Over 130 million Americans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 over the last few months, and more than 150 million people have received at least one dose of it. And it turns out getting vaccinated comes with a ton of perks beyond just protecting yourself and the people around you from catching a serious case of COVID-19. All over the country, companies are offering rad incentives for people who can provide proof that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Here everything being offered for those who’ve been vaccinated, so that you don’t miss out on any free or discounted stuff.
Free donuts. Of course, the biggest vaccination promotion so far has been Krispy Kreme, as the company announced it would be offering a free daily donut for the rest of the year to anyone who is fully vaccinated. That’s right, getting the COVID-19 vaccine could literally get you a free, delicious glazed donut for the rest of 2021. For now, Krispy Kreme is the only major food chain to be giving away free food for the vaccinated but plenty of local spots are offering great deals.
Restaurant discounts. Oak & Reel, a “seafood-forward Italian restaurant” in Detroit, is offering vaccinated patrons 50% off their meal. The Rumbleseat Bar & Grille in Chicopee, Massachusetts offering 20% off all food orders on Mondays for vaccinated customers.
And it’s not just food being given away.
Cheap-ass beer. If you’re vaccinated and in Cleveland, you could get a beer for literally 10 cents, as the Market Garden Brewery is offering ten-cent beers to the first 2,021 vaccinated visitors.
Free weed products! Meanwhile, the Mint Dispensary in Phoenix, Arizona is offering free edibles to vaccinated customers. The Greenhouse of Walled Lake, a marijuana dispensary in Michigan, will give you a pre-rolled joint until the end of the month if you’re vaccinated. Obviously, in all of these cases, you’ll need to be over 21 to qualify.
The state of Washington announced its “Joints for Jabs” promotion, where adults can claim a free marijuana joint when they receive their first or second vaccine dose at an active clinic. The promotion began on June 7 and will run until July 12, giving Washington state residents plenty of time to take advantage of the offer and indulge in some of that kind bud.
Million-dollar vaccination lottery. As states try to come up with increasingly creative ways to encourage people to get vaccinated, a few have even created lotteries where vaccinated residents could win $1 million. In Ohio, 22-year-old Abbigail Bugenske was the state’s first million-dollar winner, while states like New York, California, and Oregon have developed similar programs.
Free rides to and from vaccine centers. If you aren’t vaccinated yet, there are still certain perks for you, including Lyft and Uber offering free rides for people going to and coming from vaccination locations.
And free yogurt. Plus, Chobani is giving away free yogurt at certain vaccination sites. So if you are eligible, there is really no excuse for signing up for an appointment as soon as possible.
Free College. In New York, teens who get vaccinated can enter into a raffle to win a full, four year scholarship to a SUNY school. 10 winners will be chosen each week for five weeks.
Free food delivery. The shopping rewards service Drop is offering $20 in cash reward to people who post post vaccine selfies and tag @joindrop. The reward can be used on things like Amazon, Uber Eats, and DoorDash.