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Krispy Kreme offering free daily doughnut for the rest of 2021 to those who receive COVID-19 vaccine

By Jessica Ivins, Contributor | Posted - Mar. 23, 2021 at 2:05 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — There are many reasons to sign up to get your COVID-19 vaccine, and the latest one is pretty darn sweet.

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available across the country, Krispy Kreme is doing its part to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. Here's the deal: simply flash your COVID-19 vaccination card the next time you have a hankering for a doughnut, and you'll become the proud owner of one of the chain's famous original glazed rings, on the house.

Perhaps the best part is customers can continue to proudly show that vaccination card every day for the rest of the year and get a free doughnut each time. That's right: This is not just a one-time offer, which means 2021 is the year of a doughnut a day, and it won't even cost you any dough.

Krispy Kreme announced the promotion on its website Monday.

The website specifies that guests who have received at least one of the two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine qualify for the offer. Customers have to show their official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to receive a free doughnut — stickers will not be accepted.

After the better part of a year spent hunkering down at home, guests will be happy to know that they'll have to venture out to Krispy Kreme storefronts (and drive-thrus) to participate; the offer is not valid on online or delivery orders.

All Utah adults will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine starting this Wednesday, March 24.

To the doughnut fans who have reservations about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Krispy Kreme says, no sweat.

"We understand that choosing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a highly personal decision," the website reads.

For those who have chosen not be vaccinated, the chain is offering a free glazed doughnut and a medium brewed coffee every Monday from March 29 to May 24.

About the Author: Jessica Ivins

Jessica Ivins has three loves: her family, doughnuts and the news. She's been producing, writing and editing for KSL for more than a decade and doesn't plan to stop until she's 90. Jessica spends her free time running, eating and hiking her way through Seattle, where she lives with her husband and three children. To read more of her articles, visit Jessica's author page.

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