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Big savings could be around the corner if you work in the emergency services, NHS, social services, defense or are a foster parent. Blue Light Card’s annual Big Blue Weekend runs July 1-4 this year, and organizers are promising savings of up to 35% across retail, travel and beauty.

The four-day event will take place ahead of the NHS anniversary on July 5 and will include time-limited discounts from Charlotte Tilbury and, as well as big prizes up for grabs, including a stay at Warwick Castle and skip a family vacation at Butlin’s. To get your hands on the offers you need to be a holder of the Blue Light Card, which allows members to save money all year round. Signing up for a Blue Light Card is quick and easy and can be done online at

A card costs £4.99 and is valid for two years. A wide variety of emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces are eligible to apply, and membership is also open to charities such as Blood Bikes, the Red Cross and the RNLI.

Read more: Armed Forces Day 2022: Services and parades in Newcastle and the rest of the North East

Brands registered to participate in the Big Weekend include:

  • Chessington World of Adventures,
  • Blackpool attractions including Blackpool Tower,
  • Parkdean Resorts

  • clean shark

  • ninja kitchen

  • Halford

  • River Island

  • Odeon

  • The body store

  • Hotspot

Tom Dalby, CEO of Blue Light Card, said: “We are delighted to announce our first ever Big Blue Weekend, allowing us and our partners to demonstrate our continued thanks and appreciation to those who give so much to ensure the national safety and health. With summer vacation fast approaching, and especially in light of the cost of living crisis, we hope this weekend will help our members with treats and outings that otherwise might not have not been possible. And for some lucky members of the Blue Light community, a winning contest entry may mean a family break or a trip to London.

Blue Light Card is the UK’s number one discount service for emergency services, NHS, social workers and the armed forces, with over 2 million members across the country, Blue Light Card is in partnership with over 15,000 national and local retailers, offering savings, discounts and benefits often unavailable to the general public.

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