Free coffee, donuts and even beer! How to get democratic gifts on election day

All you need to do to take advantage of these exciting offers is to show your fingerprint, which indicates that you have voted.

All you need to do to take advantage of these exciting offers is to show your fingerprint, which indicates that you have voted.

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As South Africans prepare to head to the polls on Wednesday for the much-anticipated general election, there are some extra goodies waiting for those casting their vote, in the form of freebies and special offers from various brands and companies across the country.

From free coffee and beer to mobile data deals and reduced public transportation fares, several companies are stepping up their efforts to encourage everyone to get out and vote. All you need to do to take advantage of these exciting offers is to show your fingerprint, which indicates that you have voted.

These offers aim to increase voter turnout and add a little fun to the democratic process. So not only will you have a say in the future of the country, but you’ll also be able to enjoy some benefits while doing it.

Here is a summary of some of the benefits you can get by participating in elections:

free coffee

Some local cafes are doing something special with free coffee for voters. Get your free caffeine fix at Wimpy, Spur Steak Ranches, and Motherland Coffee. Simply show them your ink-stained thumb after voting and enjoy a complimentary cuppa.

Election Day Special Wimps

Spur Steak Ranches Election Day Special

Doppio Zero Election Day Special

Doppio Zero Election Day Special

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If you go to Del Forno Pizza Pasta Grill between 9 and 11, you can get free coffee or tea with any breakfast order. Doppio Zero will also give you a second cup of coffee when you vote.

Little B’s Bubble Tea, a proudly South African bubble tea shop and pop-up stall selling in and around Gauteng, will give you a free extra bubble tea with any purchase.

free donut

Krispy Kreme is offering a free original glazed donut on the house if you show your inked finger. This offer is valid only at Krispy Kreme flagship stores and Checkers full experience stores.

Free beer

Hudsons Burgers will give you a complimentary draft beer with every main meal you order if you show proof of voting. This special is available at all Hudsons locations.

Hudsons Burgers Election Day Special

Hudsons Burgers Election Day Special

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Mobile data offers

Stay connected with Telkom’s ‘Election Day Promotion’. Customers can get 1GB of data for one day for R38 or 2GB for R50, valid for two days. This offer is open to all Telkom customers, not just voters.

Discount for a manicure.

Sorbet Group, South Africa’s largest nail salon chain, is offering a 20% discount on any manicure with your voting voucher.

Election Day Special Sorbet

Election Day Special Sorbet

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Discounted public transportation:

Getting to and from polling stations is very easy thanks to discounted travel on certain public transport services. Show your voter receipt and save on your rate.

Uber SA is offering 50,000 passengers a 35% discount on trips to and from their registered polling station, capped at R40 per trip. Use promo code ‘VOTESA24’ to apply the discount to your next two trips. Terms and Conditions apply.

Accommodation

Southern Sun is promoting an “election week promotion” with a 20% discount for voters planning a holiday.

“Take a break before and after the election and turn it into a long weekend. Southern Sun has unbeatable deals on a variety of destinations.

“Remember, two children under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing a family room with adults,” Southern Sun said.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Southern Sun Election Week Promotion

Southern Sun Election Week Promotion

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paddle tennis courts

The ClubPadel Pirates of Johannesburg returns the value of the match to the padel players who show their tattooed thumb on voting day. Post about your padel voting day on social media, tag them and get an extra R50 in your wallet.