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6 Issues of Auto Express for £1.00, with £5 Quidco cashback!

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Go through Quidco to get this offer... Subscribe to 6 issues of Auto Express for a £1 Direct Debit, and get £5 cashback! So you make £4 and get 6 issues for free! Gotta be worth a punt? He… Read More
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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
Go through Quidco to get this offer...

Subscribe to 6 issues of Auto Express for a £1 Direct Debit, and get £5 cashback!

So you make £4 and get 6 issues for free!

Gotta be worth a punt?

Here's the blurb from the website:

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With Auto Express, you'll discover the fastest car news and a wealth of exclusive stories from the world of motoring.

For 6 weeks, you'll get scoops and spy shots of all the newest cars, road tests of old and current models and the best professional motoring advice - all for just £1.

~ Get the next 6 issues of Auto Express for just £1

~ Option to continue your subscription and receive a massive 39% off each further issue

~ Cancel within your 6 issue trial period if you change your mind

~ Every week, the latest issue will be delivered free of charge to your door
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#1
Not one to pour cold water on this, as on the face of it, looks like a good deal ....

BUT

I was one of the people caught my the TV Times Quidco scam operated by the Magazine Group a couple of months ago (and I actually also subscribed to another real magazine for a year at the same time which cost me £35!). On that one, the company took the money and the 6 issues of TV Times arrived OK as promised. However, they defaulted on the Quidco payment and Quidco stated that there was nothing they could do, so, no £5.

If you are happy with this deal minus the Quidco, then proceed. If you are relying on the £5 from Quidco to make it worth while, then please be aware that, when you go via Quidco, the following warning message appears:

"No enquiries will be supported for this programme due to its generous nature"

I would bet money that Auto Express will default and not pay the Quidco bonus.......
#2
Yea, but Quidco is never guaranteed... still a good deal to get 6 issues for a quid though, don't you think? Quidco is always a bonus... :)
#3
I'm going to give it a go 'cos at the end of the day it's only a £1 even if Quidco don't pay out - thanx for the tip!!
#4
Same as above for me really. A quid is a quid at the end of the day. provides better odds than your local ladbrokes lol
#5
Your £1 will turn into more when they auto send issue 7 with new direct debit bill. Make sure you keep phone number handy to cancel subs
#6
Do you have to cancel it, it probably rolls into an annual subscription. If thats the case its not really worth doing as its always a hassle to get out of these things.
#7
You should receive details about when the are going to want to take the £1 and if you dont want to be stung with the possibility of being charged for somethien else, cancel the direct debit pretty quickly after the £1 has been taken out. I done this before and they still send you the 6 issues. If you have cancelled the direct debit, then they can't take the money out of your account.

Hope that helps.:thumbsup:
#8
As its dennis publishing, it would roll onto a quarterly subscription if you dont cancel.
#9
good deal im prepared to risk the quidco aswell
#10
Worth a risk, I wouldn't mind paying £1 for 6 issues of Auto Express anyway.
#11
£5 for a genuine new member who takes up the 6 issues .....Does this mean that if you have had 6 issues for £1 in the past that it won't track anyway?..as I did this about 6 months ago but not through Quidco.
#12
I wonder what they mean by "genuine new member"? I've had this offer before so does that mean I'm not genuine, or not new :?
#13
Skybird
£5 for a genuine new member who takes up the 6 issues .....Does this mean that if you have had 6 issues for £1 in the past that it won't track anyway?..as I did this about 6 months ago but not through Quidco.


great minds........
#14
Think its going to be a case of wait and see. My brother has taken up some similar offers where they have offered some free gifts and on the second occasion they didnt send the free gift. However, when he moved and retried it, they did. :thinking:
#15
Interesting. May sign up when they have included some free gift. They usually rotate the free gift every so often. I read it usually it when I'm in Tesco doing the weekly shopping. Subscription easily cancelled. :thumbsup:
£1 for 6 issues, I can live with that. H&R added anyways.
#16
You always go via the MAGAZINE GROUP via quidco and get £5.80 cashback if they pay out.
I have been taking these trial subscriptions for years now and i am always called 'A GENUINE NEW MEMBER ' and i have always been paid out. Showing in quidco already,hope they pay out.
#17
The last magazine subs I had was a "NIGHTMARE" to cancel, & still ended up costing me another 2 months subscription. Even after giving them 30 days days notice in writing.

Never again, so voting cold I'm afraid.
#18
Very easy to cancel. Just cancel the DD with your bank. Quidco has paid out for me when I did this a while ago :)
#19
Yea, I'm just gonna wait for the £1 to be taken, and then cancel the DD using Internet Banking... can't see that there would be more to it than that, really. They can't take money from your bank, if the Direct Debit is cancelled.
#20
I don't bother to tell the magazine groups I wish to cancel. I simply cancel the Direct Debit with my bank and they eventually realise this and cancel me automatically. I usually end up with a few free extra magazines this way as well.

Cancelling your Direct Debit is a sure way of making sure they don't take any further payment from you.
#21
flyingflea
I don't bother to tell the magazine groups I wish to cancel. I simply cancel the Direct Debit with my bank and they eventually realise this and cancel me automatically. I usually end up with a few free extra magazines this way as well.

Cancelling your Direct Debit is a sure way of making sure they don't take any further payment from you.



More like a sure fire way to get bank charges.

Always cancel subs first with company cos if they go in via DD again when you cancel and bank lets it thru you will have unpaid direct debit against your account and a £38 quid bill from most banks for a failed dd.

I am speaking from my own experience whereby I cancelled DD myself online thru internet banking and got stung
#22
i cancelled subs no problem very nice lady on the phone
#23
flyingflea;2819389
I don't bother to tell the magazine groups I wish to cancel. I simply cancel the Direct Debit with my bank and they eventually realise this and cancel me automatically. I usually end up with a few free extra magazines this way as well.

Cancelling your Direct Debit is a sure way of making sure they don't take any further payment from you.

Yes, I absolutely agree here. :thumbsup: At least you won't be charge for unpaid direct debit bank charges if you don't have much funds in your bank account on day of payment due. Just make sure as soon as a copy of the direct debit mandate shows up on your bank then cancel it on the bank side ASAP.

Don't just expect Auto Express to cancel it for you as it may be too late as they usually request funds several working days before payment due date. Remember banks DO NOT class weekends & Public Bank Holidays as working days hence funds must be available during the week. It takes on average 2 weeks to setup direct debits with a copy sent to your own bank for reference & both have to be active to allow funds to be transfered. Don't forget that cancelling direct debit via the bank will also cancel the direct debit through Auto Express hence if you quite happy to continue with the subscription then you will need to let Auto Express know to re-setup a NEW direct debit mandate. Otherwise, your subscription will not continue.

Most people don't realised that all companies like Auto Express DO NOT have the right under the Banking Code for direct debits to check if customers have sufficient funds in their bank accounts before payment is due to be collected hence blaming the companies for requesting finalised payment & been charged by the banks for unpaid direct debits. It is the customers responsibility to ensure funds are available at the bank on payment due date or if not cancel the direct debit at the bank.

By cancelling direct debit at bank, this is a 100% sure way that even if payment was requested by Auto Express then the bank will not authorised it. By the way, if you use 24/7 Internet Banking, be advised that cancelling direct debits online may not necessary cancel direct debit mandate immediately in time as could take extra days to process that request hence you are much better to speak to your own bank's customer service centre for immediate cancellation.

If any reason you absolutely within right claim that a direct debit payment should have not been authorised then you can submit a direct debit indemnity claim via the banks only for refund of payments. BUT, remember this is within right of a genuine dispute for payment, not a licence to abuse the system (remember, fraud comes to mind). I too seen many cases like this because some customers have no idea how much funds are there in their own bank accounts, yes really, their own money & start spending the bank's money & just spend, spend, spend. Going into the [COLOR=red]RED[/COLOR][COLOR=black] & incurring bank charges along the way[/COLOR]. Utter irresponsibly & blaming banks & blaming companies back & forth for being lazy. Direct debits are a automated payment system for auto-payments with only human intervention to stop it. So if in doubt, ASK the bank for advise.

Hope this helps anyone with direct debits as I, ex-customer service advisor used to work for one of The Big 4 UK banks. :thumbsup:
#24
Hope this helps anyone with direct debits as I, ex-customer service advisor used to work for one of The Big 4 UK banks.



So o2 for instance cannot 4 years after having direct debit setup with NatWest (krappy account that comes with SOLO card)and taking out a new mobile contract in 2008 and setting up direct debit with the Halifax my all singing dancing current account, then a computer mistake by o2 which cancelled everyones newly setup direct debit but then their system said ooh don't worry cos' it then automatically setup direct debit again. Unfortunately for me it setup direct debit for Natwest and my account that I never use anymore which had no money in and the same direct debit I cancelled some 4 years earlier and a nice £38 bank charge for failed DD. But because of the DD mandate I am covered. My rrr's was I.
#25
dontasciime;2820421
So o2 for instance cannot 4 years after having direct debit setup with NatWest (krappy account that comes with SOLO card)and taking out a new mobile contract in 2008 and setting up direct debit with the Halifax my all singing dancing current account, then a computer mistake by o2 which cancelled everyones newly setup direct debit but then their system said ooh don't worry cos' it then automatically setup direct debit again. Unfortunately for me it setup direct debit for Natwest and my account that I never use anymore which had no money in and the same direct debit I cancelled some 4 years earlier and a nice £38 bank charge for failed DD. But because of the DD mandate I am covered. My rrr's was I.

How many accounts & mobile phone numbers do you have with O2? Do they fall under one O2 account number? Did you miss any direct debit mandates payments to O2 previously especially with the new O2 mobile phone contract? If there was any outstanding balance on the old mobile phone contract, were these 100% fully paid up? Was the old mobile phone contract absolutely disconnected with direct debit cancelled? Was all the direct debit mandates cancelled with the NatWest bank account?
You claim that you never use the NatWest bank account anymore but did you know that if you do not close the old bank account & you have a credit limit still active on it, this will certainly still fall under you own credit file. Hence, if you really do not need it anymore, why not close it & improve your credit file. This will certainly guarantee to cancel all your direct debit mandates.

Anyway, that depends if your O2 mobile phone account had an old mobile phone contract that expired with the direct debit mandate cancelled with O2 & with your bank. You have to have it both cancelled on both directions. As I said early, direct debit mandates require both with bank & 3rd party retailer to be active or else payment will not work. When you disconnect from O2 & have paid for the final bill invoice, you have to cancel the direct debit mandate at the bank as well, otherwise the copy from the bank still remains active.

I believe O2's billing system works by if you have failed a direct debit mandate payment on payment due date then the direct direct mandate will be cancelled by O2 then it will be the customer's responsibility to clear any any outstanding balance within 2 weeks after each bill date. No more direct debit mandate payments will be collected unless customer have notified O2 to setup a new direct debit mandate again with bank details confirmed by the customer which takes 2 weeks to setup before next bill date. Otherwise, if O2 kept on requesting this, the customer is going to keep getting charged for unpaid direct debit mandate request hence ONLY 1 direct debit payment will be requested once per month per mobile phone number. This is because O2 do not know if you have funds cleared or not, cancelled direct debit mandate at the bank, changed bank accounts, bank accounts held under court ruling, bank accounts suspended for fraud, etc until payment is requested. Remember that any outstanding balance with O2 that have been brought forward from the previous months due to delayed payment could potentially activate debt prevention systems to advise customers of delayed payments with restrictions activated. Would you personally wait for a late payment from someone? I wouldn't as nobody likes to. This is to protect both customer & O2. That's why all mobile phone contracts involve credit checks to establish customer's current financial situation with O2's credit stringent criteria before a new contract is authorised.

You can register 2x independent mobile phone numbers under 1x account number with O2 which allows you to have billing date & payment due date set for the same date so payment can be collected on same date/time. However, you can have 2x independent bank accounts registered with 2x independent mobile phone numbers under 1x account number, so that payment is collected separately.

For example, husband & wife have their own bank accounts & each have their own mobile phone numbers registered under 1x O2 account number but they prefer to pay their own bills. Then 2x independent direct debit mandates will be setup accordingly to their own mobile phone numbers to pay their own bills on same date/time.

This can be requested if you previously have a existing O2 mobile phone contract that is still active & like to have it under 1x O2 account number so its easy to manage multiple mobile phone numbers. Can you imagine trying to manage multiple mobile phone numbers with their own O2 account numbers independently especially for businesses & corporations. I can not answer on behalf of O2 if there was a genuine mistake on their computer billing systems but what I do know is that unless if there was any doubt a change to bank account details such as changing bank accounts to different bank account providers or even with same bank but with a different bank account number or no funds cleared & available by the customers then any direct debits that are still active with O2 will still be collected. Every direct debit mandate will have their own mandate reference number hence anyone could have multiple mobile phone numbers that are registered to several bank account numbers.

I have personally seen inexperienced customer service advisor's who may have NOT intentionally tried to setup new direct debit mandates with wrong accounts until the customers have found out after until it's too late. This also applies to even the most experienced customer service advisor's which I have seen myself in the past. That's why most companies will have occasional training sessions to keep on top of their skills & learn new policies & procedures. Companies that do not offer this are simply gambling on their customer service levels. We are all human beings who are just as infallible as the customers themselves who are not aware of the T&C's of their own contract. Have you ever been in the wrong before? (Be advised, this is not a personal accusation as I do not know who you are.)

I have seen bank accounts that have ONLY £0.01 that were for years & years earning tiny interest rates without the bank account owner realising this until it was cleared out & closed down by the customer themselves. I have also seen direct debit mandates for years have remained on bank account numbers still active as customers have never call up to the bank to cancelled them at their own requests.

I am only giving you my side of the situation that could potentially happen on both sides & not trying to protect one side of the story. As I said before, I was a ex-customer service advisor who used to work for one of The Big 4 UK banks hence have no affiliation with them anymore. I was once a customer myself with the bank but that was in my teens but not anymore, so I am been fair & impartial with my opinion hence all I can say you may have been one of a small minority of customers who have been affected by this. If you feel you may have been treated unfairly then why not go & submit a formal customer complaint to NatWest or O2. Every company will have a department that deals with a formal complaint review service. If all avenues have been exhausted then you are within your rights of a consumer to go to the Financial Ombudsman Servicewww.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/ or OFCOM via www.ofcom.org.uk/ for advice. Remember, everyone is a consumer of one product or service hence this situation could happen to anyone.

Apologises for those who find this too long but those who apply for this offer will have to adhere to the consequences of the T&C's of direct debit mandate those who gets involve with the deal. If you feel in any way that you are concern of the T&C's of the deal then don't register for it, just make sure you check with your bank account regularly & check with Auto Express. As I always follow, "If In Doubt, ASK".
#26
jpieter
You always go via the MAGAZINE GROUP via quidco and get £5.80 cashback if they pay out.
I have been taking these trial subscriptions for years now and i am always called 'A GENUINE NEW MEMBER ' and i have always been paid out. Showing in quidco already,hope they pay out.


Hi i have just signed upto Pc pro monthly *3 issues for £1 pluse free tool kit and quid co £5,80 Sweet:thumbsup: iam also a account holder from about 18 months ago, so we will see if the Quid co tracks or not:whistling:

Also from the Magazine groups t&c it states:

If you pay for your subscription by Direct Debit you are automatically protected by the DD guarantee. A copy of this should be sent to you by the publisher of the magazine/s you have selected. You can cancel a DD at anytime by simply contacting your bank and /or the publisher.

So it should not be any problem to cancel via bank or publisher:roll:
#27
dontasciime
More like a sure fire way to get bank charges.


Perhaps for some but not me. I've done this with a Maxim trial, Gadget mag trial, What Hifi trial, FHM sub and Zoo sub, and (touch wood!) have not encountered a single bank charge. Don't get me wrong, I let them have the money they are due (in Auto Express' case, £1) but cancel the DD immediately after payment is taken.

The last time I had a bank charge was because I didn't have enough funds in my account to clear a my credit card payment, that was 2/3 years ago and was refunded as it wasn't my fault. If I owe THEM money (i.e. for a mobile phone contract or credit card bill) then that is a different matter and will never cancel the DD.
#28
flyingflea
Perhaps for some but not me. I've done this with a Maxim trial, Gadget mag trial, What Hifi trial, FHM sub and Zoo sub, and (touch wood!) have not encountered a single bank charge. Don't get me wrong, I let them have the money they are due (in Auto Express' case, £1) but cancel the DD immediately after payment is taken.

The last time I had a bank charge was because I didn't have enough funds in my account to clear a my credit card payment, that was 2/3 years ago and was refunded as it wasn't my fault. If I owe THEM money (i.e. for a mobile phone contract or credit card bill) then that is a different matter and will never cancel the DD.


Exactly right... if you sign up for a 12 month subscription, and cancel your Direct Debit after 3 months, then you can expect to be charged... if you sign up for this, and cancel after the £1 is taken, then that's that - you've fulfilled your obligation.

My Quidco has tracked for this by the way :thumbsup:
#29
Received first issue this week, and hubby was impressed! Pretty good car mag!

Plus, they send you all the info regarding when the £1 will be taken, and when another payment would be taken if you don't cancel before.

They also send you a username and password so you can cancel via the web at any time.

So I can recommend this to anyone that was worried about how to cancel after the 6 week trial :thumbsup:
#30
Heat from me. :thumbsup:

I took it out via Quidco and it's already showing as tracked £5. :)This is a good sign it may pay out.

From reading the comments I feel I may be one of the few who is interested in the offer and not just after a cheap subscription. If Auto Express is good I may just keep the sub going. There are a lot of people out there taking the cheap offer and cancelling the DD immediately before even getting a magazine.:whistling:
#31
mr_deals;3296317
Heat from me. :thumbsup:

I took it out via Quidco and it's already showing as tracked £5. :)This is a good sign it may pay out.

From reading the comments I feel I may be one of the few who is interested in the offer and not just after a cheap subscription. If Auto Express is good I may just keep the sub going. There are a lot of people out there taking the cheap offer and cancelling the DD immediately before even getting a magazine.:whistling:

Autoexpress is utter carap. A good deal of their stories and "scoops" are merely made up :)
#32
306maxi
Autoexpress is utter carap. A good deal of their stories and "scoops" are merely made up :)


Thanks for the advice. I'll take my chances with it now.....it may be worth it.:whistling:

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