FREE Official VE Day Medal £1.50 Delivered @ Westminster Collection (50p Donated To The Royal British Legion)
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FREE Official VE Day Medal £1.50 Delivered @ Westminster Collection (50p Donated To The Royal British Legion)

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Found 19th Apr 2015
Now on the 70th Anniversary of Allied Victory in Europe, every UK household is entitled to receive one FREE VE Day Medal.

Claim your Medal for FREE (+£1.50 p&p) today and The Westminster Collection will also donate 50p to The Royal British Legion.

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cheers op

thanks op but is this legit? I cant find this when I go through the website though the homepage

john5877

thanks op but is this legit? I cant find this when I go through the … thanks op but is this legit? I cant find this when I go through the website though the homepage



Yes it is ;-)

Hard coded into site:

westminstercollection.com/lan…spx

thanks!

Thanks for posting, heat added.

watch westminster keep sending more coins to buy hard to cancel

Any free delivery codes knocking about?

Thanks, one ordered:)

Bought, thanks!

Spam mail and unsolicited goods.

I was chatting to a twentysomething English fella recently and he didn't even know about the tube bombings in 2005! His ignorance actually left me speechless, I wouldn't dare ask him about WW2.

We'll meet again. Don't know where. Don't know when.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 19th Apr 2015

£1.50 and 50p goes to the Royal British Legion.

If I'm totally honest I would rather just give the whole £1.50 to the legion, they are worth it and a lot more

copperspock

I was chatting to a twentysomething English fella recently and he didn't … I was chatting to a twentysomething English fella recently and he didn't even know about the tube bombings in 2005! His ignorance actually left me speechless, I wouldn't dare ask him about WW2.



Thats shocking, my lads 8 years old and ive made sure he knows about the world wars and wars that have followed, along with the sacrifices made by so many.

When is something free, not free...when it costs money to obtain it.

Original Poster

androo

When is something free, not free...when it costs money to obtain it.



£1 delivery and 50p going to RBL. They ain't exactly robbing you and they have costs to cover.

Please don't do this, these companies are awful, the whole business model is based around tricking old people into subscriptions they don't even want. I worked in one of the call centres very briefly and it was disgusting.

I am so glad we won the war, otherwise our country would have another culture imposed upon it and people wouldn't be speaking English.

Be VERY wary of this company. You will be inundated with unsolicited coins "on approval" once they have your address, followed by demands for payment if you don't post them back immediately. Is what they do. Google them with the word "scam" after their name and read. My partner's elderly father had a major problem with them, and it caused him immense worry.

oUkTuRkEyIII

£1 delivery and 50p going to RBL. They ain't exactly robbing you and they … £1 delivery and 50p going to RBL. They ain't exactly robbing you and they have costs to cover.



Have you ever worked for one of these coin companies? As someone who has, and saw how things were structured, they are no better than thieves Imo.

Part of the 288 group which also have the largest babysitting service in the UK, rather diverse

madbiker2012

Be VERY wary of this company. You will be inundated with unsolicited … Be VERY wary of this company. You will be inundated with unsolicited coins "on approval" once they have your address, followed by demands for payment if you don't post them back immediately. Is what they do. Google them with the word "scam" after their name and read. My partner's elderly father had a major problem with them, and it caused him immense worry.



Glad someone else knows about this. The company I worked for fully understood that most older people didn't realise they were subscribing and still demanded payment for the coins they received that they didn't Want.

Beware. Such cr..
Really annoys me that they can rip off ..I challenged tempur on their claims 100s of physicians all over world tried their mattress years ago .no reply

madbiker2012

Be VERY wary of this company. You will be inundated with unsolicited … Be VERY wary of this company. You will be inundated with unsolicited coins "on approval" once they have your address, followed by demands for payment if you don't post them back immediately. Is what they do. Google them with the word "scam" after their name and read. My partner's elderly father had a major problem with them, and it caused him immense worry.



Anything posted to you unsolicited is up to them to arrange collection at your convenience and they cannot charge you for the privilege. I'm guessing its more likely to be in the small print that they send you coins on approval in which case they arent unsolicited as you agree to these terms.

lockwoodisbored

I am so glad we won the war, otherwise our country would have another … I am so glad we won the war, otherwise our country would have another culture imposed upon it and people wouldn't be speaking English.



Even if we had lost WW2 and we became occupied..... I think we would still have spoken English. Hitler made his views public, he was very found of England and the countryside of Oxfordshire. We wouldn't have stayed occupied forever though... It's in our blood not to give in!!! Just like Bodica

Are they British?

From their privacy policy:

"If you have consented, we may occasionally pass your details to a selected third parties that we have offer products and services that may be of interest to you."

Shades of a user manual I just got from China.

I've ordered a couple of things from them before and haven't had any problems. Perhaps I've just been fortunate though!

copperspock

I was chatting to a twentysomething English fella recently and he didn't … I was chatting to a twentysomething English fella recently and he didn't even know about the tube bombings in 2005! His ignorance actually left me speechless, I wouldn't dare ask him about WW2.


This doesn't surprise me at all personally, you get stupid people of every age and nationality. It happens. People are idiots.

One outlier is in no way representative of anyone else.

vulcanproject

£1.50 and 50p goes to the Royal British Legion.If I'm totally honest I … £1.50 and 50p goes to the Royal British Legion.If I'm totally honest I would rather just give the whole £1.50 to the legion, they are worth it and a lot more



and what exactly are the Royal British Legion doing with the cash? sitting in bunkers drinking tea all day every day waiting for a war round the corner?

zcgby03

and what exactly are the Royal British Legion doing with the cash? … and what exactly are the Royal British Legion doing with the cash? sitting in bunkers drinking tea all day every day waiting for a war round the corner?



Why not find out yourself, instead of ignorantly insulting them?

Funny how you can't find any terms and conditions on the site. Steering well clear, personally.

Thanks

vulcanproject

Why not find out yourself, instead of ignorantly insulting them?





Please explain how I have in 2 questions insulted them (whoever they are)?

The Poppy appeal is designed only to raise awareness of D-Day (non profit).

However this coin offer goes above that and generates a profit for a company but the OP gives no idea of what the 50p is going towards exactly? (FAO: It only cost a 1st class stamp to deliver a coin of this size)

zcgby03

Please explain how I have in 2 questions insulted them? you refuse to … Please explain how I have in 2 questions insulted them? you refuse to answer and instead accuse anyone who challenges their role in charity of wrong doing.The Poppy appeal is designed only to raise awareness of D-Day (non profit).However this coin offer goes above that and generates a profit for a company but gives no idea of what the 50p is going towards?



Your first question asked me what they do with the money. I suggested you find out for yourself.

Your second question is asking whether they use the money sitting in bunkers all day drinking tea and waiting for a war.

I assumed this was rhetorical and not serious, unless you seriously believe there are bunkers full of tea sipping legion volunteers hoarding cash. This could certainly be construed as being insulting to said volunteers.

Therefore I did not answer this one seriously. Do you have any other silly questions I can not bother responding to for obvious reasons?

if they ever sent me coins that were not ordered, I'd leave them outside and tell them to send a courier to collect them

This deal really should be taken off as this is a scam company and as people have said above, they are taking advantage and making a profit from VE day.

Edited by: "dronesden" 19th Apr 2015

I've actually placed 5 orders over a few years, various poppy coins and all that

never had a problem, never been sent anything other than invitations to buy coins (same as a leaflet from any company)

obviously if you tick the "add to order" items then you will pay more, no complaints here though

mikeleslie

Anything posted to you unsolicited is up to them to arrange collection at … Anything posted to you unsolicited is up to them to arrange collection at your convenience and they cannot charge you for the privilege. I'm guessing its more likely to be in the small print that they send you coins on approval in which case they arent unsolicited as you agree to these terms.



You are probably right about that. However, what elderly person responding to something like this would read the small print, or understand the implications if they did? He simply thought he had to pay, and did so for 6 months before we found out. He felt ashamed he had been so gullible, and tried to hide it from us to save face, but didn't know what to do, so kept paying. This company is worse than criminal, preying on the elderly, (which is obviously who this type of promotion is aimed at). Please avoid them. I read a lot of stuff on here from people trying to score points off others and contradicting other posts/ contributors, but please believe me when I say this is a genuine post. If you have elderly relatives, check their mail now and again for stuff from this company. We ended up sending a registered letter to them saying that if they sent anything else they would have to come and collect it themselves, as he wouldn't be returning it, or paying for it. (It was worded a bit stronger than that}. Unsurprisingly, they stopped sending it.

vulcanproject

Your first question asked me what they do with the money. I suggested you … Your first question asked me what they do with the money. I suggested you find out for yourself.Your second question is asking whether they use the money sitting in bunkers all day drinking tea and waiting for a war.I assumed this was rhetorical and not serious, unless you seriously believe there are bunkers full of tea sipping legion volunteers hoarding cash. This could certainly be construed as being insulting to said volunteers.Therefore I did not answer this one seriously. Do you have any other silly questions I can not bother responding to for obvious reasons?



Not if it's true. I am simply confirming a black hole in where the 50p is going as the OP has not mentioned it in explicit detail.
Also Registered charities receive funding by the Govt.
ALL volunteers are required by law to explain what their charity is doing with the donations.
Also is this company handing the money over by cash or cheque or electronic transfer? Is the recipient RBL or a person. These questions have not been answered, therefore the 50p could be used to replenish Alcohol, tea, or what not instead of being used for a charitable cause.

zcgby03

Not if it's true. I am simply confirming a black hole in where the 50p is … Not if it's true. I am simply confirming a black hole in where the 50p is going as the OP has not mentioned it in explicit detail.Also Registered charities receive funding by the Govt.ALL volunteers are required by law to explain what their charity is doing with the donations.Also is this company handing the money over by cash or cheque or electronic transfer? Is the recipient RBL or a person. These questions have not been answered, therefore the 50p could be used to replenish Alcohol, tea, or what not instead of being used for a charitable cause.



If you question is how, where and when precisely the donation of 50p that Westminster collection will apparently give to the royal British Legion will be directed, then it's rather badly directed at me, considering I suggested you bypass Westminster entirely and give it directly to the legion.

If your question is about where your money goes when you give it to the Royal British Legion directly as I suggested, then my answer remains the same.
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