Free CD-Wow £8.75 voucher loophole

MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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CD Wow are currently not planning to issue the voucher. 85,000 people applied so it seems. I have a telephone conversation scheduled with its MD on Thursday. I will keep you updated.


What is this?

In the 15th-22nd Feb edition of Time Out Magazine, there is an offer to get a free £8.75 CD voucher from internet CD retailer CD-Wow by joining the CD-Wow club (which is effectively a mailing list for offers. Sadly if you're already on it this doesn't apply). The voucher is available by going to and just filling in a form.

The terms and conditions

These state 'this offer is only open to readers of Time Out'. This is a very woolly sentence, and I've taken legal advice and this term does NOT state that you must be a subscriber or current reader.

Those who would prefer to do this via the magazine can buy it in the shops for a cost of £2.50 - much cheaper than buying a CD.

How to do this

As in the terms it states "CD WOW! reserves the right to refuse any Voucher application." You may not get the voucher, or the offer may be closed due to heavy traffic. It may also change the terms and conditions of the offer - worth checking.

Please be careful in any discussion

Please be careful what you write in any discussion so that you are not encouraging people to breach the terms and conditions of the offer.


PS And many thanks to MoneySaver heyho for originally giving the heads up about the possibility of this.

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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