Frontline workers and emergency services volunteers will be able to make potential savings of more than $600* a year on fuel and groceries thanks to an exclusive new partnership between Woolworths and Blue Light Card, the nation’s number one discount membership provider for frontline workers and emergency volunteers.
With the cost of living now the highest it has been in 36 years, the stress of everyday expenses increasing beyond wage growth is being felt acutely by the members of our community who care for and protect Australians every day.
To give back to those healthcare workers, Blue Light Card and Woolworths Gift Cards have partnered to provide exclusive savings from brands including Woolworths, EG Ampol, Big W, Dan Murphy’s and BWS.
For Aged Care Support worker Jade, a working mum of three hungry kids, these discounts could amount to several hundreds of dollars in essential household savings a year.
”My fortnightly food bill used to be around $450. Now it’s closer to $800,” Jade said.
“Whenever I see something on special, I buy it. I’ve switched some fresh vegetables for frozen or canned to save some money. I freeze any leftovers to take for lunches, so we don’t waste anything. It’s hard.”
From kids’ sports at the weekend to driving five days a week to visit clients, Jade’s petrol costs have also gone through the roof, while her salary has stayed the same.
“I used to be able to fill up the car for around $40. It’s been as much as $120 recently. But my car is essential for work and home life, I have no choice.”
Blue Light Card Australia negotiates market-leading discounts exclusively for frontline workers and emergency volunteers.
General Manager Tracey Duff said despite the tremendous value these workers and volunteers provide, they’re often on lower incomes.
“This means our members are finding essentials even less affordable than before and in many cases that means access to quality, healthy food is negatively impacting eating habits and overall physical and mental health,” Duff said.
“At Blue Light Card we’re working hard to thank our members by bringing costs down wherever we can for them, which includes essentials but also things they want but might struggle to justify, like travel and holidays or clothing, homewares, technology and exercise equipment.
“As a nation we need to support, celebrate and thank the incredible and often tireless work first responders do to care for and protect our communities.”
Through Blue Light Card, more than two million eligible frontline workers and their families can access best-in-market, discounts, savings and experiences from top brands and local businesses – a welcome relief for first responders and their families. From everyday necessities, including food and clothes, to once-in-a-lifetime holiday experiences, Blue Light Card ensures they have partners to cover all aspects of life.