All the Deals & Freebies for Our Heroes A.K.A. Frontline Workers

Many companies have already started COVID-19 relief efforts, and now retailers and food establishments are saying thanks to the brave and diligent workers on the frontline of the pandemic with special offers and freebies. We’ve rounded up all the deals (plus the ones that offer Cash Back), so enjoy!

*P.S. A Rakuten logo circle icon means you can get Cash Back at this store!

🥗 Food & Grocery

Cumberland Farms: All healthcare workers, first responders and military personnel can get any size hot or iced coffee per person, per visit for free.

Delta Sonic: Doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters and police offers with a valid ID can eat free at all Brock Oven locations. 

Genghis GrillValid for call-ahead or carryout, Genghis Grill is offering healthcare workers and first responders 20% off anytime with your badge or ID.

Hooters: First responders, military personnel and hospital workers get 20% off when you show your ID for pickup orders. If ordering online, choose the “Pay at Store” option. Participating Hooters locations only.

IHOP: Medical personnel, law enforcement, military personnel and firefighters get 20% off your entire check when you call in your order. When you go pick it up, show your official ID.

Rakuten logo circle Mrs. Field’s: Get 25% off the Medical Heroes Collection of cookies with the Mrs. Field’s coupon code THANKS.

Rakuten logo circle My M&M’s: Send M&M’s to the hero in your life with Thank You Hero Packs. M&M’s is donating $50,000 to Operation Gratitude plus 5,000 of these Thank You Hero Packs. You must purchase a minimum of 20.

Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill: First responders and active and retired military personnel can get a 15% discount on their order when they show a valid ID and order in-store.

Nando’s: Until May 17, Nando’s is on a mission to provide 50 free meals to hospital workers every day at each of their North America locations. Must have a valid hospital ID or uniform to redeem.

Pieology: Send a Care Pack to a medical professional, first responder, family member, friend or someone in your community. Depending on the size of the Care Pack you choose, you’ll be able to send 11” three-topping PieRise Thick Crust Pizzas. Another option is to donate to its COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Red Lobster: Through May 17, Red Lobster is offering nurses and healthcare providers 10% off. Simply show your employee ID or badge at the restaurant when you pick up your order.

Starbucks: Until the end of May, first responders and frontline workers can get a free tall, hot or iced brewed coffee. 

Sweetgreen: Sweetgreen has a goal of serving 250,000 salads and bowls to healthcare heroes. You can help by donating to its Impact Outpost Fund.

Taco Bell: In a recent letter, Taco Bell CEO announced that it has turned its Taco Trucks into mobile commissaries to bring food to community heroes and essential workers.

Tropical Smoothie Café: This café plans to donate 100,000 smoothies around the country to healthcare workers and first responders as part of its #InItTogether campaign.

Wawa: Every Wawa store is offering free coffee to healthcare workers and first responders. Simply show your work ID or be in uniform to redeem your coffee.

🛍️ Retail

Academy Sports + Outdoors: As a thanks to healthcare professionals, military personnel and first responders, Academy is offering 10% off in-store and online through May 25. Verify your status through 

Rakuten logo circle adidas: 40% off to medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members. Must be verifiable with

Allbirds: While supplies last, when you make a shoe purchase, you can donate a pair of Wool Runners to a healthcare professional who has already reached out to Allbirds. If you simply want to give a pair, there’s an option for that, too.

Rakuten logo circle ASICS: Once you create an account using your professional email, medical, military and first responders can get an ASICS coupon for 60% off a full-price product.

BlanQuil: Get 50% off all products if you’re military personnel, healthcare worker or first responder. Sign into VerifyPass to verify your status.

Blinds Couture: Donate to its Darkening Shade Initiative, which gives a healthcare worker or first responder free room darkening window treatments, so they can get the peaceful sleep they deserve. Nominate a firefighter, nurse, or doctor to win this service.

Rakuten logo circle Crocs: The company is donating 10,000 free pairs of shoes every day, but you’ll have to join a virtual waiting room as this is an incredibly popular offer (no surprise!).

Dagne Dover: Military personnel, teachers and healthcare workers can get a Dagne Dover coupon code for 20% off by sharing their official email address.

Danform Shoes: Healthcare workers can enjoy 20% off all professional footwear with Danform Shoes promo code SUPERHERO20.

Emma Mattress: Healthcare workers, first responders, warehouse workers, transportation workers and grocery store workers can get 10% off any order. To get the discount, email the company to share proof of employment.

Enell: Teachers, healthcare workers and first responders get 50% off until May 30th. Click the link to request your discount.

Handful: Until May 31, healthcare workers and first responders can get 40% off the company’s bras.

HELM Audio: The company is offering medical professionals, first responders and armed forces personnel 50% off its HELM True Wireless 5.0 Headphones. Follow the instructions here to redeem your offer. 

Jessica Rose Couture: Donate to its Darkening Shade Initiative, which gives a healthcare worker or first responder free room darkening window treatments, so they can get the peaceful sleep they deserve. Nominate a firefighter, nurse, or doctor to win this service.

Rakuten logo circle Leesa: Hospital workers, EMTs, delivery drivers and bank, pharmacy and grocery store employees can call Leesa at 757-347-8710 to get an exclusive discount. Learn more here.

Rakuten logo circle Lovesac: Until the end of May, healthcare workers, first responders, military personnel and teachers can get 40% off Sacs and Sactionals. Confirm your status through SheerID.

Medelita: Get a Medelita coupon for 30% off your order with code FRONTLINES. Medelita sells lab coats and scrubs for the modern medical professional.

Rakuten logo circle Nike: Eligible first responders and medical professionals in the U.S. will get a Nike coupon code for 20% off. You’ll need to verify your status with SheerID. 

Rakuten logo circle The North Face: Receive a 50% discount on certain full-price items online and in-store, plus 10% off non-clearance items at The North Face Outlet stores.

Rakuten logo circle OtterBox: Frontline workers can get an OtterBox coupon for 40% off their purchase simply by emailing the company with the subject line “OtterBox Front-liners” and including some information. Learn more here.

Rakuten logo circle Reebok: Teachers, nurses, military personnel, first responders and government employees can get 50% off after verifying their status with

Rakuten logo circle Samsung: The Samsung team is extending its up to 30% employee discount to first responders and healthcare professionals until the end of June. Additionally, these frontline workers can get free repairs on Samsung phones. 

Rakuten logo circle SONOS: If you can verify your status through as a medical professional or first responder, you can get a SONOS coupon code for 30% off your purchase. Verify your status here.

Tech21: Healthcare workers can get an antimicrobial phone case for 60% off. Direct message or email the Tech21 team to get your unique code.

Theragun: Military personnel, veterans, medical professionals and first responders can get a discount code for 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device.

ThirdLove: Military personnel, veterans, medical professionals, first responders and teachers can get a ThirdLove promo code for 15% off every item. Verify your status here. 

Rakuten logo circle Tuft & Needle: Active military personnel and veterans, first responders and healthcare professionals can verify their identity and get a Tuft & Needle coupon code for 15% off their order.

Rakuten logo circle Under Armour: Military personnel, first responders, healthcare workers, active police, fire, nurses, doctors, EMT, teachers and educators can get 40% off all purchases. Verify your eligibility with

Rakuten logo circle Verizon: Teachers, nurses, first responders and military can get Start Unlimited for $30 per line, per month with four lines when they pay with Auto Pay.

Rakuten logo circle Vineyard Vines: Nurses, doctors and medical professionals can get 50% off everything once you verify your status.

Rakuten logo circle YETI: All military personnel and first responders can get special pricing on select YETI gear when they verify their occupation with


📱 Services & Apps

Rakuten logo circle AT&T: Introducing FirstNet, the nationwide broadband communications platform created for first responders and the public safety community. First responders who sign up for FirstNet for their own use will get 50% off service for six months.

Caliber Collision: For as long as shelter-in-place is in order, Caliber will pay up to $500 of the deductible for any frontline worker’s personal vehicle repairs and pick up the vehicle and offer a free rental car with delivery. Read more here. Frontline workers can get one month of free, premium access to its site for care for children, parents and pets.

Cub Cadet and TaskEasy: These two companies have teamed up to offer one month of free lawn mowing to first responders, doctors and nurses. Although all services have been scheduled, eligible first responders are still encouraged to apply to be put on the waitlist. 

Down Dog: All of the wellness, yoga and fitness apps available through Down Dog are free for health care professionals, teachers and students through July 1. 

Rakuten logo circle H&R Block: Until May 31, all police, firefighters, EMT and healthcare workers can file both federal and state tax returns for free with Tax Pro Go. Upload a photo of your valid badge or ID to get the fees waived.

Headspace: All U.S. healthcare and public health professionals can get free access to Headspace Plus through 2020. Redeem your subscription using your National Provider Identifier and email address or verifying your credentials. 

Home Chef: Doctors, nurses, hospital employees, first responders, military personnel and teachers can verify their status with to receive an exclusive discount.

Ollie: In a recent letter, Ollie CEO announced that the company is giving first responders and health care professionals 50% off their first three boxes of Ollie. Simply verify your status with 

Owala: Law enforcement, firefighters, doctors, nurses, EMT, EMS, public service and government employees and those retired from the above professions can get 50% off Owala bottles by verifying their status with VerifyPass.

Pizza vs. Pandemic: The groups behind this initiative identify care centers in need, then send pizza orders from nearby independent pizzerias to those locations. You can help by making a donation to fund the pizzas and delivery.

Simple Habit: Get a free premium membership for this meditation app by emailing the company at 

Sittercity: Essential frontline workers can receive three free months of Sittercity Premium and get help with childcare now.

Speeko: Healthcare and public health professionals can get a free subscription to the Speeko mobile app, available on iOS only. Speeko helps users become more confident and effective communicators. 

Talkspace: Talkspace wants to be a mental health resource during these tough times, so it’s offering a 50% discount on the first month of the Unlimited Messaging Therapy Plus plan to frontline health care workers. 

Thrivetalk: During the pandemic, Thrivetalk is offering free mental health services to health care workers and first responders. Click here to learn more and request an appointment.

Trust & Will: All U.S. healthcare professionals can get free access to a total Will-Based Estate Plan for themselves and their spouses. Verify your occupation to get your free plan.

Uber: Uber Health is offering free rides for frontline healthcare workers to get to and from patients’ homes as well as between healthcare facilities.

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