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3 Months Gourmet Society Card for £1

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https://www.gourmetsociety.co.uk/join.php

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Or call 0800 043 1978 quoting "M O E 1"

''Join the Gourmet Society today - with this exclusive offer for friends of members, getting you three months membership for just £1!

Please note: This offer is not available to existing or former Gourmet Society members.''

There is an option for free delivery but it may be possible to use from the mobile App before the card arrives
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  • johnk
    johnk Posts: 432 Forumite
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    Just to warn people that Gourmet Society's marketing strategy is to entrap people with trial offer: they lure you with a nominal charge to get your credit card details and make it extremely difficult to cancel. They then collect your money automatically every year through the credit card. Trading Standard of Stoke has a ready-printed form for complaints against them.


    If you really want to try, use a prepaid credit card that you will throw before the trial finishes.
    Mark Hughes' blue and white army
  • lolly5648
    lolly5648 Posts: 2,257 Forumite
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    We got caught by them. They said they had sent an email informing us they were going to take a year's subscription but I didn't see it. Same happened to a friend but she managed to get her money back.
  • sparrer
    sparrer Posts: 7,547 Forumite
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    I was caught by these people, it took several letters and a threat of legal action before they refunded my money. Caveat emptor.
  • Govs
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    I also got caught. I am emailing them and called them 2-3 times. Hopefully I will get my money back. The renewal mail was sent to spam which I didn't read.
  • Govs
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    sparrer wrote: »
    I was caught by these people, it took several letters and a threat of legal action before they refunded my money. Caveat emptor.

    Did you get your whole amount back? I heard they take £15 admin fee?
  • sparrer
    sparrer Posts: 7,547 Forumite
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    Govs wrote: »
    Did you get your whole amount back? I heard they take £15 admin fee?

    They didn't take an admin fee, I haven't heard that they did for others. If they had I'd have got it back by taking legal action against them. I didn't approve of their methods and certainly won't be taken in by some bully boy company a second time.
  • jacobsmith5526
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    I was caught
  • ld3
    ld3 Posts: 1 Newbie
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    I fell into the trap and after sending what I thought was a thorough justification for a refund, i have received what looks like a generic email they must send to everyone who complains. I contacted my bank and they won't do anything.

    Anyone got any tips for dealing with this quicker? Someone mentioned a pre-printed complaints form from Trading Standards of Stoke but i can't see anything on the website? Thanks!
  • pops66
    pops66 Posts: 28 Forumite
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    Has anyone ever actually used their membership such that they have really saved any money?
  • lolly5648
    lolly5648 Posts: 2,257 Forumite
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    pops66 wrote: »
    Has anyone ever actually used their membership such that they have really saved any money?

    Yes, I reckon I have saved money as we used it on various weekends away and tried out some nice restaurants. The main problem is we usually go out to eat on a Saturday and there is not much on offer locally
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