Not that we need the extra incentive, but Krispy Kreme is offering up a sweet treat to anyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 to encourage customers to protect themselves and others. In addition to giving away more than 30 million doughnuts to healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, and more over the last year, the brand is now gifting a free glazed doughnut to customers who show their COVID-19 vaccination cards at checkout beginning March 22. "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," a Krispy Kreme representative said in a press release.
If you're still patiently waiting in line to receive your vaccine, you don't have to worry about missing out on any free desserts, because the offer extends through the end of 2021. So once you're vaccinated, you can pop in for a free doughnut every day through the end of the year — though that might be too much power for someone with a sweet tooth as big as mine. To add to the list of eligible customers, the brand is also offering up to four hours of paid time off for team members to receive the vaccine and delivering free doughnuts to vaccine centers nationwide to support healthcare workers and volunteers. If you're vaccinated, swing by Krispy Kreme — with a mask on, please — and rejoice in your newfound power to get a free glazed doughnut all year long.