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There are actually benefits from having that “nasty” and “hard-to-remove” violet indelible ink on your finger on Monday (May 9, 2016) and you won’t believe how much you’ll get just by that… even though violet may be “so not your color”.

If you feel down and sleepy because polling precincts will soon get clogged by people wanting to cast their votes as early as they can (just like you), different establishments around the Metro and even nationwide revealed that they have treats waiting for those who are strong enough to brave the crowd and get inked (at the polls!). So wake up, wake up.

Two (cups of coffee) is better than one!
Two (cups of coffee) is better than one!


In its mission to encourage registered voters to exercise their right to vote, Starbucks PH launched their Care to Vote campaign that will treat Filipinos who will vote on May 9 to a “One For You, One to Share”, commonly known as a Buy One, Get One promotion, on its featured Macchiato beverages: Roasted Caramel Macchiato, and Chocolate Hazelnut Macchiato.

To avail of the said promo, a voter only needs to show their voting finger (with that hard-to-remove indelible ink) to the barista at any Starbucks branch that will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do take note that this is only applicable on featured Macchiato beverages since you will be receiving a complimentary Macchiato beverage, too.

Cold White Brews, anyone?
Cold White Brews, anyone? (Post from Bo’s Coffee Facebook page)


Exclusively for voters who will be baring their inked voter’s finger to the barista, Bo’s Coffee will be offering a 50% off the Cold White Brew at selected branches nationwide for the entire day! All you need to do is to show the Bo’s Coffee post and proof that you voted to avail the special discount.

What’s the Cold White Brew? It’s a crush-cooled creamy goodness set to wake you up and beat the summer heat!

(From RACKS Facebook page)
(From RACKS Facebook page)


Presenting your finger with a voter’s ink will give you a free large side dish at all RACKS branches nationwide on Election Day. One voting finger with indelible ink is equal to one free large side dish for a minimum purchase of P500. No voter’s ink, no freebie policy will be applied. This promo is not valid in conjunction with other promos and discounts.

(From Burger Company PH's Facebook page)
(From Burger Company PH’s Facebook page)


On Monday, Burger Company PH will be giving away a free basket of fries from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. for everyone dropping by to grab a yummy burger like that one above! Aside from burgers and fries, Burger Company also has loads of boardgames and bacons (which you’ll have to purchase) waiting for guests.

(From Chili's Philippines Facebook page)
(From Chili’s Philippines Facebook page)


Want something as hot as the tension of the national elections? Chili’s Philippines is offering a 10% discount on all their items in all branches on May 9 when you show this post from their Facebook page. Don’t forget to show your proud voter’s finger with indelible ink!

(From Dairy Queen Facebook page)
(From Dairy Queen Facebook page)


Head over to Dairy Queen to get some cold treats after casting your votes and get a free Blizzard Upsize from regular to medium by simply showing your index finger with indelible ink at any DQ store nationwide on May 9. Available in different flavors – Oreo, Rocky Road, Strawberry Banana and Vanilla. Yum!

fruitas promo
(Photo from Fruitas Facebook page)


Want a yummy dessert after all the eating? Fruitas also has a BOTO promo – Buy One, Take One – on their Buko ni Fruitas and Fruitas outlets nationwide on May 9. Just show your finger with indelible ink to the service crew of all Buko ni Fruitas/Fruitas stores as proof of voting and buy any one cup of 16 oz. Coco Fiesta shake. This will enable you to redeem a free 12 oz Buko shake or Watermelon/ Banana shake.

Fruitas is inviting everyone to “vote for a fresh fruit-ure”. Witty!


Well, getting an extra treat is just one of the perks of voting on Monday but let’s not forget the main reason of having an Election Day — exercising our freedom to vote and determine who are worthy to be named as next leaders of the Republic of the Philippines.

According to the National Statistical Coordination Board, the voter turnout in the 2010 presidential election decreased to 75.04% from 76.99% in 2004 presidential election. Hopefully, with free food and discounts waiting for everyone who will be casting their votes, this number will double!

Exciting news, right? These are just additional reasons on your “Why to vote” list… We just hope you already know who to vote for by now!

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