Posted 28th Dec 2022
Greggs stores are selling these ‘poker’ chips for £2 each, to be given to the homeless over the winter season. They entitle the person who returns them to ANY greggs store nationwide to a free hot drink and hot meal.

I bought a few earlier, and spoke with the store manager to ensure that this is accepted at any Greggs store, and that the initiative is nationwide, so please, if I can ask anyone for anything this year, PLEASE go and buy a tenners worth, and donate them to the homeless on the streets through this bitter winter period.

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    Or just give the homeless person some money and let them decide where to eat… Greggs jumping on the bandwagon as usual. Shameless corporation.
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    Most of them probably won't be buying food if you done that
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    I used to buy an old homeless man, his favourite Greggs pizza slice and a Latte, also gave him some sweet treats, until one day I was told, he wasn't homeless, he had his own flat and his social worker was trying to stop him begging, I haven't seen him around for a couple of years but I hope he's ok,
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    The local beggars near me are in council homeless units getting 3 meals a day help to claim higher UC and still beg and claim they have nothing, I have seen them literally steal cookies from Greggs, Subway etc and if caught talk about how poor they are.

    The real homeless are the ones who lose out.
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    That seems to be a Billy Chip:
    billychip.com/about/

    Nothing to do with Greggs, and greggs don't mention it on their site. Though possibly the greggs in bristol still do it:
    facebook.com/The…09/
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    Yep seems to mainly be a Bristol thing. Greggs are shown as a partner on the BillyChip website, but its not Greggs idea and is probably best to check on the BillyChip site as I expect its quite local as to which stores are doing this.
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    It's a brilliant initiative by Greggs and should be in deals for greater publicity and as it is an obvious saving.
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    I did put it in deals but was moved here by admin
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    I'll start the 3D printer and grow my beard out
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    Probably better to give your £2 /£10 to a charity that helps the homeless.
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    Thought the Billy chip was just for Brtistol and not nationwide.
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    The c£2.79 greggs bags on TooGoodToGo would feed them for a couple of days
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    yes because storing food in the open in 30c heat in the summer is safe hmm.
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    Great idea.
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    This is an excellent idea,Ill usually pop in and get something to eat and a drink for a homeless person but this makes it a lot easier to help as many as possible now
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    let's hope that non managers, I.e. all staff, including part time on weekends are aware of this offer.

    On further research, it's not nationwide but a trial mainly down south? (edited)
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    Brilliant idea hope it sticks and works
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    I prefer to give to animal charities to help those poor creatures abandoned to starve by thoughtless owners who didn't think about long term costs and the commitment needed after getting a dog or cat.
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    Good idea... pitch the idea , maybe Greggs can team up with them and make hamster bakes
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    Fab idea
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    But what do they mean by a hot drink and hot meal for £2 ?
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    Search spring surprise or crunchy frog
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