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Tesco Community Charity Tokens can be used as a Free Trolley Coin

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At the checkout in Tescos (Bury St Edmund's) you are given a plastic token to specify which charity / cause you wish to benefit as you leave the store. However they are exactly the same size as a £1 c… Read More
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6m, 4d agoFound 6 months, 4 days ago
At the checkout in Tescos (Bury St Edmund's) you are given a plastic token to specify which charity / cause you wish to benefit as you leave the store. However they are exactly the same size as a £1 coin and are perfect as trolley tokens. Probably national but larger stores only. It's the same idea as Asda although their green tokens are too small. I hope it helps!
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4 Likes #1
It's for charity, not your own
2 Likes #2
Why not don't you put it in the box and vote for what charity you want Tesco to support instead of trying to take it to use in trolleys.
7 Likes #3
Surely using your own pound and then getting it back after you've finished your shopping and dropping the token into the charity box is a better idea ? or you could wait until the local children's football team are bag packing and take a pound out of their bucket to use next time you go shopping.
#4
This is sikky
1 Like #5
Silly I meant
1 Like #6
:) Hot
1 Like #7
Well spotted.....
Every little helps... :)
2 Likes #8
WTownsley
Why not don't you put it in the box and vote for what charity you want Tesco to support instead of trying to take it to use in trolleys.


Maybe they are charities that you don't want to donate to?
#9
Wow! Some people :(
1 Like #10
Of course they should be used for the intended purpose. I suspect its the ratio of tokens in the container that influences where the money goes. The number of tokens is likely to be irrelevant. Also think about the environmental issue. They have no end purpose after they have been counted. Surely at least by using them as trolley coins they have a use. Yes I am a tight fisted old ****! But often when we walk past an animal charity collection my wife asks me...Do you have a pound? 10 minutes later we go to Lidl or Aldi and I need a trolley. I am sorry if this has caused offence.
#11
I say do it!
1 Like #12
arfurjob
Of course they should be used for the intended purpose. I suspect its the ratio of tokens in the container that influences where the money goes. The number of tokens is likely to be irrelevant. Also think about the environmental issue. They have no end purpose after they have been counted. Surely at least by using them as trolley coins they have a use. Yes I am a tight fisted old ****! But often when we walk past an animal charity collection my wife asks me...Do you have a pound? 10 minutes later we go to Lidl or Aldi and I need a trolley. I am sorry if this has caused offence.

Exactly, think you have hit the nail on the head. Thankyou for posting it, it is a good tip - like you say i think the amount of tokens is irrelevant. It is simply used as an indicator, they dont actually have any monetary value!

There are also certain charities that i refuse to donate to for various reasons, so therefore i am not forced to use the token if i don't want to!
#13
Was'nt aware Tesco used the coin operated trolly...not in my local anyway
#14
Don't know what the fuss is about, no-one is losing out. Tesco donate £1000 to a local charity, there is a choice of 3. You put your token in whichever you think deserves the money. If one charity gets 50% of tokens, they get £500. If next one gets 33% they get £330. Then next one gets the remainder 17% , £170. This is % age of coins not number of coins. Though to be honest most stores customer services will give you a trolley token if you ask!
1 Like #15
Do they contain horse meat?
#16
Who says you don't put the token in the charity bin on the next visit (after all, you won't need two!)?
1 Like #17
how do you get these tokens? there's a collecting box at my Tesco but I've never been offered a token.
1 Like #18
My sister got me one of these for christmas ..

http://i63.tinypic.com/2h7jmkm.jpg

It lets you unlock most trolleys and leave them "free" for the next person who might not have a coin. Works on most trolleys apart from the sideways locking ones.

Far better option than stealing a charity coin for your own personal use ..


Edited By: HankHandsome on Jan 15, 2017 21:28
#19
mrty
Don't know what the fuss is about, no-one is losing out. Tesco donate £1000 to a local charity, there is a choice of 3. You put your token in whichever you think deserves the money. If one charity gets 50% of tokens, they get £500. If next one gets 33% they get £330. Then next one gets the remainder 17% , £170. This is % age of coins not number of coins. Though to be honest most stores customer services will give you a trolley token if you ask!


totally agree, its not as if money is being taken away from charity if one decides to use for trolley instead of dropping in box

people just making a big deal out of nothing
#20
arfurjob
Of course they should be used for the intended purpose. I suspect its the ratio of tokens in the container that influences where the money goes. The number of tokens is likely to be irrelevant. Also think about the environmental issue. They have no end purpose after they have been counted. Surely at least by using them as trolley coins they have a use. Yes I am a tight fisted old ****! But often when we walk past an animal charity collection my wife asks me...Do you have a pound? 10 minutes later we go to Lidl or Aldi and I need a trolley. I am sorry if this has caused offence.

If you go to the checkout in Lidl next time and ask for a trolley token they will give you one for free.....
#21
Thank you 118luke for your comment. I really don't understand all the negativity about this. If Smarty121 and HankHandsome want to make this about charity and being charitable then do a good deed. Be nice. Be kind. Try it. Its really not that hard.
1 Like #22
arfurjob
Thank you 118luke for your comment. I really don't understand all the negativity about this. If Smarty121 and HankHandsome want to make this about charity and being charitable then do a good deed. Be nice. Be kind. Try it. Its really not that hard.

I do plenty of good deeds thanks, so please don't presume to know otherwise.

My objection to this is that Tesco aren't giving you these tokens to use as trolley tokens. They're giving you them for a specific purpose, but you've chosen to steal them for your own personal use.

It's not like a trolley coin is the most expensive item in the world either. you only have to buy one once and stick it on your keys.
#23
You could use this as a back up option whenever you don't have a pound coin so it's good to know. Also, the donations are based on ratio so even if you did keep a token the charities will still get the same amount of money. The number of cold votes just shows how little people understand how the donations work.
#24
This is not a bad idea, but you are making no profit by doing this. .......... putting them in a pool table on the other hand. ;)
#25
mink

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