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Possible 10% off at Homebase by pressing assistance required buzzer
Possible 10% off at Homebase by pressing assistance required buzzer

Possible 10% off at Homebase by pressing assistance required buzzer

I have tried this the last three times I have been wanting to purchase from Homebase and it worked. In the middle of most stores is a giant get assistance here buzzer. You press it and a countdown clock starts, counting down two minutes, if no one comes to answer your query then you get 10% off. So obviously you need to have a query or two. But for me it hasn't failed so if you have items to buy at homebase try the buzzer, what have you got to loose?

55 Comments

Awesome!

They used to do this in the McDonalds in Thailand; start a stopwatch when you place your order and if you didn't get your food within 60 seconds, it was free.

Nice, free Dog Big macs! MMMMMMMMMMM!
LOL

lol

It's a bit wide, but I guess, if it saves you 10%. Heat.

It's like calling for a pizza and gambling on them turning up late.

that's so funny!

Don't forget to get your partner, kids and granny to occupy the assistants before you press the buzzer.

cARdbOArdmuNKey;4858428

Nice, free Dog Big macs! MMMMMMMMMMM!LOL



Maybe you're thinking of Taiwan OR maybe you're just dim OR probably both! :thumbsup:

Bring a screwdriver and move the buzzer to the other side of the store before pressing it. Hide inside a water butt to be absolutely sure.

Lakeside;4859432

Bring a screwdriver and move the buzzer to the other side of the store … Bring a screwdriver and move the buzzer to the other side of the store before pressing it. Hide inside a water butt to be absolutely sure.



This had me rolling around the floor!:p:p

I'm so glad I don't work at homebase :lol:

how many times per visit have you pressed the buzzer before you got the result? Might they ban you (me). Are the assistants elderly? tears rolling down my face :-D

hahaha this is pretty class!

have some heat

eldudereno;4858681

Don't forget to get your partner, kids and granny to occupy the … Don't forget to get your partner, kids and granny to occupy the assistants before you press the buzzer.



Or trip them while on route :w00t:

Made me laugh so heat added

I think this buzzer thing is really cool, I usually go B&Q and its murder trying to find help - went to Homebase when they had Dulux on offer and found the buzzer by the paint mixer - the guy got there in less than 30secs, though. My son wouldn't leave the button alone!

How about we arrange a meet and just go for it!

HUKD t-shirt, anyone?

What happens if you press it and nobody ever comes, how do you claim your 10%?

ha ha ha thats cool xx If they 4 mins late do u get 20% lol 10 mins late and get the item free

i havent seen one of these buttons is it customer services or that collection query desk, maybe they dont have them here in NI, like loadsa other things. probably move it to 5 mins now in credit crunch.... lol

Arrgh - this happended to me during the recent busy 15% day but there were n signs to say you get a discount whn 2mins were hit.

Worked for me at the Dulux paint stand... : )

And that was on a 10% off weekend so I got 20% off!

Lakeside;4859432

Bring a screwdriver and move the buzzer to the other side of the store … Bring a screwdriver and move the buzzer to the other side of the store before pressing it. Hide inside a water butt to be absolutely sure.


Bring one? just use one of theirs!
Mrs.Z;4860308

How about we arrange a meet and just go for it!HUKD t-shirt, anyone?


Im up for it!
ElBuc;4860510

Worked for me at the Dulux paint stand... : )And that was on a 10% off … Worked for me at the Dulux paint stand... : )And that was on a 10% off weekend so I got 20% off!


Even better! was it 20% though or was it 10% then a further 10%?

Why would you want the assistance of anyone who works in Homebase?

In case you'd forgotton how to say UG?

hot_top;4860382

What happens if you press it and nobody ever comes, how do you claim your … What happens if you press it and nobody ever comes, how do you claim your 10%?



You have to press the button again to ask where to claim it, then they don't come so you get an extra 10% off, so then you have to press it again..........

I might be there sometime......

awoodhall2003;4860569

Bring one? just use one of theirs!



But what if you can't find the screwdrivers?

Press the button?

cARdbOArdmuNKey;4858428

Nice, free Dog Big macs! MMMMMMMMMMM!LOL



I bet you so regret that username!

wow TIP... thanks

heat added for pure comedy value

Robert21;4859611

This had me rolling around the floor!:p:p



try using blutack on the bottom of the water butt

Banned

128plant;4860410

i havent seen one of these buttons is it customer services or that … i havent seen one of these buttons is it customer services or that collection query desk, maybe they dont have them here in NI, like loadsa other things. probably move it to 5 mins now in credit crunch.... lol


I think you will find one by the paint mixing section.

They've had this in my local for a couple of years now - located at the timber saw, Hedge End store.

Excellent...made me laugh so HEAT added

Trickyjabs;4858409

Awesome!They used to do this in the McDonalds in Thailand; start a … Awesome!They used to do this in the McDonalds in Thailand; start a stopwatch when you place your order and if you didn't get your food within 60 seconds, it was free.


My local McD would go out of business if they started that here. Terrible service.

Sounds like a fun game.....do you think it would work if we pinned all the assistants down and do we get 10% off for every couple mins we wait...cos I think I have plan how we can get paid to shop at Homebase. :giggle:

that would be lovely!!!! here you are your 10 quid and your screwdriver. Sorry for the poor service!! Heat added what is rep??

If I just stand at the buzzer until they miss the deadline I can get 10% off a lawnmower, thats £20 saved...... nice

That has made me laugh soo much!

Anyone ever seen `Still Game` when they try and get the pizza for free when Winston is the Pizza Delivery Boy! Absolute Genius!!:)

Forget my water butt idea. I've had time to consider it seriously now.

Go with a friend, at *exactly* the moment you hit the buzzer, he hits the fire alarm. 10% guaranteed ;-)

Aye last 2 times I wanted paint I have pressed the magic button and nobody appeared.

Granted... The last time I kinda waited till I seen the old guy walk away to get something for another customer, but prior to that I pressed it twice and ended up going to customer services and poking them to get assistance.

Both times got 10% off... tried arguing that I pressed it twice so should have 20% off but wasnt happening

How long before the buttons "mysteriously" become broken as was the case with Tesco some time back when everyone was using the in store scanners to look for mis prices?!?!

So can you go along on a 10% (now 15%) off day and get 20-25% off total? (ie. is this stackable?) :-D

Original Poster

The second time I tried it was on the last 15% off day and they gave an extra 10% off the till price so yes. If you use the one at the paint mix machine they'll only give you 10% off mixed paint so find the big buzzer, most stores have one! Am doing loads of decorating at the moment so am going again tonight, I'll be expecting a ban or a sticker across the buzzer after this:-D

Original Poster

We could call the game Buzz base!:roll:
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