News story

New app to help Service community

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A new mobile phone application, or app, is set to help the Defence community save cash.

The Defence Discount Service mobile phone app
The Defence Discount Service mobile phone app

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 military 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, which launched on 29 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.

MOD launched the Defence Discount Service as part of the Armed Forces Covenant and, since its launch in October 2012, more than 78,000 people have signed up to take advantage of the service.

Chief 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.

The Defence Discount Service Privilege Card
The Defence Discount Service Privilege Card

Defence Privilege Card

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.

Launched by the Prime Minister in December 2012, the Defence Privilege Card quickly became a key part of the Defence Discount Service, and enables people to get money off items ranging from toys and clothes to mobile phones and groceries, and the list is growing rapidly as more companies come forward to add their support.

The card is available to Defence Discount Service members for £4.99 and is valid for 5 years. People can register in 2 ways – either just for online discounts, or to order a physical Defence Privilege Card.

You can also visit Twitter - @discounts_mod or Facebook or search for ‘Defence Discount Service’ in the iTunes app store.

Published 4 June 2013
Last updated 4 June 2013 + full page history
  1. Swapped images and amended to remove current availability of app on Android phones
  2. First published.