Barnardos/Argos toy exchange £5 voucher for every to donation.
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Barnardos/Argos toy exchange £5 voucher for every to donation.

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Found 29th Sep 2015
The Argos Toy Exchange
Argos Toy Exchange
For the fourth year running, we have partnered up with popular retailer, Argos to launch the very exciting Argos Toy Exchange! The Argos Toy Exchange is a UK-wide initiative to encourage donations of pre-loved toys which we can sell in our stores in the run up to Christmas..

How the Toy Exchange works:
Round up your pre-loved toys
Donate them to your local Argos or Barnardo's store
Get a £5 Argos voucher redeemable when you spend £35 or more on toys at Argos
You can donate the unwanted toys in-store from 30 September until 20 November, 2015.

The vouchers are redeemable at Argos stores until close of business, Christmas Eve, 2015.

All profits raised from selling the donated toys will help to fund our work with over 240,000 children young people and their families in the UK each year.
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Time to stack up on Kinder eggs!
Is it a £5 voucher per toy or just a £5 voucher regardless? Surely there is also some kind of fair use policy to stop people handing in £1 shop toys?
Just want to knw can we donate old toys or do they need to be new plz let me knw thanks
billyboy1912

Is it a £5 voucher per toy or just a £5 voucher regardless? Surely there i … Is it a £5 voucher per toy or just a £5 voucher regardless? Surely there is also some kind of fair use policy to stop people handing in £1 shop toys?


I'm fairly sure it's one per person per day, but there's nothing stopping you buying a 99p toy and handing it straight back.
You can hand in any toy, new or used. If you take in a toy a day they will give you a voucher each time, there is no limit. It's sale incentive, you will have to spend £35 each time you use a voucher! Billyboy it's one voucher per visit, so if you hand in a bag of 10 toys you get one voucher. The toys go to Barnardos charity who recycle them.
It is really scummy to intentionally game the system in what is obviously meant to encourage charitable giving. Don't be a jerk. Donate something decent.
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BigOrkWaaagh

I'm fairly sure it's one per person per day, but there's nothing stopping … I'm fairly sure it's one per person per day, but there's nothing stopping you buying a 99p toy and handing it straight back.




Apart from maybe your moral compass?

The idea of the scheme is to raise money for needy children and they're families throughout the UK.

Not much money will be made if people exploit the good nature of it.

As a bare minimum I'd perhaps take a carrier bag in.
VillaGoMarching

Apart from maybe your moral compass?The idea of the scheme is to raise … Apart from maybe your moral compass?The idea of the scheme is to raise money for needy children and they're families throughout the UK. Not much money will be made if people exploit the good nature of it.As a bare minimum I'd perhaps take a carrier bag in.


As a bare minimum I'd put some toys in, Mr Moral Compass.
BigOrkWaaagh

As a bare minimum I'd put some toys in, Mr Moral Compass.



just incase you really aren't joking, i'm sure they meant "a carrier bag FULL of toys" and not just a carrier bag X)
great way to teach kids to part with toys they dont play with any more
VillaGoMarching

Apart from maybe your moral compass?The idea of the scheme is to raise … Apart from maybe your moral compass?The idea of the scheme is to raise money for needy children and they're families throughout the UK. Not much money will be made if people exploit the good nature of it.As a bare minimum I'd perhaps take a carrier bag in.



There will still be money made if people exploit it. Barnados gets toys that they will sell. If you give them more toys, they will make more money. But they will still make money even if you give them one £1 toy per £5 voucher.

Argos use it for advertising and securing future sales. They are giving out £5 off vouchers that have a minimum spend. If you wait to use the voucher, Argos are making money off you. In fact if you buy toys off them using the voucher, then you are paying more than if you had bought during the recent 3 for 2 promotion.
Worth a look. heat added thanks
BigOrkWaaagh

I'm fairly sure it's one per person per day, but there's nothing stopping … I'm fairly sure it's one per person per day, but there's nothing stopping you buying a 99p toy and handing it straight back.



Apart from your morals as a human being, of course.
BlockEight

Apart from your morals as a human being, of course.



If you're so concerned about morality, donate your old toys to a charity shop for nothing (as I do, believe it or not), instead of taking them to Argos for a quick buck.
Would the £5 off voucher be usable in the next 3 for 2 promotion?
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Wee_Eck5

Would the £5 off voucher be usable in the next 3 for 2 promotion?



My understanding of it, is that they can't be used in conjunction with any other offers.
i did this a few years ago and it was a voucher per toy and i had a little peppa pig just to donate n they gave me one for that as well
BigOrkWaaagh

If you're so concerned about morality, donate your old toys to a charity … If you're so concerned about morality, donate your old toys to a charity shop for nothing (as I do, believe it or not), instead of taking them to Argos for a quick buck.



Lol....I have morals, that's why I'd never give anything to Barnardos....:) or use 'Charity' to make money (Argos), it's Argos and Barnardo's who have no morals....
Voucher, no voucher, whatever, who cares? This achieves 2 things:
1. Gets great toys into the hands of kids who deserve a break.
2. Stops my ceiling coming in from the weight of the 'toy cupboard' that is currently filling my attic.
Win, win!
succharose

It is really scummy to intentionally game the system in what is obviously … It is really scummy to intentionally game the system in what is obviously meant to encourage charitable giving. Don't be a jerk. Donate something decent.


A Jerk a slang word for (chiefly U.S. and Canadian) a person regarded with contempt, esp. a stupid or ignorant person. Just incase any of us in the UK don't know what you meant
I wonder who is the winner here yes you guessed it Argos
Great idea, Gonna take a load back at once not overly fussed about the voucher though I'm sure the wife will find something to put it towards..
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Thanks to any hot voters from the past week, this offer is still live in all your local Argos/Barnardos stores.
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