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  • a11waysindebt
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    • 1st Feb 08, 7:09 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 7:09 AM
    Are you a business op.
    • tinkerbelle
    • By tinkerbelle 1st Feb 08, 10:23 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 10:23 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 10:23 AM
    The way to get a Makro membership is either:

    1, Join yourself which you have to provide a: either proof of self employment, this is normally something from the inland revenue or national insurance contributions and 2 recent purchase invoices over £50.

    2, As a business: This is either a company cheque book, company credit card, paying in book and 2 recent purchase invoices over £50.

    3, If you know a police officer then they can get a Makro card on production of their warrent card. In some stores this also applies to Royal Navy.

    4, Services such as Social Services, NHS and councils can normally get a card by writing into the Makro store on headed paper.

    If you know someone that has a Makro card then you can use that card if they write you a little note saying that you can use that card.

    There are a few crafty ways of getting round the self employed route. I would suggest going in and applying at the weekend normally when there are youngsters working as they are much more flexible. Hope this helps.
  • Edinburghlass
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    • 1st Feb 08, 10:40 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 10:40 AM
    You can usually get a card if you buy for a PTA or similar organisation.
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    • James240
    • By James240 1st Feb 08, 11:07 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 11:07 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 11:07 AM
    i used to work for Makro and if you say that your self employed all u need to do its produce " 2 recent purchase invoices for over £50" that you can produce on your computer at home. As tinkerbelle said the best time to go is at the weekends as you will find people to be a hell of alot more flexible and to be honest save you a lot of trouble. If they ask for more pieces of information say that you will provide them at a later date, because 9 times out of 10 the application is just put in the pile to be processed any way. What i would say is just be wary that VAT is added on to the prices that you see instore and that some bargins arent exactly bargins
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    • James240
    • By James240 1st Feb 08, 11:08 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 11:08 AM
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    • 1st Feb 08, 11:08 AM
    p.s. sorry aobut no paragraphs ^^^^^^^^ its just that my works computer wont let me do them for some reason on MSE
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  • LittleLeeanne
    • #7
    • 2nd Feb 08, 4:20 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 08, 4:20 AM
    Hello Everyone,

    Thanks for your advise but i was there yesterday and got refused the woman who was asking all the questions of the day said i cant get one unless i provide more evidence i told her i was self employed and just became self employed 2 weeks ago. Is there anything else i can do to get one ???

    Regards,
    Little Leeanne
    • tinkerbelle
    • By tinkerbelle 3rd Feb 08, 12:18 PM
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    • #8
    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:18 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:18 PM
    You would need to provide some evidence unfortunately as everything goes out to the marketing department who check it.

    Do you know a childminder as all they have to provide is a coy of their certificate and a bill with there address on it. Which store is it that you tried at?
    • djpleasure
    • By djpleasure 3rd Sep 09, 5:21 PM
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    • 3rd Sep 09, 5:21 PM
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    • 3rd Sep 09, 5:21 PM
    if i had a letter on nhs headed paper, what should be written? any advice please
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