Several companies are offering perks to people as an incentive to get the COVID vaccine as part of an effort to speed up the return to normalcy.

Free Beer Giveaways

One of the more recent businesses to offer a freebie to consumers that get their COVID shot is Budweiser. The brewer is giving away a free beer to those that are over 21 and have proof vaccination through its Reunite with Buds giveaway.

The promotion lasts through May 16 or while supplies last. To enter, vaccine recipients need to be a U.S. resident (Alabama, California, and Texas residents excluded) and sign up on the ABeerOnBud.com website.

Samuel Adams is also paying for vaccinated individuals’ first round of beers through its Shots for Sams promotion. The brewer will send 10,000 vaccinated people $7 through Cash App to get a brew at their favorite bar or restaurant when they post their vaccination sticker or bandage with the hashtag #shotforsam while tagging @samueladamsbeer on Instagram or Twitter.

The giveaway from Samuel Adams was created to support the reopening of bars and restaurants across the U.S.

To enter, vaccinated individuals must at least 21 years of age and a resident of the U.S.

T-Shirt Deals

Beer brewer Miller Lite is also encouraging people to get the COVID shot with a limited-edition T-shirt that can be purchased for $10. The Vax-Time T-shirts are stylized with one-sleeve to make it easier to get the vaccine.

The unisex shirt comes in navy without a left sleeve and in white without a right sleeve. Both are emblazoned with the words “Almost Miller Time” on the front. They are being sold on the Miller Lite website for $10 each.

Miller Lite said proceeds from the T-Shirts will go to the U.S. Bartenders Guild, with the company matching donations up to $50,000.

Food Freebies

Also getting in the COVID vaccine giveaway spirit is Krispy Kreme, which has announced that it will give free Original Glazed donuts throughout 2021 to anyone that gets their shot.

The deal requires proof of vaccination and can be redeemed anytime throughout the year for one donut only once per day.

Free Vaccination Card Lamination

Office Depot and Staplewill laminate vaccination cards once a person has been fully vaccinated with all doses of the COVID shot. Office Depot is offering the service for free through July 25, and Staples is offering the free lamination through July 31.

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