Discounts and Freebies for Front-Line Workers and First Responders
We appreciate all the amazing people who have been on the front lines during this challenging time (a challenging time that keeps continuing in waves). From health care workers to first responders, we wouldn’t have made it through without their sacrifices and hard work. We are truly better as a nation and a world because of the service of our front line workers.
As a thank-you for their tireless dedication, we’ve rounded up deals and freebies (from clothing discounts to free food) exclusively for health care workers, first responders, military personnel and law enforcement. This list contains everything from discounts at popular restaurant chains to savings on clothing and footwear.
How to Get a Front Line Worker Discount
Before we dive into the long list of savings opportunities for front line workers, let’s answer the big question: How do you get a front line worker discount?
It turns out the answer varies depending on what restaurant or retailer is offering the savings. For some, getting the discount is as simple as showing your work ID. Other places ask you to verify your employment status on their website using a platform like ID.me.
Because each business is different, it pays to do a little research before trying to snag some savings. It also never hurts to have your work ID handy.
Food and Drink Deals for Front Line and Health Care Workers
Deals were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
Blue Apron is showing its appreciation to doctors, nurses, hospital employees, first responders, teachers and military personnel by offering $110 off the first four boxes with free shipping on the first box. All you need to do is go through the ID.me verification process.
Emergency personnel, including EMTs, firefighters, police, military and federal law enforcement can get 15% off for up to $1.50 off at El Pollo Loco. Just ask for the discount and show a badge if you’re wearing your work uniform.
In honor of the men and women who this restaurant is named after, Firehouse Subs will give a free soft drink to all on-duty firefighters in uniform.
If you’re looking for a USDA-certified organic meal kit company, Green Chef is the one for you. And if you’re a medical provider, military member, teacher or first responder, you can get 50% off on your first box and an ongoing 15% off for 52 weeks.
Home Chef provides 50% off your first purchase and 10% off subsequent purchases if you’re a doctor, nurse, hospital worker, first responder, teacher or member of the military and you complete ID.me verification at checkout.
When you get verified with ID.me as a medical worker, teacher, first responder or military member, you can receive discounts through the Laird Superfoods Everyday Hero Program.
All service members, police, firefighters and first responders will receive 10% off at Outback Steakhouse after showing a valid work ID. See details.
Police officers, firefighters and EMTs with proper ID can get 10% off all purchases made in-store. This promotion is running indefinitely, and eligible ID includes a valid badge that verifies your status as a police officer, firefighter or first responder.
If you’re a first responder, medical provider, military member, teacher or student, you can save on energy and protein bars from RBar. You’ll just need to select the category that applies to you and type your credentials into the VerifyPass window.
Whether you like Montana beef or Wyoming bison, Stay Classy Meats has something for you. This meat subscription delivery service also offers generous discounts to first responders, medical providers, military members and teachers.
As a thank-you to service members, EMTs, first responders and teachers, Texas de Brazil is offering 20% off lunch and dinner prices upon showing a valid work badge or ID. This offer is not valid on holidays.
Ramen doesn’t have to be the unhealthy food that we associate with poor college kids. Vite Ramen is high protein and nutritionally complete for everyone. If you’re a teacher, first responder, military member or health care provider, you can get a special discount on non-subscription orders.
Apparel, Footwear and Accessory Discounts for Health Care Workers
Verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members get 30% off their purchases both online and in stores and 20% off at factory outlet stores. Professional verification is required via ID.me. Note: It doesn’t seem that this deal can be used with other promotions.
As a show of gratitude for our heroes fighting against COVID-19, Alpine Rings is matching its military discount of 15% and extending it to all first responders. You just need to verify your service using GovX ID to receive a single-use discount code.
To thank those who give so much, Atoms is offering 10% off to U.S. and Canadian nurses, teachers, first responders, military and government workers. You’ll just go through ID.me.
Health care workers, military members, teachers and students get 20% off as well as free shipping and returns over $49 through December 31, 2021.
If you’re looking for outdoor-focused footwear and accessories as a nurse, medical provider, first responder or military member, you can get 20% off at Chaco using ID.me. Keep in mind that teachers can get 25% off orders of $49.99+.
Military members (as well as their spouses and family members), medical professionals, first responders, airline employees and teachers get a special discount from Clarks when verifying their employment through ID.me.
Health care workers, teachers, veterans and members of the military all get 20% off at Dagne Dover. You just need to complete the verification form through ID.me.
Health care workers can use the code SUPERHERO20 for 20% off online footwear purchases. Keep in mind that this deal only applies as long as the stores are closed.
All first responders can get 25% off at Fitflop. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and prove your status using ID.me.
Both health care workers and first responders can get 20% off at Hunter when purchasing full-price items. All you need to do is verify your eligibility.
As a thank-you to the military and nurses, Hush Puppies is offering 15% off. Teachers and students can also get 25% off. To get the discount, you’ll need to use ID.me.
Military members, teachers, first responders and health care workers can all get a special discount on Jujube backpacks, tote bags and diaper bags. Just sign into VerifyPass and get your one-time discount code. You can repeat this process to get a new code every 24 hours.
Keen is offering a variety of discounts on its footwear. There’s 20% off for nurses and teachers, 30% off for government employees and veterans, 40% off for first responders and 50% off for active-duty military members. Just go through ID.me to snag the savings.
All medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, technicians, medical researchers, hospital workers and other professionals in the medical field, can get a 15% off promo code.
First responders, medical professionals and military personnel get 15% off online and in stores. To use the discount online, you’ll need to go through a verification process. To use it in stores, you just need to show a valid ID. This discount cannot be combined with select promotions.
To say, “Mahalo to Heroes,” Maui Jim has partnered with ID.me to provide a discount to first responders, nurses, medical providers and hospital employees.
First responders and medical professionals, including technicians and researchers, get 10% off most items on Nike’s website. Nike uses SheerID to verify employment status.
This sneaker and apparel brand is offering 20% off for nurses, doctors and first responders, while service members and teachers can take 10% off.
First responders, nurses and military can all get discounts on their purchases, with no item exceptions. You must verify your status to get the savings.
To show appreciation to all active-duty, career-retired and disabled veterans, Rogers & Hollands is offering 10% off. This discount also applies to nurses, doctors and first responders. You just need to have proof of your employment status.
Rothy’s often offers special discounts to first responders and health care workers. The brand is currently refreshing its discount program, so keep checking back.
As a thank-you, Saucony is offering 20% off for all nurses, teachers and first responders. This discount also applies to government workers and military members. You just need to verify your status with ID.me.
Everyone could use new shoes, and you can get 35% off at Shoes.com if you’re a nurse, medical provider, military, teacher or first responder. You’ll go through ID.me to get the discount.
This brand offers a 15% discount for first responders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, EMTs, corrections officers, members of the U.S. military, veterans, students and teachers with valid ID.
Stance believes that heroes deserve a reward, so it’s giving special pricing to nurses, medical providers, first responders, military members, public service workers and teachers who verify their status through ID.me.
Saying bra-vo to our essential workers, ThirdLove is offering 15% off to military, veterans, medical professionals, first responders and teachers. Get verified here.
Under Armour is recognizing those on the front lines by offering a 10% off discount for military members, first responders, health care workers and teachers who use ID.me verification.
If you’re a nurse, first responder, teacher, military member or even a student, you can get 15% off at Vera Bradley when you go through ID.me.
Medical workers, including nurses and doctors, get 15% off their Vineyard Vines orders. A professional ID is required to be approved and receive your discount code.
Health and Beauty Products for Front Line Workers
Bespoke Extracts is offering a 50% discount on regular-price items to front line workers like nurses, firefighters, teachers and more. You just need to verify your status through SheerID.
They are offering 25% off for health care workers, first responders and military members, plus 10% off your Burst Brush purchase with the code BURST10.
Verified U.S. first responders, hospital employees, nurses, medical professionals, grocery store workers, delivery workers and teachers get a special 15% off discount on every order.
This upscale CBD brand is offering front line workers 30% off all of their products, which are USDA organic, Clean Label Project certified and made in small batches in Colorado. Health care workers and first responders will need to go to this link and fill out the form with proof of employment.
ProTeethGuard.com is offering special pricing to front line workers who would like to purchase a customized mouth guard.
Furniture and Home Goods Discounts for First Responders
All health care, medical providers, teachers and first responders can get discounts from Big Blanket Co. when using VerifyPass. You can repeat the verification process to get a new discount every day.
For every dollar purchased in gift certificates, Jessica Rose Couture and Blinds Couture will match the amount to help a firefighter or health care worker by providing them with Hunter Douglas room darkening window treatments (regularly $700), so they can get the best rest after long shifts. Note: Donations are for new projects and cannot be applied to in-progress projects.
They are offering 25% off and free shipping for all medical professionals in the U.S. These discounts apply to mattresses, sheets, pillows and foundations.
First responders get a 10% discount across the entire site — the discount code can be used as many times as you like, with no minimum purchase required. Those eligible include police officers, EMRs, EMTs, firefighters and fire marshals. To get your discount code, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Emma is offering an additional 10% discount on any order for health care workers, first responders, warehouse workers, transportation workers and grocery store workers. To get the discount, send an email to email@example.com and attach any documentation that acts as proof of employment, i.e., badge, paystub, contract, and Emma will process the discount.
KitchenAid is inspired by health care workers, veterans and members of the military, so it’s providing a 10% discount on select appliances and an additional 5% off on most products sitewide when going through SheerID verification.
All medical professionals, first responders, military personnel and teachers can get 5% off their entire order at Lovesac.com.
Puffy wants health care professionals to get a better night’s sleep with a special discount. You can get $375 off a Puffy mattress and up to $455 in accessories when you verify your eligibility.
Tuft & Needle is providing first responders, health care professionals and the military with 15% off their purchase.
Electronics and Tech Discounts for Health Care Workers
First responders, all medical responders and nurses get a special discount of $199+. You just need to go through ID.me.
HELM is giving back to heroes on the front lines. Through the ID.me platform, medical staff, nurses, first responders, U.S.-stationed armed service members and veterans qualify for 50% off the HELM True Wireless 5 Headphones.
To thank the people who make our daily lives possible, Lenovo is offering several discounts through ID.me. There’s 5% off for nurses, first responders and medical providers. Not to mention 7% off for military members and 10% off for teachers.
The retailer, which sells used and refurbished phones, laptops, computers and other electronics offers 10% off to first responders, including police, EMRs, EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, fire marshals and other emergency personnel. Learn more.
Ring wants to protect the people who protect all of us. That’s why it has an exclusive 20% off discount on select products for military members, veterans, first responders and teachers.
If you’re a nurse, medical provider or first responder, be sure to verify your status and take advantage of the 30% discount from Samsung.
To show its gratitude to our medical professionals and first responders, Skullcandy is offering special discount codes to these workers who verify their status online.
The audio company is offering 15% off to verified health care workers and first responders for speakers and home theater sound equipment. To activate the discount, shop on Sonos.com and find the button at checkout that says “Healthcare/First Responder Discount. Verify with ID.me.” After you’re verified, you will get a one-time use code to use at checkout.
First responders get a 50% discount on the Magenta unlimited plan, with 5G included at no additional cost. To get the discount, present your first responder verification at a T-Mobile store. The discount is available for emergency medical response personnel and retirees. See details.
New or existing Verizon customers who are nurses, teachers, active-duty military, veterans and first responders receive wireless unlimited pricing. Wireless unlimited plans will be as low as $30/month per line for four lines, and Fios 200Mbps internet as low as $34.99/month.
Other Discounts for Health Care Workers and First Responders
The BroBasket offers gift basket deliveries of craft beer, whiskey, wine, coffee and more — and first responders can get 12% discount across the store through Dec. 31, 2022. That includes police officers (active & retired), EMRs, EMTs, fire fighters, fire marshals and other emergency personnel. To get the discount, follow the instructions here to obtain your first responder discount code.
If you’re a nurse, teacher, first responder, military member or government worker, you can get a $20 Costco Shop Card when you join Costco and verify your status through ID.me.
All of Down Dog’s wellness, yoga and fitness apps are free for health care professionals, including doctors and nurses. This is valid through January 1, 2022.
Lyft is offering free rides, scooter trips and bike memberships to first responders and health care workers so that they can get between work and home.
Medical professionals, teachers, government workers and others can get a discount. Learn how to get verified for the discount and see more details.
You’ll be happy to know Overstock is offering free Club O membership for first responders, nurses and medical providers. On average, you can earn $55 in Club O Rewards each year.
This automotive accessory website is offering a discount to health care and essential service workers to give them access to custom car seat covers that are easy to disinfect. All health care, emergency and essential service workers qualify for a 22% discount.
When going through VerifyPass, all U.S. health care professionals who work in public health settings can get 25% off on any customized, state-specific, legally valid estate plan.
YETI offers special pricing for first responders who verify their identities through ID.me. The discount varies by product and is available to nurse, EMS/EMT workers, firefighters and more. See details.
For more discounts for nurses specifically, check out this list at HealthJob.
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