International Nurses’ Day 2020: All the freebies and great deals NHS staff can get

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TODAY is International Nurses’ Day and this year, more than ever, they deserve a treat.

A host of businesses are showing their appreciation with a freebie or discount. Here is what’s on offer . . .

There are plenty of deals on offer for NHS stafff
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FOOD SHOP: While most supermarkets have priority time slots for NHS staff, Morrisons and The Co-Op are giving NHS staff ten per cent off their shop. Just show your NHS ID at the checkout to redeem the offer. The same applies to B&M stores.

TAKEAWAY TREAT: Food chain Leon is offering NHS workers 50 per cent off takeaway orders — as is Las Iguanas. Plus, it has teamed up with Coca-Cola to give a free can of Coke with every order (while stock lasts). Yo! Sushi has increased its Blue Light Card discount from 15 per cent to 50 per cent.

TRAVEL SAFE: There are many companies that want to ensure NHS staff can travel to and from work safely. London-based taxi firm Addison Lee is offering 25 per cent off all essential rides with promotion code KEY25. Halfords is offering a free ten-point car check, worth £15. Just show your NHS ID at the till. Plus, if you break down between work and home, call the AA on its NHS number 0800 072 5064 and it will recover you, even if you are not an AA member.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep in touch with loved ones for less. NHS staff on a pay-monthly contract with EE can get unlimited data until October. O2 is offering NHS staff a 25 per cent discount on Perks and Airtime plans. Each make those precious calls a little easier.

WELLBEING: To help you relax, meditation app Headspace is offering NHS staff free access to Headspace Plus until December. The app aims to ease anxiety and promote good sleep. If you want to let off some steam, fitness app FiiT is offering NHS staff its premium membership for free for a period of three months. To top up your vitamins or healthcare supply, Superdrug is offering a 20 per cent in-store discount to NHS workers.

HOME COMFORTS: Getting enough sleep is super-important for those working on the front line. Mattress company Emma is offering 50 per cent off its mattresses for all frontline workers. See how to claim at

MOOD LIFTERS: Send some love to a friend or treat yourself with 20 per cent off Enter your NHS email on its website to get your discount code. You can also bag 40 per cent off Bloom & Wild flowers. Visit to sign up for your discount code.

  • THE prices given here are correct at time of going to press. All deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Treat yourself with these Wild Strawberry & Clotted Cream cheesecakes from Gu

NEW Wild Strawberry & Clotted Cream cheesecakes from Gu are currently on offer at Waitrose – just £2, down from £3.30.

SAVE: £1.30

Cheap treat

You can save up to £17.98 on your Maybelline products at

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Giselle’s Little Helper

NURSEM is donating 15,000 hand-care products to NHS nurses.

Nominate a nurse you would like to see receive a month’s worth of goodies.

Post a drawing of a rainbow to social media using #NursesDayPromise and @NursemSkincare.

Your artwork will be included in the pack sent to your nominated nurse.

Top swap

A box of 20 TeaPigs tea bags at Tesco is now £4.15
But with this version from Asda you get 20 more tea bags and save £3.40

I LOVE peppermint tea but I don’t like paying £4.15 for 20 TeaPigs tea bags at Tesco, when Aldi’s version costs so much less.

SAVE: £3.40 plus get an extra 20 teabags

Reader’s saving tip

DENISE THOMSON of St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, says: “To clean scorched pans, apply a little gel toothpaste to a cold iron scrub and rub until clean.

Wipe with a damp cloth and it’ll be good as new.”

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Shop and save

Treat your kids with this Crayola Colour’n’Style Unicorn for only £5.99 at

LET the kids’ imagination run wild with the Crayola Colour’n’Style Unicorn. It is currently just £5.99, down from £9.99 at

SAVE: £4

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