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Old 17-01-2009, 21:57
northerntoon
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Hello

i read in the guardian that you can pay a monthly direct debit and they send you vouchers to exchange at newsagents for the paper, saving money on the cost price.

has anyone done this? and if so do most newsagents acept them?
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Old 18-01-2009, 07:40
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I signed up yesterday, since I buy The Guardian/Observer every day.

The vouchers don't start until 9th Feb, so its too early to answer your question about newsagents accepting them, but other newspapers have had similar schemes for some time, so I would think they do. I normally by from a Tesco Express.
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Old 18-01-2009, 11:03
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A relative does this, but with the Daily Telegraph, and when he comes to stay I sometimes get his paper when I go to the shop. I've found that most shops accept the vouchers, although one smallish Londis wouldn't; but bizarrely Marks and Spencer Simply Food won't accept them (they do sell papers, obviously).
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Old 20-01-2009, 17:02
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My local newsagent won't accept newspaper vouchers, nor do I fancy a hike up to Tesco Express just to get the Guardian with a subs voucher. Oh well, I'm 10p down a day.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:33
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Neither my local newsagent or an M&S shop accepted my voucher this morning...eventually got it accepted in a shop just near work. Not happy!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 19:53
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Tesco Express (which happens to be my nearest shop) accepted mine this morning.
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Old 10-02-2009, 13:03
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Yeah I've found that. Sadly not my nearest shop though - guess I'll just have to think of the money being saved...!
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Old 19-02-2009, 01:43
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Not everyone wants to accept newspaper vouchers as they are alot of hassle to deal with trust me i know, i do it every day.
It is also no doubt easier for for the larger companies to not accept them then they wont need to have the hassle of getting them sent in and some smaller news agents wont as they need to have the credit to pay for the papers before they get the voucher credit back.
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Old 22-02-2009, 22:18
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I do this with The Times. Every newsagent I've used has accepted them-though some of them spend ages working out how to put them through the till!!
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Old 23-02-2009, 07:25
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Take my advice and buy the Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday instead. It's a far better quality paper, written by realists who can spell and punctuate correctly, and it's considerably cheaper as well.
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Old 23-02-2009, 09:56
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Take my advice and buy the Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday instead. It's a far better quality paper, written by realists who can spell and punctuate correctly, and it's considerably cheaper as well.
They get plenty of practice writing the Mail's whopping retractions column.

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Old 06-03-2009, 23:57
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Glad to see that the Guardian has finally got their subscription service up and running. I was looking at starting a sub last spring/ summer when my Times sub expired, I like to change every few years having read Telegraph previously, but they seemed to be undergoing some changes. Might give them a go this summer then!

In my experience most of the local newsagents are happy to accept vouchers. The subscription hotline can tell you which ones if you enquire about home delivery too.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:46
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My mum started a subscription and has been on holiday for a week so sent me her vouchers for that week. I've had no problems with using them at the WHSmith at the station that I work, nor at my local Budgens shop.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:32
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Yep I've found that Tesco, WH Smith and Budgens (probably most supermarket chains) are happy to accept. If you live in a small village/area with just a local newsagent though you may be stuck.

Have any subscribers had their next voucher booklet yet? I subscribed at the start and got three months worth, which now has a week left to run, but I've had nothing through the post. I wouldn't mind but it says in the booklet that the next set would arrive "well in advance", has anyone has their's yet?
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Old 01-05-2009, 20:37
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Have any subscribers had their next voucher booklet yet? I subscribed at the start and got three months worth, which now has a week left to run, but I've had nothing through the post. I wouldn't mind but it says in the booklet that the next set would arrive "well in advance", has anyone has their's yet?
Mine arrived today.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:23
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I've subscribed to The Times this way for around 18 months or so and have never had any problems-though a few assistants have trouble deciding how to register it on the tills!
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