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Bay Area Freebies, Discounts on Election Day

In the spirit of election season, a number of vendors will be treating Bay Area voters Thursday while folks cast their ballots.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be handing out free treats Tuesday to those rocking an "I Voted" sticker.

Participating locations in the Bay Area include San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Union City and Fremont, according to the company.

Doughnut lovers in the East Bay won't be so lucky. Shops in Brentwood, Concord, Pinole and Vacaville will not be taking part in the promotion, the company reported.

Krispy Kreme vendors may request that voters show proof that they accomplished their civic duty, but that's illegal, according to the Voting Law Compliance Handbook. Rules state that "federal law prohibits anything of value being given in exchange for proof of voting" if a federal office position is being decided by voters.


Fill-up joints around the Bay Area will be offering coffee priced at $1, according to the chain.

Interested coffee drinkers must use the 7-Eleven mobile app to take advantage of the discounted drink.


Select vehicles will be available for free in the case that voters need to make a last-minute rush to the polls, according to the company.

The promotion, which waves reservation charges, will take place from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. local time.

The ride won't be entirely free as taxes and fees still apply, the company said. Available rides are also expected to sell out quickly so interested customers are encouraged to book their reservation early.


Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are offering discounts on rides to the polls on Tuesday.

Lyft is offering a limited number of 45 percent discounts between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The discount will be capped at $10.

First-time Uber users will be able to save $20 from their first ride by using promotional code: VOTETODAY.


Shoppers can take an extra 10, 15 or 20 percent off select items if they use the promotion code "VOTE" at checkout, according to the company.

Folks can also chop off $10 from their order if they spend $25 or more on certain pieces of merchandise.

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