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Free Beer for Vaccines: I’ll Drink to That!

Free Beer for Vaccines: I’ll Drink to That! June 2, 2021

The Associated Press and the Oregonian newspaper are reporting that Anheuser-Busch will “buy Americans 21+ a round of beer” once “70% of Americans “are at least partially inoculated.”

If you are a resident of Oregon, the incentive is even richer. Recently “Gov. Kate Brown announced . . . lottery prizes ranging from $10,000 to $1 million for Oregonians vaccinated against Covid-19.”

What’s on Tap? A great incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. / Image by Kieu Nguyen from Pixabay

Now, I am “A-Okay” with whatever it takes for people to get vaccinated, but it does highlight one’s motives for getting vaccinated, doesn’t it? I mean, before free beer and becoming a millionaire became incentives there were only two reasons to get pricked . . .

FEAR and GOOD Citizenry.

The fear of getting COVID-19 and dying was certainly the strongest motivating factor for many. Yet, concern for the wellbeing of others also compelled people. Many folks just wanted to do the right thing and contribute as best they could in stopping the spread of this deadly virus.

So, if it takes a free beer to get people to step up to the plate and get the vaccine, so that together we can all get back to living our normal lives more quickly, then I’ll drink to that!

I just wish the beer was a freshly tapped IPA from the Pacific Northwest . . . 

The author enjoying a fresh beverage. / Family photo.

IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE: There is a LONG list of business and organizations that are also offering awesome incentives for people who care to get vaccinated: Link here to the CDC website for more details.

About Scott R Stahlecker
Scott Stahlecker is a former minister and now writes for Thinkadelics about the joys and benefits of living as a freethinker. You can read more about the author here.

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3 responses to “Free Beer for Vaccines: I’ll Drink to That!”

  1. I think the audience here doesn’t need to be bribed like toddlers. It’s nice that so many companies are trying to get people to act in their best interest, but it’s also sad that they have to.

  2. Thanks a good way to put it. There are a lot of individuals who can’t take the vaccine due to medical reasons, which we all understand. And there are companies that are offering incentives in part to be good corporate citizens, but also to profit on down the line. But the “free beer” incentive added a layer of absurdity. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and its beer that just might motivate people to do the right thing!

  3. The proof of how well the vaccine works is obvious to anyone who is measuring its effectiveness in terms of saving lives. That and … the world is opening back up thanks to all those who have taken the virus and stopped its spread.

    I can understand people having misconceptions due to the sources of information they are using, but the stupidity and lack of common sense that people have is concerning.

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