Shopping Secrets guide discussion

MSE_Jenny Posts: 1,312
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MSE Staff
edited 15 September 2015 at 10:43AM in Shop but don't drop

Hi all,

We've written a new Shopping Secrets guide and would love your feedback.

How did you find the info? Was it useful? Do you have any other tips you'd add?

Thanks for your help!

MSE Jenny


  • I have been trying to raise money for the Village Club carpet through donations from retailers I have used online. I can't afford to buy much, but I've raised about £7 already in about 6 months. I just registered with the site, and all donations go to my nominated charity.

    I use Easy Fundraising, but have also used Give as you Live (in aid of the BTO), Sometimes, if you just activate the toolbar while you are one the retailer's website, the donations are made, but other fundraisers seem to want you to buy via their website.

    I think they work very well and am interested in what other people think. I buy goods from charity catalogue websites too eg RSPB.
  • Not sure where the 10% Discount from Ebay has come from if you leave something in your basket. I'm a business seller and cannot see whether anything is in anyone's basket. Also I buy to sell on again (and have done for 6 years) and have only once had a 10% discount voucher !
  • Europarts car spares - if you abandon your basket you get a reminder email the following day and if you ignore it another reminder a day later offering 5% for completing the shop.
  • I didn't intentionally try the abandoned basket trick but was put off by the delivery charge on two mugs, so I abandoned my trolley.

    Next morning I received an email offering me free delivery on my order so I obliged.

    I just might have to try this again!

  • I have been doing a lot of shopping in B&Q recently - doing up the house and recently signed up to the B&Q card. Its free and you get a £5 voucher for doing it. If you swipe whenever you are in store your receipt will be stored so no need to keep all the receipts in case something needs to be taken back. I have also noticed that they regularly send me voucher for £5 off and £10 off spending over a certain amount. All works out in savings in the end!!
  • I recently forgot to complete a purchase on the site - it was a magazine gift subscription for my daughter - anyway, the next day I was prompted to complete the transaction as they had sent me a £2.50 discount code! Happy days!! :)
  • Kittykit offered me 10% discount after I hadn't checked out
  • Hot Diamonds do the same as you are leaving their page you get a pop with the code for 10% off.
  • jase.2
    jase.2 Posts: 63
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    Off the weekly email ive used Zeek for the first time tonight, found a £5 code for new members and bought a £50 egiftcard for starbucks for £29

    Pretty good saving, code appeared in the Zeek Wallet straight away and no problems adding it to the starbucks app

    pretty pleased with that :rotfl:
  • I used Zeek when it first started about a year ago.
    Buying an Amazon voucher I was 100% satisfied and bought it at a good price.
    Back then all selling was commission-free but it now costs 7% & £3 minimum.
    So for instance a £100 Amazon voucher sells for £99, the making only £92 meaning the superb deals are rather rare these days...
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