Defence Discount Service News

New DDS App features

New DDS App features

The Defence Discount Service app is brought to you from the official Ministry of Defence discount service for the UK's Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces community.

With thousands of offers available through Defence Discount Service, our app acts as an ideal way to search, find and remember those offers that are of particular interest to how and where you shop. We have designed the app so that all offers and features are simply a swipe or a touch away.

The new update offers the following extra features:

  • You can now renew your card in the app when you are within 30 days of expiry.
  • You can apply for your Defence Privilege Card on registration.
  • We’ve introduced Defence Discount Service news articles so you can stay up to date with the latest companies joining the service.
  • You can follow companies you like and be the first to learn about new offers and deals.
  • You can receive notifications from the companies you follow and from Defence Discount Service.


There are hundreds of companies ready with offers because of the service you or your family have provided the country. Download the app now on iPhone and Android via your mobile app store, or visit our dedicated DDS app page:

25% off at The Body Shop in store and online

25% off at The Body Shop in store and online

Defence Discount Service are pleased to announce our partnership with The Body Shop. From the 18th of December, Defence Discount Service holders can get a 25% discount in store and online.

In store: received when presenting your card along with our offer code.
Online: use our offer code at the check-out stage.

The terms of the offer and the offer code mentioned can be found on our website. Please log in, go to offers and search for ‘The Body Shop’ for more information.

This is a great new partnership for Defence Discount Service and adds another major high street brand to the discounts that Defence Discount Service provides.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Veterans Armed Forces Day Parade

Veterans Armed Forces Day Parade

Calling all veterans!

Would you like to be part of the ceremonial parade?

This is a special day for many, and Conwy Council are looking for Veterans from across the Country and Tri-Services to join the march. If you would like to take part, they would love to hear from you. Please get your registration forms to them no later than 28/02/2018. 

The ceremonial parade will take place on National Armed Forces Day around midday on Saturday 30th June 2018.

You can find the form via


Please note: You must complete this form and send to events Conwy by the deadline (28/02/2018) in order to be considered. If you are unsuccessful of a place in the march, there will be other opportunities available.

Please email your form to: [email protected]

Or send it in the post to:

AFD 2018

Conwy County Borough Council



LL32 8DU.

Armed Forces Covenant bronze award for DDS

Armed Forces Covenant bronze award for DDS

Blue Light Card Ltd, owners and operators of Defence Discount Service are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. 

The Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire other organisations to do the same. We are proud to promote being Armed Forces-friendly and pledge to continue to champion the entirety of the Armed Forces community.

We would encourage any business, whether currently working with us or not, to get in contact with us so that we can help put you in touch with the Armed Forces Covenant to support the members of our Armed Forces.


Renewing your expiring Defence Privilege Card

Renewing your expiring Defence Privilege Card

With the 31st December 2017 approaching, the first set of Defence Privilege Cards are due to expire.  So how do you renew your card?  Below we have included a brief step by step on how to do this.

The first point to note is that, at the moment, this process is ONLY available through the website and not through the mobile app.  

The step by steps are as follows:

1.  Log in to the website.  You can only renew your card from 30 days before it expires.

2.  Click on Privilege Card in the header menu.

3.  Click on the button Renew Card.  This is a blue button.

4.  Enter your address.

5.  Depending on your category of membership will depend upon whether you will need to provide ID.  If you are a Veteran or Serving Member then you will not have to provide us with ID and the system will not ask for it.

6.  Pay for your new Defence Privilege Card.  It is £4.99 for a 5 year membership still.

7.  We will print your card and sent it out to your address.

We hope that this helps and we are here to help if you have any issues.


Thank you, The DDS Team