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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.
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 22nd Jun 14, 11:32 AM
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    10% is a joke discount.....you can buy most of the gear in B&Q lots cheaper in other places........
    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 22nd Jun 14, 11:37 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by pollypenny
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    • Richmc
    • By Richmc 11th Jul 14, 12:49 PM
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    My wife has just got one of these B&Q discount cards, I've been reading the terms and conditions and was amassed, there seem to be more things you can't claim the discount for that you can, a complete waste of time.
    • zygurat789
    • By zygurat789 11th Jul 14, 2:19 PM
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    My wife has just got one of these B&Q discount cards, I've been reading the terms and conditions and was amassed, there seem to be more things you can't claim the discount for that you can, a complete waste of time.
    Originally posted by Richmc
    Agreed, no point in buying that paint or those shelves, kitchen flooring, lighting, wallpaper or bathroom suite.
    I might just as well sit in the back garden with a beer until the football starts.
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    • mavisangelica
    • By mavisangelica 16th Jul 14, 7:02 PM
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    Is this being done by the checkout operative or is it programmed into tghe tills and self service points?
    Originally posted by zygurat789
    It has to be done manually. We have just moved & went to B&Q to buy another kitchen cupboard and accessories to match the existing kitchen. Waited until the Wednesday specifically to use hubby's card. Went through the self service (no normal tills open !!) and the assistant came running over huffing and puffing that we couldn't use the card on kitchen items. We had to do two transactions as we had other things in the trolley.

    Presumably if it was busy then you could get through the self service tills without them spotting.
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    • Dovestones
    • By Dovestones 30th Oct 14, 7:07 AM
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    Beware Diamond Card users!
    Quite surprised at the lack of reaction on here to B&Q enforcing the full t&c's of the Diamond Card ie no discount on already discounted items, no discount on bulk buying, no discount on special offers!
    Used to be that whatever you could carry out of B&Q on a Wednesday got a 10% discount but that definetly is not the case now!
    Wickes and Screwfix are nearer, not sure why I bothered going to B&Q!
    • zaax
    • By zaax 30th Oct 14, 1:36 PM
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    Screwfix which owned by kingfisher which also owns B&Q are a lot cheaper (20-90%) than B&Q and often sells B&Q products.
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  • humbug12
    Use Diamond card with gift card top-up?
    I keep a B&Q gift card that I can top-up at a 10% discount. Using it is like using cash. I try to use the old-gits 10% card with my gift card on Wednesdays to get approx 20% off.

    I needed a replacement Ryobi battery for my cordless one-battery-fits-many-tools drill, saw, etc. Retail is about 75 and googling couldn't get me a cheaper price anywhere, so I bought using the ~20% off and saved a lot. The new battery is excellent in use and lasts ages before needing a recharge.

    Another tool I wanted was a basin wrench. B&Q had one for 15 or so. After I had finished laughing, I checked the price on Toolstation (they sold Screwfix to B&Q, then re-opened under a new name) and got my basin wrench for between 2-3, so I didn't botther trying to use my 20% discount for that item.

    The 10% off top-up on the gift card is via one of those many loyalty/work related employee benefits type web companies, this one is called rewards gateway (or used to be, may have changed, but I top-up my B&Q, ASDA, and Sainsbury gift cards - latter at 5% off) so I would think others may be able to get similar benefits.
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