Asda announced this week that it would reinstate its discount to Blue Light Card holders. Those working in the NHS, emergency services, social services, social care sector and Armed Force will be able to get money off certain products and services.
Card holders will be able to get 10 per cent off food and soft drinks, George clothing and homeware, toys, gifts and optical services in all Asda stores across the UK. The supermarket has also removed its 12-week qualifying period for staff discount in stores and online until October 2022, meaning new recruits can save 10 per cent on their shopping from their very first day of employment.
As reported by Bristol Live, there are some restrictions to what shoppers can use their discount for as some items are not included. For instance, fuel prices won’t be made any cheaper by a Blue Light discount.
Here are the rules and exemptions surrounding when, where and on what you can use your discount.
Where you can’t use your Blue Light Card discount
You are able to get 10 per cent off most your food shop, clothing and homeware when you present your Blue Light Card at the checkout. However, the discount isn’t valid in an Asda petrol filling station, Asda On The Move or at Asda Cafes.
Here is the list of items and services where you can’t use your Blue Light Card discount:
- Asda Online groceries (so you won’t get that money off your online shop)
- Asda tyres
- All alcohol
- Lottery products
- Gift vouchers and cards
- Infant/formula milk
- Online games and instant tickets
- Photo printing
- Saver stamps
- Postage stamps
- ‘Top-up’ mobile phone cards
- Any other financial services and insurances
- Pharmacy and separate concessions
Can it be used for previous purchases, or at the same time as other discounts?
The discount cannot be claimed retrospectively, so it’s worth making sure you have it with you whenever you go shopping. It also cannot be used in conjunction with an Asda Colleague Discount Card, or Asda Friends & Family Discount.
It also cannot be used with Asda Reward offers.
Can someone else use my card?
The Blue Light Card member must be present in person for the transaction to claim the discount. It cannot be passed to a friend or family member or any other person.
Blue Light Card holders will also need to provide proof of ID which will be verified at checkout – for example a bank card, driving licence or passport) to validate they are the Blue Light Card holder.
Other terms and conditions
Other terms and conditions listed for using the Blue Light Card discount include the following, according to Asda:
- This offer may be withdrawn at any time.
- The Promoter reserves the right to modify or terminate this promotion at any time if circumstances beyond its control make this necessary.
- Open to UK residents aged 16 or over.
- Discount is valid in-store only.
- A valid Blue Light Card ID must be presented to claim the discount.
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