Retailers offer deals for National First Responders Day
These stores and restaurants are saying thanks with discounts in person and online
By Leila Merrill
National First Responders Day isn’t a major shopping holiday for others, but for first responders, it can be a time to accept some thanks in the form of discounts.
Some stores or restaurants offer reduced-price options for first responders, while others go all out and make their products or services free.
Here’s a list of how some national companies are recognizing First Responders Day. If you know of additional offerings, let us know and we’ll add them to the list.
Lowe’s is offering $10 off a qualifying purchase worth at least $75, redeemable from Oct. 21 through Oct. 28, on Lowes.com/FirstResponders.
At Macaroni Grill, firefighters, police officers, EMS providers and hospital medical staffers can get a free order of ricotta meatballs and spaghetti. Dine-in only.
Fire Department Coffee offers all first responders, emergency dispatchers, active military members and veterans a 15% discount for life.
The NFL Shop offers a 15% discount for first responders and their families.
ID.me, an online identity network company, allows people to prove their legal identity online. It also has a database of discounts for first responders for a variety of items – shoes, athletic clothes, coolers, computers and gadgets, to name just a few.
Some state fairs, rodeos, public and commercial parks, zoos and other attractions offer discounts or even free admissions for first responders. Other local businesses are offering ways to support first responders, from free haircuts to go-kart rides.
Attention #FirstResponders! We would like to celebrate you & all that you do to protect us every day. Join us on #FirstRespondersDay on 10/28 at the New Brunswick Fire Department from 2-5pm. There will be live #entertainment, giveaways, free refreshments, & more! pic.twitter.com/73Co7nLo7S— Middlesex County NJ Government (@MiddlesexCntyNJ) October 11, 2022
#FirstResponders can receive a free haircut on #NationalFirstRespondersDay on October 28. From us to you, thanks for your service.— Cole's Salon & Spa (@Coles_Salon) October 11, 2022
Call your local Cole's Salon location to book your cut. pic.twitter.com/gepDZvcc4c