Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and More Offer Deals for Front-Line Workers
RetailMeNot rounded up this great list of deals & freebies that I thought was worth sharing! Be sure to have your valid work ID handy, and check with your local restaurants beforehand—just in case policies vary.
Health care workers, first responders and military personnel can get a free any-size hot or iced coffee. This includes police officers, firefighters, active military, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers.
Every 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.”
Fazoli’s is offering all restaurant workers a Regular Spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara and a small drink for $2.99 for a limited time. Just show your restaurant name tag, uniform or pay stub to get the deal. You can only get it through the drive-through window.
Health care workers get 20% off their carryout and call-ahead orders at all locations for a limited time. Show a badge or medical ID to get the discount. Genghis Grill posted this deal on their Facebook page. Genghis is also running a promotion in which health care workers can comment with a “scrubs selfie” while at work, and the restaurant will pick two winners a day to feature and reward with a free bowl.
Hospital workers, first responders and military get 20% off. Show your work ID for pickup orders, or for online orders choose the “Pay at Store” option.
Get 20% off your entire check if you’re a medical, law enforcement, military and firefighter professional. Just mention this offer when you call in your order to IHOP. Then, show your Official ID when you pick up your order.
With everything going on, Fresh Brothers knows that our first responders, nurses, doctors and other hospital staff are working overtime to keep our families safe. During this time, when you donate pizza to your favorite First Responders or Hospital Staff, Fresh Brothers will match your donation. Call 310.642.0533 to place a donation order today, and give those on the frontline the fuel they need.
Every Monday, Krispy Kreme will give free donuts to health care workers. “Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell us what you need, and show us your employer badge. That’s it. 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.”
When: Through May 12
Send a $10 First Responder meal. To add this to your online order, select the First Responder Meal for $10 at checkout. This meal includes Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti. All First Responder Meals will be delivered by Macaroni Grill every Wednesday before 9 p.m. First Responders include fire fighters, police officers, paramedics and hospital staff. This offer isn’t available at airport or international locations.
When: Through April 30
Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill
Naf Naf is giving first responders and active or retired military personnel a 15% discount on their order. Show a valid ID and order in-store. This doesn’t apply to catering orders.
Any “nurse, doctor or health care worker” who stops into a Nando’s with an ID or wearing a uniform gets free takeout.
Pieology has launched Care Packs to send to medical professionals, first responders, family members, friends or anyone who could use a little pick-me-up. The Pieology Care Pack includes: four 11.5” Build-your-own Artisan Thin Pizzas, one Ooey Gooey Cheese Bread and one Family-Size Shareable Dessert, all for $50. To send a Pieology Care Pack, visit: pieolo.gy/sendlove
Pizza vs. Pandemic
The deal: A partnership of three organizations, including local pizza shop delivery app Slice, is taking donations and suggestions for health care workers that could use a delivery of free pizza.
Starbucks has announced that, “any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our health care system” can get a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit.
When: Through May 3
Sweetgreen is delivering free salads and bowls to hospital workers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
Taco Bell has turned its Taco Trucks, which are food truck versions of the QSR, into mobile commissary kitchens that bring food to frontline workers. “While most of our restaurants are operating only through the drive-thru, this leaves some truck and ambulance drivers unable to quickly order from us,” company CEO Mark King said in a letter. He added that the chain is working with its franchisees to make this service available “where possible.”
Tropical Smoothie Café
Tropical Smoothie Café announced that it would donate 100,000 smoothies to local health care workers and first responders nationwide. Medical professionals and first responders can contact their local Tropical Smoothie shop to have free smoothies delivered to their team.
Other Offers for Health Care Workers and First Responders
When you shop for shoes, pick out a new pair for yourself, and automatically supply a pair to someone in the health care community. This is the latest after Allbirds donated $500,000 worth of shoes, which is about 5,000 pairs, exhausting the supply of shoes the brand had devoted to this cause. Due to demand, Allbirds has pivoted to a “buy-one-give-one” model. So you can bundle a shoe purchase with a donation that will split the cost of delivering a pair of shoes to someone on the list.
BP is offering a discount of 50 cents off per gallon for first responders and health care workers when they fill up at BP or Amoco gas stations in the U.S. To obtain the discount, first responders and health care workers need to visit bp.com/localheroes to verify their identity and will then receive a discount code via text or email that they can enter at the pump.
When: April 30
Dollar General is offering a 10% discount on purchases made by all medical personnel, first responders and activated members of the National Guard. Present your employment badge or ID at the more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount.
Get 30 percent off scrubs with code: FRONTLINES. Medelita was founded by a PA and complies with CDC guidelines (can be washed in the hottest temperature every single day and not lose durability), and the products have a 365-day warranty.
Free Hooks for Masks
Medical friends can get free hooks for masks to make them more comfortable to wear all day long. These are made of acrylic and very easy to sanitize as well as durable to last a long time. Please fill out this form to request any you may need for you and/or co-workers. “No cost to you at all. Any donations made for them will be used to purchase additional material to cut more. We have a long road ahead of us, and I appreciate each of you more than you know!”
Uber Health will provide transportation for front-line health care workers, both to and from patients’ homes as well as between health care facilities, according to this news release. In the U.S., Uber is partnering with 1199SEIU, one of the country’s largest health care unions, to make sure their members can get to work. They’re also committing 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to first responders and health care workers in the U.S. and Canada, 100,000 in London and 25,000 in Australia and New Zealand.
Right now, Under Armour is recognizing those on the front lines by offering a 40% off discount for military members, first responders, health care workers and teachers. Just choose Military and First Responder Discount at checkout to get your discount.