How to save money with civil service discounts

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Boundless by CSMA offers a tailored range of discounts for current and retired civil service workers. Learn more about the ways you could save money on travel, days out, everyday essentials and much more

Civil servants, working or retired, can get free entry to top UK attractions and days out, discounts on restaurants and savings on high-street brands. Plus, there are dozens of other deals on motoring, insurance and more. With two membership options to choose from – Boundless and Boundless Plus – you can get instant access to benefits worth up to £5991.

With Boundless, members gain access to an impressive range of benefits, including free admission to popular attractions. You'll get unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst, and all WWT centres; free membership to tastecard including Coffee Club, and Kids Pass (saving you up to 50% on dining out and 57% on days out), plus dozens of other exclusive deals and discounts, for an affordable annual fee of £40. 

With Boundless Plus, an enhanced membership package that offers even more deals, members get all the great benefits listed above as well as unlimited access to many of the UK's top historic sites and attractions with Historic Royal Palaces and National Trust for Scotland, access to The Ramblers' extensive walking community, and peace of mind with free roadside assistance and local breakdown recovery from LV= Britannia Rescue2 – it’s great value for a £68 annual fee. 

Boundless partners with some of the UK’s leading brands to offer fantastic experiences and unforgettable days out for families. What's more, members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on food shopping, gadgets, and even home insurance. So, read on to find out how current and retired civil service workers can save money and make the most of their free time with Boundless.

Civil service discounts with Boundless

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, founded in 1759, is a world-renowned scientific institution with two botanic gardens. Kew Gardens is a Unesco World Heritage Site that boasts over 50,000 living plants and is open to the public year-round, attracting visitors from all over the world. In addition to the stunning natural beauty of the gardens, Kew has an indoor rainforest in the Palm House and over 10,000 plants in the Temperate House, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse.

As a Boundless member, you can enjoy unlimited access for one adult and up to five children to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. Additionally, as a member, you can benefit from a 50% discount on admission for one adult guest, providing you with a unique opportunity to share the experience with a loved one or friend. And the benefits don't stop there! Members can also enjoy a 10% discount on all purchases made at Kew shops – the perfect opportunity to grab a unique souvenir or gift for someone special after experiencing the beauty of the gardens.

Unlimited access to all WWT centres

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If you're passionate about wildlife and love exploring the outdoors, then the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the perfect destination for you. With nine locations dotted around the UK, WWT centres are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, from wading birds to fascinating amphibians.

As a Boundless member, you can take advantage of unlimited access to all nine WWT centres, free admission for one guest and complimentary entry for up to six children. This will provide you with fantastic savings and endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Don't miss out on the chance to experience the beauty and diversity of these locations across the UK.

Free 12-month membership with Kids Pass

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As part of your Boundless membership, you'll also receive a free 12-month membership to Kids Pass. The Kids Pass app offers a variety of discounts on exciting and memorable outings for all ages. These include deals for free entry for children at aquariums and restaurants, plus discounts of up to 57% on days out and attractions. Save money on visits to zoos, aquariums, theme parks and more with your Boundless membership.

Save on eating out with tastecard including Coffee Club

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As a Boundless member, you can now enjoy a delicious dining experience at an affordable price, thanks to our partnership with tastecard. With access to 2-for-1 dining and 25% off food and drinks at a wide range of chains, including Prezzo, Marston’s, Frankie and Benny's, Burger King, Beefeater and Carluccio’s, as well as thousands of independent restaurants, you can indulge in whatever culinary delight takes your fancy while saving money.

Plus, with Coffee Club included, you can save 25% on barista-made drinks at Caffè Nero, Black Sheep Coffee, Krispy Kreme or your local participating coffee shop. If that’s not enough, celebrate the end of a busy week with 50% off pizza at Domino’s, Papa Johns and Pizza Hut Delivery. This exclusive benefit is not to be missed by any foodie looking to satisfy their cravings while saving up to £1,000 a year! 

Car maintenance and insurance discounts

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Boundless membership offers a range of exclusive motoring discounts for civil service workers that can help make running your car more affordable. You can enjoy savings on car insurance with LV=3, discounts on car maintenance with Halfords, savings on tyres with Blackcircles, and even discounts on fuel at selected petrol stations. You can find our full list of motoring savings here.

Supermarket discounts

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Looking to save on your weekly food shop? You can enjoy a range of discounts on supermarket essentials as part of your membership. To access these discounts, you can use Boundless Shopping Cards, which are prepaid cards that allow you to save money on your shopping at selected supermarkets. Simply choose the supermarket you wish to shop at, pre-pay the desired amount on the card, and you'll be charged at a discounted rate. You can choose the amount you want on the card, and your discount will automatically be applied, allowing you to purchase the gift card at a discounted rate. You can then regularly top up the same gift card at your discounted rate to use on your weekly shop, at selected supermarkets. Read our full guide to shopping discounts here.

Which working and retired civil servants are eligible?

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To become a Boundless by CSMA member, you must meet one of the eligibility criteria statements, which include being currently employed in the Civil Service or public sector, being an ex-employee, retired from either sector, or employed by an organisation that was originally formed within the structure of the Civil Service or public sector. These professions include:

  • Administrative Officers
  • Economists
  • Diplomats
  • Lawyers
  • Policy Advisors
  • Project Managers
  • Statisticians
  • Communications Officers
  • Human Resources Officers
  • IT Specialists

Direct family members of existing members or employees of approved organisations may also apply. Learn more about who can join Boundless. 

About Boundless

Our members are the ones who help shape our club, now and for the future. We’re owned by our members – people like you – civil servants and those from the public sector, both working and retired. This means every penny we make goes straight back into the club, which allows us to provide outstanding member benefits and services at a price you won’t find anywhere else. Find out more about Boundless. 

Do more with Boundless

If you're working in or retired from the public sector or civil service, Boundless has two great membership options to choose from: Boundless and Boundless Plus.

With Boundless, you get unlimited access or discounted entry to many of the UK’s top attractions including Kew Gardens and Wakehurst and WWT centres across the UK, as well as year-round deals on restaurants, holidays, shopping and much more. With Boundless Plus, you can enjoy additional benefits including unlimited access to Historic Royal Palaces sites, National Trust for Scotland places, access to the Ramblers' extensive walking community, and peace of mind with roadside assistance and local recovery by LV= Britannia Rescue. 


1 The value of Boundless Plus instant benefits are calculated by combining comparable membership deals at RBG Kew, National Trust for Scotland, Kids Pass, tastecard including Coffee Club and the Ramblers, as well as equivalent admission offers at WWT Slimbridge and the Tower of London (HRP). Additionally, it includes annual Roadside Assist by LV= Britannia Rescue. Terms and conditions apply.

2 Boundless by CSMA acts as an intermediary to Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited for Roadside Assist.

3 Exclusive Boundless member discount vs general public prices at and via the dedicated call centre. Boundless by CSMA acts as an introducer to Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited for general insurance.

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