Orange and Vouchercloud? Is this partnership actually any good for your pocket?
Hold on to your hats, another exciting marriage has recently been announced, but this time it’s between the mobile network Orange and discount voucher peddler VoucherCloud.
Vouchercloud already have a website and app, but they are now teaming up with Orange to offer exclusive deals only for Orange customers. If you have an iPhone you can download the app (free, obviously) or if you are not so lucky, you can use the good old world wide web at www.vouchercloud.com
However. Call us cynical, but we are not naive sorts to fall hook line and sinker for a PR’s spiel. So we thought we would investigate the ‘exclusive’deals currently on offer.
This month’s deals are as follows:
A free five day pass for two people to Fitness First (this is a deal?)
50% off a cut and style at Headmasters, but not on a Saturday, and presumably only if you live near one of their 37 locations.
An upgrade from a regular to a large shake at Shakeaway (a huge £1 price difference)
A 20% discount at Habitat
15% off at Mamas and Papas
A 30 day free trial at LoveFilm plus a £20 Next voucher (is it possible to join LoveFilm without a 30 day free trial?)
2 for 1 cocktails at Malmaison. But not on Friday or Saturday.
10% off when you spend £20 at Hotel Chocolat plus a free lolly
12% discount at Blue Inc (no idea. Never heard of them)
£4 discount when you spend £40 at Maplins. Who are still in business apparently.
And a 10% discount at Furniture Village
Bet you’re blown away so far. All of the deals expire on 31 May, with the exception of Habitat which expires on 25 May, after which point you will be forced to use the non-exclusive 15% vouchercloud discount instead. OR, you could use the HotUKDeals voucher code for 30% off online expiring tomorrow (S1FFU) and then the 20% code S1BH thereafter.
Similarly ‘normal’ vouchercloud users get 5% off Furniture Village anyway or Quidco gives 5% cashback, and you can actually get up to 8% at some other voucher code site that we don’t like to mention very much round here.
Or why not get an extra 2.5% cashback on your Maplin purchase- Quidco are offering 7% cashback without a voucher code and 2.5% with.
And if you have heard of Blue Inc but aren’t an Orange customer, don’t worry, you can get 11% cashback at Quidco too
All in all, not much of a reason to consider switching to Orange, and not a huge reward for being an Orange customer either.
By all means if you are an Orange customer, add the deals (online or app version) to your deal scouring arsenal, but our verdict? Could Do Better.