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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 6th Mar 06, 2:07 PM
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    The Great 'Job Based Discounts' Hunt
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    • 6th Mar 06, 2:07 PM
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    The Great 'Job Based Discounts' Hunt 6th Mar 06 at 2:07 PM
    Everyone knows about student discounts, but there are also hosts of discounts for other vocations too, doctors, teachers, nurses, builders, electricians the works. So I thought I'd tap MoneySavers collective knowledge to find what's out there that others should know about


    What to Do?

    Click on the reply button below this post and let me know what your profession is and where you can get the discount. Preferably these need to be nationwide stores rather than local discounts.

    Last edited by MSE Archna; 07-03-2006 at 3:50 PM.
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    • clarew
    • By clarew 6th Mar 06, 2:58 PM
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    • 6th Mar 06, 2:58 PM
    nurses discounts
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    • 6th Mar 06, 2:58 PM
    Members of the rcn, royal college of nursing can get discounts on various shops via their website. It lets you buy vouchers at a discounted price(some 5%off, some 7.5% some 10% off) for outlets including:
    john lewis, kingfisher (woolworths,comet,b+q), high street vouchers (loads of shops including iceland,wilkinson), pc world, earnest jones,whitbread (beefeater) and many other food outlets.

    If you've a big spend (ie;diy/fridge freezer etc) it does add up. In true moneysaving style, i even persuaded my hubby to let me get the vouchers when i had chosen my engagement ring! (we were students at the time, and 80 saved by doing this was a big saving!!)

    -nhsdiscounts.com, is another way to save-again various special offers you can use, once registered.
    nhs staff also can get costco membership for 25 plus vat, (need to show recent wage slip)


    Hope this is of some use. , some money saved, but these discounts don't justify the rubbish wages we get!
    • jassi_9
    • By jassi_9 6th Mar 06, 3:24 PM
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    • 6th Mar 06, 3:24 PM
    mum works for the council- care worker (birmingham)

    dad has been made redundant after 34 years of service (midlands co-op dairy closed down!!, this week)

    any idea's for discounts for my mum??

    anything to be suggested for dad??!! ( he is getting some redundancy money, but at 55, i dont want him to work again) i know i could get some more help from the government, but how??

    cheers guys
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 6th Mar 06, 11:49 PM
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    JASSI9

    ask if your mum might qualify for localauthoritydiscounts.com

    My employer also a council is part of the scheme, In fairness the discounts could be found better elsewhere like Quidco or something, but they are there. theres also a discount scheme with UNISON ( dont know much about it, but caravan holidays definately feature!) if they are members of that its worth having a look at.

    Hope this helps x
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    • rabialiones
    • By rabialiones 7th Mar 06, 8:54 AM
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    • 7th Mar 06, 8:54 AM
    royal mail workers get discounts for argos goods thru absoffers site.
    Nice to save.
    • safesound
    • By safesound 7th Mar 06, 10:07 AM
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    • 7th Mar 06, 10:07 AM
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    • 7th Mar 06, 10:07 AM
    Somerfield staff get 20% off at Peacocks and Bon Marche (as well as the 10% off in Somerfield itself)
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    • 7th Mar 06, 8:30 PM
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    • 7th Mar 06, 8:30 PM
    Please be wary with discounts for nurses. I am also an RCN member and you can find far better discounts using this site. Remember companies are tied into the RCN like Liverpool Victoria and their loans and credit cards can be easily bettered. Also check NHS Discounts. We were bored on nights once and sellected items from their site then used search engines from this site and generaly got much better prices. One TV was 400 less using this site. I am sure they do have bargains but do your research first.
    Regards
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    • sir monster
    • By sir monster 7th Mar 06, 8:41 PM
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    Met Police Employees

    We have something called 'MetBenefits' similar to the BT thing as we can get discounts on shopping/leisure vouchers - including Boots where half my wage seems to go to, thanks to this site!!!!! Think it varies from around 2.5% at supermarkets up to 10% for leisure vouchers.

    Also get discounts on holidays, car hire, health clubs and laser eye treatment (ultralase)
    • Middlers
    • By Middlers 7th Mar 06, 9:00 PM
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    • 7th Mar 06, 9:00 PM
    Police Officers
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    • 7th Mar 06, 9:00 PM
    Nationally we get half priced pizza from Pizza Hut when wearing uniform.
    • sir monster
    • By sir monster 7th Mar 06, 9:10 PM
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    Nationally we get half priced pizza from Pizza Hut when wearing uniform.
    by Middlers
    Unfortunately not a police officer, but do work for them so don't get discounts at Pizza Hut. Not sure if they still do it but used to get discount at Nandos if member of emergency services, including police officers.
  • Cat72
    mum works for the council- care worker (birmingham)
    Council workers get discounts at local council gyms failities etc like golf courses.

    My other half is a firefighter they get discounts at some of the hilton hotels- cant drag any more info thanthat out him !! Does Pizza hut apply to him ??
  • andy
    Domino's Pizza Discount
    A discount is available to "Emergency Services" employees at Domino's pizza.

    I cannot remember exactly how much, I've a funny feeling it may be as much as 20%, maybe less.

    I've claimed this discount several times over the last couple of years (almost never in uniform) in at least two different outlets and I think only been asked for my ID once.

    Most employees don't know of this deal & end up asking the manager about it.

    I've never seen any documentation relating to this discount but I've always got the discount when I claimed it.

    I hope this info is still up to date as I've not touched pizza in 6 months - trying to shed a few pounds!

    Last edited by MSE Archna; 14-03-2006 at 4:36 PM.
    • Amanda65
    • By Amanda65 7th Mar 06, 10:28 PM
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    dad has been made redundant after 34 years of service (midlands co-op dairy closed down!!, this week)

    anything to be suggested for dad??!! ( he is getting some redundancy money, but at 55, i dont want him to work again) i know i could get some more help from the government, but how??

    cheers guys
    by jassi_9
    Jassi - I work for an occupational benevolent fund and we are members if The Occupation Benevolent Funds Alliance (OBFA) - an umbrella organisation for 80 plus usch organisations. We have launched a website at www.joblinks.org.uk and if your dad (or anyone else) goes into the site and types in his occupation it will come up with a list of charities that may be able to offer some financial support - the one that springs to mind is The National Dairymans Benevolent Fund (type 'dairy' in the search engine for their details) Good luck
  • Bargainbabe
    What about civil servants?!
    "There are no pockets in a shroud..."
  • ambersam
    If you can prove that you are a student or a teacher then you can pick up a copy of Microsoft Office XP for almost half price from any retailer of Microsoft applications.
    The rules say that if you are studying you can use the software on up to 3 machines but it cannot be used for commercial purposes.
    I am an adult education officer for a charitable organisation and my photo ID card was sufficient proof for PC World to give me the discount.
    • megsykins
    • By megsykins 8th Mar 06, 1:00 AM
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    I know it's not quite a 'job' but along a similar line, if you are a Scout leader, then Blacks and Millets will give 10% discount on production of a Scout record book or other evidence of Scout group membership, not sure if this applies to Guide leaders as well though.
    (Blacks may also give discounts on some items for D of E entrants on production of a logbook, as they are official sponsors and supporters of the Award.)
  • draig
    If you can prove that you are a student or a teacher then you can pick up a copy of Microsoft Office XP for almost half price from any retailer of Microsoft applications.
    The rules say that if you are studying you can use the software on up to 3 machines but it cannot be used for commercial purposes.
    I am an adult education officer for a charitable organisation and my photo ID card was sufficient proof for PC World to give me the discount.
    by ambersam
    if you are a computing student you can get xp for free, as well as a variety of other software packages, the Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance, ask your tutor to find out more about it-thin each uni has their own link.

    with regards to the dominos pizza, as an ex employee, all emergency services get 20% on delivery although you need uniform or id such as a warrant card. i *think* though am not sure it may go up to 50% for collection.
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    • wannabe
    • By wannabe 8th Mar 06, 8:05 AM
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    Teachers get a countdown discount card if they are members of the NUT and although it is not great it does get a little discount. Check out the NUT site. I would love to know of others though as well.
    • ultrak3wl
    • By ultrak3wl 8th Mar 06, 8:38 AM
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    ASBO Club
    100% discount on anything in a shopping mall (whilst wearing a hoody.)

    "No but seriously folks" I am not convinced of these job-related discounts. I work for a large multinational and the huge range of employee discounts on our internal website looks stunning at first. As it happens part of my job meant evaluating the benefit to employees so I tried to check out as many as possible at random and in detail and I have to say they are not very good. If you were going to pay full retail price anyway then I suppose a few "exclusive" quid off is better than nothing but paying full whack does not sound to me like the people on this board!

    Most of them seem nothing more than mild discount in return for referrals but the worst ones are packaged government schemes such as where an employer can sell you e.g. a bicycle (to encourage cycling to work) or a computer tax-free. They are certainly not profit-free however and the PC deals I saw did not compare to those seen on an average week on Shop But Don't Drop or Grabbit. And that's with no tax so really don't know how that one works I'm afraid.
    Last edited by ultrak3wl; 08-03-2006 at 8:42 AM.
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