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Staff Benefits and Discounts: What’s New (November 2021)

New benefits and discounts have been added to the HR Staff Discounts SharePoint site.

Do you take advantage of the benefits and discounts available to staff? The Human Resources Reward Team is always looking for new benefits and discounts to make available to staff. Here are some of the latest additions to the Staff Benefits SharePoint.


In December 2020, the Mylifestyle benefits hub was launched. This gives staff access to numerous retail discounts, and to the University’s Childcare Voucher Scheme (existing members only) and Cycle to Work Scheme (eligibility requirements).

The discounts section of the portal (Mydiscounts) is now more user friendly, making it easier to browse/search for specific discounts.  

More information about Mylifestyle, including how to register, can be found below:


Edenred Savings App

Edenred (who are the providers of Mylifestyle and the University’s childcare voucher scheme) have recently launched a new discounts app, ‘Edenred Savings’, which enables employees who have registered for the Mylifestyle portal to access some of the discounted gift cards that are available within the ‘Mydiscounts’ section of Mylifestyle, via their mobile phone.

This can be downloaded from the App Store or wherever you usually download your apps. You will then be able to user your Mylifestyle username and password to access the discounts on the go.

Edenred hope to add additional discounts to the app by early 2022.  

Days and Evenings Out

The Country Living Christmas Fair

This year’s fair will be taking place in Glasgow from 2-5 December 2021 and discounted tickets are now available for University staff:

Country Living Christmas Fair

Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours offer a variety of history walks and ghost tours from Edinburgh’s award-winning storytellers and are now offering University staff a 10% discount on tour tickets: Mercat Tours

Financial Wellbeing

Salary Finance

Salary Finance will be holding 30 minute webinars about the impact that changing daily habits can have on your financial happiness. These will be held at 10am and 3pm on 8 December and 12pm on 9 December. Further information, including how to register, can be found below:

Salary Finance Webinars

Salary Finance are also running a competition for Christmas and giving away a retail voucher to one winner. To take part, visit and find the turkey.


We will be providing regular updates on the new and most popular benefits and discounts available to staff.

If you have any suggestions of businesses that you would like us to approach to enquire about a possible discount, please email