Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Gratitude comes in many forms. And, right now, there is no other group at the top of the nation’s thank-you list than first and front-line responders. Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses and hospital workers are all super heroes for their bravery, care and kindness, during this chaotic time. Many businesses and restaurants are showing their appreciation with FREE food, giveaways and deals.
Please double-check for whom the offer applies, as each one varies — some are specific to first responders, front-line responders or hospital workers or a combination thereof. You will need to be uniform and/or show a proper employee ID or badge to get any of the giveaways or discounts.
The offers are available at participating locations, while supplies last. Limit one offer per person.
ALDI – All medical professionals, with proper identification, will get immediate access to the front of any line that may form outside its stores.
B.GOOD – For a limited time, the restaurant is offering first responders and front-line responders 50% off any order via its app or online. At checkout, under “Reward and Offers”, click on “HERO OFFER” to get the discount. You must present valid ID, when you receive your order.
Big Lots – The discount store is offering all first responders, medical professionals, active military personnel and veterans 15% off everything in the store and online (with promo code BIGHEROES.) The discount is available through April 30.
BlanQuil – The sleep accessory company is offering all military service, healthcare and first responder personnel an additional 50% off all of its products. You must first be verified, before receiving a one-time use discount code. The discount is available for a limited time.
Bojangles’ – The fast-food chain is giving healthcare workers, first responders and law enforcement any size of its Legendary Iced Tea. The offer runs from April 14 to June 10.
BP & Amoco – The gas station is giving first responders, doctors, nurses or hospital workers with a 50 cents off per gallon of gas, to use on their next fill up at a BP and Amoco station. You must first be verified here, in order to receive the discount code necessary at fill-up. Codes are available from April 2 to 30. (The discount codes expire June 6. Limit two codes per user.)
Circle K – The convenience store is giving first responders and health care workers FREE coffee, tea or Polar Pop fountain drinks. The offer runs from March 26 to April 30.
Costco – The warehouse is allowing priority access for its members who are healthcare workers and first responders. With a membership card and employee ID or badge, those members will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
Crocs – For a limited time, The shoe company is offering healthcare workers across the U.S. a FREE pair of shoes, including shipping. Choose from select Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles. There is a limit of complimentary Crocs each day, with registration opening at noon EST daily.
Cumberland Farms – For a limited time, all healthcare workers, first responders and military personnel get a FREE coffee (hot or iced) — any size.
Dollar General – The store is giving all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen 10% off on qualifying purchases. The offer is not valid with additional Dollar General coupons or toward the purchase of gift cards, all phone cards, prepaid Visa cards, prepaid wireless handsets, lottery tickets, Rug Doctor rentals, tobacco and alcohol beverages. The discount is available from March 29 to April 30.
Genghis Grill – For a limited time, healthcare workers get 20% off carryout orders. Just show medical ID or badge for the discount.
H&R Block – Frontline workers can file both federal and state tax returns for FREE through H&R Block’s expert-prepared, on-the-go service, Tax Pro Go. The offer is valid May 1 to 31.
Hooters – Healthcare workers and first responders, as well as military personnel, receive 20% off all food take-out orders. The discount is available for a limited time.
IHOP – The diner is offering 30% off the entire check for medical, law enforcement, military and firefighter professionals. Mention the offer, when you call in an order and show your I.D. or badge at pickup. The discount is available from April 5 to 17.
Krispy Kreme – Every Monday, the doughnut shop is giving all healthcare workers FREE dozens of its Original Glazed Doughnuts. Simply go to the drive-thru, inform the staff of what you need and show your employee badge. Pick up a few dozen on the way to work for colleagues or grab a dozen on your way home from a long shift to share with the family. Limit up to five (5) dozen per healthcare professional, due to varying production capabilities by location. The offer runs from March 30 to May 11.
Long John Silver’s – First responders, healthcare workers, active-duty military and teachers get a 10% off every day. In addition, the discount increases to 20% off one day a week for each group — click here for the schedule. The discount runs from March 30 to May 31.
McDonald’s – The fast-food giant is giving healthcare workers and first responders a FREE “Thank You Meal.” The giveaway runs from April 22 to May 5.
Miami Grill – For a limited time, the fast casual restaurant chain is offering healthcare workers 25% off any food and beverage purchased via pick up and drive thru. Present a valid employee ID or badge at check-out.
North Face – The outdoor retailer is giving healthcare workers 50% off their online purchase of regular-priced merchandise. The discount is available from April 14 to December 31.
O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar – For a limited time, healthcare personnel and first responders receive 25% off carry-out orders. Show a valid employee ID or badge, when ordering.
Pollo Campero – The chicken restaurant is giving all first responders and medical personnel a FREE meal via drive-thru or take-out. Choose from two-piece, three-piece, four-piece, Empanada Trio, Campero Sandwich or Campero Salad. Show your work badge or wear your uniform. The promo runs from March 18 to 31.
Round Table Pizza – For a limited time, first responders and healthcare workers get 25% off any carry-out or delivery order. You must mention the offer and present a proper ID at pick-up or delivery.
Sam’s Club – Every Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sam’s Club Associate Appreciation Shopping Hours are also inclusive of those on the front lines, including healthcare workers and first responders.
Smokey Bones – For a limited time, first responders and healthcare professionals get 25% off all orders.
Starbucks – The ubiquitous café is giving all front-line responders a FREE tall brewed coffee — hot or iced. The giveaway runs from March 25 to May 3.
Tide Cleaners – The detergent company is offering FREE laundry service for the family of front-line responders. The sudsy savings go through May 9.
Wawa – All of its stores are giving health care workers and first responders FREE coffee “to fuel their shifts during this crisis.”
Thank you, heroes!
NOTE: Not all locations offer the same national promotions. As a result, price and participation may vary. It's always wise to call ahead for verification in your area. We strive to keep up with “limited-time offers,” but deals may end without notice.