Healthcare providers give a lot to their communities on a daily basis, which has been brought to light with the recent COVID pandemic.  Right now, communities and businesses are wanting to show their support and gratitude to medical personnel by offering free products and services. Be sure to take advantage of the follow discounts and freebies!

The deal: Starbucks has announced that “any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system” can get a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit.  See their website for more details.
When: Through May 3

Krispy Kreme
The deal: Every Monday, Krispy Kreme will give free donuts to healthcare workers. There doesn’t appear to be a limit on what can be donated to healthcare workers (within reason, probably). “Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell us what you need, and show us your employer badge,” the site says. “Pick up some free dozens on the way to work for you and your colleagues, or maybe a free dozen on your way home to family after a long shift.”  Visit their website to see all their locations.
When: Through May 12

Delta Sonic
The deal: Each Delta Sonic location with a brick oven will offer a free meal to “all doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters, and police officers with a valid ID.” Visit their website for more details.
When: Ongoing

Circle K
The deal: First responders and health care workers can get a free coffee, tea, or Polar Pop Fountain Drink when they show an ID. See their Facebook post for more details
When: Through March 31

Steak ‘N Shake
The deal: The chain’s new “We’re All Essential” program is offering people in a ton of industries 20% off any Steakburger and/or order of Fries. That includes doctors, nurses, first responders, cashiers, flight attendants, grocery store employees, pharmacists, and others.  See their website under “specials” for more details.
When: Through April 7

Tropical Smoothie Café
The deal:
 Medical professionals and first responders can contact their local Tropical Smoothie shop to have free smoothies delivered to your team. 
When: Ongoing

The deal: Uber is partnering with 1199SEIU, one of the country’s largest healthcare unions, to provide rides for their providers.  Visit Uber Health for more details.
When: ongoing 

The deal:
Airbnb says it will offer free or subsidized housing to health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel, “typically closer to where they are working.” Read their article for more details.

Pizza vs. Pandemic
The deal: Slice out hunger is a website that is partnering with local pizza shops, delivery services and people willing donate pizza to get free pizza for healthcare workers.  Check out their website for more details.

Taco Bell
The deal:
 Everyone in the country is getting a totally free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco. No purchase is required. It’s genuinely free.
When: March 31

The deal: Eligible medical volunteers will be able to book round-trip Delta flights free of charge to Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan, where they will work in coordination with the state and local government offices.  Visit their website for more details.
When: Beginning in April

Jet Blue
The deal: The airline is working with the American Red Cross, Americares and Doctors Without Borders to provide relief. The New York-based airline will be transporting incoming medical volunteers specifically to New York state.  See their website for more details.
When: Ongoing

Sweet Green
The deal: Free, fresh sg salads + bowls to hospitals in cities they serve.  This is done through their “Outpost” operation.  Go to their website to submit your hospital to get free food.
When: Ongoing

Location Specific Deals

Karina’s Mexican Seafood – San Diego, California
The deal: “Firemen, policemen, hospital medical staff, EMTs,” and paramedics can stop into Karina’s for a free burrito. 
When: Through March 31, noon-6pm

The Melt – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, & La Jolla, California
The deal: The restaurant is offering a free meal for medical staff that can get to locations in any of these four cities. 
When: A limited time

Melt Shop – New York City, New York
The deal:
 In addition to just delivering food donations to hospital workers and members of the national guard, Melt Shop is offering a free sandwich for takeout to any hospital worker.
When: Ongoing

McDonald’s – Southwest Louisiana
The deal: KPLC TV reports that select McDonald’s locations in southwest Louisiana are offering free meals for first responders and healthcare workers in uniform, with an ID. There’s a limit of one meal per person, per day. 
When: Through April 13

Paris Baguette – Manhattan, New York
The deal: All Manhattan locations will give free coffee to all hospital workers, first responders, the NYPD, and FDNY. 
When: “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic”

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