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