Co-op's Christmas Stamps Scheme - can anyone get the stamps?

(apologies if this is in the wrong place - feel free to move it)

Following on from the "Supermarket Christmas boost" article in yesterday's "MSE's Money Tips" email, we've used the Co-ops Christmas Stamps Scheme for several years, as it represents a ~4% return on savings (as long as you accept that you're OK that the money has to be spent in the Co-op).

But this year we've found it nigh-on impossible to buy the stamps - we got a few at the start of the year, but more recently our local Co-op food shop never has them in stock, and the shop staff tell us the stamps are really hard to get hold of, so it's looking like we won't be able to get the necessary number of stamps bought in time.  We phoned Co-op customer services, and were just told to keep asking for stamps in Co-op stores.

Has anyone else had a similar problem, or have you been able to buy Co-op savings stamps in their shops?

(PS the link at the bottom of the "Supermarket Christmas boost" article says "Have your say in our forum!" but it links to a forum thread that is closed, which is why I've started a new thread here)


  • MSE_Laura_F
    MSE_Laura_F Posts: 1,567 MSE Staff
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    Hello @Martin_Edney,

    Thanks for this - it's interesting (and a real shame) to hear that the stamps are so elusive this year. I'll be passing this on to the wider MSE team.

    Thanks also for pointing out the expired 'Xmas Spending Boost' Forum post. I've just created a fresh one:

    Guide Discussion: Christmas Spending Boost

    I'll get this added into the article to replace the closed one.

    Best wishes,

    MSE Laura F
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