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My husband went into B&Q yesterday and got £50 vouchers for presents, and he was given a £5 voucher which has to be used in January.

My sister went in today and did the same!

So if you are going to spend money there in January it might be worth changing money up for vouchers first now!

I hope I have explained this well enough and put it under the right section too. NO doubt I'll get slated by someone though! If it helps someone then I am happy!
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#1
Good deal
#2
Sounds good! :)

edit: Just thought, the £5 voucher might have conditions (like you can only use one per shop), so if you're planning on doing this a few this a few times you might have to split your shops (although of course that won't work if you're buying one big ticket item).
#3
I'll go and check - back in a couple of minutes
#4
And if B&Q go broke, you'll lose all the money from the gift vouchers.
#5
The exact wording on the gift card are:

This promotional Gift card can onnly be used withing a specified time period (January). Please refer to terms and conditions of the promotion when the card was issued or ask a member of staff.

Nothing was mentioned at the checkout! But of course if you are ordering more than one thing then fine. Also if you are ordering something for more than £50 then you are going to make some money back.
#6
Tom Pickering
And if B&Q go broke, you'll lose all the money from the gift vouchers.


Has there been some mention of this?
#7
Butterflies
Has there been some mention of this?


I think B&Q are part of kingfisher group? Maybe wrong but are Kingfisher somehow related to Woolworths?:thinking:
#8
I see.

I still think that B&Q will be around in January though - and people can make use of this deal then.

I might google any news on B&Q - my mum and her fella practically live there - they love the store so much. LOL
#9
And do check the validity of any vouchers - it's quite legal for them to have an expiry date, and even if B&Q are still in business then, if you've forgotten to use the vouchers in time then you'll have lost the ££ without any recourse.
#10
Butterflies
Has there been some mention of this?


It's the housing slump causing them problems, and their parent company (Kingfisher) shut down a load of "Trade Depot" outlets.
1 Like #11
Taking this a bit further then...

can you not spend £100 pound on vouchers to get a £15 card for january. (deal is £5 card for £50 or £15 card for £100)

Then go to the till spend the £100 vouchers on products you need now and get another £15 card.

Ie you will have spent £100 and got £30 worth of spends in january????

Of course only any good if you want some stuff now!:whistling::whistling:
#12
lets hope it doesn't go bust then
1 Like #13
just so you know the voucher of £5 on £50 spend and the £15 voucher on £100 spend finishes tonight. tomorrow the offer is 15% off any spends over £50.the new offer is on for one week i believe.you should not be receiving any vouchers when you buy gift cards it is in the sales conditions for the checkout staff.if you know any staff they will have 30% off vouchers that need to be used by end of this month on particular product groups.so worth ringing anyone you know that works there.
#14
Butterflies
I see.

I still think that B&Q will be around in January though - and people can make use of this deal then.

I might google any news on B&Q - my mum and her fella practically live there - they love the store so much. LOL


but then you'd be better of waiting until feb. for the 10% 20% 25% 30% 50% closing down sale :w00t:
#15
bojangles
but then you'd be better of waiting until feb. for the 10% 20% 25% 30% 50% closing down sale :w00t:


haha - might be! Does anyone think this is really going to happen? We all know what a joke Woolies closing down sale was!
#16
bojangles
but then you'd be better of waiting until feb. for the 10% 20% 25% 30% 50% closing down sale :w00t:


B&Q is part of kingfisher which is the worlds 3rd biggest diy retailer with over 800 stores in 8 countries.it has nothing to do with woolworths.i believe superdrug/woolworths/comet/b&q where part of the same group up until about 6 or 7 years ago when they where split up.so no likely hood of b&q going bust as at present it is out performing the market in diy and the ones too worry about are homebase and wickes because they are losing market share to b&q
#17
tara1082;3846134
I think B&Q are part of kingfisher group? Maybe wrong but are Kingfisher somehow related to Woolworths?:thinking:

A friend works for B&Q, they have not been linked with Woolworths for many years. They did used to be, but are no longer.
#18
Surely this is only a good deal if the product(s) you are looking to purchase are not 10% cheaper than at B&Q. Therefore, it's probably only a few products this deal will benefit.

Woolworths Group was formed in a demerger from the Kingfisher Group in 2001.
#19
Excellent loophole spot! Heat and rep added.
#20
I wouldn't be surprised if B&Q were on the way out. They built a massive new warehouse shop near us and never moved into it. It's still empty now with the roof half hanging off through bad weather. x
#21
The trade use B & Q just as much as the public. If Jewsons, Arnold Lavers, CEF and all of them are still around atm, I would be willing to bet my shed B & Q will be for a long time and will last out the recession.

Woolworths has never stocked anything for other than the end user which are generally worthless.
#22
B&Q sold Woolworths a few years ago when they floated them on the stock exchange. Its unlikely they will be going under any time soon. Built a fantastic new warehouse, largest in country nearby where hubby works. They are going strong and will do for ages
#23
Madeline
I wouldn't be surprised if B&Q were on the way out. They built a massive new warehouse shop near us and never moved into it. It's still empty now with the roof half hanging off through bad weather. x


Where is that then?
#24
SpecialK
B&Q is part of kingfisher which is the worlds 3rd biggest diy retailer with over 800 stores in 8 countries.it has nothing to do with woolworths.i believe superdrug/woolworths/comet/b&q where part of the same group up until about 6 or 7 years ago when they where split up.so no likely hood of b&q going bust as at present it is out performing the market in diy and the ones too worry about are homebase and wickes because they are losing market share to b&q


Well said! Also, Focus will hit the rocks soon too
#25
I work at B&Q and the voucher offer has been taken advantage of by those buying gift cards or plan on spending money in January. Spend 100 and you get a 15 pound card as well. So for example if you're going to buy a kitchen/bathroom etc for around 500 pound, buy the cards in multiples of 5 and you get 75 pound free.
#26
geeadamg
The trade use B & Q just as much as the public. If Jewsons, Arnold Lavers, CEF and all of them are still around atm, I would be willing to bet my shed B & Q will be for a long time and will last out the recession.

Woolworths has never stocked anything for other than the end user which are generally worthless.


I spend millions (really millions, not a figure of speech) a year for our company and not one penny is spent at BQ also I dont know of one contractor that spends at BQ plus all the Builders Merchants are cheaper when you get your massive contractors discount. Plus BQ 'tend' now to stock only items that sell regularly which is now losing them some of the jobbing builders. One thing is 100% certain the trade does not use them to the same degree as the public!

Dealwise this seems great if you got to buy something now, just buy vouchers use them and enjoy the free money for January, seems hot to me, but only if you have to buy now :-)
#27
SpecialK
just so you know the voucher of £5 on £50 spend and the £15 voucher on £100 spend finishes tonight. tomorrow the offer is 15% off any spends over £50.the new offer is on for one week i believe.you should not be receiving any vouchers when you buy gift cards it is in the sales conditions for the checkout staff.if you know any staff they will have 30% off vouchers that need to be used by end of this month on particular product groups.so worth ringing anyone you know that works there.


We're about to spend a fortune on block paving. All the local builders merchants are very slightly cheaper than B&Q but not by much - 15% would swing it, 30% would be fab! Don't suppose anyone knows any info on how to get any increased discount? We're looking for about 100 sqm of the stuff, and spending (depends whether we go for the basic or tegular style) between £1-£2.5k on bricks alone. Any advice greatly welcomed!

Re the posted deal - works fine with returns - I've had 3 lots of £15 on £100 spend, and returned items from all of the transactions with no mention of returning the voucher even though "£15 voucher" had been written on my receipt every time. Considered buying>returning dozens of times to get free vouchers, but not that desperate!
1 Like #28
Mister_E
I spend millions (really millions, not a figure of speech) a year for our company and not one penny is spent at BQ also I dont know of one contractor that spends at BQ plus all the Builders Merchants are cheaper when you get your massive contractors discount. Plus BQ 'tend' now to stock only items that sell regularly which is now losing them some of the jobbing builders. One thing is 100% certain the trade does not use them to the same degree as the public!

Dealwise this seems great if you got to buy something now, just buy vouchers use them and enjoy the free money for January, seems hot to me, but only if you have to buy now :-)


Hi, I work for B&Q & have you heard of the Trade Discount Card? not the Trade Card!

A hell of alot of contractors use it for discounts from 5% to 60% (makes our staff discount look like a proper sham!!) Plus you get kick backs in the form of personal cheques which don't go through your business.

I think if you enquire about this you should save more than builders merchants, builders merchants in our area are struggling & this isn't helping them - quote from TP
#29
burge74
Hi, I work for B&Q & have you heard of the Trade Discount Card? not the Trade Card!

A hell of alot of contractors use it for discounts from 5% to 60% (makes our staff discount look like a proper sham!!) Plus you get kick backs in the form of personal cheques which don't go through your business.

I think if you enquire about this you should save more than builders merchants, builders merchants in our area are struggling & this isn't helping them - quote from TP


Thanks, I'll definitely ask them about that. Do you need to be a trade contractor to get it though? What sort of proof/id/business would you need to be eligible? (i.e. if I turn up with kids, heels and handbag will they laugh me out of the place?!).

Out of interest, do you happen to know off-hand the sort of discount level for staff on blocks?
#30
So you can have a cheque made payable to Mickey Mouse? Or do they insist it is paid in your own name? Either way - if the Tax man gets a sniff he will not leave a stone unturned. Any form of cheque, transaction etc where cash is not involved leaves a paper trail. No builder in their right mind who is in business will put a cheque from a builders merchant through their private bank account - it's cash or nothing for those boys. And I can't believe B&Q are assisting a fraudulent transaction.
1 Like #31
[QUOTE=panddda]. Do you need to be a trade contractor to get it though? What sort of proof/id/business would you need to be eligible? (i.e. if I turn up with kids, heels and handbag will they laugh me out of the place?!).
QUOTE]

To answer your questions: (a) Almost certainly not; almost anyone can claim to be a 'property developer' or similar, produce a suitable letterhead on the home PC and gain recognition; (b) Yes, but only if you are a bloke! (No reason why the wife should not be a partner in the 'business' and deal with the application.)

I appreciate that large businesses in the building trade are unlikely to buy much at B&Q when they can screw hefty discounts out of certain builders merchants and the like. But many smaller businesses do buy there (and at Wickes etc) because it is convenient and often cheaper. When my local B&Q warehouse opened more than 3 years ago, it stocked a wide range of stuff for 'the trade', had a dedicated trade counter and staff and rapidly gained a following. Then, some 18 months ago, it decided to downsize and did away with most things of obvious interest to the trade and made it quite clear that this was a nuisance element (although other branches - some 30 miles away! - still have trade goods and counters). I used to buy much more there than I do now, but not for want of trying.

When buying from B&Q and the like, you can at least see the goods and prices up front; no nasty surprises as in most builders merchants.
#32
robgoode
I work at B&Q and the voucher offer has been taken advantage of by those buying gift cards or plan on spending money in January. Spend 100 and you get a 15 pound card as well. So for example if you're going to buy a kitchen/bathroom etc for around 500 pound, buy the cards in multiples of 5 and you get 75 pound free.


this was actually exempt from the gift voucher deal in the terms and conditions, that it didnt count when purchasing gift vouchers. but the gift voucher promotion has finished now, so no one can take advantage of this anymore.

cant see B&Q going anywhere as they are still making profit day in day out and still on with revamping stores and building more stores. they cut their costs 3 years ago, well before anyone else realised what was going on with the slowdown in the market.
someone mentioned about the housing slowdown. this has advantages to B&Q and other diy chains as people cant afford to move so they renovate instead.
#33
My local B&Q does have a trader counter, which I usually steer well clear of, but I'll pay them a visit next time I'm in (which is most days at the moment). Thanks for all the info - it wouldn't have crossed my mind to apply for a trade discount.
#34
To be honest we are thinking of a trade account with BQ, not for our construction side but for maintence simply because BQ are open 7 days a week and it would prove useful for emergency Sunday purposes. At present our discount and availbility of goods from traditional builders Merchants beats BQ hands down, plus the service is far better. I for one think its defo an area they could develop and become serious comptetition for builders merchants. The trouble with builders merchants is their over inflated shelf prices stop the public using them, and that is going to hurt them next year more than ever. If your in the trade, I agree its defo worth having a BQ account though, trouble is we are already managing 300+ accounts which can pickle your napper at times :-)
#35
My original comment about trade business I missed the point I was making. Tho has been touched on, but to clarify...

When you need 5 bags of sand, a copper pipe and some screw plugs then, you know that if you drive 5 miles in any direction on a main road in a city you'll hit a B&Q. You know you can park, they'll have it in stock. So you could save 10% off a trade account with other yards, but getting the job done as soon as possible is worth more than getting the prices as cheap as possible. Its capitalism at its worse but we'll still use them along with tesco et al.

Plus, I was thinking more small traders - when your turnover is in the millions, then you're probably dealing with the plant rather than a outlet like B&Q

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