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FREE Stuff for Health Care and Frontline Workers

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 27, 2020 · 9 comments

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Check out who is providing items and services for FREE for the front line healthcare workers and first responders.  Be sure to share this list with someone that you know that would benefit from the information!

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1-800-Flowers – Nominate a local hero for a  Free 1-800-Flowers Bouquet! To nominate a hero (or yourself), simply fill out the short form for a chance to send a free bouquet. Winners will be selected daily.

Adidas –  For a limited time,  Adidas.com  is giving first responders, nurses, medical professionals, and military members 40% off their purchase –  valid on your entire purchase!   This discount does work on sale items, but will take the 40% off the original, NOT the current sale price. (So if something is on sale for MORE than 40% off – save it for a separate purchase without the discount!)

Airbnb – Airbnb is going to provide 100,000 healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders with safe, clean, and convenient places to stay for free.

Bojangles – Bojangles’ is giving away any size of its Legendary Iced Tea to healthcare workers, first responders and law enforcement, no purchase necessary. The promotion will run through National Iced Tea Day on June 10. Healthcare workers, first responders and law enforcement will just need to show their credentials to receive the deal at any participating Bojangles’ restaurant.

BP/Amoco – BP and Amoco service stations are offering a 50 cent per gallon discount to first responders, healthcare workers, doctors and hospital staff.  Get all the details here.

Circle K – free coffee or a Polar Pop to first responders and health care professions. That includes hospital workers, doctors, care facility workers, emergency medical services personnel, police officers, firefighters and military personnel. A valid ID is needed to redeem the free beverage at any time of day or night.  Offer runs through March 31st.  EXTENDED thru the end of April.

Checkers & Rally’s –  FREE Small Combo Meal at more than 250 company-owned Checkers & Rally’s for healthcare workers and first responders. Combo meals include your choice of Big Buford, Baconzilla!, Cheese Champ, 5pc Classic Wings Combo, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Deep Sea Double, Half-Pound Chicken Bites, Chili Dog or BBQ Bacon Roadhouse with small Famous Seasoned Fries and a small drink.

Crocs – Daily (weekdays) at 12PM EST , head over to Crocs where they are offering a free pair of Crocs with free shipping to healthcare workers on the frontlines.  There is a limited number of free shoes that will be available each day. If you do not see the “Continue to Request” button, you will need to try again the next day. Please note that colors, styles, and quantities are subject to availability.

Dave & Buster’s –  All first responders and healthcare professionals can get a FREE $10 game card to Dave & Buster’s!  Just fill out the form here to get your free game card.

Dollar General –  10% off for healthcare, first responders and military with ID every day.

Dunkin’ Donuts  – Dunkin’ is giving all healthcare workers a FREE medium hot or iced coffee AND a donut! on Thursday, May 6th. No purchase is necessary. This offer excludes Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew.

European Wax Centers – Frontline Heroes can get a free service of their choice as a thank you for their support during the pandemic. Includes workers in Healthcare/Pharmacy, Postal/Shipping Fulfillment, Grocery & First Responders.

FitCrunch – you can send a healthcare worker to a free FITCRUNCH care package of snacks!  This package will include FITCRUNCH Snack Bars, FITCRUNCH Anti-bacterial Wipes and an uplifting note.

Furbo – The makers of Furbo Dog Cameras are helping health care workers keep their furbabies safe and happy while their owners are working long hours. The company is giving away free Furbos to keep healthcare workers connected with their pups (a $199 value)!

Hilton – American Express and Hilton have partnered to offer health care workers free rooms across the United States.  They’ll donate up to one million nights to frontline medical professionals fighting the novel coronavirus. Doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to “sleep, recharge or isolate from their families,” will be eligible for the donated rooms. The one million nights will be available to eligible health care workers between April 13 and May 31 for stays of up to seven nights each.

Jet Blue – Through May 15th, head over to JetBlue.com where you can nominate a healthcare worker or first responder for a chance to win them a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere JetBlue Airlines flies! JetBlue will award 100,000 pairs of flights to healthcare workers as part of the “JetBlue Healthcare Hero” promotion. Active healthcare workers, public health officials, and first responders are all eligible. Simply head over here and fill out the nomination form. Winners will be selected via a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Check out the official rules for more details.

Krispy Kreme – On MONDAYS beginning March 30th and running through May 12th, Krispy Kreme will be offering a FREE Dozen Doughnuts for Healthcare workers on every Monday! No coupon is needed to take advantage of this — just present your employee badge at the drive-thru to snag this.

Lamar’s Donuts – LaMar’s Donuts are offering free coffee & donuts to major hospitals with intensive care units! Hospital staff can order up to 5 dozen donuts and 2 Joe-To-Go takeout coffee containers per hospital shifts.  The free donuts & coffee will be available to order every Monday & Tuesday. Click the DonutsRX link in their Facebook post to order.

Plus, nominate your favorite community hero for National Donut Day 2020!  Winners in every LaMar’s community will each receive a year of donuts (12 dozen) as Essential Service Heroes 2020. We want to honor service professionals in healthcare, childcare, first-responder and education occupations who have provided extraordinary community service during the pandemic quarantine.  Submit nominations at LaMars.com/EssentialService

Lee’s Sandwiches – thru May 10th, Healthcare Workers, Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics can get an Appreciation Meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner at any Lee’s Sandwiches participating locations. Simply present a valid ID or uniform.

L.L. Bean – giving medical professionals in the United States a 15% discount*.   Use this discount to purchase thousands of full-price and sale items online or over the phone.  This discount is available to all medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, technicians, medical researchers, hospital workers and other professionals in the medical field.

Long John Silver’s – now through May 31st, Long John Silver’s is offering special discounts for first responders (EMTs, firefighters, law enforcement), healthcare workers, active-duty military, and teachers!  People in those categories will receive 10% off their order every day of the week when they show a valid ID/employee badge, and 20% off orders on designated days as follows:

  • Military Mondays
  • Teacher Tuesdays
  • Wellness Wednesdays (healthcare workers)
  • Transportation Thursdays (truckers/distribution workers)
  • First-Responder Fridays

Mattress Firm – Mattress Firm is giving away 1,000 FREE Pillows per day ($49.99 value) to medical workers! You’ll need to verify you’re a medical worker to request this.  Only 1,000 will be given away each day thru 4/15/20.  Giveaway STARTS at 11 am EST/10 am CST each day.

Mazda Dealers -Healthcare employees (regardless of the type of car they drive) can get  a FREE Oil Change & Car Cleaning!  Through May 4th, just present proof of occupation to take advantage of this. You don’t have to own a Mazda car either — they’ll honor any car model.

McDonald’s – Starting on April 22nd and running through May 5th, healthcare workers and first responders get a FREE Meal — breakfast, lunch, or dinner! These “Thank You Meals” will be served in Happy Meals boxes and includes a sandwich, drink, and a side. Plus, a note of appreciation! There is a limit of one meal per person per day.

Qdoba – QDOBA is giving away 10,000 free burritos to everyday heroes! Nominate your hero to reward them with a free QDOBA freshly prepared burrito!

Real Good Foods Real Good Foods is shipping care packages of  foods to those on the front lines, or to others who could simply use a pick-me-up right now. If you or someone you know are one of those individuals, please let us know by completing the form.  They will all be reviewed and Real Good Foods will ship out as many care packages as they can!

Rothy’s –  Rothy’s is opening up their existing school teacher discount program to include first responders and medical professionals like doctors, nurses or hospital staff. Everyone in one of those job categories can get a one-time 50% off code as a way of saying thanks. Make sure to verify for the special offer before May 31 to participate.

RVs 4 MDs – there is a group that’s been set up on Facebook right now for healthcare workers and RV ownerscalled RVs 4MDs! Owners can offer their RVs for loan to healthcare workers in need of temporary housing all over the country!

Sam’s Club – Beginning on April 19th, 2020, Sam’s Club will open for “Hero Hours” every Sunday from 8 AM to 10 AM. During this time, Sam’s will allow first responders and healthcare workers to shop and no membership will be required to shop during these special hero hours.  Sam’s Club is considering healthcare workers to include “anyone who delivers care and services to the sick and ailing either directly as doctors and nurses or indirectly as aides, helpers, laboratory technicians, or even medical waste handlers.” First responders include (but are not limited to) police officers, paramedics, and firefighters.  To limit crowds and promote social distancing, Sam’s Club is asking that only healthcare workers and first responders shop during this time. The Club is not allowing spouses or other family members to accompany shoppers during Hero Hours.

Starbucks – Starbucks is giving a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to frontline responders thru May 3rd.

The North Face – The North Face is giving a 50% discount to first responders in the United States. This discount can be used for the purchase of certain non-sale items on thenorthface.com and at The North Face-owned retail stores in the United States. During this same period we will also be offering these individuals a 10% discount on non-clearance items at our outlet stores in the United States.  Verify your first responder status here.  Offer valid until December 31, 2020!!

Ulta Beauty – Healthcare workers can head to Ulta for half off haircuts!   Present your ID badge for your discount.  All services will require an appointment to be seen and customers will be required to wear a face covering during their service.

Under Armour – Under Armour is offering 40% off their ENTIRE site for first responders, healthcare workers, military, teachers and their families.  Plus, shipping is FREE on all orders! To score this discount, you must verify your identity through ID.me by clicking the “Apply a Promo Code or Discount” button at checkout. Then choose your verification – teachers should also choose Responder ID. Click here for all the information!

Untuckit – UntuckIt is offering any one shirt to medical personnel and first responders for just $8.01 SHIPPED!  (these are $68 – $99 shirts!)  Pick the shirt you want and during checkout verify your discount using ID.me and you’ll see the price drop down to one cent.  Just pay $8 shipping and enjoy one of these shirts for as much as 90% off!

Vineyard Vines – Through May 12th, Vineyard Vines is giving a 50% off discount to nurses, doctors, medical professionals, police officers, firefighters, and EMTs!  To claim this discount, visit the Vineyard Vines Operation Smiling Whale page and follow the link for your profession. You will then be directed to SheerID, where you can verify your credentials to receive a single-use promo code valid through May 12th. It may take a few hours for you to receive your code.  Store locations are closed so this is valid only online!

Walmart/Snickers – Through August 31st or while supplies last, Snickers is giving a FREE Snickers (in the form of a $1 gift card) to essential workers, including health-care workers, grocery cashiers, truck drivers, first responders, factory workers, etc. Go here, enter your name and the name of the essential worker and they will score a FREE $1 Walmart gift card via text. Use this gift card either in-store or online to score a free single Snickers bar or any other item at Walmart (and this gift card will not expire).

Wawa – All health care workers and first responders will be able to grab free coffee to fuel them during their shifts during the crisis. You will probably need your healthcare ID to get this.  Wawa stores are closed between 2am and 3am for cleaning.

White Castle – White Castle wants to thank healthcare workers by offering them all a FREE Combo Meal! All you have to do is mention the offer and present an ID at drive-thru to confirm you are a healthcare worker.

Wyndham Hotels – Wyndham is offering all essential workers a complimentary upgrade to Gold Membership in its Wyndham Rewards loyalty program.  Wyndham considers essential workers to include truck drivers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, construction workers, sanitation workers, grocery associates, healthcare workers, and more.

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1 Marschelle Nelson April 13, 2020 at 10:48 pm

Plz remember. Food works they also need to be honor also go to wirk every day to make sure PEOPLE eat and they getting sick and some dieing and PEOPLE dont care .. our workers that get sick can bring back home . To love ones or to ones with per conditions like me and my daughter so plz think of others wear mask


2 Sue Taylor April 17, 2020 at 8:40 am

Thank you for thinking of us essential workers during this trying time.


3 Fran Mejino April 22, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Please add me on your email listing.


4 Erin Chouinard April 28, 2020 at 11:25 am



5 Bob May 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm

i am awesome and dude perfect


6 Carolyn Wulf, LPN May 6, 2020 at 9:26 am

Thanks you for doing this. I work with several people in our nurse station at Tyson in Sedalia. I have put in to get some free stuff for them to try to make their day brighter. Some days we get a little over whelmed and this might make their day a little better, so Thanks again for offering these different sites.


7 ROSHELLE SHAVERS May 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm



8 Debra May 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm

I am a Frontline worker not in the health care industry and I dont see any perks for us….annoyed.

I am not taking anything away from the healthcare and first responders however frontline work is frontline work. Covid19 does not have any criteria as to who is working on the frontline. I personally feel that all frontline workers need a discount too.

That is just my 2 cents because I have been working on the frontline since this pandemic started. I havent received any perks at all….very frustrated. I jeopardized my life the same way the others have and what have we received nothing but a mere 2 dollar raise that is scheduled to end at the end of the May…..

Have a great day!!!!


9 DENISE BAKER May 21, 2020 at 10:51 am



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