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    • MSE Rosie
    • By MSE Rosie 5th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    MSE News: HSBC and First Direct offer cashback credit and debit card schemes
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
    MSE News: HSBC and First Direct offer cashback credit and debit card schemes 5th Sep 17 at 6:32 PM
    First Direct has become the latest bank to offer cashback incentives when you use its credit or debit cards at selected retailers - just a month after sister bank HSBC launched an identical scheme...
    Read the full story:
    'HSBC and First Direct offer cashback credit and debit card schemes - are they any good?'

    Click reply below to discuss. If you havenít already, join the forum to reply.
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    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 22nd Sep 17, 6:39 PM
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    sausage_time
    I have read and re-read the Terms and Conditions, and also the help. I can't see the "per account" restriction called out anywhere. All the discussion is per card. Can you point me to the particular section that says you can only have cashback once per account?
    • wiseonesomeofthetime
    • By wiseonesomeofthetime 22nd Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    wiseonesomeofthetime
    I have read and re-read the Terms and Conditions, and also the help. I can't see the "per account" restriction called out anywhere. All the discussion is per card. Can you point me to the particular section that says you can only have cashback once per account?
    Originally posted by sausage_time

    I agree. I have reviewed the T&Cs and can only see the following:

    [I]3.7 Visa shall pay such Cashback directly into the account of the Registered Card you used to make the Qualifying Purchase. We typically aim to provide you with your Cashback within 5 working days from your Qualifying Purchase. Such payment will appear on the statement of your Registered Card under the reference 'Visa Cashback'.

    4.1 You agree that you will not:

    act in any way that may harm or impair the Site, Other Channels or Visa's operation of the Cashback Service;
    use the Site, Other Channels, or participate in the Cashback Service in an unlawful or fraudulent manner, or in a way that could encourage others to act unlawfully or fraudulently;
    access or attempt to access the Cashback Accounts of other participants or to penetrate or attempt to penetrate any of the security measures in place;
    or seek to take advantage of any mistakes, flaws or loopholes (as viewed by a reasonable person) in the Offers or in the Cashback Service to gain a financial advantage.


    Would the absence of clarity be seen as a loophole?
    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 23rd Sep 17, 8:26 AM
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    sausage_time
    Ok thanks, time to put in a claim. There's a section on the site for claiming missing cashback
    • meer53
    • By meer53 23rd Sep 17, 4:37 PM
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    meer53
    Are people getting the cashback they expect in a timely manner? For three transactions, one (Boots) was notified and paid within days. Two others (Esso, using his and her cards). For one of these, transaction on the 6th Sept, email confirmation on the 11th, but no cashback yet. The other Esso was on 8th - not heard a thing! I'll give it a bit longer before complaining, just wondered what others were seeing.
    Originally posted by sausage_time
    According to the offers website, the Esso cashback offer expired on 28 August ?

    There looks to be another one on, but it started on 8 Sept.
    Last edited by meer53; 23-09-2017 at 4:41 PM.
    • Nebulous2
    • By Nebulous2 24th Sep 17, 1:26 AM
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    Nebulous2
    According to the offers website, the Esso cashback offer expired on 28 August ?

    There looks to be another one on, but it started on 8 Sept.
    Originally posted by meer53
    I think offers and dates are individual. I've just registered and mine start 22/9/17 and generally run to 8/10 or so.
    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 24th Sep 17, 9:02 AM
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    sausage_time
    Yes, seems people see different offers. In my case:

    Esso
    £5 back on your next purchase of £40 or more
    Expires 14/09/17
    • keiran
    • By keiran 5th Oct 17, 12:49 PM
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    keiran
    I got a response to my query from hsbcofferseu

    """
    The ability to add multiple cards enables cardholders to choose which card they would like to redeem offers, for example between a debit and credit card.
    The offers that are available via Visa Offers are on a per account basis, not per card registered. Although any of the cards you have registered can be used to redeem an offer, it can only be redeemed once, unless the terms state it can be redeemed multiple times.
    """
    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 5th Oct 17, 8:04 PM
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    sausage_time
    I got a response to my query from hsbcofferseu

    """
    The ability to add multiple cards enables cardholders to choose which card they would like to redeem offers, for example between a debit and credit card.
    The offers that are available via Visa Offers are on a per account basis, not per card registered. Although any of the cards you have registered can be used to redeem an offer, it can only be redeemed once, unless the terms state it can be redeemed multiple times.
    """
    Originally posted by keiran
    Well, that's not what's in the T&Cs! Also, after my complaint, as of today they now show both "his and hers" as offers redeemed (on the same offer), but only one credited to our account so far.
    • Patr100
    • By Patr100 19th Dec 17, 11:12 PM
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    Patr100
    I just joined through this through the mention in the latest MSE newsletter.
    However I am annoyed about the lack of clarity on how to directly close an account, should I wish opt to a a later date. The information is frustratingly circular.
    ie:

    9. How to unsubscribe from the Cashback Service
    9.1 You may unsubscribe from the Cashback Service or opt out of marketing
    communications through your Cashback Account. For details on how to opt-out of these
    communications please refer to the Privacy Policy.
    Privacy policy says this:
    Once you have registered with the Cashback Service, you will start receiving e-mail communications containing Merchant Offers ("Merchant Offer Emails"). You are able to request that we stop sending you Merchant Offer Emails via a link in the email to unsubscribe, through the Site or by withdrawing from the Cashback Service in accordance with the terms and conditions.
    It only indicates unsubscribing from emails. There is no clarity on what "or by withdrawing for the cashback service in accordance with terms and conditions.."actually means in practice.
    Which then takes us back to the original T & C s and back linking to the privacy policy back to the T & Cs ad infinitum.

    There is no option within the online account I can see, to unsubscribe there or close the account.Or even remove your card details. You can opt to not receive emails but you cant close your account there.
    So you actually have to opt into receiving emails in order to be able to get the unsubscribe link and to presumably close your account.
    Barmy.

    I hate it when they play fast and loose with our personal data.
    Last edited by Patr100; 19-12-2017 at 11:20 PM.
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