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We want to recognise those of you who take care of all the important people in our lives and work so hard doing so. So, to say thanks to those in the NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces we want to offer you a special discount to use when you shop with us.

As a small gesture from our team we're giving you 40% off to treat yourself or send someone special to you a little pick-me-up through the letterbox. To receive your discount code just fill out the form below with your work email address and we'll email you a unique code within 2 working days.

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I work as an A&E doctor and I appreciate being appreciated for the hard work and effort our staff have put in especially around this time. As you all are aware, a lot of companies are out there to show support but also to help themselves in the chaos too. A lot of local restaurants which you won't know about have been donating a lot of food for us staff. They deserve a lot more credit.
I do wish the retailers would stop using "discount for" as if they are supporting them. It is a cynicle sales promotion. If they really meant it it would be FREE
Edited by: "trevorfranklin" 23rd Mar
As a NHS worker I would just like to say thank you, I'll buy some for the wife
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We can't afford flowers!... Good offer though!.
It's would be like Ferrari offering a discount for NHS workers!.
Still heat from me!
Edited by: "polarbaba" 23rd Mar
I do wish the retailers would stop using "discount for" as if they are supporting them. It is a cynicle sales promotion. If they really meant it it would be FREE
Edited by: "trevorfranklin" 23rd Mar
Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support our NHS workers, just can’t see how this is legal.

Can you for instance charge UK residents preferential rates at an attraction?
Stop profiteering and give them a couple free bouquets
Edited by: "Cavs" 24th Mar
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bmouthboyo24/03/2020 06:36

Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support …Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support our NHS workers, just can’t see how this is legal.Can you for instance charge UK residents preferential rates at an attraction?



I'm not sure of the connection between nationality and occupation?
deleted38573324/03/2020 07:16

I'm not sure of the connection between nationality and occupation?



Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am not against it just curious how these stand legally.
Cavs24/03/2020 06:52

Stop profiteering and give them a couple free bouquets


Unless they are overcharging, all businesses have the right to make money, after all that's how this works, they provide goods and services with a value add, and we buy them for our convenience.
And it usually works 99% of the time due to competition keeping retailers honest, and not Thier commitment to the customers!.
polarbaba24/03/2020 09:18

Unless they are overcharging, all businesses have the right to make money, …Unless they are overcharging, all businesses have the right to make money, after all that's how this works, they provide goods and services with a value add, and we buy them for our convenience.And it usually works 99% of the time due to competition keeping retailers honest, and not Thier commitment to the customers!.


It was a quip is all.
I work as an A&E doctor and I appreciate being appreciated for the hard work and effort our staff have put in especially around this time. As you all are aware, a lot of companies are out there to show support but also to help themselves in the chaos too. A lot of local restaurants which you won't know about have been donating a lot of food for us staff. They deserve a lot more credit.
There's a reason why flowers aren't allowed in hospitals. THEY ATTRACT AND TRANSMIT INFECTION. This is wrong on so many levels.
As a NHS worker I would just like to say thank you, I'll buy some for the wife
Businesses have to try and make money. I’ll lose my 20 year old business from this situation, so if some can be saved whilst still offering good discounts then good on them!

The people moaning in this thread will be the first to complain when this is over and 50% of businesses have gone and a deep recession arrives.
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bmouthboyo24/03/2020 09:00

Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am n …Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am not against it just curious how these stand legally.



Like when you discriminate against murderers by putting them in prison? Throwing away mouldy food? Checking a boarding pass? It's their business, they can do what they want as long as it's not discriminating against well defined groups (race, religion, disability etc}.
bmouthboyo24/03/2020 09:00

Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am n …Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am not against it just curious how these stand legally.




I don't think it could remotely be described as discrimination given that working for the NHS is an option open for all.

Also by your reckoning Student Discount would also be discrimination & where would leave half of us HUKD'ers.
So 40% more for everyone else.
bmouthboyo24/03/2020 06:36

Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support …Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support our NHS workers, just can’t see how this is legal.Can you for instance charge UK residents preferential rates at an attraction?


Plenty workers get discounts only attributed to them. Hilton friends and family for one.
Could I use this to send flowers to my daughter who is a GP working from home as she is self isolating because of health issues. I am not an NHS worker. thankyou
give an inch and everyone wants a mile.
deirdre.palmer01/04/2020 16:02

Could I use this to send flowers to my daughter who is a GP working from …Could I use this to send flowers to my daughter who is a GP working from home as she is self isolating because of health issues. I am not an NHS worker. thankyou


No
MildmanneredCalvin24/03/2020 11:15

There's a reason why flowers aren't allowed in hospitals. THEY ATTRACT AND …There's a reason why flowers aren't allowed in hospitals. THEY ATTRACT AND TRANSMIT INFECTION. This is wrong on so many levels.


I don't think people will bring these into hospital if they order them. They go through the post box so you don't have to be in.
bmouthboyo24/03/2020 09:00

Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am n …Well it isin its purest form discrimination. Don’t get me wrong here I am not against it just curious how these stand legally.


I wish I got army discount everywhere. Or BT friends and family rate. Or Currys work perks.
I don't. But I'm not angry and jealous about it like you seem to be.

I'm a doctor. My partner is a doctor. There are millions of people in the UK having a pretty crap time right now.
These NHS discounts are not expected or required, but they are appreciated. Even better when deals like this are extended to all keyworkers.
I'll order some flowers for my better half and I hope it cheers her up for an evening.
Claiming discrimination is pathetic.
Careful, had an order arrive 3 days late because Royal Mail cba to deliver it on time, so all the flowers were just sat in a box.
To be fair they B&W did send out another bunch but totally missed their birthday...
Got a few of their mothers day bouquets through the Vodafone offer last year. Have to say they were very very nice. If thats the standard of their flowers, at 40% off they aren't too bad considering they deliver.
bmouthboyo24/03/2020 06:36

Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support …Is this not bordering on illegal? Don’t get me wrong it’s great to support our NHS workers, just can’t see how this is legal.Can you for instance charge UK residents preferential rates at an attraction?


I tell you what is bordering on illegal if you want to pick on something is how poorly paid nursing staff are compared to every other country like USA, Australia, but you know people only think of themselves and bang on about how rubbish NHS is when they forget it's all built on the back of cheap underpaid staffing and the NHS being so massive they can get away with it.
Also 40% off with Blue Light Card
Will brighten up their facebook face mask selfies
s_mZ0S20/04/2020 10:52

give an inch and everyone wants a mile.


Very few have real self control.
Also for social workers
Personally, I think it’s a great marketing tool to give discounts . However, the money has to be made up somewhere else, so other buyers are really subsidising these discounts.
Great but what about all the other key workers that don't work in the NHS?
metronome20/04/2020 11:16

I tell you what is bordering on illegal if you want to pick on something …I tell you what is bordering on illegal if you want to pick on something is how poorly paid nursing staff are compared to every other country like USA, Australia, but you know people only think of themselves and bang on about how rubbish NHS is when they forget it's all built on the back of cheap underpaid staffing and the NHS being so massive they can get away with it.


I rarely if ever have seen anyone 'bang on about how rubbish the NHS is'.

Regarding pay however, a nurse starts once qualified on £24,214 with incremental pay increases each year. This is the same as a teacher, and more than a Police officer. Although not a 'great' salary it certainly isn't as bad as some jobs in the UK in this climate.

Where I think the focus should be is on proper funding for the NHS, but don't feel salaries is where it needs to be spent.
bmouthboyo20/04/2020 12:56

I rarely if ever have seen anyone 'bang on about how rubbish the NHS is'. …I rarely if ever have seen anyone 'bang on about how rubbish the NHS is'. Regarding pay however, a nurse starts once qualified on £24,214 with incremental pay increases each year. This is the same as a teacher, and more than a Police officer. Although not a 'great' salary it certainly isn't as bad as some jobs in the UK in this climate.Where I think the focus should be is on proper funding for the NHS, but don't feel salaries is where it needs to be spent.


Isn't as bad???.

After training for years to be a nurse, to be able to perform work in a clinical setting where people's lives depend upon your care, vigilance and practice of knowledge. Where pay is limited to bandings And is capped anyway?. Where you have to work monstrous hours at highly unsociable times, with sometimes very difficult patients , or difficult circumstances. Sharing in the patients care, happiness and grief!

Still want to compare this job to another reasonably low pay job ( under the circumstances- as it's expensive to work in unsociable hours)

Isnt as bad

Really??.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 20th Apr
I think it’s a lovely gesture of any company to offer discounts to NHS and other key workers at this time. However, I feel perhaps a 30% discount to all would be better. That way anyone can support a key worker/volunteer who they feel are doing a great job and make their day by sending them some flowers.
Aren’t the frontline staff doing enough without having to buy us all somewhat-cheaper-than-the-usual-high price flowers too?

Don’t care what anyone says, this is nonsense.

40% off to send an NHS worker flowers? Yeah, great idea sign me up, as unrealistic and unmanageable that idea is of course!

But this is simply profiteering on something far more important.
polarbaba20/04/2020 13:11

Isn't as bad???.After training for years to be a nurse, to be able to …Isn't as bad???.After training for years to be a nurse, to be able to perform work in a clinical setting where people's lives depend upon your care, vigilance and practice of knowledge. Where pay is limited to bandings And is capped anyway?. Where you have to work monstrous hours at highly unsociable times, with sometimes very difficult patients , or difficult circumstances. Sharing in the patients care, happiness and grief!Still want to compare this job to another reasonably low pay job ( under the circumstances- as it's expensive to work in unsociable hours)Isnt as badReally??.


To add to this... the nurses qualifying now instantly have to pay their student loans, which is about £100+ a month, add that to the car parking fees (anywhere between £15-50 a month) then there's NMC fees (£120 a year) plus union/insurance fees (mine are £200 a year) then you add in that nice little 1% pay rise we got a couple of years ago - where i actually lose out on £200 a month now because i ended up being put into a higher pension bracket. Wonderful.

Although the starting salary 'looks good'... it's not. I've been qualified for 5 years, band 5 and I take home around about £300ish more than my fellow (amazing) band 2 health care assistants.



Or theres the issue of my colleagues having to use food banks to feed their children because they can't afford to - having to work nights and weekends not because they want to, but because they have to, in order to maximise their wages to feed their families.

And then theres the mountain of hours that I have done unpaid because I can't just leave when it hits 8pm or 8am, or when I've started earlier and finished later because my ward is struggling because of staffing issues. Or there's the frustrated patients and relatives shouting at you, or there's theres the physical abuse, I've been hit/punched/pinched/kicked god knows how many times. Does that salary reflect that risk - and does it now reflect the risk that COVID19 adds to it?

The wages do not reflect the job role, the emotional, physical and psychological effects of being a nurse/any nhs worker.

And yes it's not all about the money blah blah but you still need money to live.

Although we never asked for these discounts and freebies, it's comforting to know that people appreciate the work we are doing.
metronome20/04/2020 11:13

Careful, had an order arrive 3 days late because Royal Mail cba to deliver …Careful, had an order arrive 3 days late because Royal Mail cba to deliver it on time, so all the flowers were just sat in a box.To be fair they B&W did send out another bunch but totally missed their birthday...


How very rude are you. Do you have any idea of how overworked and understaffed Royal Mail staff are during this pandemic. Lots of staff are off self isolating whilst every other idiot is spending the time that they are safely at home ordering junk online increasing the work load for those staff who are coming in day in day out risking their lives so you get your flowers.
Clareeyyy2420/04/2020 16:26

To add to this... the nurses qualifying now instantly have to pay their …To add to this... the nurses qualifying now instantly have to pay their student loans, which is about £100+ a month, add that to the car parking fees (anywhere between £15-50 a month) then there's NMC fees (£120 a year) plus union/insurance fees (mine are £200 a year) then you add in that nice little 1% pay rise we got a couple of years ago - where i actually lose out on £200 a month now because i ended up being put into a higher pension bracket. Wonderful. Although the starting salary 'looks good'... it's not. I've been qualified for 5 years, band 5 and I take home around about £300ish more than my fellow (amazing) band 2 health care assistants.Or theres the issue of my colleagues having to use food banks to feed their children because they can't afford to - having to work nights and weekends not because they want to, but because they have to, in order to maximise their wages to feed their families. And then theres the mountain of hours that I have done unpaid because I can't just leave when it hits 8pm or 8am, or when I've started earlier and finished later because my ward is struggling because of staffing issues. Or there's the frustrated patients and relatives shouting at you, or there's theres the physical abuse, I've been hit/punched/pinched/kicked god knows how many times. Does that salary reflect that risk - and does it now reflect the risk that COVID19 adds to it? The wages do not reflect the job role, the emotional, physical and psychological effects of being a nurse/any nhs worker. And yes it's not all about the money blah blah but you still need money to live.Although we never asked for these discounts and freebies, it's comforting to know that people appreciate the work we are doing.


Nurses deserve more pay.....full stop 🏻 a job I know I couldn’t do, and I have full respect for you all - THANK YOU! Ps - I cannot believe you have to pay parking at your workplace?!?!?! That’s obscene - you’re at the hospital!!!!
Clareeyyy2420/04/2020 16:26

To add to this... the nurses qualifying now instantly have to pay their …To add to this... the nurses qualifying now instantly have to pay their student loans, which is about £100+ a month, add that to the car parking fees (anywhere between £15-50 a month) then there's NMC fees (£120 a year) plus union/insurance fees (mine are £200 a year) then you add in that nice little 1% pay rise we got a couple of years ago - where i actually lose out on £200 a month now because i ended up being put into a higher pension bracket. Wonderful. Although the starting salary 'looks good'... it's not. I've been qualified for 5 years, band 5 and I take home around about £300ish more than my fellow (amazing) band 2 health care assistants.Or theres the issue of my colleagues having to use food banks to feed their children because they can't afford to - having to work nights and weekends not because they want to, but because they have to, in order to maximise their wages to feed their families. And then theres the mountain of hours that I have done unpaid because I can't just leave when it hits 8pm or 8am, or when I've started earlier and finished later because my ward is struggling because of staffing issues. Or there's the frustrated patients and relatives shouting at you, or there's theres the physical abuse, I've been hit/punched/pinched/kicked god knows how many times. Does that salary reflect that risk - and does it now reflect the risk that COVID19 adds to it? The wages do not reflect the job role, the emotional, physical and psychological effects of being a nurse/any nhs worker. And yes it's not all about the money blah blah but you still need money to live.Although we never asked for these discounts and freebies, it's comforting to know that people appreciate the work we are doing.


This is what people need to know! You really have to care to do this job, because it's certainly not about the money or the benefits!.
Why can’t they offer the discount to non NHS workers who’d like to send flowers to an NHS worker? That would make much more sense. They shouldn’t have to buy their own flowers for god’s sake
MBCH20/04/2020 17:37

Nurses deserve more pay.....full stop 🏻 a job I know I couldn’t d …Nurses deserve more pay.....full stop 🏻 a job I know I couldn’t do, and I have full respect for you all - THANK YOU! Ps - I cannot believe you have to pay parking at your workplace?!?!?! That’s obscene - you’re at the hospital!!!!


Currently it's free across all hospitals due to COVID but yeah, it's about £15 at mine but i know there's others that are much higher or people are still on a waiting list for a permit after years of working there! It seems most car parks aren't owned by the trust hence the parking charges
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