While the races are the hot topic on Election Day, there were also some deals to talk about.
Many Connecticut businesses offered discounts and even free food for showing an “I Voted” sticker.
On Tuesday, customers were standing in line at Ah- Beetz in New Haven for a free pie. Voters were taking advantage of the deal being offered by the 1970s-style restaurant, which opened less than two months ago. The deal goes until 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
“I'm in the neighborhood all the time so I knew he was going to do this and I went and voted and said, hey, I got to stop by. The pizza is really good,” said Rusty Drake of New Haven.
The pizza place prepared 300 pounds of dough and 25 gallons of tomato sauce. Pizza maker said they expected to serve over 2,000 people on Tuesday.
“Some Americans like Hillary Clinton, some Americans like Donald Trump but everyone likes pizza! It was a way to bring the community together, give a free pizza and get some people in the door and see what we created here,” said Nicholas Laudano, Ah-Beets co-founder.
On the shoreline, the boutique store Grace in Niantic offered 20 percent off if a customer was wearing an “I Voted” sticker. They sell clothing, jewelry and accessories.
“It has been such a long election season, we thought it would be fun,” said Kate Bartlett, of Grace.
In West Hartford, World of Beer is offering guests their first beer for $1, and it’s buy one entrée get one free at Rizzutos.
Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts and there is free coffee at 7-Eleven.
Anyone needing an Uber ride can use the code “Vote Today” to get $20 off your first ride.
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