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    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 7th May 14, 4:11 PM
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    B&Q Over 60's 10% Discount Card - changes
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    • 7th May 14, 4:11 PM
    B&Q Over 60's 10% Discount Card - changes 7th May 14 at 4:11 PM
    We discovered today, after buying several trays of bedding plants on a "4 for 10" (or 3 each) offer, that the Diamond Card Wednesdays 10% discount no longer applies on already discounted offers and multibuys.

    Thought I'd put it here so that you're all aware before you go to B&Q specifically for the 10% discount. Had we known, we could probably have bought our plants cheaper in Aldi.
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 7th May 14, 5:36 PM
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    That's worth knowing! Bit like the Boots change from a 10% discount to extra points.

    We have discovered a cheaper place called Charlie's .. It's not national but there are a few branches in the North West.
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    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 8th May 14, 8:15 AM
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    That's worth knowing! Bit like the Boots change from a 10% discount to extra points.

    We have discovered a cheaper place called Charlie's .. It's not national but there are a few branches in the North West.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    So you're going to keep it to yourself.
    Last edited by zygurat789; 08-05-2014 at 8:21 AM.
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    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 8th May 14, 8:24 AM
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    Terms and conditions

    The Diamond Card entitles the authorised signatory/signatories to a 10% discount on purchases made at any B&Q store every Wednesday. The discount is not available at B&Q Surplus Stores or for any online purchases. To receieve your discount the Diamond Card must be presented by a signatory at the time of purchase and is not transferable. Occasionally proof of age may be required when using your card. The Diamond Card may not be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions, B&Q Trade Account Cards or TradePoint.
    The Diamond Card discount does not include kitchen, bathroom or bedroom purchases including associated accessories, installations, household appliances, carrier bags and Gift Cards. The discount applies to the store price prior to any further adjustment that may be required to meet our price promise.
    Items purchased using the Diamond Card and requiring home delivery can only be delivered to the cardholder's address, delivery charges do not receive discount. The Diamond Card is not a credit card or cheque guarantee card and the card remains the property of B&Q who reserve the right to alter the conditions of use, or to withdraw it at any time without notice.

    However, last time we bought paint (Novemberish) on a 342 offer we received the 10% discount
    Last edited by zygurat789; 08-05-2014 at 8:26 AM.
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 8th May 14, 10:31 AM
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    • 8th May 14, 10:31 AM
    So you're going to keep it to yourself.
    Originally posted by zygurat789


    Hardly; she provided good info. Ever tried doing a search?
    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 8th May 14, 10:41 AM
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    Hardly; she provided good info. Ever tried doing a search?
    Originally posted by Roger1
    Yes, before I made that post but I didn't think a barber's shop was what was being mentioned.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th May 14, 4:54 PM
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    So you're going to keep it to yourself.
    Originally posted by zygurat789


    Oops, sorry! More Welsh with Shrewsbury, too. Newtown, Queensferry, Welshpool and Carmarthen.

    I found them googling Charlie's Stores.


    Any good to you?
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    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 8th May 14, 8:01 PM
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    Oops, sorry! More Welsh with Shrewsbury, too. Newtown, Queensferry, Welshpool and Carmarthen.

    I found them googling Charlie's Stores.


    Any good to you?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Like this
    https://www.facebook.com/CharliesStores

    None in the north west then.
    You can't beat wandering around a store looking at things.

    I prefer the "T & W general store" known as the chinaman. It's great, stuffed full of stuff at very good prices or maybe Snape's who are stuffed nearly as full. Can't find a website for either of them.
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    • amsquared
    • By amsquared 14th May 14, 5:47 PM
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    I tried to but 2 bags of compost today normally 5.98 a bag but offer was 2 for 10 they wouldn't give me the 10% off. I queried it with a manager and she said the TS and Cs haven't changed they have always been as shown i the post above. They have just started enforcing the other discounts bit.

    I left the compost on the counter cut up my diamond card and told them I wouldn't be back.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 14th May 14, 6:32 PM
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    About five or do years ago B&Q locally would give us the 10% on any day.

    Ah, well!
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    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 15th May 14, 5:23 PM
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    I tried to but 2 bags of compost today normally 5.98 a bag but offer was 2 for 10 they wouldn't give me the 10% off.
    So 11.96 minus 10% would have been 10.76 but you(along with everyone else) could get it for 10 instead. You cut up your card for this? It's a strange world we live in.
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 15th May 14, 6:36 PM
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    So 11.96 minus 10% would have been 10.76 but you(along with everyone else) could get it for 10 instead. You cut up your card for this? It's a strange world we live in.
    Originally posted by giraffe69
    It's the principle! They lure you in with these cards (car park is always chokka in ours on Weds, half empty the rest of the week, including weekends), then catch you out by disallowing the discount on the very (usually seasonal) things you went in for.

    TBH we have noticed that B&Q is often dearer than Homebase, Range or the big supermarkets anyway.

    They will lose business over this.
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    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 24th May 14, 2:51 PM
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    I used to hand over my discount card any day of the week & the dimwits on the checkouts just used to accept it !!!
    Until last week when they put notices up saying it was ONLY for use on a Wednesday.......
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 24th May 14, 5:45 PM
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    We have only had a B&Q fairly recently- within the last couple of years or less.... and until a couple of months ago apparently they would honour the card any day of the week. Not anymore!
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 26th May 14, 1:09 AM
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    We have a Dobbies locally and they give you 10% on almost anything I pay 10.00 per year for the card but get 2 free coffees per month which would cost just under 50.00 over a year so its a good value card
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    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 27th May 14, 10:12 AM
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    I have the card about four years - only used it once!
    Why on earth do they confine it to just one day!?


    Having a Nectar Card, I get more offers from them to use in Homebase, rarely have the need to go to B & Q even if I could go on a Wednesday!
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    • mozzer1966
    • By mozzer1966 18th Jun 14, 5:32 PM
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    rubbish signage
    today i went to b&q to purchase some tiles and paint for my pensioner aunt
    the tiles were on offer @ 6 if you buy 4 and paint was 2 for 22 when we get to the till we are told the diamond club discount is not available on offer items " wheres the signage that states this" i ask?. at customer services im told. that may be all well and good but what use is the signage in an area where i had no intention of going to only if i wqs returning something.
    Why do items that are on offer have on the signage "diamond club discount not available in conjunction with this offer" My aunt god bless her ws banking on the discount
    Think itis poor that the signage is not made available or more prominate through out the store and not just in one area
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 21st Jun 14, 8:35 AM
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    yet on Wednesday there were trays of Geraniums on offer at my local B&Q reduced from 5.00 to 2.00 so I bought 6 trays = 36 plants should have cost 12.00 but got the discount off and only cost 10.80 what a bargain 30p each plant.They were really nice ones and my gardener put them in for me on Thursday.I have a greenhouse concrete base thats filled with peat and earth at the bottom of my garden so I will have a nice splash of red colour shortly when they all flower
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    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 21st Jun 14, 9:32 AM
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    Is this being done by the checkout operative or is it programmed into tghe tills and self service points?
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 21st Jun 14, 6:07 PM
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    I used to hand over my discount card any day of the week & the dimwits on the checkouts just used to accept it !!!
    Until last week when they put notices up saying it was ONLY for use on a Wednesday.......
    Originally posted by greyteam1959


    Nasty. You were damn lucky to gave the discount on any day and some might say that you didn't deserve it.

    The lovely staff in our local B&Q used to do the discount on any day until about a year ago. We were always grateful to them
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