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A Running List of Free and Discounted Services for Frontline Workers
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A Running List of Free and Discounted Services for Frontline Workers

While much of the country continues to work from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, there are many who still head in to work each day. Frontline employees—whether they report to grocery stores, hospitals, or police stations—are working tirelessly to provide us with household essentials, medical care, and a sense of safety during this tumultuous time.

To extend their thanks and support, many companies are continuing to offer free and discounted services for health-care workers, first responders, and others who are on the front lines of the outbreak. Whether you’re looking to save a few dollars on lunch in the middle of a busy shift or pick up new scrubs for less, these free and discounted services may help make life a little easier to manage right now.

Clothing and apparel

The North Face is providing a 50% discount on non-sale items online and in-store to healthcare workers and first responders through Dec. 31, 2020.

Adidas is offering 40% off to medical professionals, first responders, nurses, and military members. You’ll have to provide proof at checkout.

Military members, first responders, and healthcare workers can receive 40% off all purchases from Under Armour, but check first to make sure you’re eligible.

Asics is providing 60% off one full-priced item to health medical professionals and first responders. You’ll have to register your email on their website, then send an email with proof of your position.

Each day at 12 p.m. ET, Crocs is giving a free pair of shoes to healthcare workers. As you can imagine, Crocs meets its daily limit quickly, so be sure to sign on exactly at noon to get in line for your free pair.

If you’re in need of a new bag, Dagne Dover is offering teachers, troops, vets, and healthcare workers 20% off their purchase.

Medelita, a clothing company that specializes in scrubs and lab coats, is offering a 30% discount when you use the code FRONTLINES.

For all your unmentionable needs, ThirdLove is giving a 15% discount code to educators, first responders, healthcare workers and military that can be used on any item on the site.

For medical professionals and first responders, Nike is handing out a 20% discount to those who verify their status. You can receive the discount up to four times every 30 days, but you’ll need to re-verify each time for a new promo code.

After verifying their positions, teachers, first responders, and healthcare workers (including doctors, nurses, and hospital staff) can receive a one-time 20% discount from Rothy’s until Dec. 31, 2020.

Merrell is offering 20% off for first responders, nurses, police, firefighters and military with ID verification.

Danform Shoes is offering 20% discounts on footwear purchases for healthcare workers while stores are closed. Just be sure to use the code SUPERHERO20 at checkout.

First responders, teachers, healthcare providers, and military members can take 50% off their purchase from Reebok. To qualify, you’ll have to verify your status with first.

Grocery stores and restaurants

Mrs. Fields is offering frontline and healthcare workers 25% off the bundles in its “Medical Heroes Collection.”

Outback is offering a 10% discount to nurses, doctors, medical staff, police officers and firefighters with ID.

Essential workers are eligible to receive a free Snickers bar by way of an e-gift card redeemable at Walmart.

When healthcare workers purchase a dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme on Mondays through Sept. 7, they’ll be offered an additional glazed donut for just $1 with a valid work ID.

Costco is giving healthcare workers and first responders priority access to its stores. Just show your official ID alongside your member card and you’ll be able to skip to the front of the line.

BJ’s opens exclusively for healthcare workers and first responders from 8 to 9 a.m. on Sundays. They’re also offering a free, four-month Inner Circle membership to frontline workers.

Household and electronics

In need of a good night’s sleep? Tuft & Needle is offering veterans, first responders, and healthcare professions 15% off their entire orders.

YETI is offering special pricing on select gear for military members, first responders, and nurses with verification.

Abt is offering $50 off a $500 purchase for veterans, first responders, and teachers. Check your eligibility on their site.

Eligible frontline workers, which includes first responders, teachers, and military members, can receive a 15% discount on Leesa mattresses.

AT&T is offering frontline workers, nurses, physicians, teachers, military members, and veterans discounted unlimited plans starting at $27 per line for 4 lines.

Sonos is offering healthcare workers and nurses a one-time 15% discount. Verify your eligibility through to receive the code.

Speeko, a public speaking coaching app, is offering free resources during the COVID-19 outbreak to frontline and healthcare workers.

Health and wellness

Headspace, a meditation app that we recommend, is offering free subscriptions to US health-care workers through the end of 2020. To qualify, you’ll need to enter your National Provider Identifier.

Transportation and auto care

First responders and healthcare workers can fill up for less at BP and Amoco gas stations. To receive a 15 cent per gallon discount for 60 days, you’ll need to verify your ID online to receive a single use discount code.

Uber is providing free rides for frontline healthcare workers to help them get to and from healthcare facilities as well as to patients’ homes.

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