"Go Outdoors" Discount Card - Free of Charge
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"Go Outdoors" Discount Card - Free of Charge

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Found 8th Apr 2016
Thought this might be of interest to some people and can't see that it has been posted before ...

I was in the Southampton branch of "Go Outdoors" today and noticed that they are currently offering their Discount Card free of charge. This is normally £5/year and entitles the customer to:

1. General Discount: Save at least 10% off the retail price of everything they sell.
2. Price Guarantee: Show them a cheaper price on any product they sell and they'll beat it by 10%.
3. Other Exclusive Offers

I asked the clerk if he knew when the offer would end (didn't want to bother posting this if it was imminent or very short term) but he didn't know. He did say, however, that it had been running for many months.

So, if you don't have a Go Outdoors Discount Card, now would be a good time to get one.

Nationwide "deal" (apparently) but seems to be in-store only.

I asked him if I could renew mine fro free (mine runs out in early June) but he said no :o(

33 Comments

Discounts etc. What etc.?

Hey GrumpyBob, nothing to stop you getting another one I guess?

Original Poster

backtothecaves

Discounts etc. What etc.?



Full details here:

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/go-outdoors-discount-card-p112554

But, in short:

1. General Discount: Save at least 10% off the retail price of everything they sell.
2. Price Guarantee: Show them a cheaper price on any product they sell and they'll beat it by 10%.
3. Other Exclusive Offers

Edited by: "GrumpyBob" 8th Apr 2016

Original Poster

cmncomp

Hey GrumpyBob, nothing to stop you getting another one I guess?



Nice idea but you have to give them your home address (so they can (optional) send you a catalogue occasionally) so they'd probably balk at that.

Shame there isn't a store near me. I'd like one but just for online orders.

GrumpyBob

Nice idea but you have to give them your home address (so they can … Nice idea but you have to give them your home address (so they can (optional) send you a catalogue occasionally) so they'd probably balk at that.



Give the address of somebody you don't like...

Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that great even with the card and the staff (in my store) are pretty awful, but thanks for posting anyway.
Edited by: "Deal-icious" 9th Apr 2016

Great. Just in time for festival season.

Must just be a local thing, I only just renewed my discount card and it wasn't free

jamgin

Give the address of somebody you don't like...


Maybe an ex...:|

these are owned by shame guy as sports direct

When they started I bought a 'LIFETIME' Discount Card ........ only to be told they had 'converted' it into an annual card - Go Outdoors and I ended our relationship at that point.

OP why did you not just get a new one?

Go Outdoors is brilliant... it is the only place I have found that sells uncoloured ethanol... meant to be for camping but is awesome for cleaning almost everything!

GrumpyBob

Nice idea but you have to give them your home address (so they can … Nice idea but you have to give them your home address (so they can (optional) send you a catalogue occasionally) so they'd probably balk at that.



Who's to say you don't live in a flat and if you do just give them your house number. If it's instore only, presumably you get to fill in the form by hand, so there's no postcode cross check.

MrRee

When they started I bought a 'LIFETIME' Discount Card ........ only to be … When they started I bought a 'LIFETIME' Discount Card ........ only to be told they had 'converted' it into an annual card - Go Outdoors and I ended our relationship at that point.



Yep, same here

2minutenoodles

Go Outdoors is brilliant... it is the only place I have found that sells … Go Outdoors is brilliant... it is the only place I have found that sells uncoloured ethanol... meant to be for camping but is awesome for cleaning almost everything!



​Including your intestinal tract

Banned

Go outdoors have some AMAZING deals. Highly recommend, especially now membership is free too, it's a no brainer if you live near one and enjoy the outdoors. The only thing I have received because I gave them my address is a thin magazine each month with their latest membership discounts.

Just phoned up the Chester branch and they were still quoting £5 for membership. They didn't mention you could get it free in-store

Majumba

Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that … Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that great even with the card and the staff (in my store) are pretty awful, but thanks for posting anyway.



How can their prices not be great if they beat others by 10%? Did you read the post?

backtothecaves

​Including your intestinal tract


Nah... pink metho doesn't clean as well... in Australia it is sold without colour & is the same as the one I managed to find at go outdoors. You can buy it in any supermarket in Oz but they do keep it behind the counter in stores that serve Aboriginal communities up north. Sad but true.

Majumba

Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that … Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that great even with the card and the staff (in my store) are pretty awful, but thanks for posting anyway.



The point being they beat any other price by 10% in store. So you can try, find on the internet cheaper and get 10% off that with no postage. I've picked up loads of bargains.

mcrobbj

The point being they beat any other price by 10% in store. So you can … The point being they beat any other price by 10% in store. So you can try, find on the internet cheaper and get 10% off that with no postage. I've picked up loads of bargains.


All I picked up was a wasted hour of frustration, a discount card I didn't want and a few quid off. I wished I had supported the independent that was selling the boots for £40 less than GO, but I have done ever since.

Majumba

Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that … Not sure I can bring myself to vote hot, as their prices aren't that great even with the card and the staff (in my store) are pretty awful, but thanks for posting anyway.



Im assuming you know everyone who works there personally to throw such a comment out into the world. It would be ridiculously callous of you otherwise ...

kingofswords

these are owned by shame guy as sports direct



This is untrue and rather ridiculous. Not sure how you came to this assumption

toomanychoices

Yep, same here


And me!. Had an argument with store manager about it. Ignorant Buzzard and v aggresive.....needless to say never been back!

Go Outdoors are excellent. I use them regularly and have found their prices to be extremely good. With the card, they're even better, and they've price matched on a couple of occasions. Absolutely no complaints at all.

yeah iv had to pay for the card in the past but they price matched a special offer on a £120 backpack down to £65 and a many other camping items, I just always find what I need, check the price on my phone and where it's cheaper, let them know at the till and boom even cheaper items. great

Kenneth131

yeah iv had to pay for the card in the past but they price matched a … yeah iv had to pay for the card in the past but they price matched a special offer on a £120 backpack down to £65 and a many other camping items, I just always find what I need, check the price on my phone and where it's cheaper, let them know at the till and boom even cheaper items. great



Am I missing something here, even if they price match the item (the first item you buy) is still more expensive as you've had to pay the £5 membership, why not buy direct from the company they are price matching against?

duncanhill

Am I missing something here, even if they price match the item (the first … Am I missing something here, even if they price match the item (the first item you buy) is still more expensive as you've had to pay the £5 membership, why not buy direct from the company they are price matching against?



​it could be but I bought the backpack, camping gas, stove, some clothing, would have had to order it from multiple stores online and not all had free shipping so factor in the £3.99 or so on a few and it was more than the price of the card plus it was nice to find pretty much everything in one place. even got myself a Swiss champ knife price matched at a store online I wouldn't have trusted to give my money to (can't remember the name of the store now was 2 years ago) for £35 when go outdoors had it in. depends how much your buying I guess

Original Poster

I was in the Southampton branch of Go Outdoors again this evening and took the attached photo as evidence that the offer exists.

I asked a shop assistant where else in the country the offer was running and he said he didn't know. And, being a fairly typical UK shop assistant, he didn't offer to try to find out (LOL!)

http://i66.tinypic.com/50pe6a.jpg
Edited by: "GrumpyBob" 27th Apr 2016

It's now charging £5

Was in the Gloucester branch on Friday and were charging £5 for the discount card.
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