There are so many reasons to be excited about getting the COVID-19 vaccine — whether you receive the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you'll be less likely to come down with a particularly bad case of the coronavirus. But an added perk? Many companies, stores, and restaurants are currently offering perks to those who come in with a vaccination card.
Peruse a few of the deals you can receive once you've received those highly anticipated shots, below. We'll keep updating this list as more deals become available.
Free Krispy Kreme doughnut
We'd like to show sweet support to those who have received the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting today, bring your Vaccine Card to a Krispy Kreme shop and get 1 FREE Original Glazed doughnut. No chance to get your Vaccine? This will run thru end of 2021. Info at https://t.co/gWnWhXOKKq pic.twitter.com/UqmDLne5E9— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) March 22, 2021
Popular doughnut chain, Krispy Kreme, is making all of our sweet dreams come true by offering anyone with a vaccination card (even after one shot!) one free Original Glazed doughnut every single day through the end of 2021. So, even if you're particularly low down on the list of eligible contestants, you'll still be able to get your fair share of deep fried sugar before the end of the year — after all, Biden hopes to have the U.S. completely vaccinated by May 2021.
Free 4- or 6-pack from Brooklyn Brewery
What better way to celebrate getting vaccinated than with free beer? Stop by our Williamsburg Tasting Room with your vaccination card and get a 6-pack or 4-pack on us through the end of April. Thanks for helping to keep our fellow New Yorkers safe 💪❤️ pic.twitter.com/Iqubx7c0gM— The Brooklyn Brewery (@BrooklynBrewery) April 8, 2021
The iconic Brooklyn Brewery is doling out free 4- and 6-packs of beer to those who show their vaccine card through the end of April. Who knew a shot could truly be so lit?
Free vaccine card laminations from Staples
Since your CDC-issued vaccine card is the only official proof you've gotten your shots, Staples is offering to laminate your vaccine card for free through May 1, as per Insider. We strongly suggest taking advantage of this — it could ultimately help you in the long run.
Free tokens from Up-Down KC
We want to reward you for getting the vaccines. Come in up to 3 weeks after your second dose for 20 free tokens. Already vaccinated? Show us your card before April 12th for your 20 free tokens. Thank you Kansas City for helping to keep your community safe. pic.twitter.com/T7YptTbjM6— Up-Down KC (@updownkc) March 22, 2021
This Kansas City, Miss. arcade bar Up-Down KC is offering those who are vaccinated 20 free tokens to play any games of your choice — just come in with your card three weeks after receiving both of your shots. And even though you'll be totally vaxxed, please remember to wear a mask anyway, because even if you've received both shots, you can still potentially carry and transmit the disease, infecting those who may be more susceptible to a bad case of the virus.
Free edibles from Mint Dispensary
Say what? The Mint Dispensary in Phoenix, Ariz. (where marijuana is completely legal statewide), is currently offering free edibles to those who are over 21 and have a legitimate vaccination card — enjoy the ride and please get home safely.
25 percent off dining and bookings at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort (for UAE guests only)
A balmy desert getaway is incomplete without a leisurely horse riding adventure. Experience pure bliss at our desert resort.#BabAlShams #DesertGetaway #Adventure #DesertResortt #BabAlShamsDesertResort #BabAlShamsHotel #DiscoverDubai #Dubai #DubaiHotels #Staycation pic.twitter.com/xOdlax3RxV— Bab Al Shams Hotel (@babalshamshotel) March 25, 2021
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort in Dubai is currently offering 25 percent discounts to guests from United Arab Emirates only, according to Khaleej Times. The resort can apply said discount towards dining venues and hotel bookings through April 30 — if you're local, we strongly suggest taking advantage of this with a staycation. You totally deserve it.
Free 44-ounce popcorn at Chagrin Cinemas
Let's face it — we've all been dying to go to the movies, but definitely weren't planning on doing so until there was a vaccine available. Starting this weekend, Chagrin Cinemas in Cleveland, Ohio is offering free 44-ounce popcorns with any purchase, upon showing your vaccination card through April 30. Just remember to wear that mask while you're there, for the safety of others.
20 percent off food on Mondays at Rumbleseat Bar & Grille
Chicopee, Mass. staple, Rumbleseat Bar & Grille, will be offering 20 percent off dine-in orders on Mondays for those who show their vaccine cards, according to Mass Live. Although we'd suggest sitting outside if possible, it's a great time to support your local restaurants in any way you can.
Free $10 gift cards to first 1,000 people at Village Tap
Free mini cheesecakes from Junior's
Brooklyn’s famously to-die-for Junior’s cheesecake is now something to live for, too.@JuniorsCheeseck will offer a free cupcake-sized version of its renowned taste treat to any customer with a COVID-19 vaccination record card.https://t.co/VZ3kbIfiz0— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 26, 2021
Famous Brooklyn cheesecake restaurant, Junior's, is offering New York customers free mini cheesecakes upon showing their vaccine cards, according to New York Daily News. Needless to say, it's a seriously sweet way to celebrate that shot.