While many companies are offering great deals for all their consumers, others turn their attention to first responder freebies to support healthcare workers and first responders. It’s so important to help these amazing people who are essential to limiting the spread of COVID-19.
If a few free items can offer them a means to power through this trying time, then we’re happy to provide all the details!
Here’s a list of where medical professionals and first responders can score some great freebies to help motivate them as they fight for our health.
Travel freebies for first responders and healthcare workers
1. Stay in an RV for free with RVshare.
If you’re a first responder or healthcare worker and need temporary housing during the COVID-19 crisis, RVshare wants to help. In partnership with the Facebook group, RVs 4 MDs, RVshare will put you in contact with an RV owner who is willing to lend you their mobile home while you help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Head to RVshare to request temporary housing now.
2. Practice social distancing and have your Airbnb fee waived.
Airbnb is putting healthcare providers, relief workers, and first responders in clean, convenient places with no other people present. Airbnb is dedicated to ensuring the safety of healthcare workers and first responders, their families, and their patients.
Additionally, those people offering their place to COVID-19 responders will not have to pay any Airbnb host fees.
3. Get a free Divvy bikeshare membership if you live in Chicago.
Through June 30, eligible first responders and healthcare workers can sign up through their employer to receive a free Divvy bikeshare membership. Healthcare workers will have unlimited 45-minute trips on classic bikes.
Healthcare organizations should reach out to herobikes@Lyft.com for more information.
4. Free scooter rides for healthcare workers from Lyft through the #LyftUp program.
Lyft wants to help frontline heroes get to work and home safely with free, 30-minute unlimited scooter rentals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to enroll. Lyft is putting extra, regularly-sanitized scooters near hospital entrances in most major cities.
5. Free 30 minute Spin scooter rides.
If you live in Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Tampa, or Washington, DC, you’re eligible for a free scooter ride from Spin. Head to Spin.com to apply for a code that first responders and healthcare workers can enter when they’re ready to scoot.
6. Free room at the Venetian Resort for any essential worker.
The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, NV plans to be back in business by June 1. Book by Aug. 31, 2020 for a free night from June to the Dec. 29, 2020. Call (866) 275-9040 to book now.
Free food for first responders and healthcare workers
7. Free McDonald’s coffee.
On March 23, the McDonald’s CEO announced that many McDonald’s locations are offering free coffee to first responders and healthcare workers. Since McDonald’s is a franchise, and individual restaurants have different owners, check with your local Golden Arches.
8. A complimentary Circle K drink.
Any hospital workers, doctors, care facility workers, emergency medical services personnel, police officers, firefighters, or military personnel can grab a free coffee, tea, or Polar Pop soft drink at Circle K when they need a quick pick-me-up.
9. Free Snickers bar.
Essential workers can send and receive a free Snickers bar with Send a Free Snickers from Home. Snickers will give away 1 million $1 eGiftcards to Walmart that can be redeemed for a free candy bar through August 31.
10. A free Uber Eats meal.
In coordination with local, state, and provincial governments, the company is committing 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to first responders and healthcare workers in the U.S. and Canada as a way to help those who are working tirelessly long hours.
Interested officials and organizations can reach out to Uber Eats at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the offer.
11. A free Sweetgreen meal that’s healthy and nourishing.
You can get a free salad or bowl delivered right to the hospital in any city with a Sweetgreen Outpost location.
This fast-casual spot is primarily located on the east coast. If you’re interested in getting a Sweetgreen Outpost at your hospital, you can fill out a request form.
12. Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit or free 4-count Mini Meal.
Certain Chick-fil-A locations are offering free chicken sandwiches or mini meals to healthcare workers with a valid employee I.D. Check your local Chick-fil-A for their offerings.
13. Free Cumberland Farms coffee.
Let the Cumberland Farms checkout associate know that you’re a first responder, healthcare worker, or military personnel to get any size hot or iced coffee for free.
14. $1 Krispy Kreme Glazed Dozen doughnuts with purchase of a dozen doughnuts.
Since the pandemic started, Krispy Kreme has given away over 18 million doughnuts to first responders with their Healthcare Mondays promotion that lasted through National Nurses Day in May. The response was so great, Krispy Kreme has decided to continue honoring first responders with a new promotion: $1 Original dozens with purchase of a dozen donuts until Labor Day (September 7).
Free gift cards and retail discounts for first responders and healthcare workers
15. Get a $100 gift card from Tieks.
Tieks is best known for their stylish, comfy flats. Through July 15, they will be giving $100 Tieks For Heroes gift cards for frontline healthcare workers, military service members, and first responders. Just verify your status through ID.me and Tieks will send over a gift code for $100 off your next order.
16. 50% off at The North Face through the end of the year.
Firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement, and employees of the FBI, DEA, CBP, and TSA are eligible to receive a 50% discount on non-sale items at thenorthface.com and The North Face-owned retail stores through the end of 2020.
17. 40% off at Adidas.
Verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members get 40% off at adidas.com.
18. 60% off full-priced items at ASICS.
First responders, medical professionals, and military personnel get a one-time use promo code at ASICS when you verify employment with SheerID.
19. A 10% discount on qualifying purchases at any Dollar General.
First responders and activated National Guardsmen get 10% off their purchases at Dollar General. Just show your employment badge at checkout to receive the discount.
Free childcare and mental healthcare
20. Free childcare available across the country.
This isn’t offered nationwide; however, some cities are providing free child-care services to help healthcare professionals and first responders with younger children get the support their families need. Currently, you’ll find free childcare in Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Illinois, Washington, New York, North Carolina, and across California. Multiple YMCA locations across the U.S. have also opened up emergency child care sites for first responders, and cities are working to bridge the gap between first responders in need of child care with financial assistance for said child care, and those with open child care facilities.
Hopefully, more cities will continue to catch on — even the NY Giants are funding a childcare program in New York!
21. Free access to the Headspace app meditation platform.
While we also want you, our healthcare professionals, to stay physically healthy, your mental health is also incredibly important.
Headspace is an online wellness platform with guided exercises, videos, and other resources to support your mental health, and they’re offering free access to their meditation platform to all healthcare professionals in the US. This is a great resource to clear your head and avoid neglecting your own health while caring for others. You can redeem the offer on the Headspace website, using your National Provider Identifier (NPI) and email address.
22. Free download of The Tapping Solution app for anxiety relief.
The Tapping Solution app is offering free access to its full library of tapping meditations for six months. Just download the free TTS app, fill out the profile with your business name, and receive a free upgrade within two business days.
Free services and extra help
23. Free four-month membership to BJ’s Wholesale Club.
BJ’s Wholesale Club is giving first responders and healthcare workers free access to all their clubs every Sunday during “Appreciation Hour” from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Workers just need to show their badge. Even better, these frontline heroes get a free four-month Inner Circle membership (valued at $55 yearly) so they can shop during regular hours as well. Head to the member services desk at your local BJ’s for more information.
24. Free Samsung phone repairs — including cracked screen or battery replacement.
25. Fabrizia Spirits in New England is giving out thousands of free hand sanitizers to healthcare workers.
26. Priority access to Costco warehouse shopping.
According to Costco’s most recent COVID-19 response, first responders and healthcare workers just need to show their official work IDs to move to the front of the line if there’s a queue to get into Costco.
27. Get three months of FirstNet for free through AT&T.
FirstNet is for frontline workers and is backed by the federal government. It prioritizes data for healthcare workers over the network. Existing customers can migrate their plan over to FirstNet and still take advantage of the offer, and new customers get the first three months free upon sign up.
28. Free Netflix and Quibi for a year and discounted phone lines through T-Mobile.
T-Mobile has two dedicated plans packed with perks just for first responders. The Magenta First Responder plan is $25 per line for four lines when you set up autopay. That plan comes with free stuff every week, unlimited talk, text, and data, and more. The Magenta Plus First Responder plan is $35 per line for four lines with autopay. It also include unlimited talk, text, and data in addition to HD streaming, unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi, and more.
29. Free $10 game card from Dave & Busters.
Dave & Buster’s will be giving away $10 game cards to all first responders and healthcare professionals.