MMD Should I share my discount?

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I recently used an app to buy theatre tickets for me and my friend. I later realised the app had given me a £10 discount for buying a second ticket, but my friend’s already paid me full price for her ticket.

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  • Gresp
    Gresp Posts: 49
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    Share the discount between you and give your friend £5 back.

    Alternatively, use it to buy some cinema food. £10 should just about be enough for half a bag of Maltesers.
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,595
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    Explain you have just noticed about the discount and do 1 of the 2 suggestions above.
  • John_Gray
    John_Gray Posts: 5,817
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    Keep the money for yourself! (You're a money-saver, aren't you?)

    How come you didn't get your friend to pay for your ticket, anyway?
  • Tinks74
    Tinks74 Posts: 201 Forumite
    Options
    1. Split the discount with your FRIEND
    2. Be a !!!!.

    No dilemma here unless your friend also has a history of being a !!!!, in which case you deserve each other for even asking the question.
  • Pollycat
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    Gresp wrote: »
    Share the discount between you and give your friend £5 back.

    Alternatively, use it to buy some cinema food. £10 should just about be enough for half a bag of Maltesers.
    ^^^^ absolutely :T
  • Why the question was even asked I can not understand.
    We are talking £5.00 in this case.
    I would just hand the £5 to my friend.
  • In this case, it's quite straightforward as it was probably a free app, so share the discount with your friend. Where a discount was obtained through paid means ie a railcard you had to pay for, it's not so straightforward. Having said that, I have a generous friend with a disabled card who takes me along as her free carer to museums and art galleries, but when her husband accompanies us, I still go in as the free carer because he qualifies for the over 65 discount which I don't get as yet (soon will!) and he gets a heavily discounted ticket. As they won't let me pay for the discounted ticket, I always buy the coffee & cakes when we get there.

    It's about treating your friends right - do you value a few pounds more than the friendship?
  • Pollycat
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    In this case, it's quite straightforward as it was probably a free app, so share the discount with your friend. Where a discount was obtained through paid means ie a railcard you had to pay for, it's not so straightforward. Having said that, I have a generous friend with a disabled card who takes me along as her free carer to museums and art galleries, but when her husband accompanies us, I still go in as the free carer because he qualifies for the over 65 discount which I don't get as yet (soon will!) and he gets a heavily discounted ticket. As they won't let me pay for the discounted ticket, I always buy the coffee & cakes when we get there.

    It's about treating your friends right - do you value a few pounds more than the friendship?
    Apparently so.
    Otherwise they wouldn't have asked the question. :whistle:
  • Buy the drinks in the interval
  • Pollycat
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    nikkiwabit wrote: »
    Buy the drinks in the interval
    But if the originator of this MMD is so mean that they feel the need to ask if they should share the £10 discount with their friend, they may be scared that the bill for drinks might come to £10.30 and then they'd be out of pocket. :rotfl:
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