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
This high-end outdoor clothing shop is offering a 50% discount to health care workers. It's like you just got a pro-deal.
35% off socks with code “Thanks4YourService35” and free shipping for 10+ pairs.
Select $95 shoes available for $60 with coupon code “HEALTHCAREHERO”
Scrubs for 30% off. Use code “FRONTLINES”.
20% off plus free shipping on orders over $49
20% off. Use code “SUPERHERO20”.
20% off on a pumping bra for healthcare workers.
20% off outdoor shoes and clothing
Four 20% off codes
Free compression stockings with every purchase for health care workers. Use code “WITHLOVE”.
$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.
$100s to $1000s off, dependent on model
$30 Shopping card with new membership
This mattress company offers 15% off.
Another mattress company offering 15% off.
This mattress company offers 10% off.
This mattress company offers 10% off too.
Food & Entertainment
Get a free coffee. One per visit.
$10 game cards to all first responders and healthcare workers. Show your ID at an open location to redeem.
20% off carryout and call-ahead orders when show badge or medical ID.
20% off. Mention the offer when you call in and show ID when you pick up.
10% off entire check with valid ID
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.
These companies are offering 15 cent discount off every gallon of gas for 60 days after you become a rewards member.
Free and discounted pricing for healthcare workers.
$150 off on travel
Free 30 minute scooter rides
“Healthcare Heroes” discounts when you sign up
Like massages? Get 20% off a Theragun.
30% off bath and body products when using discount code ESSENTIAL
Free meditation app.
Free 15 minute counseling session.
Free 30 minutes of life coaching.
Free online course on breathing and meditation.
Free mental health session for “acute stress” of covid healthcare.
Feeling anxious? Discounted subscriptions for mental health support.
Free 1-month access to Mate to Go online workouts.
Free yoga, HIIT, Barre and 7 minute workout apps offered through July 1, 2021.
Discounts and free premium features for qualifying healthcare companies
Discounts on unlimited plans
$25K free 3-year term insurance in MA and CT for those with an income under $250K.
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!