I feel cheated! In days of yore (like 4 or 5 years ago), Tuesday was a special day. If I bought anything on Tuesday from my local Garden Club I got 10% discount for being over 60, and the discount was immediate, taken off that day's purchase. Nice! But nowadays the Garden Club has a different scheme, and although it sounds the same, even better in that it's discount every day, and double on Tuesday, I am convinced that the customer loses out. Nowadays my discount is put on my Club card, and totalled up every few months. Then I receive notice of the amount, with a USE BY date! But if I forget to use it, I lose it . . . . . and the Garden Club takes back my discount. So today I have the mutters, because I forgot to use a discount of £3.50 before 31st January. How many other customers forget to use by the due date? The Garden Club must be very happy. It's not fair! (Oops! Shades of my childhood there!)
And there's another scheme which upsets me. A couple of years ago I used to happily pay p&p on seedling plugs delivered to my door. Very nice seedlings, too. Suddenly, big news splash - free p&p on all seedlings! But if you checked the new prices on seedlings, all up by £1 per pack. And that £1 increase adds up to much more than the p&p would have been! Mutter, mutter, mutter!
Anyone else feel hard done by?