Starbucks offers free drinks to NHS staff today

Starbucks is offering all NHS staff across the UK a free drink to say thank you ahead of the festive season.

NHS staff in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland can claim a free tall drink from Starbucks on Wednesday, December 7, simply by showing their work identity card.

The campaign is part of a partnership between Starbucks and NHS Charities Together, which pairs Starbucks stores with 230 local NHS charities.

This is the third year Starbucks has treated NHS staff to a free drink ahead of Christmas.

Alex Rayner, general manager at Starbucks UK, said, “We hope this small gesture gives all NHS workers the opportunity to take a moment to enjoy this festive period and demonstrates our huge appreciation of the NHS for all that they do, all year round.

“There is more to come from our partnership with NHS Charities Together to help us give back to the local communities we serve, including NHS staff, with exciting new projects coming soon that we are incredibly proud of.”

Starbucks also gives NHS staff 10 per cent off with a Blue Light Card, which costs £4.99 for two years.

NHS freebies and discounts

Starbucks is one of many food and drink chains that offer NHS staff freebies or discounts.

NHS staff can also get 25 per cent off Pizza Hut after 3pm with a Blue Light Card code, as well as 25 per cent off food at Beefeater.

NHS staff can get 20 per cent off at McDonald’s when they register on the app with an NHS email, while Nando’s gives NHS staff 20 per cent off orders up to £20.

Bella Italia offers NHS staff 25 per cent off with the Blue Light Card code between Sunday and Thursday after noon.

A 20 per cent discount is also available at Frankie and Benny’s with an NHS ID card and the purchase of two main meals, while Yo! Sushi offers NHS staff 20 per cent off with the Blue Light Card code every day except Saturday.