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Who does that twat Balonz think he is?
They've basically changed how they run their loyalty scheme. It used to be if you had a Waitrose card, you got money off various marked items in the store. Now, you have go online and see what items are discounted, and choose them in advance, and you can only pick a certain number and you can't change them. It's bullshit. BULLSHIT.
You get 20% off yes? Just hook it all up to booze. I'll have their Jaipur straight on it.
They have say, 50 items on offer, and you can choose 10 of them or something.
Didn't save me SHIT.
Never bothered to get one, I get free coffee at work
You bet I do!
"Scan Waitrose Card Now."
"Calculating... You have saved 0p"
Just not worth the wallet real estate
but with Ikea family
and make yourself one without the card. I've done it a few times a week for the past two years and no one has ever said anything. Most of the time I just go in for the coffee and no one bats and eyelid.
you have to get them at the checkout.
I took delivery of some logs for our log burner last week, they were advertised as silver birch but a good third of them is ... something else... ash I think.
Ha! They saw you coming pal.
you made the same joke as balonz
I thought he was being okay with me when I was moaning about HOUSE PRICES but you can never tell.
I am a bit concerned I will no longer be near a large Waitrose in my job change.
I mean my new job.
come to think of it, I have no idea about what you do for a living!
There is a large Waitrose (on Whitecross Street) within a few mins walk from your new office.
How do you get a free coffee everyday?
The free coffee is shit, and drinking it makes you look like a tight-arse. You might as well have no coffee as there is no upside.
apart from *occasionally* sending you vouchers for free tea and cake through the post (which is obviously very nice) it has NO OTHER REDEEMING FEATURES
standing in a shop for twats getting free coffe. Oh Im such a success. Cunts.
smug as fuck, looking at all the plebs. You make me sick.
I walk out of that one and get on my bus. I do try and feel superior to everyone else on the bus though, if that helps.
and you burn your groinal area (nothing too serious, but enough to make you take stock of your life)
Shop with loyal customers, who don't want to be there with hoi polloi hanging around, being offered a bad version of a product they are happy to pay for, for free, to try and foster a loyalty that they already have? So you just get a queue of dickheads who like it, because free stuff is always brilliant, dorking up the shop for everyone else.
But then I hate nearly all loyalty cards*
*there might be some exceptions to this.
just walk up to the machine, press button, drink ok drink.
for everything that is wrong with the world.
But I can't articulate it sadly, so you are on your own.
(something like; peoples obsession with free/discounted stuff, but this time in a premium environment making them think they are both affluent and thrifty at the same time. "Yeah I like aspirational products, and good service which i am aware comes at a cost, but I also like to have things for free, even if they are definitely shit versions of things I would otherwise be happy to pay for in their better quality form")
because a premium shop values them enough to give them something free. Like they desperately need the validation and then have the 'coffee drinkers' lifestyle like they are a high roller in New York or something. Pathetic.
but said much better. Good job.
Nice to work with you HimmyHuntspill
i didn't feel like it was all that was wrong with the world, but it was definitely a negative feeling