Lodging properties are busy

Lodging properties in Jackson Hole were roughly 92% booked going into last weekend.

As of Wednesday, June 2, properties participating in the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s Weekend Occupancy Outlook Straw Poll had 91.9% occupancy on the books for Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5.

The straw poll includes 16 Jackson and Teton Village lodging properties as well as a couple of property management companies.

Last weekend, May 28-29, occupancy hit 88.2%.

Next weekend, June 11 and 12, has 89.2% occupancy on the books.

“I do not see our area any busier than we have seen in the past,” the chamber’s Kent Elliott wrote in his report. “It is just starting sooner, creating that more year-round sustainable economy we have been working towards.”

Free coffee Fridays

There’s no free lunch, but there is free coffee. At least this month.

Loaf ‘n Jug, the convenience store and gas retailer, announced “free coffee Fridays” through June 25.

Customers will receive any size coffee, hot or iced, for free, with no purchase necessary.

The coffee giveaway is taking place at all Loaf ‘n Jug locations, with a limit of one coffee per customer.

Jackson’s Loaf ‘n Jug is located at 397 W. Broadway.

Smith’s offers vax incentives

Smith’s Food & Drug, as part of Kroger Health, is offering more than $5 million in free groceries and cold hard cash to motivate more Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The #CommunityImmunity Giveaway, is open to people who are 18 and older, live in the 50 states or Washington, D.C., and receive or have received at least one dose of the vaccine at a Kroger Family Company location or by a Kroger Family Company health care professional at an off-site event.

The giveaway was created “to support the Biden administration’s national effort to have at least 70% of U.S. adults receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4,” a press release said.

Between June 3 and July 10, Kroger will give $1 million to one winner each week for five weeks. It will also give 50 “groceries for a year” — 10 each week for five weeks — each valued at $13,000, the equivalent of $250 a week for 52 weeks.

Additionally, the Kroger Family of Companies will continue to give $100 to associates who become fully vaccinated.

To enter the giveaway go to KrogerGiveAway.com.

— Staff reports

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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