Extended to weekends & more newspaper titles inc - FREE newspaper (Inc Sunday Telegraph) when you spend £5 @ Waitrose
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Extended to weekends & more newspaper titles inc - FREE newspaper (Inc Sunday Telegraph) when you spend £5 @ Waitrose

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Found 2nd Jul 2013
Waitrose have improved their FREE newspaper offer on £5 spend for customers when you scan your MyWaitrose card:

- Now includes weekends, was previously just weekdays. Sunday newspapers cost between £1.50 to £2.50 so is a good saving.

- More newspapers titles are now included in the newspaper offer. Spend £5 on anything in Waitrose and get a free Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Scottish Daily Mail, Scottish Mail on Sunday, The Guardian or The Observer.

MyWaitrose Cards can be picked up in-store or ordered online for free

58 Comments

great deal, like reading the telegraph from time to time. the weekend editions have some good games and crossword puzzles.

Great news as I don't normally go in during the week! Also, my Waitrose (the shop, not the card) has just installed a tea/coffee machine and you can have one free drink every day you're in there!

MyWaitrose just keeps on giving....

Ahhh.....the Guardian and the Observer at last.

Waitrose must have realised how offensive it was to a large part of their customer base for them to be dishing out free copies of that downmarket, trashy, poisonous little tabloid rag of a Daily Mail.

I wonder if you could just buy newspapers to make up the £5 or is it limited to one newspaper?.

Good bonus with real newspaper at last, but DO remember to check it really DOES get deducted from your shopping.

Historically it isn't the computer that says 'free', it's the Waitrose staff member realising you're after the offer & remembering to scan an extra offer barcode; at least a couple of times they haven't and required adjustment/extra hassle-time for all after.

I'm going to alternate between The Guardian and The Telegraph in a vain attempt to land somewhere near the truth.

EDIT: agree with the above comment, I frequently have had to keep staff right regarding this offer. Also, they seem to have started dishing out the free tea/coffee in 'special' size cups for card holders which is fair enough I suppose but it does make me feel slightly cheapskate!

Edited by: "rumble" 2nd Jul 2013

Thank you for the post-nice to know that I can now get my downmarket, trashy, poisonous little tabloid rag free!!

daveoc

I wonder if you could just buy newspapers to make up the £5 or is it … I wonder if you could just buy newspapers to make up the £5 or is it limited to one newspaper?.

The paper can not be included in the £5 and you are only limited to one free paper each transaction. I work at my local waitrose on the checkouts

Waitrose is expensive though.

I can get a weeks worth of shopping in Iceland (2 loaves, 12 eggs, beans) in Iceland...and still have enough to buy my Sunday Sport.

I don't think Wait rose even sell the Sunday Sport...

Still voted hot for posh people who read The Sun, etc


Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 2nd Jul 2013

Newbold

Ahhh.....the Guardian and the Observer at last. Waitrose must have … Ahhh.....the Guardian and the Observer at last. Waitrose must have realised how offensive it was to a large part of their customer base for them to be dishing out free copies of that downmarket, trashy, poisonous little tabloid rag of a Daily Mail.



typical guardian reader - full on sanctimony

& = and

Was intending to write to Waitrose to ask why they were promoting the right wing press....great news I can now get my Saturday Guardian for free when I spend £5. Well done Waitrose!

Cheers OP.
Saturday Teleg Travel, Motoring & Sports supplements do it for me.
Will save me £2 in future.
Then again I'll have to spend £5 in order to save £2 -
calls for a £5 bottle of plonk to drown my sorrows
Job done!

Banned

Ah, good, waitrose card is more or less useless ( deduct a penny from your shopping) so this come as a nice surprise. Also why is it that people consider a Daily Mail as a right wing newspaper? Agree with most of staff there. Hm, in that case I might have a right wing views....it couldn't be...or...

alisonrd

Ah, good, waitrose card is more or less useless ( deduct a penny from … Ah, good, waitrose card is more or less useless ( deduct a penny from your shopping) so this come as a nice surprise. Also why is it that people consider a Daily Mail as a right wing newspaper? Agree with most of staff there. Hm, in that case I might have a right wing views....it couldn't be...or...



It deducts more, it just depends on what you buy. However, the minimum is 1p on almost everything excluding cigarettes (I think).

No Sun

cool - good deal.

as the person says above - got to remember to remind the till-worker though; beats me why they can't automate this deal.

alisonrd

Ah, good, waitrose card is more or less useless ( deduct a penny from … Ah, good, waitrose card is more or less useless ( deduct a penny from your shopping) so this come as a nice surprise. Also why is it that people consider a Daily Mail as a right wing newspaper? Agree with most of staff there. Hm, in that case I might have a right wing views....it couldn't be...or...



It doesn't just do that, the penny thing is just how the system works.
Every time you use your myWaitrose card you have a chance to win your months shopping back.

So let's say you spent £200 that month, you have a chance to win that back in vouchers. Essentially making it a free shop.

I work for them and now get called to check out from time to time.

As described on the website:

Monthly winners
Each month, in every shop, one cardholder will win back the value of their whole month’s shopping. And every month one customer will win a full year’s worth of Waitrose groceries. Simply use your myWaitrose card every time you shop with us in branch or online for your chance to win.

Also, for more information you can read here: waitrose.com/hom…tml



Edited by: "liltman" 3rd Jul 2013

[quote=Newbold]The paper can not be included in the £5 and you are only limited to one free paper each transaction. I work at my local waitrose on the checkouts [quote]

If this is the case (I have no reason to doubt it!) Waitrose need to be much more careful about how they describe this offer. In this weekend's Waitrose Weekend the box advertising the offer has in the small print
..."£5 spend must include a qualifying newspaper."

I'm sure the intention is not to deliberately mislead, but I struggle to read that in any way other than the cost of the newspaper is INCLUDED in the £5 spend, and it is a real stretch to read it as £5 net spend, which appears to be how staff are effectively presenting it.

Once I get the website to stop giving me errors I'll try and make that point via a web message to customer services.

Edited by: "premierfella" 25th Jul 2013

[quote=premierfella][quote=Newbold]The paper can not be included in the £5 and you are only limited to one free paper each transaction. I work at my local waitrose on the checkouts

If this is the case (I have no reason to doubt it!) Waitrose need to be … If this is the case (I have no reason to doubt it!) Waitrose need to be much more careful about how they describe this offer. In this weekend's Waitrose Weekend the box advertising the offer has in the small print ..."£5 spend must include a qualifying newspaper."I'm sure the intention is not to deliberately mislead, but I struggle to read that in any way other than the cost of the newspaper is INCLUDED in the £5 spend, and it is a real stretch to read it as £5 net spend, which appears to be how staff are effectively presenting it.Once I get the website to stop giving me errors I'll try and make that point via a web message to customer services.



[quote=Newbold]The paper can not be included in the £5 and you are only limited to one free paper each transaction. I work at my local waitrose on the checkouts [quote]

Not my quote! I've never worked at Waitrose, and I have no idea what their policy on this is!

Waitrose have extended the offer to include The Guardian / Observer which are hardly the papers of choice for right wingers.

So all this talk about you only being able to get a right wing paper (Mail/Telegraph) is now out of date.

I imagine they selected those two initially because they are the highest selling Broadsheet and the highest selling mid-market tabloid by quite some margin. That means they are the most "popular" papers in their markets and have the largest readerships. The choice of these titles will therefore have been for reasons far removed from political bias.

The Guardian and Observer sell a fraction of the other titles but Waitrose have been clever enough to realise that accommodating these two gives their left leaning customers a chance of partaking in the offer.

They will know from internal statistics which shifts the most but to be honest Waitrose customers don't tend to be so "skint" that they can't afford a newspaper. I imagine most baskets (or trolleys) don't even bother with the offer. The free drinks offer is probably more popular but again people seem to buy what they fancy in the restaurant.








Edited by: "bemad" 13th Aug 2013

My local Waitrose is still offering phenomenal discounts on short-dated stuff. When they reduce their "2 for" & "3 for" items, you still get the discount that would have applied at full price. I've had 10 pizzas for nothing in the past, + a free latte & a newspaper. I won't hear a bad word said against them, especially now I can get a free Guardian or Observer!

nice

noisyneighbour

My local Waitrose is still offering phenomenal discounts on short-dated … My local Waitrose is still offering phenomenal discounts on short-dated stuff. When they reduce their "2 for" & "3 for" items, you still get the discount that would have applied at full price. I've had 10 pizzas for nothing in the past, + a free latte & a newspaper. I won't hear a bad word said against them, especially now I can get a free Guardian or Observer!



Same here, I can regularly buy a good size meal for 2-3 people for less than a fiver and the next days lunch for pennies - it's the way forward!

Free Coffee, Latte, Cappucino etc and also free Waitrose magazine too.

unhappybunny

No Sun



and thank god for that

If I order online, can I get this offer?
Edited by: "Babylove" 14th Aug 2013

So those who actually work can benefit too now.

Not bad, might have to go more often then.

Babylove

If I order online, can I get this offer?



Certainly - there's a choice of coffee button to the bottom right of the final confirmation screen. You need to place your mug under a front-facing USB port before you press the button, though.

Newbold

Certainly - there's a choice of coffee button to the bottom right of the … Certainly - there's a choice of coffee button to the bottom right of the final confirmation screen. You need to place your mug under a front-facing USB port before you press the button, though.



Wateva..... You are sooo funny.
I meant the newspaper offer.

Babylove

Wateva..... You are sooo funny. I meant the newspaper offer.



Sorry!

Newbold

Sorry!



Lol, that's ok. I suppose ;):D

an assistant recently suggested to me that i divide my shopping up into two £5 plus purchases and then i could get two free newspapers.

good idea - don't know if all assistants are amenable to the idea - tried it yesterday and got a guardian AND a mail.

also received thru the post 2 £10 vouchers off £30 shopping from waitrose after i hadn't shopped there for several weeks.

quite generous compared with a poxy £2 voucher off £40 which i received at morrissons recently.
Edited by: "seb" 3rd Oct 2013

It looks like only one transaction per day on their website, ie one free newspaper. It's also not online, as someone asked, and in my experience, lol, it's not necessarily in store either unless you present your paper and waitrose card more or less at the same time, otherwise the assistant might not twig.

So it's not your usual form of offer, in that sometimes you get a free paper, sometimes not :). They ought to put that in the ads.
"Free newspaper!
Maybe.
We'll see...
Depends how we feel.
It could be your lucky day...
Or not!
Byeee!"

Original Poster

Get Sunday Telegraph tomorrow (24/11) with My Waitrose card for free when you spend £5 and get a £10 off £50 spend voucher at Argos for toys inc Games consoles

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Edited by: "Chanchi32" 23rd Nov 2013

pippirrip92

it's not necessarily in store either unless you present your paper and … it's not necessarily in store either unless you present your paper and waitrose card more or less at the same time, otherwise the assistant might not twig.



The paper looks to come off your total automatically when your card is scanned now, rather than the checkout person having to do it manually. Haven't checked if it's the same on self service, mind.

Newbold

Ahhh.....the Guardian and the Observer at last. Waitrose must have … Ahhh.....the Guardian and the Observer at last. Waitrose must have realised how offensive it was to a large part of their customer base for them to be dishing out free copies of that downmarket, trashy, poisonous little tabloid rag of a Daily Mail.

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Print Newspaper Offer
Spend £5 and receive money off your shopping when you buy selected newspapers.

How do I get money off my shopping?

Simply pick up your copy of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Scottish Daily Mail, The Scottish Mail on Sunday, The Guardian or The Observer and swipe your myWaitrose card. The value of your newspaper will automatically be deducted from your shopping. You will need to spend £5 to qualify but this can include the price of the newspaper.

If you are paying for your shopping at Quick Check, make sure you scan the barcode of your chosen newspaper. You can then pay as normal at Quick Check and don’t forget
e web site DOES say it can include the price of the newspaper...perhaps staff should revise up on that!!.......

excellent...off you trot..!

Banned

Waitrose rocks. Guardian was always included in this card offer
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