End of free newspaper at Waitrose

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Greatgimp
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edited 3 February 2022 at 9:19AM in Food shopping & groceries
From 22nd February, shoppers with a Waitrose loyalty card will no longer get a free newspaper.
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  • prixon
    prixon Posts: 54 Forumite
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    Just seen (by email from Waitrose) that the myWaitrose free newspaper offer (with £10 spend) is finally ending on 22nd Feb, which also means no more free Nectar points from back page of the Daily Mail.....
    I  hope they remember to order in a lot less papers!
    Apparently some new weekly personalised offers coming soon instead, we shall see....
  • Sunny_Saver
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    I’ve seen a few angry comments from customers on Twitter. I know a few people who only go there on weekends for the paper/TV pages - not anymore. 
    “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • General_Grant
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    edited 3 February 2022 at 6:29PM
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    I’ve seen a few angry comments from customers on Twitter. I know a few people who only go there on weekends for the paper/TV pages - not anymore. 
    Sounds like a good reason for them cancelling it if a large percentage are doing this!
    sarah1972 said:
    I’ve seen a few angry comments from customers on Twitter. I know a few people who only go there on weekends for the paper/TV pages - not anymore. 
    I would say that’s a good reason for them to stop if people actually do that.
    So if people are attracted by a money saving offer and cease to shop with the retailer if it isn't available, that (reduced footfall and sales) is a good thing for the retailer? 
  • MrsStepford
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    I've been a Waitrose customer since 2012 and haven't once had a free newspaper or coffee. I do get Waitrose Food magazine though. I get sent vouchers through the post periodically but don't use those either, they never seem to have money off things I actually buy. 


  • briskbeats
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    Why do people need newspapers still? They are depressing, full of adverts and expensive. £1 for the local rag
  • PennyForThem_2
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    Surprised the free newspaper offer on £10 spend has lasted so long!  Must admit I was one of those that sometimes spent my £10 there on Sunday to pick up the Observer.

    Agree with MysteryMe that offers I have had are for pretty obscure items that I wouldn't buy and also for % off £60 spend when my normal spend is £20-30 ish if that.

    Don't understand why MrsStepford never took advantage of any of the special offers ........
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