From half-off seafood dinners to free joints at the dispensary, Michigan is treating those who have been vaccinated.
MICHIGAN—Last month, Krispy Kreme announced that it’s launching a yearlong promotion to give a free donut to people who received a COVID-19 vaccine, as Axios reported.
As Michigan is now the No. 1 state for new infections after a four-week surge in coronavirus cases, as reported by Bridge Michigan, this type of promotion could help cultivate interest and inspiration around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Most people’s opinion around the vaccine won’t be swayed just because of a giveaway. However, it might be an incentive.
In addition to Krispy Kreme, a myriad of other companies are also attempting to get people excited about reaching herd immunity.
Below is a list of other companies offering freebies to those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Oak & Reel in Detroit is offering 50% off to vaccinated customers who dine-in.
- Greenhouse, a dispensary in Walled Lake is offering a free cannabis joint to anyone who has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, according to CNN.
- McDonald’s (corporate and corporate owned locations), Aldi,Target, Best Buy, Dollar General, Trader Joe’s, Krispy Kreme, and Darden Restaurants (which includes LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, and more) are offering up to four hours of paid time off to get both doses of the vaccine, as The Palm Beach Post reports.
- According to the Wall Street Journal, both Lyft and Uber are providing free transportation to vaccination centers.
- All vaccinated employees of Kroger will receive a $100 bonus and an additional $100 store credit for hourly employees. However, employees who opt-out due to medical or religious reasons can also complete a health and safety course to receive the payment, as announced in a press release.
- Up-Down, an arcade chain with six locations throughout the Midwest, is offering 20 free tokens to fully vaccinated customers until the end of summer, if they patronize the arcade within 21 days of their last shot.