Starting today, a series of Black Friday deals will be available exclusively to people working in public services.
Nurses, paramedics, care workers and doctors will be able to access extra savings over the shopping weekend – on techology, meals out, fashion and household appliances.
That’s through the Blue Light Card – a membership reserved exclusively for those who work on the medical frontline.
Discounts on offer to holders of the card include up to 20% off at The Body Shop with a free gift, 20% off at Samsung, up to 50% off at LookFantastic and a 20% saving at River Island
Alex Dalby from Blue Light Card said: “The blue light community has played a crucial part in keeping us all safe this year, and delivering an excellent vaccine rollout. It is because of their hard work and diligence, that we’re all able to spend more time with the people we love this Christmas.
“We want to say a big thank you to all of those people in the emergency services, NHS and social care sector, who have selflessly committed to helping the UK return to a more normal way of life. We hope our members make the most of these fantastic Black Friday deals as a token of our thanks.
“I’d encourage anyone eligible to apply for a card as soon as possible to ensure they can access these great savings during Black Friday.”
How it works
Millions of public sector and emergency services workers can sign up for a Blue Light Card.
These offer discounts online and on the high street in shops, restaurants and venues.
You get an online service for discount codes as well as a physical card to show in shops.
The website is free to sign up to for access to the online discounts, however the one for use on the high street costs £4.99, but is valid for two years.
To qualify you need to tell them your name, county, email address and work details.
You can read more about the scheme or sign up here: www.bluelightcard.co.uk.
Who qualifies for a card?
People who work for the following organisations can get hold of one of the free Blue Light Cards:
- 4×4 Response
- Ambulance Service
- Blood Bikes
- Border Force
- British Army
- Cave Rescue
- Community First Responders
- Fire Service
- Highways England Traffic Officer
- HM Armed Forces Veterans
- HM Coastguard
- HM Prison Service
- Immigration Enforcement
- Lowland Search and Rescue
- MoD Civil Servant
- MoD Fire Service
- MoD Police
- Mountain Rescue
- Red Cross
- Reserve Armed Forces
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Marines
- Royal Navy
- Search and Rescue
- Second Line Responders
- St Andrews Ambulance
- St John Ambulance
UK Visas and Immigration
What discounts are available?
Here are some of the savings NHS staff will be able to access between now and the Black Friday weekend.
- AO – Save up to 10% off on top of sale
- boohoo – Save extra 10% off on top of sale
- Foot Locker – Save 12% on top of sale
- Gymshark – Save up to 70% plus an extra 10%
- LOOKFANTASTIC – Save up to 50% plus extra 11%
- Lovehoney – Save extra 20 on top of sale
- Made.com – Save up 30% plus extra 10%
- MyProtein – Save up to 53%
- Ninja Kitchen – Save extra 10% on top of sale
- Online4Baby – Exclusive discounts on leading baby brands
- Ray-Ban – Save extra 5% on top of sale
- River Island – Save 20%
- Samsung – Save up to an extra 25% off all TVs plus 15% off all smartphones, tablets and wearables
- The Body Shop – Save 20% plus free gift
As well as the Black Friday deals, Blue Light Card has negotiated discounts for holders with almost 15,000 retailers both local and nationally.
These include Toby Carvery, Hotels.com, Cineworld, Sky, EE and Halfords to name a few.
Once you’re signed up, you can see the latest offers and deals when you log in to the Blue Light Card site, while there’s also a free app to see where you can get discounts on the go.