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The UK’s best deals for key workers revealed

Written by Salman Haqqi, Senior Personal Finance Writer

23 April 2020

We’ve found the best deals for ALL essential workers to say a heartfelt thank you for their ongoing hard work.

Photo of tribute to key workers

Cloudwater Brewery

Simply register with an essential worker email such as police.uk
, gov.uk, 
mod.uk
, ac.uk
, bbc.co.uk, 
nhs.net, nhs.uk, hscni.net for 25% off on Cloudwater’s beer and soda delivery. 

Emma Mattresses

Register with the Emma website to get access to a special key worker code for up to 50% off all products. Perfect for a restful night's sleep.

20% Discount for Emergency Service Staff from EE

Register through the EE website with a valid work email or emergency service employee ID. Once you’ve been verified, you’ll be sent a link where you can generate a unique discount code. This discount can be used for up to five people (including friends and family). If you’re an existing NHS key worker with a valid NHS email address, you can apply for unlimited data too until the 9th October 2020.

30% Discount at Monica Vinader

All frontline key workers will receive a 30% discount which includes health workers, social care workers, emergency services and armed forces around the world. Just register using the form on the website to receive your discount code. 

Rent a car for £5 per day from Europcar

Vehicle rental firm Europcar is offering key workers car hire for just £5 a day if you work in an essential service such as the NHS workers, armed forces, police, paramedics, ambulance workers, fire services, social care workers and those working in education and childcare. You can book via a special section of the Europcar website and will be required to present an employee ID when collecting the vehicle.

Free 10-point vehicle health check and 10% off tyres for cars and bikes  

Halfords is offering all emergency workers a free 10-point health check on their cars to make sure they’re in good running order, and a similar offer for those who cycle. The car check includes tyre inflation, screen wash top-up and checks on oil levels, headlights and brake lights. The retailer is also offering emergency workers a 10% discount on tyres.

Get free breakdown cover if you are a key worker who drives a Vauxhall 

Vauxhall are providing free breakdown cover to any Vauxhall-owning key workers, regardless of the car's age, mileage or where it has been serviced. To make use of the service, all essential workers need to do is call 0800 197 2049 and quote “key worker".

Car Insurance Discount from Veygo

Car insurance provider Veygo is offering a 75% discount on temporary insurance for key workers.

Say it with flowers with 40% off Bloom and Wild

If you work in the NHS, social care, emergency services or armed forces, you can get a 40% discount from Bloom and Wild. The florist is also asking people to nominate a key worker they believe is deserving of free flowers, and they will select 10 winners each week.

40% off maternity clothes from Isabella Oliver

This maternity fashion brand is offering NHS staff, teachers, social workers, police and transport workers a 40% discount.  

Free Parking in NCP Car Parks

During the lockdown period, NCP is offering free car parking to anyone who needs to travel. No prior arrangements need to be made – simply turn up and park.

White Heron Drinks – 30% off bottles of gin

If you or someone you know deserves some downtime, White Heron Drinks is offering key workers a 30% discount on its Whittern Pink Gin using the code “KEYWORKER” when you order online. 

Hydrate M8 Looking After key workers during COVID-19

Hydration tracker water bottle company Hydrate M8 are offering a discount to all key workers. Visit the link, fill in a quick form and they will send you a discount code for your purchase. 

Key worker discount on selected legal services 

From 10% off conveyancing to £99 wills, this legal firm is offering a range of discounts across common legal services. Visit the site or get in touch and quote “Key10” to access the discount.

10% Off All Vehicles for key workers from Urban eBikes

From eBikes to electric motorbikes, Urban eBikes is offering 10% off to all key workers. Just fill in the form to confirm key worker status and the team will contact you to process your order.

NHS Coronavirus Discount Database

If you work for the NHS then here is the full list of offers you can claim with your NHS or HSC email address: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/nhs-staff-offers/    

Think we’ve missed a discount or spotted one you think we should include? Get in touch and we’ll update this list accordingly.

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