- Wimpy is running a promotion in the hopes of increasing the number of people getting the Covid-19 vaccine
- The fast-food chain is offering a free filter coffee to customers who present proof of their Covid-19 vaccination
- Social media users took to the internet to react to the promotion with some people in favour and others remain sceptical
In an attempt to increase the uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine, Wimpy is offering a free filter coffee to those who show proof of their vaccination.
The fast-food chain is using the tagline "saying YAAAS to the future" to market the vaccine promotion across 450 of its locations.
However, there is some fine print. In order to qualify, a person needs to present their proof of vaccination within 48 hours of getting their jab.
They can only claim a free coffee once and the promotion is strictly limited to filter coffee.
There has been a similar drive to promote people getting vaccinated in other parts of the world in industries that have been hard hit by Covid-19 restrictions.
According to Business Insider, Americans have been offered a range of free food from famous brands in order to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Social media users react to the promotion
"They need to get used to the fact that their choice not to be vaccinated has repercussions and consequences.
Just as they have a right to choose, @wimpy_sa has the right to decide who they give free coffee to.
I say... GOOD ON YOU, Wimpy- a great initiative!"
"Wimpy says go get vaccinated and get a free filter coffee... I'm weak."
"There are so many homeless people and wimpy has never given them a coffee. Shame."
"Americans are offered $100 by @JoeBiden for vaccination and we're offered a cup of coffee by @wimpy_sa ok!"
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