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

Krispy Kreme

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.

KillaCaffeine

Offering free samples and 15% off for healthcare workers using the promo code “HealthCareHeroes” at checkout.

The Parish

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

IHOP

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

Diablo Burger

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

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.

Califia Farms

Free case of coffee. Tag on Instagram.

UberEats

Free meals. Email [email protected] to arrange.

Dave and Busters

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

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

McDonald’s

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

White Castle

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

DoorDash

$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.

 

Retail

Dollar General

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

Costco

$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!

Big Lots

New offer for health care workers and teachers too! 10% off through the end of August. 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. Show badge.

Purple

This mattress company offers 10% off too.

Tuft and Needle

Another mattress company offering 15% off.

Lovesac

5% off 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 has a 15% off deal for first responders.

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

Gasoline

BP

BP is offering 15 cent discount off every gallon of gas for 60 days after you become a rewards member.

Amoco

Same deal, same way to qualify.

Travel

Tier

discounts for healthcare workersFree scooter rides

Lime

Free scooter rides

The Parking Spot

Free parking near airports through May 12. This offer is expired, but they still have a “Healthcare Heros Program” offering discounts.

UberHealth

Free rides to patient homes and between medical facilities.

Cheap Caribbean

$150 off on 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. OFFER EXPIRED

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 through May 31. OFFER EXPIRED

Undergrads Moving

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

Bluebikes

Free bike rides. OFFER EXPIRED

Divvy

Free bike rides through June 30. OFFER EXPIRED

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. OFFER EXPIRED

New Cars

Chevy

Healthcare Workers/First Responder discount extended through September 30.

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.

Helly Hansen

50% off after verifying Health Care Professional or First Responder status.

Merrell

20% off outdoor clothing.

LL Bean

15% off.

Eagle Creek

20% off through December 31, 2020.

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.

Nike

20% off.

Boden

20% off plus free shipping on orders over $49 through December 31, 2020.

Vineyard Vines

15% off.

Levi’s

15% off.

JanSport

20% off through December 31, 2020.

Madewell

15% Online and in stores.

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”.

Willow

$50 off Willow Generation 3 breast pump.

Medelita

Scrubs for 30% off. Use code “FRONTLINES”

Infinity Scrubs

Free shipping. Use code HERO.

Comrad

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

FJOLK Shoes

Free shoes for healthcare workers.

Kindred Bravely

20% off on a pumping bra for healthcare workers.

Kaktos

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

Dooney & Bourke

15% off.

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. Offer good through December 31, 2020.

Allbirds

$95 shoes available for $60 with coupon code HEALTHCAREHERO

Barco

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

DearFoams

Free slippers. OFFER EXPIRED

Dr. Scholls

Free insoles. Your hospital must apply. EXPIRED

Crocs

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

Universal Standard

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

UnderCover Mama

Free nursing tank. OFFER EXPIRED

Enell

50% off bras through May 30. EXPIRED

This list is pretty endless too. There must be hundreds of companies offering discounts. Just ask.

Therapy

Theragun

Like massages? Get 20% off a Theragun through 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.

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.

Talkspace

Feeling anxious? These guys are giving away up to 1,000+ hours of messaging therapy. OFFER EXPIRED but still discounts available.

Neurocore counseling

Free telehealth counseling through May 1. OFFER EXPIRED

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. OFFER EXPIRED

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.

Mazda

Free oil changes and enhanced interior car sanitizing. OFFER EXPIRED

Firestone Complete Auto Care

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

Brakes Plus

20% discount. OFFER EXPIRED

Fitness

Training Mate

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

Down Dog App

Free yoga apps offered through January 1, 2021.

Yoga 2.0 Studio

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

Vulgar Yoga

Free yoga and pilates.

Habitlyfit.com

Free fitness classes. OFFER EXPIRED

Car Seats

WAYB

25% off. OFFER EXPIRED

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. OFFER EXPIRED

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. OFFER EXPIRED

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 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!