Starbucks cup

Starbucks cup photographed on Friday, March 16, 2018.

( -- Many companies are offering deals and freebies for first responders and healthcare workers.

Below is a list of companies and restaurants offering specials:


ampm is providing a free coffee, fountain drink, hot dog, cookie or bottled water for first responders, nurses, doctors and hospital staff as a thank you for being on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The free offer is available for a limited time at ampm stores in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California and Arizona.

To receive the free offer, individuals simply show their identification when visiting an ampm. 


Three months of free wireless service for health care workers nationwide. You have to sign up for their FirstNet service, which is typically only for first responders. 

Those already on the plan will get a three month credit. 


The gas station chain is offering a discount of 50 cents off per gallon for first responders and healthcare workers the next time they fill up at BP or Amoco gas stations in the U.S.

Those on the frontlines are being offered one month of free, premium access to

Circle K

First responders and healthcare workers can get a free coffee, tea, or Polar Pop Fountain Drink when they show an ID through April 30.


Crocs is offering “A Free Pair for Healthcare” which allows doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to get a free pair of shoes. There is a limited quantity available. The company releases more shoes daily at 12 p.m.

Dollar General

The company is offering a 10% discount to all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen.

Krispy Kreme

The donut chain will be giving out a free dozen of their Original Glazed doughnuts every Monday to healthcare workers, the company announced. The deal lasts until May 12.


Starbucks has announced that "any customer who identifies as a first responder or front-line worker supporting our healthcare system" can get a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit through May 3.


Tide Cleaners is offering free laundry service to front line responders (medical personnel and police officers and firefighters) through May 9. According to Tide, the officer includes free laundry (jeans, shorts, t-shirts, socks, etc.,) and dry cleaning for front line responders and their immediate family.

For full details and participating locations, visit:

Tropical Smoothie Café

Medical professionals and first responders can contact their local Tropical Smoothie shop to have free smoothies delivered to your team.


Uber Health will provide transportation for front-line health care workers, both to and from patients’ homes, as well as between health care facilities. 

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