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8 Best Food Freebies You Can Get For Being Vaccinated

From free burgers to $50 gift cards.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine won't just protect you from contracting coronavirus—it could also lead to delicious perks from some of America's biggest food and beverage brands. Fast-food chains and other food companies are looking to reward those who can present proof of vaccine with everything from free burgers and donuts to $50 off at several big-name restaurants.

We've hand-picked the very best deals and laid out how to score them below. For more, don't miss America's Biggest Pizza Chain Is Offering Its Pies at Half Price.

Krispy Kreme

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A free donut every day? Krispy Kreme has offered one of the sweetest incentives for getting that COVID-19 vaccine shot. The chain will give you a free donut once a day for the rest of the year, as long as you present your proof of vaccine each time you enter their store.

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Shake Shack

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Vaccinated New Yorkers are in luck when it comes to this beloved burger joint. They can now score a free side of Shake Shack's signature crinkle-cut fries with any purchase of a burger or chicken sandwich. All they have to do is present a valid vaccine card or Excelsior Pass when ordering in-store. The offer lasts until June 12. Additionally, if you've gotten your vaccine at one of the city's mobile vaccination buses, you'll get a voucher for a free ShackBurger, while supplies last.


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If you get your shot at a Target CVS location, you'll earn a $5 Target coupon. Use it for any purchase big or small, including groceries.

Chef José Andrés' Restaurants

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Star chef José Andrés recently announced a very generous offer—he'll be handing out $50 gift cards to be used at any of his D.C.-area restaurants to those who have been newly vaccinated. The offer will last until 70% of the population of the United States has gotten the shot. All you need to do is show up at Jaleo DC, Jaleo Crystal City, Oyamel, Zaytinya, or China Chilcano and present your vaccine proof.

White Castle

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Courtesy of White Castle

Once vaccinated, redeem your free cake popsicle at White Castle to celebrate. The chain launched the limited-time cake-on-a-stick item in honor of their centennial birthday this year. Visit one of their locations by May 31, and you'll get your free pick between butter cake, fudge dipped brownie, fudge dipped cheesecake-on-a-stick, or birthday cake.

Junior's Cheesecake

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Courtesy of Junior's Cheesecake

If you find yourself near Junior's flagship store in Brooklyn this month, show your proof of vaccine for a free cupcake-sized version of the brand's famous cheesecake. The offer lasts until May 31.

Nathan's Famous

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It sure pays to be a vaccinated Brooklynite. Nathan's Famous will give you a free hot dog if you swing by their Coney Island location on the same day you get vaccinated.

Ledo Pizza

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Being vaccinated in Maryland will be rewarded with free pizza! The Annapolis-based Ledo Pizza chain is offering a free 8-inch Cheese pie to Maryland residents who have checked the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine off their list. The offer is good through June 30 or until supplies run out.

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Mura Dominko
Mura is ETNT's Executive Editor, leading the coverage of America's favorite restaurant chains, grocery stores, and viral food moments. Read more about Mura