Companies offer freebies to medical workers on National Nurses Day
UPDATED 2:27 PM PT — Wednesday, May 6, 2020
As part of National Nurses Day, companies across the country are showing their appreciation for people on the front lines. All industries, from travel and lodging to food and retail, are doing their part to give back to medical professionals during these trying times.
Major airliners, like Jet Blue and Delta Airlines, are offering free round trip flights to nurses so they can work in areas hit hardest by the coronavirus. This special will last through the end of June.
New York is in need of additional medical professionals as they fight COVID-19. We are providing free round-trip travel for those who would like to help.
Licensed healthcare workers interested in helping can learn more at https://t.co/AGl4JFygnm
— Delta (@Delta) April 9, 2020
Other transportation companies are also offering deals, such as ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft.
Stay home if you can. And with drivers, delivery people, and restaurants, we’ll help #MoveWhatMatters:
10 million free rides and deliveries of food for frontline healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need.
Learn more → https://t.co/zH3Yam5P7D
— Uber (@Uber) March 31, 2020
As for medical workers looking for a temporary place to stay while they work, some hotels, including Hilton, Marriott and even Airbnb, are offering free rooms.
We’re partnering with @AmericanExpress to donate up to 1 million hotel rooms to medical professionals & supporting @WCKitchen to give these heroes tasty meals while they serve on the front lines. Want to help? Make a meal donation today: https://t.co/4oOkFTHzzz #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/63nqlUSoT7
— Hilton (@Hilton) May 5, 2020
Food chains and grocery stores are also getting in on the action. Costco and Aldi are offering early access to stores for anyone with their medical ID.
Retailers like Adidas and Big Lots are offering discounts ranging from 15 to 40 percent off.
Meanwhile, food chains are giving out free meals and treats. McDonalds will give a complimentary meal to any medical professional, while Dunkin’ Donuts will give up to five free cases of donuts to nurses on Mondays.
In honor of #NationalNursesDay, we’re giving a FREE Medium Hot or Iced Coffee & a Donut to all nurses & healthcare professionals today, May 6th at participating Dunkin’ locations, no ID required. ☕️???? Thank you to the brave nurses protecting all of us. ❤️???? pic.twitter.com/myY0O77kPG
— Dunkin’ (@dunkindonuts) May 6, 2020