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?”

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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.

Food

Krispy Kreme

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

Starbucks

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

IHOP

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

The Parish

In Tucson? 50% off at The Parish for health care workers, grocery store workers, laid off entertainment employees, and cancelled musicians.

Diablo Burger

In Flagstaff or Tucson? 2 for 1 deals for health care workers.

White Castle

Free Castle Combo or breakfast combo to healthcare workers and EMTs, valid through the end of April. Show ID. OFFER EXPIRED

Verb Bars

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.

RBar Energy

Up to 40% off their bars. Verify here.

Circle K, WaWa, GetGo, Hej, Cumberland Farms

Get a free coffee.

DoorDash

$0 delivery fees and reduced service fees.

Califia Farms

Free case of coffee. Tag on Instagram.

UberEats

Free meals. Email [email protected] to arrange.

McDonald’s

Free thank-you meals to first responders and healthcare workers. OFFER EXPIRED

KillaCaffeine

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.

Retail

Dollar General

10% off for health care workers, first responders, and activated Guardsmen. Just show ID.

Costco

Show your badge and go to the front of the line to get into the store. Guaranteed toilet paper!

Big Lots

15% off through May. Use code “BIGHEROES” at checkout.

Sams Club

Special Hero Hours 8-10 am, no membership required.

BJs

Special Hero Hours 8-9 am, no membership required.

Home Furnishings

Emma

This mattress company offers 10% off. That’s in addition to an advertised 30% off everything right now. Show badge.

Mattress Firm

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

Purple

This mattress company offers 10% off too.

Lovesac

40% off through May for health care workers, military members, teachers, and first responders.

Brooklyn Bedding

Not actually for health care workers, but there is 25% off and free shipping for military and first responders.

Leesa

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?

Gasoline

BP

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.)

Amoco

Same deal, same way to qualify.

Travel

Marriott

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.

AirBNB

Also providing accommodations for 100,000 healthcare workers. Hosts will have to agree to extensive cleaning protocols to be involved.

Lyft

Free scooter rides for healthcare workers.

Tier

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Lime

Free scooter rides

Bluebikes

Free bike rides

Divvy

Free bike rides

Hertz

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.

The Parking Spot

Free parking near airports through May 12. OFFER EXPIRED

UberHealth

Free rides to patient homes and between medical facilities.

JetBlue

Free flights to NYC. Apply here before contacting JetBlue

Undergrads Moving

Frontline health care workers can enter code HEALTH25 to receive 25% off their move (labor only).

New Cars

Chevy

Discount on new cars.

Honda

$500 off ($750 for an Acura)

Hyundai

$500 off

Mazda 

$500 off

Volvo

$2500 off

Clothing

The North Face

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.

Merrell

20% off outdoor clothing.

Barco

They are donating scrubs, probably to organizations since there is a 50 set minimum.

DearFoams

Free slippers.

Dr. Scholls

Free insoles. Your hospital must apply.

Crocs

Free shoes, but they have a daily limit offered so you’ll have to “stand in line” if you hope to get any.

Universal Standard

One free piece of clothing from the Foundation collection to health care workers. Email [email protected] THIS OFFER IS CLOSED

Under Armour

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.]

Dagne Dover

20% off for teachers, military, veterans, and health care workers by filling out a verification form.

Ably Apparel

Tag yourself on their Instagram page for a free item from their website.

Clove

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

Medelita

Scrubs for 30% off. Use code “FRONTLINES”

Infinity Scrubs

Free shipping.

Comrad

35% off socks with this code: Thanks4YourService35 and free shipping for 10+ pairs.

FJOLK Shoes

Free shoes for healthcare workers.

Kindred Bravely

Free pumping bra.

UnderCover Mama

Free nursing tank.

Adidas

40% off

ASICS

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.

Enell

50% off bras through May 30.

Kaktos

50% off socks. Email [email protected] for a code.

Jins

Eyewear brand donating free glasses to healthcare workers (5/day)

Rothy’s

One-time 50% off coupon code and four 20% off codes for first responders, nurses, doctors, hospital staff.

Allbirds

$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.

Therapy

Talkspace

Feeling anxious? These guys are giving away up to 1,000+ hours of messaging therapy.

Theragun

Like massages? Get $250 off a Theragun through May 4 if you are a health care worker, military, or first responder.

Headspace

Free meditation app.

Associates in Health Psych

Free 15 minute counseling session for healthcare workers, military, first responders, and even truck drivers.

Neurocore counseling

Free telehealth counseling through May 1. OFFER EXPIRED

REAL

Free month of online counseling/therapy.

Coaches4Good

Free 30 minutes of life coaching “to get ready for the next day.”

Art of Living

WCI Continuing Financial Education 2020

Free online course on breathing and meditation.

Reloveution

Free 1 hour mental health session.

Caregivers

Care.com

Care.com is offering a free 30 days of access to the site where you can find caregivers for your kids, pets, or home.

Car Repair

National Auto Collision Centers

Discount on deductible for health care workers, military, first responders, grocery workers, and anyone out of work. Free pick-up/towing/delivery too.

AAA

Free roadside assistance.

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Free battery installation, free tire repair, 50% off oil change

Mazda

Free oil changes and enhanced interior car sanitizing.

Brakes Plus

20% discount

Fitness

Habitlyfit.com

Free fitness classes.

Training Mate

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

Down Dog App

Free yoga apps.

Yoga 2.0 Studio

Free virtual yoga classes. Email proof of profession to [email protected]

Vulgar Yoga

Free yoga and pilates.

Hygiene

Hiki Sweat Products

Two free items and half price shipping.

Car Seats

WAYB

25% off.

Communication

Sprint

Free premium features

AT&T

Three free months of phone service.

uBreakiFix

Free phone repairs through June 30th to first responders, EMTs, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospital and nursing home staff.

Life Insurance

Mass Mutual

$25K free term insurance in MA and CT and have an income under $250K.

Thank You Cards

Hallmark

Free three-pack of cards.

Wills

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!