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.