- Some companies are giving customers free rewards for getting vaccinated.
- Krispy Kreme and Staples have publicly promised doughnuts and laminated CDC cards.
- Budweiser and Samuel Adams are both offering to buy you a beer.
- See more stories on Insider’s business page.
As more Americans become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, some companies are offering perks for customers who can prove they’ve been inoculated.
Some employers are also offering incentives for employees to get vaccinated, as Insider has covered. These perks, though, are available to anyone.
Read more: Is it a crime to give away leftover COVID shots? Doctors and other healthcare workers fear legal consequences as they wait for Justice Department guidance.
Krispy Kreme will give away a free glazed doughnut to anyone who comes in with a COVID-19 vaccination card through the end of 2021, the company announced Monday.
“Whatever little things brands can do to help make it past the pandemic are good things,” Chief Marketing Office Dave Skena told Insider in a phone call. There are no limits on the free doughnuts, so a vaccinated person could potentially go every day.
Staples is offering free lamination of vaccine cards around the country to help with safekeeping.
Cards can be laminated after the holder receives the second dose, for vaccines that require two doses, Staples told Insider. The offer is valid through May 1, an extension from the earlier April 3 date.
Samuel Adams says it will buy a beer for the first 10,000 people to share evidence of their COVID-19 vaccine on social media beginning April 12. Then the company will send $7 through
to buy a beer. The promotion is called #ShotsforSam.
E-commerce company Drop is giving $50 credits to people who take a vaccine selfie with #DropCovid and tag @JoinDrop on Instagram. The credits can be redeemed for gift cards to Amazon, Uber, Door Dash, and Sephora.
Budweiser will buy a beer to anyone 21 or older who goes to ABeerOnBud.com and uploads proof of vaccination, like a selfie with a vaccination sticker. Participants will get a $5 virtual debit card until May 16, or when funds run out.
Watch Budweiser’s “Reunited with Buds” ad here.
Target is giving out a $5 coupon to customers who get the COVID-19 vaccine at in-store CVS locations. The coupon can be used on any Target purchase of $5 or more.
Vaccinated West Virginians between 16 and 35 years old will receive a $100 savings bond from the state.
Think Food Group
Anyone that comes into a Think Food Group restaurant with proof of vaccination will get a $50 gift card to any of the group’s restaurants in the Washington DC area until 70% of the population is vaccinated, Chef Jose Andres tweeted.
NYC burger chain Shake Shack is teaming up with the mayor’s office to give away free fries when vaccinated customers buy a burger or chicken sandwich and show their vaccine card through June 12. People who get vaccinated at NYC mobile vaccine vans will also get a voucher for a free burger.
The Vitamin Shoppe is offering a free full-sized snack or drink to anyone showing proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine through May 31.
Do you have a story to share about a retail or restaurant chain? Email this reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org.