Krispy Kreme is giving everyone who got COVID vaccine free donuts through the end of 2021
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The company says it wants to help encourage and support the public to get vaccinated and will offer anyone who brings a valid COVID-19 vaccination card into a store a free donut.
The offer can be used as much as once per day through Dec. 31, 2021 — including every day.
That end date will also allow those who have not been able to get a vaccination appointment yet a chance to get it and still enjoy the promotion as well.
Customers only need to have received one dose if the vaccine they received requires two to qualify. Single dose vaccine recipients are eligible immediately.
Krispy Kreme will only take the official CDC COVID-19 vaccination cards are evidence of vaccination — no “I’ve been vaccinated” stickers or other similar items.
Because of potential privacy issues, the company says it will not scan or take photos of any cards, which contain personal information such as names and birthdates that could cause identity theft concerns.
There is no purchase required to get the offer, but it’s only good on original glazed ones.
If more than one family member has received the vaccine, each one must come in to a store to receive a free donut; the stores won’t give out more than one donut to the same person with multiple cards.
For drive thru orders, the chain will accept multiple cards as long as each person is in the vehicle.
For those not willing or able to get vaccinated, Krispy Kreme’s website reads: “We understand that choosing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a highly personal decision. We advise all employees and guests to consult with their healthcare provider regarding whether to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and which vaccine to receive after reviewing the available information.”
For those who have made the decision to not receive the vaccine, the chain says they should come on Mondays through May 24 when everyone, no matter their vaccination status, is eligible for a free donut and coffee offer that was previously announced in March.
In addition, the chain says it will donate free donuts to vaccination sites for health workers and volunteers. It is also giving away its employees up to four hours of paid time off to get COVID-19 vaccinations.