Frontline workers and emergency services volunteers are being thanked for all their work and dedication in a new partnership to help them wrangle the cost of living crisis.
Discount membership provider, Blue Light Card, has teamed up with supermarket giant, Woolworths, to offer potential savings of more than $600* a year on fuel and groceries to frontline workers.
Outside of changes and stressful pressures coming from within the care sector, the cost of living is now the highest it has been in 36 years.
Discounts to stores such as Woolworths, EG Ampol, Big W, Dan Murphy’s and BWS are on offer to these workers.
Like many in the field, aged care support worker and mum of three, Jade and Wollongong nurse, Cherie, have watched the price of groceries and fuel skyrocket while their wage remained the same.
“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.”
Cherie’s passion for helping her community has kept her, like Jade, in a job that pays a stagnant and lower-than-average income but has leant on the Blue Light Card to afford her household expenses.
Through Blue Light Card, more than two million eligible frontline workers and their families can access these discounts and savings.
To become a Blue Light Card member, eligible frontline workers and volunteers can sign up at the Blue Light Card website or through the Blue Light Card mobile app.
*Savings estimated on an average weekly grocery and fuel spend of $320.