While everyone's doing their bit during this latest lockdown, it's our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of coronavirus – so I'm once again updating this list of big chains that are now offering freebies and discounts to help NHS staff and care workers (and there are a few that emergency services personnel can get too).
With the majority of the UK back in lockdown again, we're spending most of our time at home. We've heard from MoneySavers looking to use this time as an opportunity to develop new skills or broaden their knowledge – so we've rounded-up some free ways to learn something new at home.
We may be stuck indoors for the time being but that doesn't mean we can't broaden our horizons beyond our living room walls, because let's face it, there's only so many thousand-piece jigsaws you can do, and Netflix series you can watch. While we aren’t able to physically travel the globe at the moment, there are ways to do it virtually – and for free.
If you're with EE, you could be eligible for six months' free subscription to the new BBC/ITV streaming service BritBox, as well as free data for streaming shows. Just remember to cancel if you don't want to roll onto a £5.99/month plan when those six months are up.
Eating healthily and quickly isn't always easy at the best of times, but being in lockdown with fewer trips to the supermarket can make it harder. Online supermarket deliveries are extremely popular at the moment with many reporting difficulties booking a slot – see our Coronavirus Lockdown guide for the latest info.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch console is out this Friday (20 March), and it's a game I and many others have been waiting for. Pre-ordering new games is never cheap, but if you want it upon release I've looked at the cheapest options left to get the most for your money, whether you want it digitally delivered to your Switch, or physically to your door.
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