Donate an unwanted M&S item to Oxfam and get a £5 off £35 spend M&S voucher.
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Donate an unwanted M&S item to Oxfam and get a £5 off £35 spend M&S voucher.

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Found 13th Sep 2010Made hot 13th Sep 2010
Not sure if this has been posted before but I didn't know about it and haven't been able to find it on here.

Oxfam and M&S have teamed up to help shoppers support the world’s poorest people. Just bring your old M&S clothes or soft furnishings to an Oxfam shop and we’ll exchange them for a £5 voucher* to use at M&S. It’s a nice, simple way to clear out your home, save money, reduce waste and raise heaps of money for Oxfam.

*£5 off a £35 spend on clothing, homeware or beauty products in M&S.

23 Comments

Bit of a con when you have to spend £35.00 to get the fiver off!

Seems a good way to get rid of old shirts you don't wear anymore.

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HesFamily4

Bit of a con when you have to spend £35.00 to get the fiver off!



Better than nothing (_;) And lets face it - it's not difficult to spend £35 in Marks!

loveabargain

Better than nothing (_;) And lets face it - it's not difficult to spend … Better than nothing (_;) And lets face it - it's not difficult to spend £35 in Marks!



.... and the voucher has to be used in the month it is issued - rip-off!

then donate when you want something. lol

Original Poster

[quote=HesFamily4

.... and the voucher has to be used in the month it is issued - rip-off![/quote]

Well ok - you take your unwanted items to another charity shop and get nothing in return then. I'll take mine to Oxfam. If there isn't anything I particularly want in that month, I can just buy something and then take it back without the receipt and they'll put the credit onto a gift card to use at my leisure!

just give your unwanted clothes to charity regardless. Voted hot

Do socks count?

clever marketing and its for charity, so its a good deal.

Well that's £5 less for my winter coat.

Surprised its not on here already, its quite an old offer. Also the first time I have heard something FREE described as a rip off.

Just no pleasing some people.

I bought 5 polo shirts online from M & S last year for £1.75 but they were the wrong size when delivered so took them to Oxfam and got £25 of vouchers, came in very handy for Christmas shopping

sharkalos

just give your unwanted clothes to charity regardless. Voted hot



I wish I could find a charity that does direct collection instead of using those parasitic "collection agents" who "donate £100 for every ton they collect".... bagging £1000 profit for themselves in the process of course!!!

great stuff - heat added

Ongoing offer and has been running for some time. Voted hot for me, money for old rope or cardigans!

frakison

I wish I could find a charity that does direct collection instead of … I wish I could find a charity that does direct collection instead of using those parasitic "collection agents" who "donate £100 for every ton they collect".... bagging £1000 profit for themselves in the process of course!!!



Yeah they are everywhere. Is there a reason why you cant drop it into one of your respected charity shops like RSPCA / OXFAM / BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION?

Well we do have a BHF in town but my mates GF worked there and ALWAYS went through the new donations and grabbed any good stuff for her/ friends/ familiy for next to nothing (remember she once got him a brand new still labelled shirt for 10p!!). I bet shes not the only one either, kinda makes it hard to be bothered to use my valuable weekend time going into our druggie infested town centre after spending 5days at work!! Might ring the RSPCA though and see if they want it as we have lots of toys and I think they pick up????

or try this:
When sorting through clothes and things you no longer need. instead of putting them in the collection bags that come through the door. phone your local clothing collection scheme yourself. Most offer between 40 and 50p a kilo. the number will be in your yellow pages

pierced one

or try this:When sorting through clothes and things you no longer need. … or try this:When sorting through clothes and things you no longer need. instead of putting them in the collection bags that come through the door. phone your local clothing collection scheme yourself. Most offer between 40 and 50p a kilo. the number will be in your yellow pages



Is that not just still giving profit to the dirty, charity thieving middlemen though??? In essence you are surely LOWERING their costs as they dont need to hire vans and collectors!?!?! I want my charitable donations to go to charity, not some greasy fat cat businessman?!?! (please correct me if Im wrong...)

is this £5 per item donated ?

frakison

I wish I could find a charity that does direct collection instead of … I wish I could find a charity that does direct collection instead of using those parasitic "collection agents" who "donate £100 for every ton they collect".... bagging £1000 profit for themselves in the process of course!!!



Don't you get any genuine ones amongst the clothing companies,we do here, every so often we get the Air Aimbulance and BHF and sometimes Cancer Research but it's not very often compared to the practically daily leaflets from the clothing companies.

I only put really old stuff in these these,anything better i take to the charity shop itself.

imy300

is this £5 per item donated ?



No it's one voucher regardless of how many items you have.If you have several M&S things, take them in separately in order to get more vouchers.

deb8z

Don't you get any genuine ones amongst the clothing companies,we do here, … Don't you get any genuine ones amongst the clothing companies,we do here, every so often we get the Air Aimbulance and BHF and sometimes Cancer Research but it's not very often compared to the practically daily leaflets from the clothing companies.I only put really old stuff in these these,anything better i take to the charity shop itself.



No and its very frustrating. We once got a Cancer Research bag, a friend recently passed away from cancer and I thought, thats once I'll give to. They used the breast cancer logo (slight amendment) and it said "Helping those we love to overcome this dreadful disease"..... Then turned the pack over, it was a company collecting and donating £100 per ton collected..... and in very small print it said it was for LITHUANIAN CANCER PATIENTS!!!! Needless to say, it went in the bin!!
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