Just voted? 8 places in Birmingham that will thank you with freebies and discounts

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Looking for a little incentive to vote today? Bham Now has identified businesses in the Birmingham metro area that are offering freebies and discounts for Alabamians that participate in the most contested local and statewide election in recent memory.

Here is what we found.

Saturn Birmingham – Drive-By Truckers Tickets

Everyone loves Alabama’ own Drive-By Truckers, and this week, Saturn has the legendary band playing at their venue for 3 straight nights.  On Election Day, to encourage voting, the first 50 patrons that show a picture outside their polling place can secure a free ticket to the Election Day concert.

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The Abbey – Free Coffee

Screenshot of The Abbey’s I voted event posting.

Before you go to Saturn in Avondale, you might just want to proudly walk across the street to The Abbey and show them your “I Voted” sticker.  According to the The Abbey’s Facebook page, they will be giving out a free 12 ounce mug of coffee to drink in the cafe. If you haven’t been to The Abbey, it is a nonprofit project of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. Their mission is to offer a place of hospitality and conversation to the community. Voting is a great conversation starter.

Shake Shack – Free French Fries

Along with their burgers, you’ve got to love Shake Shack’s fries. We especially love the special Famous Bob Gibson Barbecue they make available to add on top of your fries. Already getting hungry?  Go out and vote – score some fries. Details – Go HERE

Piper & Leaf at Pizitz – Free Tea

Today is perfect Hot Chai weather. After you vote walk or drive on over to the Pizitz Food Hall, show your “I voted” sticker to Pipe & Leaf and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Birmingham.

Crestwood Coffee – Free Coffee and Lyft ride

Now this is a little different.  Along with giving out a free cup of coffee for voting, Crestwood Coffee will be giving personal rides to the polls or help pay for a Lyft fare.  Now that’s helpful and cool.

Marty’s PM – George Dickel drink discount

Whether it will be raising a glass in victory or drowning your sorrow in defeat, Marty’s PM is offering a voter appreciation drink discount on Tuesday night. Don’t need a drink?  They also have a discount for their hot dog combo.  Just make sure to bring that I voted sticker!

Sheppard’s Pet Supply – 10% discount

We know they don’t vote, but celebrate casting your vote today by giving some love to your pets at Sheppard’s Pet Supply. The fine folks at Sheppard’s are giving everyone with an “I voted” sticker a 10% discount.

Sojourns Fair Trade – Save the world and 10%

Sojourns Fair-Trade is also offering a 10% discount for customers who proudly display their “I Voted” sticker.  Talk about a double win.  Doing your civic duty and then purchasing products that support Fair Trade around the world.

Rides to the Polls – Uber and Lyft

And finally, you can’t vote if you are unable to get there. If you need a ride to the polls, both Lyft and Uber are offering discounted and free rides (depending on the distance).  Go to Bham Now’s election voter guide for the details.

~ This post has been updated.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.