Health care workers are our nation's new heroes, although as the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is balanced with the economy becomes increasingly politicized, there are some signs that could change. In the meantime, we'll just enjoy the benefits. Many of you have never been in this situation before. Those of us who have been military docs already know this drill. You get a lot of people telling you “thank you for your service” when they see you in your uniform, lots of businesses offer you discounts, occasionally someone buys your lunch anonymously, and you learn to start asking “Do you offer a military discount?”

Just in time for the holidays, below is a big long list of companies that are still offering discounts and/or freebies for health care workers like physicians, dentists, APCs, and other health care professionals who read this blog. Hopefully, you can find one or two discounts you can use. (Specific details to the discount can be found at each of their links.) But even if your company isn't listed, don't be afraid to ask for a health care discount! Note that many of these companies use SheerID or ID.me to verify your professional status, others require you to show a badge, and still others use the honor system. The more you save, the more verification you'll be asked to provide.

 

Discounts for Health Care Workers

Clothing & Shoes

The North Face

This high-end outdoor clothing shop is offering a 50% discount to health care workers. It's like you just got a pro-deal.

Helly Hansen

50% off

ASICS

40% off

Comrad

35% off socks with code “Thanks4YourService35” and free shipping for 10+ pairs.

Adidas

30% off

Allbirds

Select $95 shoes available for $60 with coupon code “HEALTHCAREHERO”

Medelita

Scrubs for 30% off. Use code “FRONTLINES”.

Levi's

25% off

physician wellness and financial literacy conference

Boden

20% off plus free shipping on orders over $49

Dagne Dover

20% off

Danform Shoes

20% off. Use code “SUPERHERO20”.

Eagle Creek

20% off

JanSport

20% off

Kindred Bravely

20% off on a pumping bra for healthcare workers.

Merrell

20% off outdoor shoes and clothing

Nike

20% off

Rothy's

Four 20% off codes

Under Armour

20% off

Dooney & Bourke

15% off

LL Bean

15% off

Madewell

15% off

Vineyard Vines

15% off

Clove

Free compression stockings with every purchase for health care workers. Use code “WITHLOVE”.

Willow

$50 off Willow Generation 3 breast pump.

This list is pretty endless . There must be hundreds of companies offering discounts. Just ask. Also, be sure to check out Sheer ID and ID.me to see if the specific brand you are looking for has discounts and what their requirements are.

 

New Cars

Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC

$100s to $1000s off, dependent on model

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep

$500 off

Ford, Lincoln

$500 off

Hyundai

$500 off

 

Retail

Costco

$30 Shopping card with new membership

 

Home Furnishings

Leesa

This mattress company offers 15% off.

Tuft and Needle

Another mattress company offering 15% off.

Emma

This mattress company offers 10% off.

Purple

This mattress company offers 10% off too.

Lovesac

5% off

 

Food & Entertainment

Cumberland Farms

Get a free coffee. One per visit.

Dave and Busters

$10 game cards to all first responders and healthcare workers. Show your ID at an open location to redeem.

Genghis Grill

20% off carryout and call-ahead orders when show badge or medical ID.

IHOP

20% off. Mention the offer when you call in and show ID when you pick up.

Outback Steakhouse

10% off entire check with valid ID

Panda Express

10% off

RBar Energy

Up to 40% off their bars.

This section (food) could go on and on for specific locations. There are many restaurants, food providers, etc. offering discounts right now, so be sure to ask.

 

Gasoline

Amoco, BP

These companies are offering 15 cent discount off every gallon of gas for 60 days after you become a rewards member.

 

Travel

AirBNB

Free and discounted pricing for healthcare workers.

Cheap Caribbean

$150 off on travel

Lime

Free 30 minute scooter rides

The Parking Spot

“Healthcare Heroes” discounts when you sign up

 

Self Care

Theragun

Like massages? Get 20% off a Theragun.

Nectar 

30% off bath and body products when using discount code ESSENTIAL

Headspace Plus App

Free meditation app.

Associates in Health Psych

Free 15 minute counseling session.

Coaches4Good

Free 30 minutes of life coaching.

Art of Living

Free online course on breathing and meditation.

Reloveution

Free mental health session for “acute stress” of covid healthcare.

Talkspace

Feeling anxious? Discounted subscriptions for mental health support.

 

Fitness

Training Mate

Free 1-month access to Mate to Go online workouts.

Down Dog App

Free yoga, HIIT, Barre and 7 minute workout apps offered through July 1, 2021.

 

Communication

T-mobile

Discounts and free premium features for qualifying healthcare companies

AT&T

Discounts on unlimited plans

 

Life Insurance

Mass Mutual

$25K free 3-year term insurance in MA and CT for those with an income under $250K.

 

Wills

Trust & Will

25% discount on state-specific estate plan

 

Feel appreciated yet? I sure do. I was trying to put together a totally comprehensive list, but after 4 or 5 hours I gave up. But I think I got most of the best ones here.

What do you think? What discounts or freebies for health care workers have you found that didn't make this list? Comment below!