Sainsbury’s is increasing its staff discount from 10% to 15% until 2 January.

The discount has been increased a number of times this year, including for Easter, bank holidays, school holidays and to celebrate the Paralympics and the Queen’s Jubilee.

Sainsbury’s said the average saving in the past 12 months worked out at £420 per person or a total saving for all staff of more than £64m.

“Our colleagues are our most valuable asset and we’re always looking at ways to reward great service,” said Sainsbury’s customer service and colleague director Gwyn Burr.

“And it’s not just at Christmas that hard work is recognised at Sainsbury’s, as well as this boost to our colleague discount, we offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which also includes an annual bonus which paid out £60m this year.”