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Adopt a TIGER gift pack was £24.99 now £6.25

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8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
Adopt Zeudy, a rescued tiger that lives at a sanctuary in India. Devoted to saving rare and endangered animals. Keep wild in the wild.

Gift Pack Contents: Cuddly toy, photograph card, Born Free booklet, thank you card, activation card

After Registration: On activation, you will receive: 12 month adoption, welcome letter and adoption details, personalised adoption certificate, animal updates twice a year.

Product Code: 32794939

Nice pleasant gift for someone also available is the Gorilla pack for the same price too.
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#1
Have it delivered to a local store for free delivery.
#2
It will only cost you an arm or a leg :-D
#3
thats new years days meal sorted. them's good eating!:-D
#4
Also Orangutan (probably not spelt it correctly lol) for £5
Just got the kids the Tiger and Gorilla as neighbour gave them £5 each yesterday it won't let me deliver them to home just kept going back to store delivery .

Chaos
#5
Presumably the Tiger gets less food and care then ?:thinking:

Pretty weird "deal" this. Next it will be: make a donation to the Salvation Army - instead of the usual £20, donate only £5 if you pay before 31 December.

This won't be getting my vote.

Z
#6
hey zygo

surely it's whsmith who have paid upfront for the adoption packs and the money from the sell on is their profit so it's them losing out -not the animals ?!
#7
I got the gorilla Djeke one yesterday...they paid £25 for it, the pack also gets you one free entry ticket to one of John Apsinalls animal parks in Kent, Howletts or Port lympne. So if you are after a cheap ticket to take the kids out in the school holidays in 2008, this is a good price (you get a free animal thrown in too!)
#8
That's not the point Zygo. Every little helps.
[admin]#9
my boys got a churchill polar bear family adoption kit from hubby's mate- I think it's a great idea!! Going to buy a couple of these for upcoming birthdays- thanks OP :)
#10
I know how they've reduced this product.

Instead of feeding it steaks three times a day they just chuck some fat americans in the cage.

Great strategy.
#11
Excellent. Thank you.
#12
I hope it doesn't end up the same as this tiger :?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7160113.stm
#13
How much from each sale gets donated to the animals?
banned#14
mattyha;1382949
How much from each sale gets donated to the animals?


Not a lot at all it would seem.

How the hell can they reduce the cost of something like this? It doesnt make sense at all.

COLD.
#15
N20Y1D
Not a lot at all it would seem.

How the hell can they reduce the cost of something like this? It doesnt make sense at all.

COLD.


Like all stock it is better for WHSmith to sell this at a loss than to not sell at all. The price they sell it for will not affect how much the animals get.
#16
They have started letting the tigers out to feed themselves, this is how they can do this so cheap.:whistling:

Seriously though it does seem strange, and you say WH smith will sell these at a loss, they shouldn't be making anything from this anyway. So if they have a collection box for The Salvation Army next to the till how much do they make out of that?
#17
I agree - WHS Smiths have already purtchased these for a standard price - this sale wont affect how much goes to the animals.

Does anyone know if you can activate at a later date i.e. save it for an xmas pressie for next year and it will still have a 12 month subscription?
#18
audi-hibby

Seriously though it does seem strange, and you say WH smith will sell these at a loss, they shouldn't be making anything from this anyway. So if they have a collection box for The Salvation Army next to the till how much do they make out of that?


That is not the same. If it were solely a charity product there wouldn't be a stuffed toy. Lots of charity is on commission or similar, the charity collectors signing people up for direct debits, the sponsorship websites, they all get there cut. The charity still get the same amount promised with this product, charity Christmas cards are much more evil if you want to have a moan.
#19
I doubt they sell at a loss. I suspect all the Tiger charity ever got was £5 per unit - the other £20 was retailer profit.
#20
I can't speak for WH Smiths, but Marks & Spencer were selling similar 'adoption' packs for £20 - I was tempted to buy one until I looked on the box and saw the amount that went to the charity concerned was minimal - something like £1.25 I think!
#21
I would also like to know if i could keep this till next year then give it to my three young girls as part of their xmas present. Anyone know? Thanks in advance!
#22
nice1
#23
Voted Hot


Just Called Wh Smith Who Told Me They Buy These In Bulk With A Set Donation At The Time, They Can Then Reduce Them As Much As They Want As Demand For Them Falls Or Rises.

The Animals Get The Same Donation Regardless Of The Price Wh Smith Sell Them At.

Thanks For The Link, Ive Bought The Tiger An The Gorilla!
#24
Might be worth posting that info on the front page as well. I voted cold as I thought it was cheating the charity.
#25
Probably very similar to the "Adopt a Gorilla" pack that Jessops had last year. The donation had already been made so it didn't matter that in the case of Jessops they were actually giving them away free with certain canon cameras (I worked there at the time, and the look on customers faces was classic when I'd hand over a cuddly gorilla in a box after they'd bought their camera)
#26
So hold on........ smiths have already bought them.... that means the tigers have their money..... so buying one now isnt actually benefitting the tigers at all... only wh smiths, therefore its FAR FAR better to go donate 6 quid to a charity directly as this deal gives NOTHING extra to the tigers, or am i wrong?

Also people asking if they can 'activate' it next year... man thats the lamest thing ive ever heard, the point of this is supposed to be to support tigers that are endangered ,not to get a cheapie :/


Seriously .... dont buy this... donate 6 quid directly to the charity concerned.
#27
is this the one that kills stupid americans?
i'll take two
#28
I didnt realise posting this could get so political lol :-D

At the end of the day WH Smiths have already donated the money to the fund so the animals will benefit.

Also giving it to someone especially a child encourages them to actually care about the point of it by being interested in it with the info/photo and newsletter and maybe grow up actually caring about this place rather than wrecking everything on it.

Oooh I sounded all Al Gore there for a minute...:-D
#29
kungfu
So hold on........ smiths have already bought them.... that means the tigers have their money..... so buying one now isnt actually benefitting the tigers at all... only wh smiths, therefore its FAR FAR better to go donate 6 quid to a charity directly as this deal gives NOTHING extra to the tigers, or am i wrong?

Also people asking if they can 'activate' it next year... man thats the lamest thing ive ever heard, the point of this is supposed to be to support tigers that are endangered ,not to get a cheapie :/

Seriously .... dont buy this... donate 6 quid directly to the charity concerned.


This IS a very good point BUT, if WH Smith's can't shift these & make a little profit or maybe just break even then will they be as quick to purchase in the same bulk next year, because my betting is that a lot of people (not all) that are buying these at this reduced rate WOULDN'T go out of their way to donate to wildlife charities at Christmas when they could be buying gifts or bargains in the sales......
#30
kungfu
So hold on........ smiths have already bought them.... that means the tigers have their money.....
And if the tigers already have their money, I doubt anyone is going to be brave enough to ask the tigers for a refund! Perhaps that's what happened in San Francisco? ;-)
#31
kungfu
So hold on........ smiths have already bought them.... that means the tigers have their money..... so buying one now isnt actually benefitting the tigers at all... only wh smiths, therefore its FAR FAR better to go donate 6 quid to a charity directly as this deal gives NOTHING extra to the tigers, or am i wrong?

Also people asking if they can 'activate' it next year... man thats the lamest thing ive ever heard, the point of this is supposed to be to support tigers that are endangered ,not to get a cheapie :/


Seriously .... dont buy this... donate 6 quid directly to the charity concerned.


Of course if you adopt this attitude you would also not buy ANY Fairtrade product (just one example).

Problem is that if nobody did that then retailers would not invest in them in the first place ? Chicken and egg situation.
I know I would rather see products on the shelf that had already been paid for by the retailer. That way the money is already in the system and hopefully getting back to the place were it's needed.

Regards :)
#32
voted hot.

Buying these packs at full cost would not have provided any more money for the charity than buying it now.
Nothing stopping you from buying this AND donating £5 to the charity. Much more likely to happen if you have regular contact and know what the charity does on a regular basis.

Of course if a cold deal leads to these not being sold then WH Smith may not make their donation next year.

Any support of a charity like this has to be good
#33
thebawp
I can't speak for WH Smiths, but Marks & Spencer were selling similar 'adoption' packs for £20 - I was tempted to buy one until I looked on the box and saw the amount that went to the charity concerned was minimal - something like £1.25 I think!


Exactly. If you wanna donate, then do it online thru the charitys official web site. Not by buying some little cuddly toy that is merely a vehicle for the retailer to take a cut of the sale.
You are always better to cut out the middleman when donating to charity, if it is important to you that the charity actually get's your money. But, if you want the little cuddly toy and cheap tickets then this is probably for you.
#34
DIY. Go buy a cheap cuddly animal for the giftee and donate x amount of money directly to the charity concerned. Same goes with charity xmas cards, buy Tesco value cards and inform recipient that x has been donated to charity. You're in control of the donations and no fear of them "timing out" by next year.
#35
perhaps this is the wrong time to remind you to get an extra 8% back from quidco then lol
#36
markbloke
DIY. Go buy a cheap cuddly animal for the giftee and donate x amount of money directly to the charity concerned. Same goes with charity xmas cards, buy Tesco value cards and inform recipient that x has been donated to charity. You're in control of the donations and no fear of them "timing out" by next year.


Exactly what I was going to write- always give direct if you can. Products like these the OP one are designed to appeal and more importantly SELL to consumers, therefore making the retailer profit.

No retailer is going into business to make no profit/a loss despite the 'good cause'. They have to make every product selected count (especially a dog who has had its day like WHSmith - thanks to the internet).

:santa:
#37
Similar packs in marks and spencers reduced to £5 (says on the box £5 donated to charity)
#38
Has anyone has an email, to say they can collect theirs instore yet
#39
I had a dispatch email, which says you can collect within 1-2 days.
Dispatch email 27th December, picked up yesterday :)
#40
i purchased 2 adopt a gorilla and have just recieved a email cancelling the order

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