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£25 Ocado voucher when you subscribe to The Times at discounted price of £3.50/week for 12 wks = £17 for 12 wks papers (usually £66 if no voucher and full price)
£25 Ocado voucher when you subscribe to The Times at discounted price of £3.50/week for 12 wks = £17  for 12 wks papers (usually £66 if no voucher and full price)

£25 Ocado voucher when you subscribe to The Times at discounted price of £3.50/week for 12 wks = £17 for 12 wks papers (usually £66 if no voucher and full price)

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Got the following email today - may be useful to anyone who regularly buys the Times & Sunday Times. Over the min 12 week period it costs £42, so less the £25 voucher that's £17 for 12 weeks of newspapers - sounds like a fairly good deal. Looks like they send you dated vouchers through the post to use at any newsagent you like. Here's the blurb...

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Dear Mrs Panddda,

As an Ocado customer, we like to bring you the best offers and services. That's why The Times and The Sunday Times are giving you the chance to enjoy a 12 week special introductory price of just £3.50 a week*. That's an incredible saving of over 50% on the normal total weekly cover price!

As well as the finest news and editorial every morning, you'll also get:

A special £25 Ocado voucher to use on your favourite groceries next time you shop with us.
Hundreds of pounds worth of exclusive rewards and treats every week with membership of Culture+ arts and entertainment programme.
Quarterly PLUS booklet packed with gifts and treats from well-known partners.
Continue your subscription for just £5.50 a week
At the end of your trial period, you can keep subscribing for just £5.50 a week - a saving of over 30% on the normal total weekly cover price. You can even take up to five weeks holiday from your subscription - so you never pay for the time you're away.


To take up this fantastic offer, simply sign up for a 12 week trial, paying by monthly Direct Debit. If you have any questions, please call The Times customer service team on 0800 10 60 29, or e-mail [email protected]subtimes.co.uk.

Don't miss out - sign up today.

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And this is the stuff from their site:



Seven days, one astonishing price
Plus receive a £25 Ocado voucher
Apply here

The Times and The Sunday Times bring you unrivalled news and analysis every day of the week and provide a platform for a diverse range of passionate and authoritative views allowing you to make up your own mind on all the important issues.

Every Monday to Friday youll get up-to-the-minute home and world news, fascinating comment, sport and political analysis, the business pages and new perspectives from times2. Saturdays highlights include The Knowledge, and Body & Soul. On Sunday get inspiration from Travel, and tips from the experts in Business, Money, Home and Appointments. Theres also the glossy Sunday Times Style magazine, The Sunday Times Culture section and the pioneering Sunday Times Magazine.

Subscribe now and youll pay just £3.50 a week plus receive a special £25 Ocado voucher.

Discount is on cover price. Subscription does not include home delivery. Minimum sign up is 12 weeks. Direct Debit payment method available only. Free Ocado voucher offer valid until April 30, 2009, for new subscription customers only and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer limited to one voucher per new subscriber. Offer open only to residents of the UK (excluding the Channel Islands) aged 18 or over. There is no cash or other alternative to the vouchers offered. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of the voucher. Please note that the Ocado voucher will be sent to you directly by The Times and The Sunday Times. Delivery to UK addresses only (excluding Channel Islands) and delivery address must be the same as subscriber billing address.

If you have any questions please call 0800 10 60 29 or email us at [email protected]subtimes.co.uk

4 Comments

Looks like a good offer, thanks.

Good thing about the vouchers is if the paper happens to be out of stock they scan at face value at self service tills

Looks like the Times/Sunday Times are pushing for circulation numbers. I've received a mailshot offering 12 weeks at £2.50/week for 12 weeks, and £4.00/week thereafter (by DD) if still keen. Seemed a good deal so went for it via web site with "personal offer number". Same system of vouchers, intrigued by the self checkout wheeze, wiw, wouldn't you need to scan the paper through to reconcile the voucher? OP, £3.50/week for 12 weeks is £42.00, don't follow the =£17.00 for 12 weeks bit.

ozodimal;4605783

Looks like the Times/Sunday Times are pushing for circulation numbers. … Looks like the Times/Sunday Times are pushing for circulation numbers. I've received a mailshot offering 12 weeks at £2.50/week for 12 weeks, and £4.00/week thereafter (by DD) if still keen. Seemed a good deal so went for it via web site with "personal offer number". Same system of vouchers, intrigued by the self checkout wheeze, wiw, wouldn't you need to scan the paper through to reconcile the voucher? OP, £3.50/week for 12 weeks is £42.00, don't follow the =£17.00 for 12 weeks bit.



Self check outs normally accept any vouchers no matter if you are buying the particular product or not although a few supermarkets now have notices saying you must call for assistance to use vouchers so not so good.

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ozodimal;4605783

Looks like the Times/Sunday Times are pushing for circulation numbers. … Looks like the Times/Sunday Times are pushing for circulation numbers. I've received a mailshot offering 12 weeks at £2.50/week for 12 weeks, and £4.00/week thereafter (by DD) if still keen. Seemed a good deal so went for it via web site with "personal offer number". Same system of vouchers, intrigued by the self checkout wheeze, wiw, wouldn't you need to scan the paper through to reconcile the voucher? OP, £3.50/week for 12 weeks is £42.00, don't follow the =£17.00 for 12 weeks bit.


£3.50 x 12 = £42, minus the £25 Ocado voucher =£17 actual cost. I put the £42 on the price, but £17 is what you're actually losing if you can spend the voucher (and you'd only do this if it was any use to you)
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