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Old 24-04-2007, 11:42 AM
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Default 4 weeks Financial Times subscription for 1.

What's the deal?

To promote the launch of its new website, FTlatest, the Financial Times is offering readers 4 weeks subscription to the paper for £1. For this sum, you can get the paper delivered to your door before 7 am each weekday. If you live outside the delivery zone, you'll get 4 weeks worth of pre-pay vouchers, which can be exchanged for the paper anywhere that sells it. The price also includes subscription to premium content on the website.

The only catch is you have to sign up by direct debit, then cancel the subscription before 4 weeks is up.

Where can I get it?

To get your subscription, go to the special promotion page on FTlatest, and enter in your postcode. The site'll tell you whether delivery is an option in your area. You can then choose whether you'd like pre-paid vouchers instead of the delivery option.

You'll need to fill in the form lower down and set up a direct debit from your bank account. The £1 fee will be debited from your account when the subscription starts.

To cancel the subscription when the trial period is about to end, call 0800 298 3852.

Anything else I should know?

When the trial period ends, the subsciption costs £97.50 every 13 weeks. However, even if you forget to cancel in time, you should be able to get a refund on outstanding papers. If you use prepay vouchers, you can get a refund for any you haven't used.

The promotion's limited to one subscription per order, and takes up to 15 days to begin.

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Old 25-04-2007, 11:54 AM
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www.ftlatest.com is not currently working, is there another link?
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:25 PM
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try this: https://www.ftlatest.com/bs-trial1-2...asp?source=125
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Old 25-04-2007, 1:59 PM
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And if you banked with GIRObank - now Alliance & Leicester - and thus have a bank postcode of GIR 0AA then you can forget trying to sign up online as the FT system isn't up to date enough to recognise this approximately 40 year old postcode - durh durh durh.

They DONT accept it if you phone up - as they dont bother ask for it! Takes about ten minutes to go through it all on the phone to sign up though. Will be good to read the FT again as had it from work but was too expensive to pay for after leaving there.

(PS: In case anyone is wondering, as I started to when I thought about it, GIR 0AA is definitely gir 0aa with 0 for zero not O for Oscar - confirmed to Royal Mail and Government data standards.)

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Old 25-04-2007, 2:03 PM
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i got a 4 week booklet of coupons today from these
65p off weekdays
£1 off weekend
plus an ad on inside back page regarding subscription offer

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Old 28-04-2007, 9:25 AM
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My first copy appeared through the letterbox today. Excellent offer !
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Old 28-04-2007, 9:41 AM
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Wonderful. My DH occasionally buys the FT especially at the weekend and it is horribly expensive. Have just signed him up for a months worth!

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Old 01-05-2007, 9:01 PM
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you deflecting soo lol ....jumped the wall!!??
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:56 PM
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Cheers, just signed up for a month's subscription and my first copy was delivered within 2 days of the request.

Thanks to the OP.
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Old 02-05-2007, 1:58 PM
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wilf55- what was that in our planets language ??!
remember always -'' life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage''
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Old 02-05-2007, 1:59 PM
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Do they still have the 'What to spend it on' feature on a Saturday?
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:44 PM
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Will my nice newsagent take these vouchers in payment for my usual paper and a bit of extra shopping..........
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Old 23-05-2007, 5:56 PM
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:confused: it's been over 2 weeks since i signed up..still no sign of any vouchers, i noticed that they debited my 1 on monday and when i tried to call today, the customer service telephone number in my email doesnt exist according to bt. i'll give it til the end of the week..
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Old 23-05-2007, 9:05 PM
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littlemissmay
Same here - telephone number is wrong
Try 0800 028 1407 - gets through to an overseas call centre but I've been promised a months supply will be with me by Friday
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Old 24-05-2007, 3:35 AM
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My vouchers haven't arrived yet either so I called the freephone number (It worked for me!) and was told that the first lot of coupons were sent on May 4th and that they'd send some more.
I'm fed up with items of mail not reaching me, even Recorded Delivery letters never arrive.
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Old 24-05-2007, 10:48 AM
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Here is my story:
Signed up for the trial around 4 weeks ago. They said my first paper would come from the the 10th of May by the Van delivery. Never did. Called 4 days later, the guy said he would sort it out, waited another week (that a couple of days ago).
Phoned them up again and said I would like the vouchers instead. They said that they would cancel my current trial and start me up on a new one, they would call me back in a few minutes to confirm - because they had to get the supervisor. Waited an hour, no call. Called them back, they said that the trial had been canceled and they had sent me the vouchers. Received an email about cancellation of trial. Still, no vouchers and no confirmation of new trial!

I am going to wait until Monday if I don't have any vouchers, I am going to make sure they have canceled my trial or any other trial they may have put me on. I don't want to end up paying 90 pounds for something I don't even receive!

Really sucks because I've never read the financial times but it looks interesting and its free-ish.
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Old 25-05-2007, 6:35 PM
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I receved my vouchers today.the date on the letter is 11 May 2007.
my first voucher was started on 19 May 2007.so missed a week.
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Old 26-05-2007, 11:30 AM
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I checked my bank a/c today and found that the £1 had been taken by direct debit.

I phoned 0800 298 4709 today and spoke to a very nice guy, I explained I 'd been charged for the 4 week trial but had not received any vouchers. He told me that they should have sent out the first lot, then because there had been so many problems they sent out a second lot with some complimentary vouchers.... so there's two batches I have not received.

He's going to arrange another set be sent to me with some complimentary vouchers. Let's hope I'm lucky this time.

He even reminded me of the date I need to phone up by if I wish not to continue with the subscription. Very helpful guy.

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Old 26-05-2007, 4:06 PM
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My second lot of vouchers still haven't arrived. I wish I'd not bothered with the whole thing.
If you have Internet banking you can cancel the direct debit mandate and that will stop the subscription. I've already done that!
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Old 02-06-2007, 6:04 PM
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called up this morning..she was very helpful and explained that there was a problem with the postage system- something to do with the bank holiday or something..anyways, she said she would cancel my subscription and that she would send me complimentary vouchers within a week.....let's hope they arrive!
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