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Starbucks 10% Discount to Emergency Service, NHS, and Military

March 16, 2018, 8:00 AM
  • Blue Light or Defence Discount Card holder will get 10% off at Starbucks
  • Available for the first time today from the chain
  • For NHS staff, military veterans, and emergency service staff
  • Where else can you use the cards?
Emergency Service workers, NHS, and the military will be able to get 10% off at Starbucks. Image: Starbucks

Starbucks is the latest company to give back to public services and the military, by offering 10% off their bill whenever they shop at the coffee chain.

Members of the UK emergency services, NHS, Armed Forces, and military veterans need to register for a Blue Light or Defence Discount card.

Both of these will get the owner 10% off at Starbucks, starting from today.

The cards cost £4.99 each for a physical copy, but if you just want to use them online then they’re completely free.

Both can be used for five years, and will get you hundreds of discounts, both online and on the high street.

However, Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk said,

"I have conflicting feelings about this Starbucks discount. Saving money is always a good thing. However, it is known Starbucks do not pay their fair share of tax in the UK, and you can't help but think if they did, perhaps our NHS, emergency services, and service personnel wouldn't need a discount in the first place."

Robert Lynch, Vice President of Starbucks in Europe said, “We’ve always championed those who have done brilliant jobs in the community, so it’s time to thank our everyday heroes who are devoted to helping our communities, by partnering with Blue Light Card and Defence Discount Service.

“We hope those in the Emergency Services, NHS, and Armed Forces can take some time to relax and enjoy their discount with friends and family.”

Other places that offer discounts include New Look, Apple, Samsung, Iceland, and Alton Towers.

If you’re not a card holder, you can get a discount on your Starbucks by bringing in a reusable cup, instead of using a disposable one.

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You can get a Blue Light Card here.

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