Singapore’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign is in full swing.
As of June 21, 52 per cent of Singaporeans have received their first dose of the vaccine, while 36 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.
The next milestone is for two-thirds of the population to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by early July. To achieve this goal, Singapore plans to add 500,000 slots for those making their first-dose appointments between now and mid-July.
The government also aims to cover two-third of the population with both doses by National Day, which falls on August 9.
To support the vaccination efforts and encourage Singaporeans to get the vaccine, several companies in Singapore have stepped forward to provide promotions and freebies for those who have gotten their jab.
1. House of Seafood: free chilli crab buns
Seafood restaurant House of Seafood is giving out free chilli crab buns on Monday (June 28) at its Punggol outlet.
The Punggol seafood restaurant will be giving out 10,000 free giant chilli crab buns, worth S$28.80 each, to vaccinated individuals. Even those who have had only one dose of the vaccine can qualify for the promo.
The free buns are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and are available with the purchase of at least one menu item.
To bring home the free dish, members of the public will have to present proof of vaccination upon ordering.
2. Grain: 25% off meal plans
Grain is a Singapore startup that was founded to offer health-conscious, taste-conscious and everyday meals, working with their own team of chefs and delivery fleet in a so-called “full-stack” model.
To support the vaccination efforts, Grain is offering 25 per cent off one week of meal plans.
In a Facebook post, Grain showed its support for the government’s vaccination efforts, stating that getting vaccinated is “crucial in curbing the spread” of Covid-19.
Customers who have gotten their shot can share their vaccination records with the team at Grain to redeem 25 per cent off a week of healthy and tasty meals.
3. Shake Shack: free fries with burger purchase
Shake Shack Singapore is offering free Crinkle Cut fries with every burger purchase to those who have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The initiative will last from July 1 to 15, and the fast food chain hopes that it will encourage people to get vaccinated. It is also in line with Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good.
To make a redemption, simply purchase any ShackBurger at any of the six Shake Shake outlets islandwide between. Customers should also present proof of vaccination via the TraceTogether app or physical vaccination card to a staff member when ordering in-store.
4. Gojek: S$30 ride vouchers to vaccination centres
Ride-hailing firm Gojek is offering all its users in Singapore two ride vouchers worth S$15 each. These vouchers can be used to book rides to and fro from Covid-19 vaccination centres.
With each voucher, riders can book a free or subsidised ride for pick-up or drop-off at their appointed centre, polyclinic or clinic.
All vouchers are geo-restricted and only applicable for pick-up or drop-off at any of these MOH-appointed vaccination sites, and are applicable for use any day from 8am to 8pm.
The pair of ride vouchers is automatically added to every user’s account, and will be available for use until 31 August 2021. New users who download the Gojek app and sign up with the platform during this period will receive an additional discount voucher that is exclusive for new users.
Gojek aims to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to vaccine access and would like commuters to have a safe and convenient transportation option to and from these centres.
5. ComfortDelGro: S$3 off taxi rides at vaccination centres
ComfortDelGro is offering customers S$3 off their taxi rides at any vaccination centre.
Users will be assigned a $3 promo code when entering a 200m radius of a vaccination centre and with location setting turned on.
Once assigned, users can use the promo code for their ride home by ensuring their pick-up location is the location or postal code of a selected vaccination centres.
Users may also use the promo code for their trip back to the vaccine centre for their second jab by ensuring that their drop-off location is the location or postal code of vaccination centre.
The promotion is valid until 31 July 2021 and limited to 1,000 redemptions per centre and one redemption per user. There is no minimum spending required.
It is applicable for all booking trips using the ComfortDelGro Taxi app, but will not be applicable for street hail trips.
Good deals for getting vaccinated
At a press conference, the multi-ministry task force tackling Covid-19 said that larger gatherings and Covid-19 testing in lieu of the Stay Home Notice is being considered for vaccinated individuals.
Furthermore, with higher vaccination numbers, Singapore will be looking to live with Covid-19 as an endemic disease.
However, there are some individuals who are still sitting on the fence and unsure about whether they should receive the vaccine.
Besides the health benefits that come with the vaccine, more promotions and deals by Singaporean retailers might be one of the ways to incentivise more Singaporeans to get jabbed.
Featured Image Credit: TimeOut / House of Seafood / Grain / The Star
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