New App helps Service Community

A new mobile phone application, or app, is helping the Defence community save cash.

The new app is the latest weapon in the armoury of the Defence Discount Service to help Service personnel save cash. The app offers attractive discounts to members of the Defence community and the civilians who work alongside them.

Whether it’s cheap cinema trips, a bargain outfit or the latest deals for laptops or mobile phones, the Defence Discount Service app allows users to get the most up-to-date savings.

The app, launched in May, is available for iPhone users and reveals both where to save online and, using the inbuilt mapping tool, allows users to locate nearby firms offering deals to Discount Service members.

New App Helps Service CommunityChief of Defence Personnel, Lieutenant General Andrew Gregory, said: The Defence Discount Service continues to go from strength-to-strength. The launch of the new app offers a further enhancement for those who wish to use their smartphone to gain access to discounts and offers on the high street. This builds on what we have already done with the introduction of the Defence Privilege Card.”

Since its launch in October 2012, around 88,000 people have signed up to take advantage of the service. In addition to the new app, the Defence Privilege Card, which is available through the Defence Discount Service website and app, offers exclusive discounts with more than 50 high street companies and participating stores across the country, including KFC, Austin Reed, Iceland and Vue Cinemas.

The card is available to Defence Discount Service members for £4.99 and is valid for five years. People can register in two ways – either just for online discounts; or to order a physical Defence Privilege Card. Visit their website for more details.

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