Turn out for what: Philippine Election Day food and drink promos

Photo: Cats and Crumbs – Marikina’s First Cat Cafe/FB
Photo: Cats and Crumbs – Marikina’s First Cat Cafe/FB

The Philippines’ 2019 midterm election is here, finally — and with great voting power comes great responsibility … and freebies.

To encourage Filipinos to exercise their right to vote, a number of F&B businesses are now offering election day promos for anyone who can prove that they hit the polls today. All they have to do is show that their right index finger has the indelible ink which marks that they’ve voted.

Below are just some of the promos of which voters can avail of after hitting the polls.

READ: Hundreds of malfunctioning vote-counting machines in PH elections

Dairy Queen

Photo: Dairy Queen/FB
Photo: Dairy Queen/FB

Dairy Queen announced in a Facebook post that voters can upsize their medium Blizzards to a large one, free of charge. This is available for the Oreo, Strawberry Banana, and Chocolate Chip flavors.

A medium Blizzard is priced at PHP99 (US$1.89), while a large is at PHP119 (US$2.28), which means customers can save PHP20 (US$0.38).

The promo is valid in all DQ stores today except those in the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Here’s a list of DQ branches.


Zark’s Burger

Photo: Zark's Burger/FB
Photo: Zark’s Burger/FB

Zark’s Burger, on the other hand, will give responsible citizens free fries and an iced tea for voting.

“Your vote can win you many things. A better future and FREE FRIES & ICED TEA,” the burger chain said in its Facebook announcement.

Voters just have to present their finger with indelible ink on election day at any Zark’s Burger branch.

Here’s a list of Zark’s Burger branches.


Krispy Kreme

Photo: Krispy Kreme/FB
Photo: Krispy Kreme/FB

Krispy Kreme encouraged voters to “dough” their part in a punny Facebook post, and is offering a buy-1-take-1 promo for a medium-sized cold brew or Americano coffee.

The medium cold brew is priced at PHP125 (US$2.39), and medium hot or iced Americano is PHP105 (US$2.01).

The promo is valid at all Krispy Kreme stores, except the ones in Manila airport terminals and the Makati Medical Center.


Max’s Restaurant

Photo: Max's Restaurant/FB
Photo: Max’s Restaurant/FB

Fried chicken chain Max’s Restaurant says that it is giving customers who have voted a free regular-sized pancit canton meal, with a minimum food purchase of PHP500 (US$9.56).

The promo is valid for dine-in and take-out transactions in all Max’s Restaurant stores nationwide.

Here’s a list of Max’s Restaurant branches.


READ: Quezon City mayoral candidate Bingbong Crisologo arrested for alleged vote buying incident


Cats and Crumbs

Photo: Cats and Crumbs - Marikina’s First Cat Cafe/FB
Photo: Cats and Crumbs – Marikina’s First Cat Cafe/FB

Cats and Crumbs, a Marikina City cat cafe, said that voters can get PHP50 (US$.96) off on their PHP200 (US$US$3.82) entrance fee when they present their post-voting fingers.

“Precincts are open until 6pm and cafe will be open until 8pm” it said on its the Facebook announcement.

The felines featured in the cafe are friendly shelter cats from non-government organization Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). The cats are also available for adoption to get furever homes.

Cats and Crumbs is at 2/F Terrazza Phase 2 C&B Circle Mall Liwasang Kalayaan St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Monday to Sunday, 11am – 8pm, Phone: +63 945 442 7978

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