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 admission to a variety of New York City attractions
New Yorkers, rejoice! According to ABCNY7, Big Apple residents can enter the NYC Aquarium, NY Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, Lincoln Center, New York City Football Club, NYC Ferry, and Brooklyn Cyclones games for free. You can also get a free two-week membership with Citi Bike — Cuomo is set to reveal more details this week.
Free Shake Shack Fries
On Thursday, May 13, Shake Shack announced customers that show their vaccination cards at one of New York's 25 Shake Shack locations will be able to receive a free side of fries. And if your shot came from a mobile vaccine clinic anywhere in the city, you'll be able to get a free burger or sandwich. Our stomachs are ready.
Free Krispy Kreme doughnut
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
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 So Good So You shots
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
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
25 percent off dining and bookings at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort (for UAE guests only)
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
Free $10 gift cards to first 1,000 people at Village Tap
Free mini cheesecakes from Junior's
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.