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    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 5th Apr 07, 10:29 AM
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    £2 off Costa coffee
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    • 5th Apr 07, 10:29 AM
    £2 off Costa coffee 5th Apr 07 at 10:29 AM
    'All this month when you register and top up a pre paid Costa card with £5, we'll give you a free credit of £2. You can use it to buy coffee, cake or anything else up to the same value. With a card there's no need for cash. You just pay and go.
    Pick up your card instore and register it online at www.costa.co.uk
    Offer valid from 5th-30th April in participating stores only.'
    From the Telegraph today.
    I quite often succemb to temptation and go into Costas. I wonder if it would be possible to register more than one card?
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  • bigvince76
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:03 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:03 AM
    I do not really see the point of these cards, the deal seems to be you give your money to costa and then, err, well you buy coffee with your money on their card, why not just use money? Loads of places take money, seem much more useful.

    I guess if you go there a lot saving £2 is good, but only once? maybe worth getting a few cards.
    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 5th Apr 07, 11:20 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:20 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:20 AM
    I do not really see the point of these cards, the deal seems to be you give your money to costa and then, err, well you buy coffee with your money on their card, why not just use money? Loads of places take money, seem much more useful.

    I guess if you go there a lot saving £2 is good, but only once? maybe worth getting a few cards.
    Originally posted by bigvince76
    I agree really as it s prepaying for something not yet received. However, if people have a costa habit that needs feeding then this would represent a decent return if you got a few cards.
  • littlejaffa
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:25 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:25 AM
    If your planning on lunching or similar in a costa, it sounds like a great idea....it's 40% cash extra free. If you get a £5 voucher from pigsback or similar it's suddenly worth £7...

    but even if you just get a coffee on the way to work in the morning, it saves huting for change/purses etc annnnd you'll get extra for free.

    I think this a great idea and a really usefull post, and if you can't say anyhting nice...maybe you shouldn't say anything atall.
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    • punkrjb
    • By punkrjb 5th Apr 07, 11:26 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:26 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:26 AM
    cool nice one OP
    i'd sooner be reading hotukdeals
    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 5th Apr 07, 11:42 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:42 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:42 AM
    If your planning on lunching or similar in a costa, it sounds like a great idea....it's 40% cash extra free. If you get a £5 voucher from pigsback or similar it's suddenly worth £7...

    but even if you just get a coffee on the way to work in the morning, it saves huting for change/purses etc annnnd you'll get extra for free.

    I think this a great idea and a really usefull post, and if you can't say anyhting nice...maybe you shouldn't say anything atall.
    Originally posted by littlejaffa
    Its ok- I think bigvince has a fair point in the spirit of moneysaving.After all, when you commit your money to this card you lose any flexibility about where to spend it.
    Anyway, I wonder if it will be tricky to register more than one-I know I'll use it so will try.
  • WestEndGirl
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:57 AM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 11:57 AM
    You can register more than one, but only get the extra £2 top-up for the first registration, so you need to get 'em "for your mum" etc and stick in an alternate email address.
    • satan666wayne
    • By satan666wayne 5th Apr 07, 12:40 PM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 12:40 PM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 12:40 PM
    If your planning on lunching or similar in a costa, it sounds like a great idea....it's 40% cash extra free. If you get a £5 voucher from pigsback or similar it's suddenly worth £7...

    but even if you just get a coffee on the way to work in the morning, it saves huting for change/purses etc annnnd you'll get extra for free.

    I think this a great idea and a really usefull post, and if you can't say anyhting nice...maybe you shouldn't say anything atall.
    Originally posted by littlejaffa
    It's is called a forum so people can post personal opinions, all things have pros and con's.

    Yes the op has found a good offer but after you have spent the £7 the card is not much good,

    maybe Costa should offer more of a long term incentive like an ongoing bonus.

    If you don't like negative comments.... maybe you shouldn't read the forums at all.

    Thanks to the op i am going to get the card for the £2 extra but after that i won't use it unless the send more offers.
    • monsieur epargnant
    • By monsieur epargnant 5th Apr 07, 1:22 PM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 1:22 PM
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    • 5th Apr 07, 1:22 PM
    maybe Costa should offer more of a long term incentive like an ongoing bonus.
    Originally posted by satan666wayne


    Yes they already do that with those cards where you get a stamp for each coffee you buy and get a free coffee after so many cups (I don't have a Costa near me to check this but I have a card in a drawer somewhere that I'm just never gonna use)
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  • charles w
    I think these cards (Starbucks have them too) would be more attractive if you received 15%-25% off the price of coffee, when you use the credit on your card.

    Nice post by the OP though....£2 is £2.
  • bigvince76
    I think this a great idea and a really usefull post, and if you can't say anyhting nice...maybe you shouldn't say anything atall.
    Originally posted by littlejaffa
    Hey I did not say anything that wasn't nice, or anything about how 'useful' the original post was, nearly that I don't really see the point of the card beyond the opening offer. I have signed up and am very grateful to the OP for the information.
  • bigvince76
    Does anyone know what happens if I lose the card? What happens to any money that may be on it?
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 5th Apr 07, 10:13 PM
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    costa and starbucks both do loyalty cards where they stamp the crad for each coffee bought and your tenth is free.

    They don't usually advertise the fact that the cards are available in all stores just by asking.
  • bigvince76
    I did not know Starbucks did, thanks! I will be there tomorrow so I will ask. I have got over 20 from Neros, just seems wrong to spend them, saving for a rainy day I guess! I love my coffee...
    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 6th Apr 07, 9:30 AM
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    I was in a newish branch of costa yesterday and they had loyalty cards but said that the 'older' branches could endorse them but could not yet give them out. Presumably they are having to react to the success of nero's scheme.
    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 6th Apr 07, 11:02 PM
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    According to a helpful post in the freebies board, http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=420292
    you don't need to put £5 on to claim the £2- bypass the topup bit and there is £2 on it already.
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