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The best NHS Freebies and Discounts (2024)

If you’re a fellow NHS employee, you are probably aware of NHS discount. But did you know how many places you can actually use your badge to get money off? There are probably more than you think.

I never miss a chance to whip out my badge or Blue Light card for a discount, and over the years I’ve got free concert tickets, free entry to Westminster Abbey, free entry to Kew Gardens, plus saved money on more purchases than I can count!

I’ve put together the ultimate list of NHS discounts – bookmark this page in your browser, and you’ll be able to easily refer back to it whenever you’re making a purchase.

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The best NHS Freebies and Discounts

Tickets for Good – Free Live Entertainment Tickets

Tickets for Good are an organisation that give away cheap or free tickets to comedy shows, theatre, concerts, and more.

Just sign up to the website with your details (you’ll need to use your NHS email), and check the website regularly for ticket offers. You can also sign up to the newsletter to be notified when new tickets are up for grabs.

I’ve been to see the Sugababes in concert, seen Wicked the musical and bagged comedy tickets for free – you just need to cover the booking fee, which is a few pounds.

Signing up to become a seat filler is one of the best ways to see reduced live entertainment, and it’s one of my top recommendations to save money.

There are several other similar sites for NHS staff that you can sign up to to grab bargain tickets:

  • Concerts for Carers
  • Tickets for Medics
  • Free NHS and Blue Light Card tickets

Free Entry to Westminster Abbey

UK Emergency services staff, including police, fire and ambulance staff, can visit Westminster Abbey for free by showing their card.

This offer was extended to all NHS staff last year and I did get chance to visit, so hopefully they will open the offer up again to all healthcare staff beyond ambulance staff members!

A Bumper list of every NHS Discount

I’ve scoured the internet and compiled the most up to date list of NHS discounts below. You’ll need a Blue Light card, which costs £4.99 for one year, or access to Health Service Discounts, which is free, for many of these deals.

However, even if a store doesn’t publicly advertise that they offer NHS discounts, it’s always worth asking. Sometimes staff are happy to help if you ask nicely and present your badge!

NHS Fast Food Discounts

  • Nandos 20% off – Set up an account with your NHS email address (discount up to an order value of £20)
  • Dominos 50% off on collection with a Blue Light Card
  • Pizza Hut 25% off with a Blue Light Card 
  • McDonalds 20% off via the app
  • KFC 10% off when your Blue Light Card is linked to the KFC app
  • Taco Bell 15% off with NHS card or Blue Light Card

NHS Supermarket Discounts

  • Asda 10% back in your Asda rewards cashpot on spending on fresh products
  • Morrisons 10% off a £60 spend online
  • Iceland up to £6 off a grocery shop with a Blue Light card

NHS Restaurant Discounts

  • ASK Italian 20% off with Blue Light
  • Beefeater 25% off food with a Blue Light card
  • Turtle Bay 20% off with Blue Light
  • Bella Italia 25% off food bill Sunday to Thursday via Blue Light
  • Bills 20% off with Blue Light card
  • Toby Carvery 20% off with Blue Light
  • Yo Sushi 20% off with Blue Light
  • Frankie and Benny’s 20% off with NHS badge
  • Wildwood 20% off with NHS badge or Blue Light

NHS London Restaurant Discounts

  • Ollie’s House 20% off
  • Barrio 25% off on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Blue Light
  • Flight Club 25% off food and drinks
  • Megan’s 10% off
  • Honest Burger 20% off

NHS Coffee Discounts

  • Tim Hortons 10% off with an NHS badge or Blue Light
  • Starbucks 10% off with Blue Light
  • Krispy Kreme 10% off instore with Blue Light
  • The Coffee Bean Shop 20% off with blue Light

NHS Clothing discounts

  • New Look 15% off with Blue Light
  • Schuh 10% off with Blue Light
  • Boohoo MAN – 42% off with Health Service Discounts
  • Tommy Hilfiger – 10% off with Health Service Discounts
  • Nobody’s Child 15% off with Health Service Discounts

NHS Cinema Discounts

Don’t pay full price at the movies; there are so many ways to grab cheap cinema tickets.

Sign up to the Cinema Society via Health Service Discounts for discounts of up to 40% for NHS staff!

More NHS Discounts

  • Oliver Bonas 15% off with Health Service Discounts
  • Myhenry.com 15% off with Health Service Discounts
  • Bosch 10% off with Health Service Discounts
  • LG Home appliances 20% off with Health Service Discounts
  • Love Honey 25% off with Health Service Discounts

As with all deals, these offers are subject to change with little notice, so be sure to check the website for the latest offers!

Free Wellbeing Apps

NHS staff have free access to a number of wellbeing apps to support with their mental health and wellbeing. These apps include:

  • Headspace – a Mindfulness and meditation app
  • Unmind – a mental health app designed to help staff improve their mental wellbeing
  • WorkLife Central – an app offering expertise and support to help you balance work with home

For more details on the available wellbeing apps and details on to sign up click here.

TUI Holidays for Heroes – Discounted Holidays

TUI have a separate section of their website, advertising deals specifically for NHS workers. With their latest deal, you can book a holiday with TUI and save £100 per booking on holidays with a minimum spend of £1200 per booking, or £30 per booking on holidays when you spend under £1200. 

Take a look at the TUI x NHS website for deals, and remember to always compare prices to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

NHS Trust Specific Benefits and Offers

Every NHS Trust benefits package is a little different, so check with your Benefits team in HR if you are unsure, but you may have access to benefits which could include:

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease schemes
  • Cashback
  • Staff accommodation schemes
  • Savings schemes
  • Financial support

You might also have access to sites such as My Trust Benefits or Red Guava, which offer members a range of discounts.

Final thoughts: The best NHS Freebies and Discounts (2024)

For NHS staff members and keyworkers, your NHS discount is a great benefit, so make sure you’re making the most of it and always checking if you can get a discount! It’s worth asking; what’s the worst that can happen? Be sure to share these discounts with an NHS colleague or pal!

Remember to combine these savings with cashback, particularly airtime rewards as it can be combined with other discounts, for an additional saving on top.

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