Anheuser-Busch, the national brewer that produces Budweiser, announced Wednesday (6/2) that it will give away free alcohol if the nation reaches President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of US adults receive at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4, 2021.
The company said in a news release that if the US reaches that goal, “Anheuser-Busch will buy America’s next round of beer, seltzer, non-alcoholic beverage or other Anheuser-Busch product.”
The company instructs those 21 and up to upload a picture of themselves at their favorite bar or restaurant and enter to win.
The release continued, “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.”
CNN reports that the announcement comes ahead of a speech from the White House on Wednesday in which President Biden will issue a rallying cry to get people vaccinated ahead of his July 4 deadline, declaring June a “national month of action” in a speech from the White House.
The President set a new goal last month of administering at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to 70% of the US adult population and having 160 million US adults fully vaccinated by July 4.
Nearly 51% of the total US population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and nearly 41% of the total population is fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.