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Starbucks logoStarbucks 10% off for armed forcesWith Defence Discount Service

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Military personnel who show a valid Defence Discount Service card at Starbucks can get a 10% discount off their total bill.

The offer's valid every day of the week and covers your whole group. It can't be used to purchase Starbucks gift cards.

The Defence Discount Service card is available to all members of the armed forces, although you don't have to be actively serving to get it. For example, veterans, partners of service personnel and cadets over the age of 16 can apply. It costs £4.99 for a five-year membership.

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Yo! Sushi logoYo! Sushi 20% off for armed forcesShow Defence Discount Service code. Valid Tue-Fri & Sun

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At most Yo! Sushi restaurants, customers who show a valid Defence Discount Service code from Tuesday to Friday or on Sundays will get 20% off food.

To get the code, you need to hold a Defence Discount Service card, and generate the code from its website or via the app - you can't just show the card.

It's only valid on bills up to the value of £100. It excludes drinks and takeaways, and it can't be used with any other offers.
 
It's valid at all Yo! Sushi restaurants except Boxpark Croydon and Heathrow T2 and T3.
 

What's the Defence Discount Service?

To get a card, you have to pay £4.99 but it's valid for five years - so worth it if you think you'll save more than £5 in this time.

You don't have to be actively serving to get it, for example, veterans, partners of service personnel and cadets over the age of 16 can apply. Check the Defence Discount Service website to see if you qualify.

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Toby Carvery logoToby Carvery free meal for armed forces*Via voucher on Armed Forces Day only

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Military personnel can register with Toby Carvery* to get a voucher for a free meal, valid at all of its restaurants on Sat 30 Jun (Armed Forces Day). See our Restaurant Vouchers page for deals on other days.

The offer's open to all members of the Army, Navy and RAF, including serving troops, reserves, veterans and cadets. Users will also have to show a military ID or Defence Privilege Card to claim either a free breakfast (available until 11am, norm £5ish) or main meal including carvery (from noon, norm £5.99-£7.49). It excludes king-size roasts and can't be used with any other offer.

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