The private sector, though affected by worldwide closures of brick-and-mortar locations, is still coming out strong to reward healthcare and frontline workers across America and across the world.
Many corporations recognize that nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff like custodians, are heroes—and that the risks they are taking and sacrifices they making need rewarding.
Here are 11 great offers we learned about on the web (contact them for more details, though)…
Plan a Vacation With Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 roundtrip plane tickets for any of its network destinations as a way of giving healthcare professionals a “much-needed break” from their life-saving work. Medical workers will get a unique coupon code to use at checkout, good for 2 return tickets— and 35% off any purchase in Qatar Airways duty-free stores. All one needs to do is fill out this form, and tickets come on a first come first serve basis.
WHO: Medical Professionals. WHEN: Closes May 18 at 23:59 (Doha time).
Need New Crocs?
If you’ve ever been to a hospital, you’ll have likely seen medical professionals wearing easy to clean Crocs shoes during long hours on their feet. Crocs is giving away 10,000 pairs of shoes every day, and the only thing you need to do to claim your pair is get in this virtual queue at 12 PM Eastern Time everyday.
WHO: Healthcare Workers. WHEN 12 PM Eastern Time everyday.
Free Oil Changes on Any Car—From Mazda
Participating Mazda dealers are offering free oil-changes and other standard care services for America’s healthcare workers through June 1st. You are not required to own a Mazda, and other makes and models are accepted. A list of participating facilities nationwide can be found here, and a list of services here.
“We understand the important role vehicles play in people’s lives, and by partnering with our dealer network, we hope to make a meaningful impact in communities around the country.” MNAO President Jeff Guyton said.
WHO: American Healthcare Workers. WHEN April 16th – June 1st.
Samsung Phone Repair
Samsung is offering free repairs on Samsung phones, including battery replacements and cracked screen repair for healthcare workers with valid hospital IDs—anyone from a janitor to a surgeon. Details on the offer can be found here.
WHO: Healthcare Workers with valid hospital ID. WHEN: Through June 30th.
Free Tax Prep From H&R Block
H&R Block is offering Tax Pro Go—their expert-prepared virtual tax service—absolutely free for all police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and healthcare workers during the month of May. It includes the filing of both federal and state tax returns for free with H&R Block’s Tax Pro Go. You will need to upload a photo of your work ID. Visit here for more details.
WHO: Police, Firefighters, EMTs, and Healthcare Workers WHEN: Month of May
Free Legal Trust and Will
Working in a hospital during a pandemic is obviously a very dangerous profession, and Trust and Will is offering their services in creating a digital, state-specific, and legally binding last will and estate plan, a $129 value, free to those Americans risking their lives to protect ours. It may take 48 hours to begin the process due to the high volume of applicants, but you can start the process here.
WHO: American Healthcare Workers.
Lyft Scooter in 6 Cities
First responders, healthcare workers, and transit workers can ride Lyft Scooter for 30 minutes free of charge in the cities of Austin, Los Angeles, Denver, Metro DC, Denver, and San Diego. More information can be found in a press release here.
WHO: Transit, healthcare, and emergency service workers. WHEN: The month of May.
Shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club Without a Membership
As the name suggests, BJ’s requires a membership, much like Costco. In response to grocery shortages, on April 19th BJ’s began holding dedicated shopping hours for people in the medical industry – every Sunday from 8AM to 9Am – no membership required. For those who like shopping there, they are also giving away free four-month memberships to anyone with a valid hospital or emergency service ID number.
WHO: Emergency service or medical care workers with valid ID. WHEN: N/A.
Free Wax Grooming For All Essential Workers
Through July 31, frontline heroes can receive a free wax service from European Wax Center locations. Frontline heroes looking to shape up for a possible summer reopening can choose from any service (other than full leg) on their website as a one-time complimentary service. Register on the link here to receive a certificate to use when your local center reopens.
WHO: Healthcare, pharmacy, postal service, grocery, and emergency service members. WHEN: Now until July 31st
NOMINATE A HERO TO WIN:
Free AC / Heating Equipment
Lennox International, manufacturer of premier heating and cooling systems, is inviting community members across the US and Canada to nominate deserving homeowners to receive new heating or cooling equipment free of charge. Lennox’ annual Feel The Love program, which has expanded this year to also bring hope and support to those on the coronavirus frontlines, is now accepting nominations at FeelTheLove.com through August 31th, 2020. You can nominate anyone regardless of their work, with deserving winners selected during the beginning of autumn. Lennox will supply new high-efficiency heating or cooling systems for selected nominees during Feel The Love Weekend, October 8th – 11th, at no cost in U.S. and Canadian homes.
WHO: Anyone you feel is a neighborhood hero or deserving of help. WHEN: Nominations taken through the end of August.
Heroes Fly Free with JetBlue
And, finally, you can nominate a healthcare hero for a free vacation flight from JetBlue. The American airliner is giving away 100K pairs of roundtrip airline tickets so that healthcare heroes can enjoy a much needed vacation after they’re done saving lives and helping people. Use this link to describe someone you think is deserving of a free vacation through this link, where you can describe their work and actions.
WHO: Healthcare heroes or anyone you feel is worthy of nomination.
WHEN: Now until 11:59 PM on May 15th.
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