Freebies for Frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19
Last updated 10/18/2021.
There are so many things happening right now with COVID that make me sad, angry, or afraid.
But, there are also good things happening in the community. I see heroes stepping up every day, conquering their fears and going to work. The community is stepping up to protect each other and their caregivers.
Today, I’d like to focus on ways the community is giving back to front line healthcare workers. We know you are risking your lives to do the right thing. Thank you.
Here are a few companies that are stepping up to say thank you, as well.
P.S. Most of these links are not affiliate links, i.e. this site does not benefit from you purchasing items from this list. This list is meant to serve you and your colleagues.
Please share with whoever might find it helpful. If you need to buy something, might as well use a discount if it’s available. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. Nuf said.
Thank You Freebies for Front-line Personnel
Newest Additions: 10/18/2021
TFP is excited to partner with Dr. Olga Lemberg of Fabled to bring you a discount just for The Frugal Physician readers!
Fabled is a women’s medical apparel brand that strives to uplift women in medicine with beautiful and empowering workwear that inspires self-expression. She started brainstorming designs post-call after years of wearing scrubs that lacked the sophistication and style she wanted from her own uniform.
Check out the collection here and use code FRUGAL15 at checkout.
A Pup Above is offering 20% off to health care workers for their healthy dog food.
1800CPAP.com is offering 15% off on any CPAP products (machines not included) with a $50 minimum purchase, valid until Dec 31st, 2021.
Bumble Bee Linens are offering 10% off their products with no minimum purchase.
The Sprinkler Supply store is offering 10% off to healthcare workers. Valid until Dec 31, 2021.
Trophy Central is offering 15% off with any purchase of $50 or more, valid until December 31, 2021.
Swimspot is offering 25% off for doctors and other healthcare workers. Some nice mom suits and coverups here.
Flyrides is offering 5% off to healthcare workers.
Threadheads is offering 15% off for healthcare workers with code HERO15.
Gloves.com is offering 15% off for healthcare workers using code GLOVESTRAV15.
Northface is offering a 50% discount to healthcare workers all the way until Dec 31st, 2020! 10% discount at outlet stores. Word is that you can get a new code once a month.
Under Armour is giving 40% off for first responders and military.
Reebok is giving 50% off to first responders as well.
Adidas is giving 40% off.
Asics is giving 40% off.
Peloton is giving a free accessories to healthcare workers. Must call to get discount.
No Bull: healthcare discount through ID.me.
Vuori reportedly giving 30% off.
LuLuLemon- 25% off in store with valid ID till the end of 2020.
Helly Henson: 50% to healthcare workers.
Outdoor Research: 50% off through Dec 31st.
Carhartt is offering 25% off to first responders and nurses.
Outdoor Voices offering 30% off.
PUMA giving 20% off to healthcare workers.
Here is a longer list of a bunch of other sportswear retailers offering smaller discounts to healthcare workers, as well.
Vessi waterproof shoes: Choose what you pay up to 40% off.
Clarks: offers a discount for first responders through ID.me. Amount varies.
Allbirds is offering select discounted shoes to health care workers.
Danform Shoes offering 20% off with code SUPERHERO20.
Discounted Beds and Bedding
To cuddle your worries away, Blanquil is offering healthcare workers 50% off their weighted blankets.
Cozy Earth: 50% discount
Sleep Number: 25% Discount- contact directly.
Discount Water Bottles
50% off Owala water bottles.
30% Yeti products- Must contact directly.
Vineyard Vines: 15% off to Nurses, Doctors, and medical professionals.
Saxx: 30% on full priced items. If any item on your order is on sale for less than a 30% discount, SAXX will refund you the difference on that item.
Boden: 20% off apparel.
Levi’s is giving 25% off to medical professionals
L.L.Bean is offering 15% off to medical professionals.
Madewell: offering 15% off with code REALDEAL
Tortuga Backpacks, an online retailer of light-weight travel backpacks is currently offering first responders a 20% discount on their online orders.
Medelita: 30% off scrubs and labcoats.
Figs: 20% off with code FORYOU.
Fabled: 15% off with code FRUGAL15.
Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge to anyone who identifies as a front- line responder to COVID-19. Offer ends May 3rd.
Starbucks is also offering $0 delivery on Uber Eats to everyone. Other charges still apply.
Down Dog is offering free access to all of their apps- Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HITT, Barre, and 7 minute Workout- completely free to health care professionals through July 1st. Down dog is my go to for at home yoga. You can sign up here.
Headspace is offering free Headspace Plus subscriptions to healthcare professionals through 2020. You can enroll using your NPI here.
Crocs is offering a free pair of Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs at Work styles to healthcare workers. They give away a few at 12pm every week day. Check the site on to get in line.
Krispy Kreme is giving away a dozen glazed donuts for donuts to healthcare workers starting Doctor’s day, March 30th, and then every Monday through Nurse’s Week (ending May 11th). Sweet!
Krispy Kreme will also add a free dozen Glazed donuts to every order for everyone on Saturdays, beginning March 28th.
Free Uber Eats
Uber Eats has committed to 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to first responders and healthcare workers.
Airbnb is partnering with hosts to connect 100,000 healthcare workers and first responders with discounted or free housing to safely distance from their families while working.
Free Four Seasons in Manhattan
The Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan is offering free ritzy lodging for healthcare workers to rest between their shifts.
Free Mask Making Supplies at JoAnn's
JoAnn’s is giving away kits of supplies to make masks at participating stores. The data for how protective cloth masks is under question, but it’s a lovely gesture. To get a free kit, call your local store and see if they are participating. They are also collecting masks made by community members to donate to medical centers.
Free Coffee at Gas Stations
Circle K is offering free coffee or Polar Pops to hospital workers, doctors, healthcare facility workers, emergency medical services personnel, police officers, firefighters, military personnel and Circle K store associates
Healthcare workers and first responders receive free coffee at Wawa for the length of the pandemic.
Cumberland Farms is also offering a free coffee to frontline personnel.
Trust and Will is providing the valuable service of providing free wills to healthcare workers. The will is free, a trust is not included.
Free Life Insurance
Only for MA or CT- Mass Mutual is offering a free $25,000 ($10,000 if over 50 years of age) 3 year term life insurance policy. Must work in hospital, urgent care, or ER and make less than $250,000.
Discounted Gas at BP and Amoco
BP and Amoco are offering 50 cents off per gallon, after ID verfication.
Discounts at Restaurants
Several restaurants are offering a healthcare worker discount including: Genghis Grill (20%), Fazoli’s, B Good (50% Off), Bojangles (Free Iced Tea), Hooters (20% off), IHOP (20% off), Macaroni Grill, Sweet Green, Nandos (free meal), Steak and Shake. There are a lot more region specific restaurants that are not included here that are offering discounts, too.
Lovesac, a high end, modular sofa and beanbag maker is offering 5% off sacs and sactionals.
Tuft and Needle is offering 15% off to first responders.
Herman Miller- 40% discount after contacting them directly for code.
Bassett Furniture– 30% off Furniture and 10% off accessories.
Free Hallmark Cards
Discount at BigLots
15% Discount at Biglots for medical professionals, at least through April 30th.
Discount at Dollar General
Not like you needed a discount here but, Dollar General is offering a 10% discount to medical personnel.
Discount at Brakes Plus
20% discount for at Brakes Plus locations.
Frontline Heroes Discount Day at Walgreens
30% off regularly priced Walgreens brands and 20% off national brand products on April 25th.
Wyndham is providing a complimentary GOLD membership upgrade to all essential workers.
Compass Cares is offering discounted furnished apartments to healthcare workers.
Access to Discounted Groceries
Sam’s Club is opening up it’s stores to all healthcare workers (no membership required) for “Hero Hours”- Every Sunday from 8am-10am starting April 19th, 2020.
BJ’s will open up to all first responders and healthcare workers for “Appreciation Hour”- 8am to 9am each Sunday. No membership required.
Phone Plan Discounts
AT&T is offering three months of free wireless service for health care workers nationwide. You have to sign up for their FirstNet service, which is typically only for first responders. Those already on the plan will get a three month credit. Also, reports of 25% off.
Sprint is offering Premium features to healthcare workers at no extra cost.
Help with Childcare
Care.com is providing 30 days of free, premium access for frontline workers.
The Parking Spot is offering nurses and “other healthcare workers” free parking at any of their facilities until May 12, 2020.
AAA is offering free roadside assistance for medical personnel and first responders. If you have a vehicle break down, battery problem, or flat tire during the crisis, call 1-800-400-4222.
Uber Health is providing rides to health care workers to and from patients’ homes as well as between healthcare facilities.
Bike Berry, an online retailer of electric bikes, is offering healthcare workers 10% storewide, with no minimum purchase.
Objective Wellness: Objective Wellness develops powerful science-based formulas to keep you strong and feeling good. Use code Employee25 for 25% off.
Neurocore is offering free telehealth counseling to frontline workers via neurocore counseling. Available through May 1.
Art of Living is offering their one of a kind breathing meditation course free of charge to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ReLoveution is offering free counselling sessions, as well.
Sadhguru is offering Inner Engineering Online (IEO) free of cost to help support your own well-being. Sadhguru has designed Inner Engineering Online as a technology to improve physical health, enhance mental stability, and promote spiritual well-being.
Discounted Home Chef
Home Chef is offering 50% off first purchase and 10% of subsequent purchases for frontline staff.
Discounted Electronics and Software
Lenovo is offering 7% off to doctors and other healthcare staff.
Microsoft is offering free AccountGuard to healthcare organizations, meant for highly targeted customers to protect themselves from cyber security threats.
Sonos: 20% off for healthcare workers
Project Screen is offering 5% off for healthcare workers on their projectors and screens.
Ring is offering a 20% discount to doctors, nurses, and medical staff.
Whiterock locators, a company that helps you find apartments, is offering an additional $50 rebate on top of the initial rebate for any frontline healthcare worker facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Undergrads Moving provides labor-only residential moving services. Healthcare workers can use code: HEALTH23 and receive 25% off their move.
Zenni Optical: 15% off for medical professionals.
Maui Jim’s: 40% off one pair of sunglasses.
Sephora is offering 10% to healthcare workers- In store only.
Art Naturals offering 25% off to essential workers.
NectarUSA offering 30% off with code FRONTLINE30.
UltaBeauty offering 1/2 price haircut and style to healthcare workers.
Colorscience, a health-science based skincare and beauty brand is offering frontline workers 15% off their products.
Cash Back on Car Purchase
Ford is offering $500 cash back available on the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2019/2020/2021 Ford and Lincoln vehicles
Discount at Theragun
Theragun is offering a 20% discount.
Small Business Resources
ShareAble for Hires by TransUnion: 20% discount using the code “AlumniSave” at checkout. Shareable for hires enables small businesses to conduct pre-employment background checks to make better hiring decisions.
A lot of deals are popping up everywhere but as they make lists like this one, they often run out quickly. To catch deals with smaller companies, follow your favorite companies’ social media to jump on deals. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and if you’re a doctor, join The Frugal Physicians on Facebook. Also, it never hurts to ask about a healthcare discount, prior to making any purchase.
We know what you are doing isn’t easy. It is probably the hardest and scariest thing many of us will ever have to do. But, I hope these generous gestures of solidatry from our community give you some warm fuzzies on your way to work. I will join them in saying- THANK YOU. You’re a badass.
Stay Frugal, Y’all!
Standard Disclaimer: Not meant as individualized medical or financial advice.