Free £7 car wash at Esso if you're not offered it!
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Free £7 car wash at Esso if you're not offered it!

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Found 17th Apr 2008Made hot 17th Apr 2008
Found out about this at my local Esso petrol station (Bracknell) earlier today after noticing one small flash on one of the pumps. It's a pretty simple offer - if you aren't offered their top of the range £6.99 Gold car washes, then ask and you'll get a free one.

Believe the Gold Wash includes wax, wheels and all that gubbins.

Only available offline, surprisingly enough, and said it finished at the end of April.

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excellent, i'll park my car round the corner and walk in as an obvious pedestrian for a paper bound to get a freebie

hot from me!

does one have to be purchasing a lesser car wash to be entitled to the offer?

There was a lot of terms and conditions attached to the offer so i dont think that would work, it looks like it is just a con by esso to make sure there employees try and sell more washes and the cost will come out of the employees own pocket if they fail to ask.

norgall;1916037

the cost will come out of the employees own pocket if they fail to ask.


And............... Every job has down sides if you don't do what you are supposed to do. As far as i am concerned this is a good deal, i just hope the employee isn't on the ball when i try :whistling:

im going to fill up my bike now... lol

Just done a search for a station near me.... not one in my area. what a con!!!!!!
I live in a very large city , but not one station in my area.
i will Stick to shell.
Plenty esso's but no esso express stations.
Not one in my area of west yorkshire.
Shame my vans well mucky.

realblender;1916065

Some shops say "have your shopping for free if you dont get given a … Some shops say "have your shopping for free if you dont get given a reciept!"



Who's this?

I filled up at an Esso station last week and got asked " can i interest you in a car wash sir " i just said no thanks and then as walking out the door was thinking was it free hehe

I will definately have to keep this in mind if i fill up in an Esso again and dont get asked as my car is starting to get dirty :thumbsup:

honest_geezer;1916221

Who's this?



upper crust do this at waterloo, to name just one

I thought it was strange that i was asked if I wanted the car washed..I had only had it cleaner 30 minutes prior and it was gleaming!

If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch your car to bits!!!! Best to do it yourself with a sponge and some wash and wax!!!

bowdeni;1916298

upper crust do this at waterloo, to name just one



Yeah, they do it here also.

Banned

Steve-O 2008;1916325

If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch … If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch your car to bits!!!! Best to do it yourself with a sponge and some wash and wax!!!



Our garage has a hand pressure washer with hot wax, can use a sponge too if you like :thumbsup:

Steve-O 2008;1916325

If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch … If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch your car to bits!!!! Best to do it yourself with a sponge and some wash and wax!!!



No not a sponge! A lambs wool wash mitt with the 2 bucket method. I will never use a car wash they do more damage than good!

Pezza2u;1916392

No not a sponge! A lambs wool wash mitt with the 2 bucket method. I will … No not a sponge! A lambs wool wash mitt with the 2 bucket method. I will never use a car wash they do more damage than good!


I've got a company car................... so who cares, it saves me doing it :whistling:

has anyone had any success getting a free one then?

so what do you need to do? just pay for your petrol and if they don't offer you get a car wash or ask for a standard car wash?

Pretty sure this will be if you are buying a standard car wash, they are looking to upgrade so they make more money. Can you imagine them asking everysingle customer if they wanted a car wash, that would not be very helpful to business.

LOL i wondered why I was asked that the other week

I just said is it free and she said no, as I chuckled to myself whilst she was looking at my as if I was a rapist, no sense of humour i tell ya

So what is the minimum spend?

This is an idea that has winged its way from the US&A.... buy some petrol or anything, when at the till the cashier should ask you if you want to pay to have a car wash, if they forget to ask then you are entitled to a free one, I don't think they have to pay out of their wages if they dont ask, but if the till shows several free washes they might get a talking to.

and if they refuse to give you a free car wash.....?

I reckon the free car wash includes free brake fluid/paint stripper with the free scratches, lol

didnt even know esso still existed!:w00t:

sul;1916945

didnt even know esso still existed!:w00t:


They are owned by Exxon
euromap.be/ess…spx

not fully related to topic
but if anyone didnt know; pizzahut do a similar type of offer
if you dont get asked if you want any sides, you are entitled to a free side
(Or something similar to this)

I went onto the Esso website and searched for one near home, It showed me one of their petrol stations which was knocked down a few months ago! They are building flats! At the huge price they are asking for them, I doubt if the residents will wash my car for free!!!!!!!!!!!

hi, I work for esso, this is not a new offer. This is started last now one year before. If cashier didnt offer carwash, even u r pedastian who buying paper, u r entiled to free car wash. But not like as post, u will get cheapest car wash. But this will effect the staff vey badly, if cashier face more than 10 free car wash, he will get a warning letter or more than 20, get suspended immidiatly. This is kind of social engineering. The result of these of post some of the staff loose their job, who work for minimum wages, but who. Cares ?

After you've finished going through a petrol station car wash, why not finish the job and make your car look brand new by belt-sanding the bonnet, doors and roof.

colloq;1917525

not fully related to topicbut if anyone didnt know; pizzahut do a similar … not fully related to topicbut if anyone didnt know; pizzahut do a similar type of offerif you dont get asked if you want any sides, you are entitled to a free side(Or something similar to this)



Yeh that used to be true, its not on the menu's anymore though So doesnt apply now! (and was only applicable with the buffet)

Original Poster

dusy333;1917683

hi, I work for esso, this is not a new offer. This is started last now … hi, I work for esso, this is not a new offer. This is started last now one year before. If cashier didnt offer carwash, even u r pedastian who buying paper, u r entiled to free car wash. But not like as post, u will get cheapest car wash. But this will effect the staff vey badly, if cashier face more than 10 free car wash, he will get a warning letter or more than 20, get suspended immidiatly. This is kind of social engineering. The result of these of post some of the staff loose their job, who work for minimum wages, but who. Cares ?



It's definitely a gold wash at the Bracknell one at least - the promo flyers got it on.

Scan the promo flyer...

I spotted this a few weeks back at my local Esso station. I paid for my fuel and nobody asked if I wanted to have my car washed. I complained and, after a short debate, got given a free gold wash.

Banned

dusy333;1917683

hi, I work for esso, this is not a new offer. This is started last now … hi, I work for esso, this is not a new offer. This is started last now one year before. If cashier didnt offer carwash, even u r pedastian who buying paper, u r entiled to free car wash. But not like as post, u will get cheapest car wash. But this will effect the staff vey badly, if cashier face more than 10 free car wash, he will get a warning letter or more than 20, get suspended immidiatly. This is kind of social engineering. The result of these of post some of the staff loose their job, who work for minimum wages, but who. Cares ?



Crikey, If I gave staff an order to promote car washes and I had to give them a warning after 10 times, I'd say they were very lucky indeed to still have a job. Wouldn't trust them handling my cash if they are so dozy. Mind you I'd pay them above the minimum wage :whistling:

MattWPBS;1917798

It's definitely a gold wash at the Bracknell one at least - the promo … It's definitely a gold wash at the Bracknell one at least - the promo flyers got it on.


well, our cheapest carwash call "GOLD WASH",,, thats cheapest one and its £2.99:whistling:

Steve-O 2008;1916325

If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch … If this is a drive in car wash DONT DO IT!!! These car washes Scratch your car to bits!!!! Best to do it yourself with a sponge and some wash and wax!!!



Dont listen to this, it is complete BS, carwash do not scratch your car, i work in the industry so i know them inside out, the white marks the nylon brushs leave behind are not scratches, but they are plastic residue which gets striped from the brushes, i used to sell brushes and i used to take a plane of glass in with me to the customer, i would whack the glass with the plastic brush and show them the marks it leaves behind (better quality the brush the less plastic it leaves behind), and as you know, soft plastic isnt going to scratch glass, it depends on how old the brushes are to how much residue is left behind, but esso use a brush called foam brite and the only downside to these are that they get really heavy when wet and can pull wing mirrors off, we get about 10 calls a week from sites saying a wing mirror or wiper blade has been pulled off, (out of about 1000 sities)

the problem with carwash is that sites dont maintain them, 99% of damage comes from aerials and other **** getting stuck in the brush from the previous car and then then next guy goes in with out the site checking and as the aerials spins in the brush it completely scratches the car! so give the brushes a look before you go in!

But of course no carwash can wash as good as a Bosnian with a foam brush and a sponge.

Original Poster

gary_rip;1918123

Scan the promo flyer...



I'll get a pic up later tonight for you.

MattWPBS;1917798

It's definitely a gold wash at the Bracknell one at least - the promo … It's definitely a gold wash at the Bracknell one at least - the promo flyers got it on.



ha thats only a mile from me:thumbsup:

aScottishBloke;1918232

Crikey, If I gave staff an order to promote car washes and I had to give … Crikey, If I gave staff an order to promote car washes and I had to give them a warning after 10 times, I'd say they were very lucky indeed to still have a job. Wouldn't trust them handling my cash if they are so dozy. Mind you I'd pay them above the minimum wage :whistling:


if u think about in boss way.... u r correct...
im working last 3 years,, still in minimum wages as others,,,
and not only the car wash,, i need ask for coffee, carrier bag, VAT invoice..:oops:
even if a customer bought a paper, i need to ask all of these,,, sometime customer think im stupid, some time, i need to expain waht is car wash , what VAT receipt... its leading to spend around 3 minutes with customer.. when the que was waiting... if u were last customer in the que, when u reach me, it will take atleast 30 mins,, u going to shout on me,,, not on my boss.. hope u understand..:)
i was just cleared the post ,,,, thats it..:thumbsup:

I love car washes. Saves me loads of time when the hire car gets too dirty (normally when you get mud on your trousers when getting in). A £1 wash works a treat!
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