Buy any toy or game @ Boots donate £1 to Children in Need
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Buy any toy or game @ Boots donate £1 to Children in Need

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Found 31st Oct 2007
Boots will donate £1 to BBc Children in Need for every toy or game they sell between Oct24th and Nov20th.

Along with their 3 for 2 on toys and additional vouchers and points seems it's a good way to help contribute

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Original Poster

http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/4837/bootsofferxk5.gif

Thank you col. Generous offer from Boots, let's hope that £000's get raised.

Original Poster

Thanks amibees. It does seem like a very generous offer from Boots, especially at this time of year :-D

Thats lovely. I just ordered all my christmas toys there yesterday so hopefully that will raise a few pounds

The devil inside me wants to look for cheap 99p toys and buy a load! :oops:

Pah...the cheapest is £2.99

Does the £1 really go to childen in need or pay for Terry Wogan's appearance on the night?

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PFC Hudson

Does the £1 really go to childen in need or pay for Terry Wogan's … Does the £1 really go to childen in need or pay for Terry Wogan's appearance on the night? ]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6417329.stm



His money comes from the programme's budget and not from charitable funds.

col

His money comes from the programme's budget and not from charitable funds.



Sorry, I forgot to put [sarcasm] tags on my post as you seemed to take me seriously.

Original Poster

Someone voted this COLD!!! :giggle:

:roll:

col

Someone voted this COLD!!! :giggle: :roll:



Probably Lenny Henry. He sees Children in Need as a threat to the success of Comic Relief and blames Terry Wogan for the fact he's (Lenny Henry) just not funny any more.

Well, to play devil’s advocate; its not really an offer is it? No offense to anyone reading this but the sites about deals, not charitable causes. I haven’t voted btw.

dr_fred_bob

I haven’t voted btw.



Vote it [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]cold[/COLOR], I dare you. :-D

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dr_fred_bob

Well, to play devil’s advocate; its not really an offer is it? No offense t … Well, to play devil’s advocate; its not really an offer is it? No offense to anyone reading this but the sites about deals, not charitable causes. I haven’t voted btw.



It was posted as a Tip not as a Deal:roll:

Don't worry its not your money they are giving away :whistling:

col

Don't worry its not your money they are giving away :whistling:



Of course it is, it's coming out of the profit margin of the item(s) you've bought.

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PFC Hudson

Of course it is, it's coming out of the profit margin of the item(s) … Of course it is, it's coming out of the profit margin of the item(s) you've bought.



Their profit margin is their money not ours or am I wrong:?

Sorry I didn’t see the ‘tip’ part, I just accessed the site and saw it as the 6th item posted. I’m not saying it’s not generous of them, just that it doesn’t benefit the purchaser, so in my opinion not a deal; justifying the person(s) who voted cold.

And I believe that the profit margin is dependent upon the net profit for each item sold, therefore it is my money.

col

Their profit margin is their money not ours or am I wrong:?



Well yeah you are as the profit margin comes from the money I give them! Boots don't buy an item which is £2.99 on the shelf for £2.99 from the wholesaler do they.

No matter what kind of spin you put on it at the end of the day Boots are simply cutting their profit margins on a range of items for a small period of time and passing your money (which would normally go towards the shareholders Christmas knees up) and giving it to Terry, Pudsey and Fearne 'I'm in everything me' Cotton.

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PFC Hudson

Well yeah you are as the profit margin comes from the money I give them! … Well yeah you are as the profit margin comes from the money I give them! Boots don't buy an item which is £2.99 on the shelf for £2.99 from the wholesaler do they.No matter what kind of spin you put on it at the end of the day Boots are simply cutting their profit margins on a range of items for a small period of time and passing your money (which would normally go towards the shareholders Christmas knees up) and giving it to Terry, Pudsey and Fearne 'I'm in everything me' Cotton.



ok I understand, boots are giving away our money the cheeky monkeys :whistling:

http://www.shanghaiist.com/Scrooge-Does-Shanghai.jpg

col

ok I understand, boots are giving away our money the cheeky monkeys … ok I understand, boots are giving away our money the cheeky monkeys :whistling:



In a way they are yes but with our knowledge.

I don't see how me stating the truth makes me a miser like Scrooge McDuck or do you always post a nasty comment or picture about posters who don't share the same opinion as you?

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PFC Hudson

In a way they are yes but with our knowledge.I don't see how me stating … In a way they are yes but with our knowledge.I don't see how me stating the truth makes me a miser like Scrooge McDuck or do you always post a nasty comment or picture about posters who don't share the same opinion as you?



Nasty comment?

Picture? Yes always

Your living in dreamland if you think boots profit some how belongs to you (unless your a shareholder??) Yes you may give them your money but in return for a product. This money then becomes their money and the product becomes yours. Easy!

So when they decide to give money away to charity its their money which they decide how to spend not you or I. Yes it may be from profits but since when are all companies expected to operate as a not for profit organisation reinvesting all our money in good causes?

I can't see Toys r US giving £1 per toy sold away to charity or Woolworths etc, shame on you boots shame on you

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orlando08

Without going into tax law, and anyone feel free to correct me, but being … Without going into tax law, and anyone feel free to correct me, but being the synic I am; are these £1 give-aways from their profit not ultimately tax deductable against their end of year bottom line.... under the heading on the balance sheet of "charitable donations....." :whistling:



Ok so its a tax scam now :giggle:

Why don't they all do scams like this one

Why can't you just accept that some of us see this differently to you?

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PFC Hudson

Why can't you just accept that some of us see this differently to you?



Ok what do you propose Boots offer for your approval ?

£1 per toy? £5 per toy? 100%?

It's more than they were giving away last week so why the negativity?

col

Ok what do you propose Boots offer for your approval ? £1 per toy? £5 p … Ok what do you propose Boots offer for your approval ? £1 per toy? £5 per toy? 100%? It's more than they were giving away last week so why the negativity?



I'm not proposing anything, I'm a cynic too and at the end of the day none of the big high street chains do anything purely out of the goodness of their heart.

All this is designed to do is get more people shopping in Boots this weekend and spend more money. Boots hope that as well as buying something in the Children in Need range you'll also buy something where the profit isn't going to charity, the British public driven by the moralistic attitude that 'Aww, aren't Boots great, doing something for charidee (sic)"

I'm also willing to bet that Boots are merchandising their stores right now and right next to where they're going to display these 'Children in Need' items there will be high profit margin stock next to it to try and entice those who impulse buy.

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PFC Hudson

right next to where they're going to display these 'Children in Need' … right next to where they're going to display these 'Children in Need' items there will be high profit margin stock next to it to try and entice those who impulse buy.



the same could apply to any form of sale or promotion :roll:

You're right, it could.

1) If you want to give to charity give it directly from your wages, or direct to the charity itself, don't skip off to a big corporation and make them lots more profit by making all your Christmas purchases with them in the hope it makes you feel warm inside that you're doing something for the kiddies.

2) Terry Wogan gets paid from the BBC's budget, the BBC is directly funded through enforced taxation (sorry The License Fee lol) so really that's £600,000 more we could all have given to charity (even more if we gave at source before income tax from our salary) which ofcourse we would do, once a year for children in need, when the whole nation gets together and raises about half what the same nation spends on lottery tickets EVERY week. Awesome.:santa:

I don't think there are any truly selfless acts.
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