One of the nicest things that has come out of this Covid -19 virus outbreak, is the lovely discounts, food offerings, positive words, acts of kindness and neighbourly love that are coming out on a daily basis.
If you are feeling frazzled by all the Covid-19 updates, take a break, and read through the amazing discounts available nationally and locally for you and the whole family. There is also a list of places where you can find great resources for the kids while you’re self isolating. I’ve split into sections fo NHS staff and Key-workers, Adults working from home (yes you need some love too!) and the Kids!
For NHS staff and Key workers:
Some amazing stuff available for those working on the frontline. Such a nice gesture by some big names in the restaurant and retail world
Greggs are offering all NHS staff and keyworkers a FREE hot drink! Keep hydrated folks!
Offering a free drink to Health and Social Care workers and NHS staff. Go on treat yourself to a whopper too!
Producing beautiful handcrafted jewellery, a perfect time to treat yourself to something pretty, and get 30%. Use the code: KW30 to claim your discount! www.chlobo.co.uk
NHS workers can get a free pizza from selected Dominoes branches across the UK!
Free filtered coffee to all NHS, council, and Paramedic workers. Thanks Starbucks!
Health & Social Care workers, NHS staff and Emergency service staff will be eligible to a free hot or cold drink! There is talk of Mcdonalds also offering kids a free lunch!
Use your NHS email address to claim a free Razor from Gilette. Keep doing the great work you do, and look good doing it!
NHS staff will receive a free hot drinks and 50% of all food! Love Pret! Always paving the way for social good! The message read: “Dear NHS Workers, Your hot drinks are on the house from today, and we’ll take 50% off everything else. Thank you for everything you are doing. We look forward to serving you. With love, Everyone at Pret.”
M&S, Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s to set aside first hour of trading
This will be on select days for NHS staff and Front line workers, please take your ID, and confirm ahead of time if you qualify! Tesco will be opening 1 hour earlier this Sunday for NHS Staff and workers on the frontline, and M&S will be every Tuesday and Friday.
50% for all NHS staff. Power through with Peri-Peri!
Tired of the same old takeout? Leon are offering 50% off for all NHS workers. The nearest one to our office in Fareham is at Rownhams Services! I love Leon for their fresh food, and unique selection of takeaway food.
There are amazing discounts and sales happening right now across the retail sector. If you do want to splash out at this time, or just spruce up the house or garden, while you’re at home, get in on some of these great home and lifestyle discounts. We have also found your local pharmacy, corner shop or farm shop is much more likely to have stocks of the fresh fruit and veg that you need, while everyone flocks to the larger supermarkets. A great time to support your local community and small businesses!
Struggling to get your groceries? With most major supermarkets struggling with deliveries, The Fruitbasket in Gosport are offering a temporary delivery service for those who are not able to venture out. Ideally for clients or a vulnerable loved one. Only a £2 delivery charge, and they are putting together fruit and veg boxes which are selling for £30 for a large box and £15 for a smaller box. Call them directly on 023 92502923 to see if they cover your area (Please use only if you are in genuine need of delivery)
ASOS are running a string of ‘Treats’ for the public on their twitter account. The latest one is for couples who have had to cancel their wedding. Just enter their twitter handle and they may receive a treat! Such a nice idea from ASOS!
Has slashed its prices and has hundreds of discounts storewide. Pick up L’oreal, Avene, products at 1/3 off, and some buy 1 get 1 half price!
Sofas & Stuff
20% off EVERYTHING – some lovely sofas and furniture for your home.
50% off furniture and home, and 40% off lighting and most other lines. Give your home a bit of TLC or a complete makeover with some of these bargains!
20% off Tents and Camping – won’t be going on holiday this year? Stock up on camping gear for possible staycations this Summer!
Made By Maike
This crafting site is offering 20% off all crochet patterns – one for the kids, you, or grandparents! www.creepyandcute.etsy.com
Running out of ideas for meals? Gousto are offering 50% off their first delivery box and 30% for the next month! Lots of yummy healthy recipes with all ingreidients sent direct to your door. Code: SHELD24932145.
For the Kids!
Struggling to come up with some ideas on how to keep the kids entertained? Here are some unique ideas, free resources and competitions to keep our little monkeys out of trouble. Thanks to my lovely auntie Kavita for helping me find these great ideas! Pinterest is also an amazing resource for just about every hobby you could think of, you can either download their APP or go to their website.
Joe Wicks is streaming a 30 min P.E lesson for kids while they are off school! Monday to Friday, 9am Live on Youtube! Starting Monday 23rd March.
Marwell recently announced they are giving away ‘A Parent Survival Kit’ full of items to keep the kids occupied throughout the week.
Farrow and Ball
The competitive side of me is reluctant to share this one, as would love my Daughter Mila to WIN this! I love the range of interesting colours Farrow and Ball create and you are going to love this competition! They are asking kids to find and name their own colour with a chance to win a made up colour that they have designed!
If your colour is one of the five chosen by their panel of experts, you’ll win 10 litres of your very own Farrow & Ball paint colour, plus the school holiday trip of a lifetime including:
- A private breakfast at the Natural History Museum.
- A visit to their home in Dorset to see how our colours are made.
- A goody bag with a sample of your colour while you wait for your big tins to arrive at home.
- All travel and accommodation for you and a parent or guardian.
Deadline for entries is 27th May and click here to enter: https://www.farrow-ball.com/win.
The James Dyson Foundation
From the famous Dyson hoovers company, The James Dyson Foundation has number of FREE resources on this website to keep the kids entertained and learning while at home. Science based, educational activities, love it!
Audible have announced all their childrens Audiobooks will be FREE to listen for everyone! Amazing stuff. With hundreds of titles to choose from, a great time to introduce them to stories they may never have had access to. Download the APP on Android and APPStore today.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk are allowing FREE access to their phonics site. Username: March20 Password: home. Interactive phonics games and resources, great to get the little ones learning.
National Geographic Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals. Free resources from this well-known knowledge base. As we all are home, it’s a great time to get children interested in learning about our planet and how to look after it.
Well that’s my round-up everyone. If you know of any more, I will be adding to this list as I pluck out the best discounts, so keep revisiting and please do share!
Mayflower theatre in Southampton is uploading online resources for children. If your kids are theatre buffs, this might be right up their street. This will be available through there Facebook, You tube and Instagram accounts so keep a look out!
A big shout out to our whole team who are smashing it at the moment despite the Covid-19 risks, supporting all our clients in the community and putting themselves on the frontline to ensure quality homecare continues to reach those who need it. If you have a loved one who is feeling isolated at this time, we can help in a range of ways. Get in touch today, as our service is operating as normal thanks to our dedicated team.
Right at Home Solent are offering free advice and signposting around care in the community, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01329 233755/02380 170205 or email me directly at [email protected].
If you would like to join out team, or join our temporary register to help others in the community. Please get in touch!