Argos free Gift Voucher only valid for just over a month

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
Argos advertise that if you spend £100 they will issue you with a gift voucher for £10 and if you spend £50 a voucher for £5 will be given to you. What they don't tell you, which I found out to my disgust, is that is is only valid for just over a month. if you purchase a gift card it is valid for a least a year. I think this is a very misleading offer, and they should call it something else as it is not a true Argos gift voucher.
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  • p00hsticksp00hsticks Forumite
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    What they don't tell you, which I found out to my disgust, is that is is only valid for just over a month.

    I think you'll find if you check their website that they do (and in quite big letters)

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/giftvoucher1.htm?!!!!!ar:homepage:strip

    "Free £10 voucher when you spend £100 or more
    Free £5 voucher when you spend £50 or more
    WITH ANY PURCHASE BETWEEN 25TH MAY AND 4TH JUNE
    & REDEEM BETWEEN THE 25TH MAY AND 15TH JULY"
  • societys_childsocietys_child Forumite
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    What they don't tell you, which I found out to my disgust, is that is is only valid for just over a month. if you purchase a gift card it is valid for a least a year. I think this is a very misleading offer, and they should call it something else as it is not a true Argos gift voucher.
    You're correct, it isn't . . . it's a FREE one with a limited use-by date.
  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    Argos advertise that if you spend £100 they will issue you with a gift voucher for £10 and if you spend £50 a voucher for £5 will be given to you. What they don't tell you, which I found out to my disgust, is that is is only valid for just over a month. if you purchase a gift card it is valid for a least a year. I think this is a very misleading offer, and they should call it something else as it is not a true Argos gift voucher.

    You could ask the member of staff if there's a use by date.
    I dont expect anything like this to last longer than a month.
  • kwikbreakskwikbreaks Forumite
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    I'm pretty much certain the expiry date is printed on it.

    I got caught out with one ages ago so now I'm well aware that these promotional cards have a limited lifetime. It's a sort-of free thing so I'm not overly concernened. What does miff me is finding that something I bought a month or so back has been the subject of one of their sizeable reductions.
  • Blackbeard_of_PerranporthBlackbeard_of_Perranporth Forumite
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    They also have glass doors and you have two feet. If you do not like their promotion and offer, ignore the fact you can see through the door and use your feet.
  • teddysmumteddysmum Forumite
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    The chances are that, shopping around, you can find the product at a lower price (including the voucher value) elsewhere.
  • ukwmoukwmo Forumite
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    Just a FYI

    They can extend the voucher. I've got a 10 pounds voucher which expires today, but the item I've ordered for store collection won't be delivered to the store until 3rd June. Argos have agreed to honour the ten pound voucher when I collect & pay for the item, later this week.
  • bod1467bod1467
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    Do you have that in writing? (Email = writing)
  • ukwmoukwmo Forumite
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    Yep, I've got it in a chat log.

    If you click on "Help" on the Argos site, you'll find a chat facility to speak to their CS reps.
  • ARandomMiserARandomMiser Forumite
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    There has to be a certain onus on individuals to take responsibility and understand the terms of any offer.
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