To encourage citizens to express their right to vote, Krispy Kreme will be handing out free donuts this year on Election Day.
The donut chain made the announcement earlier today. They will offer customers a sweet incentive for fulling their civic duty at the polls. Krispy Kreme will give away the free donuts on Election Day (November 3), which is one week from today.
To sweeten the deal even further, the stores are also handing out the famous “I Voted” stickers for customers to show off when they leave. They encourage voters to share a photo of themselves enjoying their donut and sticker using the #KrispyKreme and by tagging @krispykreme on social media.
However, Krispy Kreme suggests the stickers are meant for those who vote by mail-in ballot. Voting by mail has increased this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, many voters haven’t received their “I Voted” stickers.
“If you’re out and about on Election Day, we want to thank you by giving you a free Original Glazed doughnut,” said Dave Skena, chief marketing officer of Krispy Kreme. “And if you didn’t get your ‘I Voted’ sticker because you voted before Election Day, we’ve got you covered there, too.”
The free donuts and stickers will be available at participating Krispy Kreme locations while supplies last.
Other Companies Offering Perks for Voting
Krispy Kreme is not the only brand to announce free snacks on Election Day. Uber Eats reportedly will roll out food trucks to polling places around the nation to provide free food for voters.
Furthermore, Hertz wants to make sure everyone can actually get to the polls on Election Day.
The car rental company announced it will give everyone one day for free. The catch is that customers have to reserve a car for two days and pick up their cars on November 2 or 3 . The promotion will be available at thousands of Hertz neighborhood locations across the nation.
Lyft, meanwhile, is offering 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox. Uber is offering a similar offer under its “Get Out the Vote” initiative.
The 2020 presidential election has already proven to be a tense one. On the Republican ticket, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are up for reelection. Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for president on the Democratic ticket with California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.