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Best discounts for key workers this Christmas

With Christmas around the corner and the end of a difficult year for many in sight, there is still some potential small cheer to be had for emergency workers in the form of discounts at retailers.  

Earlier this year, a large number of retailers put on special discounts for NHS staff members to make their lives that little bit easier.

This has continued into the Christmas period with a number of exclusive savings available for emergency workers this festive season both through the Blue Light Card scheme and simply by showing your NHS work badge. 

There are many discounts available to NHS workers this Christmas after a very difficult year

The Blue Light Card is the UK's largest discount service for the NHS, emergency services and social care workers.

It has partnered with over 15,000 retailers to offer discounts for its members on clothing, footwear, food and drink, electronics and more.

Tom Dalby, chief executive of Blue Light Card, said: 'Christmas may look a little different this year but that doesn't mean we can't still treat friends and loved ones to something special.

Blue Light Card

The Blue Light Card costs £4.99 for two years membership.

Those who can apply are NHS employees, and those who work for the ambulance, fire service or police.

Also included are HM Coastguard and RNLI workers, alongside anyone in the Armed Forces.  

'With Christmas just round the corner and only a few weeks away, there has never been a better time to ensure those Christmas lists are sorted without having to battle any last-minute scrambles for next day delivery slots.

'We are always blown away by the efforts of our Blue Light community, but this year has been particularly difficult for many. 

'Hundreds of thousands of NHS and emergency services teams have tirelessly and selflessly put themselves on the frontline to battle Covid-19 and keep our communities safe.

'We hope these deals help to say thank you in at least some small way for all the hard work they continue to do to keep the nation safe.'

This is Money has compiled some of the best offers available for NHS workers below.

JD Sports is offering NHS workers 10% off their shopping through the Blue Light Card scheme


Joules: NHS workers can save 20 per cent at the woman's clothing store when shopping online.

Superdry: There are savings of 10 per cent available online on clothing and accessories for those shopping at the store. 

White Stuff: The men and woman's clothing store is offering savings of 15 per cent both in store and online. 

JD Sports: Customers can save 10 per cent on sportswear and trainers when shopping online and in store. 

Oliver Bonas: The clothing and accessories store is offering consumers big savings of 25 per cent. 


Apple: There are exclusive online discounts available for NHS workers at Apple - as the items can be quite pricey it is definitely worth taking advantage of. 

Garmin: Shoppers can save 60 per cent on selected Star Wars & Frozen 2 lines. 

Samsung: There are also exclusive online discounts available at Samsung. Again, as tech can be expensive, it is worth using. 

Savings: There are exclusive online discounts at Apple for Blue Light card holders this winter

Health and beauty

Charlotte Tilbury: Shoppers can save 20 per cent on popular make up brand Charlotte Tilbury's items online.

The Perfume Shop: Perfect for presents or as a treat for yourself, NHS workers can save 15 per cent on fragrance.

Aveda: The natural beauty company is offering savings of 15 per cent to those shopping online. Items include haircare, skincare and beauty products. 

Look Fantastic: Health and beauty fans can save 22 per cent by shopping at Lookfantastic.com. 


Laithwaites: Shoppers can save 20 per cent at the online wine shop plus get free delivery on any online orders.  

Disney Store: Perfect for presents for children, customers can save 10 per cent online and in store.

My 1st Years: For any young children, this is one of the best places to shop for monogrammed clothing and accessories. Shoppers can save 16 per cent online.

Virgin Experience Days: Customers can save 20 per cent on the gift of selected experiences.

Buyagift: Similarly, Buyagift which offers a number of experience days is offering savings of 15 per cent. 

H Samuel: To treat yourself or a loved one to a piece of jewellery or watch, you can save 15 per cent in store and online at H Samuel. 

Mankind: The gadget shop is offering savings of 22 per cent online for shoppers. 

Ninja Kitchen: The kitchen shops offers a range of electrical cooking items such as blenders and processors. Foodies can save 10 per cent online including sale items. 

Paperchase: Stationery fans can save 25 per cent on their favourite notebooks and pens at Paperchase. 

Along with these deals, Blue Light Card is hosting a '12 Days of Christmas' Giveaway across its social media channels, running from 1 to 12 December.

Members will be in with the chance of winning tickets to a spa day at Ragdale Hall, a box of prosecco, £200 Nasty Gal vouchers, a London Eye Trip and more.

Membership to Blue Light Card for access to all deals and discounts is available by registering online at www.bluelightcard.co.uk.

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