Defence Discount Service News

New DDS website now live

New DDS website now live

The Defence Discount Service team are pleased to announce the launch of the all new Defence Discount Service website.  The website brings a new layout to members as well as all new features whilst keeping many of the well used elements of the old website. 

We have listened to members and taken many of the popular features from the DDS mobile app when creating the new website.  This has seen the introduction of:

- Offers Near Me - search for offers using the mapping tool

- Search By - search by company, category or phrase

- New Support Features - easier to find the answers you are looking for, see your vault codes and easier to interact with us

We hope that this means that we can deliver the Armed Forces discounts you love in a similar way.

We hope that you enjoy using the new website and urge you to get in touch with any feedback you have.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The DDS Team

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.

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook

If you are on Facebook why not like the Defence Discount Service page.  Not only will you help us spread the word but you will join over 135,000 others in seeing the latest Defence Discount Service updates and offers.

The Facebook page can be found at

Already like our page?  Why not send to others that qualify to help spread the message of Defence Discount Service and help others save.

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 or

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.