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People working in the emergency services, NHS, social care and armed forces will have access to over 30 special discounts for Black Friday on 29 November – released at 6am GMT. If you know someone who this applies to, share this article with them and say thank you for their dedication.

Deals can only be accessed via the Blue Light Card membership, the UK’s largest discount service for public sector workers.

I first heard about the Blue Light Card when my wonderful sister joined the NHS. Posting this article today also serves as my public shout out to her as she has spent the last few weeks away from her family learning how to drive ambulances at speed and through red lights, and emergency patient care.

paramedic in training

She’s training as an Emergency Care Assistant with the paramedics, on her journey towards her dream of being a paramedic. Well done sis – I am proud of you! Glad one of us will be cool under pressure!

About Blue Light Card membership

Blue Light Card membership provides many official discounts from large national retailers, across a wide range of categories such as holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items. 

The Blue Light Card website is free to sign up to and to use the online discounts. Registration is quick, easy and online discounts can be accessed completely free of charge.

The Blue Light High Street Discount Card, which is an optional extra card, costs £4.99 (admin fee) for a 2 year card.

With over 1.5 million members across the country, Blue Light Card is partnered with almost 8,000 retailers both local and nationally. These include Toby Carvery,, Cineworld, Sky, EE and Halfords to name a few. 

Who qualifies?

  •  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 Fire Service

  •   MoD Police
  •   Mountain Rescue
  •   NHS
  •   Police
  •   Red Cross
  •   Reserve Armed Forces
  •   RNLI
  •   Royal Air Force
  •   Royal Marines
  •   Royal Navy
  •   Search and Rescue
  •   Second Line Responders
  •   Social Care Workers
  •   St Andrews Ambulance
  •   St John Ambulance
  •   UK Visas and Immigration

Alex Dalby, Head of Partnerships from Blue Light Card, suggests anyone eligible who hasn’t yet joined the scheme set up their accounts in advance of Black Friday to have early access to the best deals.

Black Friday is a huge event in the retail calendar, and this year is no exception. We anticipate huge demand from savvy shoppers looking to save money on Christmas presents this November – so I’d urge everyone to register early and make the most of the discounts as soon as they go live.

 With a selection of bespoke offers and discounts up to 40% off RRP, Blue Light Card will be working with the following brands plus many more for Black Friday deals: Muscle Food, Lovehoney, BT, Hotpoint, Virgin Experience Days, Cineworld, Reebok and Virgin Wines.