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Thread: Guy Going Around Offering Eating Out Discounts!

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    I Had a guy at the door tonight, well spoken & well dressed.. he handed me a leaflet for a "Premier Card" telling me it entitles me to free food in certain places also money off in other places. All he asked was 20 and this is valid until july next year. has anyone else had this and what do you think? im always quite unsure of these people!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootz View Post
    I Had a guy at the door tonight, well spoken & well dressed.. he handed me a leaflet for a "Premier Card" telling me it entitles me to free food in certain places also money off in other places. All he asked was 20 and this is valid until july next year. has anyone else had this and what do you think? im always quite unsure of these people!!
    He's genuine,they ran the same promotion a couple of years ago.He was at our workplace on Friday.

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    It's a genuine sales offer: up to you and your eating-out habits to gauge whether it's worthwhile.......

    I'm sure a similar offer was run a couple of years ago: It's quite common in other areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootz View Post
    I Had a guy at the door tonight, well spoken & well dressed.. he handed me a leaflet for a "Premier Card" telling me it entitles me to free food in certain places also money off in other places. All he asked was 20 and this is valid until july next year. has anyone else had this and what do you think? im always quite unsure of these people!!
    Personally I would never ever buy anything from anybody who came a knocking at my door. It would not make any difference if they were genuine or not I still would not buy.

    I also do not believe that you could get Free Food from any Establishment in Caithness, just because your had bought a premier card.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

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    Hey had pictures of several establishments and what offers were available at each place, it was basically so many free meals per premises as long as you went with a pyaing customer and others you got say a 20% discount off your meal. I went out for cash and he was supposed to come back but never did lol, he must have had plenty of takers.

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    When I used to live in Inverness we got this sort of thing all the time. I think if you look at the actual places you can use the card you will find they are in cities and nowhere near you. Even living in Inverness and that was a good many years ago it would have been a struggle to find an eatery that was part of this "scheme". Not so cheap to get the money off if its a 5 hour to the central belt .........

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    Remember this from a few years ago and took the offer up then - a number of local eateries participated, it was very well used - easily saving more than the 20 fee. Would consider it again depending on the deals and places available...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hen Broon View Post
    Hey had pictures of several establishments and what offers were available at each place, it was basically so many free meals per premises as long as you went with a pyaing customer and others you got say a 20% discount off your meal. I went out for cash and he was supposed to come back but never did lol, he must have had plenty of takers.
    You say he had Photographs of several establishments that offer Free Food if you go with a Paying Customer.

    OK tell us the names of these Establishments. Also did you phone any of these extablishmets up to see if they know anything about this scheme.

    I know quite a few years ago this was brought up on WatchDog. What Happened was that a Leaflet was made up with Photographs of Local Establishments and Text saying that had all signed up for the Discount Card. Same Idea two dine for the price of one. Then when you went to book for a Meal either the establishment knew Nothing about the scheme, or you were hidden in an almose inaccessable table and were served only half portions. In the end it was not worth it.

    It is a case of "Tanstaffle", for those of you who do not know what this means here is a translation.

    There aint no such thing as a free lunch.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    You say he had Photographs of several establishments that offer Free Food if you go with a Paying Customer.

    OK tell us the names of these Establishments. Also did you phone any of these extablishmets up to see if they know anything about this scheme.

    I know quite a few years ago this was brought up on WatchDog. What Happened was that a Leaflet was made up with Photographs of Local Establishments and Text saying that had all signed up for the Discount Card. Same Idea two dine for the price of one. Then when you went to book for a Meal either the establishment knew Nothing about the scheme, or you were hidden in an almose inaccessable table and were served only half portions. In the end it was not worth it.

    It is a case of "Tanstaffle", for those of you who do not know what this means here is a translation.

    There aint no such thing as a free lunch.
    Don't know why your are so disbelieving of thisa nd what people are telling you about it. If you do not want to buy fair enough but do not knock something because you do not know about it.

    I have used the scheme more than once and it is genuine and backed by the hotels shown on the list. I have not seen this year's offers but Iwill be buying when he gets round to me.

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    I used this a couple of years ago, and it saved s!, Its well worth 20

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    I also used this a few years back and there were several places you could eat out in Thurso and Wick If my memory serves me correctly Halladale Inn at Melvich participated.Well worth 20.

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    Must admit that this seemed too good to be true, so we rang an establishment mentioned on it and they confirmed that it was genuine. Some really good savings, not sure if or when we'll use it but it's definitely the real deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    You say he had Photographs of several establishments that offer Free Food if you go with a Paying Customer.

    OK tell us the names of these Establishments. Also did you phone any of these extablishmets up to see if they know anything about this scheme.

    I know quite a few years ago this was brought up on WatchDog. What Happened was that a Leaflet was made up with Photographs of Local Establishments and Text saying that had all signed up for the Discount Card. Same Idea two dine for the price of one. Then when you went to book for a Meal either the establishment knew Nothing about the scheme, or you were hidden in an almose inaccessable table and were served only half portions. In the end it was not worth it.

    It is a case of "Tanstaffle", for those of you who do not know what this means here is a translation.

    There aint no such thing as a free lunch.
    Seems you have been proved wrong kodiak!!! Going by the posts on here anyway, seems there is such a thing as a "free lunch" or near enough free!!!!
    The world is a system its only how you work the sytem that counts...............

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    We had one of the cards a few years ago (before kids) and it paid for itself on its second outing!
    We used it quite a bit and saved a lot, but, this time we decided against it as we never get out for a meal.
    So if you are likely to eat out at the places on the card(at least two places or one place twice) its well worth it, but if you rarely go out its just a waste of money as you wont use it in the timescale!
    And at the time we got the card there were a couple of eateries on the way up from Inverness that had good discounts too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackeday View Post
    Seems you have been proved wrong kodiak!!! Going by the posts on here anyway, seems there is such a thing as a "free lunch" or near enough free!!!!
    Sure I could be wrong, no harm in being wrong but just careful.

    One thing I will say though, No one has yet posted any Names of any Establishment in Caithness who accept the Premier card, so a person can get a Free Dinner if another Person pays for a Dinner.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    Sure I could be wrong, no harm in being wrong but just careful.

    One thing I will say though, No one has yet posted any Names of any Establishment in Caithness who accept the Premier card, so a person can get a Free Dinner if another Person pays for a Dinner.
    Just admit your wrong!

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    just had the bloke come round

    Charlie chans are participating

    as are the ulbster in halkirk, there is more but I have forgotten them!

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    Hi there everybody, this scheme is genuine, we have already used it (an establishment in Castletown no less) and you do save up to 10 on one meal, others are, 2 in Wick, 2 in Thurso, others in, Tongue, Dores, Dingwall, Halkirk, Jo'G, 2 in Tain, 6 in Inverness, some of these have a limit of 6 free meals, others have 20% off and some are unlimited and the festive season is not included in most. This offer will mean we can now go out for a meal a little more often than previously and so far so good. I can supply you with a phone number if you pm me if interested.
    People who think they know it all....are especially annoying to those of us that do.

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    I work in the Ulbster in Halkirk and this genuine. We had a couple in the other night when i was working that used the voucher

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    The Storehouse, Foullis Ferry is on it Dorres Inn, Park Hotel Thurso, The Norseman in Wick, Mackays Hotel Wick,Spice Tandoori Wick, The Castletown Hotel Castletown, School house restaraunt JOG These are just a few.

    I have purchased a card as I did a few years ago. Excellent deal. No tricks. Last time I had this card my friend and her husband also used it when they were going out, no problem.

    These establishments get on board as the offer runs through the 'quieter time' for most of them. If this encourages folks to come in and have a meal or two at discounted prices then at least they have bums on seats and possibly drinks being bought at the bar. Its excellent value and if you like to go out it pays for itself within the first couple of uses.

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