In case there wasn’t reason enough to get the COVID-19 vaccine — building immunity against the virus, being protected from serious illness or death even if you do contract it, being able to safely socialize indoors and unmasked with other fully vaccinated friends — Krispy Kreme is offering one more incentive to sweeten the deal. As of March 22, anyone who has received at least one dose of a Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine can stroll into a Krispy Kreme, flash their valid COVID-19 vaccination card, and get an Original Glazed doughnut for free.
“We all want to get COVID-19 behind us as fast as possible and we want to support everyone doing their part to make the country safe by getting vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available to them,” said chief marketing officer Dave Skena in a press release.
There’s no limit to this offer, which extends through all of 2021. Meaning: if you start today and really commit to the bit daily, you’ll have obtained more than 280 free doughnuts by the end of the year. Not bad for doing something that should be considered a civic duty for the public good, anyway.
Of course, that’s if you can actually get your hands on a vaccine dose. To date, about 82.8 million people have received at least one jab, including the 44.9 million who have been fully vaccinated by either the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine or the Moderna and Pfizer two-dose vaccines, per the New York Times. If the U.S. continues its current vaccination rate, it won’t be until late July when nearly all of the population will be at least partially vaccinated. At least there will be free doughnuts, among other things, to look forward to, then.