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March 2019

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Mother’s Day with a Discount

Mother’s Day is under two weeks away on Sunday 31st March. Here at Health Service Discounts we aim to take care of those that spend their time looking after others. Mums are no exception! We have some amazing NHS and healthcare discounts for Mother’s Day to make your money go that little bit further.

We’ve teamed up with Appleyard Flowers, Thorntons, Fragrance Direct, Paperchase, Clintons and Buy A Gift to make your money go that bit further. What better way to acknowledge that your Mum always goes that extra mile?

Here are some ideas for how to give your Mum a big thank you this Mothering Sunday.

Say it with flowers…

NHS and healthcare discounts for Mother’s Day

If you can’t be there on the day (or even if you can), surprise your mum some luxury hand tied fresh flowers. We’ve teamed up with Appleyard London to give NHS workers a 20% discount. Each bouquet is crafted by hand to create gorgeous floral designs that are guaranteed to delight. Enjoy free delivery on Flowers by Post, and shop their Mother’s Day collection with our discount code.

Thorntons – 8% NHS discount

NHS and healthcare discounts for Mother’s Day

If your Mum has a sweet tooth, indulge her with Thornton’s chocolates. They have some beautifully crafted treats especially for Mother’s Day. Send a personalised message on a chocolate plaque or teddy bear to show her how much you care. We have an 8% discount for NHS and healthcare staff. Their range of gifts extends to flowers by delivery and champagne hampers.

Fragrance Direct – up to 65% off plus an extra 5% NHS discount

 NHS and healthcare discounts for Mother’s Day

They say that our sense of smell is closely linked to memory. This makes perfume the perfect gift to give a daily reminder to your Mum of this lovely day. We have teamed up with Fragrance Direct to make this Mother’s Day extra special. If you’re stuck for ideas have a look at their best selling fragrances, gift sets, makeup, skincare and bath and body sets. Brands include Stella McCartney, Dole and Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Armani and may more. Start saving your extra 5% with our NHS discount. 

Make it a day to remember

 NHS and healthcare discounts for Mother’s Day

Our 20% discount with Buy A Gift means that you can treat your mum to a day out, or a short break for much less. Take her for a night out at the theatre, a river cruise, afternoon tea for two and so much more. From blissful spa days to hotels breaks Buy A Gift have the perfect range of experiences to help you create lifelong memories – and the perfect way to say thank you this year. You can find the 20% discount code here.

Paperchase

NHS and healthcare discounts for Mother’s Day

To accompany that special gift you’ll need the perfect card to express just how special your mum is. That’s why we’ve partnered with Paperchase to bring NHS staff a 15% discount. They have a very cool range of cards, and some really thoughtful items. Create your own photo albums especially for Mum and give your gift the personal touch. If you really want to spoil your Mum add in some salted caramel truffles, a hot water bottle or even a Mother’s Day Wind Down Set with our discount code. 

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Top 5 Discounts for NHS Workers

Here at Health Service Discounts, we’re always looking for ways NHS and healthcare workers can save money.

Whether it’s that well deserved break away, a new pair of shoes, or something for the home we’ve got you covered.

We’re here for the serious stuff too. We have some great finance deals on the site from AA breakdown cover to car insurance comparison and a free PPI check. Here’s a look at the best deals on Health Service Discounts right now:

Theme Park Discounts

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and we have some huge savings for NHS staff on Merlin theme parks. Choose from Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventure, or even Shrek’s Adventure London. We have a huge variety of theme parks and attractions with a discount to keep you and the little ones entertained.

AA Breakdown Cover 

For your daily journey to work, or for peace of mind during a weekend escape we have some great deals on breakdown cover and car insurance. The AA are currently offering NHS staff savings of up to 40%* and options for personal roadside assistance, at home, national recovery and onward travel. Purchase your breakdown cover online today.

Sofology – 5% NHS Discount

After a long day at work it’s always nice to retreat to a space that you’ve created for yourself. We currently have a 5% in-store NHS discount with Sofology to make life that bit more comfortable. Treat yourself to a new look living room with their stylish range of sofa collections from the modern to the classic.

Clarks – 20% off adult boots

Transition from winter into spring with a pair of boots from Clarks. We currently have a discount code for 20% off adult men and women’s boots. Check out their range of ankle boots, waterproofs, knee highs and much more here.

Hotpoint flash sale

Up until 31st March we have teamed up with Hotpoint. They are offering up to 30% off home appliances plus an extra 20% NHS discount. Get free delivery and removal of your own machine too. Simply use the code at the checkout to kit out your kitchen!

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Money Saving Tips

Protect Yourself from the April Energy Price Rise

11 million households are set for an energy price rise in April 2019. That means over half of all households in Britain will see an increase in the cost of their gas and electricity bills.

We want to ensure our members are protected from an increase in energy costs and urge those on a standard variable tariff to switch energy suppliers before April 1st 2019.

How much will energy bills increase by?

energy price rise in April 2019

The energy regulator Ofgem, have introduced a price cap in response to the higher wholesale energy costs supplier’s are facing.

Once the price increase comes into play, customers on default standard variable tariffs will typically pay an extra £117 per year. Customers on pre-payment plans will see the price cap increased by £106 per year.

The term ‘price cap’ suggests protection against an increase in your bill prices. It is Ofgem’s role to provide a fair deal to consumers, however this does not mean you are necessarily getting the best deal on the market.

Bill prices are ‘capped’ but are nevertheless increasing to reach that new cap level. Ofgem assert that: ‘households could save more money by switching’.

In response to this twice yearly assessment of energy from Ofgem, we have set up NHS Energy Switch. This service is exclusively for our members. It can help to ensure that you are getting the best energy deal on the market.

How can I protect myself from the energy price rise?

If you’ve never switched energy providers before, it couldn’t be easier. Simply find an old bill that shows your projected or actual usage. Click on the deal and follow through the instructions to enter your postcode and current supplier.

Once you’ve inputted details about your current supplier, run the comparison and choose the right deal for you. Then simply switch and start saving!

energy price rise in April 2019

Once you’ve switched you don’t need to tell your existing supplier. Just take meter readings on the date you switch and keep a safe record of them.

Don’t be an April Fool this year. Compare your energy in some simple steps and check how much you could be saving with NHS Energy Switch.

*Our switching partner energyhelpline.com compares all publicly available energy tariffs under the OFGEM Confidence Code. 10% of customers switching their gas and electricity bills through services provided by our switching partner between 1st Feb 2016 and 16th Nov 2017 saved £537 or more. Survey of over 100,000 switches.

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Travel

Best Breaks for Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

We’ve made it through the winter months! We’re on the home straight to the first bank holiday weekend of the year! That’s a whole four days off work. Good Friday is on the 19th April and Easter Monday bank holiday falls on the 22nd. Prices often rise during the school holidays, but fear not! We have some great UK holidays with a discount for NHS and health care workers.

Booking a break around public holidays is a great way to maximise on your annual leave. The downside is it’s popular! Plan in advance to make sure you secure the break you want.

Fresh out of winter hibernation, the Health Service Discounts team have been working hard to bring you the best deals for your Spring holiday.

Beat the crowds and secure a luxurious cabin, a nature break or a countryside cottage full of character.

Here are our top location picks with a discount for NHS and healthcare staff!

Northumberland

Take in the Viking Coast, wild moorlands, white sandy beaches and ancient monuments.

Northumberland is home to dramatic cliff sides and expansive forests. Explore RSPB nature reserve Coquet Island and take the boat from Amble during the summer months to get up close with puffins, Arctic tern and the rare roseate tern.

History buffs, movie and nature lovers alike will all be able to enjoy Alnwick Castle that served as Hogwarts during the filming of Harry Potter.

Meanwhile, Kielder Forest provides an adventure all of its own being the UK’s largest forest, and within Dark Sky Park you’ll find Osprey, Goshawks and England’s native red squirrels.

Take advantage of our Hoseasons deals with up to 10% extra NHS discount

Cornwall

Cornwall is a bounty of gastronomic treats and inspiring landscapes that provide both the promise of adventure and the opportunity to relax.

Surrounded by attractive coastlines Cornwall is famed for its surfing and water sports culture.

It is little wonder that it is often used as a filming location. Most recently the BBC series Poldark made use of the natural beauty of Charlestown, Porthgwarra, St. Agnes and Kynance Cove. Take a windswept ramble down the South West Coast Path through the wildflower moorlands, or marvel at the rich archaeological history to include abandoned engine houses, stone circles, museums and a rich maritime heritage.

Indeed, Cornwall is brimming with interesting sights and experiences to delight your senses. It is home to the world’s largest greenhouses at The Eden Project, and England’s only tea plantation at the Tregothnan Estate along the banks of the Fal River.

Work up your appetite for a Cornish Pasty or a clotted cream and jam scone before ambling back to your discounted getaway with cottages.com We have a range of deals and discounts with cottages.com. Get your Easter booked and save up to 7% with cottages.com largest choice of UK holiday cottages. 

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is steeped in history. Explore abbeys and castles, but fully satiate your hunger for knowledge at York’s Chocolate story museum! North Yorkshire is a treasure trove of wildlife.

Take yourself away to rugged coastlines, green hills and wild moors. It is the perfect place for a pint in a pub after visiting the RSPB reserve at Bempton cliffs where you’ll find half a million nestling seabirds, puffins, gannets, and England’s biggest kittiwake colony.

If you are a nature lover, the abundance of the living world continues at Wetlands Saltholme Reserve where you’ll find the wildlife spectacle of Blacktoft Sands to include tidal reedbeds and lagoons. Find your perfect getaway with our 7% NHS discount with cottages.com

North Norfolk

If it’s stunning golden beaches and lavish stately homes that stir your spirit, then head to North Norfolk. With a coastline infamous for its beauty and picturesque market towns you are guaranteed a relaxing and revitalising holiday.

Explore unspoiled wetlands, salt marshes, nature reserves, some of the best bird watching in the UK as well as seal spotting at Blackney Point. We currently have an offer in partnership with cottages.com. Why not try their hot tub cottage breaks from £315 plus a 7% NHS discount.

They have 21,000 unique holiday properties across the UK and Europe and there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a family trip with the dogs, or a romantic trip away to get you out of the doghouse our up to 10% NHS discount with Hoseasons will help you find something to suit your needs.

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NHS Discount List

We’ve updated our huge A – Z NHS discount list to show you exactly where you can make some great savings online.

Lots of new offers and discounts have been added to the comprehensive list, which features over 250 of the biggest brands and retailers.

Click on the retailer or brand to see the current discounts on our website.

Don’t forget, you need to be a member to use our discounts. It’s free to join and free to use, sign up today!

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