No matter which candidate you choose in this year’s crazy election — or even if you’re aching for a “C: None of the above” option — one thing’s absolutely certain: You should get out there and vote this year.
It’s your hard-won right and civic duty. It’s a chance to make your voice heard.
And in case that’s not motivation enough, there’s one more thing…
It’ll get you a free donut.
How’s that for an answer to that friend you have who insists voting doesn’t matter?
How to Get a Free Donut on Election Day
If you want to get at least one sweet thing out of this year’s election, here’s what to do.
Head out to your polling place and vote — and make sure you take that cheesy “I voted!” sticker they offer you.
Then, stick it on your shirt (or hat, or pants, or whatever), and wear it to your local Krispy Kreme on Tuesday, Nov. 8. You’ll be rewarded with a free donut, no questions asked.
Keep in mind the deal is only good on Election Day, so if you vote early, you’ll need to hang on to your sticker to get your free treat.
Another noteworthy caveat: Not all Krispy Kreme locations are participating.
Unfortunately, you might have to do some traveling if your go-to donut shop is in the following areas:
- The states of Connecticut and Maryland
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Bentonville, Arkansas
- Denver, Colorado
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Warner Robins and Macon, Georgia
- Wichita, Kansas
- Branson and Springfield, Missouri
- Hickory and Lenoir, North Carolina
- The Excalibur Hotel and Las Vegas Boulevard locations in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Florence, South Carolina
- Manassas, Virginia
- Anywhere in Canada (for fairly obvious reasons)
But even if you’re in one of these freebie-bereft locations, please go vote this Tuesday.
It’s still an imperative part of our democratic process.
And besides, in lots of states, your employer is legally required to give you time off to do so. Maybe you can take the whole day and make a road trip to the Krispy Kreme in the next town over.
Your Turn: Are you voting early or on Election Day this year?
Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.