Novel
Election Day:

Let your Children Experience VOTING!

My children remember being late to school on voting day to vote with me and treat ourselves to hot chocolate afterwards. We wanted to make voting fun when they were old enough to remember it. Here are some ideas for actual practice voting but whatever you do, make it fun!

🗳️  Ask your children to help you fill out the sample ballot to make the voting easier for you. Let them ask you for your voting decision and fill out the bubble. For older children, every once in a while, ask them who is endorsing a particular Proposition or Measure (and show them where to look in the voter booklet), so that they can later remember how to do this for themselves.
🗳️  Take your kids with you to the polling station to vote and let them proudly wear the voting sticker afterwards!
🗳️  Vote for a movie night or group experience! Simulate democracy in the classroom or at home and have everyone VOTE for a jointly-decided event. If you do this in advance, allow kids to lobby for their votes so you have more to debrief later!

Image: I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference | Hardcover – Picture Book: | by Mark Shulman (Author), Serge Bloch (Illustrator). Publisher: Neal Porter Books; Illustrated edition (January 21, 2020)
I Voted: Making a Choice
Makes a Difference
Track Voter Results.

For presidential elections, electoral votes are hard to understand, but a simple map with red and blue crayons can help! Here are some ideas to help your children track and understand the election results:

🗳️  For the presidential race, have your child color an electoral map as each state is decided and help them graph the electoral votes as they come in.
🗳️  Use jars and beans to help kids see percentage wins for certain measures or propositions. Have them count out the percentages from 100 beans and place them into jars with labels on what each means so that they can experimentally understand the results.
🗳️  Brainstorm ways to support our community regardless of the outcome of the election. When rooting for teams, it is always hard to lose. Help kids understand that we are allowed to have our feelings, and we should think about how we can create common values and goals after the election for the things we all care about. Ask them for their ideas to make this happen.

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More Election Day Deals and Freebies for 2020

Image: Red, White, and Blue - Blue Berries and Strawberries, by Miesha Moriniere on Pixabay 🗳️  BeenVerified
-- BeenVerified is a public data company that puts the power of information into the hands of customers. From November 1st through November 3rd, they are offering 25% off their people search platform which provides voters a resource to better understand their politicians and educate them on the information available for everyone running.

🗳️  Bobo's
-- On November 3rd, Bobo's, the brand that makes simple and delicious 100% oat bars and snacks, is offering 2,000 free bars for those who voted. All you have to do is provide your basic information and a photo of your I Voted Sticker to get a coupon for a free tasty snack to celebrate your patriotism. You can easily do that here!

🗳️  Boston Market
-- Boston Market is treating voters with one free slider from 9 p.m. to close at all locations nationwide on November 3rd, no purchase necessary. This includes slider options such as their popular Chicken Cheddar, Turkey Cheddar, Chicken Chipotle and BBQ Meatloaf.

Image: Mr. Beat presents... The Ultimate American Presidential Election Book: Every Presidential Election in American History (1788-2016) | Paperback: 179 pages | by Matt Beat (Author). Publisher: Independently published (July 14, 2020)
Ultimate American
Presidential Election Book
🗳️  Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
-- On Election Day (which happens to be National Sandwich Day), Capriotti's is offering CAPAddicts reward app users a small Bobbie Sandwich for just $5. The Bobbie is Capriotti's best-seller and was voted Greatest Sandwich in America. The fan-favorite sub is a Thanksgiving-inspired sandwich featuring homemade turkey that is roasted in-house daily and hand-shredded every morning, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a soft roll.

Capriotti's has locations in Nevada, and is not nationwide.

🗳️  Care.com
-- Care.com has partnered with Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) to offer free childcare, so parents can vote safely and stress-free. From now until Election Day, parents can visit this landing page to reserve a four-hour spot for their children at one of the participating locations.

🗳️  Chili's
-- At this Mexican joint, you can get a $5 Presidente Margarita from October 20 through November 3. This is available for dine-in and to-go orders, plus you get a super cool Chili's I Voted sticker!

🗳️  Chopt Creative Salad Co.
-- This salad restaurant is offering a free meal to poll workers on Election Day. All you have to do is show proof that you're an election worker in the form of a badge, pin or email confirmation. The offer is good for one free in-store entree, up to a $15 value.

🗳️  Dos Toros
-- This Mexican food chain is offering every election workers one free in-store entree, up to a $15 value, on Election Day. Proof that you've worked the polls must be shown to redeem the offer.

🗳️  Enlightened
-- Enlightened, the ice cream store, is giving customers a coupon for free ice cream to anyone who mentions the word vote and tags @eatenlightened on their Instagram stories on November 3rd. They will also randomly select one person to win the grand prize — a year's worth of free Enlightened desserts.

🗳️  Firehouse Subs
This deal isn't confirmed yet, but they have said they will have a deal in 2020 – which isn’t over yet! Last year, the deal was a free medium sub when you buy a medium or large sub, chips and a drink.

Image: What Is a Presidential Election?: with Activities, Stickers, and a Poster! (What Was?) | Paperback: 112 pages | by Douglas Yacka (Author), Who HQ (Author), Robert Squier (Illustrator). Publisher: Penguin Workshop (June 30, 2020)
What Is a Presidential Election?
🗳️  Grubhub
-- Grubhub is partnering with big chain restaurants like Burger King, Red Lobster, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's, and BurgerFi to help voters stay fed and hydrated. They're offering free delivery and discounts with select restaurants.

Some highlights:

Free delivery on 7-Eleven and BurgerFi orders of $15+
$3 off Burger King orders of $18+
$10 off California Pizza Kitchen orders of $30+
$5 off Pret A Manger orders $15+
$5 off Wow Bao orders of $20+
Free delivery on orders at Red Lobster of $25+

🗳️  Hertz
-- To help you get to the polls, Hertz is offering a Drive the Vote promo, which includes one free day when you pick up your car on either November 2nd or November 3rd. You'll have to complete at least a two-day rental from participating neighborhood locations to use this promo. Just use the code 210350 when reserving your car.

🗳️  Jimmy John's
-- The popular sandwich shop is offering BOGO 50% off 8-inch or 16-inch sandwiches through November 8th. Use the promo code RMN at checkout to get the deal online.

🗳️  Krispy Kreme
-- On November 3, visit a participating U.S. Krispy Kreme to get a free Original Glazed Doughnut. There is no proof of voting required for the freebie — anyone can enjoy the sweet treat. Plus, Krispy Kreme will also have I Voted stickers to give away because so many are missing out on that in-person badge of honor this year.

🗳️  Lyft
-- Lyft has been offering voters affordable access to the polls for a few years via their Ride to Vote initiative. On Election Day, Lyft is offering 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox. Use the code 2020VOTE when you request a ride. For the first time, this offer also includes their bikes and scooters in select cities.

Lyft is also partnering with Sony Music Group and their artists and songwriters to help mobilize voters as part of their Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote initiative, which offers resources about registering to vote and getting to designated polling locations in Houston and Miami, as well as to More Than A Vote arena polling locations.

Image: ABC What an Informed Voter You'll Be! (For Kids Grades K - 5th): An A to Z Overview of US Government, American Politics and Elections for Children | Paperback: 30 pages | by Modern Kid Press (Author), Jacy Corral (Illustrator). Publisher: Modern Kid Press (September 24, 2020)
ABC What an Informed
Voter You'll Be!
🗳️  McAlister's Deli
-- When you join the free McAlister's Rewards loyalty program and download their app, you'll find a Buy One, Get One Free sandwich coupon added to your account on November 3rd.

🗳️  Natural Grocers
-- Natural Grocers customers get a free chocolate bar, discounts on bacon, snack packs and de-stressing and relaxing products from their supplements and body care departments. Plus, they can enter a prize giveaway. Who doesn't love a free chocolate bar?

🗳️  Pieology
Pizza innovator Pieology is celebrating everyone who votes in this upcoming election with a new national You Vote, You Pie Reward that celebrates individuality and freedom. From November 1 to November 3, locations across the United States will be offering an Election Day 2020 Bundle deal: two 11-inch Create Your Own pizzas and a shareable dessert for $20.20.

They are also asking customers to vote on their favorite premium crust: Original Thin, PieRise Thick, Cauliflower or Gluten-Free. They will be rewarding all users who vote on their social media platforms with a special offer. And five random winners from the comments will receive a free 2020 Bundle!

Image: Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts | Paperback: 48 pages | by Syl Sobel (Author). Publisher: B.E.S.; 4th edition (May 1, 2016)
Presidential Elections
and Other Cool Facts
🗳️  Seamless
-- This election day, Seamless is teaming up with Chobani to create a special deal for New York City-area poll workers. Starting October 28, they will be giving up to 1,000 poll workers $40 to be used towards their next Seamless meal after working at the polls. You can enter your poll worker code for redemption until November 11 at perksforpollworkers.com. Just submit an email along with a photo of your official New York City poll worker badge.

🗳️  Uber
-- Uber's Get Out the Vote initiative has been around for a bit, but in 2020 they're amping it up. Their food delivery service, Uber Eats, is working with Pizza to the Polls to deliver free food to 25 cities across the country between October 24 and November 3. Plus, Uber is offering 50% off round-trip rides to and from the polls — up to $7 each way or $14 round-trip — for cars, bikes and scooters. Also, the Uber app has a new feature that will help users find their correct polling location. Very cool!

~~ By: Sara Skirboll from The Real Deal Blog

Election Recipes:

🗳️ Election Cake, a Forgotten American Tradition

🗳️ Election Day Recipes - Recipes from NYT Cooking

🗳️ Your Election Night Menu Should Be All About Comfort

🗳️ Feeling anxious about election night? Here are 7 comforting snacks to make

🗳️ Election-Themed Food and Drink Recipes Everyone Can Agree On

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

Elections Printable Game for Kids

🗳️ Easy Elementary Election Unit and Free Printable Game

🗳️ Elections For Kids

🗳️ Elections Theme Lesson Plans, Thematic Units Printables Worksheets

🗳️ Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids

🗳️ Virtual Tour of Supreme Court

🗳️ Elections: animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, activities

🗳️ Election Day Coloring Pages

🗳️ Crafts, Activities and Ideas To Celebrate Voting With Your Kids

🗳️ 12 Coloring Pages To Destress On Election Night

🗳️ Election dot to dot printable worksheets

🗳️ October 23rd Special Days - Featuring 21+ Women's Suffrage Freebies!

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