Election Day Deals and Freebies: Free Blockbuster Rental, Free Fries at White Castle + More

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Update: I learned something today. It is actually illegal for a business to offer a discount or freebie solely to those who voted on a day when federal elections are happening. This article on Politico explains it. If you don’t vote and still want a freebie, then consider printing the article and bringing it along with you to the store.


Today’s the big day – Election Day 2012! Get out and vote today and pick up a few deals and freebies when you show your “I Voted” sticker.

We’ve listed the deals and freebies we know of going on today, some of which require a sticker and some of which only require a coupon.

Your turn: What other Election Day deals and freebies do you know of? Which of these are you planning to get?

Get a free 99¢ rental today only at Blockbuster with this printable coupon.

Boston Market
Vote for your favorite Boston Market Market Bowl (chicken or turkey) and you’ll receive an offer on 11/7 as a thank-you for voting.

Buca di Beppo
At Buca di Beppo today, get a buy 1, get 1 free individual lunch item coupon or save $5 or $10 off their Famiglia or Deluxe Famiglia meals.

Dunn Bros Coffee
Today is Bold Standard Day at Dunn Bros Coffee where you can get a cup of their new Fair Trade Organic Peru Cajamarca coffee for just $1 until 10am.

Macaroni Grill
Get $10 off your online order ($20 minimum) at Macaroni Grill today with coupon code RMGTOGO.

Olive Garden
Come in with an “I Voted” sticker and receive a free Dolcini with any adult entree purchase.

Also, save $10 when you buy 2 Lighter Fare or New dinner entrees through Thursday, 11/8 at Olive Garden after entering your information here. You’ll also receive a coupon for 20% off your entire table’s lunch.

White Castle
Wear your “I Voted” sticker and get a free small sweet potato fry with any purchase. Otherwise you can “vote” for sweet potato fry or crinkle cut fry on their Facebook page to receive a coupon.


  1. Cindy says

    With your sticker today…The Dunn Bros was offering 50% of coffee drinks too. Merwin Liquor is offering 10% off. Herberger's has $20 off of $50 purchase.

  2. Jenni says

    Herberger's has a coupon on their website — $20 off an in-store regular or sale price purchase of $50 or more with your "I VOTED" sticker for today only.

  3. sue says

    lection Day Giveaway

    November 6, 2012

    Grand Casino – Show us your “I Voted” sticker at Grand Rewards

    and receive a Living Presidents Folio.

    Redemption Time: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Diamond & Platinum: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Limit one per Guest. Must be a Grand Rewards member to receive this offer. While supplies last. No replacement offer will be given.

  4. Lex says

    Wear your sticker for BOGO tickets into First Avenue tonight. The mainroom features The Sword and a coupe other fun rock bands from Tx.

    A Free beer at the Nomad World Pub with sticker, also reported.

    • Jeff says

      Why it piss on everyone's parade there Carrie. Would want anyone to have a little fun. Just another Typical Joyless Woman.

      • says

        Jeff – It sounds like you are concerned that I informed everyone that giving freebies based on whether or not you voted is illegal. When we put the post together I was clueless that it isn't supposed to happen and when I became informed of it I felt like I should let others know so they can decide whether to participate or not. Plus, those that do not have an "I voted" sticker – whether they abstained from voting or voted early and didn't get a sticker – now have recourse and an ability to participate. I'm sorry that it offended you, Jeff. I hope you are able to enjoy a variety of freebies and deals today. –Carrie

        • kimm says

          No doubt! Thanks, Carrie for choosing to inform us Pocketeers when you find out information — regardless of how well perceived that information may be. I wasn't aware of that stipulation so I'm glad to know I could partake even if I haven't yet had a chance to vote.

  5. Karen O says

    Jeff is just someone trying to get everyone riled up. Carrie, I think you have the right to delete a comment like that. :)

    I had an interesting experience last night. I did the Macaroni Grill $10.00 off promotion. What a disaster. They obviously were not prepared for the volume of orders they would get. I don't know if their corporate office didn't let them know, or if the coupon code got out to more people than they had planned on. I had ordered oneline 3:00 for a 5:30 pickup. There were several of us there who had to wait and wait and wait. I waited the longest – and only for my 2 simplest (sp?) items. 3/5 items were done when I arrived at 5:30. They told me I still needed my pizza done at 5:45. At 6:10 I was told they ran out of pizza dough (while I watched other pizzas go out the door for people with later pick ups), and I had to remind them for the 3rd time I was also missing my . They had a different pizza done, and I confirmed with my son that he would take it. So they told me they would give me that item for free. I pleasantly told them I thought the entire order should be free since I had been waiting 45 minutes and promised several times it would be a few more minutes. I would not have waited that long if I had known they weren't really working on my items. They agreed, so we got our stone cold food for free, and my poor children finally got to eat after 7:00 when I got home after they heated their food up.

    Lesson: If you are going to do this, make sure they aren't overwhelmed. And don't pay ahead so you can back out if there are problems – several people there were in that boat.

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