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January blues

What can you do to beat the January blues.

How to Beat The January Blues

January can be a challenging time for many people. Festivities are over, and you’re back to work, but there are many other reasons you may be feeling down during this time of year. Not only will we help you understand why you might be feeling low, but tips on how to handle that.

So here are our tips on how to beat the January blues.

Understanding Why

The first thing is understanding that this is entirely normal. The cold and the lack of light contribute to a low mood in the winter months. Your body also is more likely to produce melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep, due to the lack of light. The time change can also disrupt your internal clock leading to low mood. Lack of sunlight can also cause your body to produce less serotonin, affecting mood, appetite, and sleep.

Beating the Blues:

Sunlight

The main thing to incorporate is more light and time outside during the day. The more sunlight and fresh air you can get, the better. This can help balance out any low mood, sometimes referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). A lot of the symptoms can be caused by that lack of sunlight. You can buy lights that mimic natural light to help improve your mood.

Exercise

Going outside to appreciate the light of day is an excellent chance to exercise. Exercise is especially beneficial as this also helps boost mood and morale but gives you something to distract yourself and boost self-esteem. Exercise is good for wellbeing and boosting mood not specific to the wintertime, but this doesn’t mean you need to be forcing yourself to complete long, gruelling workouts. Going for a quick walk every day or heading to the gym for a class or session can make a big difference.

Resolutions

At the beginning of the year, it can be hard to deal with the onslaught of new years resolutions and a need to ‘do better’ or change. Don’t feel pressured to have a New Year’s resolution that you know you can’t stick to, and don’t feel pressure to make a massive change in your life. It is okay to simply focus on your wellbeing and get through each day as it comes. You don’t need to achieve something groundbreaking to be doing well. Setting unrealistic goals can lead to unwanted feelings of failure.

Lists

If you are feeling low, it can be helpful to write down your fears and anxieties. Identifying what is making you feel low can help bring you perspective or help these worries feel more manageable. There also can be a therapeutic nature to ‘releasing’ your fears out there into the world.

Do Something You Enjoy

When the new year comes around, many resolutions are being made. Instead of making resolutions, look at it as an opportunity to do something you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be a new hobby but do something you enjoy or have always wanted to try. This can help lift your spirits and act as a break from routine. Reading has been said to be good for mental health and doesn’t cost a lot, or even exercise as this acts as a two in one.

Nutrition

Looking after your health comes back to what you eat. Eating well and looking after your body has a significant effect on your mental health. Eating healthily can drastically improve your mood. Getting into cooking can also encourage you to look after yourself and give you an activity to keep you busy.

Something To Look Forward To

Another thing to do is plan something you can look forward to. Whether a holiday or a day out, giving yourself a treat or a date to look forward to can make those winter months a little more manageable. Especially if you celebrate Christmas or another holiday during the end of the calendar year, having something in or around January to look forward to can help ease those January blues.

Need some inspiration? Look at our shop to see our experience days and other exciting days out.

Reach Out

Lastly, if you are struggling, the first thing to do is reach out. Do not struggle alone; talk to someone you trust and ask to speak through your feelings and struggles. As well as implementing ways to combat the feelings of low mood, talking to someone can help ease the burden.

Here at Epoints, we believe that looking after your health and wellbeing is hugely important. These are our tips on beating the January blues, but whatever makes you feel better during the season is a good thing and remember that it is always best to share your worries. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you are struggling. 

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Christmas Day Games

Christmas Day Games

Christmas day is on its way, and if you’re like us, your Christmas day is filled with games! But are your current Christmas day games no longer cutting it? We’ve put together a list of great games to help make your festive period even better. 

Here’s a list of our favourites to help inspire you!

Escape Room Game

Our first pick is this exciting Escape game. An interactive game for the family, where you will need to solve the clues to escape the planet before the asteroid hits! Do you have what it takes to escape earth before it’s too late? 

Harry Potter Pictopia Game

This picture-based Harry Potter trivia game is perfect for all the family to test their knowledge. In this game, you will gamble based on how well you think you know the image. Will you play high stakes or play it safe? This is a sure hit this Christmas with various bonus questions about your fellow players and team rounds. 

Smart Ass Game

This quick-fire game means no waiting your turn, simply shout-out! Each question has 10 clues and the first to shout out the right answer wins the point! In this game being the ‘smart-ass’ pays off!

The Gin Game

In this game of chance, you will put your knowledge of gin to the test with some twists along the way! Push your love of gin to the limits as you race to complete the board before anyone else. Why not pour a drink whilst you’re at it too? A perfect game for the adults of the family. 

Taskmaster Game

Based on the hit show, this game lets you live out the show from the comfort of your own home! This interactive and silly game takes the challenges beyond the board as you complete a series of active tasks. The question is, will you beat the taskmaster?

Murder Mystery Game

Host your very own murder mystery! Can you and your guests figure out the mystery and find the murderer? With 3 different possible endings, this is the perfect addition to the festive season. You could even dress up to really get into the spirit of it, as you play this themed murder mystery!

Shop Epoints now to explore our great range of games to keep you entertained this festive period.

Remember, any purchase made with our shop goes towards planting trees due to our partnership with Carbon Footprint. Equally, earn cashback and rewards every time you shop at Epoints or through our Collect function.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

By now your Christmas shopping must be well underway! If you still have some gifts left to gather, Epoints have the perfect variety for you! Epoints have a selection of over half a million products and instant gift cards across your favourite brands. We’ve also added a range of new gift cards so be sure to check them out to help with your Christmas gift ideas! 

Don’t forget, you get more and pay less with Epoints cashback, the best way to save money on your next purchase. Every time you shop an instant gift card or product, you’ll be rewarded with up to 20% cashback.

Here at Epoints, you’re always better off.

Christmas Cards

Are you yet to write and send your Christmas cards? We have a lovely range of cards from John Lewis and WHSmith for you to choose from! Just head over to our website to browse the selection.

Toby Carvery & Harvester

Tis’ the season for a roast! You’re Sunday lunch can earn you £6 cashback when you purchase a £100 gift card! 

Toby Carvery 

Harvester

JoJo Maman Bébé 

Do you have a little one running around this Christmas? We have the perfect gift card for parents and soon-to-be parents. There is a selection of on-trend and affordable style for your baby and children’s clothes, as well as toys and nursery products! This £25 gift card earns you £1.50 cashback!

Bubble Bath 

We know that Christmas is a chance to spend with the family and unwind. What better present than a luxury bubble bath explore from M&S. A lovely, affordable present for just £15, giving you 94p cashback!

Virgin Experience Days 

The Virgin gift card is your gateway to the world of Virgin! A perfect gift encompassing a range of activities, from eating out, to cruises or jetting off on holiday! You can unlock a fantastic range of Virgin products and earn £15 cash back on a £250 gift card!

Apple iPad

We have a range of Apple products on Epoints, why not gift someone a lovely iPad for just £849. You will get a whopping £61.55 cashback on your purchase! You can use this iPad for working and writing as it is compatible with Apple pencil or even buy a keyboard and double it up as a laptop! Whatever the reason, an iPad is a multipurpose device ensured to suit everyone! 

Holiday Gift Cards

Do you want to gift a loved one a holiday this Christmas? Not sure when or where they’ll want to go? Epoints have a range of holiday gift cards that are the perfect solution for you! All these £250 gift cards earn you £15 cashback and £100 gift cards give you £6 back! Check them out below.

holiday

Inspire Gift Cards

Royal Caribbean

UK Staycation

Butlins

eurostar

Eurostar

Flights and Hotels 

Lastminute.com

Flight Gift Card

Global Hotel Card

FlystayGift

Christmas is the season of giving, why not give back to the planet? Epoints allows you to also plant a tree for just £1, giving you the opportunity to help the environment. If you can’t quite find what you’re after, not to worry, as you can shop through our collect function at a range of retailers and earn Epoints on lots of popular websites!

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Exciting Changes at Epoints

Exciting Changes at Epoints

We have some exciting changes coming to Epoints, just in time for Christmas. From unbeatable savings, higher cashback, a new 6% interest savings club, all whilst giving you the chance to give back and fund eco-projects – we have you covered. 

Keep reading to find out all the ways you can be better off leading into this festive period and for future! 

Up to 20% Cashback!

We’ve DOUBLED your cashback to a huge 20%! That’s right. Whenever you shop for a product or instant gift card, you’ll be rewarded with up to 20% cashback, so you’re always better off than shopping direct. 

Want to finally go away next year? Book a 2-night city break in Glasgow for £230 and get £34.50 back! 

Make Your Own Environmentally Friendly Beauty Products

Private Bespoke Ceramic Workshop 

Enjoy a creative afternoon in a relaxed atmosphere for just £199. Have a demonstration of your chosen ceramic item and then be guided through the necessary skills and techniques to create your own item from scratch! Better yet, receive £39.80 cashback on this purchase!

ceramic

6% Interest on Your Account

Forget worrying about the Christmas shopping next year, or that holiday you want. At Epoints we now boost your balance by 6% annually, but interest is added each month, so you’re never left with an empty pocket – interest rates like this are unheard of.

We know bank jargon can be hard to follow, but we make it simple. Say you have £100 in your account at the start of January. If you make £100 payments into your account each month, by the end of the year you’ll have £1,275. That’s an extra £75 from us!

Eco-Points to Help Save the Planet 

Up to 20% cashback and a whopping 6% interest rate isn’t enough? What’s more, we don’t just care about saving you money, but the planet too! You can plant a tree from just £1 with our partnership with Carbon Footprint. Done via the link below!

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Top Eco Picks

Shop our Eco-products at Epoints

In shopping sustainably you can reduce your waste and help the environment. Save while you save the planet. In addition to receiving Epoints cashback when you shop, we give you the opportunity to give some of your extra Epoints back to the environment and help fund eco-projects via our partnership with Carbon Footprint. In few simple clicks, you can donate extra savings to help save the planet. 

You can use £1 worth of your Epoints to plant a tree and watch the website update so you can see first-hand how you’re making a difference. We also have a range of eco-products you can shop and earn cashback on, which you can then use to donate (or spend) as you wish! 

Here are our top eco product picks.

Eco-Watch 

Need a new watch? Citizen Eco-Drive technology harnesses the power of light from any natural or artificial light source and converts it into energy which is stored in a lithium-ion cell. It recharges continuously in any kind of light to run forever. We have a range of different watches with Eco-Drive technology from Argos. Below is just one example but head over to Epoints to shop the full range!

eco watch

Wrapping paper and ribbons

Christmas is just around the corner. WHSmith have a range of eco-wrapping paper with their exclusive collaboration with Eco-Wrap and INKU. Kim, at INKU is an illustrator and graphic designer who specialises in impactful design and has crated an exclusive range for WHSmith. The wrapping paper is made from 80% recycled material and 20% new material to guarantee the product is great to use without tearing. We also have a range of ribbons and string!

wrapping paper

Rucksack

Back to school or work? Need a new rucksack? We have a range of Herschel Supply Co backpacks to assist with your daily commute. These durable, lightweight with a reinforced base rucksacks, feature a padded interior pocket to keep a laptop safe! The eco element is 100% recycled fabrics and industry-leading recycled materials.

Eco Hairbrush 

The Olivia Garden EcoHair Paddle brushes are made from natural bamboo which is stronger, light and more durable than wood. They have ion-charged bristles, which helps restore hair balance and shine and makes for faster drying time. The soft-touch grip improves the comfort, ideal for daily use. There are multiple reasons for using a boar hair brush. Boar bristles is a conditioning treatment, improves the texture of your hair and means the hair will be more shiney. To browse our bamboo hair brush and find out more great benefits it provides for your hair (and the environment) shop the link below.

hairbrush

Yoga Mat

The Sweaty Betty yoga mat is kind for your workout and the environment. The TPE fabric is recyclable and the mat features a different pattern on each side for different grip levels! Shop now on Epoints.

yoga mat

Iron

Laundry piling up? Plough through your washing without increasing your power bills. The Tefal Rowenta Eco Intelligence DW9210 Steam Iron has a Smart Eco mode that lets you iron fabrics at the optimal steam output without using too much energy. Simply put, you can save up to 30% on energy while working through the weekly laundry. The iron has many more perks, click the link below to find out more.

Phone Case

Need a new phone case? Why not shop our eco range on Epoints where the phone cases are 100% fully degradable material phone case made from plant based materials. The case has shop proof drop protection up to one metre.

phone case

Portable Desk Solutions

Stuck behind a desk all day in the same position? The Humanscale’s QuickStand Eco is the next generation sit/stand desk solution. The work surfance is designed specifically for laptops and its compact shape allows you to transform your workspace into a healthier place. Alternating between itting and standing throughout the day can boost your mood and productivity whilst reducing negative effects of sedentary behaviour. Not only that, the desk is made from sustainable, non-toxic materials that are free of red-list chemicals!  

Frying Pan

Prestige Eco Pan is the world’s friendliest 5 layer plant based non stick pan. It is easy to clean and scratch-proof. The pan is made from recycled aluminium and it is recyclable. Not only is it made from recycled materials, but it is good for you and the environment. In partnership with TREEAID, a tree will be planted for every pan sold. Whether you’re replacing old pans or fancy adding to your collection, why not do so making a positive impact for yourself and the environment.

Eco Bath Salts 

Theecobath’s unique blend of Epsom salts with aroma therapy oil together brings the ultimate bath relaxation. Lemongrass, peppermint, euclaptus and black petter scents to choose from. Epsom salt has been used as an Antidote to relieve stress and tired knotted muscles. Find out more annd shop now!

bath salts

Our eco range has something for everyone! The products are not limited to this list, so head on over to Epoints to have a look at all the other eco-friendly products for you and your loved ones. Don’t forget that Epoints gives you up to 10% cashback on all items, so you’re always better off! As well as you receiving cashback, we also donate 5% of our profits back to eco-projects too! Don’t forget, you can plant £1 worth of Epoints to plant a tree. 

Keep an eye on our social media and check out our website for more great eco essentials and deals! 

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Black Friday Gift Cards from Epoints

Black Friday Gift Cards from Epoints

Exclusively at Epoints we have over half a million products and instant gift cards across your favourite brands. Gift cards are a great way to ensure the perfect gift and add a personal touch to your loved one’s present. You can use your Epoints to buy the gift card or simply purchase the gift card yourself, all whilst gaining cashback on your spend! Get more, pay less, with Epoints Cashback, the best way to save money on your next purchase. We have recently added some new gift cards to our collection, be sure to check them out below!  

ASK Italian 

ASK Italian is perfect for a romantic meal for two, maybe a family dinner or even a work do! Whatever the occasion, authentic Italian food is bound to be a winner. When you purchase a £50 gift card, you get £3 back.

Cineworld 

Cinemas are the perfect activity in the winter months! Cineworld has a variety of the latest movies whatever day you decide to visit. A £20 gift card gives you £1.20 back. Get yourself a snack on us for the movie!

Jet 2 Holiday & TUI by Inspire 

Are you looking to escape? Jet2Holiday and TUI by Inspire gift cards have you covered whatever your destination. If you buy a £250 gift card, you get £15 cashback. 

What’s more, if you shop Jet2Holiday through collect, you earn 2 Epoints for every £1 you spend. That’s 1,000 Epoints when you spend £500.

Habitat 

In need of some new furniture? Whether you’re renovating your house, just fancied a change or moving house, Habitat have the perfect items for you, with collection from over 1000 locations. Check out their products and sale online or in store! When you spend £100 on a gift card you get £6 cashback! 

Argos also have a selection of Habitat products on our Epoints website. You can use your balance to buy specific items and gain cashback or even buy an Argos gift card on Epoints. The selection is endless!

Laithwaites 

Laithwaites is the UK’s No. 1 destination for buying wine online. There’s 1200 wines, spirits and gifts. Purchase a £50 gift voucher will earn you £3 back. If that wasn’t enough, you can use our collect function and earn 2 points per every £1. That’s 100 Epoints when you spend £50.

Loch Fyne 

Fancy gifting someone a lovely meal? Not sure what they’ll fancy or when they’ll want to use your gift? This Loch Fyne gift card gives a variety of seafood and grill restaurants to choose from to discover the finest quality!  Get £4.50 back when you buy a £75 gift voucher. 

National Book Token 

National Book Token have a range of gift vouchers on our website! A £25 gift voucher gives you £1.50 back. You can buy online and spend in bookshops everywhere and online. Not quite sure what book to get? This gift card lets you choose the present and give that person variety to tailor it to what they fancy. 

These are just the latest gift cards that have been added to Epoints, head over the website to check the full selection. Don’t forget that Epoints gives you up to 10% cashback on all items, so you’re always better off! Keep an eye on our social media and check out our website for more great eco essentials and deals! 

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Epoints Early Bird Offers

Epoints Early Bird Offers

Epoints are giving you Early Bird Offers to deliver you great deals before Black Friday madness even starts. So we’ve put together our top deals to make your lives a whole lot easier!

Our Early Bird Offers:

TASSIMO Bosch My Way 2 TAS6502GB Coffee Machine

We’re offering this Tassimo coffee machine for £72.99, a whopping £27 off the recommended retail price! The same product is a pricey £99.99 on Amazon. This great deal will help make those Monday mornings not quite such a struggle!

Additionally, you will receive £14.60 in Epoints cashback!

Unique Codes:

LOOKFANTASTIC:

We’ve got an exclusive discount with LOOKFANTASTIC allowing you to get 22% off all their luxury beauty and care products. To help towards those self-care days!

Check your emails for your exclusive discount code! Plus, get 16 Epoints for every £1 you spend through Epoints Collect. 

MANKIND:

Another great deal we’ve got for our customers is 22% off MANKIND. So you can get your care, and grooming needs sorted for a fraction of the price!

Simply enter your unique code at the checkout now for this exclusive deal. On top of that, you get 16 Epoints for every £1 you spend with the Epoints Collect function. 

LETTERBOX GIFTS:

Need a unique or personalised gift? With our LETTERBOX GIFTS code, you can do so for less, with 10% off this Epoints Monday!

Enter the unique code from your inbox to start saving now! And remember, you earn 6 Epoints for every £1 you spend through our site. 

WILTSHIRE FARM FOODS:

Get 10 Epoints for every £1 you spend at WILTSHIRE FARM FOODS when you purchase through our Collect function. Save while you spend and have their easy meals food delivered straight to your door!

To save with our Early Bird Offers, check your inbox for your unique codes and follow the links in this blog to shop our deals.

Remember, whenever you shop on other sites, you could earn Epoints by shopping through our Collect function. This way, you’ll save on top of your savings!

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Want to Get More and Pay Less? Discover Epoints!

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Want to Get More and Pay Less? Discover Epoints! 

Unsure how to fully reap the rewards of your employee benefits scheme? This blog outlines all the great things you can take advantage of here at Epoints. When your employer signed you up for Each Person, you automatically got an Epoints membership! Don’t worry though, if you want to be a part of the action and haven’t been signed up, you can sign yourself up. So, how can you take advantage of all our benefits?

 

Savings Club 

The  Savings Club is the secret to saving you money. If you’re interested in exploring ways to help your finances, we have a solution for you. We boost your Epoints balance by 6% interest every month, so you’re never left with an empty pocket. If that wasn’t enough, you can also ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ with up to 30 days of interest-free credit. By choosing to put away portions of your salary each month, you can prepare for upcoming costs while learning better money habits!  

All of the Epoints products have been tailor-designed to ensure you’re always better off. Combining our products and services means you can reap the full benefits Epoints has to offer you, whether that being showing gratitude, spending Epoints with our retailers, earning Cashback or within our Savings Club.

 

Epoints 

The fastest way to shop across multiple retailers all in one place. Epoints provide you with a reliable, easy checkout that is 6 times faster than shopping directly. There is something for everyone with over half a million products to choose from, including gift cards. 

Epoints bring together products from trusted retailers such as Curry’s, Amazon and John Lewis, to name a few! You can spend your Epoints on various products, from a vast range of departments, such as Fashion, Electronics, Health and Beauty and many more. Whether it’s Airpods from Argos or bath bombs from The Body Shop, you’ll get your items delivered from the retailer with all guarantees included. We’ve made it easy, so members don’t have to remember logins to many websites or repeat delivery addresses every time they shop.

The benefits of a single checkout don’t stop there… Want to track your delivery? Return an item? Or have any other queries? Contact one customer support team across multiple retailers, exclusively for our members. You can also gift Epoints to fellow colleagues or spend them in the shop! 

 

Cashback 

Get more, pay less with Epoints Cashback, the best way to save money on your next purchase. Every time you shop for a product or instant gift card, you’ll be rewarded with up to 10% back, so you’re always better off than shopping direct.

Use your points to get a discount or save up for a future purchase. The choice is yours. 

You may be wondering, why Cashback? We believe that actual items straight to your door, rather than money in your bank, are all the more special. Combined with a selection of over half a million products, you’re spoilt for choice and save money every time.

 

Collect+ 

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Not to worry, you can shop across our network of 1500+ websites with us. Want to book a Travelodge or a train ticket? You can collect Epoints on lots of popular websites. 

With our ‘collect’ function, you can find a retailer you’re after, be directed to their website and gain a certain number of points back based on the value of your purchase. When you shop this way, you will automatically get Epoints added to your account – spend these on whatever you want or whatever you need.

 

Plant a Tree 

Save while you save the planet. In addition to receiving Epoints cashback every time you shop so you get more and pay less, we’re allowing you to give some of your extra Epoints back to the environment and help fund Eco-projects.

We’ve made it a simple few clicks for you to donate your extra savings to help save the planet. In 2020 we partnered with Carbon Footprint to allow Epoints members to give something back. Small actions can make a big difference. So how does it work?

In just under 5 clicks, Epoints can be donated to Eco-projects to tackle climate change head-on by planting a tree. Pick how many trees you want to plant, and we’ll update the website so you can see first hand how you’re making a difference.

 

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A Better Bonfire Night For All

A Better Bonfire Night For All

With the return of Bonfire Night this Friday, we thought we’d share with you our top tips for a safe and more eco-friendly Guy Fawkes night!

‘Remember, remember the 5th of November’, but this year we’re going to talk you through ways we can all remember to be more conscious of ourselves and others.

Things to Consider:

While fireworks and bonfires may look impressive, they are not the most neighbourly of activities, nor are they good for the environment. Make sure you check for any restrictions regarding setting off fireworks or having a wildfire in your local area, as you don’t want to end up in trouble. Equally, if you or your neighbour has a dog, you may want to steer clear of fireworks for their sakes, as many animals can find the noise distressing. Lastly, consider some eco alternatives to look after the environment.

Safety Tips:

However, if you have your heart set on a traditional bonfire night, here are some ways you can keep everyone safe.

Making sure everyone is at a safe distance from any fireworks is vital. Check you have enough room in your garden or celebration location, so fireworks aren’t hitting anything on their way up. Additionally, always buy safety-certified fireworks and ensure only adults are lighting the fireworks. Consider planning your display before the night to be extra safe.

Secondly, if you are lighting a fire, consider getting a controlled firepit or purpose-built outdoor fire. The last thing you want is for your bonfire to spread. On that note, please do not add any flammable liquid to your fire and be sure to put it out entirely at the end of the night.
Having a bucket of water nearby is a good idea for both the bonfire and any sparkers you use.

Next, check that people aren’t drinking or smoking near either the fireworks and bonfire. Alcohol and bonfire night are not a good mix.

Finally, think of others. Try to inform neighbours and keep children well away and fully supervised. Also, any pets you may have, consider finding them a safe place to retreat to where the noise will not affect them, with some of their favourite things. This way, you can also make sure they’re not putting themselves in danger either.

Eco Alternatives:

While a traditional bonfire night might be the norm, it’s not for everyone. Having some eco alternatives can be a great way to look after the environment and the safety of everyone involved. Plus, it can be a fun way of mixing up the usual celebrations and saving money, as fireworks tend to add up quickly if you’re going for a full-on display.

  • Getting a fake firepit could be a good alternative if you want a bonfire but have no added environmental consequences. Equally, consider an electric fire or firelight.
  • Adding fairy lights or other lights around can help mimic the feel of a bonfire or fireworks more ecologically. Solar lights are a good alternative.
  • Stargazing- why not try looking up at natures fireworks as a great alternative. If you have kids, this can also be an excellent way to keep them entertained for the evening whilst giving them a fun insight into astronomy.
  • Get creative. You could create your very own fireworks and bonfire using arts and crafts. Try painting or sculpting a fireworks display or a handmade ‘fire’!
  • Again, if you’re set on more traditional celebrations, try to use more eco-friendly or biodegradable fireworks and use natural woods for a bonfire. Then remember to clean up any debris after your night of celebration.
  • Lastly, avoid any single-use plastic or single-use items when throwing your bonfire night. It’s harmful to the environment but also wasteful if you’re looking to save money.

Shop some of our favourite lights that resemble fireworks below. Available from our Epoints store now. 

Whether you’re having a traditional bonfire night or not, remember to stay safe and mindful of others. Even a few eco-friendly swaps can have a significant impact. 

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate bonfire night, why not have a look at the Epoints store. Don’t forget you can shop through Epoints on other websites to gain rewards with us.  

Follow us on social media for more information and tips to save, as well as inspiration when shopping this November. 

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A Halloween Night-In: Our Scary movie picks.

A Halloween Night-In: Our Scary movie picks.

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re going to give you our top pick scary movies for the perfect Halloween night-in! As well as films, we’ve got a great range of home cinema accessories to really make the most of your evening. Whether you’ve got plans or not, a movie night is always a great way to celebrate the lead up to Halloween or on the day itself.

Our Picks:

The Corpse Bride: 

Starting with a family classic, ‘The Corpse Bride’. A Tim Burton Halloween classic, following the life of Victor, who unwittingly ‘marries’ himself to a deceased woman while practising his vows the night before his wedding. This film gives you Halloween spookiness with the added bonus you can watch with the whole family!

Scream:

Up next is the 90’s cult classic: ‘Scream’. Years after the murder of her mother, a high schooler and her friends are terrorised by a masked killer. A scary movie with all the teen drama for this American teen flick.

Halloween:

Of course, it wouldn’t be a spooky season movie marathon without mentioning this one. ‘Halloween’, killer Mike Myers escapes an institution to return to his hometown to reap gory havoc.

Shaun of Dead:

Need more laughter in your Halloween films? ‘Shaun of the Dead’ is the perfect combo of gore and laughs. The film follows Shaun and his friends as they navigate the struggles of a zombie apocalypse.

Ghostbusters:

Throwing it back with an 80’s classic. A family fun film about a team dedicated to ridding people of their poltergeist issues. ‘Ghostbusters’ is a lighthearted look at the world of the supernatural.

A Projector

Home cinema essential number one is a projector. Elevate your scary movie night with the PHILIPS NeoPix Easy NPX440 Mini Projector. Making the night all the more scary when it spans the entire wall!

A Sound Bar

The next movie night essential is a sound system. The LOGIK L32SBT17 2.0 Sound Bar is a low-cost option that will help boost your sound. Meaning those scary movie jump-scares will be even worse!

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