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Healthcare heroes: Here are 30+ of the best deals & freebies for frontline workers

Healthcare heroes: Here are 30+ of the best deals & freebies for frontline workers
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Clara Bosonetto, Charis Brown |

Healthcare workers and front line responders across the country are courageously fighting on the front lines of our current healthcare crisis. There is no way to adequately thank these heroes, but several companies have stepped up to the plate to show their appreciation. Below are the current offers. From all of us at Team Clark, thank you for all you do! 

We will keep this list up-to-date with the latest offers. Note that these offers could change or expire at any time. To let us know about an offer for healthcare workers and front-line responders, please send a note to [email protected]. If you live in the Atlanta area and would like to join Clark in helping healthcare workers who need child care, please see more information here.

Medical professionals and front-line responders can save with these deals

Food & drink

&pizza: Healthcare workers can get free pizza in stores or via text. To get this deal, present a medical ID at an &pizza location to get a free pizza, or text “#HERO” to 200-03 for a delivery code.

Applebee’s: Select Applebee’s restaurants are offering a 50% discount on any food purchase during the month of May for “Neighborhood Heroes” month.

Circle K: Healthcare workers and first responders can enjoy a free Circle K coffee, Polar Pop Fountain Drink or tea with a valid ID.

Cumberland Farms: All healthcare workers, first responders and military personnel can enjoy a free any-size hot or iced coffee for a limited time.

Delta Sonic: All doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters and police officers with a valid ID can eat free at all brick oven locations.

Hooters: Enjoy 20% off all takeout orders for first responders, healthcare workers and military personnel.

Outback Steakhouse: All nurses, doctors, medical staff, military veterans, servicemen and women, police, firefighters and first responders can save 10% with the Heroes Discount at Outback.

Pollo Campero: This generous restaurant is offering free meals during the month of May for all first responders. Visit in uniform or show your badge to get this freebie!

Snickers: Give an essential worker a free Snickers to show your appreciation! Fill out this form to request the freebie.

Steak ‘n Shake: Everyone can receive free fries for a limited time at participating locations.

Uber Eats: Uber Eats is providing free meals to first responders and health care workers as a part of the company’s COVID-19 initiative.


Ably: Ably is partnering with customers and local officials to offer donations to first responders. Stay up to date on Ably’s Instagram page.

Adidas: Heroes save 40%! This includes medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members.

Barco: This uniform company is offering free scrubs to healthcare workers within the US. To request a scrub donation, visit this page.

Crocs: Crocs is offering “A Free Pair for Healthcare” which allows doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to get a free pair of Crocs shoes. The free pairs of Crocs are being offered at the website, but note there is a limited quantity available. According to the website, Crocs releases more shoes daily at 12pm ET.

H&R Block: Medical professionals and first responders can file their taxes for free during the month of May.

HSN: Teachers and nurses can enjoy a discount of $10 off your first purchase of $20 or more.

Lovesac: Through the Comfort for Our Heroes promotion, Lovesac is offering 40% off for all healthcare workers, first responders, military personnel and teachers.

Nike: First responders and medical professionals can save 20% on their purchase for a limited time.

Samsung: Samsung is offering free device repairs to frontline workers. This applies to doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters with a valid ID through June 30, 2020, while supplies last.

Sketchers: Take 30% off for all essential workers with free shipping and returns through May 31.

The North Face: First responders can receive 50% off.

uBreakiFix: This device repair company has teamed up with Google to offer free device repairs to first responders and healthcare heroes through June 30. To get this freebie, just show your badge at one of uBreakiFix‘s 500 US locations.

Under Armour: This clothing company is offering 40% off to military, first responders, healthcare workers and teachers.

Verizon: Nurses and their families can get unlimited service for $30 per month for four lines with AutoPay.


Travel-related organizations all over the world are stepping up support relief and recovery efforts for first responders, volunteers, and nonprofit relief workers.

AAA: AAA is currently offering free roadside assistance to first responders and healthcare workers, whether or not they are a member of AAA. Present medical ID as proof of employment. Call 833-222-3284 for details.

Airbnb is partnering with organizations all over the world to help provide temporary housing for those deployed to support relief and recovery efforts. Not every Airbnb listing is available on this offer as it is entirely up to individual hosts to decide if they want to donate the use of their accommodation. Eligibility requires a verified account on Airbnb in order to book on Open Homes. You’ll be asked to verify your birthday, email and phone number, as well as upload a government-issued ID. You might also be prompted to upload a payment method only for account verification. Guests who qualify for this offer will be referred to Open Homes by a trusted nonprofit partner.

Eligible medical volunteers can book free flights on Delta Air Lines to Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan.

Medical volunteers interested in this program should contact the state offices below to determine their eligibility based on each state’s specific needs. Eligibility and volunteer program details are being managed by the states and will be communicated to participants once approved by the states. Once eligible candidates are identified, Delta will work with the state and local government offices to make flight reservations.

Georgia: Interested individuals can learn more by reaching out to [email protected]
Louisiana: Contact the Louisiana Hospital Association at [email protected]
Michigan: Volunteers can visit for more information

While the new program is currently only limited to three states, Delta says it is looking to expand its free service to medical professionals heading to other regions of the nation — including California, New York, and Washington state.

The five-star Four Seasons hotel, located on East 57th Street is offering free stays (rooms typically top $1,000 a night) to doctors, nurses, medical personnel and health care workers helping to fight Coronavirus. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office said the Four Seasons is the first of several hotels to step forward to house healthcare workers.

Hilton and American Express have teamed up to donate up to 1 million rooms to frontline medical professionals during COVID-19 crisis.

Hilton and American Express are making rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Rooms will be available across a variety of Hilton brands, including Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton and others. Hotels will be staffed by Team Members who have received additional training on relevant health and safety measures to safeguard their own and their guests’ well-being. Hotel rooms and common areas will continue to be sanitized using industrial-grade cleaners and updated cleaning protocols.

The following organizations will provide their networks with further details about booking rooms through this program, which is currently planned to cover stays from April 13 through May 31:

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

JetBlue is currently working with many community non-profit partners as well as other non-profit organizations to help get medical professionals and much-needed supplies to the places where they are needed most with free flight service. JetBlue is also providing free flights to some students who need help getting to family and friends or a permanent housing situation. To submit a request for a non-profit organization or a current college student in need, email [email protected] for consideration.

The budget-brand OYO Hotels & Homes is opening the doors to its hotels and offering free stays to doctors, nurses and other medical first responders who are helping in the fight against Coronavirus. Medical first responders will receive free accommodations at any OYO Hotel in the United States so they can sleep, shower or just get off their feet and recharge. The brand has more than 100 hotels in 21 states and 60 cities. Call 628-213-7020 or use code: OYO4FIRSTRESPONDERS for a reservation for the nearest OYO. Valid active First Responder identification is required.

Qatar Airways: As a thank you to all the frontline healthcare professionals around the globe, Qatar Airways is offering 100,000 complimentary tickets. Receive two complimentary return Economy Class tickets to a destination of your choice, and receive 35% off at Qatar duty-free outlets at Hamad International Airport in Doha. See details here.

United Airlines is offering free, round-trip flights to medical personnel to get to the New York City area to assist in the wake of COVID-19, and they will be doing so for additional regions in the coming days. Learn more at United.

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