Krispy Kreme Increases its Free Doughnut Incentive to Get the Covid Vaccine

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In an effort to get more people vaccinated, donut giant Krispy Kreme has doubled its free doughnut incentive for vaccinations.

Customers with a vaccination card will receive two free doughnuts through Sept. 5.

Covid-19 cases have eben on the rise and the company has decided to up the ante from one doughnut to two in order to inspire people to get the vaccine.

From Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, the company is offering anyone with a vaccination shot two free doughnuts instead of just one.

Krispy Kreme was one of the first businesses to roll out a nationwide Covid vaccine incentive this past March, offering a free glazed doughnut to any adult with a vaccination card.

The company has given away more than 2.5 million doughnuts so far.

“We all hoped we’d be near the end of this pandemic by now,” Krispy Kreme’s Chief Marketing Officer Dave Skena said in a statement. “We’re not.

“So, please consider getting vaccinated if you’ve not done so already,” he added. “And then enjoy and share two amazing doughnuts with our heart-felt thanks.”

There have been many incentives to get Americans vaccinated, including money. President Joe Biden called on state and local officials to offer residents $100 payments to receive a Covid vaccine. Already, New York City announced it will pay $100 to anyone who goes to a city-run vaccination site for their first dose.

A UCLA survey had found that roughly 33% of unvaccinated people said a $100 cash payment would make them more likely to get a shot.

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