Living through the COVID-19 global pandemic has been hard on everyone, but there’s hope around the corner!

More and more people are being vaccinated, and retailers and businesses are celebrating by offering freebies to those with at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 87.3 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including about 47.4 million people who have been fully vaccinated.

From massive chains like Krispy Kreme to local restaurants, here’s a roundup of all the businesses offering deals and freebies to the millions that show their vaccination card. This includes companies that are offering paid time off to employees so they can get vaccinated.

Where to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Freebies and Deals

Aldi: This huge company is offering four hours of pay for getting your vaccination shot.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort: This resort is offering a 25% discount for vaccinated customers, plus another 25% off several dining options.

Brianno’s Deli Italia: This deli that’s based in Eagan, Minnesota is giving customers 10% off through the month of April.

Cincinnati Reds: This MLB team is offering discounted tickets from $10 for those with proof of vaccination.

CVS Health: CVS Health has announced that as of June 1, eligible customers who received or plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through CVS Health may choose to enter the #OneStepCloser sweepstakes for an opportunity to win one of over a thousand fun and exciting prizes through weekly drawings and grand prizes over a six-week period. Prize packages include: 7-day cruises for two, VIP trip to Super Bowl LVI, all-expense paid trips to Bermuda, tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Festival and more.

Dollar General: Dollar General is also offering four paid hours for employees so they can get vaccinations.

Drop: Share that you’ve been vaccinated on Instagram, and Drop will give you $20 to $50 in points you can use at Amazon, Starbucks and more retailers.

John Hancock: If you have life insurance through John Hancock and are a part of its Vitality rewards program, when you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll get 400 reward points.

Junior’s Cheesecake: Score a free mini cheesecake at their Brooklyn location to those who show they’ve been vaccinated.

Krispy Kreme: Starting March 22, guests who show a valid COVID-19 vaccination card at any Krispy Kreme shop in the U.S. can get a free iconic Original Glazed doughnut every day through the rest of 2021.

Kroger: The big retailer is giving employees $100 in store credit and $100 in cash for getting a vaccine shot.

Ledo Pizza: This pizza brand is giving away free 8-inch Cheese Pizzas to everyone that has completed their first dose of the vaccine in its home state of Maryland through June 30. Just visit Ledo4Vaccines.com, fill out the necessary information and Ledo will send you a coupon for your free pizza via text within 24 hours.

Market Garden Brewery: This Cleveland brewery will give ultra-cheap 10-cent brewskis to the first 2,021 customers that show their complete COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Oak & Reel: Detroit’s Oak & Reel is offering 50% off to dine-in customers with vaccination cards.

Office Depot & OfficeMax: Through July 25, you can get free lamination for your vaccine card at any Office Depot and OfficeMax store nationwide.

Petco: The pet store is giving associates who receive a vaccination a $75 bonus.

Publix: Every Publix employee can get a $125 gift card for getting vaccinated.

Rumbleseat Bar & Grille: This restaurant in Chicopee, Massachusetts, is offering a 20% discount every Monday on food orders to people with vaccination cards.

Sam Adams: The first 10,000 people who share evidence that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 will receive $7 to cover a Sam Adams beer at a local bar or restaurant. Share a picture of your vaccine card or sticker on Instagram or Twitter and tag the company and use #ShotForSam or send to the company’s email to enter.

Staples: If you bring your vaccination cards to Staples, they will laminate them for free!

Trader Joe’s: They’re offering four hours of paid time off for employees so they can get their shots.

Up-Down: Up-Down, a Minneapolis arcade, will give fully vaccinated customers 20 free tokens through the end of the summer.

Village Tap: Chicago’s Village Tap is offering $10 gift cards to the first thousand vaccinated people to come in.

White Castle: Between April 22 and May 31, White Castle invites everyone who has had a COVID-19 vaccine to stop by their local Castle for a complimentary dessert-on-a-stick.

If you’re not vaccinated yet and need a ride to a vaccination center, Lyft and Uber are offering free or discounted rides!

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