Elections in Indonesia are usually dubbed “Pesta Demokrasi” (democracy party) in local media, because having the right to participate in a free election is, indeed, a cause to celebrate.
Yet there’s always another reason to celebrate whenever a major election rolls around in Indonesia — the promos offered by F&B outlets and retailers to those who can prove they voted by showing off their fingers that have been dipped in purple election ink.
Check out our selection of Election Day promotions below, in case you want to treat yourself for participating in determining the fate of Indonesian democracy for the next five years.
Dumdum Thai Drinks
Craving a cold drink after queueing at a voting booth since early morning? Show up at a Dum Dum Thai Drinks counter near you with your inked finger to get a special IDR17,000 promo on Iced Thai Tea or Iced Thai Coffee. Purchase is limited to one cup per person for walk-in order only.
Film ticketing platform TIX ID will give 50% discount off of their first ticket for all movies currently showing at XXI cinemas. Starting from 10 am, you may order your tickets on the app as usual, but the promo will be available on a first-come, first-served basis so you might want to order ASAP after casting your vote.
Old Town White Coffee
Without a minimum transaction, you can enjoy a free Kaya Butter Toast or Peanut Butter Toast just by showing your purple fingers.
From April 17-21, Swedish furniture and home accessories giant IKEA will be giving up to 70% off on selected items for online or offline purchases. However, on April 17, the first 1,000 customers can get Swedish Meatballs vouchers just by showing their inked fingers at the customer service booth at IKEA Alam Sutera. You can visit IKEA Indonesia’s official website for more information on the special offer, or to purchase the products online.
Were you born in one of the years where elections have taken place throughout Indonesian history? Lucky you, because you’ll be able to enjoy Carl’s Jr burger or chicken rice packages for the special price of IDR37,273 and IDR18,182 (before tax), respectively. The promo applies for dine-in or takeaway, just show your ID (KTP, driving license, passport, or student card) when ordering at Carl’s Jr restaurants.
Your go-to place for a chicken wings fix, Wingstop will also hold an Election Day promo. However, the promo will only be available on April 16 and 18. For only IDR30,000 (including tax), you can pick between five crunchy/classic/boneless wings with rice or seasoned fries for dine-in and takeaway.
Photo: Instagram/@shopee_idLooking for online retail therapy promotions? We’ve got you covered: online shopping site Shopee is also feeling generous on Election Day. Just scan your inked pinky finger on the app and get a IDR199,000 cashback voucher, or share the picture of your finger on social media with the hashtag: #2019PilihShopee to get a chance of winning a Xiaomi Mi A2 phone.
After using your voting rights, get a special price of IDR25,000 for any JCoffee variant in Due size (medium), just by showing your purple finger to the cashier at any J.Co store near you. Keep in mind that the promo is only available for a minimum purchase of two beverages.
Local steak restaurant chain, ABUBA Steak, is giving customers a rice bowl and mineral water for free on April 17, but only if your names are or contain the names of the presidential candidates and their running mates: Joko, Amin, Bowo, and Sandi. Visit any ABUBA Steak outlets, show up with your inked finger and KTP.
Kopi Janji Jiwa
Who wouldn’t say no to es kopi after a long queue? Show up to the nearest Kopi Janji Jiwa outlet with your inked fingers to enjoy a buy 2 get 1 free promo for Es Kopi Susu only.
On Election Day, ice cream and dessert restaurant Shirokuma Cafe will sell their Bolognese Spaghetti and Shirokoffee for IDR17,000 each. The promo is available while stock lasts and for dine-in only.
Get a special price of IDR17,000 for beverages and any classic donuts just by showing your fingers at any Dunkin Donuts store. This promo is available for any drinks except Frozen and Iced Cafe Latte, and the price is before tax.