Clark County businesses finding clever ways to encourage vaccinationsSubscriber Exclusive
Donut chain Krispy Kreme grabbed headlines across America last month when it announced that customers could receive a free doughnut a day just by vising a store with proof that they’d received a COVID-19 vaccination.
A smattering of other businesses have announced similar vaccine promotional deals, and the customer-facing efforts have emerged alongside a wave of business policies intended to encourage employee vaccination. Trader Joe’s, Aldi and Dollar General have offered paid time off to get vaccinated, and Fred Meyer parent company Kroger offered staff $100 in store credit for vaccinations.
Both trends have found their way to Clark County in recent weeks.
Vault 31, a gaming-focused bar in east Vancouver, has been offering free jello shots to customers who have gotten their jabs.
Liquor laws prevent the bar from giving away alcohol for free, so the recipients do have to be customers who have purchased something else, according to owner David Kaulitz. But aside from that, the only requirement is to bring a vaccine card.
“We’re giving away a lot — just about everybody that comes in,” he said. “It’s nice — it’s reassuring” to see that so many people have been vaccinated.