I guess if there's one way to ensure that more Americans get vaccinated it's to ply them with free doughnuts.
Source: USA Today
Krispy Kreme is providing a sweet incentive to encourage more people to roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine: Free doughnuts through the end of 2021.
Starting Monday, consumers who show a valid COVID-19 vaccination card at locations nationwide will get a free Original Glazed doughnut, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based chain announced.
The freebie is valid at all 369 Krispy Kreme shops located in 41 states and available “anytime, any day, every day for the rest of the year,” Dave Skena, Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer, told USA TODAY. No purchase is necessary.
Krispy Kreme is also offering up to four hours of paid time off for each COVID vaccination for its employees. And it isn't alone. Businesses including retailers such as Best Buy, Target and Trader Joe's, have been providing paid time off to employees who get the vaccine.
Krispy Kreme will you give you a free doughnut every day this year — if you've been vaccinated https://t.co/ZLkGUa8QGH
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 22, 2021
But there are always contrarians out there.
Obesity is one of the primary factors that affects your response to COVID and these fuckers are giving away a donut a day if you’re vaccinated. Everything is so dumb. https://t.co/4j6i50VNFH
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) March 22, 2021
On the one hand, this is great.
On the other hand, Dunkin’ > Krispy Kreme.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 22, 2021