Teachers can get a discount on their food shop - here’s how to claim it

As a thank you to all teaching staff for their hard work during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Morrisons is offering a 10 per cent discount on their shopping in Morrisons stores throughout the UK.

“Lasting until after Christmas, the special discount is a thank you to staff who have been looking after the nation’s children and supporting them through the Covid-19 pandemic,” the supermarket said.

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Teachers will also be able to take advantage of the dedicated quiet shopping hour alongside NHS workers from 6am to 7am, Monday to Saturday, before stores open to other customers.

Who is eligible to claim the discount?

Morrisons states that the discount is available to anyone who works in private nurseries, local authority nurseries and pre-schools, primary, secondary, private and special education schools, sixth form colleges and further education colleagues.

This includes teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, catering staff and janitors, provided they are employed directly by the school and not via a private company, and therefore have a school ID badge.

The school employee must be present for the transaction to claim the discount - it cannot be passed on to a friend or family member.

The discount is also only available in store, and not online.

How to claim it

In order to claim the discount, teachers will need to show their nursery, school or college photo ID card at the till.

Is there anything not included in the discount?

There are certain items that the discount is not valid on:

  • Fuel
  • Spirits (in England)
  • All alcohol (in Scotland and Wales)
  • Tobacco
  • Lottery products
  • Gift vouchers and cards
  • Infant/formula milk
  • Cash-back
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fireworks
  • Online games and instant tickets
  • Photo printing
  • Saver stamps
  • Postage stamps
  • Top-up mobile phone cards
  • The garden centre products
  • Pharmacy products

When is the discount valid until?

According to the Morrisons website, the discount will run from Monday 2 November 2020 until Sunday 3 January 2021.

Does Morrisons offer any other discounts for key workers?

Morrisons also offers a 10 per cent discount for NHS workers on their grocery shopping bill.

Many of the same terms and conditions as the teachers discount also applies here, such as items that are not included in the discount, and that the NHS staff member must be present for the transaction to claim the discount, as it cannot be passed onto a friend or family member.

NHS workers must show a valid ID badge to claim the discount. Morrisons states that it will continue to offer this discount “on an ongoing basis.”