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Staff benefits update

24 Sep 2015

This week the focus is on the launch of the Key for the City reward card so you can now access offers across 170 providers in Manchester and the surrounding area!

health discounts

We have been providing you with a range of locally negotiated offers for a number of years and you also have free access to Perkz so you can make savings on leading UK brands.

We have now partnered with award winning Key for the City, which provides reward cards for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Civil Service, Manchester Law Society, Visit Manchester, the local NHS Trust and our own Alumni Association.

Unlike other cards, their offers typically consist of 50% discounts and two for one offers, and one card permits up to four people to receive the discount available in all of the restaurants in your package! The card and access to the app is only £10 as a one off fee or £1 per month and you can also pay via salary deduction. It's so easy to sign up.

As well as a membership card, once you've signed up you can access a free smart phone app via Google Play and Apple. The app has many functions including a 'take me there' map feature as well as giving you the chance to be rewarded for every £1 you save.

With your Key for the City reward card you will be able to access a range of exclusive offers from more than 170 leading Manchester partners covering leading restaurants, health & beauty, entertainment and lifestyle offers.  These include:

  • Restaurants: Rosso Restaurant and Bar, Dimitris, Loch Fyne in Alderley Edge and the Hale Kitchen and Bar, Damson, Zizzi Spinningfields, Namaste Nepal (Didsbury) and Sweet Mandarin;
  • Health & Beauty: Trevor Sorbie, Malmaison Spa, Nu Spa, Skin Health Spa and House of Make Up;
  • Lifestyle: Didsbury Dental Practice, Peak Walking Adventures and Pad Chorlton;
  • Entertainment and attractions: Dog Bowl, Black Dog Ballroom, Trafford Golf Centre, Band on the Wall and tenpin bowling.

As an added bonus if you present your membership card at the Cheshire Oaks Visitor Information Centre you will receive a fashion passport that will entitle you to a further 10% off at selected brands throughout the centre.

Discover more via Key for the City. For each card ordered, Key for the City will donate 10% of your fee to the Wood Street Mission each December to help support their Christmas project.

Perkz competitions

The latest monthly Perkz newsletter has great deals with Bosch and 15% off at Superbreak which also has a special offer for three nights for the price of two from only £124.50pp for Paris. Plus you can save with M&S (6%), Holiday Extras Airport Parking and Travel Insurance (up to 20%) and Liberty (10% online). Don’t miss this month’s Perkz competition which gives you the chance to win:

  • Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 wireless headphones
  • £100 SuperBreak voucher


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