Freebies for Vaccinated People in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These spots offering free items or discounts to people who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

It now pays to keep your COVID-19 vaccination card on you.

Other than the obvious benefit of getting the COVID-19 vaccine — namely lowering the risk of contracting COVID-19 — businesses in Michigan and across the country are offering special perks to those who can prove they’re vaccinated.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts started the trend in March, offering up the extra incentive to “help show support for those getting the vaccine,” Dave Skena, Chief Marketing Officer for the brand, told USA Today.

While publicly supporting the vaccine may help persuade hesitant Americans to get vaccinated, the resistance to getting vaccinated is improving. Last week, 61% of adults either received a dose or want one — up from 47% in January, reports the New York Times. The CDC maintains that COVID-19 vaccine decreases the likelihood of contracting the disease and may make symptoms easier to beat if people do get sick.

Still, the percentage of adults who remain skeptical could impede the race to herd immunity, says the Biden administration, but perhaps a free doughnut or beer could help sweeten the deal.

 Here, you’ll find a list of local spots and national chains offering free items or discounts with proof of vaccination.

Atwater Brewery

Get an Atwater seltzer or beer for only $1 by showing a vaccination card as part of its limited time “Shot and a Beer” program. Vaccinated health care and front line workers get it for only 10 cents.

Locations at 237 Jos Campau, Detroit; 1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park; 201 Michigan St. NW, Grand Rapids

Budweiser

Upload a picture of the vaccination sticker, a bandage from the shot or a selfie at the vaccination side on ABeerOnBud.com until May 16 to receive a $5 digital gift card to be redeemed for a beer at your local bar.

Drop

This rewards app is offering $50 in cash rewards. Snap a selfie while getting vaccinated and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #DropCOVID and tag @JoinDrop. Rewards can be used on Amazon, Uber Eats and more.

Greenhouse of Walled Lake

This medical and recreational marijuana dispensary is offering a free marijuana pre-roll joint to anyone over 21 with a medical marijuana card before April 30.

Location at 103 East Walled Lake Drive, Walled Lake

Krispy Kreme

Anyone with a vaccination card can receive a free doughnut through the end of the year at any U.S. Krispy Kreme location. Customers can receive one free doughnut a day.

Locations in Allen Park, Troy and Utica

Office Depot

Office Depot will make a free copy of your vaccination card and laminate it, too. Just be sure to bring in the coupon linked here.

Locations in Oak Park, Eastpointe, Woodhaven, Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Northville, Madison Heights, Southgate, Novi, Clinton Township, Rochester Hills and Canton.

Sam Adams

National beer company Sam Adams wants to buy your first beer back at the bar. Post a vaccine sticker or bandage on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #shotforsam and tag @samueladamsbeer. The company will send $7 over Cash App to cover the cost of the pint until the promotion reaches 10,000 beers.

So Good for You Juice

This national probiotic juice company will send you a voucher to redeem at your local grocery store for a free juice with proof of vaccination.

Locations in grocery stores in Detroit, Allen Park, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Taylor, Southfield, Woodhaven, Troy, Clinton Township and Birmingham

Staples

Staples is offering free lamination services for the COVID-19 vaccination card with no end date announced and no coupon required.

Locations in Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, Clawson, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Walled Lake, Novi, Chesterfield, Monroe, Ann Arbor, Brighton and Oak Park

Do you know of other spots offering freebies with proof of vaccination? Tell them about us in the comments so that we can add them to our list.


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