Krispy Kreme Has Given Away 1.5M+ Donuts to Vaccinated People

Krispy Kreme donuts announced that since it launched the giveaway on March 22, it has given away more than 1.5 million donuts to Americans who could prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The company is expecting the number to keep rising.

“We’re on our way to giving away many millions of doughnuts” as even more people get vaccinated, Dave Skena, Chief Marketing Officer at Krispy Kreme, told CNN Business in an emailed statement. “That makes us very happy!”

In order to qualify for the deal, customers have to show their vaccination record card. Anyone who has received at least one shot of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines is eligible.

Krispy Kreme is not the only brand using freebies to encourage more  Americans to get vaccinated.  Breweries across the country are giving away free beer with “shots and a chaser” specials. Junior’s Cheesecake gave away cheesecakes and Nathan’s Hot Dogs gave away hot dogs. Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber are also providing free trips to vaccination centers. Employers have also been offering employees cash incentives and time off to get vaccinated.

For National Donut Day on Friday, June 4, Krispy Kreme announced anyone (vaccinated or not) can enjoy any donut of choice for FREE. But for those who have received at least one COVID‑19 vaccination shot can score a free daily glazed donut also.

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Photo: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 05: Doughnuts are sold at a Krispy Kreme store on May 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The doughnut chain reported yesterday that it plans to take the company public again. The company was taken public in 2000 but struggled before being acquired by JAB Holding Company in 2016. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)