NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Incentives to get vaccinated for COVID-19 continue and the country’s largest grocery chain, Kroger Co., is sweetening the pot with chances to win free groceries and millions in cash prizes.
Starting June 3 every Kroger grocery store in the U.S. will offer chances for customers to win five prizes of $1 million and 50 chances to win free groceries for a year — with 10 grocery winners announced each week for five weeks.READ MORE: Texans Feeling Pain At The Pump As The Average Statewide Gas Price Shoots Above $3
As it stands the coronavirus has lead to the death of more than 593,000 Americans and officials with the retail chain say the new lottery campaign is part of a collaboration with the Biden administration to push toward a target of having at least 70% of U.S. adults given their first vaccine dose by July 10.READ MORE: Tarrant County Judge Rules Accused Serial Killer Jason Thornburg Must Undergo Mental Illness Examination Before Trial
“As an employer, grocery provider, and community partner, the #CommunityImmunity giveaway is another way we are doing our part to help America recover from the public health crisis and safely return to normal,” Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said in a statement.
Officials with Kroger say the official rules, eligibility, and details on all the prizes in the #CommunityImmunity giveaway will be announced next week, but they did confirm the contest will be open to both customers and employees.MORE NEWS: After Timberview Shooting, Parents Prepare To Attend Safety & Security Town Hall With Mansfield ISD
Kroger operates more than 2,700 grocery stores across the country — with more then 200 of those in Texas. Officials said so far this year Kroger Health had distributed more than 4.6 million COVID-19 vaccines.