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wombling in tesco - what's safe

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
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  • LittleBillLittleBill Forumite
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    Really, it's pathetic that people think it's legal OR MORAL to do this.

    That is one of the saddest things I have ever heard! People actually do this?!


    It likely is illegal ... and maybe some think it pathetic ... and or sad!

    ... but it is I would say harmless ...

    I personally abhore litter bugs ... which is far too cute a name for them ... I genuinely do ... maybe those who drop the receipts should maybe use a bin ... heaven forbid! ....
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    sorry to go back to the original question - but morality asside, of those who have done it, at what point did you get the 'naughty' letter?

    how many wombles make a wimbledon?

    i've not been telling the cs where the receipts come from just asking she credit and there's been no probs, and if i did get a let i'd be on the phone shouting it's their own fault for not sending my OH his own card despite many requests, but i'd rather avoid that if possible. I don't trust myself not loose his reciepts thou (if i save then in hope he finally gets a card) and would rather credit.

    edit - i want all points on the one card as we don't get enough to merit two cards
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  • sorry to go back to the original question - but morality asside, of those who have done it, at what point did you get the 'naughty' letter?

    how many wombles make a wimbledon?

    i've not been telling the cs where the receipts come from just asking she credit and there's been no probs, and if i did get a let i'd be on the phone shouting it's their own fault for not sending my OH his own card despite many requests, but i'd rather avoid that if possible. I don't trust myself not loose his reciepts thou (if i save then in hope he finally gets a card) and would rather credit.

    Why dont you just pick up one of those paper Clubcards that are dotted all round the store for your OH, you register the number on the back and then use the paper one to accrue points until your plastic one arrives. That way youd get two sets of extra points vouchers in May surely?
    Sorry, im quite new to all this but thats how I understand it! Ive only just started collecting and am still using a paper clubcard and theyve told me it could be 3 months before my plastic one arrives! :eek:

    Im not sure about your first question, from what Ive read on here you would have to womble quite a lot for them to question it. I for one always look around for reciepts (mainly looking for till spits!) but the cleaners are like magicians in my two local stores, theres hardly ever any at all! :rotfl:
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  • MarkyMarkDMarkyMarkD Forumite
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    I'm not sure why anyone thinks that one joint clubcard account is better than two single ones - would anyone care to elaborate?

    As isabelle says, you will then get more "extra points" vouchers than if you had a joint account. And you can use both individuals' points vouchers in exchange for deals, no problem.
  • crazy_guycrazy_guy Forumite
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    MarkyMarkD is exactly right on this matter by saying:

    If you LIE or IMPLY that YOU forgot to get the clubcard points credited on your own purchases (using receipts that you have wombled) then you are obtaining money by deception.

    I've been to the courts many times (for work of course) and the amount of people who think they can get away with gaining money fraudulently is amazing, granted i've never heard of a wombler court case but if it was a excessive use they would be within their rights to report you to the police....the occasional one or two wouldnt warrant a prosecution but that doesnt mean its not against the law
  • TokochickUKTokochickUK Forumite
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    but if you just say " can you put these on my card" or not giving any explaination so not fibbing, just not elaborating. I dont do this by the way, i would think i was being watched lol
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  • babymoneyblaggerbabymoneyblagger Forumite
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    Hi ev1 - I would just like to add that my husband buys items and keeps his receipts so I can then add them onto our acc (I only have 1 clubcard) - so there are genuine people who have their points added this way!!
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  • I've seen a few posts on here about wombling but now i search for the info nothings coming up.

    A few people were saying they'd had letters from tesco saying stop wombling, can you tell me how much you get away with before this letter arrives?

    I've asked tesco by e-mail & phone for a 2nd card on my account for my OH and it's not arrived so he's keeping receipts for me to credit, i've also (properly) wombled 2 others, my worry is i'll get to an amount and get the nasty womble letter.

    thanks
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    I work on customer services,have done for many years for tesco.i know when someone is wombling by the reciepts that they hand me.and yes it is fraudulent and we are aware that this is taking place and it is getting out of control,just like the r&rs and that is why the policys are changing,and yes i can refuse to put them on.it takes time to send another card you can pick one up instore for your OH fill it in send it off but in the mean time he can still use the card and have his points on there is no need to save reciepts.i would hate for you to get into trouble.
  • jasmineswhiskersjasmineswhiskers Forumite
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    Hi ev1 - I would just like to add that my husband buys items and keeps his receipts so I can then add them onto our acc (I only have 1 clubcard) - so there are genuine people who have their points added this way!!

    Did no-one get the extra keyring clubcard fobs? My OH has one on his keys which relates to my card. (Of course he usually forgets his keys!!!!):rolleyes:
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    hehe, i use to do this at boots many years ago before they changed the policy

    I did have a hidden advantage - i worked on the till and would collect recipts left by customers. Hmm free lunches
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