We’d all like to get back to normal life, and experts agree that the Covid-19 vaccine is the way to get there. A number of companies are providing incentives for people to get vaccinated.

Disclaimer: As always, KCL’s purpose is to share deals we find with our community. This article is not to persuade anyone to get vaccinated.


Walgreens is giving $25 to customers who get vaccinated.

You read that right. When you get vaccinated at Walgreens, they’ll give you $25 in store credit. If you’re a myWalgreens member, you’ll get $25 in coveted Walgreens Cash — which spends like money in-store at Walgreens. Learn all about Walgreens Cash and how it helps with couponing at Walgreens.

If you don’t have myWalgreens, they’ll still give you a $25 Walgreens gift card. Parents of teens and tweens (ages 12-15) also get the $25 on behalf of their minor children.


Chipotle is giving vaccinated customers a BOGO free entree deal on July 6.

On July 6, 2021, vaccinated customers get a free entree with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value at Chipotle. All you have to do is say Friends BOGO at checkout at your local Chipotle. This offer is only valid from 3pm to close and limited to two free items per customer and transaction.


Panera Bread is giving free bagels to vaccinated customers.

Vaccinated customers get a free bagel every day on July 2, 3 and 4, 2021 when they dine in at Panera Bread — no purchase necessary.


Target is giving customers $5 when they get vaccinated.

More than 1,600 Target stores have a CVS Pharmacy tucked inside, and anybody who gets their Covid-19 vaccine there will receive a $5 Target coupon after they’re fully vaxxed.


Uber & Lyft are giving free rides to vaccination sites this summer.

In an effort to encourage people to get vaccines, the Biden Administration announced that ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft will give free rides to vaccination sites this summer.

Lyft will cover the cost of a $15 ride each way between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., and will provide users with a coupon code via their website and app starting May 24. Uber will pay for vaccine rides up to $25 each way now through July 4.

The freebies will also extend to the ridesharing services’ scooters and bikes.


Krispy Kreme will give vaccinated customers 1 free donut per day in 2021.

Show Krispy Kreme your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to receive a free Original Glazed doughnut.

This offer is valid through Dec. 31 and excludes Mini Doughnuts. There’s a limit of one free doughnut per guest per day. It’s only available when you visit in-person.



Drop Rewards is giving vaccinated customers $50 to spend at their favorite stores.

Online rewards program Drop is giving new and existing users a $50 credit when they post a vaccination selfie on Instagram that contains the hashtag #DropCovid and @joindrop. Drop credits can be redeemed for gift cards at places like Amazon, Netflix, and Starbucks.


Busch Beer will give out $5 gift cards when America becomes 70% vaccinated.

We loved Sam Adams’ free beer promotion for newly vaccinated people, but they hit their 10,000-person maximum. Now, Anheuser-Busch has stepped up to give away free beer.

Busch’s “Let’s Grab a Beer” initiative will give 200,000 adults (21 and older) a $5 prepaid gift card to pay for their next round of beer — once America hits the milestone of vaccinating 70% of Americans.

Once the goal is met, upload a picture of yourself in your favorite place to grab a beer at mycooler.com/Beer, and if you’re one of the first 200,000, you’ll get a $5 prepaid card that’ll pay for your beer.

They’ve got a separate $5 promotion running with the Stella Artois brand that has nothing to do with vaccinations.


Kroger is giving away $1 million and free groceries for a year.

Grocery store chain Kroger has kicked off the #CommunityImmunity campaign to encourage Covid-19 vaccination, where five people will win $1 million, and 50 others will get free groceries for a year.

To qualify, schedule your Covid-19 vaccine from Kroger Health and then visit the Community Immunity homepage to enter the contest starting June 3.


Office Depot & Office Max will laminate your vaccine card for free.

Office Depot/Office Max will copy your Covid-19 vaccine card and laminate it for you — free of charge. Just take it to any of their locations through July 25.


The following companies have introduced incentives for their employees to receive a Covid-19 vaccine:

ALDI coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All U.S. employees

What: Two hours of pay for each dose of the vaccine received (up to 4 hours) and ALDI is covering administrative costs of the shot; salaried workers will receive flexible hours to accommodate vaccinations


Amtrak coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All employees

What: Two hours of regular wages once they can show proof of vaccination, plus excused absences for employees who need to recover from any side effects within 48 hours of receiving the vaccine


Best Buy Covid-19 vaccine benefit

Who: All employees

What: Vaccinated employees providing proof of vaccination by July 22 are entered to win one of 21 $5,000 prizes; every vaccinated employee gets paid time off (4 hours for part-time, 8 hours for full-time)


Chobani coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All 2,200 plant, warehouse, and delivery workers

What: Up to 6 hours of paid time off for vaccination


Darden Restaurants coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All employees of Darden chains, including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V’s

What: Two hours of pay for each dose of the vaccine they receive (up to 4 hours total) — calculated based on the average 13-week earnings of base pay plus tips


Dollar General coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: Store employees

What: 4 hours pay after receiving the second shot; salaried workers will receive flexible hours to accommodate vaccinations



Instacart coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: Instacart shift leads, in-store shoppers, and full-service shoppers

What: Covid-19 Vaccine Stipend of $25 per vaccine dose


Kroger coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All employees across all Kroger Companies

What: A $100 bonus with proof of vaccination (employees who can’t get the COVID-19 vaccination for medical or religious reasons can earn the $100 bonus by completing an educational course)

Also: Kroger has announced that it will be giving all of its essential and frontline workers an additional $100 store credit and 1,000 fuel points for use at their Fuel Centers


Lidl coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All U.S. employees

What: $200 bonus after receiving the vaccine; employees may request schedule flexibility to go to a vaccination appointment


McDonald’s coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: Employees at McDonald’s corporate headquarters as well as their corporately-owned restaurants

What: Up to four hours paid time off to get vaccinated


Publix coronavirus benefit

Who: Store employees

What: A $125 Publix gift card with proof of vaccination


Southwest coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: All employees

What: Free vaccines, with employee health plans covering admin fees


Target coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: Store employees

What: Up to 4 hours of pay for vaccination, plus travel reimbursements for up to $15 each way for employees who take Lyft to their vaccination appointments; also, Target has promised “free and accessible” vaccines, with many taking place on site at the 1,700+ locations with embedded CVS mini-stores


Trader Joe’s coronavirus vaccine benefit

Who: Store employees

What: Four hours of pay or paid time off, once the employee has received both doses of vaccine; they’ll also let workers adjust their schedules to accommodate vaccine appointments


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