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    • MSE Anthony
    • By MSE Anthony 13th Jul 15, 2:45 PM
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    Grab a discount by abandoning your basket?
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    • 13th Jul 15, 2:45 PM
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    Grab a discount by abandoning your basket? 13th Jul 15 at 2:45 PM
    Have you ever been offered a big discount from a shop, supermarket or service company simply because you didn't complete your order, or you haven't used them in a while?

    We want to compile which firms do this (and what type of discounts are on offer), so people can tactically shop.

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    • katsoocam
    • By katsoocam 27th Apr 16, 1:50 PM
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    Photobox Discount
    I went to Photobox, created an account and designed a canvas, then got distracted and left it in my basket. I then got a fifty percent discount offer via email - sadly not including delivery, but still a good discount I thought.
    • qqueen
    • By qqueen 27th Apr 16, 5:00 PM
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    I'm a member of Achica, one of the 'members only' discount pages. They have some lovely stiff there and I have had some good deals on high price items. I left a basket the other day and received a 15% off the day after to complete my purchase.

    I haven't had that before though and have probably abandoned several baskets!
    • EnglishBob
    • By EnglishBob 27th Apr 16, 10:51 PM
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    Cable Monkey sent me a 10% discount code for an abandoned basket, valid for 7 days. Handy if you're wiring up your home or office for IT, telephone or entertainment. I don't know if their discount varies depending on order value, but I abandoned twice (I'm very indecisive!) and got the same offer both times.
    • RajaStyle
    • By RajaStyle 28th Apr 16, 2:45 PM
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    abandoned with Currys, emailed after an hour that I have left stuff in my basket but no discount offered.
    • Billy NM
    • By Billy NM 2nd May 16, 4:55 PM
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    £5 off £10 spend abandoning Cotton Traders basket
    I've had more than one offer in the past after leaving items in basket with Cotton Traders. Definitely had a free P&P code before and last week had a £5 off £10 spend code. 24 hours after leaving basket I got a reminder email and when I didn't visit the site again, 24 hours after that I got the voucher code.
    • aurion22
    • By aurion22 9th May 16, 12:52 PM
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    Abandoned basket discount?
    Hasn't worked for me. Left my shopping for a week at Tesco online but haven't had any offers from them. Do you have to delete the items or just walk away? I just left the site but the goods are still in the basket.
    • els76uk
    • By els76uk 11th May 16, 10:55 AM
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    interlink parcel delivery
    I went to DPD's website to get a parcel delivery arranged, who sent me on to Interlink... I only wanted a quote, so filled in the details, and the following day, they sent me a £5 voucher to encourage me to complete my order.

    Btw, I was arranging delivery from UK to Germany, and it was already the cheapest quote I'd found, much cheaper than any of the comparison sites.
    • mrecs
    • By mrecs 18th May 16, 8:59 AM
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    We were looking for a new TV and tried abandoning a cart twice on but no discount offers!
    • MrsSJJ
    • By MrsSJJ 25th May 16, 7:44 PM
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    Zest Beauty
    Tried the abandon basket trick - as if by magic, 24 hours later, an email with 5% code off high end skincare products! Thanks Martin!
    • Silverbird
    • By Silverbird 12th Jun 16, 10:12 AM
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    Peachy Lemon

    I abandoned my basket and just a few hours later got a 10% off code by email.
    Thrilled to be DEBT-FREE as of 26.03.10
    Hubby DEBT-FREE as of 27.03.15

    Debt at LBM (June '07): £8189.19
    • Jimjam73
    • By Jimjam73 21st Sep 16, 3:20 PM
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    Hi, we often buy our work clothes from and they got our business because they offered us a 10% discount, as we were about to leave the page! I managed to write the discount code down (and this will save you having to abandon the basket!!) and it is FIRSTORDER10 which worked a treat! We have tried to use it again, but it looks like it is a one off! Hope this helps guys ;-)
    • Chrissie P
    • By Chrissie P 5th Oct 16, 7:57 PM
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    Abandoned basket discount
    A year or so ago I was looking at The Perfume Shop and abandoned my basket - a couple of days later I was offered a further discount -10% I think! Well worth it - I happily made my purchase!
    • Missterrigirl
    • By Missterrigirl 5th Oct 16, 8:49 PM
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    I added a buggy board for £53.95 to my basket on Kiddicare but then got sidetracked, the next day they sent me an email to get free delivery. Huzzah!
    • By CAZBEAR 22nd Nov 16, 6:27 PM
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    Just got 15 % off after abandoning my basket for a magazine subscription for a couple of days....

    had 2 reminders then the 3rd time they gave me a discount code!!

    It was for Kerrang bt they do lots of other mags so might work for them too !! The co. is Great magazines.

    Maybe a good idea for a christmas pressy for some-one !!
    Best headline ever on local paper??

    "Weight loss group doubles in size"
    • classy69
    • By classy69 10th Aug 17, 11:26 AM
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    Does anybody know if they 'abandoned shopping cart' method works on Wayfair?

    • Yorkie71
    • By Yorkie71 16th Nov 17, 8:53 PM
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    LED Hut
    I've had abandoned basket discounts quite regularly with LED Hut. Great service too which is a bonus.
    • Portabello
    • By Portabello 10th Nov 18, 1:43 PM
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    Saved loads on prescription glasses (varifocals)
    I have been resisting the transition to bifocals/varifocals because I haven't wanted to admit to my own age, but as my 55th birthday drew near (and I stopped being able to recognise dear friends on the street), I decided to make the jump. Took advantage of a free eye test at Boots Optical (coupon on the back of an old receipt); then went to local Specsavers and found a pair of rimless Jaeger frames I really liked, but they wanted £280 for them-- without the lenses! (with varifocal lenses, they would have been well over £600). So I noted the style number and colour code on the frames, and searched for them on Google, and came up with a terrific online opticians that had them for £115. However, after I went through the entire process of adding my prescription and my lenses, the total was £440, which was more than I was hoping to pay. Started over again at JP Opticians, who had the same frames for slightly more money (£125), but the lenses for much less-- came out to
    about £340, still a good savings. But I registered and tried the abandoned shopping basket trick just in case.The next day, 10% voucher. Just got the varifocals with the best Essilor lenses and coatings (not offered at Specsavers even if you want them) for £304! Nice 55th birthday present for myself, and now maybe I'll be able to recognise my neighbours and friends when I pass them on the street. Thanks, Martin!
    Last edited by Portabello; 21-11-2018 at 7:30 AM.
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