She felt like she deserves a freebie. She has police friends who always receive free meals, donuts, and coffee throughout the community, and she always thinks, “when would it be a nurse’s turn?” Well my friends, it took a pandemic crisis, but our nurses have now got a chance for their freebies. For those of you nurses who love gifts, it’s time to receive one.
We searched the internet and found everything from socks to coffee, all for free!
Note that several companies out there are donating PPE, money, and their generosity of time. These are just deals that give healthcare providers something to enjoy.
PLEASE NOTE: None of the below companies have paid for our mention of them or their offerings. We recognize this is a trying time for all involved especially nurses and we are simply trying to maintain a list of viable companies offering special discounts or freebie opportunities.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: We at Skillgigs absolutely honor all the essential workers on the frontlines from healthcare professionals to grocery clerks to truck drivers and everyone in between. Most of the deals in the piece are available to frontline healthcare workers, but as our website is geared toward nurses, that is naturally the focus.
What are the offerings in Mental Health and Meditation?
To take care of your mental health right now, 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.
The company is offering remote counseling services free of charge to any medical personnel and first responders, at a minimum, through May 1st, 2020.
Art of Living
Free Art of Living evidence-based breathing and meditation techniques for US healthcare workers.
Free 1-hour mental health session through Reloveution for first responders, emergency personnel, and healthcare professionals dealing with the stress associated with COVID-19.
Real is offering free one-month online therapy sessions with high-quality care and a chance to connect during this critical time.
What are the offerings in Transportation/Auto services?
BP/Amoco Gas Stations
To thank First Responders, Nurses, Doctors, and Hospital workers for being on the front lines and keeping communities safe during the coronavirus pandemic, BP and Amoco gas stations are offering them a 50 cents off per gallon discount to use on their next fill up at BP and Amoco stations.
No, it’s not a vacation. Delta Airlines is flying eligible medical volunteers round-trip for free to Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan. More places are added weekly.
Have you ever used Uber? It’s a ride service most people use to go out for a night on the town and not have to worry about parking or driving home. However, in times like this Uber is offering free transportation for healthcare workers between patient’s homes (for homecare nurses) and healthcare facilities. Also, free rides for patients with Uber Health and free food with Uber Eats!
Lyft is offering free scooter rides through the month of April. Available in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Metro DC, San Diego, Santa Monica, Boston, Bay Area, Chicago.
Free 30-minute Spin scooter rides and free helmets to healthcare professionals on the frontlines. This benefit is available to all healthcare workers in Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington D.C.
Free 30-day membership is available to those who are working the frontlines in NYC. Citi Bike offers frontline workers (including transit employees and first responders) unlimited 45-minute trips on their classic bikes and e-bikes for 30 days.
Working in NYC? Hertz will give you a free rental car for an entire month. Go to their website to apply.
What are the offerings in Housing services?
Airbnb announced a new global initiative to provide 100,000 healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders with safe, clean, and convenient places to stay for free. This will allow them to be closer to their patients while working long days and nights responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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 (COVID-19).
Choice Hotels is offering special hotel rates to the workers and volunteers serving communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hilton Hotels, in collaboration with American Express, is donating up to 1 million free hotel room nights across the U.S. to nurses, doctors, EMTs, paramedics, and other frontline healthcare staff who may need a place to sleep or isolate from their families during this pandemic. This offer will be good from April 13 until the end of May.
Trestle Health and Housing, LLC and Aimbridge Hospitality
The two companies will deliver additional room capacity and in-place resources to blunt the anticipated COVID-19 surge over the next few weeks and months. They will provide states with discounted room rates, meal options, leveraging resources, and access to key property management staff, helping free up acute-care capacity for critical COVID-19 patients.
What are the offerings in Apparel, Goods & Services?
Barco is a healthcare apparel company that 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).
One of the largest U.S. suppliers of scrubs, Careismatic Brands, is donating $1 million in Cherokee and Dickies scrubs in increments of 12-120 units to hospitals for frontline healthcare workers.
Clove is a healthcare apparel company. They are offering free compression socks with every Clove purchase. Just add a pair of socks to a cart containing shoes, and use code WITHLOVE for the discount to properly apply.
Maven is offering free scrubs for clinics, hospitals, or healthcare facility team in need of new medical scrubs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Crocs, the company that creates popular shoes for healthcare providers, is donating 10,000 shoes a day. All you have to do is go to the Crocs website and get in line at 12 p.m. ET for each day’s giveaway.
Dearfoams is giving away free slippers to healthcare workers to make their time off a little cozier. Sign up on their website. Dearfoams has also committed to donating 100,000 face masks to healthcare heroes.
Popular retailer Dollar General is offering a 10% discount on qualifying purchases to all medical personnel, first responders, and activated National Guardsmen. Just present your employer’s badge or ID. This offer is currently good through April 30, 2020, and may be extended further.
Dr. Scholl’s is donating 100,000 pairs of insoles to healthcare workers across the country. Hospitals can email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a request for their medical staff.
You deserve a good night’s sleep! Mattress Firm is giving away up to 1,000 free pillows each day to workers in the healthcare community through April 15. The giveaway will be on their webpage at 10 a.m. CDT each day through the promotional period.
Apparel company 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. Email a photo of your credential to email@example.com to receive this offer.
What are the offerings in Food and Drinks?
Your local convenience store, Circle K is offering free coffee, Polar Pop Fountain Drinks, and tea to healthcare providers with valid badge identification until the end of April.
Cumberland Farms is giving away free hot or iced coffee (any size!) to nurses, doctors, paramedics, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers, firefighters, and active military.
Fitcrunch Care Package
Nominate your best friend at work to receive a care package from Fitcrunch. The care package is filled with a Fitcrunch bar, antibacterial wipes, and an uplifting note.
Donut anyone? How about enough for the entire staff? Krispy Kreme is giving nurses with valid IDs a dozen free Krispy Kreme donuts through May 12. There is a limit of up to five dozen per worker.
Little Caesars Pizza
Little Caesars Pizza will be donating and delivering a million pizzas to healthcare workers and first responders in the U.S. in the next few weeks. Starting April 13, customers can also “Pie it Forward” and donate a pizza to their local hospital, police station, or fire station via the Little Caesars app.
In some regions, McDonald’s is offering free breakfast (small coffee and Egg McMuffin sandwich) to healthcare workers, police officers, and firefighters with valid ID or uniform. This is currently offered in the Southern California region (San Diego, LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Imperial Counties). We have heard rumors of this being offered in other areas; we will try to update if we can confirm more, but we recommend calling your local McDonald’s to see if this offer is good near you.
Munk Pack is giving away a free Munk Pack Care Package for healthcare workers! Sign up or nominate a healthcare worker to receive a free Munk Pack Care Package! They will contact you directly if a care package is on its way.
Do you have a friend you admire in the healthcare field right now? This care package of food may be right up their alley. Realgood Foods offers care packages full of healthy foods for your fellow healthcare provider to snack on during their busy shift.
Watch for your local Starbucks to be open before you claim this deal. Check the website, or your app, to see which location is open. Starbucks is offering frontline workers and first responders a free tall hot or iced coffee until May 3.
If you are located in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Houston, Sweetgreen is delivering free salads and bowls to hospitals for the healthcare workers.
Watch this video to know what Companies are offering freebies for healthcare workers
Furbo Dog Camera
Are you missing Fido while everyone else is working from home? You can check in on your pup by filling out this form for a free Furbo Camera!
Incredible Health is offering free continuing education for nurses in the United States.
Zello Talk, the award-winning push-to-talk solution is now 100% free for first responder organizations! With a free 5 year subscription, you’ll receive free access to the Zello Work Cloud solution, premium add-on features, unlimited users and more.
Take advantage of these deals while you can, because soon this will be over and we’ll be back to paying for our cup of coffee and food. We appreciate every effort companies are making to make us feel important as nurses. We will keep putting our best foot forward every day to care for those suffering from COVID-19 and other illnesses during this time.
“When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.”