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Starbucks gives back to everyday heroes with new discount programme

Starbucks gives back to everyday heroes with new discount programme

Starbucks has today joined forces with Defence Discount Service to give back to everyday heroes, by offering a 10% discount off their total bill* from 14 March 2018.

All members of the UK Armed Forces, Veterans and wider Armed Forces Community can sign up for a Defence Privilege Card, with Defence Discount Service costing £4.99 for a 5-year membership. Card members can then enjoy their 10% discount with friends and family at all Starbucks stores across the UK and Ireland, by simply showing their card, at the till point.

Robert Lynch, vice president operations, Starbucks EMEA, said: “We’ve always championed those who have done brilliant jobs in the community, so it’s time to thank our everyday heroes who are devoted to helping our communities by partnering with Defence Discount Service. We hope those in the Armed Forces can take some time to relax and enjoy their discount with friends and family.”

Tom Dalby, Head of Defence Discount Service said: “We are proud to welcome Starbucks to Defence Discount Service.  It is great to see Starbucks recognising the hard work that the UK's Armed Forces do within our communities and it is their way of saying thank you. Our members love saving on the high street, and all the coffee fans will be very pleased to hear that Starbucks is involved.” 

Sign up for a Defence Discount Service today to take advantage of the 10% discount off the total bill at Starbucks from 14 March 2018.

To sign up to Defence Discount Service, visit: or use its free mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Cineworld 4 day special

Cineworld 4 day special

Cineworld are offering members the chance to book Adult 2D tickets through Service Seats at an increased discount on top of the normal savings.  This makes a further £1.03 saving on top of the normal discount.

The tickets are available now but will only be redeemable between Monday 12th March 2018 and Thursday 15th March 2018 inclusive, so do not miss out!

The discount is available on all Adult 2D tickets for Cineworld cinemas across the UK (excluding Cineworld Leicester Square, Picturehouse Cinemas and The Screening Rooms Cheltenham).

River Island in store

River Island in store

River Island one month in store special.

We are pleased to announce that River Island are offering members a 10% discount in store for the month of March.  This mirrors their online offer currently on our website.

It is simple for members to save, simply show your Defence Privielge Card or MOD90 in store at the checkout. 

For terms and conditions of the offer please make sure you log in to our website or app.

Pizza Hut on DDS

Pizza Hut on DDS

Defence Discount Service is proud to be working with Pizza Hut, offering members a 25% discount on food Sunday-Thursday.

Pizza Hut have got a brand new look, a brand new vibe and a load of awesome new food on the menu. Come on down and have a look (and a nibble, and a drink, and a really good time). Grab your taste buddies and let’s hustle!

From Pan to the All American Thin, skinny 550 calorie Flatbreads to our famous Cheesy Bites, Freedom never looked so tasty!

To redeem this offer simply get a unique code from the Pizza Hut offer on the DDS website or mobile app and then take this along with your Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 into store.

Offer terms and conditions apply so make sure you check them before your visit.


Introducing Wicker Man at Alton Towers

Introducing Wicker Man at Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort has released first-look images of their latest thrill attraction Wicker Man, the first wooden rollercoaster to be built in the UK for 21 years, with the unique thrill of fire. The dramatic images reveal a spectacular six-story (57.7ft) structure, featuring an impressive human face on one side and ram’s head on the other, which bursts into flames as the train races through its chest.

Alongside the new images of Wicker Man in all its glory, further details revealed include:

- The height of the Wicker Man structure is 17.55m (57.57ft)

- Over 40,000 tonnes of soil has been excavated to build the new attraction

- Track spans 2,000ft and is made from naturally treated timber, hand-carved specifically for the project

- Every ride will house 2 trains, each made up of 6 wooden carriages carrying 12 passengers (24 passengers per ride)

- Alton Towers Resort has invested £16 million into the creation of Wicker Man which has been in development for the last four years

- Wicker Man will open to the public this Spring

Before boarding Wicker Man, riders will embark on a journey into the world of the Beornen, a secret community living in the woods around Alton. Lured in by chanting, rhythmic sounds and unseen eyes watching them, guests will ‘be chosen’ to take part in the cinematic ‘pre-show’ before braving the ride itself.

Francis Jackson, Operations Director at Alton Towers Resort, commented: “Wicker Man is Alton Towers’ most ambitious project to date and we’re really excited to finally reveal our newest thrill attraction to the world. We’ve spent four years creating an experience that is truly spectacular by investing in the latest technologies which combine wood, fire and special effects to give riders the genuine feeling that they will be racing though flames. We can’t wait for everyone to experience Wicker Man when the park opens this Spring.”

Keep up to date with the latest Wicker Man news by visiting or searching #WickerManRide across social media. Make sure you take advantage of your Alton Towers discount through Defence Discount Service by logging in to the website or free Defence Discount Service mobile app.