Many companies are showing their gratititude to the doctors, nurses, and other frontline health workers who are risking their lives right now, just by showing up to work.
We’re starting a list of freebies and discounts for health workers and first responders. Check back for new offers — and if you know of an offer that should be on our list, please let us know.
We hope you’ll share this info with any healthcare workers you know! Please consider sharing more widely on social media as well.
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Freebies and Special Offers for Healthcare Workers & First Responders
Fill out a form for your friend who is an essential worker, including nurses, truck drivers, cashiers and more, and Snickers will send them an e-gift card for a free Snickers bar at Walmart. There’s no expiration date on the e-gift card.
Sonos is offering healthcare workers and first responders 30% off one order through the end of the year. Sonos offers a wide range of speakers.
Shop on Sonos.com and find the button at checkout that says “Healthcare/First Responder Discount. Verify with ID.me.”
Upon clicking the button, you will see a new window hosted by ID.me that prompts you to add your credentials to verify your identity and affiliation.
After verified, you will be served a one-time use code that is valid for 30% off a single purchase (up to $2500 USD before the discount, valid on all Sonos products, cannot be combined with other promos).
All medical professionals, with proper identification, will get immediate access to the front of any line that may form outside its stores.
The warehouse is allowing priority access for its members who are healthcare workers and first responders. With a membership card and employee ID or badge, those members will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
Bojangles’ is offering free Legendary Iced Tea, any size to healthcare workers, first responders and law enforcement no purchase necessary. The promotion will run through National Iced Tea Day on June 10.
McDonalds FREE Thank You Meal
From April 22nd to May 5th, McDonalds is offering a FREE breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal to both healthcare workers and first responders.
BP and Amoco gas discount
First responders, doctors, nurses, and hospital workers, you can get a 50 cent per gallon discount on gas from BP and Amoco.
Apply for your code here.
Big Lots discount
First responders, medical professionals, active military personnel, and veterans get 15% off everything in the store, at least through April 30th.
If you’re shopping online, use the promo code BIGHEROES at checkout.
IHOP is offering 30% off your entire check for medical, law enforcement, military and firefighter professionals.
Just mention the offer when you call in your order and show your employee I.D. at pickup.
Free beverages from RaceTrac
RaceTrac has extended its free Crazy Good Coffee and fountain beverages offer for first responders in uniform to include all essential workers, from doctors to support staff, as well as truck drivers who keep the supply chain operating. Since not all these workers wear a uniform, an ID badge is an acceptable form of identification.
All essential workers can receive a free small coffee or small fountain drink from March 25 to April 7 (limit one per day).
More info here.
FREE coffee at Starbucks
Starbucks is offering FREE coffee for frontline healthcare workers and first responders through May 3rd.
Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, healthcare staff and researchers can go through the drive-thru and ask for a tall hot or iced coffee to help them through their day. Uniform, badge, or ID is sufficient proof that you qualify.
Some locations are currently closed, and locations that remain open are drive-through only.
FREE beverages from Circle K
Circle K is offering free coffee, tea, and fountain beverages to first responders and healthcare workers. The offer is good through March 31.
Show your employee badge and get your free drink!
Up to 5 dozen FREE donuts from Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is offering free dozens of it s Original Glazed doughnuts to healthcare workers nationwide every Monday through May 11.
To get your free Original Glazed DOZEN on a Monday, show your employee badge at a Krispy Kreme drive-thru and place an order — limit of 5 dozen per person.
FREE shoes from Crocs
Crocs is sharing a pair for healthcare! The shoe company is donating a FREE pair of its iconic shoes to frontline health workers, in a show of support for their heroic efforts in these challenging times.
A limited number of shoes is given away each day — but that number is 10,000 pairs a day, according to the Crocs Facebook page.
20% discount from Steak ‘n Shake
Through April 7, Steak ‘n Shake wants to recognize ALL essential employees with 20% off of any Steakburger ‘n Fries combo.
Essential workers just need to show a job I.D., such as a business card, badge or name tag, to receive the discount.
Industries include but are not limited to:
Doctors, nurses, health care providers and hospital staff, including maintenance and custodial workers; police and enforcement agencies; EMT, local 911 and fire departments; pharmacy/drugstore; grocery store workers and food distributors; custodian and facilities maintainers; local government officials; bank managers and tellers; restaurant workers; television and newspaper staffers; cashiers, stockroom and loading dock workers; food banks and soup kitchens; city sanitation workers; IT companies and transit workers (airports, trains, subways); mail and package delivery services including the U.S. Postal Service, Fedex and UPS.
20% discount from Hooters
Healthcare workers and first responders, as well as military personnel, receive 20% off all food take-out orders.
The discount is available for a limited time.
FREE greeting cards from Hallmark (open to everyone)
The greeting card company is giving away a FREE 3-pack of cards (shipping included) — open to all.
The offer is for a limited time and while supplies last. The goal is to give away one million cards.
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