Published on: 12 Jul 2017
As a member of the Armed Forces, you’re very lucky to have a number of discount schemes available to you. Don’t forget to use them at all and every opportunity! Here are a few of the ways you can save money just because you're doing your job!
But remember to check whether any national promotions offer a bigger or better discount.
This is the official MoD discount website for the Armed Forces. You can join for free and save money on everything from clothing, eating out, insurance, phones, cars, holidays and more. It’s available for you and your spouse/partner.
There’s even a mobile app, so you can have it to hand wherever you go.
Other discounts sites for Armed Forces
A number of other websites offer similar discounts, so sign up and shop around.
Getting around the UK with an HM Forces Railcard saves you and your spouse/partner 1/3 on adult fares and 60% on children’s fares throughout the UK. You pay £19 for the year – so if you need to get about by train, see your Unit HR admin staff. The cost of the Railcard is deducted from your pay. You can’t buy one at rail stations or online.
If you’re travelling in London, you can get your Railcard added to an Oyster Card for further discounts.
National Express : you can get 60% off travel across the UK by signing up via the Defence Discount Service.
Some travel firms specialise in holidays for the Armed Forces – you can try Forces Travel , as well as the websites mentioned above.
If money is tight, The Royal British Legion may be able to offer you and your family a free holiday at one of their Break Centres. They also have arrangements with Parkdean Resorts, Haven and Centre Parcs. See Family holiday breaks on their website for information on eligibility and how to apply.
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