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Money Moral Dilemma: Should I spend someone else's Clubcard vouchers?

Former_MSE_Nick Posts: 463 Forumite
I've been Money Tipped!
edited 21 February 2017 at 5:59PM in Food shopping & groceries
This week's MoneySaver who wants advice asks...
Since I bought my house I've been increasingly receiving the previous owner's post. Despite my best efforts to track her down, returning mail and contacting the senders, six years later I'm still getting mountains of it. Recently, Tesco Clubcard vouchers have started coming through and I'm tempted to open and spend them to make up for the time and money I've spent trying to stop her mail.

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  • cheesetoast
    No! Just keep writing "Not known at this address" and sticking it back in the postbox.
  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 33,167 Forumite
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    Oh jeez, not another one.
    Is this really the best "dilemma" you can manage?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • mickey54
    Theft ...however you look at it
  • MysteryMe
    MysteryMe Posts: 3,068 Forumite
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    Next weeks moral dilema.

    Moved in just before Christmas. Should I open the previous occupants Christmas cards in case Granny put a tenner in.
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    If the amount of post you're getting for her is increasing and the Clubcard vouchers have only just started to come through then she is giving out her old address to companies.
  • New_York_No1_fan
    you cannot spend another person's clubcard vouchers without producing your clubcard. Simples!
  • giannileone3
    Hand them in at your local Tesco customer service desk and they will be able to get in touch with her considering she is obviously still shopping there, otherwise she would not be receiving vouchers.
  • scotsbob
    scotsbob Posts: 4,632 Forumite
    If addressed to the occupier you open and keep. If addressed to a named person you forward/return/hand in to Tesco.
  • maggie226
    On the subject of opening someone else's mail, I guess it is highly illegal to open mail not addressed to you.

    I moved house recently and I received an item of post addressed to someone who had left the address over 11 years ago - it was in fact the vicar. I could see "Statement of Account" through the window and I thought if someone owes money on this house I want to know about it.

    It was in fact a statement of account with a deposit of nearly £2,000 of church funds in it. So I rang around and eventually got the current vicar who was overjoyed as it was money they had lost track of.

    Perhaps I will get my reward in heaven:!
  • harz99
    harz99 Posts: 3,653 Forumite
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    you cannot spend another person's clubcard vouchers without producing your clubcard. Simples!

    I think you mean without producing THEIR clubcard...
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