NOTE: This isn’t a political post, nor is it for or against vaccinations. I am only reporting on current winning opportunities, whether I or you agree or not.
There seems to be a sweepstakes for everything. In the United States, to encourage people to get vaccinated, a variety of states, cities, and companies are offering all types of incentives, including prizes. For example, Ohio was the first to give out five prizes of $1M, but other states quickly followed suit; Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oregon, and California. Becoming vaccinated could make you a millionaire.
California created the Vax for the Win program, offering $116.5 million in giveaways including $50K Fridays and ten winners of $1.5 million each.
Launched the #SummerOnUs program. It is an umbrella for the state incentive campaigns #CTDrinksOnUs, #CTFoodOnUs, and #CTFunOnUs. To take advantage of the various offers, you only need to prove you are fully vaccinated at participating businesses.
Operation Jersey Summer was recently launched. Incentives include free State Parks Vax Pass, free wine at participating New Jersey wineries, and dinner with the Governor and First Lady.
There are a variety of incentives from city-run sites including free tickets, gift cards, and memberships.
Get a Shot to Make Your Future program was launched for 12 to 17 year-olds who get vaccinated. They can enter into a random drawing for a full scholarship to SUNY or CUNY.
New Yorkers could win up to $5m from the New York state lottery if they get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a state-run clinic. called the Vax & Scratch, will allow those who get vaccinated to receive a $20 lottery ticket for the $5m Mega Multiplier Lottery.
The Vax-a-Million was the first big incentive program to be launched with five prizes of $1M and five scholarships for those 12 to 17 years of age.
Although the state itself isn’t offering incentives to get vaccinated, the city of Memphis is giving away a car in their Shot-for-Shot Sweepstakes.
On a much smaller scale, West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination incentive program (BEAT 5888…BAD) allows all fully vaccinated residents ages 16-35 to receive either a $100 savings bond or a $100 gift card.
THE WHITE HOUSE
The White House announced that it partnered with the NFL, NASCAR, and MLS to giveaway tickets/trips to the Super Bowl, Daytona 500, and a trip to the All-Star Game.
Companies are so getting in on the act. CVS is has partnered with 10+ companies to incentivize you to get vaccinated in their #OneStepCloser Sweepstakes. You could win a cruise, Super Bowl tickets, or cash, plus hundreds of other prizes.
There are more sweepstakes out there as vaccine incentives that I wanted to write about. Every time I did a search, I found more. I encourage you to do your own searches in your area if you are interested in entering.
Would a prize encourage you to get the vaccine?