Election day is finally here, so get out and vote! And, if you’re into freebies like us, here’s a list of companies that are giving away some free stuff today to reward you for hitting the polls. Of course, we know it’s a clever marketing plan, but no matter how bad you feel about American politics, who can pass up a free Krispy Kreme doughnut? Although, not every item on the list sounds like deal–seriously, a $250 haircut, that’s so not a freebie.
Here is the list from USA Today:
•Coffee. Starbucks expects to hand out “hundreds of thousands” of free 12-ounce drip coffees (valued at about $1.75 each), says spokeswoman Jenny McCabe.
•Doughnuts. Some 85 of Krispy Kreme’s 231 locations in the U.S. will hand out star-shaped, red-white-and-blue sprinkled doughnuts “while supplies last,” says spokesperson Dana Hughens.
•Ice cream. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in each time zone, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops will hand out single-scoop ice cream cones (a $3.40 value). “What better way to encourage people to be politically active than to give away free ice cream?” asks spokeswoman Liz Brenna.
•Sandwiches. In a local market promotion, several hundred of the nation’s 1,400 Chick-fil-A stores will hand out $2.70 chicken sandwiches to adults who show proof that they voted, says spokesman Jerry Johnston.
•Phone calls. Credo Mobile, a wireless company that donates money to progressive causes for calls its customers make, will offer free outbound calls to current customers during polling hours in their states.
•Discount haircuts. Then, there’s Cristophe Schatteman, a top hair stylist known for giving former president Bill Clinton a $200 haircut on Air Force One. His salons in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Orange County, Calif., will offer all services — including haircuts — at half price today. A $500 haircut from Cristophe will go for $250.