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 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.
Discounts for Health Care Workers — Updated!
Food & Entertainment
Healthcare workers can receive a $1 Original Glazed Dozen with any full-priced dozen purchase every Monday until Labor Day, 9/7.
Circle K, WaWa, GetGo, Hej, Cumberland Farms
Get a free coffee. One per visit.
Offering free samples and 15% off for healthcare workers using the promo code “HealthCareHeroes” at checkout.
In Tucson? 50% off at The Parish for health care workers, grocery store workers, laid off entertainment employees, and canceled musicians.
20% off for healthcare workers. Mention the offer when you call in and show ID when you pick up.
In Flagstaff or Tucson? 2 for 1 deals for health care workers.
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.
Free case of coffee. Tag on Instagram.
Free meals. Email [email protected] to arrange.
$10 game cards to all first responders and healthcare workers. Show your ID at an open location to redeem.
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
Free thank-you meals to first responders and healthcare workers. OFFER EXPIRED
Free Castle Combo or breakfast combo to healthcare workers and EMTs, valid through the end of April. Show ID. OFFER EXPIRED
$0 delivery fees and reduced service fees. OFFER EXPIRED
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.
$30 Shopping card with new membership and show your badge and go to the front of the line to get into the store. Guaranteed toilet paper!
New offer for health care workers and teachers too! 10% off through the end of August. 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. Show badge.
This mattress company offers 10% off too.
Another mattress company offering 15% off.
5% off 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 has a 15% off deal for first responders.
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
BP is offering 15 cent discount off every gallon of gas for 60 days after you become a rewards member.
Same deal, same way to qualify.
Free scooter rides
Free scooter rides
Free parking near airports through May 12. This offer is expired, but they still have a “Healthcare Heros Program” offering discounts.
Free rides to patient homes and between medical facilities.
$150 off on travel.
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. OFFER EXPIRED
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 through May 31. OFFER EXPIRED
Frontline health care workers can enter code HEALTH25 to receive 25% off their move (labor only). OFFER EXPIRED
Free bike rides. OFFER EXPIRED
Free bike rides through June 30. OFFER EXPIRED
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. OFFER EXPIRED
Healthcare Workers/First Responder discount extended through September 30.
$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.
50% off after verifying Health Care Professional or First Responder status.
20% off outdoor clothing.
20% off through December 31, 2020.
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.
20% off plus free shipping on orders over $49 through December 31, 2020.
20% off through December 31, 2020.
15% Online and in stores.
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”.
$50 off Willow Generation 3 breast pump.
Scrubs for 30% off. Use code “FRONTLINES”
Free shipping. Use code HERO.
35% off socks with this code: Thanks4YourService35 and free shipping for 10+ pairs.
Free shoes for healthcare workers.
20% off on a pumping bra for healthcare workers.
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. Offer good through December 31, 2020.
$95 shoes available for $60 with coupon code HEALTHCAREHERO
They are donating scrubs, probably to organizations since there is a 50 set minimum. OFFER EXPIRED
Free slippers. OFFER EXPIRED
Free insoles. Your hospital must apply. EXPIRED
Free shoes, but they have a daily limit offered so you’ll have to “stand in line” if you hope to get any. OFFER EXPIRED
One free piece of clothing from the Foundation collection to health care workers. Email [email protected] OFFER EXPIRED
Free nursing tank. OFFER EXPIRED
50% off bras through May 30. EXPIRED
This list is pretty endless too. There must be hundreds of companies offering discounts. Just ask.
Like massages? Get 20% off a Theragun through 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 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.
Feeling anxious? These guys are giving away up to 1,000+ hours of messaging therapy. OFFER EXPIRED but still discounts available.
Free telehealth counseling through May 1. OFFER EXPIRED
Care.com is offering a free 30 days of access to the site where you can find caregivers for your kids, pets, or home. OFFER EXPIRED
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 oil changes and enhanced interior car sanitizing. OFFER EXPIRED
Free battery installation, free tire repair, 50% off oil change. OFFER EXPIRED
20% discount. OFFER EXPIRED
Free 1-month access to Mate to Go online workouts.
Free yoga apps offered through January 1, 2021.
Yoga 2.0 Studio
Free virtual yoga classes. Email proof of profession to [email protected]
Free yoga and pilates.
Free fitness classes. OFFER EXPIRED
25% off. OFFER EXPIRED
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. OFFER EXPIRED
$25K free term insurance in MA and CT and have an income under $250K.
Thank You Cards
Free three-pack of cards. OFFER EXPIRED
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 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!