Simon Webster explains how Perks – the PFS’ affinity benefits scheme for members – can help your everyday spending go that bit further
We know many are looking for new ways of saving money as the cost of living continues to go up.
Perks is an affinity benefits scheme for all PFS members. The scheme provides members with access to a wide range of money-saving deals and discounts, all designed to save members money in both their personal and professional lives.
In fact, with Perks you can find multiple ways to save some extra cash through everyday spending. Dedicated users can go so far as recouping the cost of their PFS membership with these 12 ways to save the cost of your membership
Open the savings calculator within Perks to start working out where you can make some instant savings.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Save 20% on prescription glasses and sunglasses with Vision Express
Vision Express believes everyone deserves to enjoy great vision for life, making your eye health their first priority. For a limited time only, you can get 20% off prescription glasses and sunglasses. You’ll also get your eye test for free when you spend £50 or more.
- Save 6% with Lifestyle Shopping Vouchers
Get 6% off at your favourite retailer when using a Lifestyle Voucher available through Perks. Shop with 140 major retailers in 30,000 stores across the UK, including John Lewis, M&S, Odeon, Halfords and Just Eat. You can also split your credit across different retailers so use it as you see fit.
- Travel and experiences
Save up to 10% with Hotels.com, up to 57% on family days out with Merlin Entertainments, 20% on Virgin Experience Days or 10% on National Trust gift cards.
- Wellbeing Support Services
Balancing everyday life together with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us. Perks has partnered with Health Assured, to bring you a comprehensive and trusted wellbeing service, including resources such as webinars, factsheets, articles, videos and guides, online health checks and a free 24/7, 365 day confidential helpline.
- TOTUM Pro - the everyday discount card
If you – or any of your colleagues or employees – are studying towards a qualification, you can apply for a TOTUM Pro student discount card and enjoy discounts on more than 300 UK brands. The TOTUM Pro app is also available on both the Apple App store and Google Play store.
- Discounted health club membership
Get discounts at more than 3,600 gyms, leisure centres and hotel facilities. Participating chains include PureGym, Fitness First and Virgin Active. Or explore a world of digital fitness solutions with 800+ digital workouts. No equipment needed – choose workouts with or without weights and stream from TV, laptop, mobile, tablet or gaming device.
- Business offers
Save up to 35% on your company’s office supplies with BSA Buying Group and get 50% off all Microsoft desktop applications training from QA. Or unlock access to CV, LinkedIn and interview coaching services, all designed to help you secure your next role in the profession.
Perks Price Promise
Perks strives to bring you prices which are very hard to beat. Many of the benefits offered via Perks will bear one of three price promise stamps. Depending on the stamp, members can either:
- get the service for free
- get the best possible price/deal inthe UK
- get the best possible price/deal that this company makes available.
Make sure you access your Perks to take advantage of the latest offers and get the best savings available. Visit www.thepfs.org/perks.
You will need your PFS PIN and password to log in.
Free legal helpline
Everyone will require legal assistance at some point in their lives, whether you are purchasing property or setting up a business. As part of your membership, you have access to a legal helpline, which is free to use. Administered by Lyons Davidson, call 01172 442 794 to get started.
Simon Webster is membership marketing manager, CII & PFS