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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Save 8.50 Reply with quote

Waitrose 10 off 50
Newspaper-based voucher
Discount: 10 off 50 Who for: Anyone
Get by: Sat 8 Jan Use by: Sun 16 Jan
How: Buy The Times on Sat 8 Jan (1.50), cut out voucher and take to your nearest Waitrose.
Restrictions: To be used in one single transaction. One voucher per person. Not valid online. The voucher cannot be used on tobacco, stamps, mobile top ups, e-Top up vouchers, lottery purchases, Gift Vouchers, cash back transactions, car park charges or petrol.

The voucher can be used in UK Waitrose stores only, but not in coffee shops, motorway service stations, petrol stations, Boots and Waitrose Cookery School. It cannot be used with any other discount or offer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant! Stock up! Buy more than one Times - it shouldn't be difficult for two of you to spend 100 in Waitrose.

I wish we had a Waitrose nearby (nearest one, not counting the tiny useless one in the city centre, is 20 miles away, an exciting game of rushin' roulette along the A46 with a load of roadworks)

Waitrose do a lot of that sort of thing in the Telegraph as well; usually it's something for free (last Easter they did chocolate hot cross buns), which would be fine if they supplied the stores with enough to meet demand.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip-off Rachel! Our Waitrose is not far up in CMK and it's a big one. To coin a phrase... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They did a 5 voucher last year in the Sun ( oh the shame of it- having to buy The Sun). Our Waitrose is just a ten minute walk away, it's not huge but it has everything we need, and an underground car-park too which is like a really difficult 3D platform game, filled with all sorts of hidden hazards, in the shape of really old people whom have no sense of direction or spatial awareness and are unable to see, hear, drive, park or return their trolleys to the trolley point, they do however possess a killer homing-instinct for me. On the upside they move very slowly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a Sainsbury's underground carpark in the exotically-named "centre:mk" with similar obstacles of the Old People kind, too.

Some old geezer recently attempted to drive out of his parking space with a pillar at his front nearside wheel. All he had to do was drive out through 90 degrees (if you get my drift) not turning until he'd cleared the post. But no. He immediately did a 45 degree turn - and modified the design of the whole of the nearside of his car. I stood there exclaiming "I don't believe it! I just don't believe it!".

And he was wearing a cloth cap of the sort that Old People wear when they're driving!

My wife has threatened to buy me one and calls me Victor Meldrew. Can't think why.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
really old people whom... are unable to... return their trolleys to the trolley point,


There are a lot of younger people who seem to have that affliction as well.

To assist drainage, our Sainsbury's car park is not level. Some people just leave their trolleys where they've emptied them, and if it's windy they are apt to roll downhill and into a parked car. Ours usually. It's not as if there aren't enough trolley bays within a few yards - some people even aim their trolley at the bay and push - I know what I'd like to aim at them...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever since Morrisons opened two stores near where I live Tesco have been sending me coupons every week giving me 10 off if I spend 30 or more and a petrol coupon on top

Why would I want to shop anywhere else considering the nearest Waitrose is 110 miles away in Abergavenny?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news for Waitrose today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12120061
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon said: To assist drainage, our Sainsbury's car park is not level.

Same as my local Waitrose car park, except it's under cover so doesn't get rained on. It's so annoying when I have a trolley-full of bags and am trying to transfer them into the boot whilst at the same time stopping the trolley from rolling away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:

Why would I want to shop anywhere else considering the nearest Waitrose is 110 miles away in Abergavenny?


Confused
There's one much closer to your stated location than that.

It will be interesting to see whether the newsagents and stores have any copies of The Times available for general sale on Saturday.

The Telegraph is giving away "The Matt Roberts 20-minute Fitness Plan" this weekend: a 48 page guide on Saturday and a DVD on Sunday. I don't forsee any supply problems with that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Save 8.50 Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Waitrose 10 off 50
Newspaper-based voucher
Discount: 10 off 50 Who for: Anyone


This thread could have been titled 'SPEND 40 AT WAITROSE' even if you don't need to! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron do you happen to know of a branch of Waitrose nearer than 100 miles to Chester?

I mention it simply because I have in the past been to a couple of their stores and was quite impressed with the quality of their goods although I have to say that everything is ridiculously overpriced compared to Tesco Asda Morrisons etc and I would guess that even using their coupon most shoppers would still end up paying more than in most other supermarkets

I've nothing against Waitrose except for their prices and it would be handy to know of a local branch should I need their services
I know I could probably check on line but as you mentioned the subject in your post I thought you just might happen to know being the fount of all knowledge on such matters Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point of my original post was only to pass on details of a voucher in the press. Where people shop and whether or not they use the voucher is matter for them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
The point of my original post was only to pass on details of a voucher in the press. Where people shop and whether or not they use the voucher is matter for them.


As we have a large branch of Waitrose within reasonable reach of my wife's purse (the one that always seems to have a large hole in it on account of the fact that what goes into it seems to find its way out PDQ), I found your information most useful, Rachel. Thank you. My wife will be especially grateful.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Ron do you happen to know of a branch of Waitrose nearer than 100 miles to Chester?

I mention it simply because I have in the past been to a couple of their stores and was quite impressed with the quality of their goods although I have to say that everything is ridiculously overpriced compared to Tesco Asda Morrisons etc and I would guess that even using their coupon most shoppers would still end up paying more than in most other supermarkets

I've nothing against Waitrose except for their prices and it would be handy to know of a local branch should I need their services
I know I could probably check on line but as you mentioned the subject in your post I thought you just might happen to know being the fount of all knowledge on such matters Smile


I know of one branch less than 100 miles from Chester Ruddles and I'm sure there are more.

The nearest one is Sandbach, if you are in Chester.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen I'm very grateful

Whilst it's still a fair treck at least it's a bit nearer than I thought
I really do think that if they wish to be taken as serious competition with the likes of Tesco Asda etc they need to open a lot more stores in the North of England

I'm surprised they missed the chance when Morrisons took over Safeway a few years ago and were forced to sell off many of their northern stores by the Competition Commission

Perhaps they feel that their excessively high prices are more geared towards London and the South East where people seem to be more used to being ripped off Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waitrose are no different from Sainsburys in having few stores certain parts of the country. I've been in Cheshire 27 years where I was delighted to find Sainsbury's almost on my doorstep! It must have been at least 10-15 years later that they opened a store in the North East and even then it wasn't in a major town.

The same can be said of Morrisons who don't have many branches if any in the South. There will always be regional variations in stores even if they promote their goods in national newspapers and magazines.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very noticeable how much Sainsburys has expanded the number of stores in the North compared to a few years ago

Perhaps Waitrose now need to do the same

I do know that Morrisons have quite a few branches in South Wales and the South West but I'm not sure about other Southern areas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Perhaps Waitrose now need to do the same


The company (part of The John Lewis Partnership) has reported very good trading fugures (something like 9% up, year on year) for the last quarter of 2010 and as a result they're going to be adding about 40 new stores in the coming year, so it's possible that you'll benefit.

I like Waitrose. It's certainly a better class of store and well suited to posh people like wot I is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waitrose does have an alliance with Booths for the purpose of buying and distribution from suppliers. There are benefits to both in economies of scale which enables them to compete on price with the bigger players like Tesco and Asda. They do in any case guarantee to match Tesco's prices for the basic range of popular branded goods

There has obviously been a tacit agreement not to muscle in on each other's territory, and hence Waitrose has not yet expanded on a large scale into the North West, although I do believe they have a new store planned in Preston, a stone's throw away from a Booths.

This has allowed them to expand into other lucrative areas - they are about to open several stores in the Channel Islands, for example.

They have looked for suitable sites in and around Nottingham, but have been outbid on each occasion by Tesco, which has no less than 24, seven of them Extra, 24hr stores, within five miles of the city centre.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must admit I'm lucky to have Waitrose, Sainsburys, and Tesco where I live + Morrison's about 7 miles away, Asda about 9 so really I'm spoilt for choice. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Must admit I'm lucky to have Waitrose, Sainsburys, and Tesco where I live + Morrison's about 7 miles away, Asda about 9 so really I'm spoilt for choice. Smile

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Me too, I can walk to Waitrose, Tesco, a large CO-OP and a Sainsbury's Local but Waitrose food is of a much better provenance than Tesco, especially in the meat and fish departments, also most branded goods are a similar price to the other stores - so if you care about what you eat, it's a no brainer really.

Tesco is the closest to us, so I'll go there to get a Times in the morning. Smile Tesco is good for washing powder and other cleaning poducts... you have to shop smart these days- they might sell everything you need under one roof but you don't have to buy everything you need from under the same roof.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Waitrose food is of a much better provenance than Tesco, especially in the meat and fish departments, also most branded goods are a similar price to the other stores - so if you care about what you eat, it's a no brainer really.


That's cuz ur posh like wot we is, innit. Know'wha' mean, like?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearest proper Waitrose to us is a massive one in (posh) Kenilworth, opened couple of years ago, never shopped there but daughter has. A new one will open this year in Stratford-upon-Avon.

There is a not-so-proper Waitrose near us on the M6 services, again never shopped there. The spend 40 offer doesn't apply to service stations.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Must admit I'm lucky to have Waitrose, Sainsburys, and Tesco where I live + Morrison's about 7 miles away, Asda about 9 so really I'm spoilt for choice. Smile

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Me too, I can walk to Waitrose, Tesco, a large CO-OP and a Sainsbury's Local but Waitrose food is of a much better provenance than Tesco, especially in the meat and fish departments, also most branded goods are a similar price to the other stores - so if you care about what you eat, it's a no brainer really.

Tesco is the closest to us, so I'll go there to get a Times in the morning. Smile Tesco is good for washing powder and other cleaning poducts... you have to shop smart these days- they might sell everything you need under one roof but you don't have to buy everything you need from under the same roof.


Indeed not. Asda is best (around here) for washing powder and cleaning stuff - they buy in special consignments of the major brands, pile it high and sell it at a deeply discounted price (which might serve to illustrate just how much profit there is for someone normally).

I have an Asda and a Sainsbury within 20 minutes walking distance, and a Tesco Express 7 minutes away. We do the bulk weekly shop at Sainsbury, which is by far the better laid-out, cleaner and generally nicer place to go around, but I will "cherry-pick" and get some things, which I know to be a lot cheaper, from Asda.

It is worth remembering that, while the supermarkets like to promote an image of benevolence in providing the cheapest trolley-load, almost all the special offers and promotional activities are paid for not by them but by the manufacturers, who even have to pay the stores for prime shelving space.

The quality of fresh meat, fruit and veg at all supermarkets is disappointing (though not as bad as some we experienced on holiday in France last year). The local market has two greengrocer's stalls and they are better; it also has one of those butcher's lorries but I keep well clear of it. There is a farm shop 20 mins walk in the opposite direction, and I try to use that most weeks. It has been there for as long as I can remember, and has grown from being a very small operation to a big and very popular one, as most farm shops are these days. I do wonder about the provenance of what they sell, and I also wonder how long it will be before Tesco or similar takes an interest and starts buying them up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the Waitrose delivery service for a long time and it is excellent. I have recently started to use Ocado instead, they sell Waitrose 'own brand' stuff so clearly there is some affiliation with them.
However they are cheaper and offer 1 hour as oppose to two hour delivery windows.

Both services are good if you don't like going to supermarkets Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ocado was set up with logistical and financial assistance from John Lewis Partnership - their 29% shareholding has since been transferred to its Pension Fund.

It is successful but not yet profitable; a trading statement is due on Monday. The issue price of its share flotation last year had to be lowered to attract sceptical investors and initially the market price fell some way below even that.

In the last two months it has recovered, on sentiment that the shares may have been oversold, and on rumours of takeover interest by Morrisons (which doesn't have an online shopping site) or Marks and Spencer (which has stated it would like to extend its online shop into food).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information Ron, to tell the truth I'm only interested in what service they can offer, share prices and the like are not something that bothers me.
On the other hand if they went bust that might bother me a bit more but I would just go back to using Waitrose.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is scepticism in the City, and more especially in the trade, that it can survive, at least without a further injection of capital. John Lewis/Waitrose doesn't seem keen to take it back under their wing (they have other fish to fry at the moment) so a takeover by one of the other retailers seems likely, sooner or later.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I don't believe it.
The fitness bug must be as endemic as the flu one, because all the local shops had sold out of the Daily Telegraph. (Or perhaps it was the eight-page Ashes victory souvenir they were after - the Times one is tomorrow).

So anyway, loads of The Times available. Did you get yours, Rach?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah we got ours, Ron, and there's a huge pull-out Ashes victory souvenir thing in it too. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, have you now converted your 8.50 discount into tangible goods, Rachel? And if so, what did you buy? Not that I'm nosey or anything......

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not yet, Colin, I shop on Monday morning at 08:30.. usually spend around 75, mainly on fish, ham, bacon, flour, butter, eggs, those fresh pasta meal things and general stuff. So 8.50 off will pay for the, Cream Cakes and Mars Milk I take for my ladies that lunch this week. Smile
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Rachel wrote:
So 8.50 off will pay for the, Cream Cakes and Mars Milk I take for my ladies that lunch this week. Smile


Cream cakes? Yep, I'm on my way down there!! Smile

I've just been shopping in Tesco (yes, I know, it's slumming it a bit but bear with me). Well, not actually having to dodge the trollies or put up with the deliverate mis-placement of price tickets against items that are twice as much as the deal that looks too good, but virtual shopping with my new iPhone Tesco Shopping app.

It logs into your Tesco Clubcard Account (while, in my case, my other half's) and then go round the house bar-coding items and adding them to her home delivery shopping list without her knowing!

So far, lots of cakes, beer, wine, more cakes, chocolate.......... Smile Smile

Do you think she'll suss me out?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think she will Colin Wink

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Helen May wrote:
I think she will Colin Wink


Update: She did. All I got was a very uncharitable "Either delete that lot immediately or get yer bl**dy money out and pay for it yourself!".

Boys and their toys. These women just don't understand.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Daily Telegraph tomorrow will contain a voucher for 10 off when you spend 60 at Waitrose stores.

Valid until 2nd June 2012.
Terms and conditions apply, presumably they'll be similar to the OP.
The Telegraph on Saturday costs 2, so the potential saving is 8.00
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also you can currently get a massive twelve pence a litre off fuel when you spend a minimum of 60 at Morrisons on or before Sunday27th

I don't normally shop there but might give it a try Smile
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Of course, it's not difficult to work out who's funding these incentives............
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Helen May wrote:
Waitrose are no different from Sainsburys in having few stores certain parts of the country. I've been in Cheshire 27 years where I was delighted to find Sainsbury's almost on my doorstep! It must have been at least 10-15 years later that they opened a store in the North East and even then it wasn't in a major town.
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I was in the village of Alderley Edge the other day and was a little surprised to see a Co-operative Store and a Waitrose Store side by side... I suppose it works because it's they probably have a different clientele altogether...however...neither had what I wanted Twisted Evil
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