Get vaccinated, get perks
With fresh batches of COVID-19 vaccines on their way to the Philippines, people are finally getting vaccinated.
Yet some are still reportedly hesitant to get jabbed despite government encouragement, and maybe you too feel the same way! With that, here are some reasons that might just convince you to get vaccinated.
Restaurants offer discounts to fully vaccinated diners
As an attempt to encourage Filipinos to get vaccinated, several restaurants announced that they will be giving out discounts to fully inoculated individuals who bring their vaccination card upon dining in.
I for one have used this perk already at the restaurant, Manam! My friends and I were given a 10% discount and got to save around Php 150.00 for our entire meal.
What a save, right?
To look at the full list of restaurants that offer discounts and other promos, check out these websites:
Different types of business establishments also offer discounts to fully vaccinated customers
One can also avail discounts in a number of non-food establishments, as long as they’re fully vaccinated! Take Power Mac Center as an example.
Power Mac has an ongoing promo wherein presenting your vaccination card entitles you to getting exclusive discounts on selected products. This promo ends on July 31, 2021 so make sure to avail of it right away when buying from the Power Mac Center store, the Loop, or the Mobile Care this month.
Digital Walker has this promo as well! You can get 5% off on units and 10% off on accessories upon presenting your vaccination card. Promo runs from June 25, 2021 to July 31, 2021.
Want to exercise? Some gyms also give complementaries and even freebies when you show them your vaccination card.
Anytime Fitness currently offers a free Health Optimization Program (HOP) assessment and one complimentary personal training session for people who have at least one dose of the vaccine as long as they have their vaccination card upon signing up for the gym membership.
The gym, Plana Forma, on the other hand offers a free Forma At Home class when you email them a photo of your vaccination card and valid ID.
Need gas? You also get a corresponding discount when you present your vaccination card at selected gas stations!
Just last June 1, Unioil started offering a fuel discount of Php 2.00 off per liter on Euro 5 Diesel and Php 3.00 off per liter Euro 5 Gasoline 91, Euro 5 Gasoline 95 and 97 at participating Unioil stations. Customers can avail this discount through just presenting their vaccination card upon paying.
Caltex too had the same initiative! Offering a discount of Php 32.00 per liter for Platinum and Silver with Techron and Php 2.00 per liter for Diesel with Techron D for people who show their vaccination card when getting gas.
Getting a chance to win prizes
Not only this, there are also initiatives wherein being fully vaccinated entitles one to a raffle ticket.
Take House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Representative Camille Villar and her constituents as an example. Residents in Las Piñas who get themselves vaccinated from June 15 to December 23, 2021 are given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Php1.5 million house property.
As for Muntinlupa City, they too have this kind of initiative but for a chance to win rice instead! Residents who get vaccinated at the Sucat Covered Court are given a raffle ticket for a 25 kilogram sack of rice that they could possibly win.
Interested in obtaining a cow? You can also get a chance to win one when you get vaccinated. In San Luis, Pampanga, they have an initiative called “Baka Para SA Bakuna” wherein they raffle off cows every month for residents who have gotten vaccinated.
Quite creative if you ask me!
The COVID-19 vaccine itself is a perk
But besides these concrete perks, the vaccine itself is already a perk. Not only will you protect yourself from the implications of the COVID-19 but you also get to protect the people around you.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine means we get to keep ourselves from getting and spreading the virus –it also helps us when we do get the virus. The vaccine protects us from the COVID-19 virus but doesn’t necessarily immune us from it. Hence, being vaccinated should also come with still following safety protocols given the ongoing pandemic.
Learn more through: Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
About the Author
Justine Ongpin is an incoming 4th year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism student in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Her interests include watching K-drama, playing Softball, and learning more about personal finance during her free time. She is currently the UP Journalism Club Vice President of Finance and the Co-Captain of the UP Softball Varsity Team.