Getting the Best from your Perkbox Benefits

Perkbox Benefits

In March last year, Orange Genie teamed up with Perkbox to create our remarkable employee benefits package, Orange Genie Rewards.

We hope you’re looking forward to doing loads of fun things in 2018 and to help you make loads of brilliant memories in the year ahead, we decided to take a look at how you can get the most benefit.

Getting the best from Orange Genie Rewards will help you save money while doing more of the things you love. There are over £700 in savings up for grabs, but it can be difficult to keep track of all the offers, so you remember what they are when you need them.

With that in mind, here’s our guide to getting more out of life with Orange Genie rewards.

  1. Upgrade your membership

Your free Silver package should not be underestimated, as it gets you access to a lot of money-saving offers. However, it’s well worth considering an upgrade.

At just £5.00 a week to upgrade to Platinum and unlock all the benefits, most find themselves saving much more than they spend. The people who benefit most are the ones who get in the habit of using their rewards package on a regular basis, and those who upgrade are much more likely to do this.

With headline benefits like free mobile phone insurance, exclusive savings on Sky bundles, 25% off at beauty salons and gyms and free movie streaming each month with Ratuken TV, it’s easy to see why so many choose to upgrade.

  1. Save at the cinema

One of the most popular perks available on Orange Genie Rewards, discounted cinema tickets mean a trip to the movies won’t break the bank. At the time of writing tickets at Odeon, Cineworld and Picture House are £6 each, with Vue Cinemas at a still very reasonable £6.50. With the average standard adult ticket coming in at £9.84, that’s a significant discount.

If you’re taking your family, or going with a group of friends, the savings could be quite large. Maybe you can even stretch to popcorn and coke without taking a fatal blow to the wallet.

If films are an important part of your life, you can also save on unlimited tickets. Odeon Limitless and Cineworld Unlimited tickets can both be purchased for £149.95, compared to the standard price of around £215.

  1. Cut the cost of your groceries.

One way to do more in 2018 is to cut the cost of the things you buy all the time, leaving you more cash available to enjoy yourself. You can do this with a percentage discount every time you shop at major supermarkets, including Sainsburys and Tesco.

The way it works is extremely easy – just top up your shopping card at a discount, and then shop as normal. For example, the discount at Tesco is currently 4%, so you get £100 worth of shopping for £96. This may not sound like much, but you’ll be surprised how quickly it adds up.

  1. Check for offers when you shop online.

The headline here is a 3% discount on Amazon gift cards, which can be added to your own account or given as a gift. You can spend them just like money on any of the millions of products available from the world’s favourite online retailer.

Again 3% may not seem like a huge saving, but if you often buy online it will make a difference. For example, we often hear from supply teachers that they save a significant amount on stationary.

Amazon may be the most obvious place to start, but there are other offers as well, so before you make any online purchase it’s worth checking your perks list for a suitable offer.

  1. Love to shop

You can save 8% on top ups on a love to shop card, which you can use at over 50 major UK stores including Boots, Argos, M&S, Superdrug and Waterstones.

It’s also well worth checking for other offers. With names like John Lewis, H. Samuel, New Look, Costa, Topshop, and Starbucks appearing regularly in your perks list, you’d be crazy not to check it before hitting the high street.

  1. Use the Wellness Program

Getting more out of life can mean taking control of your lifestyle and investing in your health. With free information on fitness, yoga, healthy cooking, meditation and more, the Wellness Program is a welcome surprise to many users of Orange Genie Rewards.

With a staggering choice of videos available to watch whenever you like, you can snatch a quick workout when you happen to have the time, or you can work through your choice of fitness program if you have a regular space in your schedule.   

Nutrition advice, cooking videos, 30-day challenges and a personal activity tracker round it out into a genuinely useful lifestyle resource, and it’s completely free.

  1. Check your perks list regularly

From speaking to users of Orange Genie Rewards, this is the one thing that will make the most difference. Get in the habit of checking for offers as a normal part of making a purchase or planning an activity.

There are so many offers in your perks list that it’s impossible to remember them all, and no-one wants to read about a discount they could have had if only they’d known. For example, the current offer of 20% off EE monthly plans is only useful if you happen to see it when you’re looking to renew your mobile phone contract. If you’re in the habit of checking your list before making purchases, you’ll come across offers like this at the appropriate moment. 

Whether you’re planning a day out with the kids, looking to join a gym or just heading out for a meal, the chances are there’s an offer in your list; make sure you don’t miss out.

 

It’s important to us that you get as much as possible out of your contracting life, and using Orange Genie Rewards is a great way to make that happen. If you have any questions about Orange Genie Rewards, or if we can help in any way please call us on 01296 468 483 or email info@orangegenie.com.

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