Blue Light Card News

Near Me new website feature

Near Me new website feature

The new Blue Light Card website boasts a new feature that has been a long-standing popular feature of our free mobile app - the Near Me feature.

Members of Blue Light Card can now use the website to search for offers in their area or any other area of the country that they may be visiting.  Users simply enter the location or postcode and press the GO button and it will plot the stores on the map.  Members can then click on the stores and visit their offer to see more about their company and offers, terms and conditions and other information.

This feature is essential when looking to see where you can use your Blue Light Card and displays national retailers as well as local independent retailers that have plotted their store locations.

Blue Light Card members can find this feature from the drop down offers menu or in the footer of the website once they have logged in. 

If you have not yet applied for your Blue Light Card, then this can be applied for under the BLC Card section on the menu.  The Blue Light Card is the vetted discount card, and allows members to show this in stores to redeem high street discounts.  The card is £4.99 for a 5 year membership.

Free Eye Tests for members

Free Eye Tests for members

In recognition of National Eye Health Week, Vision Express are offering Blue Light Card members the opportunity to go and have a free eye test throughout September.

Vision Express is an official partner of National Eye Health Week which promotes the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. 

There is no spend required by members to claim this offer.  Just visit the Vision Express offer when you log in to the website and then book in to receive a free eye test when registering. 

This offer is only available throughout September 2017.

Join BLC on Facebook

Join BLC on Facebook

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Wiltshire concert offers free tickets to BLC members

Wiltshire concert offers free tickets to BLC members

LIVE Aid Experience, a concert paying tribute to the historic benefit in 1985, is offering free tickets to its Trowbridge performance for people who work in the health, fire or police services or the military.

The production will be on Friday, August 18, from 7.30pm at Trowbridge Civic Centre. Tickets cost £18 or services personnel can get two for free by producing their Blue Light Card at the box office.

The Live Aid Experience will be performed by a live band paying homage to the classic acts who played in the original event 32 years ago, including Elton John, Status Quo, David Bowie and Queen.

Organiser Will Norton said: “Men and women in the services do a lot for us and we wanted to give back and say thank in our own way. The show is a great fun night and when we have done this before it was a great success!”

Special BLC npower energy tariff

Special BLC npower 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, MD of Blue Light Card 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 of 10/07/17.