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In What Shops Can You Use Blue Light Card In 2023?

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated August, 30, 2023

The Blue Light Card offers exceptional money-saving benefits to NHS and emergency workers.

Read along to find out who else is eligible and which high-street stores and online retailers provide discounts!

What Is a Blue Light Card?

Blue Light Card is a discount service for NHS (used with Domino’s NHS discounts), emergency services, the social care sector, and the armed forces.

From large retail chains to local companies, the company offers discounts in a wide range of industries – including automobile, clothing, insurance, vacation, and more – in the form of a card.

To take advantage of the discounts and deals, you’ll have to pay £4.99 for a two-year membership. Existing members can get a digital card for free, but they can only use it in online shops. What’s more, you can even get cashback apps for more discounts.

To qualify for a Blue Light Card, you need to be employed in any of the following:

  • NHS
  • Police Service
  • Ambulance Service
  • Fire Service
  • HM Prison Service/HMPPS
  • NHS Dental Practice
  • HM Armed Forces
  • MoD Civil Servant, Fire Service, Police
  • Highways Agency
  • Border Force
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • HM Coastguard
  • RNLI
  • Search and Rescue
  • 4×4 Response
  • Blood Bikes
  • First Responders
  • St Andrews Ambulance
  • St John Ambulance
  • Social Care

You are also eligible for a card if you are a volunteer at:

  • HM Coastguard
  • RNLI
  • Search and Rescue
  • 4×4 Response
  • Blood Bikes
  • First Responders
  • St Andrews Ambulance
  • St John Ambulance

The Blue Light Card discounts work differently in different shops. 

Most brick-and-mortar shops will offer you a deal on an item when you show your card. Some larger chains might give you a gift card (which typically starts at £10) after you purchase at one of their stores. Other retailers will send you vouchers via email.

Those with a Blue Light Card membership can download the free app from the Google Play store and App Store and take advantage of the interactive map where they can find great bargains near their location.

Where Can I Use My Blue Light Card?

There are currently more than 15,000 local and national shops that accept the Blue Light Card.

Blue Light Card holders can get money off supermarket bills and restaurants, access free tickets to major events around the country, and save money on gifts, holidays, phones, and insurance, among other things.

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The full list of Blue Light Card discounts is only available to members, and there are local businesses and companies added daily to that list.

Some of the top deals are from major brands like:

  • Asda
  • Alton Towers
  • Apple
  • The Body shop
  • Boohoo
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Cineworld
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • EE
  • Go Outdoors
  • Halfords
  • Haven
  • Hotels.com
  • Hotpoint
  • JD Sports
  • LoveHoney
  • MyProtein
  • New Look
  • Odeon
  • Ray-Ban
  • River Island
  • Samsung
  • Sky
  • Starbucks
  • Superdrug

Blue Light Card Shop List

To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up some of the places where you can use your Blue Light Card.

Keep in mind that the list of available shops changes, so if you’re looking to get a good bargain in certain stores, you should double-check whether they’re still on Blue Light Card’s shop list.

Restaurants and Eating Out

In addition to Domino’s Pizza and Starbucks, you can use your Blue Light Card in these restaurants.

  • Beefeater
  • Bella Italia
  • Cafe Nero
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Greene King Pubs
  • Greggs
  • Hungry Horse
  • Just Eat
  • Kaspas
  • KFC
  • Pizza Hut
  • Prezzo
  • Toby Carvery
  • Welcome Break
  • Yo! Sushi

Supermarkets and Food

Blue Light Card food discounts are available in the following supermarkets and food stores:

  • Bargain Foods
  • Craft Gin Club
  • Hampers.com
  • HelloFresh
  • Hotel Chocolat
  • Iceland
  • Laithwaites
  • MEATliquor
  • Mindful Chef
  • MuscleFood
  • MyProtein
  • Naked Wines
  • Seed and Bean
  • Simply Cook
  • Virgin Wines

Fashion, Shoes, and Accessories

Following the COVID-19 lockdown, many high street retailers and fashion labels put themselves on the Blue Light Card discount list, including:

  • Blacks
  • Boohoo
  • FatFace
  • FootAsylum
  • Foot Locker
  • Go Outdoors
  • JD Sports
  • JD Williams
  • JoJo Maman Bebe
  • Levi’s
  • Look Fantastic
  • Miss Guided
  • Monsoon
  • New Look
  • Oasis
  • Peacocks
  • PrettyLittleThing
  • River Island
  • Schuh
  • Simply Be
  • Sports Direct
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Superdry
  • Ted Bake
  • Timberland
  • Uggs
  • Under Armour
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Vision Express

Home and Garden

Home decor and gardening stores are also on the Blue Light Card list of shops that can help you save money on indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as gardening accessories. They include:

  • Argos
  • Bondra
  • Boxt
  • Dunelm
  • Emma Mattress
  • Garmin
  • Go Outdoors
  • Hotpoint
  • Samsung
  • Shark
  • Simba
  • Sky TV
  • Sonos

Electrical and Phones

The Blue Light Card can be a lifesaver when it comes to appliances and electronic accessories. 

From laptops and phones to washing machines and small gadgets like earphones, you can get a discount from:

  • Acer
  • Adobe
  • Affordable Mobiles
  • AO
  • Apple
  • e2save
  • EE
  • Garmin
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Argos
  • Beats by Dr. Dre
  • Beko
  • Currys
  • Dell
  • Hoover
  • Hotpoint
  • Maplin
  • Ninja Kitchen
  • o2
  • Richer Sounds
  • Samsung
  • Shark Clean
  • Sky TV
  • Vodafone


Given that 84% of Blue Light Card holders drive to work and 81% own one or more cars in their households, it’s no surprise that the Blue Light Card shops list features a handful of names like:

  • Arnold Clark
  • Bike Stop
  • Enterprise
  • Halfords
  • Hyundai
  • Kwik-Fit
  • MotorFinity
  • National Express
  • Protyre
  • RAC
  • Seat
  • Volkswagen

Health and Beauty

Blue Light Card members can get a discount at a number of gyms and fitness centres, as well as skincare and makeup giants like:

  • MAC
  • AXA Health
  • Best Gym Equipment
  • The Body Shop
  • Bondara
  • Ernest Jones
  • Hairburst
  • Gym King
  • Lookfantastic
  • LoveHoney
  • PureGym
  • Perfume Shop
  • Revolution Beauty
  • Simba Sleep

Holidays, Cinemas, and Days Out

If you have a Blue Light Card, you can get great bargains on excursions, flights, and cruises and win free tickets for movies, festivals, and other events.

Some of these come from:

  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Cineworld
  • EasyJet
  • Odeon
  • Travelodge
  • Village Hotels
  • Vue

Bottom Line

Blue Light Card is a top choice for those who qualify for the discount service. It works with thousands of local stores and national brands in a variety of industries, including tech, food, cosmetics, and fitness, and it only costs £4.99 for a two-year membership.

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

Can I use my Blue Light Card in B&M?

B&M doesn’t offer discounts to Blue Light Card members. However, the retail giant introduced discounts for NHS workers, as a thank you for their hard work during the pandemic, awarding them with a total of £3 million in discounts.

Can a family member use my discount card?

Only Blue Light Card members can use their cards. If the card is not in your name, you won’t be eligible for a discount.

Do student nurses get Blue Light Card?

Student nurses are eligible for the Blue Light Card, but only if they have an NHS ID.

How to renew Blue Light Card

You can renew your card via the ‘My Card’ section in your account. 

Does Tesco accept Blue Light Card?

Tesco does not accept Blue Light Cards.

In what shops can you use the Blue Light Card? 

There are more than 15,000 stores that offer discounts to Blue Light Card members, including Asda, Apple, Sky, Starbucks, and Hotels.com.

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.