Instacart contest encourages COVID vaccines with gift cards for snacks

Instacart has a new incentive to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19: Free snacks.

The on-demand grocery delivery company announced Wednesday that it is teaming up with the White House for its “Get Vaxxed For Snacks” sweepstakes in support of President Joe Biden’s month-long effort to get 70% of Americans vaccinated by July 4.

Through June 30, vaccinated customers nationwide have a chance to win free snacks through a $500 gift card this summer, the company said in a news release.

The company says it also has been supporting vaccinations with its COVID-19 Shopper Vaccine Stipend Program and has paid out $2 million to support its paid shoppers who received the vaccine.

Instacart is the latest company to offer an incentive to encourage more people to get vaccinated. Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts through the end of 2021 for those who show a valid COVID-19 vaccination card.

CVS Health, Kroger and United Airlines also have ongoing vaccine sweepstakes. Anheuser-Busch says it’ll give away free beer if 70% of American adults are at least partially vaccinated by July 4.

“Instacart is proud to join the White House’s effort to encourage more vaccinations in the U.S. so we can all gather safely around the table again and celebrate summertime with friends and family,” said Apoorva Mehta, Instacart founder and CEO, in a statement. “With the Get Vaxxed For Snacks program, we hope to offer customers one more reason to get vaccinated so we can collectively bring this pandemic to an end.”  ReadMore

 

Source : usatoday