FREE £5 box of Valentine's Chocolates with tomorrow's The Mail on Sunday (£1.60) - Collect from W H Smith
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FREE £5 box of Valentine's Chocolates with tomorrow's The Mail on Sunday (£1.60) - Collect from W H Smith

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Found 13th Feb 2016
UPDATE Sunday 14th Feb

If your local WH Smith store was oos and didn't offer an alternative phone the Daily Mail on 0808 272 0808 (Freephone from a landline) between 9am and 6pm today 'till Tuesday, or e-mail availability@mailonsunday.co.uk and register your complaint.
They'll ask for the address of the W H Smith that was out of stock.

This offer was not subject to availability so they should offer you some sort of compensation

UPDATE MON 15th FEB:
See # 45

Free box of Lindt Lindor Cornet 200g or Thorntons Classic Box 274g chocolates - OR (if stocks run out) AN ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT OF SIMILAR VALUE - with tomorrow's Mail on Sunday

Take the voucher printed in paper to any WHSmith High Street store and exchange for either one free Lindt Lindor cornet 200g, or one free Thorntons Classics box 274g - or something of similar value

TERMS:
The voucher entitles each reader to either one Free Lindt Lindor 200g Cornet (Milk Cornet, White Cornet, Assorted Cornet, or Strawberries & Cream cornet), or one free Thorntons Classics box 274g from WHSmith High Street stores only. Valid on Sunday 14th February only. There are 27,000 Lindt Lindor cornet 200g boxes available, across 570 stores and 7,200 units of Thorntons Classics box 274g across 500 stores, correct on 12th Feb 2016. If the Lindt Lindor cornet 200g or Thorntons Classics box 274g are unavailable, you will be offered an alternative product of similar value. Offer excludes Outlet stores, Books by WHSmith at Selfridges, Harrods and Fenwicks stores, WHSmith ‘Local’, Online and Travel stores including those at airports, railway stations, motorway service stations, hospitals, garden centres and workplaces. The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional voucher, privilege card or discount card. Only one voucher can be redeemed per transaction and it must be surrendered on use. No cash alternative. Photocopies will not be accepted and the voucher is not transferable. Vouchers that have been forged, defaced or otherwise tampered with will not be valid for use.

Updated link - Thanks thepearce
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Does it need to be done on the same day?
arma_gera

Does it need to be done on the same day?



I can't find any further details yet but will update early tomorrow
arma_gera

Does it need to be done on the same day?



Appears to be valid one day only.
Tiny boxes, by any chance...?
nice find op,heat added
Sorted, she can have the newspaper for valentines.
Anyone know how big the boxes of choice are?
Foreign chocolates? Dark chocolate? This surely can't be the Daily Mail...
CharlesCalthrop

Foreign chocolates? Dark chocolate? This surely can't be the Daily … Foreign chocolates? Dark chocolate? This surely can't be the Daily Mail...


I see in the picture there are also white chocolates.:D
Coffee100

Anyone know how big the boxes of choice are?



Maximum of 6 chocolates no doubt! Surely they'll be the smallest boxes with the highest inflated WH Smith prices.

I'm guessing it's the 50g box of Lindor, which are currently £1 in Asda or 2 for £2 in Tesco. So unless I'm wrong, it's a cold deal for me. (plus it involves buying the Daily Mail....eurgh)
Edit price to be £1.60 please mods
Thanks op for posting. Voted hot, but I'll wait to hear how big the box is tmrw from u guys. Ta
Coffee100

Thanks op for posting. Voted hot, but I'll wait to hear how big the box … Thanks op for posting. Voted hot, but I'll wait to hear how big the box is tmrw from u guys. Ta



Lindt Lindor Comet 200g or Thortons Classic Collection 274g. Worth £5.
Edited by: "NCIS" 13th Feb 2016
custommade07

I'm guessing it's the 50g box of Lindor, which are currently £1 in Asda … I'm guessing it's the 50g box of Lindor, which are currently £1 in Asda or 2 for £2 in Tesco. So unless I'm wrong, it's a cold deal for me. (plus it involves buying the Daily Mail....eurgh)



Lindt Lindor Comet 200g or Thortons Classic Collection 274g. Worth £5.

I will get them for my left wing Guardian reader, and onced consumed, inform them there were courtesy of Daily Mail
NCIS

Lindt Lindor Comet 200g or Thortons Classic Collection 274g. Worth £5.


That's cool. Do u know where u can cash in the voucher for the chocs?
Coffee100

That's cool. Do u know where u can cash in the voucher for the chocs?



WHSmith high street stores only.
Buying the MoS = grounds for divorce
If it's from the Mail they'll all be white chocolates.
NCIS

WHSmith high street stores only.


Thanks you.
wonder if W H Smith will have any of the chocs tho
dailymail.co.uk/hom…tml

Interestingly it says if they run out of these chocs you'll be offered something of a similar value.
It also looks like there's a choice from the Lindt Lindor 200g range - including the most popular Assorted Cornet selection
the sweet taste of prejudice....
Didn't the Mail claim chocolate gives you cancer?
Fingerprint and DNA identification may be required to ensure you aren't from overseas. Also, any boxes given to food banks will explode.

Edited by: "dealpickle" 14th Feb 2016
nice offer
My local WH Smith opens at 9am.
ALL of their allocation of Lindt and Thorntons chocolates were gone by 9.30

They were giving anyone who purchased a Mail on Sunday the chocolates - without them asking and without taking out the voucher
No wonder their supplies went quickly (You could return with the voucher for another box)

They are now giving one 250g box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates as a substitute that still have a price label on them of £2.99 each or 2 for £5

The store manager and W H Smith consider this to be "of similar value"
Got the paper in Booths free with shopping. Store opened at 10:30. Got there at 11 all gone including the substitute item. No chocs today.
Thanks jimmybo for this one. Took a walk in time for opening. Quite a queue built up behind. Went for the lindt. Chocolates had all gone by the time I was served at the till. Guylian was also offered as substitute.
Reading high street WH smiths all gone at noon. The Lindt, the Thorntons AND "the substitute"! I walked 500 yards to the wh smiths at reading station where they had loads of them but refused to honour the deal as per the restrictions on the voucher. How can they con people into buying their rag under the promise of a free gift then not supply the store with enough boxes? I asked the staff how many boxes they had and no one could answer except "in the range of 30"!
I presented my voucher at W H Smith, in Street, Somerset, at 12-30 today Sunday 14th. They ran out of chocolates on offer, and also ran out of the alternative, a box of Guilian shells. I was very disappointed to come away empty handed.
tumbleweed

Reading high street WH smiths all gone at noon. The Lindt, the Thorntons … Reading high street WH smiths all gone at noon. The Lindt, the Thorntons AND "the substitute"! I walked 500 yards to the wh smiths at reading station where they had loads of them but refused to honour the deal as per the restrictions on the voucher. How can they con people into buying their rag under the promise of a free gift then not supply the store with enough boxes? I asked the staff how many boxes they had and no one could answer except "in the range of 30"!



You could phone the Daily Mail on 0808 272 0808 (Freephone from a landline) between 9am and 6pm today 'till Tuesday, or e-mail availability@mailonsunday.co.uk and register your complaint.
They'll ask for the address of the W H Smith that was out of stock.

This offer was not subject to availability so they should offer you some sort of compensation
Thanks for the advice. I've called the number and been on hold to them for 25 minutes now and am about to give up. It's a recorded message with the same bar of music going over and over and the tape seems to be getting mangled as it's playing out of tune and starting to break up! What a shambles….
I dont understand why anyone would buy a paper before checking if freebie is available
tumbleweed

Thanks for the advice. I've called the number and been on hold to them … Thanks for the advice. I've called the number and been on hold to them for 25 minutes now and am about to give up. It's a recorded message with the same bar of music going over and over and the tape seems to be getting mangled as it's playing out of tune and starting to break up! What a shambles….



I got through after about 15 minutes so your call will eventually be answered

Try again tomorrow (or Tuesday) morning - I'm sure that they're aware of the stock problems with this offer and the more complaints they receive the better!
davidian84

I dont understand why anyone would buy a paper before checking if freebie … I dont understand why anyone would buy a paper before checking if freebie is available


That was the point about this offer

There's nothing in the offer t & c indicating "While stocks last" or "Subject to availability so one would assume that all vouchers would be honoured - which I'm confident will happen - eventually

I think that the reason the stocks ran out was because W H Smith staff weren't aware of the "voucher" requirement
They appear to have given anyone who purchased The Mail on Sunday in their store a box of chocs.
The coupon could then be cut out and exchanged for a second box

Good luck to anyone who got two boxes - but those that didn't get even one box should be compensated
Edited by: "jimmybo" 14th Feb 2016
ran out in my W H Smiths too, got the manager down and I said there is nothing in the script which says subject to availability. He gave me a damaged box of Lindt, not that I cared by that point! Will just have to scoff them as they won't make a good raffle prize (_;)
Manager in my store told they they started the day with 4(!) boxes of Lindt and a couple of dozen of the Thorntons. All gone by half 11.
Eventually managed to get through to someone at Mail on Sunday. Jody said that WH Smiths should have offered an alternative for the same price and that you need to take it up with the manager of the local WH Smith store. When I said I had done that she said that he should've given an alternative and they shouldn't have said there were none available. She said that they hadn't been given any further information about how to deal with these complaints but that they were logging everyone's details….in other words, politely, goodbye. I'm emailing the press office.
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