Deals & Discounts for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

These companies and organizations want to make life easier for those on the front lines of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

March 23, 2020

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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on -- and as you continue to play an invaluable role in curbing its spread -- it's become absolutely essential that you find ways to practice self-care whenever and wherever you can. (I know: easier said than done, right?) To help you out, we've put together a list of all the companies and organizations that are offering special deals, services, and discounts for first responders and healthcare workers. We've organized the deals and discounted services that are available to COVID-19 responders along the following categories:

  • Digital Entertainment & Internet Deals
  • Fitness Deals
  • Health & Wellness Deals
  • Shoes & Apparel Deals
  • Travel & Transportation Deals

Keep in mind that these deals are subject to change, but we'll do our best to keep this article as up-to-date as possible.

Digital Entertainment, Internet, & Phone Services

  • Comcast: Comcast is making a whole range of Xfinity, NBCUniversal, and Sky programming and services available for you to take advantage of, including:
    • Free Access to NBCUniversal News Networks: "NBCUniversal has made MSNBC and CNBC available, in partnership with its distribution partners, to all their video customers, regardless of the packages to which they subscribe."
    • Free On Demand Content for Xfinity Customers: "Comcast made the on demand catalogs from a series of premium networks and subscription video on demand services available free for its Xfinity X1 and Flex customers to enjoy, including over 63,000 hours of free movies and television shows over the course of four months."
    • Internet Essentials Service Package Free to New Customers: "Through the end of the year, eligible new customers can sign up to receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive internet adoption program for low-income households."
    • Support for Students in Higher Eduation: "Xfinity is offering eligible university students who live in our service areas and need internet service a Visa prepaid card worth about two months of internet service. No upfront fees, no installation costs."
    • Theatrical Movies On Demand: "Universal Pictures will make its movies available in the home on the same day as their global theatrical releases. Titles including The Hunt, The Invisible Man, Emma, DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour, The High Note, and The King of Staten Island are now available to rent on a wide variety of the most popular on demand services worldwide, including Xfinity and Sky."
    • Virtual Tools for Businesses: "Comcast Business is supporting customers as they begin to run their businesses from home, providing free trials of apps and services including virtual project management, business text messaging, and collaboration tools that will help them stay productive and secure."
    • Xfinity Educational Resources: "Xfinity, in partnership with Common Sense Media, created an education destination for Xfinity video customers to give children and parents quick and easy access to educational programming by grade level."
  • Netflix: The streaming platform launched Netflix Party, a new way to synchronize video playback and add group chat with your friends to Netflix content on Chrome browsers for laptop and desktop computers.

Fitness Deals & Services

You can't expect to take good care of others if you don't take care of yourself first. Here some great deals and services we've found that will help you stay healthy

  • 305 Fitness: You can access free dance cardio workouts from 305 Fitness on YouTube.
  • Barre3: Barre3's offering a 15-day free trial for non-members.
  • CorePower Yoga: CorePower Yoga's offering free access to a collection of on-demand classes via the CorePower Yoga On Demand site. If you'd like unlimited access to their 300+ classes, you'll need to start a 7-day free trial.
  • The National Park Service: The National Park Service is keeping outdoor spaces open wherever possible. They’re keeping an updated list of park closures and openings here.
  • Nike Training Club App: Get free workouts by professional trainers on the app. If you'd like, you can also upgrade to a premium account for advanced workouts.
  • Planet Fitness: Planet Fitness has been streaming 20-minute workouts on daily Facebook Live events, starting at 7 p.m. ET on their Facebook page.
  • Theragun: Theragun is offering a special discount for first responders and medical professionals where you can get 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device or TheraOne CBD product.

Health & Wellness Deals

  • BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a telehealth platform that offers people access to mental health services with licensed and vetted counselors. They're currently offering 50% off your first month of counseling.
  • CVS: CVS is offering the following deals right now: Home prescription medication delivery charges waived.Insured and Medicare members offered 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions through Aetna.Early refill limits waived on 30-day prescription maintenance medication.
  • Headspace: Headspace is a meditation service that is currently offering free access to their library of recorded meditations for all healthcare workers for the rest of 2020.
  • Owala: Owala is a water bottle company that's offering 50% off all orders.
  • Talkspace: Talkspace is another telehealth platform specifically focused on providing online mental health services. Currently, they're offering $100 off if you use the code HEALTH. Healthcare workers also get free access to the app's unlimited messaging plan.
  • Theragun: Theragun is offering a special discount for first responders and medical professionals where you can get 20% off any regularly priced Theragun device or TheraOne CBD product.
  • Wysa: Wysa is self-described "stress, depression, and anxiety therapy chatbot." Currently, they're offering free AI chat and self-care tool packs for anxiety and isolation support through the COVID-19 crisis.

Shoes & Apparel Deals

  • Adidas: Adidas is offering 30% off all purchases to ID.me "verified" medical professionals.
  • Allbirds: Allbirds is offering an exclusive deal to healthcare professionals: you can buy final-sale shoes from a special "healthcare worker collection" at a discounted price. You can find the collection here. Just make sure to use the code "healthcarehero" at checkout.
  • Asics: Asics is offering 40% off all full-priced products on their website once you verify your status as a healthcare professional.
  • Dagne Dover: Healthcare workers can get 20% off when they buy any Dagne Dover bags, backpacks, or wallets.
  • L.L. Bean: L.L. Bean is offering healthcare workers a 15% discount on all purchases.
  • Merrell: Merrell is offering all healthcare workers and medical professionals a 20% discount on purchases made through the website.
  • Nike: Healthcare workers can get 20% off "most items" on their website.
  • North Face: From now until December 31, 2020, The North Face is offering all healthcare workers 50% off non-sale items both on their website and at their retail stores. Healthcare workers can also take advantage of a 10% discount on non-clearance items at The North Face outlet stores.
  • Puma: Puma is offering healthcare workers 20% off their orders.
  • Reebok: Reebok is offering healthcare workers a 50% off "Heroes Discount."
  • ThirdLove: ThirdLove is offering healthcare workers a 15% discount on all bras and underwear.
  • Under Armor: Healthcare workers can get 20% off all purchases on underarmor.com.
  • Vineyard Vines: Vineyard Vines is offering medical professionals a 15% discount on purchases.

Travel & Transportation Deals

  • Airbnb: Airbnb is waiving all fees for the first 100,000 stays in its new Frontline Stays program.
  • BP & Amoco: Save up to 15 cents off every gallon for 60 days at BP and Amoco stations
  • Choice Hotels: Get discounted room rates at participating hotels
  • Wyndham Hotels: Get a free instant membership upgrade to Gold status

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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Berxi™ or Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. This article (subject to change without notice) is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional advice.

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