Many perks for voters today

November 4, 2008 5:15:51 AM PST
From coffee to doughnuts, you could be enjoying an Election Day freebie.

Starbucks is promising a free cup of brewed coffee to anyone who asks today.

The promotion was going to be restricted to voters.

But the company learned that some state election laws forbid that sort of offer.

So, coffee's on house at Starbucks.

Krispy Kreme will be giving away star-shaped doughnuts, with red, white and blue sprinkles.

Ben and Jerry's is offering a free scoop of ice cream to each customer.

The company calls it a "national party" to celebrate the election.