What’s more of an incentive than free stuff?
With at least 61.8% of New Yorkers 18+ having received the first dose of the vaccine, as stated by Governor Cuomo, New York continues to gradually reopen as more New Yorkers get vaccinated.
As the vaccine continues to be distributed, businesses and places across New York are doing all they can to encourage the remaining New Yorkers to get the vaccine. Here are all the best vaccine freebies in NYC for a little extra incentive.
Show a valid vaccination card at any participating U.S. location and get a free glazed doughnut. And the best part…you can get one everyday for the rest of 2021! Learn more here.
Show your vaccination card at any NYC Shake Shack location and get free fries with an order of either a burger or chicken sandwich. The deal runs through June 12. Read more details here.
Yes, more Shake Shack deals! While supplies last, if you get vaccinated at a NYC mobile vaccination bus, you can receive a voucher for a free ShackBurger.
Mini Juniors cheesecake
Through Memorial Day, Juniors is giving a free mini cheesecake to anyone presenting their vaccination card at the Downtown Brooklyn location on Flatbush Ave. and Dekalb. Not only are they delicious in taste, but they’re adorably sized at 1.5 oz.
The MTA is giving those who receive their single does vaccine at one of the 8 subway station vaccination pop-ups a free 7-day MetroCard. Appointments aren’t necessary and the deal only lasts through May 22. See here for pop-up site locations.
The Yankees & Mets are giving out free tickets to those who get vaccinated at the stadium. Governor Cuomo shared that there will be ample supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to allow baseball fans to be done after one dose. Make an appointment here.
Get a free Nathan’s hotdog only at the Coney Island location if you show up on the same day you receive the vaccine. A vaccination card must be shown as proof.
Going down as one of the most unique vaccination sites is definitely the American Museum of Natural History. If you get vaccinated under the Blue Whale at the AMNH you will be given a voucher for a complimentary future visit to the museum for a group up to four.
Playoff tickets for the Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that those who get vaccinated at a new mobile vaccine site at the Barclays Center or live in one of the 33 NYC neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic and are already vaccinated can enter for a chance to win free tickets to see the Brooklyn Nets in the playoffs. You can even get a free Nets t-shirt too!
Lyft and Uber deals
Round of Budweiser
Register after you’re vaccinated to redeem a round of Budweiser on the company. Learn more here.
Dessert on-a-stick from White Castle
With proof of vaccination, take your pick between a Fudge Dipped Brownie-on-a-Stick, Gooey Buttercake-on-a-Stick, or a Birthday Cake-on-a-Stick. Valid through May 31st.
Healthy snacks from the Vitamin Shoppe
Get a free, full-size, healthy snack, protein bar, or an energy drink from the Vitamin Shoppe with proof of official Covid-19 Vaccination Record.
Two week membership to Crunch Fitness
Vaccinated New Yorkers can now get two weeks free at a Crunch location across NYC regardless if they’re already a member or not.
Full-ride to a SUNY or CUNY school
Parents of children 12-17 can enter their kid (who must have received their first dose) into a raffle for the chance to win a four-year full-ride scholarship to any New York State public university or college. There are 50 scholarships available. See details here.
Stay tuned for more information given by Mayor Bill de Blasio in the following days including more incentives like:
- Two-week membership to Citi Bike
- Gov Ball tickets
- NYBG admission
- BBG admission
- Bronx Zoo tickets
- Public Theater membership
- NYC Aquarium
- Global Citizen tickets
- NYC Ferry
- New York City Football Club
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