Cash-strapped Brits use store loyalty points as financial safety net, Microsoft Rewards survey reveals

Cash-strapped Brits use store loyalty points as financial safety net, Microsoft Rewards survey reveals

Almost half of cash-strapped Brits are using store loyalty points as a financial safety net by spending them when they run out of money, a new study has revealed. The Microsoft Rewards survey also found that 96% of adults in the UK actively look for ways to reduce how much they spend on a daily basis. Signing up for a shop’s rewards card and using the points you earn instead of your pounds can help reduce the cost of items. Eighty-six percent of people said they had subscribed to such a scheme – on average they are a member of five different plans – while 47% admitted saving up their loyalty points to spend them when their funds are low. The survey discovered that browsing the reduced section in a…
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‘Thank you for helping us make history’: Microsoft’s new London flagship store opens to the public

‘Thank you for helping us make history’: Microsoft’s new London flagship store opens to the public

Microsoft’s new flagship store in London has opened its doors to the public for the first time, with people waiting hours to be among the first to set foot inside. The first physical retail store for Microsoft in the UK, which is located on Oxford Circus and covers 22,000 square feet over three floors, was officially unveiled to the crowd at 11am. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer, Cindy Rose, UK Chief Executive, and Senior Store Manager John Carter welcomed the public by giving speeches in front of the doors on Regent Street. Rose said the store was a “symbol of Microsoft’s enduring commitment to the UK”, which allows people to “experience the best the company has to offer”. “Thank you for helping us make history today,” she added. People…
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Your first look inside Microsoft’s new London Flagship Store

Your first look inside Microsoft’s new London Flagship Store

Microsoft’s Flagship Store in London opens today, with crowds expected to flock to Oxford Circus to get their hands on the company’s latest technology and experiences. Covering 22,000 square feet over three floors, the store has a modern feel, with lots of space and wood and glass surfaces. Visitors will be greeted on the ground floor by a large video wall and Surface devices on tables, with the McLaren on their right and the HoloLens mixed-reality headset to their left. A wooden spiral staircase or lifts will take them to the Gaming Lounge on the first floor, where they can play the latest Xbox and PC titles in high-quality gaming chairs and professional pods, purchase third-party laptops and accessories and get tech support, trainings, repairs and advice from the Answer…
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We’re opening a flagship store in the UK because London is hard to beat, says top Microsoft executive Chris Capossela

We’re opening a flagship store in the UK because London is hard to beat, says top Microsoft executive Chris Capossela

Microsoft chose to open its first European flagship store in London because the city is “hard to beat,” one of the company’s top executives has revealed. Chris Capossela, Chief Marketing Officer, visited the store with UK CEO Cindy Rose ahead of its launch on July 11, and he said there were “very few locations in the world” that are as appealing as the UK capital. The first physical retail store for Microsoft in the UK is located on Oxford Circus and covers 22,000 square feet over three floors. Capossela (above) said it contains many one-of-a-kind features, including a full-sized McLaren Senna sports car that doubles as a Forza Motorsport 7 experience, a Gaming Lounge, a Community Theatre featuring free workshops all-year-round and an entire floor dedicated to helping businesses and…
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Microsoft at Pride in London 2019: in pictures

Microsoft at Pride in London 2019: in pictures

More than 100 Microsoft staff took part in this year’s Pride parade in London on Saturday. The LGBTQ+ event attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the capital, who lined the route from Portland Place, down Oxford Circus, along Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and then passing Trafalgar Square to Whitehall. Microsoft had a float in the march for the first time, and many of those taking part were members of GLEAM, Microsoft’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employee resource group, which has a strong following globally. This year, Pride in London was celebrating 50 years since the birth of the modern LGBT+ rights movement. Here’s what happened: Microsoft staff at PRIDE Microsoft staff on the company float at PRIDE The Microsoft float travels through…
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