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THERE'S just under two months to go until Christmas, so to celebrate Blue Light Card has announced a number of major retailers will be offering discounts to help emergency services workers buy gifts for the season and Black Friday.

Black Friday, which will take place this year on November 26, is a key date in many people’s calendars and has fast become one of the biggest shopping events of the year.

Blue Light Card has partnered with names such as Gymshark, New Look, Samsung and Halfords to help give NHS workers a head start on their Christmas shopping.

Full details on when the deals will go live will shortly be announced.

Commenting on the savings, Tom Dalby, CEO of Blue Light Card, said: “The blue light community has been so hardworking this year, tirelessly caring for those in need and leading the fight against coronavirus.

"The reason we’re able to spend more quality time with our families this festive period is down to the immense efforts of frontline workers in rolling out the vaccine in the UK. 

“We’re delighted to be able to say a big thank you by providing the millions of people working in the emergency services, NHS and social care with these exclusive Black Friday deals.

“Many of the blue light community have to work long shifts throughout the festive season, which can make Christmas shopping difficult.

"So, we hope our Black Friday deals offer a helping hand by giving them time to plan, and buy a few gifts early. 

“I’d encourage any frontline worker that’s not yet a member to apply for a card early to ensure they don’t miss out on these fantastic deals.”

What brands will be offering discounts under Blue Light Card?

●      Boohoo

●      Buyagift

●      Footasylum

●      Gymshark

●      Halfords

●      KitchenAid

●      MyProtein

●      New Look

●      Ray-Ban

●      River Island

●      Samsung

●      Shark

●      Sports Direct

How to apply for a Blue Light Card?

Membership to Blue Light Card is quick and easy and can be done by registering online at their website.

If you are a member of the NHS, emergency services or a social care worker you can apply.

A card costs £4.99 and is valid for two years.