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Full list of jobs which qualify for discount on Esso fuel – can you get money off?

THOUSANDS of workers in 30 different qualifying jobs could get money off when filling up at Esso petrol stations.

Blue Light Card holders can get up to 6p off each litre of fuel bought at any of Esso’s 1,200 UK sites.

Customers filling up who work in the NHS, police force and more could qualify for cash off their fuel costs

And with 700 Esso pumps open 24 hours a day, it’s worth knowing if you can get money off your fuel from Esso as thousands can.

Especially considering that the price of petrol increased by 0.7p this week to 162.81p a litre – up from 162.09p a litre last week.

The average cost of diesel also rose by 1.1p this week to 181.86p a litre – up from 180.76p a litre last week.

To qualify for the discount you’ll need to be a member of the Blue Light Card Scheme.

The scheme helps certain public servants get discounts at a host of retailers and other venues.

Customers can get discounts at retailers like Boohoo, Halfords, Starbucks and more.

And having this card unlocks the benefit of getting money off fuel at all Esso petrol stations.

You’ll need to be in the following line of work to be eligible for a Blue Light Card:



  • 4×4 Response
  • Ambulance Service
  • Blood Bikes
  • Border Force
  • British Army
  • Cave Rescue
  • Community First Responders
  • Fire Service
  • Highways England Traffic Officer
  • HM Armed Forces Veterans
  • HM Coastguard
  • HM Prison Service
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Lowland Search and Rescue
  • MoD Fire Service
  • MoD Police
  • Mountain Rescue
  • NHS
  • Police
  • Red Cross
  • Reserve Armed Forces
  • RNLI
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Marines
  • Royal Navy
  • Search and Rescue
  • Social Care Workers
  • St Andrews Ambulance
  • St John Ambulance
  • UK Visas and Immigration

Blue Light Card members can then apply for a free Esso Card from WEX Europe Services which gives the following discounts:

  • Petrol – 3p off every litre
  • Super unleaded – 5p off every litre
  • Diesel – 4p off every litre
  • Supreme diesel – 6p off every litre

Customers that qualify for the Blue Light Scheme will need to pay £4.99 for a physical card.

The physical card lasts for two years and can be used to prove your eligibility for an Esso fuel discount card.

We’ve listed the major discounts customers can get at other retailers too.

How can I cut fuel costs?

There are ways to save an extra 5p per litre if you sign up for major supermarket loyalty schemes.

Esso has also partnered with Nectar for its loyalty scheme and you can get 5p off a litre when you swap 300 Nectar points.

Drivers with a BPme rewards card will get one point for every £1 they spend in-store or on a litre of regular fuel at a BP garage.

Motorists will get £1 off their fuel or shopping for every 200 points.

Texaco, Shell, Sainsbury’s and Tesco loyalty card holders can also get money off their bills.

You can also cut fuel costs by driving more efficiently. This can be achieved by:

  • Accelerating gradually without over-revving
  • Always driving on the highest possible gear
  • Allowing your car to slow down naturally as your brake

There are also sites you can use to help you find the cheapest petrol prices near you, like PetrolPrices.com and Confused.com.

These allow you to search the prices of UK petrol stations.

All you need to do is enter your postcode and tell it how far you want to travel (up to 20 miles).

It’s also so easy to forget about the clutter building up in your car – whether it’s tools, kids’ toys or general rubbish.

But it turns out additional storage space can increase fuel costs by a whopping 12%.

So, don’t forget to do a car clear-out every now and then.

And, if you’re driving at a slower speed, think about taking the roof rack off and switching off the air-con to save on running costs.

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