Cash, beer and doughnuts: USA lures citizens with freebies to get vaccinated

USA offers freebies to people getting vaccinated

All across the USA, state governments, companies and organizations are offering variety incentives to encourage more people to get vaccinated. Various states like Ohio, Marland and Michigan are offering people a chance to win cash prizes, snacks and drinks if they get vaccinated.

$1 million

The state of Ohio has declared that five residents of Ohio will be awarded $1 million for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took to Twitter to announce that residents of Ohio who have got the first vaccine jab will be eligible to participate in a weekly lucky draw whose prizes will be announced every Wednesday for five weeks after May 26, 2021. This move is supposed to encourage people into getting both the shots of their vaccine.


Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts to all those to get the jab in USA. By showing the vaccination card, one can get one free ‘Original Glazed’ doughnut a day for all of 2021.


Popular beer brand Budweiser is offering free beer to those vaccinated till May 16, 2021 and are above the age of 21. Apart from Budweiser, breweries across the country a beer for a jab to bolster vaccination numbers.


Greenhouse of Walled Lake, a legal marijuana dispensary in Michigan, in an innovative scheme is offering one pre-rolled weed joint to all those who get both vaccination shots and are above the age of 21.

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Cash prizes

The state of Maryland is offering all state employees a prize of $100 for getting fully vaccinated. West Virginia residents are eligible to get a $100 savings bond upon getting vaccinated. Furthermore, American grocery chain Kroegers is also offering a $100 cash prize to employees to get the jab.

Sports tickets

Those with proof of at least one vaccine shot can claim a $10 ticket from the Cincinnati Reds. Disc mounts are also being offered on select tickets of Cleveland Indians throughout matches to be held in May. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also recently announced free baseball tickets to the New York Mets and New York Yankees matches in New York.

Freebies in India

Several resturaunts across the country are offering free meals and beer to all those who are vaccinated. In Maharashtra, those getting vaccinated were given free Bhakarwadis – a type of traditional Indian sweets, in return for the jab. Some of Chattisgarh’s Bijapur district’s vaccination centres are offering 2 kg tomatoes to all those getting a vaccine. Several restaurants in Delhi are also offering 20% to 30% discount to all those to are vaccinated.

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