Free Stuff For Frontline Medical Workers During COVID-19

Free Stuff For Frontline Medical Workers During COVID-19

Are you currently working on the front lines of COVID-19? If so, you deserve way more than praise, how about some free stuff? Quite a few fantastic brands are stepping up and stepping in to show their appreciation. We’ve scoured the internet for the complete list of free stuff for frontline medical workers during COVID-19. 

FOOD & DRINKS

Starbucks

Are you a Starbucks feen like us? We have some great news, Starbucks is offering frontline workers and first responders a free hot or iced tall coffee until May 3. Please note that some locations are closed during the pandemic, so make sure to check online first! 

Paderia Bakehouse

Working at a hospital or clinic in Orange County? Paderia bakehouse is delivering cookies to healthcare workers across Southern California. All you need to do is follow them on Instagram and tag your business on this post to enter. Want to visit them in-store? Show your badge to get a free Malasada!

Krispy Kreme

Who doesn’t love a sugar rush? Krispy Kreme is giving nurses (with valid I.D.) a dozen free Krispy Kreme donuts every Monday until May 12. The only catch? There’s a limit of up to five dozen per worker per day.

Chipotle

Love Chipotle? Chipotle Mexican Grill is developing a gift card program to help customers show their appreciation for those on the front lines of the war with the coronavirus. Keep an eye out for when it launches!

Pizza vs. Pandemic

Where are the pizza lovers at? Pizza vs. Pandemic is donating pizzas to hospitals, clinics, and shelters. Unfortunately, this one isn’t as easy as showing up, you’ll need to suggest your location on their website to be considered for a donation. 

Little Caesars Pizza

 Little Caesars Pizza is donating and delivering a million pizzas to healthcare workers and first responders. Keep an eye out for delivery at your hospital or clinic – deliveries start April 13.

Circle K

On the run? Circle K is offering free coffee, a Polar Pop Fountain Drink, or hot tea to healthcare providers when they present their badge until the end of April.

Cumberland Farms

Do you have a Cumberland Farms near you? Cumberland Farms is giving away iced or hot coffee (any size) to nurses, doctors, paramedics, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers, firefighters, and active military. 

Fitcrunch 

Fitcrunch created care packages for healthcare workers. Each box is filled with a Fitcrunch bar, antibacterial wipes, and an uplifting note. Apply here to get yours. 

The Melt 

Who doesn’t love a high melt? It’s the perfect comfort food during these stressful times. The Melt is giving free meals to medical workers when they present their badge at the following locations: San Francisco, Downtown LA, Irvine and La Jolla, CA. 

McDonald’s

McDonald’s is offering a free small coffee and Egg McMuffin sandwich (Until 10:30 am) to healthcare workers, police officers, and firefighters with valid I.D. or uniform in San Diego, LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Imperial Counties. Some local franchises are also jumping onto this offer, but there isn’t a public running list just yet. 

Genghis Grill

Do you have a Genghis by you? All Genghis Grill locations are offering 20% off carryout orders to all healthcare workers and first responders. Just present your medical badge or I.D.

Thistle 

Love plant-based meals and don’t have time to meal prep? Thistle is offering 10% off all deliveries to healthcare workers for the next eight weeks. Use code HOSPITALHEROES at checkout.

Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken

Get a free meal that consists of a 1/4 chicken with chips to workers with a valid hospital I.D. through May 3. The offer must be redeemed by phone order and is not valid for delivery or online ordering. 

Realgood Foods

We could all use a care package! Realgood foods are sending care packages full of healthy foods (they don’t disclose what) for healthcare heroes to snack on during their busy shifts. Use this link to submit your name and a few co-workers! 

Sweetgreen

Working the frontlines in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Houston? Grab a free salad courtesy of Sweetgreen. They’ll even deliver! 

Wawa

Coffee, coffee coffee! These brands know we need energy! Wawa is offering free coffee to healthcare workers and first responders for the length of the Coronavirus pandemic.

White Castle

White Castle is offering a free Castle Combo or breakfast combo to healthcare workers and EMTs, valid through the end of April. Please note this is for drive-thru only, and you must show I.D. to receive the offer.

Costco

No lines for you! Costco is offering priority access to members who are healthcare workers and first responders. Just present your Costco membership card and badge, and you’ll get to skip to the front of the line.

TRAVEL

Airbnb

Worried about bringing COVID-19 home to your family? When you book a frontline stay, Airbnb will waive all their fees (up to the first 100K) until May 31, 2020.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines is offering medical volunteers free round-trip flights to selected areas, including Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan. To learn more about this program, click here

Hilton Hotels

Need a place to sleep or isolate from your family during this pandemic? Hilton Hotels is donating up to 1 million free hotel room nights to frontline healthcare staff from April 13 until the end of May.

Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase and American Express, have launched “Rooms for Responders,” which will provide $10 million in hotel stays for doctors and nurses leading the fight against COVID-19. The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association will help Marriott match doctors and nurses with free accommodations at hotels in impacted areas, including NYC, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and Newark, N.J.

OYO Hotels 

OYO Hotels and Homes are offering a free hotel room stay in the U.S. to nurses, doctors, and other medical first responders fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Call (+1) 628-213-7020 (code: OYO4FIRSTRESPONDERS) to get a reservation for your nearest OYO. Valid, active medical I.D. required. 

Spin Scooters

Spin is offering free 30-minute scooter rides and helmets to frontline healthcare workers in Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington D.C. through April 30.

Lyft Scooters

Need transportation but don’t want to sit in a car with another human? Lyft is offering free 30-minute scooter rides in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Metro DC, San Diego, and Santa Monica for healthcare workers and first responders through the end of April. 

Uber

Not worried about a car ride? Uber is offering free transportation for healthcare workers between patient’s homes (for homecare nurses) and healthcare facilities. They are also offering rides for patients with Uber Health and free food with Uber Eats!

B.P./Amoco Gas Stations

Cheaper Gas? YES PLEASE! B.P. and Amoco gas stations are offering a 50 cent per gallon discount for nurses, first responders, doctors, and hospital workers. Just verify your community status via ID.me to get a discount code to use at the pump.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels is offering a “Choice Cares” rate (up to 9 nights) for nurses, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, and others per the CISA guidelines. 

Hotels for Hope – Temporary Stays

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has created “Hotels for Hope.” 6,500 properties are available for temporary housing. You can fill out a form to be connected with a room (the process takes 2-3 days). 

State Health Offices – Rooms and Meals

Trestle Health and Housing and Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest hotel management company in North America, announced a partnership to connect states with discounted room rates, meal options, and resources. The companies have vetted 700 hundred hotels (such as Marriott, Hilton, and DoubleTree) across the country, providing access to over 103,000 hotel rooms. 

Better Hotels – Free & Discounted Luxury Homes

Better Hotels is offering medical workers a free stay in Las Vegas and Indianapolis. In another U.S. City? They are offering discounts of up to 50%.

Requirements:

  • Current hospital employee (Hospital ID verification required)
  • Must checkout no later than May 15, 2020
  • Must complete our guest verification process and sign our rental agreement
  • All reservations (free or discounted) responsible for paying a one-time cleaning fee

Hertz Car Rentals 

Hertz is offering free car rentals to any New York City healthcare workers throughout the entire month of April. You can reserve a car from any of NYC’s 19 Hertz rental offices. To book your vehicle, you will need a valid medical I.D., an email address with a healthcare domain, a driver’s license, and to be a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty program. You can fill out this form to start your reservation process. 

Citi Bike – New York City

Volunteering in NYC? The state’s mayor has been encouraging biking to reduce public transit loads, and the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program offers first responders, healthcare, and transit workers with a free month of Citi Bike membership. To get your employer enrolled, email [email protected] 

CLOTHING 

Ably Apparel

Tag yourself on Ably’s Instagram page starting April 8, and the company will send you a free item from their website (Must be a first responder or medical professional as with all other listings on this page). 

Barco

Barco is offering to donate 10,000 scrubs each month for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic to professionals on the front lines. All you have to do is go to their website and request a donation (minimum of 50 sets required).

Careismatic Brands

Careismatic Brands, is donating $1 million in Cherokee and Dickies scrubs in increments of 12-120 units to hospitals for frontline healthcare workers. To receive a donation, have your hospital executive email [email protected] and include the hospital name, contact person, cell phone number, hospital delivery address, and sizes and quantities of each. 

Medelita

Medelita is offering a 30% discount on scrubs. Just use code FRONTLINES at checkout. 

ChiliPAD

Sleep hot at night? Receive a new or refurbished chiliPAD, a temperature-controlled mattress pad through April 30 when you show your valid medical I.D. (while supplies last)

Crocs

Who doesn’t love a free pair of shoes? Crocs is donating 10,000 shoes a day to medical professionals. All you have to do is go to the Crocs website and get in line at 12 pm E.T. for each day’s giveaway!

Saxx Underwear

Saxx Underwear is offering a 30% discount to Frontline workers as well as grocers, sanitation workers, transport crews, police, and more. Follow the directions on this link to receive your discount.

Under Armour

Get 40% off at Under Armour.com. All you need to do is verify your eligibility on ID.me and choose Military and First Responder Discount at checkout.

Dearfoams

Make your days off a little cozier. Dearfoams is giving away free slippers to healthcare workers who sign up on their website. 

Dr. Scholl’s

Are your feet killing you? Dr. Scholl’s is donating 100,000 pairs of insoles to healthcare workers across the country. To apply, have your hospital email [email protected] to submit a request.

Universal Standard

Universal Standard is offering a free piece of clothing from their Foundation line of soft tees, bodysuits, and tanks to nurses, doctors, and medical workers in the U.S. while supplies last. All you need to do is email a photo of your credentials to [email protected] to receive this offer.

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Care.com

Need to find a sitter, someone to watch your loved one, or pet? Frontline healthcare workers can receive a free month of premium access to Care.com

Furbo Dog Camera

Missing your furry friend? You can check in on your fur baby by filling out this form for a free Furbo Camera!

Healthcare Unlocked

If your hospital needs masks, Healthcare Unlocked is selling FFP2, KN95, and surgical masks on their website. They are donating 5% of online sales to local hospitals. Additionally, you can apply for a 10% discount on their website by emailing your credentials to [email protected]

Masks by Decor8 Interiors

Need a mask? COVID-19 frontline workers, including nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, and first responders, can receive a free mask by filling out the form over at Masks by Decor8 Interiors.

Mattress Firm

You deserve a soft place to rest your head! Mattress Firm is giving away up to 1,000 pillows every day through April 15 to healthcare workers. Just visit their website daily to enter. 

Preppi

Need N95s? Preppi is donating N95 masks to healthcare workers in need. All you need to do is fill out the donation request form on their page.

Tide

No time for laundry? No problem! Tide is offering free laundry services and dry cleaning to the families (defined as ‘next of kin’ e.g., same household/address) of frontline responders, including nurses, doctors, paramedics, hospital/medical staff, medical researchers, police officers, and firefighters through May 9. Click here for more details.

Big Lots

Big Lots is offering a 15% discount off their entire store for medical professionals, first responders, and active military/veterans. All you need to do is show your badge or work/military I.D. or use code BIGHEROES online. Their offer is good through April 30.

Clove

Clove is offering free compression socks with every Clove purchase. Just add a pair of socks to a cart containing shoes, and use code WITHLOVE at checkout for the discount to apply.

Dollar General

Dollar General is offering a 10% discount through April 30, 2020, on qualifying purchases. Just present your employer badge or I.D. 

Love Sac

Need a comfortable place to rest your head? Have you been hunting for a new couch? Now’s the time! Love Sac is offering 40% off Sacs and Sectionals to nurses, doctors, first responders, military, and teachers. This offer is good through May. Use this link and follow the instructions on how to apply. 

HEALTH

Coaches4Good

Need help navigating all this uncertainty? Get a free 30-minute professional life coaching session if you’re a healthcare worker, small business, in education, or are a nonprofit leader through Coaches4Good.

Down Dog

Looking to keep your physical and mental health strong? Down Dog is offering all of its apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – entirely free for nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals through July 1. Fill out the form on the link to take advantage of this offer.

Peloton 

All Members in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Germany who have an existing Peloton Membership to the Bike or Tread are eligible to submit their story and be considered for a two-month waiver. Priority will be given to Members who have lost their jobs or are unable to work due to the financial effects of COVID-19, including but not limited to people working in hospitality, food service. 

Headspace

The role this is taking is hard on everyone, especially those on the front lines. If you’re feeling stressed give meditation a try. Headspace is offering its meditation app to anyone working in a public health setting. All you have to do is visit their website and sign up. 

Neurocore Counseling

Neurocore Counseling is offering free telehealth counseling to medical personnel and first responders through May 1. 

DriveThru App

Love to journal? DiveThru is a guided journaling app that helps you “DriveThru what you go thru.” Create guided journaling exercises that help you take charge of your mental wellbeing. Check out the app here.

Have other free stuff for frontline medical workers during COVID-19 that we should add to the list? Please let us know in the comments below, and we will be happy to add it to this list while the pandemic lasts!

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Ashley Carty

Ashley Carty is a seasoned medical professional with over 8 years of experience working at the top hospitals in Southern California, including Hoag, Saddleback Memorial, and UCSD.

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