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Freebie and Competition News (Part 2)

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It seems that the Latest Deals website is struggling to cope with the chat I started, over 4 years ago, due to the volume of comments! So I am starting a new chat and waving goodbye to over 10,000 comments and starting fresh.

So where were we????

I thought it might be a nice idea to share our recent finds and discuss these on Chat. Whether it be a fab freebie or a spectacular win (or maybe it's just me being super nosey so you can tell me to take a long jump!) I thought it would be fun to report what we've been receiving.

And those of you that are 'Super Hunters' you might like to share some tips.

What do you think? Worthwhile topic or naff?

Ceebers
10 months ago
What do you think of this?
sunny101
sunny1015 days ago

A couple of freebies this morning, I hope lots of you managed to get them too. Another 'Scandal' sample through a magazine ad and a Flexitol duo. ( I can't remember the source 🙄 )

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Moonstone22
Moonstone224 days ago

sunny101 Well done getting the freebies xx

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn5 days ago

Amazingly, the post had come by 11am. I got the flexitol samples.

Also, I managed to cash in another survey £5.

Popped up town and got some more christmas/halloween/stuff for me. I hope to start wrapping presents this Saturday.

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sunny101
sunny1015 days ago

ShellyAnn I'm glad you also got the Flexitol - I like that product! Well done on the survey cash-in, I'm really close to rewards on three sites but not getting the options to reach the final level. 😆 I've also just started on the 'C' shopping with a jade roller on this site - will make a friend happy.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn5 days ago

Ok everyone, I've had email from DPD saying they are collecting the dog food tomorrow and to have the address of where it is going clearly stated on the box, but what is the address for home tester club? there's nothing on their website. The only info I found online was an address in london, but that might be head office, not where the items get sent out from. I have no idea where this parcel is going to. What should I do? Put this london address on the front? All this and it wasn't even my fault I received it.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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5 days ago

Stick the London address on. If they have not provided you with anything else what more can you do??? Good luck! Xx

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn5 days ago

Ceebers I've just had an email from DPD saying 'as requested your collection has been cancelled'. What? I didn't do anything. I'm going to have to email those muppets as home tester club.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn5 days ago

Update on this home tester club dog food debacle:

- I have contacted Hill's pet food to let them know how the product trial is going just in case home tester club have not told them and are attempting to get away with their mistake without their client knowing. It's not Hill's pet food's fault, but I feel they should know what kind of company they are dealing with and how home tester club have been treating their members.

- there is no message option on home tester club's facebook page. There was one at instagram. I have sent a message asking what the hell is going on. I note they have not updated their instagram page since August, so it doesn't look like much action is going on there.

- I found the corporate page for home tester club, ie, were clients would go to contact them. I sent a message on that page which went through. Funny how the contact page for members doesn't work.

- I am so close to deleting my membership with home tester club now. they are making my blood boil.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn5 days ago

update! THE CEO OF HOME TESTER CLUB HIMSELF HAS REPLIED WITH AN APOLOGY! yes!!!! this is how you do it when you a fiesty cow like me. the ceo sent me an email saying they will be sending through full details of the return and the address, etc. He said sorry as this isn't how they normally do business etc.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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4 days ago

Result! Seriously the steps you have to go to get a response. I very rarely get anything form that site and it's not one I rate at all. Proof positive of this is your feedback. Xx

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly254 days ago

I’m glad you got a response ShellyAnn. It was very poor customer service. Shocking really.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 days ago

It is ridiculous the lengths you have had to go to get an answer from them. I deleted my home testers club account ages ago and after hearing this I'm glad I did. Absolutely shocking customer service.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

MrsCraig gerrykelly25 Ceebers I wouldn't be so sure I really did manage to get anywhere. After the CEO sent me an email saying sorry and I would be getting full details of where to address the food etc, and that this isn't their usual way of operating, I then received another copy of the email they sent out last Friday night ordering us to be home and then I had an email asking for a video of my dog eating the food! Are they trolling me? Have they just completely lost it in the office? As of right now, 9.48am, I have no clue what on earth is going on. If they continue being this much of a pain in the butt, I'm thinking of taking the dog food outside and setting it on fire and filming it and photographing it and saying to them here's your dog food video and review. With my temper, I wouldn't put it past me to do this.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly254 days ago

ShellyAnn you make me laugh! 😄

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

gerrykelly25 here's another update. I've had a text message and an email saying DPD are coming tomorrow between 9-5pm to pick it up and yet again to make sure it is clearly marked as to where it is going to. I don't know where it is going to. no one will tell me. I'm so done with this.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly254 days ago

ShellyAnn I bet you feel like screaming 😱

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sunny101
sunny1014 days ago

ShellyAnn I'm just catching up! It appears that you are not the only one, this was a serious blunder and it's being reported all over the place. 🙄 Makes me think the 'you must be in' order was to cover someones rear end and get it all back asap. 😆

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

sunny101 I have a tread up at facebook and basically they sent it to all cat owners, not dog. Turns out other people have been trying to contact home tester club to ask what is going on and what is this magical returns address? No one has had a reply. I've just posted the latest email I've had from them. I'm am so sick of them words fail me right now.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

gerrykelly25 Oh yes, yes yes. I do. I hate bad communication and not knowing what is going on. They have just sent a new email... I think they are starting to get concerned about their reputation especially as people like me are making sure it is known on facebook and social media and also making sure that Hill's pet food know all about it. The moral of the story is yes, people make mistakes. own it. Say sorry. issue clear polite instructions to your members on what you are doing to rectify the situation and what you would like them to do. This is a great example of not what to do if as a company you drop the ball.

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sunny101
sunny1014 days ago

ShellyAnn To be honest, I've never had much success with them as a tester even though I complete the questions through to telephone number. I've been seriously thinking of unsubscribing. The recent blunder will do their cred no good whatsoever. 🙄

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Moonstone22
Moonstone224 days ago

ShellyAnn Reading through your updates on the home tester club debacle made me laugh, I'm glad you got a response from the CEO, hopefully things will get resolved soon xx

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
3 days ago

ShellyAnn Sorry to hear this debacle is still not sorted. Xx

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

In other news, yesterday I hit the target for a £5 voucher at one of my survey sites. I ordered it. Nothing has arrived. So I've now messaged them to say um, where is my voucher? Got to be honest, I'm so sick of having to chase things up, having to do battle to get anywhere. I just want to go sit on an island for a month with no contact with any humans in person or online. All I seem to do is fight for things at the moment.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone224 days ago

ShellyAnn Right there with you, there are so many hurdles to get through and problems to sort this year, when one thing gets sorted another pops up xx

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
3 days ago

The answer is to just scale back and not enter so much. It makes for an easier life. I did that years ago. I only enter for things I really want. If I did not get the thing, I will only buy it if I really wanted it. Goes to show, luckily, there is not much I want these days. I live. very minimalist life and have done for years. More cleansing for my soul. Xx

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 days ago

I strangely enjoy entering surveys and comps but I don't get hung up on it. There are some days when I don't enter comps as I don't feel like it. I make sure the important things get done first and then if I have time I do surveys and comps. I stopped using Twitter and Instagram a while ago and found my mental health improved.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

here's the latest email from home tester club:

Hi there,

We appreciate your continued patience.

We truly apologize for the mix up. This is certainly not our regular operating procedure, and definitely not the way we want to be perceived by our members.

We have set up a DPD collection to come and retrieve the dog food from you but unfortunately DPD determines the pickup date and time.

We apologize for the cancellation and understand your frustrations, we have been told that the pickup will happen this week so please hold onto your food. If you are not able to be at home at the time of collection, please leave your food on your doorstep for DPD to collect.

You do not need to put a returns address on the carton as DPD will do this upon collection however if you would prefer, you can use Hercules 11 Titan Drive, Peterborough, PE1 5XN

We are greatly appreciative for your cooperation!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

The Home Tester Club Team.

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sunny101
sunny1014 days ago

ShellyAnn At least everyone will know the address now - you are naughty! (a pity they're not as efficient/strong as their address...... Hercules, Titan 😂)

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 days ago

sunny101 if anyone here see the address, then good, make a note of it as you might need it in the future and you can't get hold of anyone to ask it.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone224 days ago

ShellyAnn It's great they gave you proper instructions this time, it's so frustrating when they leave things half open with nowhere to go xx

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly253 days ago

At least that is much clearer and they have finally given you the address. Why didn’t they do that in the first place?

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn3 days ago

gerrykelly25 Why indeed. what on earth was going on there? I have no words for any of it. The dog food has been collected now and I hope I never hear of it again.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly253 days ago

ShellyAnn it was all just a bad dream 😀

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Moonstone22
Moonstone224 days ago

I've had back to back family birthdays the past two days it's been so hectic. 3 more competition prizes arrived today xx Image

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sunny101
sunny1014 days ago

Moonstone22 are these the teasers?......😆 Congrats. xx

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Moonstone22
Moonstone224 days ago

sunny101 lol, yes I guess they are, thank you xx

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 days ago

Congrats on your comp wins, you have done well with comps recently. Hopefully you have a few more wins before the end of the year.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly253 days ago

What’s in the packages Moonstone22? You can’t keep us guessing! You are very lucky at the moment.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
3 days ago

Congrats! Keep up the good work. I do not know where you find the time... I only just manage to get a few surveys done in the evenings. Xx

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn3 days ago

Moonstone22 well done on more prizes. I'm not going to be winning any for quite a while as I've thrown the towel in competition wise for a bit. I need a break I really do. All the tagging on social media too. I'm off social media for a while. Not sure how long yet. I just want to sit in front of the tv in the evening eating sweets looking at long haired men play guitar for a while. 😆 Recharge my batteries.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone223 days ago

MrsCraig Thank you, fingers crossed but I'm happy with everything I have so I wouldn't mind if I didn't win anymore xx

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Moonstone22
Moonstone223 days ago

gerrykelly25 Thank you, one of them is a designer tote bag and the other two are beauty products, they total up to £110 together xx

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Moonstone22
Moonstone223 days ago

Ceebers Thank you, I enter them for a couple of hours a day, mostly in the evenings while I'm watching TV xx

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Moonstone22
Moonstone223 days ago

ShellyAnn Thank you, I think taking time out is for the best, having to chase things up all the time must be very stressful. I like the way you think, tv, sweets and music sounds perfect xx

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly253 days ago

Moonstone22 wow, that’s excellent!

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn3 days ago

Moonstone22 Men + long hair + guitars = heaven! I'm a woman with simple tastes. 🤣

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2217 hours ago

gerrykelly25 Thank you xx

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 days ago

I gave away some of my son's toys for free today. I was having a clear out before his birthday and Christmas and wanted someone else to enjoy them like he had. The woman who collected them gave our wee man a bag of freddos as a thank you, which I thought was so kind of her and my son was delighted with his freddos.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
3 days ago

That is really thoughtful and kind. I am sure the new recipient will be thrilled. Xx

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 days ago

Ceebers she has twins and she said that they were absolutely delighted and loved the toys. I just thought he will be getting new things for his birthday and Christmas and he doesn't play with these ones anymore so someone else should enjoy them xx

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