Budweiser manufacturer to give away free alcohol if US reaches vaccine goal
Anheuser-Busch announced it'll be giving away free alcohol if the US has 70% of adults at least half-vaccinated by July 4
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The national brewer of Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch, announced on Wednesday it will be giving away free alcohol if the United States reached President Biden’s goal to have 70% of US adults receive at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4.
In a news release, the company said that if the US reaches that goal, “Anheuser-Busch will buy America’s next round of beer, seltzer, non-alcoholic beverage or other A-B product.” To enter to win, those 21 and up must upload a picture of themselves at their favorite bar or restaurant.
“At Anheuser-Busch, we are committed to supporting the safe and strong recovery of our nation and being able to be together again at the places and with the people we have missed so much. This commitment includes encouraging Americans to get vaccinated, and we are excited to buy Americans 21+ a round of beer when we reach the White House goal,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch.
Doukeris said in the statement: “We pride ourselves on stepping up both in times of need and in times of great celebration, and the past year has been no different. As we look ahead to brighter days with renewed optimism, we are proud to work alongside the White House to make a meaningful impact for our country, our communities and our consumers.”
According to a White House official, A-B’s announcement comes ahead of a speech from the White House on Wednesday in which the President will encourage Americans to get vaccinated ahead of his July 4 deadline.