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What To Do This Autumn

What To Do This Autumn

We’ve had a whirlwind of a Summer. With COVID restrictions lifted and the sun shining, we all wanted to make the most of it. Right? But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Autumn may mean a bit of cold weather and more staying home. However, at Epoints, we know it’s essential to keep our spirits up! So we’ve put together a list of inspiring gifts and experiences to keep your soul warm this Autumn!

 

Shooting & Archery for Two at Twinwoods

Up first, we’ve picked this Archery for two session! Let the action begin and use your strength to experience something humans have done since day one. 

Autumn Botanical Medium Candle

We know Autumn can be the beginning of staying at home a little more. That’s why we’ve chosen this Autumn Botanical Candle to fill your safe space with magical scents! 

Zombie Apocalypse Training for Two

Want to put your survival skills to the test? You and your chosen partner for the apocalypse will undergo some intense zombie training and come out alive!

Foraging, Cookery and Lunch for Two with Totally Wild

Discover what nature has to offer with a fellow adventurer! Forage for your very own ingredients and cook up a treat together. You’ll never experience anything quite like it, and you’ll carry these skills with you forever.

The Autumn Gift Box

Finally, an Autumn Gift Box. Make anyone feel warm and fuzzy this Autumn. From toffee and ginger to cinnamon apple, get ready for the season ahead with this box of comforts.

Don’t forget that Epoints gives you up to 10% cashback on all items so, you’re always better off this Autumn! Keep an eye on our social media as well for more autumnal deals!!

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Sober October

Five Tips to Help Make Sober October a Success

Five Tips to Help Make Sober October a Success

So, you’ve decided to go sober for October. Well done! The pandemic has significantly impacted mental and physical wellbeing. Therefore, now is a great time to stop drinking and focus on your health. Not just that, but it can be a great opportunity to fundraise and develop awareness for a cause.

Sober October is an incredible fundraising campaign aiming to get social drinkers to quit their habits for a month, working towards healthier life choices!

We’ve put some tips together to help you through the process because we know it can be quite a challenging task. 

 

Have a Motivator For Sober October

It’s helpful if you know why you’re doing Sober October. It could be to raise money for a cause close to your heart or because you want to focus on your physical wellbeing. But having a motivator will keep you on track. 

 

Socialise

Our first tip is to stay social! Don’t become a hermit during Sober Octoberand stay in because you feel you might be left out. Meet your friends and family at the pub (safely, of course) and enjoy an alcohol-free beverage. There are so many on offer! 

It’s powerful to keep your support network around you.

 

Find a Community During Sober October

Furthermore, finding a community of people that are doing Sober October can be an incredible help. They can offer support, motivation and a sense of connection. Additionally, it’s a great way to make new friends and support a cause together. 

 

Reward yourself

Don’t forget to reward yourself after a long day, and also for doing something admirable. It’s easy and habitual to reach for a glass of wine or beer after work or on a Saturday afternoon. However, run a bubble bath or go for dinner somewhere nice to treat yourself!

You could even use your Epoints to get something you’ve been after for a while. How about an ASOS voucher for that pair of jeans you’ve had your eye on, or those Airpods you’ve needed for ages?

Plan Your Sober October Drinks

Whether you’re going to the pub, a restaurant or a family party, plan your trips and drinks. In doing so, you will know exactly what there is to offer and you’ll be less likely to slip up. Take a look at menus, and browse the alcohol-free section at the supermarket so you can find what you love to drink! 

 

Remember What You’re Doing It For

Finally, remember what you’re doing it for, you’ve thought about the reason, and now it’s time to keep that in your mind. Create reminders like posters or phone alerts to help keep you on the 31-day path!

 

Doing Sober October is a brilliant cause, and we wish you the best of luck!

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fall favourites

Shop our Fall Favourites for 2021

Shop our Fall Favourites for 2021

The days are getting darker, leaves are turning orange, and the wind is a little bit chillier. Summer is officially over. But there is no need to be sad. We’ve put together some of our Fall Favourites so your Autumn can be just as bright as Summer!

Remember, at Epoints, you get up to 10% cashback on all purchases, including the list below! So, let’s start.

 

Yankee Candle Medium Single Wick Jar Candle – Pumpkin Pie

Start as we mean to go on with our Fall Favourites. This Pumpkin Pie Yankee Candle. Fill your home with the smell of cinnamon and dark brown sugar! It’s bound to make anyone feel cosy and festive. 

fall favourites

Witches Brew White Hot Chocolate

Halloween is at the end of the month. One of our favourite Holidays here at Epoints. That’s why we’ve picked this Witches Brew Hot Chocolate to be in our Fall Favourites. Coloured with spirulina, this wicked recipe bubbles with an evil green glow.

fall favourites

Habitat Abstract Wave Pattern Throw

We all love a good cuddle on the sofa, or nap in bed, especially when the nights roll in a little sooner. Habitat’s Throw offers light but warm material to keep you and the family happy. Ou Fall Favourites are hand picked for just this.

fall favourites

PHILIPS NeoPix Easy NPX440 Mini Projector

Something you may not have thought about, a projector! Fall is the perfect time to get the classics out, which is why it’s made our Fall Favourites. Whether you like horror or comedy, this projector will give you that home cinema feeling we all love in the Autumn!

fall favourites

NOW TV Stick-Entertainment, Sky Cinema & Sky Sports Day Pass

Finally, we have a NOW TV Stick entertainment pass! Browse all the latest films and sport to keep everyone entertained if you’re stuck inside this fall!

fall favourites

We can’t wait for Autumn to kick in! Summer may be over, but the fun doesn’t need to stop! Let us know what your favourite Autumn Items are in the comments below.

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eco-friendly

How to Be More Eco-friendly

How to Be More Eco-friendly

2021 is the year of change. We’ve faced a ridiculous amount of difficulty this year. One of which is the progression of climate change! So, you may very well have decided to do something about it. Whether for health, money or because you care about the planet, everything little thing you do can make a difference to our world!

 

Here are five easy steps to be more eco-friendly: 

 

Avoid the car

Although it might be easier to use your car, road transport contributes to 15% of total CO2 emissions. Therefore, swapping to walking or cycling is not only good for your health but helps you become more eco-friendly! Additionally saves you a little bit of money… or a lot.  

 

Go plastic-free 

Going plastic-free can sound daunting, especially given how much plastic surrounding us every day. Nevertheless, this also means there are many things you can do to change this. Reusing bags, swapping to paper and even buying local can help you be more eco-friendly. 

 

Reusable products

Like going plastic-free, using reusable products is a great way to be more eco-friendly, Epoints has over half a million products and instant gift cards, so there’s something for everyone. Including reusable products such as coffee cups, ice cubes and even face pads!

Donate

If you want to do something a little extra, you can always donate to more eco-friendly causes! At Epoints, we’ve made this simple. You can use your Epoints to plant trees and help fund eco-projects. To find out more, head to our eco page now!

Eat less meat

Finally, you can make a massive difference to the planet by eating less meat. You don’t even need to go vegan to be more eco-friendly. But by reducing your meat consumption could lead to freeing up several million square kilometres of land and reducing global CO2 emissions by up to eight billion tonnes per year by 2050.

 

So, if you care about the future of the planet, and are looking to make more eco-friendly changes, following these simple steps can change your health, pocket and planet. Change starts with you. 

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benefits of reading

The Benefits of Reading

The Benefits of Reading

Let’s look into the benefits of reading. Monday 6th September was National Read a Book Day! On average, we Brits read ten books every year! It is obvious that many of us love to get lost in the pages of a good read. But why is this a good thing for us? 

Here are Five Benefits of Reading

Empathy

From reading the stories of different peoples lives, fiction or not, we understand human emotions. Therefore, our level of empathy increases! Empathy can help you to relate to people and often help with many different situations in life. 

Sleep

Another benefit of reading is that it helps to switch your mind off. You can slowly creep into a slumber, relaxed sleep for the night!

Relax

Following on from sleep, another benefit of reading is the relaxation it brings you. Had a busy day, or need to take 10 minutes to yourself? Reading can help you feel calmer and at ease.

Vocabulary

Reading a book can increase your vocabulary through learning new words and phrases. Different genres, artists, and periods will help you find new sayings to use in day to day life. A benefit of reading you can use all the time.

Bonding 

Remember, you don’t have to read alone! Whether in a reading group or with your family, you can read books with multiple people. In doing so, you can build and create a special bond with these people by sharing memories and stories. Perhaps, one of the most important benefits of reading.

At Epoints, we want to give you the best possible deals in the fastest way possible. So why don’t you check out our Amazon gift cards at up to 10% cashback so you can browse some books from the Amazon store? 

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Back to School

Back to School

It’s that time of year again, where the back to school rush begins. The crazy rush for all the essentials is never something we look forward to. But at Epoints, we want to make it as simple and rewarding as possible! You could be a busy working mum, stay at home dad or a full time guardian. Maybe you’re just heading back to uni? Whichever it is, we’ve lined up the essentials for back to school.

 

Papermate Inkjoy 300 RT Ballpoint Pens, Medium Nib, Assorted Ink (Pack of 4)

First up, we have Papermate Inkjoys! Everyone knows the feeling of writing with a great pen, and Papermate’s are renowned for that satisfying smooth sensation. This pack of 4 includes every colour you’ll need so you don’t have to worry about any others. 

Don’t worry, if your little one isn’t quite onto the ink writing yet, we have plenty of pencils at Epoints.com too!

LENOVO C330 11.6″ MediaTek Chromebook – 32 GB eMMC, Gold

The homework’s covered with the Lenovo Chromebook! Its straightforward simplicity means there’s no fiddling about, so you can get on with the more important stuff. Priced at £189.99 you can’t really say no, especially with up to 10% cashback!

Eleanor Bowmer Sticky Notes Pad

Stop forgetting about the important stuff with these sticky notes! Put them on your kid’s doors, the fridge or even lunch boxes, so nothing slips anyone’s mind.

APPLE MacBook Air 13.3″ (2020) – M1, 256 GB SSD, Silver

Is your, not so little, little one jetting off to uni? Perhaps they’re doing a design or music course? Or just want the top of the range! MacBooks are famously perfect for any university degree and can help your creative bunch thrive. 

Don’t forget our weekly competition where you can win £500 back on your shopping! (Read further below for more details).

A4 Pukka Pastel Refill Pad: Blue

Last but by no means least, the all-important Pukka Pad! Notes, essays or doodles, get the right paper for all occasions! 

Anything we’ve missed? Check out the rest of our store to find exactly what you want and need! 

We’re running our competition till mid-September where you can win up to £500 back just for shopping at Epoints.com. 

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Some Re-tail Therapy

Some Re-tail Therapy

Yesterday was International Dogs Day, and we know how much the UK loves their pooches! AT Epoints, were determined to give you the best quality products at your fingertips, so you can spend your well-earned points on what you love. Maybe this time around it’s your dog! 

Here are some of our best doggy products hand-picked by our Epoints dog lovers!

 

Checked Oval Pet Bed – Large

Unless your furry friend sleeps with you, they need a bed! This soft oval bed is the perfect space for any large dog! But don’t worry we have plenty of other sizes to suit your little pal’s needs.

Best Buddy Squirrel Dude Dog Toy – Large

Need something for your dog to chew one and keep them occupied? This durable Squirrel Dude is perfect for them to sink their teeth into!

Kurgo Heath Booster Seat

Your pooch probably comes everywhere with you right? Even if they don’t, they definitely get in the car sometimes. With this booster seat designed specifically for dogs, they will be safe and comfortable going anywhere! 

OUAI Fur Bébé Pet Shampoo

Want to treat them to a little bit of luxury? Give your pooch a bath that will make them smell woof-ly. 

Wild & Woofy Dog Mug & Bowl Set

Finally, something for the both of you! With this matching set, everyone will know you and your dog are the best pals! Enjoy your morning beverage alongside your loved one.

We hope you find something that your dog will adore! You can browse even more of our pet supplies at Epoints.com.

Don’t forget we have a competition running through till September. We’re giving you the chance to win back your Epoints each week when you shop with us!

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It’s Competition Time

Win Back Your Shopping

Purchase something from the epoints store for a chance to win your epoints back!

Throughout August and September, we’ll be doing a weekly draw and announcing winners every Friday. To enter, you only need to purchase something from the shop to be in for a chance to win your Epoints back into your account! 

Win back up to £500 just for doing your shopping on Epoints as normal. What’s not to love?

We’ve put together some of our best products to make it easier for you to find something you want and need.

Gift cards

With gift cards, the possibilities are endless. Want a new outfit for summer? Need a new cooker for the kitchen? At Epoints, we have a massive range, so you can find the perfect item! 

£25 ASOS Gift Card

£50 Amazon Gift Card

Headphones

Listen to your music, podcasts or videos with the best quality possible. We’ve got everything from wireless earphones to top of the range headphones.

Apple Airpods

BEATS Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones – Red

Skincare

More of a relaxed and self-care person? Shop your skincare now, and you could win the Epoints back on us!

Bobbi Brown Hydrate & Refresh Skincare Gift Set

Bulldog Skincare – Skincare Kit

Games

For all the gamer guys and gals, Epoints has the latest games and technology. Therefore, you can win every time. 

Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Console – Grey

FIFA 16 / XBOX ONE

We will announce the first winner on the 20th

August & every Friday until the end of September!

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact support@epoints.com

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Staycation Essentials

Staycation Essentials

Are you ready for your summer staycation? Well, you will be after reading this. We know how much you all deserve a holiday so we’ve put together our best holiday essentials to make it easier for you!

Wychwood – Game Pack-Lite Rucksack Green/Black

You can’t go away without packing the essentials. Get yourself a sturdy but stylish rucksack to hold everything you need!

Go Travel 260 Beach Towel, Blue

Heading to the beach this year? Make sure you take a towel with you to keep off the sand and stay dry. This travel towel is perfect and compact for ease.

L’OCCITANE Travel Delights Collection Bodycare Gift Set

Not sure your BnB will have the products you love? Browse our travel sets to make certain you can keep up with your skincare! L’Occitane’s refreshing body treats are perfect for your weekend getaway.

BODUM Vacuum Travel Mug with Cork Band, 350ml

 Early risers need to keep your coffee warm on the go! Travel mugs are perfect for staycations and even your travel to work!

AGFA Single Use 27 Exposure Camera

Saving the best till last. Keep your staycation memories forever with a disposable camera! Everyone loves a good picture moment.

We hope you enjoy your staycation this year, wherever it may be! 

Don’t forget you get up to 10% cashback every time you shop with Epoints to make it that little bit sweeter.

Top Tips for Camping!

Top Tips for Camping

You may not want to go abroad this year because of COVID-19. But you definitely should not let that stop you from taking a well-earned rest! Camping holidays have long been a favourite with UK families. So whether you’re a newbie or a camping connoisseur, here are some camping tips for your next trip!

 

Practice putting your tent up!

Perhaps most importantly, practice your tent pitching skills! Don’t be fooled by the easy instruction manual. Setting up a tent can be a tedious business. Make sure you try to set up your new tent before you go, so you know what to expect. 

At Epoints, we have a great selection of tents to browse from, including this Arpenaz 4 Person, 1 Bedroom tent. Perfect for any getaway!

Don’t forget cooking utensils

Cooking can be fundamental to a good camping trip. If the food is not up to scratch, it might be curtains for the adventure. So make sure you take good utensils with you. We’ve made it easy for you with this 8 Piece Utensil Set from Argos. 

Take a water carrier

Don’t get left short on water! Remember to take a water carrier with you so you can refill as you need to. It’s also a lot better for the environment as you use less plastic. Here at Epoints, we care for the environment. Did you know you can donate extra Epoints to the planting of trees! To find out more, visit our donate page now by clicking below. 

Waterproof your tent

British weather is temperamental at the best of times. Make sure you waterproof your tent in the event of a, very likely, rain shower. When you’re practising your tent pitching skills, spray the tent with a silicone sealant!

 

Freeze your food and drink before putting it in the cooler box

Before setting off on your adventure, freeze food and drink before putting it into the cooler! This will ensure it stays colder for longer. In the Summer it will be a huge help when you need a glass of cold water. 

We even sell cooler boxes and bags at Epoints. This Inflatable camping or hiking cooler is perfect for any staycation!

We hope you have a tree-mendous camping trip! Let us know any of your own tips in the comments below! Don’t forget to follow us on social media either!

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