Sorry to say but this is not sufficient. I have just signed up and there was no process to check whether I worked for the NHS. I just said I worked at the Buckinghamshire NHS Health Care Trust and I was in and getting offered 20% off Boots at Clarks with the code BOOTS16, which I have now passed on to everyone in this forum, much like a Huel discount code could be.
With the Defence Service Discount I have previously tried to register myself and they ask for a Service Number, a stage you cannot skip. I went online and found the format for service numbers and found one and entered it to get to the next stage. After confirming my email address (a stage not used by the NHS) I was presented with this message:
“Once your email address has been verified it will be passed through to the Defence Discount Service team who will carry out a few checks and then activate your account. You will then be able to login and take advantage of these free discounts. Once you have logged in you can also apply for the Defence Privilege Card by clicking the Privilege Card link on the navigation bar.”
I expect to be rejected shortly. Sorry about this.
can we just give nhs discount if we register at huel with a nhs.net email account? the guys who vet for the nhs mail accounts do proper checks, i think. theres a couple of other restricted email domains too, for police and other civil servants.
is it? i wouldnt have thought it would be too hard to give a discount automatically based on the domain of the email address of whoever has signed up, but you would have to have the user verify their email address to prevent abuse.
i mean, you use shopify is it? perhaps they dont have this functionality in the core, but perhaps there is an app that can do this, or some custom code?
You don’t have to sign up with an email to order Huel. If you have a subscription you can access it from a Huel account, but that’s after placing your order. So at the time you pay your email address it not something Huel have.
While there would surely be ways of changing this I would guess that Huel are outsourcing the “payment” part of their online shop. So they cannot change the way it works at will, they can only chose from some existing options.
this is all very interesting i feel almost tempted to make my own solution to this, which is based on verified email addresses. after all, that is how facebook first started: you had to have an @edu email address to get access!
by the way, even if you did have discount codes, these would still be shared across the web, so any solution that in the end relies on having a box for a discount code will end up with non-eligible people getting access to that code and claiming this discount, too.
I agree that the list could be endless, however it really isn’t about who is more worthy. The only reason for not offering discounts to more groups like this is simply that they do not have rigorous enough processes to prevent discount codes being used by those that aren’t eligible.
We wouldn’t offer discounts and then make others pay more, that’s not fair.
Hey Tim, I saw in this thread you were looking for ways to offer discounts to police in same way you could to armed forces but in a secure way.
There is a system called Police Perkz operated by Reward Gateway (uk) which you can only register for if you are approved through a police force. Maybe they are worth contacting to see if you could offer anything?