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Staff benefits update

13 Feb 2014

Is it windy or is love in the air! Hopefully, these money-saving gift ideas can help lift the mood during this run of bad weather.

Valentine's Day

If you are still looking for Valentine’s inspiration one of our regular discount providers, City Scene, has a deal for La Tasca on 13 and 14 February, which includes 30% off the Valentine set menus. They also have an offer of 50% discount on the food bill for the award winning Market Restaurant in the Northern Quarter on 28 February.

The latest Perkz offers include savings of up to 10% at Interflora, 10% at Hotel Chocolat, 7% at The Fragrance Shop and 12% at Goldsmiths. Visit the Perkz page for more details!

Manchester Opera House has a great offer for the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Rufus Hound and Robert Lindsay before it transfers to the West End! Best available seats (including stalls) are £15. Visit the offer page for details on availability. The Hallé also has an offer for you on Thursday, 13 February for a concert that includes works by Berlioz, Britten and Debussy.

If you need to treat yourself, visit the I need pampering  page to see the three fantastic pamper packages with prices starting at £39.99 plus a free gift of a makeover experience in Manchester with every purchase!! Biothecare Estetika in the Northern Quarter also have buy one get one free on their aesthetic treatments.

Nearly half term!

Are you looking for half term ideas then why not take a look at Superbreak for half-term specials such as Alton Towers (combination ticket and hotel offers) or family half board deals.   The staff travel discount page covers leading operators such as Hilton Hotels (up to 40% discount), Cottages4u, Holiday Inn and Hoseasons. There are also special deals for individual hotels in the Lake District and campervan hire!

Don’t forget it’s your last chance to enter the SkooshKarma competition to win a £100 hotel voucher and as a bonus they'll give you an extra 10% off all 150,000 of their hotels. The competition is open until 14 February and the winner will be notified week commencing 17 February!

Thank you to colleagues who recently took the time to email their positive experiences of staff discounts. It’s great to know!! Contact staffbenefits@manchester.ac.uk to share!

Have a good week and keep wrapped up!