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LOTS Of Discounts and Freebies for Front-Line Workers

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Look at all these discounts for front-line workers!  Noelle Buhidar from Retail Me Not compiled this list and I’ve edited it to reflect businesses that are offered in the Bay Area. These are deals and freebies exclusive to health care workers, first responders, military personnel, and law enforcement. Some of these are really fun, others are just plain helpful!
Tip: Have your valid work ID handy, and be sure to check with your local restaurants beforehand—just in case policies vary.  –Jona

Dunkin’

On National Nurses Day, May 6, Dunkin’ will be offering both a free medium coffee and a free donut—no purchase necessary—to nurses and all health care workers at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide. Additionally, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to First Descents to create “Hero Recharge.” This will leverage adventure-based healing to help health care professionals experiencing trauma as a result of their work and exposure to COVID-19.
When: May 6

IHOP
Get 20% off your entire check if you’re a medical, law enforcement, military and firefighter professional. Just mention this offer when you call in your order to IHOP.  Then, show your Official ID when you pick up your order.
When: Ongoing

Jessica Rose Couture 

Jessica Rose Couture and their sister company Blinds Couture are pleased to announce an initiative to help first responders and front-line healthcare workers during this pandemic. The founder and president, Jessica Jenkins, is all too familiar with the struggles faced by these groups of heroic families, being married to a firefighter. Long shifts often mean they’re trying to sleep during the day and too much light in the room can lead to disrupted slumber. Good health requires peaceful sleep, and we couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you.  

 
Jessica Rose Couture & Blinds Couture, with sponsorship from Hunter Douglas, are asking the public to nominate a firefighter, nurse, or doctor to have a room darkening shade installed in their bedroom. Their goal is to promote better sleep increasing overall wellness for this person. These people are risking their lives each day and deserve all the help we can provide
Krispy Kreme
Every Monday, Krispy Kreme will give free donuts to health care workers. “Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell us what you need, and show us your employer badge. That’s it. Pick up some free dozens on the way to work for you and your colleagues, or maybe a free dozen on your way home to family after a long shift.”
When: Through May 12Mrs. Fields
Mrs. Fields is now offering 25% off their Heroes Collection of cookie tins honoring nurses and scrub-wearing health care workers (available in 30, 48 and 90 count for contactless delivery nationwide). Use the code NURSES to activate the discount.
When: Through May 31

My M&M’s
Through a partnership with Operation Gratitude, My M&M’s is sending thanks and special packs of M&M’S to first responders across the country. How to participate: Purchase these packs, which are $1.99 each, and you must order a minimum of 20. But know that your purchase supports My M&M’s $50,000 donation to Operation Gratitude as well as them sending 5,000 “thank you” packs to first responders. You can also get a 10% discount and cash back through RetailMeNot.
When: Ongoing

Pieology

Pieology has launched Care Packs to send to medical professionals, first responders, family members, friends or anyone who could use a little pick-me-up. The Pieology Care Pack includes: four 11.5” Build-your-own Artisan Thin Pizzas, one Ooey Gooey Cheese Bread and one Family-Size Shareable Dessert, all for $50. To send a Pieology Care Pack, visit: pieolo.gy/sendlove
When: Ongoing

Pizza vs. Pandemic
The deal: A partnership of three organizations, including local pizza shop delivery app Slice, is taking donations and suggestions for health care workers that could use a delivery of free pizza.
When: Ongoing

Starbucks
Starbucks has announced that, “any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our health care system” can get a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit.
When: Through end of may

Steak ‘N Shake
Get a free order of fries through the drive thru only, at participating locations. Limit one per customer per visit. No purchase required.
When: Ongoing

Sweetgreen
Sweetgreen is delivering free salads and bowls to hospital workers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
When: Ongoing

Taco Bell
Taco Bell has turned its Taco Trucks, which are food truck versions of the QSR, into mobile commissary kitchens that bring food to frontline workers. “While most of our restaurants are operating only through the drive-thru, this leaves some truck and ambulance drivers unable to quickly order from us,” company CEO Mark King said in a letter. He added that the chain is working with its franchisees to make this service available “where possible.”
When: Ongoing

Other Discounts for Health Care Workers and First Responders

Academy
Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering 10% off in-store and online to honor military veterans, first responders and health care professionals serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When: May 4 through May 25

Adidas
Verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members get 40% off their purchases (note: It doesn’t seem that this deal can be used with other promotions or sales). Professional verification is required via ID.me.
When: Ongoing

Allbirds  When you shop for shoes, pick out a new pair for yourself, and automatically supply a pair to someone in the health care community. This is the latest after Allbirds donated $500,000 worth of shoes, which is about 5,000 pairs, exhausting the supply of shoes the brand had devoted to this cause. Due to demand, Allbirds has pivoted to a “buy-one-give-one” model. So you can bundle a shoe purchase with a donation that will split the cost of delivering a pair of shoes to someone on the list.

When: Ongoing

Asics
Medical professionals and first responders get 60% off any full-priced product. You must first create an Asics account using your professional email.
When: Ongoing

Caliber Collision
Caliber, the nation’s largest automotive collision repair provider, is offering medical workers and first responders up to $500 in deductible assistance, free rental car (via Enterprise) for those without rental coverage and vehicle pickup/delivery—whether at home or work. Learn more here.
When: As long as shelter in place is in effect

Care.com
Frontline workers get a month of free premium access to the company’s services, which include care for kids, aging parents and pets.
When: Free for 30 days once you activate

Crocs
Every day at 12 p.m. ET, Crocs is giving away free pairs of Crocs. However, there’s a daily limit. Learn more.
When: Ongoing

Dagne Dover
Health care workers, teachers and members of the military all get 20% off Dagne Dover’s collection of high-quality bags, backpacks and wallets. Learn more.
When: Ongoing

Danform Shoes
Health care workers can use the code SUPERHERO20 for 20% off online footwear purchases.
When: Only as long as stores are closed

Down Dog
All of Down Dog’s wellness, yoga and fitness apps are free for everyone through May 1, but the offer is extended an extra two months, through July 1, for health care professionals, teachers and students.
When: Through July 1

Enell
The sports bra company is offering health care workers, first responders and teachers a 50%-off coupon valid on bras. Request your code here.
When: Until May 30

Free Hooks for Masks
Medical friends can get free hooks for masks to make them more comfortable to wear all day long. These are made of acrylic and very easy to sanitize as well as durable to last a long time. Please fill out this form to request any you may need for you and/or co-workers. “No cost to you at all. Any donations made for them will be used to purchase additional material to cut more. We have a long road ahead of us, and I appreciate each of you more than you know!”
When: Ongoing

Headspace
To help support health care professionals, Headspace is offering mindfulness content—from meditations to sleep and movement content—to listen to at any time for free. Sign up today.
When: Ongoing

HELM Audio
HELM Audio has a Tag A Hero and Front Line Hero campaign running. We are giving away two pairs of HELM True Wireless 5 headphones each week until May 31 to heroes working on the front lines to fight COVID19. For those front line workers that don’t win, HELM is offering a 50% off discount through ID.me on their website.
When: Ongoing

Lovesac
Right now, all medical professionals, first responders, military personnel and teachers can get 40% off their entire order at Lovesac.com.
When: Ongoing

Medelita
Get 30 percent off scrubs with code: FRONTLINES. Medelita was founded by a PA and complies with CDC guidelines (can be washed in the hottest temperature every single day and not lose durability), and the products have a 365-day warranty.
When: Ongoing

Nike
First responders and medical professionals (including technicians and researchers) get 20% off (usually this discount is 10%) most items on Nike’s website. The discount can be used up to four times per month, and Nike uses SheerID to verify employment status.

The North Face
Health care workers in the United States get a 50% discount. This can be used for the purchase of non-sale items on thenorthface.com and at The North Face–owned retail stores in the United States. Health care workers can also get a10% discount on non-clearance items at our outlet stores in the United States. Lean more.
When: April 14, 2020, to December 31, 2020

Thrivetalk
Telehealth company Thrivetalk is offering free mental health services for essential health care workers and first responders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit thrivetalk.com/online-therapy for more information and to sign up. For those who aren’t health care workers or first responders and are seeking mental health services, Thrivetalk is currently offering sessions at discounted rates. For example, 45 minutes sessions are $45 (regularly $75), and 60 minute sessions are $60 (regularly $90).
When: During the pandemic

Reebok
First responders, teachers, nurses and military all get 50% off their purchases, with no item exceptions. You must verify your status with ID.me.
When: Ongoing

Simple Habit
This well-reviewed meditation app is making its product free. “We’re giving away premium memberships for any individuals who are financially impacted by this pandemic. Memberships are typically $89.99/year and give access to our 150 world-class meditation teachers, therapists and coaches and 2,500 guided meditations for specific situations and moods.” Email Simple Habit at [email protected] to receive your free premium membership.
When: Ongoing

Sittercity
All those working on the front lines of the crisis are eligible for three free months of Sittercity Premium, which connects families with trusted child care.
When: For three months once you activate the offer

Speeko

If you’re a health care or public health professional working on the frontline, public speaking app Speeko wants to offer you a free subscription to the Speeko mobile app (iOS only). This is like “a gym membership for your voice.” Get access to a library with more than 100 activities, ranging from storytelling to giving online presentations. Sign up here.
When: Ongoing

Tuft & Needle
Tuft & Needle is providing first responders and the military with 15% off their purchase.
When: Ongoing

Trust & Will
We’re offering all U.S. health care professionals who work in public health settings free access to a complete Will-Based Estate Plan, for themselves and their spouses. Head here to enter your information and receive a code for a free individual or couple’s will valued at up to $129.
When: Ongoing

Uber
Uber Health will provide transportation for front-line health care workers, both to and from patients’ homes as well as between health care facilities, according to this news release. In the U.S., Uber is partnering with 1199SEIU, one of the country’s largest health care unions, to make sure their members can get to work. They’re also committing 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to first responders and health care workers in the U.S. and Canada, 100,000 in London and 25,000 in Australia and New Zealand.
When: Ongoing

Under Armour
Right now, Under Armour is recognizing those on the front lines by offering a 40% off discount for military members, first responders, health care workers and teachers. Just choose Military and First Responder Discount at checkout to get your discount.
When: Ongoing

Verizon
Starting April 23, for new or existing Verizon customers, Verizon will expand wireless unlimited pricing to nurses and teachers. Both join active-duty military, veterans and people who work as first responders who already enjoying this pricing. Wireless unlimited plans will be as low as $30/mo per line for four lines, and Fios 200Mbps internet as low as $34.99/mo. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Verizon has committed $45 million in contributions and donations to non-profits directed at serving students, health care workers, first responders and small businesses.
When: Ongoing

Vineyard Vines

Medical workers get 15% off their orders. A professional ID is required, and it will take one to two hours to be approved and receive your discount code. Learn more.
When: Ongoing


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