Healthcare workers freebies during COVID-19
Travel nurses, allied travel clinicians, and all healthcare workers have given hospitals (and the world) hope in fighting coronavirus. And the world is giving back! Here’s a list of freebies being offered to healthcare travelers during COVID-19. This list of free products and services for healthcare workers and medical staff during COVID-19 includes everything from medical equipment, to fitness, to food, to professional services and beyond.
ALLBIRDS OFFERING FREE SHOES
Sustainable shoe brand Allbirds announced in a tweet that they’re providing a free pair of shoes for every healthcare professional on the front lines fighting the virus. They hope a pair of their well-reviewed and comfortable wool runners can help show first responders how much their efforts are appreciated. To claim a pair while supplies last, email [email protected].
Crocs is giving away a free pair of Crocs classic to frontliners in this battle against COVID-19. You can request a free pair here.
FIGS DONATING SCRUBS TO HOSPITALS IN NEED
FIGS, a popular scrubs brand, has announced plans to donate scrubs to hospitals in need. They plan to donate 30,000 in the next two months, focusing on hospitals hit hardest by the virus. If your hospital needs scrubs, fill out the request form here. In addition, they’re assembling care packages with everything from coffee to childcare vouchers. To contribute to the care packages, email [email protected].
SWEETGREEN DELIVERING FREE FOOD TO HOSPITALS
Sweetgreen is installing delivery outposts at various hospitals to deliver fresh salads and bowls. Outposts are essentially mobile refrigerators stocked with their healthy and fresh meals. Hospitals that take advantage of this offer can enjoy these meals for free, caring for themselves as they care for others. Sweetgreen views offering free food for healthcare providers as an expression for their gratitude. To submit your hospital for a free outpost, visit bit.ly/sgimpactoutpost.
Food and Beverages
America’s Test Kitchen
If you want to use this time to cook a delicious meal for your family, head to America’s Test Kitchen for 50 of their all-time most popular recipes. They normally charge a monthly membership fee to access their recipes but are offering this collection for free during the Covid-19 emergency.
Blaze Pizza is offering free delivery across the country. All you have to do is order on their website or app and spend $10 or more. You can also score free delivery on Postmates until March 22 or on DoorDash until March 22.
Beginning Monday, March 23, Burger King is giving away two free kids meals with any purchase made through its app for take-out or drive-thru orders. The offer is valid through April 6 and can be redeemed once daily.
The fast-food chain also has free delivery via its mobile app for orders over $10.
Chipotle will deliver orders of $10 or more for free from March 15 through March 31 within its delivery areas and with participating stores only. The waiver is only applicable when you order at chipotle.com or on the Chipotle app.
Use code DELTACONOW for free delivery on Postmates until March 20. No minimum purchase. Delivery is also free on DoorDash for first-time customers. The company promises your order will be sealed to minimize any potential risk for customers.
El Pollo Loco
Along with offering sealed, tamper-proof delivery bags, the company is also offering free delivery on Grubhub at participating locations until April 7.
Just Salad is also offering free deliveries on salads ordered through its website and app. The offer runs through March 31.
KFC is making it easier to enjoy a bucket of fried chicken from the comfort of your own home by offering free delivery now through April 26. Order online on kfc.com
Moe’s Southwest Grill
You can pick up your order yourself or have it delivered for free, now through April 10 for all orders over $10 placed online and in the app.
Popeyes is offering free delivery through its mobile app and website.
Medical responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic can receive free tall brewed iced or hot coffee through May 3, the company announced.
The fast-casual chain is thanking medical personnel and hospital workers by delivering free salads and bowls directly to them. If your health facility could use an Outpost, head to bit.ly/sgimpactoutpost, fill out a form and a member of the Sweetgreen Outpost team will be in touch.
The food delivery service has waived delivery fees for more than 100,000 independent restaurants in the U.S. and Canada to support the restaurant industry “through an uncertain season,” a press release read. Uber Eats will also provide 300,000 free meals through its app to first responders and health care professionals in the two North American countries.
You can take free online courses from Ivy League universities like Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale on classcentral.com
On March 26, General Assembly is offering a free Intro to Coding class. The livestream will focus on HTML and CSS. Sign up here.
The Guggenheim Museum just released more than 200 books about modern art. You can read them online or download them in PDF or ePub formats, free of charge at the Internet Archive.
Incredible Health has launched a first-of-its-kind platform offering free continuing education for nurses in the U.S. to help them obtain or renew licenses required to practice. Incredible Health’s Continuing Education Units (CEUs) premium online courses will make it free for nurses to complete their states’ required continuing education units directly on Incredible Health’s platform.There’s no catch: it’s 100% free nursing CEUs, and nurses will receive their certificate immediately upon completion. Get your free CEUs here.
Khan Academy/Walt Disney Imagineering
‘Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that is “designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.
305 Fitness, which boasts dance cardio workouts, has a variety of free workout videos on its YouTube channel.
The boutique fitness studio is offering daily bootcamp, cycle and “AARMY Challenge” workouts for free via Instagram Live. Follow @AARMY for the practice schedule
This workout class has a 15-day free trial that non-members can redeem here using the code BARRE3HOMEBODY.
Barry’s boot camp workout studio is streaming free 20-minute workouts on its Instagram, where you can check for specific streaming times.
ConBody, a boot camp-style workout class, is streaming live online workouts for people who register on the MindBody app.
CorePower Yoga is offering free online classes on its CorePower Yoga On Demand site.
You can access free workout classes that cover a variety of styles and techniques through the FitOn app.
HEADSPACE OFFERING FREE WELLNESS TOOLS
Headspace is an online wellness platform with guided exercises, videos, and other resources to help increase happiness and improve mental health. They’re offering free access to their meditation platform to all healthcare professionals in the US. This is a great resource to clear your head and avoid neglecting your own health while caring for others. You can redeem the offer on the Headspace website, using your National Provider Identifier (NPI) and email address.
Nike Training Club
The Nike Training Club app features free workouts crafted by professional trainers. There are sessions to help users improve everything from their mobility to their yoga form. You can also upgrade to a premium account to unlock more advanced workouts.
Obé Fitness offers a 7-day free trial through which users can view some of its 14 daily live classes and access more than 4,000 workout videos.
Stay fit even if you don’t have one of Peloton’s fancy bikes at home. They’re offering an extended 90 day trial to their app, which offers workout classes in a variety of categories, not just cycling. Visit tryprodermagenix.org.
This barre studio has a 7-day free trial, through which users can sample its on-demand online classes.
The fitness chain has started streaming free roughly 20-minute workouts for people who are stuck in their homes but still want to get active. The daily Facebook Live events start at 7 p.m. ET on Planet Fitness’ Facebook page.
Through the week of March 16, fitness platform P.volve is streaming 15-20 minute workouts led by its instructors on its Instagram Live and 10 post-workouts onYouTube. If you miss the sessions, you can also sign up for a 30-day free streaming trial using the code OnePvolve.
Through the week of March 16, New York City-based yoga studio Sky Ting is offering a week of free access to its video platform, Sky Ting TV.
Chances are, if you had travel plans before the outbreak, they are now up in the air. Right now you can nab a free subscription to Tripit Pro. It will keep track of any changes and suggest alternative flights. It’s a comprehensive travel companion app you’ll fall in love with.
Sign up before March 31 and get 6 months free.
Tracey Anderson Method
The Tracey Anderson studio offers a two-week free trial that’ll grant you access to its online workout classes.
American National life Insurance
Members of the American Nurses Association may also be able to get a nurse discount on life insurance through American National, another ANA partner.
Nurse discounts are just one of the factors that go into preparing a life insurance quote, as age and health status are also important.
RNs can apply online to find out about coverage options.
This is not necessarily a new or extraordinary offer, but it’s still a good way to pass the time. You might know the Apple News app on your phone but did you know if you subscribe you get access to hundreds of magazines? And not just the current issues, but back issues as well.
You can spend your day reading magazines in a variety of topics including news, style & beauty, food and cooking, sports, entertainment, travel, science & tech and more. You can get a free month of the service by signing up for a free trial, but only if you never took advantage of the free trial offer in the past.
AT&T has removed usage caps for its home broadband internet service, which means customers that gold over the old limit will not be subject to overage fees. The company also reminded people that its public wifi hotspots are still open to all.
Comcast has made its Xfinity Wifi hotspots accessible for free to everyone, including non-Xfinity Internet customers. You can view a map of all Xfinity hotspots here. Once you’re in a hotspot’s vicinity, find and select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots.
Along with a host of other data providers, Comcast is giving all its customers unlimited data for the next 60 days.
For the company’s Internet Essentials program, which services low-income families, new customers will have access to the program for free for 60 days. The program normally costs $9.95 per month. Comcast has also permanently increased the base Internet speed for all existing and new Internet Essential customers. Find out more about eligibility and applying for the service here.
GEICO offers nurse discounts to professionals who are members of a variety of organizations, including the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Hertz Healthcare Honor
In these unprecedented times, we want to help. That’s why we’re offering healthcare workers in New York City a free, month-long vehicle rental* through April 30. Book for as little as a week – or up to a month.
Need to send a large file for work? Check out Meerodrop. They are unlocking advanced features you usually have to pay for, like the ability to send a file up to 10 gigabytes! Your link will good for 90 days.
Sling TV is encouraging folks to “Stay in and Sling” with totally free programming, including thousands of movies and shows for kids and families. The best part: there’s zero sign up or login! Just go to the website to start streaming.
As of March 18, Sprint is upgrading customers with existing data plans to unlimited date for 60 days. Customers will also have access to an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data for free.
As of March 17, Sprint had waived per-minute toll charges on long-distance calls to countries the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have designated as Level 3 because of the spread of the coronavirus. You can find a list of those countries here.
T-Mobile is upgrading customers to free unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days if they already have a phone plan that includes data, the company announced in an open letter.
Wander is an affordable wireless home internet provider with service in the Santa Monica area. The company is offering free internet access for families in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District for the rest of the school year, June 10, 2020.
If that’s you, check to see that you’re in the coverage area by visiting Wander.net/service and use code SCHOOL2020 to subscribe.
Ever want to start your own podcast? Zencastr is lifting the limits on its basic “Hobbyist” podcasting plan through July 1. Their web based software lets you interview guests remotely, add sounds and post your show all from your computer.
Other Freebies and Discounts
JetBlue is currently working with many of their community non-profit partners as well as NGOs to help get medical professionals and much-needed supplies to the places where they are needed most. They are also providing flights to some students who need help getting to family and friends or a permanent housing situation.
To submit a request for your non-profit organization or a current college student in need, email [email protected] for consideration.
Nature’s Gift, an online retailer of aromatherapy products, offers a 10 percent discount to anyone who sends in a copy of a current health care professional license.
You can save on essential oils and stock up on aromatherapy supplies for self-care sessions that help you avoid nurse burnout.
New York & Company
Nurses can save 15 percent off clothing and accessories at New York & Company when they show their employee ID or other ID that confirms their healthcare credentials.
The nurse discount is also available to the spouses of nurses. The nurse discount is only applied to full-price items and cannot be applied to clearance or sale items.
Sleep Number Beds
Nurses know the value of a good night’s rest, and you can boost the quality of your Zs at a savings when you shop Sleep Number retailers.
The nurse discount at stores carrying such beds is reported as 35 percent off.
Nurses can book for less when they buy a vacation package or stay online through Westgate Resorts.
The nurse discount code NURSE10 gets you 10 percent off your booking at checkout.