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    • alun135
    • By alun135 13th Aug 17, 3:58 PM
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    Defence discount card
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    • 13th Aug 17, 3:58 PM
    Defence discount card 13th Aug 17 at 3:58 PM
    I have recently applied for this card it seems to offer good discounts in most stores etc.

    Has anyone attempted to get any discounts whilst holidaying in America I have read here that serving personnel showing their service I'd have recieved discounts.

    They are also very supportive of veterans which is the class I am in so how would I fare in getting discounts with the services discount card over there.
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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 13th Aug 17, 5:22 PM
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    The yanks are pretty good at giving discounts to UK veterans. Wear your veterans badge as well, that is normally good enough for them.
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 18th Aug 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 7:14 AM
    Yes, it will work. Not related to the defence discount card specifically but many establishments will give discounts to anyone working within defence military or civilian. This especially applies to hotels I've found.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 18th Aug 17, 8:40 AM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 8:40 AM
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    Yes, I've always asked in US stores, theme parks & restaurants if they give military discount and 7/10 times they have.

    I was given discount in a UK kayaking centre a while ago because I'd got talking to the owner and it turned out his Dad was in the RAF.

    If you don't ask, you don't get!!
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 14th Oct 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Oct 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Oct 17, 7:36 PM
    Well hope it works over there for you.
    It certainly does NOT work here in the UK, I have tried many, many times and now don't bother to get it out!
    • BillKBradley
    • By BillKBradley 4th Jan 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:25 AM
    I have been using DDS for years even bought my last car with it. Well worth it
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    • By BillKBradley 4th Jan 18, 10:26 AM
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    20% off everywhere in my experience
    • Be Happy
    • By Be Happy 18th Jan 18, 11:34 AM
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    • 18th Jan 18, 11:34 AM
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    • 18th Jan 18, 11:34 AM
    I hadn't heard of this scheme until now, but have just signed up as widow of a veteran.

    Word of warning though - I googled and ended up signing up in the wrong scheme. Paid £24 for Forces Reward Card then discovered that I should have signed up in Defence Discount Service at £4.99 with very much bigger selection of discounts, so now I have both.
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