One of the new vaccination incentives: Free beer!
Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser, said Wednesday that it will give away free beers once the United States reaches President Biden’s goal of 70 percent of adults with at least one vaccine dose.
The partnership with the White House from the brewer is the latest incentive aimed at getting more people vaccinated, as states have turned to everything from L.L. Bean gift cards to lottery drawings for vaccinated people.
Once the U.S. reaches the 70 percent mark, people can upload a photo of themselves “in their favorite place to grab a beer” at MyCooler.com/Beer and the first 200,000 people will get a “$5.00 digital pre-paid card” that can be used to buy an Anheuser-Busch product. Seltzers and other drinks will also be available.
Biden has set a goal of reaching the 70 percent mark by July 4 and is giving a speech later Wednesday on the push, calling for June to be a “month of action” on vaccinations.
The brewer is calling the promotion its “biggest beer giveaway in history.”