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Halfords British Cycling discount to change

apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
edited October 2018 in Commuting chat
Received this email today:

From Monday 1 October, the way in which you redeem your Halfords 10% discount will change. To receive your 10% discount on in-store cycling items, you’ll need to present your membership card and a monthly voucher that can be found on the member benefits page. This code will change each month and can be presented either digitally or as a print out.

There are a number of notable changes:

*Terms and conditions
• Discount is supplied to British Cycling members with a valid British Cycling Membership card and discount voucher.
• 10% off is valid on any cycling-related purchase, excludes gift vouchers and Halfords Autocentres.
• May not be used in conjunction with any other voucher.
• Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other instore promotions.
• Discount not applicable on sale items.
• Discount can only be used once per transaction but may be used as many times during the month.
• Discount is not redeemable for cash.
• Exclusive to British Cycling Members.
• Discount is not redeemable online.

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  • apreading wrote:
    Received this email today:

    From Monday 1 October, the way in which you redeem your Halfords 10% discount will change. To receive your 10% discount on in-store cycling items, you’ll need to present your membership card and a monthly voucher that can be found on the member benefits page. This code will change each month and can be presented either digitally or as a print out.

    There are a number of notable changes:

    *Terms and conditions
    • Discount is supplied to British Cycling members with a valid British Cycling Membership card and discount voucher.
    • 10% off is valid on any cycling-related purchase, excludes gift vouchers and Halfords Autocentres.
    • May not be used in conjunction with any other voucher.
    • Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other instore promotions.
    • Discount not applicable on sale items.
    • Discount can only be used once per transaction but may be used as many times during the month.
    • Discount is not redeemable for cash.
    • Exclusive to British Cycling Members.
    • Discount is not redeemable online.

    "10% off is valid on any cycling-related purchase"
    " Discount not applicable on sale items"
    "Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other instore promotions."

    Ar$e to that then. The fact it applied to anything in store other than technology and stacked with in store sales was one of the reasons I remained BC rather than CTC.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,556
    Looks like I will be seriously reconsidering next year's BC renewal. Saved a fortune in the past, makes other suppliers look more preferable.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • What’s even worse is the change to the CRC discount. It’s now only valid for £150+ purchases and you only get £10 off.
    BC are going to get a lot of grief about this when people get wind of it.

    For me the overall value is probably still worth it, but in previous years a decent purchase from CRC would more than cover my membership fee and subsequent discounts were a bonus.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    Eh? I didnt know that about CRC discount. Not happy about that...

    I will still keep my BC membership running though - their solicitor got me £20,000 compensation and over £5,000 of medical bills paid for when I was T-boned by a taxi driver a couple of years ago. The membership was well worth it that year!
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 635
    apreading wrote:
    Eh? I didnt know that about CRC discount. Not happy about that...

    I will still keep my BC membership running though - their solicitor got me £20,000 compensation and over £5,000 of medical bills paid for when I was T-boned by a taxi driver a couple of years ago. The membership was well worth it that year!

    Also 10% Evans. You need a code emailing after filling out BC form. My last attempt never arrived, so I called and they emailed it manually.

    Dave
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 635
    Why the Halfords change then? Stop people joining once and getting discount forever?
    Last time I used it, they never even looked at my card, just scanned a code.
    Dave
  • I've made the point to the guys in store that the BC discount is the main reason I buy from them - with the discount it's the same price as online but I can get it on the way home from work rather than the following day (or later in some cases).

    The CRC discount has been no use to me: I rarely buy £100+ in one go and the last time I did, the discount didn't work anyway.

    Hopefully Evans will keep doing the discount now I've finally got my code/voucher for it.

    The change is from Monday? I've not had an email about it...
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 635
    I've made the point to the guys in store that the BC discount is the main reason I buy from them - with the discount it's the same price as online but I can get it on the way home from work rather than the following day (or later in some cases).

    The CRC discount has been no use to me: I rarely buy £100+ in one go and the last time I did, the discount didn't work anyway.

    Hopefully Evans will keep doing the discount now I've finally got my code/voucher for it.

    The change is from Monday? I've not had an email about it...

    They should price match to their own online price, then apply 10% discount.

    No email here either.

    Dave
  • -Dash-Dash Posts: 179
    I think it was prior only for cycling related purchases right? Just most staff didn't care enough to realise and would just get the book out and scan it. The systems didn't care either.

    It's a shame though. It will likely mean I just order stuff online for delivery from elsewhere. There were occasions I'd use halfords price match + british cycling discount for things they had in stock like tyres.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    No, it genuinely used to be on anything. I think it may have changed a couple of years ago but staff didnt cotton on. Maybe the still wont although more likely if you have to show a voucher which probably spells it out.
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    atomixers wrote:
    What’s even worse is the change to the CRC discount. It’s now only valid for £150+ purchases and you only get £10 off.
    BC are going to get a lot of grief about this when people get wind of it.
    Now that is shite! Glad I got a big order of bits in this month.

    I blame wiggle. Be very disappointed if Evans disappear now :-(
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,556
    Just fired off email to BC over this as not happy and also unsubscribed from Halfords and told them why. Won't change anything but made me feel better.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • apreading wrote:
    • Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other instore promotions.
    • Discount not applicable on sale items.
    These two are not changes. They have been in the t&cs for a while now.
  • wongataa wrote:
    apreading wrote:
    • Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other instore promotions.
    • Discount not applicable on sale items.
    These two are not changes. They have been in the t&cs for a while now.
    Just checked the wayback machine and you are correct. That was added sometime between June and September 2017.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    Nuts, I never realised there was an Evans discount too tbf I only used the Halfords one once to buy a Boardman
  • If its a straight choice between BC and CyclingUK (CTC) membership then CyclingUK wins every time for me. I'd rather the funds go towards campaigning for everyone to have safe cycling rather than funds going to elite sports events. Anything that helps get the UK on a bike is going to be a winner in my book.
  • TonyJams wrote:
    If its a straight choice between BC and CyclingUK (CTC) membership then CyclingUK wins every time for me. I'd rather the funds go towards campaigning for everyone to have safe cycling rather than funds going to elite sports events. Anything that helps get the UK on a bike is going to be a winner in my book.

    I know now that that is the right answer, but historically I've never felt that cycling uk stood up for me; given their previous calling for no segregated lanes; and I wasn't a tourer, but a kid cycling to school and back, and then to work or back. the local CTC group doesn't want to change away from CTC, so I don't engage with them...

    Whereas I've always felt a connection to the offroad MTB sport of BC...

    I changed over this year, intending to do both to keep the BC discount and support the Cycle Campaign, now I won't bother renewing BC.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • kingdavkingdav Posts: 416
    This move to tighten up the rules on discount stacking doesn't seem too surprising.

    It's been reported in the news this week that Halfords have put in a bid to save Evans, something of a relief, that they won't be lost, but what will it mean? Some areas having Evans, cyclerepublic and halfords and few LBSs remaining will be effectively served by something of a monopoly. Halfords must be considering rationalising the store numbers in certain areas. Evans being under pressure must mean that the margins can't really support the pricematching and discounting that has been going on and John Lewis attribute some of their problems to their price-match policy.

    Whilst it's nice to get stuff cheap, lets remember that not everyone on the other side of the counter has much in the way of job security at the moment.
  • Just been in the cycling UK weekly email that the CTC discounts is going the same way, vouchers issues monthly too
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    Renewed my BC membership at beginning of the month but still not has a new membership card through yet, must chase that up. I've got a discount code available to me through work that gets me 10% too so will use that if I need to.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,562
    Oh censored .

    Ah well, I am looking to get a new car, and a horrendously expensive (to me) house extension, so this is good impetus to cut back on the spending. CRC, Halfords & Evans were three of the biggest recipients.
    Wouldn't have bought Boardman Hybrid last year without it.
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  • condormancondorman Posts: 811
    Does anyone know if you can get the 10% discount when paying for a Boardman bike with a cycle to work voucher as it says may not be used with any other voucher. 10% discount works out at a tidy £130.
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