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?”
Today I just wanted to make a big long list of companies that offer discounts and/or freebies for health care workers like physicians, dentists, APCs, and other health care high-income professionals who read this blog. Hopefully, you can find one or two discounts you can use. But even if your company isn’t listed, don’t be afraid to ask for a health care discount! I’m sure I forgot a few, so please list the ones I forgot in the comments section and I’ll add them. Note that some 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.
The donut chain offers 2 boxes of glazed donuts free to health care workers every Monday. Bring your badge. It started on March 30th, Doctor’s Day! Only goes through May 12, so enjoy it while you can. OFFER EXPIRED
Free tall iced or hot coffee to health care workers through May 3rd, assuming you can find one that’s open. Not sure if you can combine this with UberEats or not. OFFER EXPIRED
20% off for healthcare workers. Mention the offer when you call in and show ID when you pick up.
In Tucson? 50% off at The Parish for health care workers, grocery store workers, laid off entertainment employees, and cancelled musicians.
In Flagstaff or Tucson? 2 for 1 deals for health care workers.
Free Castle Combo or breakfast combo to healthcare workers and EMTs, valid through the end of April. Show ID. OFFER EXPIRED
Want free bars? Just text them at 415-915-8372 and they’ll send you some. I texted them on 5/6/2020 and they just asked me to fill out a short form to receive free bars.
Up to 40% off their bars. Verify here.
Circle K, WaWa, GetGo, Hej, Cumberland Farms
Get a free coffee.
$0 delivery fees and reduced service fees.
Free case of coffee. Tag on Instagram.
Free meals. Email [email protected] to arrange.
Free thank-you meals to first responders and healthcare workers. OFFER EXPIRED
Offering free samples and 15% off for healthcare workers using the promo code “HealthCareHeroes” at checkout.
This section (food) could go on and on forever. There are hundreds or even thousands of restaurants, food providers etc offering discounts right now.
10% off for health care workers, first responders, and activated Guardsmen. Just show ID.
Show your badge and go to the front of the line to get into the store. Guaranteed toilet paper!
15% off through May. Use code “BIGHEROES” at checkout.
Special Hero Hours 8-10 am, no membership required.
Special Hero Hours 8-9 am, no membership required.
This mattress company offers 10% off. That’s in addition to an advertised 30% off everything right now. Show badge.
First they gave away 1000 pillows a day until 4/15, then a mattress a day until 4/20. Who knows what is next? OFFERS EXPIRED
This mattress company offers 10% off too.
40% off through May for health care workers, military members, teachers, and first responders.
Not actually for health care workers, but there is 25% off and free shipping for military and first responders.
Another mattress company that supposedly has a 15% off deal for first responders with badge at checkout, but I couldn’t find a link online. Does anyone ever pay retail for mattresses anyway?
BP is offering 50 cents off a tank of gas after getting a code from ID.me. Get the code by April 30th and use by June 30th (or before they give away $1 Million in gas discounts.)
Same deal, same way to qualify.
This hotel company is providing up to 100,000 room nights to frontline nurses and doctors. The program is run by the ENA and ACEP, matching docs and nurses with accommodations.
Also providing accommodations for 100,000 healthcare workers. Hosts will have to agree to extensive cleaning protocols to be involved.
Free scooter rides for healthcare workers.
Free scooter rides
Free scooter rides
Free bike rides
Free bike rides
NYC health care workers can get a month-long vehicle rental for free. You’ll need a proper ID, email address, and be a member of their loyalty program. Still, beats the subway these days.
Free parking near airports through May 12. OFFER EXPIRED
Free rides to patient homes and between medical facilities.
Free flights to NYC. Apply here before contacting JetBlue
Frontline health care workers can enter code HEALTH25 to receive 25% off their move (labor only).
Discount on new cars.
$500 off ($750 for an Acura)
This high-end outdoor clothing shop is offering a 50% discount to health care workers through December 31, 2020. It’s like you just got a pro-deal.
20% off outdoor clothing.
They are donating scrubs, probably to organizations since there is a 50 set minimum.
Free insoles. Your hospital must apply.
Free shoes, but they have a daily limit offered so you’ll have to “stand in line” if you hope to get any.
One free piece of clothing from the Foundation collection to health care workers. Email [email protected] THIS OFFER IS CLOSED
40% off for military and first responders only, verify using ID.me. [Update 5/5: Looks like this offer now includes nurses, doctors, and EMTS.]
20% off for teachers, military, veterans, and health care workers by filling out a verification form.
Tag yourself on their Instagram page for a free item from their website.
Free compression stockings with every purchase for health care workers. Use code “WITHLOVE”.
Scrubs for 30% off. Use code “FRONTLINES”
35% off socks with this code: Thanks4YourService35 and free shipping for 10+ pairs.
Free shoes for healthcare workers.
Free pumping bra.
Free nursing tank.
60% off. One reader registered with ASICS but never received a code or any communication in return. Let us know if any of you are successful in getting a discount with this one.
50% off bras through May 30.
50% off socks. Email [email protected] for a code.
Eyewear brand donating free glasses to healthcare workers (5/day)
One-time 50% off coupon code and four 20% off codes for first responders, nurses, doctors, hospital staff.
$95 shoes available for $60 with coupon code HEALTHCAREHERO
This list is pretty endless too. There must be hundreds of companies offering discounts. Just ask.
Feeling anxious? These guys are giving away up to 1,000+ hours of messaging therapy.
Like massages? Get $250 off a Theragun through May 4 if you are a health care worker, military, or first responder.
Free meditation app.
Free 15 minute counseling session for healthcare workers, military, first responders, and even truck drivers.
Free telehealth counseling through May 1. OFFER EXPIRED
Free month of online counseling/therapy.
Free 30 minutes of life coaching “to get ready for the next day.”
Free online course on breathing and meditation.
Free 1 hour mental health session.
Care.com is offering a free 30 days of access to the site where you can find caregivers for your kids, pets, or home.
Discount on deductible for health care workers, military, first responders, grocery workers, and anyone out of work. Free pick-up/towing/delivery too.
Free roadside assistance.
Free battery installation, free tire repair, 50% off oil change
Free oil changes and enhanced interior car sanitizing.
Free fitness classes.
Free 1-month access to Mate to Go online workouts.
Free yoga apps.
Yoga 2.0 Studio
Free virtual yoga classes. Email proof of profession to [email protected]
Free yoga and pilates.
Two free items and half price shipping.
Free premium features
Three free months of phone service.
Free phone repairs through June 30th to first responders, EMTs, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospital and nursing home staff.
$25K free term insurance in MA and CT and have an income under $250K.
Thank You Cards
Free three-pack of cards.
Free individual or couple’s Will valued at up to $129.
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. I did, however, find a list that is even more comprehensive than this one, but I think I got most of the best ones here.
What do you think? What discounts or freebies have you found that didn’t make this list? Comment below!