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October 2018


Best Christmas Market Breaks with a Discount

We’ve brought together the best of our Christmas Market breaks with a discount. Sit back, relax and find the perfect getaway.

With only 8 weeks and counting until Christmas it’s time to get the shopping organised. Let’s do it with a glass of mulled wine in our hands somewhere in Europe!

Christmas Market breaks provide the perfect combination of activity and relaxation. After all our NHS and healthcare workers have been working hard enough!


Escape to Bruges with Super Break for the perfect winter wonderland full of curio shops and stalls. It is worth the trip alone just for the world-famous chocolate. Once you’ve had your fill of confectionery move onto the waffles!

You will find a yuletide paradise of market stalls nestled underneath the Belfry of Bruges and surrounding the ice rink at Stevinplein. Take a romantic walk around the canal and cosy up in one their cool bars and pubs for a helping of Belgium beer on home turf.


The history of the Christmas markets in Vienna date back to the ‘Krippenmarkt’ of the Middle Ages. In the present-day Vienna is home to over 20 official Christmas Markets with some truly spectacular surroundings. The Viennese Christmas market in front of City Hall captures both the majestic beauty of Vienna and the spirit of the season.

Enjoy the sound of international choirs singing carols while you find hidden treasures. The wooden huts of the market stall will fill your belly with punch, roast chestnuts and your shopping bags full of unique handicrafts. There are numerous markets across the city set deep within some truly breath-taking baroque architecture. Check out our deal with Super Break and get packing!


Does sipping wine in a Christmas Village along the Champs-Elysèe sound like your idea of a Christmas daydream? Expect that and a big helping of romance, roasted chestnuts, sausages, cheese and spiced mulled wine. You’ll be spoilt for choice and unique gifts in this deeply stylish city at Christmas time.

Wooden chalets, street entertainers and fairground attractions punctuate the City of Light. Take a stroll through the scene lined by over 500 Christmas trees and pick up some gifts, double kisses and probably a lot of wine! Super Break have got you sorted here. 


Christmas in Germany is celebrated with gusto, white chocolate milk, fried apple and special cheeses. You’ll find all this and more within traditional German Market stalls that are replicated throughout Europe. Enjoy daily live plays, a gigantic Christmas tree and a special New Years Eve party.

There are nearly 100 Christmas markets to discover in the Berlin area and each year over 600,000 people visit the Christmas market at Berlin Mitte. Try ice skating around the circular rink at the Berliner Weihnachtszeit – home to the most famous and the oldest Christmas market in the city. Here’s the deal with Super Break. 


If you don’t fancy venturing out of the UK York provides the perfect mix of medieval charm and festive treats. Indulge in the picturesque magic of St. Nicholas Fair with traditional chalets framed with fairy lights and a fascinating history.

You’ll find arts and crafts aplenty, street food, spiced mulled wine and Britain’s best Medieval Cathedral. Check out our current deal with Super Break and escape to a beautiful city full of Christmas spirit.

Health Service Discounts is free to use, and free to join. Sign up at the banner below.



Top 7 Tips To Get a Black Friday NHS Discount

If you’ve never been shopping on Black Friday – or if you’d rather sidestep the stampede when those shop doors open – this guide is for you. Here’s our top 7 tips to get a Black Friday NHS Discount.

Online shopping is the best way to get a taste of the action without the droves of bargain hungry shoppers pushing, shoving and taking the last iPad.

Keep your pyjamas on, settle down on the couch and shop away with some great discounts to your hearts desire…

1. Shop Online

In the age of the internet a lot of the best deals can be found on the internet.

The majority of our deals and discount codes are online only so we’ll be right there with you.

Set your budget and know what you don’t want – it’s very easy to get distracted from your wish list. We’d recommend beating the rush from bed! Which brings us to number 2…

2. Write your wish list before Black Friday

With so many people shopping on Black Friday it makes sense to go in with a game plan. Make a shopping list of the items you really want. Make a note of the retailers that are selling them.

It’s also a good idea to come up with an alternate in case something you want is sold out. Bookmark our deals into your own Black Friday folder on your website browser so you can access them super quick on the day.

3. Best Things to Buy on Black Friday

It’s often said that the best things to buy on Black Friday is Electronics! Think iPhones, Televisions, Video Game Consoles – those larger items that make great Christmas presents.

It’s also a good time to upgrade your phone or laptop. Think big.

You can always pick smaller items up in the sales that typically follow Black Friday on the high street (with the extra bonus of our discount card if you’re NHS staff).

Electronics are often reported as the first things that sell out on Black Friday.

4. Get Ahead of the Crowd

Register for email alerts! We like to keep our members up-to-date with the latest deals via our regular emails.

You can subscribe by registering for free membership (if you haven’t already), logging into your profile and going to the ‘My Account’ section and selecting ‘Email Preferences’.

We’ll keep you in the loop for all the latest Black Friday discount news.

5. Check your shift rota!

This one’s for all you NHS and shift workers in healthcare out there. It might be a good idea to take that shift that ends at 6 am so you can be the Black Friday early bird!

It’ll also make you seriously popular at work!

6. NHS staff can get an extra discount here!

Purchase our discount card for an extra 5% off sale prices. Make sure you order in time for Black Friday! Use it all year round in conjunction with sales and special offers. No restrictions!

7. Autofill your info and pre-register

Autofill basically fill in online forms automatically. This will really speed up your checkout registrations that ask you for your postal and payment information.

Save bags of time on your bags of shopping!

It will also help to safeguard against items becoming unavailable while you’re trying to make your purchase.

Eye of the Tiger types are well advised to set this up in advance of the day to save precious time when trying to bag that bargain!

Good luck bargain hunters!

Remember you can sign up any time at the banner below. Our regular discounts are here all year round!


The Best NHS Deals and Discounts for October

It’s a brand new season and a brand new pay packet. What will you treat yourself to this month? We know our NHS workers really deserve it. That’s why we have put together the best NHS deals and discounts for October.

This includes luxury skincare, the best in ethical mother and baby fashion, family getaways, SIM only phone deals and iPhones biggest ever screen with Xs.

Let’s go shopping!

iPhone Xs. £10 handset + £66.40 a month

iPhone have taken their features to the extreme with their latest Xs handset and their largest ever display screen! Super Retina comes in two sizes, and with the most durable glass of all time on a smartphone.

Face ID also just got faster along with their superfast download speeds and 512 GB of storage. That should come in useful for the duel rear camera photographs you’ll want to save – they have the most accurate colour capture on a camera-phone. All this and more on a full screen here.

Three Mobile advanced SIM Plan 100GB Data only £18 a month

We also have a great deal on SIM only plans with Three Mobile. Their advanced SIM plan with 100GB data is only £18 a month. Chat away to your hearts delight with unlimited texts and emails or binge with unlimited data to stream video and music.

There will be no problem getting connected – you are the 30GB Wi-Fi hotspot on this 12-month advanced plan that also lets you roam the world!

Butlin’s 2018 New Year Breaks from £160pp. Plus extra £20 NHS discount off bookings

It’s always a good idea to book New Years Eve in advance. Don’t stay at home watching that lead balloon go down. Get yourself and the family to Butlin’s and watch fireworks fill up the sky.

It’s also the perfect time of year to have a break from cooking, cleaning and making your own bed! Put your feet up and get some precious family time in ready for 2019.

JoJo Maman Bèbè Maternity Clothes, Baby, Kids & Nursery. 10% NHS discount

JoJo Maman Bèbè began as a kitchen table start up – and by asking what women want. From that initial spark grew a business that responded to the message that came back. Women wanted fashionable, affordable maternity wear. They wanted to feel good about themselves – and supremely comfortable.

This season’s women’s fashion in maternity is sold alongside gorgeous, quirky clothes for children aged 9 months and beyond. From pregnancy to pre-school – it’s made for both the women you know and even the Royal family. Look after yourself and your little prince or princess right here.

Ren Skincare. £10 off for NHS

REN – meaning clean in Swedish – says no to harsh chemicals, no to waste and yes to bio-actives that help the skin to help itself. As we sink deeper into the chilly autumn months protect your skin and stay hydrated with REN well into the winter season.

This is a skincare company leading the clean beauty trend for face and body. They are committed to eco-friendly practices and making you feel fresh faced and beautiful.