The health benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine have been made abundantly clear, but with some people still on the fence, corporate America is now looking to nudge them with one of its most reliable incentives: freebies.
A growing number of businesses are offering free products and more to people who present their COVID-19 vaccination cards. It might seem a curious strategy, but businesses have a strong interest in boosting the vaccination count, as the quicker that number escalates, the quicker sales and operations can start to return to normal.
There’s a natural euphoria you get after receiving the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J shot, knowing that an end to the isolation of the past year is in sight. But if you want to take that a little further, some dispensaries are making it easy. The Mint Dispensary in Phoenix is offering free edibles to those over 21 who show their card. And Michigan’s Greenhouse of Walled Lake has partnered with UBaked to offer a free pre-rolled joint to anyone 21 and up with proof of vaccination. (It’s called the “Pot for Shots” program, and it has already given away more than 4,000 joints.) DC Marijuana Justice has a similar program called “Joints for Jabs.”