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2nd round of vaccine incentives begins, with more prizes announced

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The second round of Hawaii’s vaccination incentives program was launched today, with more prizes, including cash prizes, to sweeten the pot.

Among the new prizes are:

>> $15,000 total in cash, with $5,000 each for three winners from American Savings Bank

>> A $1,000 gift card each from Foodland

>> $1,000 in cash from Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union

>> A two-night staycation package at Kaimana Beach Hotel worth $2,200

>> A 2-hour ATV raptor tour at Kualoa Ranch for up to 10

>> An “Alii Luau “package for six from Polynesian Cultural Center

>> Two $500 gift cards from Valyou Furniture

The first round of the #higotvaccinated campaign was launched in early June, with prizes including a trip for two to Las Vegas, 100,000 HawaiianMiles from Hawaiian Airlines, and Zippy’s meals for a year. The campaign has since been extended to August.

Organizers and health officials believe the campaign has helped move the needle in vaccination rates in the state, particularly as they were waning.

Dozens of winners verified by Accuity LLP, an independent Hawaii accounting firm — from Hilo to Waianae – have already been announced.

To date, more than 260,000 have registered for the lottery at for a chance to win these prizes, organizers. The cash prizes are expected to provide an added incentive for those who may not be interested in traveling.

The contest is open to all Hawaii residents ages 18 and up who have received at least one shot of the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Those who have already registered do not need to re-register for round 2.

Many businesses are also offering an extension of deals and discounts for those who show their COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Businesses wishing to provide deals and discounts or more prizes should contact Patrick Bullard at H&B Marketing at 566-5272.

The #HIGotVaccinated campaign is supported by Adventist Health Castle, ConnectWorks, H&B Marketing, Hawaii Pacific Health, Humana, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Maui Health, MDX Hawaii and Queen’s Health Systems.

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