15% off at Boots


There’s 15% off full price fragrance & luxury beauty at our Boots UK until 14th Feb 2019!

Free Holiday Money with Thomas Cook


Thomas Cook is offering you £200 FREE holiday money when you book with them at our store!

 

*Offer applies to selected Thomas Cook package holidays departing from May 1st 2019 that include a stay at one of our own brand hotels (Sentido, Smartline, SunConnect, Sunprime, Sunwing, Casa Cook or Cook’s Club) where the minimum spend is £2000 per booking. Valid for new bookings only made at a Thomas Cook store. Offer can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. £200 holiday money will be issued to the lead passenger only on a Lyk Prepaid Mastercard® Card once the full holiday cost has been paid. Offer is not valid for online or phone bookings, and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Ask in store for full terms and conditions. All holidays are subject to availability and tour operator’s booking conditions. Thomas Cook retail stores are operated by TCCT Retail Ltd (company number 7397858), booking agent for Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd, (ATOL 1179, ABTA V6896).      Lyk™ is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.     R. Raphael & Sons plc is a UK bank authorised by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19-21 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 7ED, company registration number 1288938. R. Raphael & Sons plc is not licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to take deposits. Deposits made with R. Raphael & Sons plc are not covered by the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme.

Go Cruelty Free this Veganuary.


Forget dry January, we’re doing Veganuary! 
Whether you’re vegan, veggie, pescatarian, flexitarian, anything-else-atarian, or just looking to try something new this January, We’re here to make it as easy as possible for you.

Cheat on Meat

Something we couldn’t live without, even for a month, is Pizza Hut! So we’ve put in a word with the pizza experts themselves to see if they can pull some strings for us.  They’re now offering at our restaurant a range of delicious NEW vegan pizzas, including:

  • Vegan Jack ‘N’ Ch**se: Vegan ch**se, tomato sauce, BBQ jackfruit, sweetcorn, red onions, peppers and a BBQ drizzle.
  • Vegan Veggie:  Vegan ch**se, tomato sauce, spinach, sweetcorn, peppers, red onions and mushrooms.
  • Vegan Margherita: Vegan ch**se and tomato sauce.Buttt unfortunately this offer is only running until the end of January so make sure you pop down and dig in before it’s too late.

 

Light Vegan Bites.

Not everyone has time to stop for a full meal when they’re out shopping, so we’ve had a browse around our two favourite coffee shops for some lighter bites that definitely make you popular with your animal friends.

Costa Coffee and Starbucks both offer vegan friendly options for food and drinks in store. Why not try Costa’s chipotle bean and butternut squash wrap or Starbucks vegan chocolate and raspberry cake?
Don’t forget to swap out dairy milk for their soy, coconut or almond so you can pair their delicious drink range with your snacks.


Beauty without 
Bunnies

Being vegan isn’t just about what you eat, it’s also about the products you use, for example your makeup! Finding makeup and other beauty products that hasn’t been tested on animals can be difficult so we’ve searched high and low to find you all the brands that our stores stock that are cruelty free and vegan.

Primark

If you’re hoping not to break the bank when shopping for cosmetics then Primark is the first stop on our list. Their own brand cosmetics line, Primark PS, are 100% certified cruelty free and coveted with Leaping Bunny status. Read all about their decision not to test on animals here.


Boots

Boots stock a variety of products that are free from animal testing as well as not containing any animal products…

  • E.L.F
  • Bulldog
  • Original Source
  • Umberto Ginnini
  • Maui Moisture
  • Urban Veda
  • Isle of Paradise
  • Miss Patisserie
  • Bleach London
  • Shea Moisture
  • Spectrum
  • Botanics
  • St Tropez

 

Superdrug

Just like Primark, Superdrug’s own brand cosmetics line, ‘B’, is completely cruelty free and vegan. They’re strong believers in the ethical beauty campaign and have definitely embraced the vegan beauty lifestyle. They also offer a range of other brands that are clean, not mean! Below are all of the brands they stock which are cruelty free & vegan.

  • B.
  • Barry M
  • E.L.F
  • Sleek
  • GOSH
  • Makeup Revolutions
  • MUA
  • Lottie London
  • Nip + Fab
  • Tanya Burr
  • The Balm

If you’re interested in detoxing your makeup bag and want to be sure which cosmetic brands don’t test on animals or contain animal products, you can check here

Superdrug has officially opened at Monks Cross!


New store with Nail Bar and Brow & Lash bar to open in Monks Cross Shopping Park –

Thursday 6th December saw the opening of a new Superdrug in Monks Cross Shopping Park. The store, located in the heart of the shopping park has created 18 new jobs and will offer customers affordable health and beauty products and everyday toiletries, perfect for customers to pop in and pick up some party essentials and gifts in time for Christmas.

Customers will be able to choose from hundreds of Christmas gifts including stocking fillers and the perfect presents for her, him and kids from best-loved brands including Bloom Collection, B., Studio London, Flutter, Secret Santa, Fruity and Sweet Snuggles. Exclusive skincare and makeup brands will also stock an extensive range of products including B., Nip & Fab, GOSH, MUA and Revolution.

The store also features a brand new Beauty Studio area with a menu of professional beauty treatments at affordable prices, including a Nail Bar offering a file and polish from £12 and gel manicure from £20, as well as a Brow & Lash Bar offering tinting and threading.

Visitors will also have the chance to sign up to Health & Beautycard to be able to collect points to redeem on future purchases and also benefit from exclusive deals and offers. The Superdrug Mobile service will also be available to Health & Beautycard customers for just £10 offering no contract, unlimited calls and texts and a mighty 4GB of data every month.

Rachel Pennington, York Monks Cross Manager, said; “We are delighted to be opening our new store with three weeks to go until Christmas. We are sure customers are going to love our unique mix of health and beauty essentials at affordable prices. It’s perfect timing for those looking to do their Christmas shopping, or just pick up all their party essentials ready for lots of festive celebrations.

 

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 7pm

Sunday: 11pm to 5pm

Gift Giving Tree


 

Monks Cross Shopping Park is teaming up with York charity Snappy over the festive period. Shoppers are being asked to visit the Gift Giving Tree in the Shopping Parks Information Centre and collect a tag from the tree to donate a Christmas present.

Snappy is a registered charity working with children and young people of York with wide ranging disabilities, from learning difficulties to profound physical disabilities. The volunteers work to develop confidence, independence and social skills but mostly, to give the children and families the opportunity to enjoy new experience have fun and make friends.

Anne Stamp “We have worked with Monks Cross previously and customers have always been so generous in their support. As a self-funded local charity we are very grateful to anyone in advance to donates a gift, the difference they make is immeasurable and we hope to make this a great success.”

Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments  “It’s great to see the local community coming together to support each other, especially at this time of year. Snappy have recently been subjected to a funding cut, so we really want to give them all the help we can this Christmas.”

 

Out with the old, in with the new…


York’s Monks Cross Shopping Park, is embarking on an exciting redevelopment programme with a series of changes and improvements to further enhance the success of the park and transform the shopper experience for the future.

Following on from significant investment, stage one of the improvements will see upgraded frontages installed across the shop facades, providing a contemporary, fresh look and feel throughout. Plans also include transforming the walkway, by updating the existing canopy and creating an interactive recreational space on the western terrace, complete with children’s play area.

Greater focus will be given to food and beverage operator’s, with the addition of six pod units generating a more social and convivial space.

Several new tenants are also set to arrive at Monks Cross strengthening the retail offering.  Superdrug will be opening a new 5,000 sq ft store in late November, bringing an additional jobs to the area. Shoppers will be delighted with additional beauty, skincare and perfume available at Monks Cross just in time for Christmas.

Work has commenced on the former BHS store. The site is being subdivided to create multiple units, with Mothercare confirming they will be opening in the early 2019. As a leading retailer for parents and young children, their arrival will assist in shaping the future for Monks Cross.

Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments  “We are very excited to be entering this new phase at Monks Cross. The makeover has been a closely guarded secret and we are very pleased to be able to share this news with our loyal customers. We also look forward to welcoming the first of our new tenants, Superdrug and Mothercare.  Their arrival further cements the confidence in the shopping park maintaining its status as one of Yorkshire’s leading shopping destinations.

 

Black Friday at New Look!


New Look offers you en vogue items destined to be your new favourites. Black Friday 2018 is guaranteed to make your Christmas shopping as easy as possible. Gift your mum that designer bag for half price and surprise your sister with those shoes she’s been pining after for months! The Black Friday sale at New Look has got you covered. Find discounts of up to 25% off across all departments, both online and in-store. Start preparing for the year’s biggest bargain hunt today!

Welcome Home


 

If you’re anything like us then you take pride in your home. You love making it look, feel and smell beautiful and adjusting your homey touches to fit the seasons.
So we thought we’d have a browse around our favourite stores for home ware and give you a little Autumn / Winter décor inspiration. It may even give you a few gift ideas for Christmas!

Cosy Cushions

Cushions are a great way to inject a bit of character into your home and definitely make it cosier; which is exactly what you need in the winter.
Whether you prefer a muted toned cushion or a bright and quirky masterpiece, our stores have definitely got something to suit you.

Beautiful Bedding

Settle into the season with Monks Cross’ range of beautiful bedding. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the cosiest, softest and prettiest bedding in our stores. Whether you’re looking for ultimate warmth or cool and breezy sheets, you’ll definitely love what we’ve found for you.

Homey Touches

There’s one thing we refuse to leave out of this blog and it’s one of our favourite parts.
That’s right, you guessed it – it’s those little accessories that give your home that extra cosy, welcoming touch.
There’s something about adding a cinnamon candle, an inspirational poster or a snuggly throw around the house that perfects that inviting feeling.

Get Crafty

Maybe you’re one of those people who likes to add their own unique personality into their home. So why not customise your accessorises or even make your own?
We’ve taken some inspiration from Hobby craft and decided that this AW18, we’re going to get crafty and create unique accessories to dot around the house! Whether you’re sewing royalty and fancy making your own cushion covers or just want to add a seasonal wreaths to your doors, Hobby craft can definitely help.

Dorothy Perkins Vacancy


We’re looking for a Saturday sales advisor to work at our Dorothy Perkins stall in Debenhams!

8 hours per week

To apply, pop your CV in store!

 

Autism Hour at Clarks


Did you know everyday at 9:30am – 10:30am, Clark’s have an Autism hour!?  They turn down music and other noise, dim the lights and create the perfect environment to make shopping easier for people with Autism. To find out more about Autism hour, check out their website: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/tmi/autism-hour/map.aspx

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