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Grab a discount by abandoning your basket?

edited 14 July 2015 at 3:39PM in Shop but don't drop
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  • qqueenqqueen Forumite
    3 Posts
    Fourth Anniversary Combo Breaker First Post
    I'm a member of Achica, one of the 'members only' discount pages. They have some lovely stiff there and I have had some good deals on high price items. I left a basket the other day and received a 15% off the day after to complete my purchase.

    I haven't had that before though and have probably abandoned several baskets!
  • EnglishBobEnglishBob Forumite
    6 Posts
    Seventh Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Cable Monkey sent me a 10% discount code for an abandoned basket, valid for 7 days. Handy if you're wiring up your home or office for IT, telephone or entertainment. I don't know if their discount varies depending on order value, but I abandoned twice (I'm very indecisive!) and got the same offer both times.
  • RajaStyleRajaStyle Forumite
    346 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts
    abandoned with Currys, emailed after an hour that I have left stuff in my basket but no discount offered.
  • Billy_NMBilly_NM Forumite
    4 Posts
    I've had more than one offer in the past after leaving items in basket with Cotton Traders. Definitely had a free P&P code before and last week had a £5 off £10 spend code. 24 hours after leaving basket I got a reminder email and when I didn't visit the site again, 24 hours after that I got the voucher code.
  • aurion22aurion22 Forumite
    146 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts Combo Breaker
    Hasn't worked for me. Left my shopping for a week at Tesco online but haven't had any offers from them. Do you have to delete the items or just walk away? I just left the site but the goods are still in the basket.
  • els76ukels76uk Forumite
    4 Posts
    I went to DPD's website to get a parcel delivery arranged, who sent me on to Interlink... I only wanted a quote, so filled in the details, and the following day, they sent me a £5 voucher to encourage me to complete my order.

    Btw, I was arranging delivery from UK to Germany, and it was already the cheapest quote I'd found, much cheaper than any of the comparison sites.
  • mrecsmrecs Forumite
    8 Posts
    We were looking for a new TV and tried abandoning a cart twice on Tesco.com but no discount offers!
  • MrsSJJMrsSJJ Forumite
    1 Post
    Tried the abandon basket trick - as if by magic, 24 hours later, an email with 5% code off high end skincare products! Thanks Martin! :j:j:j:rotfl::j:j:j
  • SilverbirdSilverbird Forumite
    782 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    Peachy Lemon

    I abandoned my basket and just a few hours later got a 10% off code by email.
    Thrilled to be DEBT-FREE as of 26.03.10 :D
    Hubby DEBT-FREE as of 27.03.15 :D

    Debt at LBM (June '07): £8189.19
  • Hi, we often buy our work clothes from myworkwear.co.uk and they got our business because they offered us a 10% discount, as we were about to leave the page! I managed to write the discount code down (and this will save you having to abandon the basket!!) and it is FIRSTORDER10 which worked a treat! We have tried to use it again, but it looks like it is a one off! Hope this helps guys ;-)
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