Are you working a lot of shifts over the Christmas period and struggling to find the time to get all of your shopping done?
Never fear, online shopping has made it quicker and easier for us to grab some last minute presents. There’s an abundance of great deals, discounts and offers available to NHS staff that can help save you money this Christmas.
Some of you may have doubts about shopping online. You may be concerned about your online safety and personal details, or you just don’t have confidence in using the internet for shopping.
To help you out, we’ve put together some advice that will make the wonderful world of online shopping easy for NHS staff this Christmas, so that you can get the best bargains and save money.
Protect your device
First of all – make sure that your device is secure. Check that your computer has good antivirus and anti-malware programs, or if you’re using a mobile device, check that it has the latest update. This will protect you from any viruses and attacks, keeping your personal information secure. One last check that all of your security settings are correct, and you’re good to go.
Don’t leave it too late
So, you’ve trawled through a number of websites and you’ve finally found the perfect gift for your other half. Just as you’re about to add it to your basket, you suddenly notice that ‘OUT OF STOCK’ is staring you in the face. Don’t leave it too late, otherwise you might miss out on the perfect present and have to spend another hour trying to find a replacement. Also, remember not to miss the last posting date so that you don’t have to pay extra for special delivery- Royal Mail advise that the last 1st class post is on Monday 21st December.
Check for free returns
If you’re buying clothing and you’re unsure about the sizes, double check the returns policy and look out for free returns. A number of retailers don’t charge you to return your items, so you can get a few different sizes and send the ones back that don’t fit.
Make the most of NHS discounts
Don’t forget to make the most of the NHS discounts available – you do a great job and deserve to reap the rewards. There’s loads of fantastic offers to help NHS staff save money this Christmas, you just need to know where to find them. That’s where we come in – we have hundreds of amazing deals for NHS staff on everything from mobile phones and appliances, to travel and electronics.
Getting cashback on your purchases is a great way to save a few well-earned pounds. It’s simple, you buy what you like from a retailer that offers cashback, and they give you money-back. We offer a Health Service Discounts Mastercard Cashback Card allowing you can earn cashback from retailers including: Argos, Boots, John Lewis, Toys ‘R’ Us and M&S.
Start saving money on your Christmas shopping today by registering for your NHS Discounts. It only takes a couple of minutes and registration is free.