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Jameson Is Paying Vacation-Deprived Americans $50 to Take St. Patrick’s Day Off Work

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by Eben Diskin Feb 18, 2021

You might not be able to party like usual this St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s a chance you can get the day off work courtesy of Jameson. The Irish Whiskey company is on a mission to get Americans to take their underutilized paid time off (PTO) this year, and wants to pay 1,000 people to take the one day off that’s closest to its heart — St. Patrick’s Day.

To encourage people to take SPTO (St. Patrick’s Time Off), Jameson is giving 1,000 people $50 to cover the cost of their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. You can spend that $50 on a bottle of Jameson, a green wardrobe, or some ingredients to make traditional Irish food.

Jameson is also hosting a virtual global concert featuring musician Jessie Reyez and a “Hometainment” kit — complete with cocktail recipes — to help you recreate the pub experience in your home.

Actors Retta Sirleaf and Joe Lo Truglio have joined the SPTO campaign. In a PSA, Sirleaf said, “If you’re like me — a person — then you’re probably working too hard and need a break. There’s too much work, no time for a break, or to celebrate with friends. And to top it off, we were robbed of one of my favorite holidays. But guess what, Saint Patrick’s Day is on for 2021.”

To enter the giveaway, take the #JamesonSPTO pledge on Jameson’s website. You’ll receive a special code and be entered into the contest. In addition to $50 for themselves, winners will also have $50 donated in their name to the Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation.

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