McDonald’s set to AXE popular discount scheme within weeks – will you miss out? | The Sun

McDonald’s set to AXE popular discount scheme within weeks – will you miss out? | The Sun

MCDONALD'S is set to axe a popular discount scheme that gives workers 20% off food.

The fast food giant is scrapping the offer on March 31 so fans have to weeks left to take advantage.

The discount is currently available to any NHS workers who sign up to the McDonald's App with an NHS email address.

In July 2021, McDonald's announced that it was thanking emergency services for their hard work during the pandemic with the 20% off.

It was due to end at the end of 2021 but was then extended for the whole of 2022 before being extended again to the end of March 2023.

So there is a chance it could be extended again.


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Last year, Asda extended its Blue Light Card discount to the end of March after it was due to be scrapped on December 31.

The Sun has has asked McDonald's if it's likely to extend the scheme and will update this story when we hear back.

Workers can get the discount when they buy main menu items through the McDonald's app.

But now time is running out to take advantage of the scheme.

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Steve Bater, spokesman at NHS Money Saving blog NHS Discount Offers said: "We've had a good run with this deal but its a real shame that the McDonald's discount is set to end on March 31  so time is really ticking for NHS staff to get their 20% off their favourite meals."

He added that the McDonald's discount has been one of the most popular food discounts for NHS staff over the past year.

"The cost of living crisis continues and every little helps as we look to save money wherever we can, it's really appreciated that McDonalds have been helping NHS staff save," Steve said.

NHS workers have to download the My McDonald's app to access their discount.

You can download the app for free on the App Store or Google Play.

The offer will automatically be applied to accounts that are registered with an NHS email address.

If you've already signed up with your personal email address, it is possible to change this in the settings section of the app.

When you order using the app, you can either choose to collect your food from your nearest store or opt for a home delivery.

If you decide to get your meal delivered, you will have to pay an additional fee.

You can find your nearest McDonald's branch using the online store locator.

Here's how NHS staff can get 20% off at McDonald's:

  • Simply Sign up to the McDonald's app with your NHS email address
  • Wait approximately 48 hours for the offer to appear in the deals section of the app
  • You can only use the deal one day a week (it refreshes every Monday)
  • Police, Armed Forces, Social Care workers and fire service can also claim the offer
  • Full terms of the McDonald's NHS offer can be found on its website
  • Offer ends March, 31 2023.

What other discounts are available for NHS staff?

Meanwhile, NHS workers who are looking for further discounts at thousands of restaurants, shops and venues can sign up fora Blue Light Card.

You can buy a physical copy of the card for £4.99 or a digital card is free. Once you've got one it lasts two years.

Police, fire and other public sector workers can also apply for the card.

You can grab discounts on clothes, holidays, insurance and cars.

Shops that take part in the scheme include Asda, JD Sportsm Starbucks, Dominos and New Look.

To be eligible for a card you have to prove your profession by uploading a form of valid ID or recent payslip.

For more information about who's eligible for the card, see our explainer.

If you don't work for the NHS or public sector then there are still discounts to be had.

Signing up to free loyalty schemes like Tesco's Clubcard can see you save hundreds on your grocery bill.

Keeping an eye out for sales is always a good way to bag some bargains, for example Boots currently has a 70% off sale across a range of makeup and beauty products.

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Students can also sign up to free apps like UniDays to get a range of discounts across hundreds of brands.

Plus, if it's your birthday you could pick up a range of freebies and discount codes at lots of restaurants and shops.

Do you have a money problem that needs sorting? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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