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July 2018

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Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations

We’ve searched to find you the top 5 family holiday destinations with your NHS discount. Remember, membership is free to all NHS staff and Healthcare professionals. Sign up here. 

After doing such a good job of caring for other people, it’s time to turn your attention to your own health and wellness so that you can come back supercharged and stronger than ever. We’ve thought of everyone, so you don’t have to.

Check out the classic beach holiday or the majesty of the northern lights. Feeling adventurous? You’ll find monkey’s swinging through the canapes in Costa Rica. If the king of the swingers isn’t your jungle VIP there’s always Disney’s Animal Kingdom and so much more here…

 

Reykjavik

top 5 family holiday destinations Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the perfect place to take yourself and your loved ones to rest and recharge in a captivating city with some real-life magic too. Sometimes we need a holiday, and sometimes we need something otherworldly and that’s why it makes our top five family holiday destinations.

If you visit Reykjavik during the winter time the Northern Lights can be seen at dark from Grotta lighthouse, the popular Perlan restaurant, or one of the city’s parks such as Klambratún.

All year round you can enjoy whale watching, natural hot springs and some delicious Icelandic fish and chips from a city deeply connected to its maritime history.

Reykjavik is renowned for its safe, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere having topped the Global Peace Index ten years in a row. Once you’re there you may be surprised to see infants left outside of cafes and shops in their prams so strong is their community feeling of safeness.

Here’s the most relevant deals for your  adventure to the Icelandic capital:

Flights and Hotel packages

Jet2holidays £100pp off all holidays plus an exclusive £25 NHS discount to Reykjavik here

Expedia – 15% when you book hotel and flights together plus an extra £50 NHS discount. Be quick with this offer. It ends 31st July

Hotels

Worldwide Hotels – up to 40% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount

Majorca

top 5 family holiday destinations Majorca

The classic beach holiday in Majorca could be just what the Doctor ordered for our NHS and Healthcare workers. Escape with a flight time of around just 2 hours 30 minutes and arrive at the biggest island of the Balearics to find sanctuary in hotels designed with your family in mind.

Majorca will give you a bit of everything from the culture of the old towns, to infamously beautiful beaches, Aquaparks and an abundance of great family attractions. You could find yourself at the Safari Zoo or riding an Ostrich and painting eggs at Artestruz Mallorca.

If you choose to roam away from the expanse of powder white beaches take a trip into the forests and spectacular mountainous countryside for outdoor activities.

That is if you’re not too busy shopping in the traditional rural markets and craft shops in town.

If you get through all that catch the purple herons and peregrine falcons at the nature reserve S’Albufera.

There’s only one question – where’s the beach? This way – with a selection of discounted fares and hotels in Majorca to include:

Flights and Hotel packages

Jet2holidays £100pp off all holidays plus an exclusive £25 NHS discount to Majorca at the link here

Expedia – 15% when you book hotel and flights together plus an extra £50 NHS discount. Be quick with this offer. It ends 31st July

Hotels

Worldwide Hotels – up to 40% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount

Package deals

TUI Balearic Island Holidays – up to 10% off when you book online and an extra £75 off bookings

 

Costa Rica

top 5 family holiday destinations Costa Rica

Do you know the way to San Jose? Don’t worry – we do, and we’ve partnered with some of the best names in travel. Together we’ve got your discounted trip to paradise all mapped out.

Family trips have been on the rise to the exotic, green and mountainous Costa Rica and it’s easy to see why. Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Americas’ you will arrive at a place with 5% of the earth’s biodiversity.

Lush green rainforests are home to monkeys swinging by sleeping sloths unaware of their neighbouring Iguanas while you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. Geysers and waterfalls, surfing and ziplining – Costa Rica is a must for outdoor enthusiasts.

It’s easy to see why it’s making our top five family holiday destinations – Costa Rica is home to one of the world’s greatest beaches at Avellana, and according to Esquire magazine, the best beach bar in the world at Lola’s.

Here are the best NHS Discounts to that particular paradise:

First Choice Long Haul holidays to Costa Rica

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

TUI Long Haul holidays to Costa Rica

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

 

Barcelona

top 5 family holiday destinations Barcelona

Barcelona is great for a family with a wide age range. On the one hand you have the metropolitan cool of the city, the world-famous Gaudi architecture, hip restaurants, nightlife and shopping. That should keep the adults and teens busy. However, there’s also plenty for the whole family to bond over too.

Take a trip to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou Experience. See the dressing rooms and experience the feeling of fever pitch on their hallowed ground.  Make your way through the Gothic Quarter for an adventure within medieval alleyways. Stop off at one of their urban playgrounds, or the Cosmo Caixa Science Museum and 3D Planetarium.

May half term or October half term are recommended times to go to Barca. The temperature at these times is just right to appreciate a walk around the city streets, but it’s also still hot enough to sunbathe at lively beaches awash in those reliable Spanish rays.

Flights and Hotel packages

Jet2holidays £100pp off all holidays plus an exclusive £25 NHS discount to Barcelona at the link here

Expedia – 15% when you book hotel and flights together plus an extra £50 NHS discount. Be quick with this offer. It ends 31st July

Hotels

Worldwide Hotels – up to 40% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount

 

Orlando – Florida

top 5 family holiday destinations orlando florida

If it’s the American Dream you’re after Florida regularly makes the top five family holiday destinations and it’s easy to see why.

The sunshine state is home to seemingly endless attractions including the Kennedy Space Centre, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Legoland, Universal Studios and Universal’s Island of Adventure. You are guaranteed the roller coaster ride of a lifetime.

Combine the magic of character parades and killer whale shows with some time out in nature. You’ll find over 900 hidden fresh water springs with underground caves to explore in Florida, and Orlando is an hour’s drive from the coastline.

At Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach you’ll find surfing, water sports, beach bars and time to relax with that well-earned Florida orange juice.

For an unusual souvenir head over to Amelia Island to hunt for (and find) shark teeth.  Is shopping more your bag? At International Drive you’ll find 500 different stores and 150 bars and restaurants to recharge at and we haven’t even mentioned the many golf course yet!

No need to wish upon a star – here’s the discount to make all your dreams come true.

First Choice Long Haul holidays to Florida

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

TUI Long Haul holidays to Florida

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

 

Bon Voyage! Don’t forget! Health Service Discounts membership is free, tell your friends to sign up here 

 

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Lifestyle

BBQ Recipe: Blue Cheese Al Fresco Burger

We’re here to set your al fresco party aflame with this mouth-watering BBQ recipe: The Blue Cheese Beef, Veggie or Vegan Burger, and it’s bursting with flavour!

What better way to enjoy this glorious summer and bring the whole family together.

Here’s how to up your grill game and cash in on our amazing discount offers with leading supermarkets…

 

Blue Cheese Al Fresco Burger

Meat option

 

If the way to the heart is through the stomach then this barbeque recipe ushers in the summer of love – and it’s super easy.

The creamy, tangy melt in the mouth texture of blue cheese is a flavour match made in heaven to the charred beef burger straight from the barbeque.

You can enjoy this on its own, or with any combination of the optional extra toppings we’ve specially selected below.

 

BBQ Recipe: The Blue Cheese Beef, Veggie or Vegan Burger

 

The blue cheese burger has a strong enough flavour on its own. However, should you want to tower things up you could also try adding: a slice of green apple, or some barbequed bacon, or perhaps a line of Dijon mustard on the back of the bun top.

The choice is yours, combine to suit your taste and enjoy! The link below will give you a discount on your shopping at a wide range of supermarkets.

Receive cashback at ASDA, Sainsburys, Waitrose or Morrisons with a Health Services Discounts Cashback Card

 

Portobello Blue Cheese Al Fresco Burger

Vegetarian and Vegan Option

 

If meat ain’t your beef try this scrumptious Portobello mushroom burger marinade.

There is so much you can do with this versatile and tasty burger option. If you’re making food for a range of diets you could lend some of the veggie and vegan ingredients from the beef card above to save on your shopping.

For information, Vegan Blue Cheese is available at Sainsburys.

Mix it up with caramelised onion, fresh rosemary (to add flavour while grilling). To garnish a slice of green apple or perhaps some Tabasco sauce or balsamic vinegar. The choice is yours.

 

BBQ Recipe: The Blue Cheese Beef, Veggie or Vegan Burger

 

Don’t forget! Health Service Discounts membership is free, sign up here now and shop the ingredients at the link below.

Shop the ingredients at a range of supermarkets with our cashback card here.

Have fun!

 

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Fashion

The Best Swimwear Trends You Will See in 2018

Holiday season is finally upon us and it’s time to revamp your summer attire, starting with swimwear.

Although swimwear shopping fills many of us with dread, these trends are sure to put the fun back into your holiday wardrobe.

Scroll down to shop the key swimwear trends you’ll see at every pool and beach this summer with your NHS discount.

 

Rainbow Stripes

Rainbow Swimsuit

Why work one colour when you can work them all right? It’s time to ditch the plain bikinis and costumes and step out in something BRIGHT.

Feeling over the rainbow?  Shop this gorgeous one piece from River Island for the look.

Price – £30*

Click here to go to River Island and get up to 60% off

 

High Waist Bikinis

High Waist Bikini

High waisted bikinis have finally gotten their moment! This classic look is everywhere on the high street and is full of feminine class.

Debenhams are providing us with ultimate 50’s style with this bikini set.

Bottoms Price – £15.40*

Click here to go to Debenhams and get up to 50% off

 

Ruffles

Ruffle Swimsuit

Ruffles have been on the rise for the past few seasons, and 2018 is the year of the statement ruffle. If you’re looking for something to take you from beach to bar, then this one piece from Missguided is your go to.

Wear as a stand-alone piece or pair with shorts for the ultimate beach babe look.

Price – £20*

Click here to go to Missguided and get up to 70% off

 

Baywatch Red

Baywatch Red Swimsuit

If you want a plainer style the colour Topshop are backing is red. Colour blocked pieces are minimal but can create such an impact. This swimsuit from Topshop is perfect for around the pool or if you’re heading out on a boat cruise, pair with a white sarong for effortless chic.

Price – £24*

Click here to go to Topshop and receive an exclusive 5% cashback

 

One Shoulder

One Shoulder Bikini

We know what you’re thinking, is it really worth the tan lines? Asymmetric shapes have been on the rise this season, from dresses to tops and now to swimwear. This one shoulder strap is too cute not to add to your holiday wardrobe.  Perfect for your after beach dinner, and complete with matching bottoms that all important print is this set from ASOS.

Bikini – £36*

Click here to go to ASOS and get up to 70% off

 

Tropical

Tropical Swimsuit

Palm print is here year in year out, but this year tropical is going big. Think florals and abstract combined with ruching and ruffles.

Nothing says fun in the sun more than extra bright beach attire and this swimsuit from New Look is sure to stand out.

Swimsuit £24.99*

Click here to go to New Look and get up to 60% off

 

Sports Luxe

Sports Luxe Swimsuit

Fashionable but functional. The casual sports trend has dominated spring/summer 18 and now you can take it to the beach. This sporty suit from Next combines both comfort and statement in navy hues and the best thing about it is no strap marks.

Swimsuit £36*

Click here to go to Next and get up to 60% off

 

Front Tie

Front Tie Swimsuit

The front tie offers an unexpected twist to even the simplest of suits. If you’re not a fan of a full swimsuit or skimpy bikini then this cut out is a perfect alternative.

This retro-chic look from Figleaves is our favourite because of its easy detail.

Swimsuit £55*

Click here to go Figleaves and get up to 60% off

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*Prices correct at time of writing.

Discounts

Top 5 NHS and Healthcare Discounts for July

We have searched our deals to bring you the best of our NHS and Healthcare staff discounts in July. What better time to get on the road for some unforgettable family getaways!

The only call you’ll need to make back home will be to tell everyone what a great time you’re having. We have secured 20% off monthly mobile phone plans to include EU roaming.

If you opt for a staycation we’ve got that covered too. Our exclusive NHS Energy Switch gives you an all year-round saving on 12 months of your energy bills.

Electric! Here are the NHS and Healthcare staff discounts that will light up your life…

 

NHS Energy Switch – available until July 18th

Energy NHS and Healthcare staff Discounts

With price rises around the corner we’re here to make sure that you’re not over paying on your energy.

For NHS and healthcare staff , switching is simple, hassle free and you could save up to £537. Be quick early bird – this deal is only available until July 18th and we don’t want you to be left out in the cold.

Follow the link to get the deal and enjoy our exclusive cheapest fixed tariff from a 5-star rated Big Six supplier here.

 

EE mobile – 20% off monthly plans for NHS staff

EE Mobile NHS and Healthcare staff Discount

Instagram your holiday, Facebook your status and call home on the latest phones with 20% off monthly plans for NHS and Healthcare staff.

If it’s SIM only you’re after you could take home 20GB of data for as little as £17.60 per month.

Alternatively, you can hook up your home with a mobile broadband 4GEE Home Router and turn yourself into the local hotspot (selfies optional) for laptops and mobile devices.

Follow the link, use the discount code at the checkout and get connected here.

 

Haven. Up to 10% extra NHS discount off bookings

Haven NHS and Healthcare staff Discount

Jump in the car! We’ve set up a deal with award-winning holiday provider Haven and you have the whole of the British coast to choose from.

Make your way to one of 36 holiday parks complete with kid’s clubs for all ages, heated indoor and outdoor pools, multi-sports courts, adventure playgrounds and so much more.

Let’s go! Haven. Up to 10% extra NHS discount off bookings

 

Canvas Holidays 2019 Early Booking Offer. Up to 30% off + extra 10% NHS discount

Canvas Holiday NHS and Healthcare staff Discount

We’ve teamed up with Canvas Holidays to give you an early booking offer to NHS and healthcare staff for 2019.

Enjoy pool complexes and on-site activities in some truly beautiful European destinations including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and beyond.

Find your next relaxing beach holiday, weekend city-break or action-packed adventure programme for the whole family.

Follow the link to get up to 30% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount while it lasts.

 

Bikes, Car Maintenance & more. Exclusive 7.5% NHS Discount

Halfords NHS and Healthcare staff Discount

We’ve teamed up with Halfords to give NHS staff worry free adventures. Whether you’re in the car, on your bike or in need of a mobile phone power bank we want to make your camping as comfortable as possible.

Download and print the voucher to receive a 7.5% discount in any of their 462 stores nationwide or via their Click & Collect service. Whatever Bear Grylls.

Don’t forget it’s free to use our discounts – click on the banner below to sign up.

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