Defence Discount Service News

River Island joins DDS

River Island joins DDS

We are pleased to announce that River Island have now joined Defence Discount Service, offering members a 10% discount online. 

At the moment, this is just an online discount and cannot be used in store, but adds another large retailer to the Defence Discount Service offering and another great Armed Forces discount.

Members can redeem this offer by logging in, visiting the River Island offer and then clicking to request a discount code which can then be used on the River Island website.

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BMW and Mini now live on DDS

BMW and Mini now live on DDS

Defence Discount Service is pleased to announce that BMW Group has partnered with Motorfinity to give members access to special offers across the BMW and MINI range of cars. Not only are the cars provided with subsidised discounts but they attract great finance offers including HP, PCP and lease/PCH. 

BMW Group have a long-standing track record of supporting the UKs Armed Forces with exceptional levels of service and support and we are delighted that through Motorfinity we now have these offers available for Defence Discount Service members.  Please visit the Motorfinity website to view sample of the offers available.


npower DDS special energy tariff

npower DDS special energy tariff

npower has launched its ‘Everyday Heroes Fix’, a new tariff exclusively for employees of the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces, who hold either Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service memberships. The tariff is on average npower’s most competitive deal* and fixes energy prices until December 2018, offering these everyday heroes a great deal on their energy and protects them from price rises until the end of next year.

The tariff is exclusively available to Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service members, regardless of whether they are a new or existing npower customer, pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of bill, as long as they manage their account online. The npower offer is available by logging on to bluelightcard.co.uk or defencediscountservice.co.uk.

Anne Chappell Smith, Head of Partnerships at npower, said:

“Our new Everyday Heroes Fix is a first-of-its-kind tariff which has been created to give our best price to the nation’s unsung heroes. We wanted to come up with a great product for military personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, ministry of defence and healthcare providers to recognise their special contributions to our community.

“Should they wish to choose our most competitive tariff, these everyday heroes will benefit from a fix deal, greater price certainty and security to help plan and budget their energy costs over the course of the next 18 months.”
Tom Dalby, Head of Defence Discount Service said

“We are extremely pleased that npower is recognising our everyday heroes.  Those in the Emergency Services, NHS and Armed Forces work hard for our communities and within our communities and it is great that npower, as an energy provider, are recognising what these wonderful people do.”

Blue Light Card provides discounts for the UK’s Emergency Services, NHS and Armed Forces both online and on the high street.  Defence Discount Service is the official Ministry of Defence discount service providing discounts online and on the high street for the UK’s Armed Forces Community, including Veterans.

*Our cheapest energy deal: Compares Everyday Heroes Fix December 2018 with all our other currently available tariffs.  Based on a standard single rate meter customer with a typical annual average electricity consumption of 3,100kWh and/or gas consumption of 12,500 kWh. Costs are averaged across mainland UK and include VAT at the reduced rate of 5%. Actual comparison/annual cost will vary according to the number of fuels taken, the applicability of discounts and by region, consumption and meter type and charges could be higher than our Standard charges. Correct as at 10/07/17.

Armed Forces Day 2017 Liverpool

Armed Forces Day 2017 Liverpool

Defence Discount Service had a great Armed Forces Day this year at the national Armed Forces Day event in Liverpool.   Thousands of people flocked to Liverpool today to celebrate national Armed Forces Day 2017 and the DDS Team got to meet many of our members face to face.

The day of fun began at 11am as our service men and women - along with veterans - marched from St George’s Hall and through the city centre.  They headed towards the Pier Head , where the Red Arrows flew past over the city waterfront.

Events and demonstrations then took place across the Armed Forces Day site at Albert Dock, with personnel putting on displays for the public and welcoming the public around some of their equipment.

To run in line with this years event Defence Discount Service continued with its Win Big Competition, which saw one lucky winner win over £4000 worth of prizes including a cruise for two, free gym membership, a washing machine, England Football Tickets, Unlimited Cinema for a year and more.