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Staff benefits update – 11 April 2018

11 Apr 2018

This week includes a prize draw to win 2 x pairs of tickets to be won for The Cherry Orchard at The Royal Exchange and an offer for the Bluedot Festival in July!

Bluedot

Entertainment

Bluedot, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed festival of music, science, and cosmic culture, is set to return to Jodrell Bank on 19-22 July 2018. You can save 20% on bluedot festival tickets with our secure voucher code. Offer expires midnight on Monday, 30 April. 

The Cinema Society offer has become so popular with you all! You can save up to 40% off cinema tickets and once you've registered you can buy as many tickets as you like, as often as you like. All the major cinema chains are part of the scheme including Cineworld, Empire, Odeon, Picturehouse, The Light Reel, Showcase and Vue. If you’re heading to London soon, WestEndTheatre.com has offers on West End shows and plays. There were issues recently with the Merlin online discounts link.  This has been resolved so you can again make savings of up to 46%. Keep a look out on the Opera House and Palace Theatre discount page for all the latest offers as these are shared last minute particularly on Thursdays and Fridays.

Fitness and outdoors

Final reminder! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is offering reduced price tickets for their Chatsworth (6-10 June) and Tatton Park (18-22 July) Flower Shows if you book before 15 April. 

Hair & beauty

FLINT+FLINT Skin Care Clinics based at Harvey Nichols, Manchester, has organised a special corporate promotion (secure download) where you can indulge yourself over 3 separate visits to the salon and sample a range of services including facials for only £54.95. Multiples can be bought with further discounts as gifts.

Travel

Super Break’s Destination of the Month is London! With any 2 night London break made during April they are offering a free Thames River Cruise they also have a selection for May Bank holiday breaks – all boosted with your staff discount. 

Home services 

The latest promo code to save an extra 15% for April for the Hotpoint Privilege Purchase Club is live until 30 April. 

Prize draw winner

Congratulations to Gisela Orozco from the School of Biological Sciences as she won the family ticket for Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in a recent prize draw. Don’t forget you can now access 15% staff discount at the Discovery Centre. This is already proving VERY popular! 

Wider Wallet

There are some fantastic savings available for you via your free access to Wider Wallet.  Some of the latest include Marks and Spencer, ASDA, the Ethical Superstore, MAC lipsticks, La Redoute, Ted Baker and savings of up to 55% off your 2018 Eurocamp holiday. 

Royal Exchange prize draw

Our friends at the Royal Exchange are offering 2 x pairs of complimentary tickets to see The Cherry Orchard for any performance in the run (19 April – 19 May). Directed by the former RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd - it’s already opened in Bristol to great reviews - have a look at the production trailer. To be in with a chance, answer the following question:

Q. The Cherry Orchard was written by:

a) Anton Chekhov

b) Alan Titchmarsh

Email your answer to staffbenefits@manchester.ac.uk by midnight on 17 April marking the subject “Cherry Orchard” and providing your contact details. The winner will be drawn on the 18 April and notified asap and announced on the Staff Benefits Update. Good luck!

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