It’s National Nurses Week in the United States and the annual celebration of the front-line workers is more important than ever as they battle to save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some companies are stepping up their efforts to honor our nurses by offering special deals and freebies to them from May 6 to May 12.
Many of the following offers were already in place for front-line workers prior to National Nurses Week and require a valid form of identification.
Circle K: The convenience store chain is offering free coffee, Polar Pop fountain drinks and teas for first responders and health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. To get a free drink, you must show a valid ID.
Dunkin’: On May 6, Nurses Day, the coffee chain says it will offer a free medium hot or iced coffee and a free donut to all healthcare workers who visit participating locations, while supplies last.
Hooters: The restaurant is offering a 20% discount on all food takeout orders to all healthcare workers, first responders and military personnel until further notice. You must have a valid ID.
Krispy Kreme: Every Monday through May 11, Krispy Kreme says it will provide all healthcare workers free dozens of its glazed donuts. To get them, the chain says to go to a drive-thru and show your employee badge. There’s a limit of five dozen per healthcare worker.
McDonald’s: The fast-food giant is offering free “Thank You” meals to front-line workers through May 5. A breakfast meal includes an egg McMuffin, chicken McGriddle or bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, plus hash browns and any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee. The lunch/dinner meal includes a double cheeseburger, six-piece McNuggets or filet-o-fish, plus small fries and any size drink.
Mrs. Fields: The cookie company is offering a 25% discount on its “medical heroes” collection. They encourage customers to send the treats to your local hospital, doctor’s office or other medical location.
O’Charley’s: The restaurant chain is offering healthcare workers and first responders a 25% discount at all of its restaurants. It’s available for call-in or carry-out only and valid only with a valid badge or credentials.
Outback: The restaurant says all nurses, doctors, medical staff, veterans, military members and first responders can get 10% off their entire check with a valid ID.
Snickers: You can sign essential workers up to receive a free Snickers bar. They’ll receive an e-gift card redeemable at Walmart. And, for every bar sent, Snickers will make a donation to support first responders.
Starbucks: Since March 25, Starbucks has been giving out free tall coffees, hot and iced, to first responders and front-line healthcare workers. The company says it will continue to do so through May.
Adidas: The clothing brand says it’s offering a 40% discount to verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members on its website.
Crocs: The company is donating free pairs of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. Due to high demand, eligible workers can “get in line” for a free pair every day on the Crocs website starting at 12 p.m. ET.
Nike: The sports brand is offering first responders and medical professionals in the U.S. a 20% discount on most items on Nike.com. You must verify you’re a front-line worker before receiving a promo code.
The North Face: Through the end of 2020, The North Face is offering healthcare workers and first responders a 50% discount on non-sale items on its website and company-owned stores in the U.S. A 10% discount is being offered on non-clearance items at the company’s outlet stores.
BP: The gas company is offering first responders and healthcare workers a 50 cent discount on each gallon of gas at participating BP and Amoco stations. You must verify your ID to receive your discount code.
Talkspace: Healthcare workers and first responders can receive free therapy through Talkspace. The company and its partners are providing 2,100 free months to doctors, nurses, social workers and front-line workers. To access the benefit, register with your NPI or work badge after downloading the Talkspace app.
This list will be updated as more deals are announced.