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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 19th Nov 14, 8:06 AM
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    MSE News: Get double points at Sainsbury's, but you'll have to act fast
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:06 AM
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    MSE News: Get double points at Sainsbury's, but you'll have to act fast 19th Nov 14 at 8:06 AM
    Sainsbury's Nectar card customers can exchange their points for vouchers of twice their usual value from today...

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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 19th Nov 14, 8:37 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:37 AM
    Redeem only at Customer Services desk at participating stores?

    Huh! The Customer so-called Service desk at our local participating SB was already poor but has been 'enhanced' to sharing the lottery/tobacconist/newspaper area with its consequent queue.

    No, thanks! This offer was already poor and limited compared with Tesco's offer. Making it difficult to redeem makes it a non-starter for us.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th Nov 14, 8:41 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:41 AM
    It's taken me two years to get my Nectar points up to about £5 or so (might be less) ..... so not even got the minimum for the hoop jumping circus. Additionally, I don't buy stuff from the list of stuff you can buy with the vouchers.
    • camhan
    • By camhan 19th Nov 14, 8:56 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:56 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:56 AM
    Just been to my local store and it is currently not working!!

    I.T are working on it now and are hopeful that it will be fixed by lunch time.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 19th Nov 14, 9:15 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 9:15 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 9:15 AM
    Oh no, what have I done!


    After more than ten years of swiping the damned card, I blew 5,000 points on fuel in June this year, because I thought I should use it up before I died.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 19th Nov 14, 9:39 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 9:39 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 9:39 AM
    I'm going to try that this week as I have about £11.00 odd so will get hopefully a £20.00 voucher .My eldest wants TU PJs for Christmas so I'll see if I can get the voucher which will help no end I have just coughed up an arm and a leg for a heating repair !!!
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 19th Nov 14, 10:11 AM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 10:11 AM
    You need to update the returns policy on the FAQ as you can return anything before 31st Jan.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Nov 14, 7:52 PM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 7:52 PM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 7:52 PM
    Additionally, I don't buy stuff from the list of stuff you can buy with the vouchers.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Non-essentials, you mean?
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 19th Nov 14, 8:01 PM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:01 PM
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    • 19th Nov 14, 8:01 PM
    Finally something decent to spend the build up of points on. Got about £80 of points after joining the scheme when it started.
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
    • far2812
    • By far2812 19th Nov 14, 8:45 PM
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    My partner has £20 worth of points so he can double up to £40 voucher. I have the same. My question is, can we use both our vouchers together? Ie to get £80 off a kindle or something?
    Total Quidco earnings - £547.98

    Everyone is scared of someone or something, everyone loves someone or something, and everyone has lost someone or something! BE NICE!
    • bevleigh.atkins
    • By bevleigh.atkins 20th Nov 14, 3:15 PM
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    Not a good scheme
    Really disappointed - this is the first time that I have doubled up with Sainsbury's and its very confusing. You have to 'choose' a department and must spend the whole amount.
    I went for 10 in clothing to get 20 voucher, really long queue in customer services everybody in queue to double-up and only one till on which to do this. Staff not clear what is included in departments.
    Bought some clothes and childrens jewellery - some of which was in, some not - classed as toys!?! Other jewellery was classified as clothes. Got to the till to pay - and beacuse the whole amount was not all 'clothes' then the voucher would not work - I stated that Sainsburys could have the £3 I hadn't spent! But no - I had to pay for the lot or leave it - I left it.

    Sainsburys - shame on you - confusing and not good that you have designate departments.
    • bevleigh.atkins
    • By bevleigh.atkins 20th Nov 14, 3:17 PM
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    My partner has £20 worth of points so he can double up to £40 voucher. I have the same. My question is, can we use both our vouchers together? Ie to get £80 off a kindle or something?
    Originally posted by far2812
    Hi - It depends if the Kindle is in the scheme - check carefully before hand. There's nothing that states you can't do this - but after my experince I'm not sure. I would phone central customer service - the staff haven't really been well-briefed in store and are sure about anything!
    • angelzanna786
    • By angelzanna786 20th Nov 14, 7:02 PM
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    Sainsburys Double Up
    Not sure if posted elsewhere, double up (similar to clubcard boost) is on until Monday, so your nectar points will be doubled in multiples of £5 (e.g. if you have £10 of points it converts to £20 to spend in store). Can be spent on toys, wine, homeware, clothes and applies to things "on offer". E.g. I bought a toy reduced from £50 to £25 using the nectar double up voucher.

    Ends 25 Nov.

    Hope it helps.
    • angelzanna786
    • By angelzanna786 20th Nov 14, 7:20 PM
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    Not sure why my post has been moved here. As a grabbit user, I personally never look at this forum and the double up option is available for toys, homeware, clothes - far more than just groceries. May have helped others if posted on grabbit (that's where I discovered clubcard boost)...
    • nafan
    • By nafan 20th Nov 14, 9:16 PM
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    i found theres a bit of a con with this offer. I had a £20 voucher and wanted to buy something for £19.99 but this is not possible and because its electricals everythings expensive so i have to spend extra money on something i don't want to be able to spend my voucher
    not much of a reward

    is there anyway around this?
    • angelzanna786
    • By angelzanna786 21st Nov 14, 8:33 AM
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    i found theres a bit of a con with this offer. I had a £20 voucher and wanted to buy something for £19.99 but this is not possible and because its electricals everythings expensive so i have to spend extra money on something i don't want to be able to spend my voucher
    not much of a reward

    is there anyway around this?
    Originally posted by nafan
    I was told you can use the voucher but you won't get 1p change.
  • jack9
    Was told this isn't allowed
    Hi - It depends if the Kindle is in the scheme - check carefully before hand. There's nothing that states you can't do this - but after my experince I'm not sure. I would phone central customer service - the staff haven't really been well-briefed in store and are sure about anything!
    Originally posted by bevleigh.atkins
    I want to do the same to buy a tablet to get £40 + £40 off two nectar cards. I asked at customer services and was informed there was a maximum of £40 off per category (i.e. for electronics). I agree though I couldn't see anything in the terms that stated this explicitly. Tesco Clubcard offer is better as no limit on how much you can use.
    • nafan
    • By nafan 21st Nov 14, 2:37 PM
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    I was told you can use the voucher but you won't get 1p change.
    Originally posted by angelzanna786
    they refused to let me use it, i'll try again
    • nafan
    • By nafan 21st Nov 14, 3:46 PM
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    nafan
    Just tried again to buy something for 19.99 with a £20 coupon, it wouldn't go through, a nice girl came over and suggested she can scan a packet of batteries and then take it off again

    im gutted now though, i just received an email from ebay, if you spend you spend your nectar points there you get 50% of the points back until 23 nov
    • browneyedbazzi
    • By browneyedbazzi 21st Nov 14, 6:34 PM
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    I've never had a problem getting/spending the double up vouchers at my local sainsburys.

    I have over £50 of points built up and was hoping there'd be a double up before Christmas...one more thing to put on my weekend 'to do' list!
    Common sense?...There's nothing common about sense!
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