'The 5% Sainsbury's Saving Account (that pays 4%)' blog discussion

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  • nzseries1
    nzseries1 Posts: 2,240 Forumite
    It's just like high street sales where everything is "up to 50% off".

    Why not say everything is "up to 100% off"? "up to 200% off"?

    It's still technically true, even if nothing is actually discounted at all!
    You're spelling is effecting me so much. Im trying not to be phased by it but your all making me loose my mind on mass!! My head is loosing it's hair. I'm going to take myself off the electoral role like I should of done ages ago and move to the Caribean. I already brought my plane ticket, all be it a refundable 1.
  • nzseries1
    nzseries1 Posts: 2,240 Forumite
    And the piece on The Simpsons where Lisa is taking a tour round a box factory.

    Tour Guide: Each box contains a certain percentage of recycled material!
    Lisa: And what percentage is that?
    Tour Guide: Zero. What? Zero is a percent.
    You're spelling is effecting me so much. Im trying not to be phased by it but your all making me loose my mind on mass!! My head is loosing it's hair. I'm going to take myself off the electoral role like I should of done ages ago and move to the Caribean. I already brought my plane ticket, all be it a refundable 1.
  • Sceptic001
    Sceptic001 Posts: 1,111 Forumite
    I still don't see where the 5% comes from. Or was it just a typo?
  • JimmyTheWig
    JimmyTheWig Posts: 12,199
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    Sceptic001 wrote: »
    I still don't see where the 5% comes from. Or was it just a typo?
    Yes, I believe so.

    [Or a deliberate "mistake" to get publicity?]
  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,273
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    I now genuinely believe it was just a typo and am now feeling slightly mean for blogging it.
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  • Toe-Jam
    Toe-Jam Posts: 1,554 Forumite
    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    I now genuinely believe it was just a typo and am now feeling slightly mean for blogging it.

    Slow news day ?;)
  • nzseries1
    nzseries1 Posts: 2,240 Forumite
    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    I now genuinely believe it was just a typo and am now feeling slightly mean for blogging it.

    I wouldn't feel bad... it's free publicity for them, even if just for a few of us! :D
    You're spelling is effecting me so much. Im trying not to be phased by it but your all making me loose my mind on mass!! My head is loosing it's hair. I'm going to take myself off the electoral role like I should of done ages ago and move to the Caribean. I already brought my plane ticket, all be it a refundable 1.
  • Sceptic001
    Sceptic001 Posts: 1,111 Forumite
    nzseries1 wrote: »
    I wouldn't feel bad... it's free publicity for them, even if just for a few of us! :D
    I agree with nzseries1 - (nearly) all publicity is good publicity, and 3% fixed for one year looks good to me. Only Santander is paying more, and only to existing long-suffering customers.
  • Sounds like an offer about a year ago.
    We applied, filled in all of the forms in and sent them off, and it was getting very close to the end of the offer, and guess what....
    Sainsbury's could "find" my wife but could not "find" me.
    So we missed out on the offer and put our money somewhere else (at a better rate it just so happended).
  • Martin I think you've also fallen victim to the dreaded typo:

    "why not say paying between three and nine percent"

    Nine?
    AKA: PC

    ...
    Rest in Peace Fred the Maddest Muppet in Heaven :heart:
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