New Updates: First Responder Discounts and Freebies During This Pandemic

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First responders are on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and now businesses are returning the favor.
The Slickdeals community of over 11 million users is joining forces to crowdsource some incredible first responder discounts and deals aimed at these brave and tireless nurses and doctors, medical workers, and so many other professionals at the front line who deserve all the help they can get. Our first roundup of offers was published on March 27 and we are continuing to monitor and update this page.
If you or someone you know is a first responder or healthcare worker, check out some of the best offers from businesses across the United States right now.*
And, if you have the Postmates food delivery app, for National Nurses Day May 6  (and all of National Nurses week through May 10), you can support nurses with a free sandwich from Subway:  For every purchase over $15 this week, Postmates will donate a 6-inch sandwich to Feed Hero Nurses—an all-volunteer group delivering free food to hungry nurses. So you can honor those on the frontlines, just by ordering.


As a special thank you for their service, all verified nurses,  medical workers, first responders, as well as military members can receive an exclusive discount on of 40% OFF. Verification is required via and you can learn more or start the process on the Adidas website.


Airbnb is partnering with hosts to connect 100,000 healthcare personnel, relief workers, and first responders with clean, convenient places to stay to allow them to be close to their patients and also safely distanced from their own families. In addition, Airbnb is waiving fees for hosts as well. Get more information here if you are on Airbnb and as a host and can help, or are a medical professional or first responder in need of safe shelter.


The Allbirds sneaker company has already donated $500,000 worth of their shoes to healthcare workers, and they’ve now added a buy-one-give-one option for consumers to pay it forward to the healthcare community. Click this link for more information.


Medical professionals and first responders will get a 60% discount valid on all full-price Asics products after they create an Asics account using their professional email. Registering is only a 2-step process and you can begin here.

If you need help caring for loved ones during this uncertain time, is giving frontline healthcare workers one month of free, premium access to its services to help you find caregivers for children, elderly parents and pets.


Healthcare workers and first responders (like police officers, EMTs and firefighters) are temporarily getting priority access to Costco clubs nationwide. Just present your Costco membership card and official work identification.


Crocs is donating a free pair of shoes to those medical professionals battling COVID-19. Not in the field but want to do your part to give back, too? You can now buy a pair for a healthcare worker at 30% off. Click this link for more information.

Fast Food Deals with Free Delivery 

Slickdeals community member max1001 posted (April 10) an extensive list of 35+ fast food deals, freebies and free deliveries for all (helpful so people do not have to leave their house for their favorite foods). They also made a point to note which ones also offer free food or steep discounts for those risking their lives and serving on the front lines of this nationals crisis.

Furbo Dog Camera 

Slickdeals community member SlickDealio posted a special offer from Furbo Dog Camera offering a free Furbo device to keep medical heroes and their fur babies connected during the coronavirus crisis. Click this link for more information. (With pet cameras selling for up to $200 or more, this is great deal to help keep first responder families – with and without fur –  in contact if they can’t be together at this time.)


Meditation service Headspace is offering Headspace Plus for free through 2020 to healthcare workers as a way of “helping those who care for us, care for themselves.” Click this link for more information.


Hertz is offering essential healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City a free, month-long vehicle rental. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need a valid medical ID, an email address with a healthcare domain, and a driver’s license. Plus, you’ll need to be a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program (it’s free to join.) Just complete their brief form online, and they’ll contact you regarding availability and additional steps.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Healthcare workers are invited to free Original Glazed Doughnuts every Monday between March 30 (National Doctor’s Day) through National Nurses Week (May 6-12). All you need to do is show your employer badge at a Krispy Kreme drive-thru for free doughnuts (a dozen) for yourself and coworkers before or after a long shift. Complete details can be found on the Krispy Kreme website.

Mattress Firm

As a way of saying thanks to all the heroes in the medical field, Mattress Firm and Protect-a-Bed are giving away 10,000 pillows to workers in the healthcare community now through April 15th. Up to 1,000 pillows will be donated each day, starting at 10 a.m. CDT. These pillows have a retail value of $49.99 and will be given away each day, in order of eligible entry received, while supplies last.

Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken

The restaurant is offering free meals to medical workers with a valid hospital ID now through May 3. The free meal includes the chain’s signature chicken with chips. This offer must be redeemed by phone order, and it’s not valid for delivery or online ordering.

OYO Hotels & Homes

Medical personnel and first responders can receive free accommodations at any OYO Hotels & Homes in America to sleep, shower or just take it easy for a little bit during the COVID-19 crisis. Their portfolio includes 43,000 hotels with over 1 million rooms, so look for one in your city, if you need a place to stay or rest. Click this link for more information.


Slickdeals community member Juliestoli shared that Starbucks is giving any customers who identify as frontline responders during the pandemic — such as police officers, paramedics and doctors — a free tall brewed coffee now through May 3. Get more information here on the Starbucks website.

Steak ‘n Shake

If you are near one of the 500 Steak ‘n Shake locations across 28 states, check out their #WereAllEssential offer to recognize and support people who are working in designated “essential services” whether you’re a doctor, a cashier, a flight attendant, or a grocery store clerk. Through April 7, 2020, the food chain is offering 20% off their famous Steakburgers and fries. Simply mention at the time of ordering and show any form of job I.D., such as a business card, badge or name tag to redeem. See more info on the Steak ‘n Shake Facebook page for this and other offers available to all.


There is such a thing as a free lunch thanks to salad shop Sweetgreen, which is delivering hospital workers and medical personnel free meals within the chain’s coverage area, including the DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston areas. Click this link for more information.

Talkspace Online Counseling

Talkspace is donating 1,000 months of free online therapy to healthcare workers and medical professionals on the frontlines of COVID-10. This includes online therapy in the form of text, audio and video calls with a licensed therapist. Access this offer anytime via the company’s website, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Universal Standard

Universal Standard is offering doctors, nurses and medical workers a free piece of Foundation clothing as a thank-you for fighting COVID-19 across the United States. while supplies last.
This deal is available while supplies last and includes items from the brand’s Foundation collection of super-soft tees, bodysuits and tanks. These styles are perfect for layering under scrubs or changing into at home after a long shift. Just email a photo of your credential to [email protected]


Verizon is offering discounts on wireless products, services and plans for active duty, retired and volunteer state and local first responders. Find out who qualifies for these discounts and get more details here on Verizon’s website.

White Castle

White Castle is offering healthcare workers and EMTs their choice of any free Castle Combo #1–6 or a breakfast combo now through April 30th. This is good for drive-thru only, and you must show your ID to receive the offer. Here’s the coupon to either print or share.

We created a list of helpful articles, deals and even some links to make you smile in one place to help you during this difficult time:
Coronavirus: Deals, Tips, and Hacks to Help Everyone Shop Smart
All the Ways Our Slickdeals Community of 11 Million is Helping Each Other Right Now

8 Things To Do When Coronavirus Causes You Financial Hardship
A Master List of Free Food Delivery Services During Social Distancing

*Our first roundup was published on March 27 and was updated to include more offers as recently as May 6, 2020


Slickdeals Staff
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