Grocery stores across the United States are hosting special days and hours for senior citizens, pregnant women, and those with a compromised immune system to shop for their essentials safely. We applaud all these stores for doing a great job in supporting those who are at higher risk.
There are people who are sacrificing their own health and risking the health of their families to protect. The healthcare workers and first responders on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic are heroes every day, but during this time they’re really shinning. They deserve our thanks and admiration in the best of times, and a lot more than that right now. During the Covid 19 pandemic, grocery stores and some food retailers across our country are offering special promotions, hours, and days for health care workers and first responders to shop. Here is a list of grocery stores and food retailers across central Indiana offering special hours for those serving on the frontline during the Coronavirus pandemic:
Restaurants Offers for First Responders & Health Care Workers
Biggby Coffee: Biggby Coffee is offering a FREE 16 ounce hot or iced brewed coffee to health care workers and first responders that show a valid ID.
Circle K: Health care workers and first responders can get a FREE coffee, tea or a polar pop fountain drink when ID is shown. The offer is valid through April 30th.
Get Go: Health care workers and first responders can get a FREE coffee, tea or fountain drink. Must present ID and the offer is valid through May.
Starbucks: Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers can receive a FREE tall brewed coffee hot or iced. Must show uniform or valid ID.
Steak N’ Shake: The chain launched an initiative called “We’re all Essential” providing a FREE order of fries for essential workers through drive-thru. No purchase necessary and no need to show ID.
White Castle: Health care workers and E MT’s can get a FREE Castle combo #1-6 meal or Any breakfast combo through April 30th, must show ID and show or print coupon.
Early Shopping Hours for Health Care Workers & First Responders
Aldi: Medical professionals and first responders, with identification are allowed immediate access to the front of any lines that may form outside a local store.
Costco: Healthcare workers, Police officers, EMT’s and firefighters and hospital employees who present their Costco membership along with a valid ID can move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
Dollar General: All medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen can receive a 10% discount on qualifying purchases with an employment badge or ID through April 30, 2020.
Fresh Thyme: Healthcare workers and first responders can shop special hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and must present a valid ID to have access to early shopping.
Kroger: Healthcare workers and first responders can shop early from 7a.m. -8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Must show a valid ID or badge.
Meijer: Stores and pharmacies across the Midwest are providing dedicated shopping times for healthcare workers and first responders on Monday and Wednesday from 7a.m. – 8a.m.
Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club associates, healthcare workers and first responders can shop early every Sunday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., the offer extends to those individuals who are not part of the Sam’s club membership, must present a valid ID or badge.
Target: The first hour of the store will be dedicated to accommodating healthcare workers, first responders on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Walmart: Healthcare workers and first responders can reserve a “pickup hour” from 7a.m. -8a.m. daily.
Walgreens: The store is designating April 25th as “Frontline Heroes” Discount day. There will be 30% off regularly priced Walgreens brands and 20% off regularly priced national brand products. Must show ID and badge.
Other Special Offers for Essential Workers
Mazda: Mazda Car Dealerships across the country are offering U.S. healthcare workers a free oil change and enhanced vehicle cleaning. The Essential Car Care is available from April 16 – May 4, 2020. Healthcare workers will be asked to share proof of occupation, such as a valid employment ID badge or a pay stub.
Crew Car Wash: For the month of April, Crew Carwash is offering free Carwashes to all front-line Doctors, Nurses, Medical Professionals, Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs. Please show a valid I.D. to redeem the wash at any of the 33 locations.