Fesitval

PASS 18+ for Festival Fun

It’s hard to imagine, that we will have a hot balmy summer since spring has practically passed us by with barely a dry day. With Easter behind us, we are full steam ahead towards Festival season.

With Glastonbury having their Fallow year to give the site a chance to recover, you will be looking at other destinations for this year. However with two years to plan Glastonbury 2019, you can be sure that it will be a year to remember!  Check out The UK festivals calendar for 2018  (www.thefestivalcalendar.co.uk).

From pop to rock, you will be spoilt for choice.

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Business Expo

Basingstoke Business Expo 2018

My ID Card – PASS Proof of Age, will be attending Basingstoke Business Expo 2018 this Thursday, 22nd March.

The Expo is being held at the Apollo Hotel and is run by B2B Expos in conjunction with The Best of Basingstoke.

Entry is free, just register your interest to attend by visiting the B2B Expos website.

This is an excellent opportunity to discuss the benefits of PASS Proof of age cards and why it is the safest and least expensive form of ID for a night out.

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Christmas Shopping

ID for Christmas Shopping

December is here and the Christmas shopping countdown begins.

Whether you are a well organised shopper or a last-minute grabber, there’s plenty of choice on both the high street and online sales; for great Christmas gifts for all the family.

We are all aware that when purchasing alcohol or tobacco products, it is likely that we will be asked to prove our age. Here are a few surprises that you may not be aware of.

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Camper Vans

Do you have safe ID for Festivals?

Festival Fever – Save the Date.

You could take your passport to the festival – or your driving licence.  But that’s risky.  Where are you going to keep it safe?  Is it worth leaving it in your tent for a not so-friendly visitor to take?

May Bank Holiday is set to be scorcher, what better way to chill out than planning your Festival calendar and your ID options.

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Planning the Perfect Hen Weekend – What Happens with the Hens Stays with the Hens

“What Happens with the Hens Stays with the Hens”

Yes that final big party weekend away with the girls before you sweetly say “I DO”

Some choose to go abroad but the falling pound and rising air travel charges can often make the overall cost unreachable for some and we all know that the bride, wants as many of her “Besties” with her as possible to really make the party go with a swing!

The UK has some fantastic cities and towns which can really set the scene for making a most memorable and explosive Hen Weekend.

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One less thing you’ll need to do for your teenagers…

Teenagers, who’d ‘ave ‘em? For those who thought parenting would become easier once their kids hit double figures, it doesn’t take long to realise it’s still a full-time job – or should we say jobs. Yes, your job titles may range from chauffeur, to personal chef, to PA, to cleaner. And let’s not forget personal shopper. How many times have you been called to the shopping mall or cinema because your beloved teenager has forgotten their ID card and has no photo proof of age to buy themselves games or tickets?

Proof of age

Age restrictions apply on a variety of things and range from 12 years of age, to 16 years, to 18 years old. Your child will be asked to show their ID card to buy age-restricted video games and to watch 12- or 15-certificate films at the cinema. Did you know they also need to show their ID card to show they’re over 16 if they buy petrol, lottery tickets and ‘instant win’ cards.

Got an artist in your midst? Even supplies like aerosol paint are not permitted for sale to those under 16. Celebrating something? Seemingly innocuous items such as party poppers and Christmas crackers are subject to a 16- and 12-rating respectively.

Get them an ID card

Chances are your child will want to purchase at least one of these items at some point. By making sure that they have an ID card at the ready, you could save yourself yet another ‘emergency’ call to Mum or Dad’s fix-everything, buy-everything hotline.

Why not get them My ID Card – an official proof of age card, accredited by PASS, the UK’s national proof of age accreditation scheme? As well as a photo of your child, it has the official PASS logo and hologram and it’s fully endorsed by official organisations such as the Home Office and The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Because PASS carries these endorsements, venues and shops will recognise that your child’s ID Card is the real deal, meaning they’ll be able to sell age-restricted goods to them (saving you a whole heap of ear ache and hassle!).

Yet another thing to fork out for?

My ID card only costs £15, which is lot less than the £80 it’ll cost you to replace other forms of ID, such as their passport. Plus, it fits neatly in their purse or wallet. Teenagers have a habit of losing things, as you may be all too well-aware! Home Office figures estimate an average of 250,000 passports are lost every year and you can bet a fair few of those fell down the side of a cinema seat along with some leftover popcorn and sweet wrappers.

Remember that applying for or replacing other forms of ID can also have a long application processes, yet you can get your child’s My ID card in as little as 5-10 days.

Half-term isn’t far away, so apply for a My ID Card today for peace of mind (and a slightly more peaceful life…).