As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the nation and officials issue new restrictions that is changing Americans' way of life, several major companies have stepped up and are doing their part to help soften the blow of the financial strain created by this pandemic by offering some deep discounts or freebies.
Here are some of the offers currently being offered by companies around the country:
Chipotle says orders of $10 or more will be delivered for free from now until March 31 if you order using their app or at Chipotle.com and live within their delivery areas.
Just Salad is also offering free deliveries for all orders through March 31 made on its website or app.
Popeyes also joins the free delivery offer club if you order through its app or website.
Uber Eats said they will be waiving delivery fees for more than 100,000 independent restaurants in the U.S. and Canada as part of their effort to support the struggling industry, which has been one of the hardest hit amid the pandemic. Uber Eats also stated on its website that it would provide 300,000 free meals through its app to first responders and health care professionals.
Adobe has made its popular software package, Adobe Creative Cloud, available to all students and educators through May 31 after many colleges announced they were switching to online courses. Anyone whose college or school has an active Device, Shared Device License, or Serial Number plan are eligible.
Scholastic has opened a free digital learning hub designed to support students pre-K to 9th grade. Subjects that are covered include, English, language arts, STEM, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning.
Zoom Video Communications, another useful tool for online learning, lifted its 40-minute meeting limit for free accounts used by about 60,000 schools in the U.S. You can request to have the minutes limit lifted for your school here.
T-Mobile says they will offer customers an upgrade to free unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days if they already have a phone plan with a data plan.
Microsoft has removed restrictions on its communications tool, Microsoft Teams in a move a spokesperson said was a way for the company to support public health and safety by making remote work even easier. Small businesses can also reach out to a Microsoft representative to take advantage of a six-month free trial for its basic package of Office 365.
Comcast says low-income households that qualify can get 60 days of free Internet Essentials service and that the company has also increased the download and upload speeds for existing customers. Comcast will also allow its users unlimited data for 60 days and will not disconnect service or asses late fees for people who contact the company.
Slack Technologies' CEO said on Twitter that the company's signature work communication tool is offering free upgrades to paid plans and consultations for anyone who is working on COVID-19 research, response or mitigation. People can reach out directly to him at email@example.com.
After health officials ordered gyms be closed as a nonessential business amid the coronavirus pandemic, Planet Fitness has begun offering people a free 20-minute workout you can participate in at home. Workouts are streamed every day on Planet Fitness's Facebook page at around 7 p.m. ET.
After news that many colleges and public universities have shut their doors amid the coronavirus outbreak, U-Haul announced that it was offering 30 days of free self-storage to anyone with a college ID. The offer is based on availability at the various storage centers.