Like so many of you reading this article — I have a soft spot for healthcare workers. Whenever I’ve fallen ill throughout my life they have treated me with kindness and respect. Personally, I have several friends and family members who selflessly serve others as a healthcare worker.
Because of the fantastic healthcare I have had all throughout my life, I hate reading about how many healthcare doctors and workers are struggling with PTSD and burnout — and COVID-19 has made the problem worse. Even more troubling is that because hospitals are losing revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic — millions of healthcare workers are losing their jobs.
With the pandemic still in “Nightmare Mode,” the absolute least that we can do for these heroes is to offer the following discounts and freebies. So, if you’re in the healthcare industry, please take advantage of these deals. Or, if you know someone who is a healthcare worker — please pass this list along to them.
Shoes and Apparel
40% off for all medical professionals, including nurses.
Using the code HEALTHCAREHERO, you can purchase a pair of Wool Runners for $60.
Through SheerID, medical professionals and first responders can receive 40% off.
Using the ID.me platform, first responders and nurses are eligible for a 20% discount on boots, shoes, and sandals.
ID.me is offering a 10% discount for nurses, medical professionals, and first responders.
Using the code SUPERHERO20, healthcare professionals can enjoy 20% off all footwear.
Frontline workers have access to an exclusive 25% discount through SheerID.
8. Helly Hansen
50% discount to all healthcare and first responders.
Medical professionals and first responders have access to a 25% discount on all Levi’s apparel.
Community heroes are eligible for 15% off on online and in-store purchases.
Frontline and healthcare workers can access a 20-50% discount on select footwear, apparel, and accessories.
A 20% discount for eligible first responders and medical professionals in the US.
Doctors, nurses, and first responders can take 20% off.
First responders, medical, and hospital workers have access to the 50% off heroes discount.
If you need running shoes or apparel, take advantage of this 20% discount.
First responders and medical professionals can receive 15% off.
17. The North Face
All healthcare workers in the US can take 50% off their purchase.
18. Tommy John
Using SheerID, you can access an exclusive 30% medical discount.
After verification on the site, SheerID, nurses can receive 10% off.
20. Third Love
A 15% discount is available for all items.
21. Under Armor
20% off for nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers.
22. Vineyard Vines
15% off everything.
Medical wear and Equipment
You can submit a scrub donation request for all seven of Barco’s brand collections
Keep your mask off your ears by using the code ThankYou20 to receive 20%.
Receive a pair of compression socks with any purchase of Clove shoes.
Each day at 12 p.m. ET, Crocs is giving a free pair of shoes to healthcare workers. Make sure that you sign in at noon exactly since the daily limit is met quickly.
27. Decors Interiors
Healthcare workers are eligible for a free mask.
Heroes can receive a 15% discount.
Fill out a short form in order to get a free pair of ear savers.
Nurses, hospital physicians, emergency personnel, and government employees can find low prices of apparel and accessories.
Using the code FRONTLINES, you can secure 30% off your next pair of scrubs or lab coats.
For a limited time, you can use the code MCAFEE30 at checkout to land 30% off PPE.
33. Nurse Mates
Use code OURHEROES to save 25% on select styles
You can request a donation, or recommend an organization, that is in need of soap and sanitizer.
35. Scrubs & Beyond
Free shipping using the code HERO. The site also frequently has deals on select brands.
Regularly offers on scrubs, shoes, socks, and face masks.
Furniture and Home Good Goods
Healthcare workers and first responders can obtain 50% off BlanQuil’s popular weighted blankets.
38. Brooklyn Bedding
Getting a good night’s rest is essential. With that in mind, Brooklyn Bedding is providing a 25% discount to all eligible first responders on all purchases, both online and in-store.
39. Emma Mattress
An additional 10% off for healthcare workers.
Healthcare workers can snag 15% off.
Get 5% off bean bag chairs, sectionals, and accessories.
Healthcare professionals can knock 10% off their purchase of Purple products.
43. Tuft & Needle
If you’re in need of a new mattress or bedding, you can snag 15% off your whole order.
Health and Wellness
44. Art Naturals
Art Naturals is offering 25% off to essential workers on hair care, skincare, and body care products. They also have essential oils, masks, and sanitizers available.
45. Barry’s Bootcamp
All verified first responders and healthcare workers have complimentary access to fitness classes.
57% off a 1-year subscription for nurses and first responders through ID.me.
47. Down Dog
Doctors, nurses, and all health care professionals can use the Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout apps for free until January 1, 2021.
For anyone searching for a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, GlassesShop is currently running a 40% off your entire order discount.
Headspace Plus is available to all US health-care professionals through the end of 2020.
50. Lucky Vitamin
As a thank you, all frontline workers can receive a free 6-month membership, along with discounts like free shipping on orders $25+, a personal certified Wellness Consultant, and free gifts.
Olay is offering a free skincare kit to health-care professionals. You will have to contact the company through Instagram or Twitter to obtain the coupon code.
Owala is offering a 50% discount to all responders, as well as anyone retired from those industries.
Healthcare workers can get monthly streaming for $4.99, as well as 30% off equipment.
54. Pro Teeth Guard
All frontline workers are eligible for $100 off custom dental guards.
55. Simple Habit
Email Simple “Habit” at [email protected] to receive free access to its premium membership.
Healthcare and public health professionals are eligible for a free Speeko Plus subscription.
Free resources and 1,000 free months of therapy for healthcare workers
20% off any regularly priced Theragun device or TheraOne CBD product.
Free telehealth services for essential health care workers and first responders.
Medical personnel including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians can receive 20%. Just email a photo of your medical badge to [email protected]
30% off water bottles or insulated coolers.
Food and Drink
62. Cumberland Farms
Healthcare workers, first responders, and military personnel including police officers, firefighters, active military, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, and medical researchers can get a free cup of Joe.
63. Dave & Busters
10 Game Cards to all first responders and healthcare professionals
The deals vary between franchises. But, some have offered 50% off the total check for all first responders
If you’re not a healthcare worker you can still nominate one to be the recipient of a snack care package.
Are you a member of an organization like the American College of Emergency Physicians? If so, you can receive a discount like a $20 weekly discount on a 3-week plan
67. Home Chef
Doctors, nurses, hospital employees, and first responders are eligible for exclusive meal delivery discounts.
Medical professionals are able to get a 10% discount on these plant-based meals and snacks.
Show your official ID and get 20% knocked off your bill.
Nurses and responders can receive 15% off KIND snacks.
71. Krispy Kreme
With the purchase of a dozen doughnuts, medical workers can an additional glazed donut for just $1 with a valid work ID.
72. Mrs. Fields
Using the code THANKS you can get up to 25% off.
73. Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill
A 15% discount on your order after showing your ID.
The company is committed to “providing 50 free meals for hospital workers at every Nando’s in North America once a day.”
10% using the Heroes Discount.
76. Panda Express
10% discount for hospital workers and first responders.
Here’s a partnership between three organizations, including Slice, that allows you to donate pizza to health care workers.
78. Realgood Foods
You can send deserving health care workers a care package of delicious and healthy food at 20% off. Shipping is free as well.
79. Saffron Road
Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “coupons” to nominate a health care worker who has earned it.
The convenient store, which has locations Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Florida, and Washington D.C., is offering free coffee to healthcare workers and first responders.
Travel and Transportation
Free roadside assistance.
83. BP and Amoco
First responders and health-care workers can fill their tanks for 50¢ off per gallon.
Nurses can receive 35% off hotel stays.
85. Choice Hotels
At participating hotels, health care workers and first responders can receive discounted room rates.
86. Citi Bike
Essential workers residing or working in NYC are eligible for a free 30-day membership.
Buying a car? Through 9/30/20, healthcare professionals can get the GM First Responder Discount.
88. Liberty Mutual
Members of the American Association of Registered Nurses (AARN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and others can save up to 12% on auto and home insurance.
Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and National are offering 25% off car rentals.
The ride-sharing service is giving frontline health-care workers free rides to and from patients’ homes and/or health-care facilities.
Are you an essential worker? If so, you’ll be upgraded to Gold status for free.
92. Bags and Backpacks
Whether you need childcare during a shift or because you need a much-deserved night-off, Sittercity is offering three months of premium membership for free. Care.com is another option where you can get one month of premium membership — you can also find caretakers for seniors and your pets here as well.
Depending on where you live this will vary. One example is for residents of the Denver, Miami, and LA metro areas who can enjoy a free drive-in movie. However, across the country healthcare workers can visit museums, botanical gardens, theme parks, and golf courses for either a free or discounted admission.
95. Home Services and Improvement
Don’t have time to mow your lawn? You can take 10% off at BigDogMowers. Companies like All Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating in NC has free service calls for air conditioning, heating, or electrical services. And, LakeSide Renovation & Design provides 10% off all financing.
96. Laundry and Cleaning Services
Check your local laundry and cleaning services to see what discounts they offer healthcare workers. Some examples include:
- Arizona: Free PPE laundering at Sparkle Cleaners.
- California: Free cleaning of scrubs at Chateau Cleaners, View Cleaners offers free lab coat and scrub cleaning and free dry cleaning from Dutch Girl Dry Cleaners
- New York: Wesselmann Dry Cleaners in Buffalo offers free washes, pickup, and delivery. In Port Washington, Spectrum Suds offers free laundry service
- Ohio: Free laundry at Whitehall Laundry
97. Personal Hygiene and Self-care
Salons, beauty services, and spas around the country offering free or discounted prices to healthcare workers. You can get free haircuts at The Classic Man in Lake Balboa, CA, and Fox and Jane Salon in NYC. Check out your local offerings — many places have jumped on board to help out our frontline health workers. While ULTA Salon Hair & Beauty Services has 50% off haircuts and styles.
You can also use HEROES12 to take 12% off purchases of $25+ at SpaFinder.
Let companies like Ollie help you pamper your beloved pets with 50% off your first three ready-to-serve, freshly made dog food boxes.
99. Phone Services – Verizon Wireless
First responders, nurses, and physicians can get 25% savings on Unlimited Starter, Extra, and Elite wireless plans from AT&T. Or, there’s the Those Who Serve discount from Verizon, which also offers unlimited plans starting at $30/month,
If you’re in need of some new gear or gadgets, here are some deals that you should be on your radar:
- HELM Audio: via ID.me, medical staff, nurses, first responders, US stationed armed service members & veterans qualify for 50% off the HELM True Wireless 5 Headphones.
- Lenovo: 5% off for all medical professionals.
- Samsung: 30% off select products for medical professionals, police, firefighters, and paramedics.
- Sonos: first responders and nurses are eligible for 20%.
- Tech21: 60% off the antimicrobial phone, tablet, and laptop cases for all healthcare workers.
101. Wholesale Memberships
On Sundays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. BJ’s has an “appreciation hour” for health-care workers. During this time you can shop without a membership. The wholesale club is also offering a free four-month Inner Circle membership to frontline workers.
Similarly, Sam’s Club has “Hero Hours” on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Meanwhile, Costco provides priority access is to health-care workers and first responders. Just show your official ID and you’ll be allowed to skip to the front of the line.
Ways you can support healthcare workers.
Want to do more for these superheroes? Here are some other ways that you can help courtesy of Nurse.org.
- Tell congress to increase protective equipment.
- Give them a shoutout on social media.
- Donate supplies like masks or hand sanitizer.
- Do not take essential supplies from the hospital.
- Pay for their parking.
- Venmo them some money.
- Arrange a take-out delivery for your local heroes.
- Help them with childcare.
- Cook them a healthy meal.
- Donate on a GoFundMe page.
- Don’t horde products like toilet paper.
- Drop off groceries and essential supplies to their home.
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Volunteer with organizations like the Red Cross.
- Donate blood.
- Just say “thank you.”
- Stay home and wear your mask when you do go out!