The first 15 winners of the June #higotvaccinated incentives campaign were announced today, with many more to come this week, according to organizers.
The winners include residents from Hilo to Mililani to Kapaa, with prizes ranging from round-trip tickets from Southwest and American airlines to a $1,000 gift certificate for Pearl City Shopping Center.
The first 15 winners of the June grand prize giveaway are:
>> Ada Kubo of Keaau – Alexander & Baldwin Kailua Town Adventure Package ($1,939 value)
>> Alan Stringfield of Kaneohe – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Alicia Agustin of Honolulu – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Andrea Cotner of Mililani – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Anna Lau of Hilo – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Anna Oyape of Ewa Beach – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Biltha Leviticus of Honolulu – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Calvin Shimizu of Hilo – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Pearl City Shopping Center
>> Candace Pang of Honolulu – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Cheryl Kim of Honolulu – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
>> Christi Loder of Kailua – 100,000 HawaiianMiles
>> David Louthan of Kapaa – 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points
>> Kourtney Davis of Honolulu – $1,000 to Elite Discount Furniture
>> Michael Street of Honolulu – Two round-trip tickets on American Airlines
>> Pedro (Pete) Ortiz of Makawao – One round-trip ticket on Southwest Airlines
Several dozen more winners will be announced throughout the week, as winners go through the verification process, organizers said. Another round of new prizes will also be added to HiGotVaccinated.com this Monday.
To date, more than 260,000 individuals have registered for a chance to win prizes. The contest is open to all Hawaii residents 18 years and older who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Those who registered in June do not need to register again for the second round of prizes.
Accuity LLP, an independent Hawaii accounting firm, is providing official contest verification service to ensure winners are selected fairly and according to the official contest rules.
The state launched the #higotvaccinated campaign in early June as COVID-19 vaccination rates were declining, with a variety of prizes including 100,000 HawaiianMiles, a trip for two to Las Vegas and Zippy’s meals for a year.
The campaign, part of a push to get remaining Hawaii residents vaccinated to reach the state’s 70% vaccination goal, had originally been slated for the month of June, but has since been extended to August.
Separately, a number of Hawaii businesses are offering deals and discounts to those who can show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
As of today, the Hawaii Department of Health reported having administered 1,718,019 doses of COVID-19 vaccines statewide, with 58,9% of the state having completed vaccinations, and 65% having received at least one dose.