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Boots over-60s Advantage card - major devaluation
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Old 12-04-2012, 9:10 AM
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Yes of course. I have made the point to Boots that they can adjust/withdraw/whatever the discounts, just don't lie....
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Old 13-04-2012, 3:35 PM
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I have a double points coupon valid to 12 June, it also says on it 8 points per pound.
What I want to know is which of those is a lie.
I have just asked in boots and been told by the manager that if I use the coupon after 25 April I will get 8 points per pound, in other words less than if I hadn't used it.
Some promotion Boots
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Old 13-04-2012, 6:26 PM
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This was on WatchDog last night - showed clearly that NOT a better deal


I suppose you could check out on BBC iplayer
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Old 13-04-2012, 7:00 PM
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Starts 19m15s in.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...og_12_04_2012/

Watchdog's maths
100 of goods under old scheme
10% discount -10
90x4 points -3.60
Effective cost 86.40

100 of goods under new scheme
100x10 points -10
Effective cost 90.

HOWEVER, the difference is even worse than Watchdog calculated because, as h.blumberg pointed out earlier, 10 worth of points when spent will earn no further points whereas 10.00 of cash when spent under the old scheme would have bought goods worth 11.11 and earned a further 40 points.

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Old 16-04-2012, 4:07 PM
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That's a pain! By timing vouchers and 3 for 2 offers, I've always managed to stock up on No 7 serums, as well as other goodies.

I do find that the multi-buys on essentials, such as supplements and intra-dental brushes, are worthwhile.

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Old 26-04-2012, 12:09 PM
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Default Boots drop 10% discount

My local Boots says that the 10% discount to oldie card holders has been dropped in favour of extra points. They must be following Osborne's lead that we have too much money. Will others follow?
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Old 26-04-2012, 6:01 PM
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Deceitful announcement of recent "improvements" already discussed here.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=3888013
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Old 29-04-2012, 5:40 PM
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I went down on Saturday and spent 42.10 on Boots own 342 & 2.60 on half price non-Boots items, total 44.70 and I had a double points voucher.
For some reason I had 2.00 deducted for a voucher and I received 176 points (4 per on Boots own) and 240 over 60s points (6 per on boots own)
So it appears I received a 5% discount once, the till said the new voucher could not be used again, instead of double points, which wiould have been 8 per (ordinary rate) twice.
Under the old system I would have paid 2 less and received 176 points so I'm 2 worse of and 240 points better off.
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You are all missing one point the original 10% applied only to Boots products but the new scheme applies to all goods, so if for example you buy a 100 camera you will get an extra 6 worth of points. You are only worse off if you only buy Boots products, act your age
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Old 12-08-2013, 9:54 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sixtyandcheated View Post
... act your age


Good advice, also suitable for Newbies!

By the way, you're wrong. The relevant webpage http://www.boots.com/en/Over-60s/ clearly shows:
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10 points for every 1 you spend on Boots branded products & No7 every time you shop in store
with no mention of extra points on non-Boots products or services.
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