NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts

NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts

Including food discounts, unlimited mobile data, free parking & lots more

While everyone in the country's doing their bit, it's our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus – so I'm constantly 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).

These offers are all new and in addition to what NHS/emergency staff can usually get (eg, with a Blue Light Card), and as more are still popping up, I'll try to keep the list as up-to-date as I can. Please be aware though, things could also be stopped at short notice, especially with the food and drinks, so there are no guarantees.

If you're unsure whether your service is covered, it's worth contacting the retailer directly (eg, via social media) before visiting.

For answers to consumer issues over Covid-19, see our Coronavirus Finance & Bills help, Coronavirus Employees' help, Self-Employed and SLC help, Universal Credit & Benefits helpLife-in-Lockdown help, and Coronavirus Travel Rights guide. For an overview, see Coronavirus Financial FAQs.

Last updated, 5.53pm on Tue 30 Jun

Food & drink discounts

Greggs - NHS staff get free takeaway hot drinks

800 Greggs stores have reopened (find your nearest), and once again it's offering free drinks to NHS staff if you show your work ID. Greggs has told us you can get one free hot drink per visit.

This is only available for NHS staff and not other emergency services personnel and health/social care workers.

    • Stores are takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option). 
    • Seating areas are closed.
    • Toilets are closed.
    • If buying something, contactless payment is encouraged. 
    • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you should still get a 20p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink). 
    • Click & collect and Greggs Delivery are still available as normal in some locations. See Greggs FAQs fore more info.

     

Wenzel's - NHS and some care home staff get free takeaway hot drinks & 'something sweet'

London-based bakery and coffee shop chain Wenzel's (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering free drinks and 'something sweet' (eg, a pastry) to NHS staff if you show your work ID.

When we asked, it told us it also has "special agreements in place with some care homes" for free drinks for their staff, so if you work in a care home it's worth asking.

    • Stores are takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option). 
    • If buying something, contactless payment is encouraged. 
    • Click & collect and delivery are available in some locations.
    • Only two customers are permitted inside each location at one time. See Wenzel's website for more information.

WHSmith - NHS staff get 20% off food and drink including new Sainsbury's items in hospital locations

WHSmith announced on Twitter that despite closing most of its locations at the end of trading on Monday 23 March, it's keeping WHSmith outlets in hospitals open to serve staff, as well as expanding available items to include supermarket products from Sainsbury's. Simply show your NHS ID at the till to get the discount, which also applies to Sainsbury's products.

If you're buying Graze snacks, Graze told us you'll also get an additional 20% off on top of the WHSmith discount (that's a total of 36% discount on Graze snacks) when you show NHS ID.

    • WHSmith is now re-opening many stores in England
    • 80 hospital WHSmith stores have partnered with Sainsbury's to include essentials such as toilet roll, pasta, and long-life food to help staff who are struggling to access food at supermarkets after their shifts.

Krispy Kreme - NHS staff, fire service & police get 50% off doughnuts

Krispy Kreme is offering NHS, fire service and police staff 50% off products purchased via a drive-thru or in-store, throughout June.

Show your work ID to claim in-store, or email proof of employment to vip@krispykreme.co.uk and you'll be sent a unique code to use online.

    • Stores are delivery, drive-thru and takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
    • Krispy Kreme advises you order ahead using click and collect
    • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you will still get a 20p discount if you bring one. 
    • 50% off code cannot be used with gift card, doughnut wall, tower, boxed singles, Krispy Kreme Creations Kits or Handpiped Half Dozen purchases.

Starbucks - Blue Light Card holders get 10% off

Starbucks (find your nearest) confirmed on Twitter it's gone back to offering 10% off to NHS, care, emergency services and more workers with a Blue Light Card, after finishing the previous free drink offer.

Some stores re-opened in May for drive-through, plus a small number for take-away only. For more information on how this works whilst maintaining social distancing, see the Starbucks website.

    • Stores are now either drive-through or takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option, seating areas remain closed).
    • Branches within larger indoor areas may still be closed (eg, cinemas).
    • Cash no longer accepted, so if you're buying something you must pay by card, or via the app. 
    • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you can still get a 25p discount if you have one with you. 

Leon - NHS & emergency services staff get 30% off takeaway food

Leon (find your nearest) confirmed on Twitter that from Friday 26 June it's offering 30% off food to NHS, ambulance, police, and armed forces staff when you show work ID (down from 50%).

    • Stores are takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
    • Seating areas are closed.
    • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you will still get a 45p discount if you bring one. 
    • The discount usually isn't available for delivery, but try Tweeting Leon to see if it can help if you've no other choice other than delivery.

Soulful Food - NHS staff get £10 off 12 ready meals delivered

Plant-based ready meal retailer Soulful Food announced on Twitter it's offering £10 off boxes of 12 chilled ready meals to NHS staff.

Email hello@soulfulfood.com from your NHS email account to be sent a code.

    • Deliveries don't need a signature, and can be left on your doorstep or designated safe place.
    • All meals in this box are vegan, but some contain gluten and/or other allergens so be sure to check the website if you have any allergies or intolerance.
    • The discount is only valid on the vegan one pot selection box linked above. 

Priority opening hours & discounts at supermarkets etc

Morrisons - NHS staff get 10% off in stores AND online, plus stores open an hour early Mon-Sat & 30mins early on Sun

Morrisons is offering 10% off in stores when you present your NHS ID card until Wednesday 30 September (extended from the original end date of 12 July). You can also now get the offer when ordering an online shop by registering for its free 'More for our NHS' scheme.

The supermarket previously announced on Twitter it's dedicating an hour every Monday to Saturday morning between 6am and 7am for NHS workers, plus 9am to 9.30am on Sunday when you present ID such as an NHS staff card (find your nearest store).

    • Scottish store NHS hours are the same as above, except 7am-8am on Sunday.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed if you're visiting at another time.

Co-op - NHS staff get 10% off in some stores, plus open an hour early daily

Co-op (find your nearest) announced online it's dedicating an hour every Monday to Saturday morning between 8am and 9am for NHS workers, plus 10am to 11am on Sunday when you present ID such as an NHS staff card. You'll also get priority in any queues to enter the shop.

It also announced on Twitter that it's offering 10% off in some stores (those owned by Central England Co-op, find your nearest) when you present your NHS ID card.

    • Check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed if you're visiting at another time.
    • Check Co-op website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Tesco - open an hour early on Sundays for NHS staff  plus priority in queues for NHS & care workers

Tesco (find your nearest) announced online it will have dedicated opening hours in larger stores for NHS staff on Sundays, one hour before the store's usual opening time, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card.

Tesco also announced online that NHS staff and care workers will have priority in queues to enable quicker shopping at times compatible with work schedules.

Sainsbury's - open 30 minutes early daily for NHS staff and social care workers

Sainsbury's (find your nearest) announced online it will have dedicated opening hours for NHS staff and social care workers, in larger stores between 7.30am and 8am Monday to Saturday, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card.

Sainsbury's is also asking stores to try their best to keep essentials aside for shoppers who shop during this time.

Asda - prioritising NHS staff and care workers Mon, Wed & Fri 8am-9am and Sun

Asda (find your nearest) announced online it will prioritise NHS staff and care workers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8am and 9am (or the first hour of opening) as well as on Sundays in larger stores when you present ID such as an NHS staff card or your registration number.

    • In larger stores on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-9am or the first hour of opening if store opening times have changed.
    • Now also available on Sundays.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times, as they may have changed.

Aldi - open 30mins early on Sundays for NHS, care workers, police, & fire service plus priority in queues to access store Mon-Sat

Aldi (find your nearest) announced online it will have dedicated opening hours for anyone entitled to a Blue Light Card, (including NHS, care workers, police, fire services & more) between 9.30am and 10am on Sundays, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card. In Scotland, it'll be from 8.30am to 9am on Sundays.

Aldi also says emergency services staff will then get priority at the checkouts when they open at 10am on Sundays, as well as priority in the queues to get inside stores Monday to Saturday.

    • In store on Sundays only.
    • Monday to Saturday you'll be able to show ID, eg, NHS ID, for priority in the queue to access the store.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed.
    • Encouraging contactless or card payments where possible.
    • Check Aldi website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Iceland - final hour of trading 5pm-6pm Mon-Sat for NHS staff

Iceland (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's setting aside the final hour of trading on Monday to Saturday (usually 5pm to 6pm) for NHS workers only, which you'll be able to access when you present ID such as an NHS staff card. It's not allowing anyone else inside stores during that time.

    • Cashless/contactless payment only.
    • 20% off offer has now ended and is no longer available.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed.
    • Check Iceland website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Waitrose - setting aside essential products for NHS staff

Waitrose (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's setting aside essential products for NHS workers, which you'll be able to ask for when you present ID such as an NHS staff card at the checkout.

It's also giving priority at checkout to NHS staff, and in some locations the café has been converted into a pop-up shop for NHS staff to quickly find essentials.

Home Bargains - NHS staff get priority in queues

Home Bargains (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's prioritising NHS staff when queues form to enter stores due to social distancing measures. Simply show your ID badge for priority access.

Pets at Home - NHS staff get 10% off and priority checkout, shopping hours 8am-9am Tue, Thu, Sat

Pets at Home (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 10% off for NHS staff, as well as priority at the checkout at all times. Simply show your NHS ID at the till to get the discount.

It's also announced a priority hour between 8am and 9am for NHS workers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

    • Pets at Home have closed grooming salons in all stores.
    • Encouraging contactless or card payments where possible.
    • Discount can't be used online, or on pets, fish or plants, insurance products, gift vouchers or cards, VIP Subscribe & Save, or easy-repeat orders. See full T&Cs.

     

The Range - NHS staff get 10% off

The Range (find your nearest) announced online it's offering 10% off in store on all purchases, including food, to NHS staff until Tuesday 30 June. Simply show your NHS photo identity card at the till to get the discount.

Free parking

NHS hospital parking - NHS staff and social care workers get free car parking at hospitals

The Government has announced it's providing financial backing to allow NHS trusts to scrap car parking fees for NHS staff, social care workers, and NHS volunteers at hospital car parks.

See our NHS to get free staff car parking news article for more information.

    • Applies to all on-street parking and open, council-run car parks including pay and display.
    • Health workers, social care workers and NHS volunteers are eligible.
    • Individual councils will decide the way people should provide proof of their eligibility.
    • If you're looking for a free parking space and can't find one, check NHS free parking to search your local area for other available locations.

JustPark - NHS workers get free car parking

Parking space sharing website JustPark is appealing for people who live near hospitals to list their car parking spaces for free to allow NHS staff to park there for free.

If you're looking for a space, enter the address of the hospital or healthcare centre you want to park near on the JustPark website, the dates and times you'll be arriving and leaving, and then hit 'Show parking spaces' and available spaces will show up as free of charge.

See MSE Kelvin's addition to the Rent out your parking space guide for full information, including if you want to list your car parking space for NHS workers to use.

    • JustPark says all NHS and health workers are eligible.
    • You don't need to meet anyone, or even be at home when people park as long as your car parking space is free and full instructions have been provided online.
    • See JustPark website for full FAQs, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    • If you're looking for a free parking space and can't find one, check NHS free parking to search your local area for other available locations.

Motoring freebies & discounts

AA - all NHS workers get free recovery on the way to or from work (incl cleaners, porters etc)

The AA announced on its website it's offering free recovery for NHS staff (including nurses, surgeons, cleaners, porters etc) travelling to or from work as well as if you break down at home, until Mon 6 Jul.

You'll need to call the dedicated phone number on 0800 072 5064 to get a patrol to try and fix your vehicle – simply show your ID, eg, NHS card to the patrol when they arrive. 

    • This service doesn't mean you're a full AA member, so if you're already registered with the AA you should report the breakdown via the app or in the usual way as you're likely to have more cover in this case.
    • You can sign up on the AA website with your email address and mobile phone number to get an email and a text with the number so you have it handy.
    • You'll still need to pay for any parts used to repair your vehicle, eg, new battery.
    • If you put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, it's not covered.
    • Check AA website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Green Flag - NHS staff get free recovery on the way to or from work

Green Flag announced on its website it's offering free recovery for NHS staff travelling to or from work as well as if you break down at home.

You'll need to call the dedicated phone number on 0800 051 0009 to get a patrol to try and fix your vehicle – simply show your NHS ID card to the patrol when they arrive. 

    • It's valid for any NHS employee with NHS ID.
    • This service doesn't mean you're a full Green Flag member, so if you're already a Green Flag member you should report the usual way as you're likely to have more cover in this case.
    • You'll still need to pay for any parts used to repair your vehicle, eg, new battery.
    • If you put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, it's not covered.
    • Check Green Flag website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Halfords - NHS and emergency workers get free full 10-point car check, incl free screenwash top-up, plus free bike service, and 50% off MOTs 

Halfords announced on its website it's offering a free 10-point car check for NHS & emergency workers.

Phone and book at your local Halfords or Autocentre garage (find your nearest), then show your NHS ID or Blue Light Card to get the check free. It's also offering 10% off new tyres if you need them (use the code NHSTYRES10 online, then show ID) until Tuesday 30 June - see Halfords for more information.

If you use a bike to get to work, Halfords is also offering a free bike service (norm £30) to NHS and emergency workers.

Halfords is also offering 50% off MOTs (making them £27.42) to all Blue Light Card holders, which includes NHS and care workers. It's worth remembering that the Government has extended MOTs due to expire after 30 March for six months if you can't get your car tested. See our Life-in-Lockdown guide for more information.

    • The free car check includes: Headlight & brake light check, wiper blade condition check, battery health check, windscreen chip check, MOT due date reminder, tyre depth check, tyre inflation check & top up, oil level check, screen wash top up, and AdBlue & coolant check.
    • The free bike service includes: Adjustment and alignment of gears, lubrication of drivetrain, and adjustment and alignment of brakes.
    • Check Halfords website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Kwik Fit - NHS staff get 10% off tyres, services, and batteries

Kwik Fit announced on its website it's offering 10% off purchases of tyres, interim or full services (includes combined MOT & service), and batteries until Tuesday 30 June when you book online use the code NHS10. It's not valid on fitting, nor additional parts which may be required during a service or MOT.

It's worth remembering that the Government has extended MOTs due to expire after 30 March for six months if you can't get your car tested. See our Life-in-Lockdown guide for more information.

    • 10% off is only valid on the purchase of the tyres and excludes additional charges for fitting, balancing, valve, and disposal. 
    • Check Kwik Fit website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Transport discounts

Uber - NHS and care home staff get 25% off via Uber Medics

Uber announced on Twitter it's offering subsidised rides on its platform for NHS and care home staff, giving a discount of 25% but paying Uber drivers the full amount via a new scheme called Uber Medics. It's valid for 12 weeks (until July)

You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount, or ask your care home administrator for more details.

    • If you're already registered with Uber with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer within 48 hours.
    • You won't need a code to get this offer.
    • If you work in a care home, your administrator will need to fill in a form on the Uber website for you to be eligible for the offer.
    • Check Uber website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Santander Cycles - NHS staff get free 24 hour access code, free journeys under 30mins in London

TFL announced on its website it's waiving the £2/day Santander Cycles fee for NHS workers.

You'll need to ask your NHS comms team for more information and to get the code.

    • Dock within 30 minutes to avoid being charged.
    • Your access code is valid for any number of journeys, which will all be free if they're under 30 minutes long.
    • Check TFL website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.
    • Not valid on Milton Keynes Santander Cycles.

Uber Jump - NHS staff get 50 free £10 e-bike trips

Uber announced on Twitter that its Uber Jump e-bikes in London will be free to use for NHS staff.

You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount, which will be via a code that changes weekly. You'll be able to claim up to 50 Jump e-bike rides up to the value of £10 per trip.

    • If you're already registered with Uber with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer within 48 hours.
    • You'll be able to claim up to 50 Jump e-bike rides up to the value of £10 per ride. 
    • Check Jump website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Fitness deals & discounts

Fiit - NHS staff get free three-month Fiit premium app subscription

Fitness app Fiit announced on Twitter it's offering free three-month Fiit premium subscriptions to NHS staff who sign up online at Fiit using their NHS email account.

    • You'll need to register using your NHS email account to get the offer.
    • Once you sign up, you will be sent a code to use in the app.
    • It could take 48 hours to receive your code due to high demand.

Frame - NHS, teachers, carers, police, military etc get free online fitness classes

Fitness studio Frame announced on Instagram it's offering free online classes to NHS staff, as well as teachers, carers, police, military and 'anyone else who is working tirelessly to keep everyone safe and the economy ticking over'.

Send an email to heroes@moveyourframe.com from your work email account, and you'll be sent instructions via email on how to access classes.

    • Frame studios are now all closed, and all classes have now moved online. See website for more details.
    • If you're an existing Frame member, email the above email address for a link to get access.
    • It might take a while to receive your email, as Frame says it's had an amazing response to the offer.
    • Online membership is normally £10.99 a month.

MoveGB - NHS staff get free online fitness classes

MoveGB announced on its website it's offering free memberships to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email address. You'll also need to provide a photo of your NHS identification via the link above to get the discount. 

    • All studios and gyms MoveGB usually partners with are closed, content is available online only.
    • You'll get access to live-streamed content, or on-demand classes you can watch at a time to suit you.
    • Online membership is normally £1 a week.

Wellbeing apps & website discounts

Headspace - NHS staff get free Headspace Plus subscription

Mindfulness and meditation app Headspace announced on its website it's offering free Headspace Plus subscriptions to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email account until Thursday 31 December.

    • You'll be asked to choose from three types of role, all of which are eligible for this offer: 'Clinical professionals' (eg, Doctors, Nurses, etc.), 'Non-clinical professionals' (eg, administrative functions), or 'Wellbeing lead' (eg, the person responsible for staff wellbeing).
    • You'll need to register using your NHS email account to get the offer.
    • For more help and information, see the Headspace help pages.

Sleepio and Daylight - NHS staff get free access to sleep-help and anxiety app

Sleep-help programme Sleepio and anxiety-reduction app Daylight announced online they're giving free access to NHS staff who sign up online using the special links with their NHS email account. It's available until Thursday 31 December.

Unmind - NHS staff get free access to mental health app

Mental health programme Unmind announced it's giving free access to NHS staff who sign up online with their NHS email account. It's valid until Thursday 31 December.

Free mobile data

BT - NHS workers get unlimited mobile data

BT announced on its website it's offering unlimited mobile data to NHS workers on selected plans when you apply online.

It's valid for any BT Mobile SIM Only, Family SIM, Handset, or Data SIM plan holder who works in the NHS.

    • You'll need to have access to a current NHS email account to get this offer, and you can only claim for yourself, and only once.
    • BT says it will text you when your mobile data has been added. See full T&Cs.
    • Check BT website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

Vodafone - NHS and care workers get six months unlimited mobile data

Vodafone previous offered unlimited mobile data for 30 days to NHS workers, but has now announced online it's offering six months free. It should apply automatically if you're already registered as working for the NHS, or you can apply online.

It's now also available for the first 25,000 care workers who apply. You can apply online until Monday 6 July.

    • Vodafone says all customers previously registered as working for the NHS or as a care worker should have received a text message stating when their six months of unlimited data started.
    • It has already rolled this out to vulnerable customers as well as 500,000 Pay Monthly customers.
    • It's valid for Vodafone pay monthly or with a pay as you go 'Big Value Bundle' of £10 or more.
    • Vodafone says the offer could be extended, depending on the situation.
    • Check Vodafone website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

EE - NHS workers get unlimited mobile data on pay monthly plans

EE announced on Twitter it's offering unlimited mobile data to NHS workers on pay monthly plans until Friday 9 October.

Register on the EE website with your NHS email address, and you'll be able to sign up for the offer.

    • The offer doesn't include Business Plans, Sharer Plans, Pay As You Go, Mobile Broadband, 4GEE Home or Tablet plans.
    • You'll need to have access to a current NHS email account to get this offer, and you can only claim for yourself, and only once.
    • EE says it could take up to seven days for the boost to be applied to your account. You can't get it if you're already on an unlimited data plan. See full T&Cs.
    • Check EE website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

O2 - NHS workers get free 10GB mobile data Bolt On each month for three months on pay monthly plans

O2 announced on its website it's offering an extra 10GB of mobile data per month for three months to NHS workers on pay monthly plans when you apply before Tuesday 30 June.

To apply, send an email to nhs@o2.com from your NHS email address including your full name and O2 mobile phone number.

    • The offer doesn't include pay as you go, unlimited data or sharer tariffs.
    • You'll need to have access to a current NHS email account to get this offer, and you can only claim for yourself, and only once.
    • O2 says it will text you when your data Bolt On has been added. See full T&Cs.
    • Check O2 website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.
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iD Mobile - NHS workers get free unlimited mins, texts & data on pay monthly plans

NHS workers who've a pay monthly plan (incl Sim only) with iD Mobile can get unlimited data, minutes and texts until Friday 9 October.

Fill out this iD Mobile form, including your NHS email address.

    • Once your application is validated, the offer will be applied to your account within seven working days.
    • The offer excludes pay as you go, business accounts, and those with existing unlimited plans.
    • See full iD Mobile NHS offer T&Cs.

Other deals & discounts

Knowsley Safari - free entry for NHS staff

NHS staff can get free entry to Knowsley Safari by showing their photographic NHS ID or pass at the arrival kiosk until Friday 17 July. You'll need to book your arrival time in advance and select the 'NHS ID badge holder' option when booking.

    • You must book and pay online, and arrive within your allotted time slot. 
    • The number of visitors at one time has been limited to ensure social distancing can take place.
    • There'll be one way systems throughout and queues in place at toilet facilities. 

Health Service Discounts - NHS staff get up to 12% cashback via prepaid card

If you work in the NHS and have a valid NHS email account, the Health Service Discounts Cashback Card is now free in the first year (£2.99/yr after) and gives cashback on spending in-store or online at retailers such as Asda, Boots, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose.

It's not a credit or debit card – you load cash on to it to use it. See Health Service Discounts Cashback Card for more information or to get the card.

You can also get other discounts as a member, such as exclusive printable coupons. If you're looking for more coupons and cashback offers, see our Supermarket coupons page.

    • Some stores have lower cashback amounts than others, eg, Asda is 2.5%, Sainsbury's and Waitrose are both 3%, and Boots and M&S are 5%.
    • Cashback rates may go up or down, and retailers may be added to or removed from the scheme at any time.
    • You can't use the card to withdraw cash, on gambling sites, or to buy foreign currency.
    • You can check the amount of cashback you've earned in the app.
    • You'll be able to take advantage of other discounts in store, or coupons, and then pay with this app to get cashback.
    • Remember, cashback is never guaranteed so think of it as a bonus rather than a guarantee.

Moore - retired NHS workers who've gone back can get a free tax check

Accountancy firm Moore announced on its website it's offering a free tax code check to NHS workers who had retired but have now gone back to work to help with the coronavirus crisis.

MSE Helen says: "Tax can get complicated if you’ve started taking your pension and/or you get the state pension and then go back to work, so this check will help make sure you don’t pay too much (or too little) tax this year."

You'll need to fill out a form on Moore's website with your tax details to enable it to help you. If you're not comfortable inputting your details online, Moore says you can add your name and phone number, and then it'll call you to discuss your tax details over the phone.

Starship - NHS staff get free delivery via robot in Milton Keynes

Contact-free robot delivery service Starship announced on Twitter it's waiving delivery costs (normally £2-ish per order) for NHS staff living or working in areas of Milton Keynes where it operates. Simply contact Starship via the free app, and email a photo of your NHS photo identity card to get the discount.

When we contacted Starship, it told us that any surge pricing plus delivery fees will be waived, but other costs could still apply (and of course, you'll still have to pay for your shopping). Depending on where you live or work, you can order from local Co-op, Tesco, or takeaway stores. 

    • The app will alert you when your robot is at the location you designate as your pick-up site (they can't knock on your door) and they're securely locked until you open them via the app.
    • You'll get an estimate of how long the robot will take to deliver your order via the app.
    • If items you order are out of stock, you'll not be charged for those items.
    • Starship has recently expanded its area of operation, so it's worth checking via the app if previously you were unable to use the service.
    • If you have problems with your delivery or opening/closing the robot you can contact Starship via the app, or by phone/email for help.

The following outlets are now temporarily closed or the online offers have now finished - I've left them here for reference

  • Deliveroo - free £10 meal for NHS staff - additonal codes released, check your account

    Deliveroo announced on Twitter that from Monday 8 June it's offering an additional 70,000 free meals for NHS staff who have previously signed up with a valid NHS or HSC email address until codes are used (it hasn't specified an end date). 

    Deliveroo says that anyone who previously signed up with an NHS email address who didn't receive a voucher should automatically be sent one, so check your account. If you claimed one of the previous 30,000, or the first 50,000 vouchers, it says you can't claim again.

    Don't work for the NHS? You can help fund free meals for the NHS via the Deliveroo website or app – just search 'NHS'.

      • If you've already signed up with your NHS email account, you should be automatically sent the voucher.
      • You can order a delivery that's over £10 and pay the difference. 
      • Deliveries will be contactless. 
      • Deliveroo hasn't given an end date for the offer to be used by, so check your account for an end date.
      • You'll only be able to claim the offer once.
      • Check Deliveroo website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

       

    Starbucks - NHS workers get free 'Tall' beverage of choice NOW ENDED

    Starbucks (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering a free 'Tall' beverage of choice in store (or a hot drink at self-service locations) to NHS workers when you show ID.

    Some stores re-opened in May for drive-through, plus a small number for take-away only. For more information on how this works whilst maintaining social distancing, see the Starbucks website.

    Starbucks told us that the offer's valid for one person per visit, when you show NHS ID. It also told us as yet there's no end date for this offer.

      • At petrol stations with a Starbucks self-service station, you'll be able to claim a hot drink only when you show your NHS ID card to staff.
      • Stores are now either drive-through or takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option, seating areas remain closed).
      • Branches within larger indoor areas may still be closed (eg, cinemas).
      • Cash no longer accepted, so if you're buying something you must pay by card, or via the app. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you can still get a 25p discount if you have one (doesn't apply with the free hot drink). 

    Caffè Nero - NHS staff get free takeaway hot drinks NOW ENDED

    After re-opening a number of stores for takeaway only, Caffè Nero (find your nearest) announced on Instagram it's extending its offer of free drinks to all medical staff until Sunday 14 June. Simply show a current medical ID at the till to get the offer.

    Caffè Nero has previously said this includes people who work within hospitals, eg, porters and cleaners as well as other NHS staff, including GP surgeries and ambulance staff as long as you have a current medical ID.

      • One free hot drink per day.
      • Stores now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option). 
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Toilets are closed.
      • If buying something, contactless payment is required. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you should still get a bonus stamp if you bring one.
      • See the Caffè Nero website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

    Hertz - key workers incl NHS, care workers, teachers, fire & police get 40% off car rental - NOW FINISHED

    Hertz announced on its website it's offering 40% off car rental for key workers, including NHS, fire & police, social workers and teaching staff as well as the armed forces when you book online at its website using the code 905432 for pick-up by Tuesday 30 June.

    You'll also need to show professional photo ID (eg, NHS staff card), or a payslip matching photo ID, when picking up at the participating rental location (see need-to-knows below for locations).

      • Minimum rental duration is one day and maximum is 27 days.
      • Rentals must be completed by Tuesday 30 June.
      • Includes: Qualifying doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers and other frontline health, social care support and specialist staff. Qualifying public safety officers – This includes police and support staff and armed forces personnel, those critical to the delivery of key defence outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fire and rescue service employees (including support staff). Qualifying teaching, childcare and support staff, social workers and specialist education professionals in Europe who continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic. 
      • Does not include Hertz 24/7 locations and vehicles. 
      • Car groups included: Mini, Economy, Compact & Intermediate only. 
      • Check Hertz website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

    Gillette - free razor for front-line ambulance staff NOW FINISHED

    Gillette announced on its website it's offering free razors to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email address. It's intended for front-line ambulance staff who need to shave to ensure respirators fit correctly.

      • Razors will be sent completely free of charge for eligible staff in the post.
      • Gillette asks that non-frontline staff who don't need this offer do not apply, as it could reduce availability for people who need it most.
      • Gillette has said that all entries not from a valid NHS email will be rejected.
      • Gillette says 90,000 razors are available, but it's one per person.
      • Due to high demand, it could take up to 10 working days for you to receive your razor.

    NCP - NHS staff and volunteers get free car parking at about 30 locations - NOW FINISHED

    NCP announced on its website it's offering free parking to NHS staff and volunteers who still need to travel and park until 11.59pm on Sunday 7 June.

    You'll need to pre-book online up to an hour before arriving at selected car parks (this may be changed week-to-week). You'll need to provide some personal details when you book, but no work ID is needed. However, it's asking people respect that this offer is intended for key workers only.

      • This offer previously included emergency services workers, but now is just for NHS workers and volunteers. Everyone else can park for £5 for up to 24 hours. See NCP website (scroll down) for more info.
      • Each booking is valid for one entry, and one exit.
      • No limit to the number of bookings that can be made.
      • Must pre-book online up to an hour before entry to the car park.
      • Check NCP website for list of participating car parks as these may change at short notice.
      • If you're looking for a free parking space and can't find one, check NHS free parking to search your local area for other available locations.
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    B&M - NHS staff get 10% off NOW FINISHED

    B&M (find your nearest) announced online it's extending its 10% off for colleagues offer to NHS staff. Simply show your NHS photo identity card at the till to get the discount.

      • B&M has closed some smaller stores, so check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed.
      • Encouraging contactless or card payments where possible.

    Bravissimo - NHS staff & Blue Light Card holders incl care workers get 50% off one bra OFFER ENDED

    Size-inclusive bra company Bravissimo announced online it's offering 50% off the purchase of one bra to NHS staff or other workers holding a Blue Light Card.

    Bravissimo told us that you'll need to call 01926 459859 to place an order with the discount as it can't be done online. Have your NHS number or Blue Light Card number handy so they can verify the discount for you.

      • You can't get the offer online, only by placing an order by phone.
      • The discount can be used on any bra.
      • You'll only be able to use the discount on one bra, not an entire order.
      • Bravissimo told us it will accept a number on your ID card, payroll number or GMC number as proof as well as a Blue Light Card number.
      • Deliveries could take up to 10 working days to arrive due to the current situation.

    Las Iguanas - NHS, care home, and supermarket workers get 50% off takeaway food + a free can of Coke NOW ENDED

    Las Iguanas announced on its website that while it's closing some restaurants, it's offering 50% off food to NHS, supermarket, and carehome workers, at locations that remain open for takeaway.

    You can order either in person or over the phone – simply show your work ID when you order/collect to get the discount.

    Pret - NHS staff get 50% off purchases up to £30, including pre-made food & essentials such as bread NOW ENDED

    Pret announced that it's re-opened 30 locations in London, mostly those close to hospitals. It's also opened a further 71 locations across the country (find your nearest). NHS workers who show their work ID can get 50% off purchases up to £30, including newly-stocked essentials such as milk, bread, and butter.

    The offer was due to end on Thursday 30 April, but Pret has confirmed it's now been extended until Friday 15 May. See full T&Cs.

      • Stores are open for takeaway and delivery only (there's no eat/drink-in option, seating areas are still closed).
      • From Mon 11 May, a further 71 locations opened, including in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.
      • Reusable cups are no longer accepted. Pret told us you can still get a 50p discount if you bring one to show staff, but you can't also get the 50% off offer.
      • Check the Pret website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

       

    Vibrant Vegan - NHS staff get £15 off six ready meals delivered NOW FINISHED

    Plant-based ready meal retailer Vibrant Vegan announced on Twitter it's offering £15 off boxes of six frozen ready meals to NHS staff until Sunday 17 May.

    Email nhshero@vibrantvegan.co.uk from your NHS email account to be sent a code.

      • Vibrant Vegan deliveries don't need a signature, and can be left on your doorstep or designated safe place.
      • All meals are vegan, but some contain gluten, peanuts and other allergens so be sure to check the website if you have any allergies or intolerance.
      • You'll be able to choose which six meals you'd like. 

    Brompton Bike Hire - NHS workers get free 30-day foldable bike rental ALL BIKES ALLOCATED

    Brompton Bike Hire (find a dock) announced on Twitter it's offering free 30-day foldable bike rentals to NHS staff when you sign up to the app with the code Wheels4NHS using your NHS email account.

    If you have any trouble signing up, you can call the 24-hour helpline on 0203 474 0700.

      • You can reserve up to 24-hours in advance.
      • Use the pin code you'll be given in the app to unlock the dock, grab your bike, unfold and go. 
      • When you're ready to return it just reserve a bay using the app in any of its 50+ docks, remembering to properly shut the door after returning the bike.
      • For any issues, the number for the 24 hour helpline is: 0203 474 0700.
      • Check Brompton Bike Hire website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

    Vision Direct - free £22 contact lenses for NHS, police, fire service, social care, & teachers ALL GONE

    Vision Direct announced on its website it's offering free disposable contact lenses to NHS, police, fire service, social care, and teaching staff who email a photo of themselves holding their work ID (or from your work email account if you've no photo ID) to keyworkers@visiondirect.co.uk. You'll then be sent a discount code to use on Everclear ADM lenses, normally £8.99 per box.

      • Lenses will be sent completely free of charge for eligible staff in the post.
      • Eligible staff include: NHS staff, police and fire service, social care workers and teachers.
      • There are 4,000 codes available.
      • The code is valid for two boxes - one for each eye.
      • See Vision Direct website for more information on using contact lenses during the coronavirus outbreak.

    Tiba Tempeh - coupon for free tempeh NOW ENDED

    Tiba Tempeh announced on Instagram that it's giving away 1,000 coupons to NHS workers. Tempeh, if you've not heard of it, is an Indonesian fermented soybean product. Email hello@tibatempeh.com to be sent a voucher redeemable at Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods or Planet Organic stores. 

      • Email from your NHS email account.
      • There are 1,000 coupons available, but Tiba Tempeh says it could release more if demand is high.
      • There's no end date on the coupon, so you can use it whenever you get chance.

    Ola - 50% off (up to £7 off) 10 ride-shares NOW ENDED

    Ola announced on its Facebook it's offering 50% off (up to £7 off) on up to 10 ride-shares until Sunday 26 April.

    You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount.

      • If you're already registered with Ola with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer from the next day.
      • Check Ola website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

    Just Eat - 25% off takeaway food for NHS staff NOW ENDED

    Just Eat announced on Twitter that it's extending its offer of 25% off food to NHS workers each day until Sunday 26 April.

    Enter your NHS email address online at Just Eat, verify it using the code it sends, and then you'll get a code you can use on any Just Eat account. You'll need to get a new code each day if you want to use it more than once.

      • You can't use the code in conjunction with any credit on your account.
      • Codes are valid once a day until midnight daily. If you'd like to order after midnight you'll need to generate a new code for the next day.
      • Check the Just Eat website to see if your chosen local restaurant or takeaway is still open for delivery.
      • See Just Eat for full T&Cs.

    Hertz - 40% off car rental for key workers, incl NHS, teachers, fire & police services NOW FINISHED

    Hertz announced on its website it's offering 40% off car rental for key workers, including NHS, fire & police, social workers and teaching staff as well as the armed forces when you book online at its website using the code 905432 by Monday 20 April for use by Thursday 30 April.

    You'll also need to show professional photo ID (eg, NHS staff card), or a payslip matching photo ID, when picking up at the participating rental location (see need-to-knows below for locations).

      • Minimum rental duration is one day and maximum is 27 days.
      • Bookings can be made up to 11.59pm on Mon 20 April.
      • Rentals must be completed by Thu 30 April.
      • Includes: Qualifying doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers and other frontline health, social care support and specialist staff. Qualifying public safety officers – This includes police and support staff and armed forces personnel, those critical to the delivery of key defence outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fire and rescue service employees (including support staff). Qualifying teaching, childcare and support staff, social workers and specialist education professionals in Europe who continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic. 
      • Does not include Hertz 24/7 locations and vehicles. 
      • Car groups included: Mini, Economy, Compact & Intermediate only. 
      • Check Hertz website for more information on how it's dealing with coronavirus-related issues.

    Uber - 10 free £15 rides NOW FINISHED

    Uber announced on Twitter it's offering 200,000 free rides on its platform for NHS staff with a valid NHS or HSC email address.

    You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount, which will be via a code that changes weekly. You'll be able to claim up to five free meals up to £10 a week, until all codes are used.

      • If you're already registered with Uber with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer within 48 hours.
      • You'll be able to claim up to 10 free rides up to £15 via Uber a week.
      • Check Uber website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Uber Eats - five free £10 meals a week for NHS staff NOW FINISHED

    Uber announced on Twitter it's offering 100,000 free meals via Uber Eats for NHS staff with a valid NHS or HSC email address.

    You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount, which will be via a code that changes weekly. You'll be able to claim up to five free meals up to £10 a week, until all codes are used.

      • If you're already registered with Uber with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer within 48 hours.
      • You'll be able to claim up to five free meals up to £10 via Uber Eats a week.
      • Check Uber website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Hertz - £1/day car rental for front-line workers, incl NHS, teachers, fire & police services NOW FINISHED

    Hertz announced on its website it's offering £1/day car rental for front-line workers, including NHS, fire & police, social workers and teaching staff as well as the armed forces when you book online on its website by Monday 30 March for use by the end of April.

    You'll also need to show professional photo ID (eg, NHS staff card), or a payslip matching photo ID, when picking up at the participating rental location (see need-to-knows below for locations).

      • Minimum rental duration is 1 day and maximum is 6 days.
      • Bookings can be made up to 11.59pm on Mon 30 March.
      • Rentals must be completed by Thu 30 April.
      • Includes: NHS doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers and other frontline health, social care support and specialist staff. Teaching, childcare and support staff, social workers and specialist education professionals. Police and support staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue service employees (including support staff).
      • Participating locations include: Aberdeen Airport, Avonmouth, Basingstoke, Birmingham Airport, Bournemouth Airport, Bristol Airport, Cambridge - Clifton Road Industrial Estate, Cardiff City - Bessemer Road, Cheltenham - Gloucester Road, Coventry, Dartford, Dover, East Midlands Airport, Edinburgh - 10 Picardy Place, Edinburgh Airport, Exeter, Feltham, Gatwick Airport - North Terminal, Gatwick Airport - South Terminal, Glasgow - 200 Argyle Street, Glasgow Airport, Hoddesdon Ccl, Inverness Airport, Leeds Bradford Int Airport, Leeds City - Wellington Bridge Road, Leicester - Oakstead Garages, Liverpool Airport, London - Victoria Coach Station, London City Airport, London Heathrow Airport, London Luton Airport, London Marble Arch, London London - St Pancras Railway Station, Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Airport, Northampton, Norwich Airport, Nottingham - Linkmel Close, Oldbury, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, Stansted Airport, Stranraer, Cairnryan - Stena Line Terminal Building, Truro Rail Station, Warrington – Risley, York - Leeman Road
      • Check Hertz website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Glasses Direct - free £20 glasses for NHS staff OFFER ENDED

    Glasses Direct announced on its website it's offering free glasses to NHS staff who email a photo of themselves holding their NHS ID to nhs.staff@glassesdirect.co.uk. You'll then be sent a discount code to use on the £9-£20 range, with single-vision standard lenses.

      • Glasses will be sent completely free of charge for eligible staff in the post.
      • There are 2,000 available.
      • You'll also get the Silver lens package – which has scratch-resistant and anti-reflection coatings.
      • Any other lens extras, eg, varifocals or special coatings, will be 50% off with your code.
      • See Glasses Direct website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    McDonald's - free takeaway drinks OFFER ENDED

    McDonald's (find your nearest) announced on its website that emergency services personnel, health and social care workers can show their work pass to get free drinks in every UK restaurant.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Children's play areas are closed.
      • Toilets and hand-washing facilities should still be open.
      • Drive-through and app ordering and payments should still be available in some locations as normal, but will now be contact-free.
      • McDonald's Monopoly has been postponed, so you'll not be able to collect tokens yet.

    Burger King - free takeaway hot or cold drinks OFFER ENDED

    Burger King (find your nearest) announced on Facebook that NHS, emergency, and social workers can show ID to get free drinks in every UK restaurant.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Drive-through and app ordering and payments should still be available in some locations as normal, but will now be contact-free.
      • See the Burger King website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Pizza Hut - 50% off takeaway food OFFER ENDED

    Pizza Hut (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food to NHS staff when you show work ID.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are now closed.
      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • You can't use an NHS discount if you order food online for collection, or for delivery.
      • See the Pizza Hut website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues. 

    Nando's - 50% off food OFFER ENDED

    Nando's (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food to NHS staff when you order to takeaway at the restaurant, and show work ID. You can't get the offer online.

      • Restaurants are still open, but you'll be seated at a distance from other diners.
      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • You can't normally use an NHS discount if you order food online for collection, or for delivery.
      • See the Nando's website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Itsu - free hot drinks/soup, 50% off food STORES NOW CLOSED

    Itsu (find your nearest) announced on its website it's offering free hot drinks and miso soup, as well as 50% off food, to all NHS staff when you show work ID.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Serving a smaller menu than normal to avoid food waste.
      • Some changes to opening hours, check website.
      • If buying something, customers are being asked to pay by card. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you will still get a 25p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink). 
      • Half-price food sale 30 minutes before closing time is still on as normal.

    Wasabi - 50% off food & drink in selected London locations OFFER ENDED

    Wasabi announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food and drink to NHS staff when you show work ID. It's also said that most of its stores will be closed, apart from seven locations in London (see need-to-knows section for stores)

      • Most stores are now closed.
      • Stores which are still open include: Ealing, High Street Kensington, Hammersmith Broadway, Borough, South Kensington, Camden, and Canary Wharf.
      • Check the website, as opening hours may change.
      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are now closed.
      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • You can't use an NHS discount if you order food online for collection, or for delivery.
      • See the Wasabi website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues. 
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    Carluccio's - free hot drinks, 50% off food RESTAURANTS NOW CLOSED

    Carluccio's (find your nearest) announced on Facebook it's offering free drinks to NHS workers when you show your work ID. If you're a Blue Light card holder, you'll also be able to get 50% off food.

    Brewdog - 50% off food BARS NOW CLOSED

    Brewdog (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food to emergency services staff when you use the code DRIVETHRUNHS or COLLECTNHS and show work ID on collection. For more information, plus how to order via an app, see the Brewdog website.

      • Restaurants and bars are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Make sure you use the correct NHS discount codes, not the generic codes, or you'll only get 30% off.

    Paul - free takeaway coffee & tea STORES NOW CLOSED

    Paul (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering free coffee and tea to emergency services, health and social care workers when you show NHS ID. It's also baking and stocking more bread to help with shortages.

      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • Contactless payments only, if you're buying something.
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you should still get a 50p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink). See Twitter for more details.
      • Paul is also a bakery, and is offering 2for1 on selected loaves to take away from their main bakery in Acton, or order online.
      • Stores could close at any time.

    L'Occitane - free hand cream STORES NOW CLOSED

    L'Occitane (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering free 30ml hand cream tubes to NHS staff when you show work ID at any UK store.

      • As it's in store only, the offer will end if stores close.
      • Hand cream is also being sent to hospitals, so if you work in a hospital it's worth checking if they've already had a delivery.

Will you be picking these up? Thank you from all at MSE for the work you do. We hope the discounts and freebies can help. Please share any offers you've seen in the comments below, or on Twitter.