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13 February 2018

Valentine’s Day: A Day of Romance

Posted in Leisure and Entertainment

The romantic legends of Valentine's Day!

Every February 14, all around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Let’s find out…

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day, and the story of its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Another legend speaks of the imprisoned Valentine that sent the first “valentine” greeting after he fell in love with a young girl, possibly his jailor’s daughter, who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is vague, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and, most importantly, romantic figure.

Now isn’t that just absolutely romantic!!!! Wow we love the history of Valentine’s Day and all the interesting legends that go with such a special day!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

From the luxurious three-course dinner and a night of slow- dancing to fragrant bouquets of flowers and divine chocolates, the big day of love spurs generosity and romance no matter how big or small your budget. However you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, we’ve got a number of Valentine’s Day vouchers you can keep up your sleeve, ready to sweep them off their feet when they least expect it.

Save on gifts at Celestial gift experience, wine from Liquor City, tickets and snacks at Nu Metro or flowers and chocolates from Netflorist, or even getaways and grab the chance to show your loved ones how much they matter to you. Sending flowers or chocolates is a simple and traditional way to make them smile, and with online ordering, you can pay in just a few clicks and have it sent to their home or place of work that same day!

If you’re pushing the boat out, and would like spoil them a little more this year, why don’t you put your chef hat on and cook up a romantic meal for two, using a voucher from Ucook or try out a recipe from our blog before joining the many streets parties outside or how about a romantic weekend away at their favourite holiday destination? 

Get yourself in the mood of love and watch our sweet Voucher Plus Couple's Lunch experience. Click here!

Don't forget to follow us on Social Media and we sure wish you see love everywhere you go!

If you don’t already have a love in your life Voucher Plus has a tip for you “The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her” Marcelene Cox

Feel the Love in the air and be transformed by it! 

09 February 2018

All about Dining-Out, Food and an Awesome Last Minute Baking Recipe!

Posted in Food and Drink

Calling all foodies, hungry or looking for an awesome dining experience!

Are you looking for somewhere to eat out tonight? Or would you rather enjoy a night in with friends and indulge in a takeaway? Do you enjoy cooking or are you always in a hurry for a quick fix or a twist to your favorite dishes. Well, look no further! Allow Voucher Plus to ease your decision making when it comes to food as well as the pressure on your pocket! We offer awesome Vouchers for restaurants throughout South Africa at your fingertips! Deals include KFC, Mc Donalds, Nandos, Col'Cacchios, Simply Asia, Pizza Perfect and many more; you can enjoy your food and drinks for a snip of the price! We have an abundance of discount codes for you to use, so why not save a little more the next time you feeling peckish or even maybe a little bit “hangry”

With Voucher Plus you can find a place to eat within walking distance as our platform is geo-located to immediately give you access to great discounts from your favorite local restaurants, bars and food stores. We have a selection of vouchers for you to indulge in various different cuisines including Chinese, Indian, Italian and South African classics, so you can always find the right food to satisfy your appetite and fulfill those cuisine cravings! From brunch, to late lunch, to dinner and cocktails - the choices are endless.

If you’re stuck for birthday present ideas then there is nothing better than treating your loved ones to a delicious meal out at their favorite restaurant! Or even better, cook for them yourself with delicious recipes that are updated regularly and bonus, even get the ingredients delivered to your door at a discounted rate through Voucher Plus by Ucook! Pick up those little extras on your way home, at a lower price off course, like chocolates and strawberries or roses from Shoprite or even a favorite bottle of wine or some Sangria at a discount from Liquor City.

At Voucher Plus, we understand that our lives get busy. Even then, we are always looking for that favorite meal of ours to indulge in when the craving strikes. Sometimes we are thrown into a situation such as a last minute birthday party or cake sale at school, or possibly crave a unique dessert that doesn’t break the bank?…Well…. Below is a tried and trusted recipe by some of our Voucher Plus employees. It’s quick, convenient, and oh so delicious!!

Magical Microwave Chocolate Cake by Seri Ram

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • A Pinch salt
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Method:

  • Sift all the dry ingredients together
  • Then mix all the remaining ingredients together
  • Bake in the microwave for 7 minutes (use a microwave proof container to bake this in, or as per the latest trend “cake in a mug”)
  • Let it cool
  • Decorate as desired
  • Cake can be served on its own or with ice- cream, fresh cream and frozen berries or even custard!

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23 January 2018

Voucher Plus Couple Experience

Posted in Leisure and Entertainment

Couples need more days out and quality time together! Share more moments with exciting discounts and savings...click here to watch our Voucher Plus Couple Experience!

Spending enough quality time together enhances open communication, strengthens your bond and builds intimacy. It also sets a good example for your children to take into their own future relationships.

We must realize that spending quality time with our partner is like saving money for a rainy day. Every time you spend a few peaceful moments with your partner, you are building a stronger wall around your relationship against those times when misfortune could have broken it down. Furthermore if you don’t spend time with your partner/spouse you are slowly letting the distance between you grow! So close that gap at all times and ensure you two remain as close as ever!

Here are a few ideas to keep the candle of romance burning bright:

Recreate your first date

Schedule a “first date” and pretend this is the first time you’re going out together...ever! Let Voucher Plus help you out by giving you up to 50% off movies at NuMetro and a free pizza at Col’ Cacchio for dinner. Make a reservation and be sure to dress to impress. Forget about the daily obligations and obstacles at work and stick to date-friendly topics making the evening completely about each other. Share your dreams, what hobby you are dying to do and where your dream destination is to travel together! You never know, you just might learn something new about each other!

Have a fancy night in, bring date night to your lounge!

If heading out to a fancy date just isn’t on the cards right now, bring the dinner date to you. Resolve to feed, bathe and put the kids, if there are any, to bed early one evening, and then get prepped for your fancy night in. Throw on the dress you got for 30% less at Lipsy through Voucher Plus and let your hair down. Light some candles, scatter some pillows on the floor and Save with Voucher Plus on any order from UCOOK! Choose from 9 seasonally inspired recipes every week and have all the ingredients you need to cook delivered to you! Liquor city let’s Voucher Plus Members get wine for up to 15% less.

Couples that train together stay together

We all know this saying and it is quite true! Voucher Plus brings you two free months at Planet Fitness and discounted rates off any memberships you sign up for. A good side-by-side run on the treadmill or track can be an amazing bonding experience. One of the greatest parts of having a good training partner is the ability to share each other's successes. Setting training goals and edging closer and closer to their attainment alongside someone else is very motivating.

Travel Together

Nothing is better than exploring and relaxing together at a destination away from the mundane chores of every day home life. Get out and about with great deals when planning your next getaway, keep in mind that Voucher Plus members get amazing discounts on Travel, Accommodation and even car hire at selected destinations both locally and internationally.

Make it count

When you plan your next big date night, make it count and create special memories! Buy those flowers, chocolates – there are wonderful Voucher Plus Discounts through Netflorist, grab strawberries and cream with your Voucher Plus R20 off at Shoprite and get that beautiful outfit that will make you feel radiant for R300 off at La Senza.

Family bonding time

Mom and Baby, get ready for a day out with dad! As a couple enjoy the beautiful creation you have conceived together and spend some quality time to bond more as parents. Voucher Plus makes it easier to have a day out and about with Momi. Save with Voucher Plus on any order online from Momi Baby Bags! Choose from a wide range of top quality bags to keep all your baby's possessions safe. Grab a

Quick Lunch Together

Are you too tight for time? If you work in the same area, why not grab lunch together for less by Voucher Plus giving you R10 off a Streetwise 2 at KFC or you can get a free meal at Mc Donalds or Nando’s.

Our aim is to have you live more and spend less! So enjoy each moment and spend more quality time without having to stress that budget.

Join the Voucher Plus Club for only R29 per member per month and have access to deals and discounts from Top retailers and brands nationwide! Visit www.voucherplus.co.za to Join the club!