Donate your unwanted toys to your local Argos or Barnardo's store and we'll give you a £5 Argos voucher to spend on new toys purchases over £35 (From 16th October) - HotUKDeals
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Starts 16th of October

Helps others and saves yourself a fiver also


Back from tomorrow, help us raise £1 million for Barnardos

At Argos we believe every toy should be played with, so we've teamed up with Barnardo's for a second year of our Toy Exchange. Donate your unwanted toys to your local Argos or Banardo's store and we'll give you a £5 Argos voucher to spend on new toys purchases over £35.
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11 Likes
Why don't Argos just give Barnados some toys? These schemes where businesses increase their sales under the guise of helping charities are shallow in the extreme.
[HUKD Blog Network] 9 Likes
Was waiting for this after last year so thanks for the heads up. Not so much for the voucher tbh, my 6 year old liked doing this last year and its a good opportunity as a parent to chat about how some kids actually live without being too full on. Heat added.
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sonic_rm
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?

Would you really want to do that ?

I think most people who do this won't care much about the voucher, even if they did abusing the system is the last thing they'ed want to do, its for a good cause !

If that were the case, why mention the voucher at all? Not trying to be a dick, but it's a deal site for saving money, not a charity.


Edited By: eddeddeddedd on Oct 15, 2013 14:02

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[HUKD Blog Network] 9 Likes #1
Was waiting for this after last year so thanks for the heads up. Not so much for the voucher tbh, my 6 year old liked doing this last year and its a good opportunity as a parent to chat about how some kids actually live without being too full on. Heat added.
[mod] 1 Like #2
karri123
Was waiting for this after last year so thanks for the heads up. Not so much for the voucher tbh, my 6 year old liked doing this last year and its a good opportunity as a parent to chat about how some kids actually live without being too full on. Heat added.

Agree - The kids have loads of toys not played with at home so will be going to a good cause :)
[HUKD Blog Network] 1 Like #3
goonertillidie
karri123
Was waiting for this after last year so thanks for the heads up. Not so much for the voucher tbh, my 6 year old liked doing this last year and its a good opportunity as a parent to chat about how some kids actually live without being too full on. Heat added.

Agree - The kids have loads of toys not played with at home so will be going to a good cause :)

Totally. Think most children actually enjoy doing this as well, they like the feeling of helping others. Know people are really busy these days but it's a great scheme imo.
#4
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?
#5
Defo doing this, loads of toys in my house which are like new! Anyone know, Can the voucher be used with love to shop vouchers?
4 Likes #6
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?

Would you really want to do that ?

I think most people who do this won't care much about the voucher, even if they did abusing the system is the last thing they'ed want to do, its for a good cause !
#7
Thought this may be helpful as the actual page is not easy to find on the Argos site.

Terms & conditions for Argos Toy Exchange voucher
"Save £5 when you spend £35 on Toys in-store"

Offer can be redeemed between 17/10/2012 to 24/12/2012. Offer available in-store only, not at kiosks. Offer only available on Toys; for reference please visit argos.co.uk and refer to our "Toys & Games" section or refer to the Autumn/Winter 2012 catalogue (pages 1480 - 1700). Please present voucher at till to claim discount.

If qualifying items are returned under the 30 day guarantee, only the discounted price will be refunded. Only one voucher can be redeemed per single transaction. In order to qualify for any Argos gift voucher offers, final transaction amount must meet the stated threshold after the Toy Exchange discount has been taken off. The offer excludes the purchase of gift cards.

Gift vouchers may be redeemed in-store but not on Quick Pay kiosks, via the internet or over the telephone. Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash. Only the original voucher will be accepted. No photocopies, printouts, images or scans of the voucher will be accepted. We reserve to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time.
#8
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?

Nice!
#9
Good way to clear out some toys my son has outgrown and help others too
#10
I needed 2 vouchers for my daughters last year and took in 2 rather nice toys (both cost me over £40 each) - the lady at the till said I could only have one voucher. Although I wanted to give as much as I could, I took the second toy back the next day and got my other £5 voucher...
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sonic_rm
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?

Would you really want to do that ?

I think most people who do this won't care much about the voucher, even if they did abusing the system is the last thing they'ed want to do, its for a good cause !

If that were the case, why mention the voucher at all? Not trying to be a dick, but it's a deal site for saving money, not a charity.


Edited By: eddeddeddedd on Oct 15, 2013 14:02
#12
Do they take take clothes or only toys

Edited By: choice4 on Oct 15, 2013 14:17
11 Likes #13
Why don't Argos just give Barnados some toys? These schemes where businesses increase their sales under the guise of helping charities are shallow in the extreme.
#14
Nice one
#15
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?
#16
Indeed Argos are profiting from this even through advertising alone so let's not pretend everyone is in it for the good of their hearts otherwise you'd just send the toys to Barnados yourself along with a donation. Barnados will still be getting the same amount of donated toys but Argos will either give me one £5 voucher or several. Does anyone actually know the answer to my question?
#17
Thanks DM24 - as I thought.
#18
HavanaBaby
Indeed Argos are profiting from this even through advertising alone so let's not pretend everyone is in it for the good of their hearts otherwise you'd just send the toys to Barnados yourself along with a donation. Barnados will still be getting the same amount of donated toys but Argos will either give me one £5 voucher or several. Does anyone actually know the answer to my question?

you can go back with a toy each day to get a voucher every day but only one voucher can be used per transaction (and only when you spend £35) I think that's what it means, hope that helps
#19
HavanaBaby
Indeed Argos are profiting from this even through advertising alone so let's not pretend everyone is in it for the good of their hearts otherwise you'd just send the toys to Barnados yourself along with a donation.

exactly!

Edited By: eddeddeddedd on Oct 15, 2013 15:13
#20
I work in argos and you can go back day after day and get a fiver voucher but you can only use one per transaction.
#21
Thanks for clarifying.
#22
Presuming this wud include Scooters? My daughter has outgrown her 3 wheeled Hello Kitty Scooter and would like a 2 wheeled scooter instead for her birthday to which we could put the voucher towards. Be nice to for her to know her old scooter would be rehomed.
#23
is there a link to the page online?
#24
Good for the soul and good for the pocket, Thanks.
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eddeddeddedd
sonic_rm
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?

Would you really want to do that ?

I think most people who do this won't care much about the voucher, even if they did abusing the system is the last thing they'ed want to do, its for a good cause !

If that were the case, why mention the voucher at all? Not trying to be a dick, but it's a deal site for saving money, not a charity.


Yes it is a money saving site but it is good when helping others , not just receiving , is highlighted!!
#26
not sure about scooters, think it may just be toys, think it would depend on the store if they would take it as a toy, it's worth a try, saves you a fiver and gives someone a scooter, I would have thought it is still classed as a toy.
#27
A scooter is a toy!?
#28
If a scoter is sold in the toy section of the argos catlogue then it is classified as a toy and if it is sold in the bike section then it is classified as a kind of bike or mobile device!
So I would think anyway!
3 Likes #29
For all of those 'dissing' Argos and stating that they're making money off this - yes they may well be making sales on the back of it but the reality is that people will spend money @ Argos at Xmas - are they making extra sales - probably not.

What's the alternative? Argos could do nothing which is what a majority of other stores (don't recall Toys R Us, Smyths etc doing this) do in the run up to Xmas but they are doing something to help a charity and as people have said above it's giving their kids an awareness and raising the charity profile.

Some people will try and 'play' the system to get extra vouchers - good on them for saving some money and donating. Others will donate decent toys for kids to play with for 1 voucher.

Seems a win, win all around.
#30
Mashman1974
For all of those 'dissing' Argos and stating that they're making money off this - yes they may well be making sales on the back of it but the reality is that people will spend money @ Argos at Xmas - are they making extra sales - probably not.What's the alternative? Argos could do nothing which is what a majority of other stores (don't recall Toys R Us, Smyths etc doing this) do in the run up to Xmas but they are doing something to help a charity and as people have said above it's giving their kids an awareness and raising the charity profile.Some people will try and 'play' the system to get extra vouchers - good on them for saving some money and donating. Others will donate decent toys for kids to play with for 1 voucher.Seems a win, win all around.

Second that - most kids have too many toys as it is, well done Argos, it's a win/win/win for everybody involved - charity/argos/argos customer
#31
i love argos ...been shopping there since the mid 80's when I used to get 5 packs of tapes to make mix tapes...such a quirky store///

it will be genuis if the ebay click and collect service take off

Edited By: daalphamale on Oct 16, 2013 10:29
#32
Does anyone know if the toy has to be in the original box/packaging?
#33
Argos is releasing their tablet tomorrow for 99 quid while tesco tablet is 119 and I pad is 399.
So argos is trying to make things affordable for some
#34
gordy19
Does anyone know if the toy has to be in the original box/packaging?

This is what i cant find the answer to, is it any toy in Good condition or does it need to be new/boxed?
#35
cazzap06
eddeddeddedd
sonic_rm
HavanaBaby
So can you take any toy or does it have to be several? So you could take one toy in each day and get multiple vouchers? How does it work?

Would you really want to do that ?

I think most people who do this won't care much about the voucher, even if they did abusing the system is the last thing they'ed want to do, its for a good cause !

If that were the case, why mention the voucher at all? Not trying to be a dick, but it's a deal site for saving money, not a charity.


Yes it is a money saving site but it is good when helping others , not just receiving , is highlighted!!

Of course it's good, yeah, but it's ridiculous when people are getting high and mighty about focusing on the voucher aspect of this offer, when the site is primarily about saving money! That's why we're here, and the only reason this offer is allowed up!

Edited By: eddeddeddedd on Oct 16, 2013 16:18
#36
hi do you know anybody how many toys have to donate? is any minimum?
I have a few unwanted by my son but maybe that will be too small
[HUKD Blog Network]#37
gordy19
Does anyone know if the toy has to be in the original box/packaging?

No it doesn't at all. I believe last year Argos staff had instructions not to even look in the bag you handed over, merely to take what you were donating in good faith.

czarny21, no minimum. They (well our local Argos did) had a special side of the counter set up and you simply handed over you bag and received your voucher. I wouldn't think any toy would be too small really.

Edited By: karri123 on Oct 16, 2013 17:57: expanded
[HUKD Blog Network] 1 Like #38
I think the thing we need to remember is that everyone's circumstances are different. Some people could easily hand over hundreds of pounds of practically new toys that their children no longer want/need without batting an eyelid, while for some, especially at Christmas, things can be a real struggle. Another thing I try to teach my 6 year old is to try not to judge others ;)

Edited By: karri123 on Oct 16, 2013 18:04
#39
Well this brilliant :-) me and my 2 yo daughter have sorted out her unwanted toys today ready for Santa visiting and we were a bit stuck as to to what to do with her pre loved toys , but now we have a good home to send them to :-) plus mum gets a little help towards a couple of new toys for her .... What a great idea this is bravo argos :-D
#40
3spartan
Why don't Argos just give Barnados some toys? These schemes where businesses increase their sales under the guise of helping charities are shallow in the extreme.

All the toys go to Barnados..

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