From footwear to workout apps, find more deals for nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

By | 2020-07-21T12:55:53-04:00 May 15th, 2020|0 Comments

More deals for nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic are emerging.

Busy nurses who could use a new pair of shoes, a ride to work, free food delivery or access to a yoga app can find many of these offers online.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of companies have launched special deals for nurses, healthcare workers and other first responders.  

Check out this list compiled just for you 

Early shopping hours

Sam’s Club announced on its website it is offering “Hero Hours,” an opportunity for nurses, healthcare workers and other first responders to shop before the stores officially open. The hours are from 8-10 a.m. every Sunday.  

These hours will continue, the company said, until further notice “to thank all our heroes … for all you’re doing and the way you’re helping our communities.” 

At Costco stores, members who are frontline workers will be allowed “priority access” during all open hours of any store and can move to the front of a line to enter a store by showing a membership card and official identification of their role at work.  

BJ’s Wholesale Club, located on the East Coast, has added an “Appreciation Hour” for nurses and healthcare workers from 8-9 a.m. on Sundays. 

The grocery store chains MeijerPublixGiant Eagle and Save Mart also have added special shopping hours on selected days.  

RV rentals

For nurses and healthcare professionals who want to distance themselves from family at home, Outdoorsy has a special website for savings on recreational vehicle rentals to be parked at or near your home. 

Outdoorsy has more than 40,000 registered RV owners on its site that rent to travelers across the country, a number of whom have opted into a program to discount rentals by an average of 50%. Some owners are even making their RVs free to nurses and healthcare workers.  

In addition, Outdoorsy is waiving fees it normally charges for those who rent from the site for’s audience. To request an RV, create an account on the Outdoorsy site then visit their special online form. You have  to be signed in to a Google account to access this link. 

Stays away from home

If you are a nurse who has chosen to stay away from family during this time, AirBnB (is offering to waive all its fees for the first 100,000 healthcare professionals who book a “frontline stay.” Free and discounted stays from the site’s users also are available.  

Curbside pickup

To serve nurses, senior citizens and others who may be vulnerable to COVID-19, Walmart  has added a specific hour each day, from 7-8 a.m., for picking up orders curbside.  

Fueling up

BP and Amoco gas stations are offering a one-time fuel discount of 50 cents per gallon. To participate in the deal, nurses are asked to verify their status on the BP website. The company then will send a code to redeem the offer. 

Phone, internet service

Verizon recently added nurses to its existing discount pricing program for active-duty military, veterans and other first responders.  

More details about eligible plans and various discounts are available on the company’s website.  

Footwear offers

The footwear company Crocs has launched a “Sharing a Free Pair for Healthcare” offer. Nurses and healthcare workers can visit the company’s website at noon ET daily to redeem its limited offer for a free pair of shoes.  

Asics is offering a 60% discount to medical professionals who sign up on their website.  

Reebok has a 50% off discount available for nurses who sign up on their website. 

Nurses are among those who can receive a 40% discount online from Adidas.  

Nike recently increased its discount offer for healthcare professionals to 20%.  

Rides, deliveries for free

Uber announced it will offer 10 million free rides and deliveries to people in need, including healthcare workers, the company said online. Those interested in the offer should fill out an online form on Uber’s website.  

Clothing discounts

Through Dec. 31, The North Face is offering a 50% discount on non-sale items on its website for nurses and healthcare professionals in more than three dozen occupations. In addition, a 10% discount is available on non-clearance items at its outlet stores 

Healthcare workers can receive a 20% discount from Under Armour at its online store.  

Phone cases

Otterbox is offering a 40% discount on its products for nurses and other front-line workers. Check out the details on how to sign up for the offer on its website.  

Water bottles

Owala is offering a one-time, 50% discount on its various products for first responders who sign up on their website.  

Working out for free

Barry’s Bootcamp is providing complimentary fitness classes for all healthcare workers.  

Yoga offer

Through July 1, the Down Dog App is free for nurses and healthcare workers by signing up online.  

Hotel stays

Various hotel groups are providing free and discounted room rates for nurses and first responders.  

These include free accommodations in some of the areas hardest hit by CoVID-19 from Marriott, which is donating $10 million worth of stays via its Rooms for Responders program, a donation of 1 million free nights from the Hilton chain, a special rate from Choice Hotels and a free membership upgrade at Wyndham properties. 

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About the Author:

Barry Bottino
Barry Bottino is a freelance writer and editor who has more than 25 years of experience at various newspapers and magazines.

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