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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 19th Feb 12, 1:11 PM
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    • #2
    • 19th Feb 12, 1:11 PM
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    • 19th Feb 12, 1:11 PM
    There are so many horror stories about people not getting flowers on time, getting them at nine oclock at night, next day, half dead flowers etc.

    I always use a local florist, find one near your mum, order them either on line or I prefer over the phone, they generally more reliable.

    and probably cheaper.

    If you really want to do it on line, try flying flowers, usually free delivery and they send you £5 discount vouchers by email
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
    • Maysie
    • By Maysie 19th Feb 12, 3:26 PM
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    • 19th Feb 12, 3:26 PM
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    • 19th Feb 12, 3:26 PM
    We have used Mark & Spencers to get flowers delivered and both times flowers arrived on time and in good order. I used a cashback site and occasionally there are codes about for extra discounts. You can look at reviews other people have written as well.

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/All-Bouquets-Flowers-Plants-Flowers-Gifts/b/48294031?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=06NYSAW9D6ASRYXWRS3C&pf_r d_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004GV7A1Q& pf_rd_p=470877813&pf_rd_s=global-top-10

    free delivery on flowers

    3% through quidco
    Last edited by Maysie; 19-02-2012 at 3:30 PM.
  • augustsmummy
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    • 19th Feb 12, 3:27 PM
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    • 19th Feb 12, 3:27 PM
    http://www.bunches.co.uk/?aff=gouk&gclid=CJON6qSrqq4CFcwjfAod2mtvTA
    try these. I have recieved a few bunches from them and every single time the flowers have been lovely. The last lot I recieved lived for over a month and were stunning . They are reasonably priced and often send 10% off codes out.
    And best of all each bunch of flowers is delivered with a small box of chocolates free!

    Alternatively ring a local florist, thats what my dad did when I had my DD and they were able to delivery at a convienient time and quickly. The quality were amasing and Dad was pleased with the cost (lives abroad so couldn't bring them).

    You could maybe ask someone near where she lives for the number of a good florist?

    Most importantly I would personally avoid Interflora like the plague - after being ripped off by them (Long story).
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  • teagan1966
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:49 AM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:49 AM
    i used m and and s the flowers were loveley and lasted for ages would use them again
    teagan
    • Loucien
    • By Loucien 20th Feb 12, 2:28 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 2:28 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 2:28 PM
    http://www.bunches.co.uk/?aff=gouk&gclid=CJON6qSrqq4CFcwjfAod2mtvTA
    try these. I have recieved a few bunches from them and every single time the flowers have been lovely. The last lot I recieved lived for over a month and were stunning . They are reasonably priced and often send 10% off codes out.
    And best of all each bunch of flowers is delivered with a small box of chocolates free!

    Alternatively ring a local florist, thats what my dad did when I had my DD and they were able to delivery at a convienient time and quickly. The quality were amasing and Dad was pleased with the cost (lives abroad so couldn't bring them).

    You could maybe ask someone near where she lives for the number of a good florist?

    Most importantly I would personally avoid Interflora like the plague - after being ripped off by them (Long story).
    Originally posted by augustsmummy
    I've used Bunches a few times and it was always fine. They pay cashback through Top Cashback (can't remember how much). They paid quite promptly as well.

    They also have a loyalty scheme called Posy Points, you can build up 'store credit'.
    • Quackers1
    • By Quackers1 3rd Apr 13, 9:07 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 13, 9:07 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 13, 9:07 AM
    I'm a fan of bunches - lots of choice and all orders have been delivered on time to thrilled recipients and lasted for ages! They do often have offers to help save the pennies as well as build up posy points.
    • gildius
    • By gildius 5th Apr 13, 10:28 AM
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    • 5th Apr 13, 10:28 AM
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    • 5th Apr 13, 10:28 AM
    I've used Interflora before and not had any problems
    • Willowpop
    • By Willowpop 12th Nov 13, 8:04 PM
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    • 12th Nov 13, 8:04 PM
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    • 12th Nov 13, 8:04 PM
    I've used flowercard.co.uk a lot for something different a lot of times, always appreciated, always on time and the flowers last ages too.
    • annasun
    • By annasun 12th Nov 13, 8:50 PM
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    annasun
    Hi,

    Bunches are the best. You get points to spend every time you buy on there plus free chocolates for every order. The carnations are cheap but my Mum says they always look lovely and last quite a while!
    • Quackers1
    • By Quackers1 1st Mar 14, 7:08 PM
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    I'm a fan of bunches too - I've ordered a number of things from them recently and all of the recipients have been delighted.
  • Yanick
    iFlorist / Colonial gifts - Appalling dispute management
    Case in Question - Ordered flowers for Delivery Mother’s day 2014.
    Ordering on-line was straightforward and easy, selected the date for delivery.


    Now The bad stuff
    • · Flowers arrived in a damaged box
    • · Oasis had dried out
    • · Excessive bruising to the flower heads
    • · Crushed and broken leaves and stems
    Immediately contacted iFlorist with my issue they said they could re-ship for delivery after mother’s day, this was not acceptable for me (I needed flowers for Mother’s day). I requested a refund they responded saying I needed to send evidence of the damage which I did immediately (within an hour of receipt of the goods).
    • · Emailed evidence@iflorist.co.uk 28/03/2014
    • · Raised a support ticket 01/04/2014
    • · Re-Contacted 04/04/2014
    • · Still No Response - Re Contacted 15/04/2014
    • · Still No Resolution Re-Contacted 23/04/2014
    • · First Response from Customer Service 28/04/2014 – An email with a £5 Gift certificate as Goodwill LOL
    o I refused the gift certificate – requesting that a full refund was the only option
    • · 1 Hour Later Received an email saying Flowers had been despatched
    • · Received Un-wanted replacement flowers 29/04/2014
    iFlorist in my case have had a no refund policy, Mother’s Day cost me Double because of buying replacement flowers locally. All I required was a refund because my order was damaged and replacement was not an option.

    I will never buy from iFlorist / Colonial Gifts ever again


    Wish I read Twitter first #iflorist masses of the same complaints

    @iflorist evidence@iflorist.co.uk sales@iflorist.co.uk support@iflorist.co.uk contact@iflorist.co.uk
    • sarah69696pink
    • By sarah69696pink 14th Jul 14, 8:07 PM
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    sarah69696pink
    I use Asda - my Mum always likes what I send
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 19th Jul 14, 9:29 AM
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    CHRISSYG
    ive just received a stunning bunch from my niece from Moonpig
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 17th Jun 15, 12:24 PM
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    Faith177
    I always use Bunches their customer service is fantastic and the flowers always look fantastic and last ages. They have a good range and lots of added extras plus the posy points you get which give you a discount are a nice touch as are the chocolates you get free
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    • ColinFishwick
    • By ColinFishwick 27th Jun 15, 11:01 AM
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    More reportedby flowersxxxx
    • piglet25
    • By piglet25 19th Jul 15, 6:09 PM
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    piglet25
    iflorist are the worst company - look them up on praise vent and warnings board :O
  • Filka
    A couple of times I used this delivery service KZ-Flowers.com to submit to parents in Kazakhstan. Flowers & Gifts come always fresh and on time. : J
    • rocky_5stars
    • By rocky_5stars 10th Aug 15, 1:13 PM
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    I go through topcashback and see what florists have good deals on. I recently used moonpig and had some lovely sunflowers delivered in time for a friend
    • nyg123
    • By nyg123 18th Aug 15, 12:26 AM
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    I sent some from Debenhams this year. They arrived in time and were very well received. I didn't see them myself as they went to the other side of the country. If going locally I use my local florist who do lovely arrangements a bit cheaper but they only deliver locally.
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