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15% Off HomeCare from British Gas

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8y, 1w agoFound 8 years, 1 week ago
Saw a couple of similar deals posted for MOD and NHS employees - this is deal came through with a new LoveFilm subscription but should work just fine for everyone. May be of use to someone, especially considering the time of year and increase in breakdowns of those creaky old boilers!

Click the deal link or you can phone 0845 607 1748 quoting "Disc Two".

Edit: direct link appears not to work...here it is: https://www.myhomecare-offer.co.uk/disctwo/
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#1
Posted the MoD one a few weeks ago, these discounts should save you at least £40 per year on the lowest level of cover. Hot
banned#2
Try this out guys https://www.myhomecare-offer.co.uk/discthree/ 20 % off :thumbsup:
#3
go through quidco for £50 cashback
#4
Quidco doesent work for existing customers.
#5
Ritchie 2
Quidco doesent work for existing customers.


can always cancel your current contract and rejoin
#6
Due to a bad experience with BG and having knowledge of lots of others I would advise anyone to stay off these contracts.

At the first opportunity they will not repair your boiler and will shut it down. They will then proceed to sell you a new one at a grossly inflated price.

Their Service Engineers receive an 'incentive', as stated in one of their letters to me.

Their story is that if they can't get a manufacturers replacement part then they will not repair it under the terms of the agreement.

Customer service is the pits - just type in British Gas complaints in google and read through the forums etc. I have first hand experience of this - this is not a gripe I just want to make people aware of their activities. A screw, yes a simple screw, lost its thread on my parents boiler and during a recent service (as part of the contract) because they could not get the same one made by the boiler manufacturer they shut it down. Only British Gas had been removing this screw for the previous 2 or 3 years as they were the only times the boiler had been serviced. My parents are in their 70's and panicked and asked BG to fit them a new one at a cost of over £5,000 (unbeknown to me at the time). I was advised by a heating engineer that he could have fitted the same one for £1500. They will do anything it seems to get out of repairing a boiler and with winter coming on do you want yours shutting down?
#7
Thank you for confirming that Robbieeee2k - I'd always reckoned that was the case, so the apparently worthwhile idea of a boiler maintenance contract is really just an expensive sales opportunity that you pay for the privilege to receive!
#9
Ajibee
Thank you for confirming that Robbieeee2k - I'd always reckoned that was the case, so the apparently worthwhile idea of a boiler maintenance contract is really just an expensive sales opportunity that you pay for the privilege to receive!


My late mother in law was also 'scaremongered' by BG into having a new boiler fitted. She was told that if (thats a big 'IF') her back boiler ever burst it would flood the living room with black scummy water!

Coincidentally, if Concorde ever landed on my head it would kill me!
#10
BG service cover is best avoided.
#11
I agree - BG (and maybe also Scottish Gas too) is best avoided in my experience. In servicing our elderly but fit boiler a couple of years ago they lit it up without water and destroyed an obsolete heat exchanger. They had a "customer service manager" on my case but I had to do all the chasing and they closed ranks and never even said sorry.
Although they did eventually give me a £10 fan heater.
Even with the discount they offered against a new boiler it was far, far cheaper & quicker to get local gas /heat engineer /plumber to replace than to use BG. I recall that BG could not or would not give an appointment to fit a new boiler until I had ordered it and paid a deposit. We cancelled the 5* contract and I will never go back to British Gas.
I had a similar sad experience with a relatives home in Glasgow - when I had arranged for them to attend to service & repair the heating in an empty flat. I stayed in all day and they never showed up despite repeated calls to them and assurances from them.
I would urge that you support your local (corgi etc registered) plumber or heating business instead.
#12
Hi!
FWIW I have not had the trouble reported by others with British Gas. My boiler is fairly elderly, but when there's been a problem they've come out and fixed it within a couple of days and it gets serviced yearly where they grouse about the size of pipe through the external wall, but otherwise say everything's fine.

In contrast before I had the contract if there was a problem it was impossible to get someone out within a week to fix it.

Regards

Kevin
#13
Had my boiler covered for 4 years or so now, and I have to say I've not had any trouble at all. I've had them out about 5 times for various faults and they have always been prompt and customer service has been excellent, I was even given a £40 voucher to go and buy 2 fan heaters when they couldnt get to me for 3 days.

Without this cover I reckon I would have had to pay several hundred pounds worth of repair fees and not to mention the hassle of getting the local cowboys round. Remember no-one can do homers these days, so getting a Corgi gas engineer is very difficult in some area's. Where I live your looking at at least 2 weeks before they can get to you.
#14
StockportGerbil
Hi!
FWIW I have not had the trouble reported by others with British Gas. My boiler is fairly elderly, but when there's been a problem they've come out and fixed it within a couple of days and it gets serviced yearly where they grouse about the size of pipe through the external wall, but otherwise say everything's fine.

In contrast before I had the contract if there was a problem it was impossible to get someone out within a week to fix it.

Regards

Kevin


Agreed, mine gets serviced annually. They always say its "at risk" as original system is self-vented (which was fine 10-15 years ago), but as to changes in standards is now not so good.

Anyway, service agreement is good for me. Lots of minor repairs over the years with no additional expense (except for the flu which was not included!).

BG engineer said numerous times, "if you plan any work you can get it done at half the cost of BG by going local".
#15
Can anybody recommend a service contract from somebody else ?
#16
Any ideas on how to get Quidco and the 15% discount?

Thanks in advance!

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