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Amazing benefits for our umbrella company employees: Discount Outlet

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Orange Genie Edge contains a lot of different benefits, and we know if can be difficult to remember what they all are and when you should be using them. For that reason, this article will take a close look at our Discount Outlet, which makes your money go further with discounts and cashback on literally thousands of every-day products and services.

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Navigating the Discount Outlet

The first thing to realise about the Discount Outlet is that it’s constantly changing as new products and services are added and participating retailers adapt and change their offers. It’s a good idea to check it often, and get used to searching through it because there’s just so much on offer that you can’t possibly remember it all. Fast moving as it is, there are some constants that will help you to navigate it.

On the home page, you’ll find buttons for four of the most popular categories: supermarkets, holidays, cinemas and restaurants. Clicking the button will take you to a list of current offers in that category.   
 

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Towards the bottom of the home page, you’ll find another four buttons, this time for the most popular ways to save: Cashback on online shopping, instant vouchers, reloadable cards and auto-top ups. Again, clicking a button will take you to a list of offers of that type.

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You’ll also see a search field at the top of each page, from which you can search for a particular kind of product, or a particular company.

Online shopping

These days a wide variety of retailers offer online shopping through their websites, so there’s a huge variety of products and services available in the “online shopping” section of the Discount Outlet. It’s a really good idea to check the Discount Outlet before making any kind of online purchase, because it’s likely there will be a discount or cashback offer available.

Cashback

With cashback offers, the discount outlet will give you instructions before you are redirected to the retailer’s website. The instructions are simple and easy to follow, but its important that you follow them, otherwise your cashback may not be applied to your account.

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Your cashback will appear in your account balance once it has been verified by the retailer. It can then be withdrawn or you can save it in your account for as long as you like. For example, we know many of our umbrella company employees save their cashback up for Christmas shopping, or for another event, like a summer holiday.

Reloadable cards

This is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to save money through the Discount Outlet, and because most major UK supermarkets participate, you can save on things you buy every day. The process is very simple; load money onto your card at a discount, and spend that money in store as a gift-card balance. For example, at the time of writing Sainsbury’s offer a 5% discount, so a £20 gift card balance would cost you £19. Given how much most families spend on groceries each year, this adds up to a significant saving over time.

You can even set up an auto-top up so you pay a regular amount onto your card each week or month, which makes it very easy to ensure you always get your discount on your groceries.

Instant vouchers

It isn’t always possible to plan ahead, and this is where instant vouchers come in. They can be used immediately after you buy them, so they’re ideal for unexpected or last-minute purchases. You can even buy them from your mobile device while you’re in store and spend them right away. Like reloadable cards, vouchers are purchased at a discount and then spent either online or in store. For example, at the time of writing Argos offer 7% discount on instant vouchers, which means a £20 voucher would cost you £18.60. Any amount you don’t spend will remain on your voucher until the next time you shop.

The smart spending app

The Smart Spending app is available free at the Apple and Android app stores. With the app, the Discount Outlet us even more accessible and easy to use, wherever you are. Depending on your device you can use your passcode, fingerprint or facial recognition to log in, and its easy to navigate, and easy to search.

The best way to get the most out of the Discount Outlet is to get into the habit of using it. Use your reloadable cards whenever you go to the supermarket, check for instant vouchers while you’re high-street shopping and look for cashback offers whenever you’re planning a trip or shopping online. In fact, before you spend money on anything, check the Discount Outlet first, and you may never pay full price again.

How Ross makes the most of Discount Outlet

Since we launched Orange Genie Edge in 2018, Ross has saved over £2,500 using the Discount Outlet.

This includes a number of large items, for example he recently bought a TV using an instant voucher at Curries, and a washing machine online at Samsung by accessing their site from the Discount Outlet. Other “one-off” items include a fridge freezer, airport parking, and cashback on a holiday.

The majority of the money Ross has saved, though, has been accumulated through regular spending on things he would have bought anyway. He and his family save whenever they buy groceries, using reloadable cards at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, and he uses instant vouchers to save when he shops at most other retailers.

Ross’ advice to anyone who has access to Orange Genie Edge is to get into the habit of checking the discount outlet before making any kind of purchase. It really is worth your time!
 

If you have questions or if we can help in any way, please call our expert team on 01296 4648 483 or email info@orangegenie.com.

 

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