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May 6, 2020

Saying Thanks to Frontline Workers: Freebies and Discounts for Our Health Care Heroes

Written by Barry J Swaim, CFP ®, Posted in

These Companies Want to Thank You for Your Important Work

Healthcare workers have always been our nation’s undercover heroes, working tirelessly in the service of others without much celebration of that fact. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on this work, however, throwing into sharp relief the bravery, selflessness, and heroism America’s healthcare workers display every day.

If you or someone you know works in healthcare, the below list was compiled to share the way many companies are saying thank you for this important, life-saving work: through freebies and discounts. We hope you’ll find something on this list that makes you smile during this challenging time.

Our Special Offer

Let’s start with what we here at Accruent Advisors would like to offer to anyone working in the medical field in the Winston-Salem area: a complimentary 30-minute session with one of our financial advisors. We welcome you to ask us any financial questions you may have and receive our professional recommendations and advice free of charge. If you’re interested, please use this link to find a convenient time! We would love to speak with you.


Krispy Kreme

The popular donut chain offers two boxes of glazed donuts free to health care workers every Monday. This freebie began on March 30th, Doctor’s Day, and goes through May 12. Show your badge to qualify.


This discount is for 20% off for healthcare workers. Mention the offer when you call in to order, then show your healthcare ID when you arrive for pick-up.

Verb Bars

Interested in free bars? Just text them at 415-915-8372 and they’ll ship you some!

RBar Energy

Receive up to 40% off their in-stock bars. Verify here.


Enjoy $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees.


Free meals are available. Simply email to make arrangements.


Dollar General

Currently offering 10% off for health care workers, first responders, and activated National Guardsmen. Must show ID to qualify.


This retail giant is allowing you to show your badge and go to the front of the line to enter the store.

Sams Club

The chain is currently offering Special Hero Hours from 8-10 am, with no membership required to participate.

BJ’s Wholesale

This chain is also offering Special Hero Hours 8-9 am, with no membership required.

Home Furnishings


This mattress company offers an extra 10% off of any existing discounts for those working in healthcare.

Mattress Firm

First, they gave away 1000 pillows a day until 4/15, then one mattress a day until 4/20. Stay tuned because they probably aren’t done yet!


This mattress company is offering 10% off.


They offer 40% off through May for health care workers, military members, teachers, and first responders.

Brooklyn Bedding

Offering 25% off and free shipping for active-duty military, veterans, and first responders.



The popular hotel chain is providing up to 100,000 room nights to frontline nurses and doctors. The program is run by the ENA and ACEP, matching doctors and nurses with accommodations.


This company is also providing accommodations for 100,000 healthcare workers. Hosts must agree to extensive cleaning protocols for safety.


Currently offering free scooter rides for healthcare workers.


Offering free scooter rides, too.


More free scooter rides!


Free bike rides here, too!


This service offers free rides to patient homes and between medical facilities.

New Cars


Offering special discounts on new cars.


This discount is for $500 off purchases (or $750 for an Acura).


$500 off purchases.


$500 off purchases, plus free oil changes and enhanced vehicle cleaning.


$2500 off purchases.


The North Face

The outdoor clothing chain is offering a 50% discount to healthcare workers.


Offering 20% off outdoor clothing.


They are donating scrubs to organizations (50-set minimum).


Free slippers for feet we’re sure could use a rest.

Dr. Scholls

This 0ffer is for free insoles. (Your hospital must apply.)

Universal Standard

The company is offering one free piece of clothing from the Foundation collection to healthcare workers. Email

Under Armour

A 40% off discount for military and first responders only, verified using

Dagne Dover

This offer is for 20% off for teachers, military, veterans AND health care workers, available by filling out a verification form.

Ably Apparel

Just tag yourself on their Instagram page for a free item from their website.


Free compression stockings with every purchase for health care workers. Available by using code “WITHLOVE”.


Currently offering scrubs for 30% off with code “FRONTLINES”.

Infinity Scrubs

Free shipping on all orders.


35% off discount on socks with this code: Thanks4YourService35 plus free shipping when you buy 10 or more pairs.


This offer is for free shoes for healthcare workers.

Kindred Bravely

Get a free pumping bra through this offer.

UnderCover Mama

Enjoy a complimentary nursing tank.


This discount is for 40% off for healthcare workers.


A 60% off discount is available on all full-priced products.


This offer is for 50% off bras.


Get 50% off socks by emailing for a discount code.


This eyewear brand is donating free glasses to healthcare workers, limit five pairs per day.

Mental Health Services


If you’re struggling with anxiety or anything else, this company is giving away up to 1,000+ hours of messaging therapy.


Could your overworked body use a massage? Get $250 off a Theragun through May 4 if you are a healthcare worker, military member, or first responder.


This is a free meditation app you can download onto your smartphone to use whenever you need it.

Associates in Health Psych

This company offers free 15-minute counseling sessions for healthcare workers, military, first responders, and other frontline workers like truck drivers.


Get a free month of online counseling/therapy.


You can take advantage of a free 30-minute life coaching session “to get ready for the next day.”

Art of Living

This offer is for a free online course on breathing and meditation.


Enjoy a free 1-hour mental health session through this company.


This popular website is offering a free 30 days of access to the site where you can find caregivers for your kids, pets, or home.


National Auto Collision Centers

Receive a discount on deductible for health care workers, military, first responders, grocery workers, and anyone out of work due to COVID-19. Free pick-up/towing/delivery, too.


Currently offering free roadside assistance.

Firestone Complete Auto Care

This offer is for free battery installation, free tire repair, and 50% off oil changes.

Brakes Plus

Offering a 20% discount for first responders. (Must present ID.)


Free virtual fitness classes available with their discount code.

Training Mate

Free 1-month access to Mate to Go online workouts.

Down Dog App

This is a free yoga app.

Vulgar Yoga

Free yoga and pilates classes are available from this gym.


Hiki Sweat Products

Enjoy two free items and half-off shipping.

Car Seats


This offer is for a special discount on their Pico Car Seat. Learn more through their Instagram page.

Phone Plans


The company is currently offering free premium features.


This generous discount is for three free months of phone service for nurses and physicians.

If you don’t see a company on this list that you were hoping to see, there are many others offering discounts and freebies, too, so don’t hesitate to ask. There are so many of us ready and willing to say thank you in all the ways we can.



Note: Some of the above are using SheerID or to verify your professional status, while many just require showing a badge or ID. Some are also just using the honor system.

We are here to take your calls and provide support to you during this difficult time. Please call (336) 760-4829 or email us at

About the Author
Barry J Swaim, CFP

Barry J. Swaim, CFP is the founder and president of Accruent Wealth Advisors. He received his BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Barry has also earned the professional certification of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.