MyVoucherCodes, why can't I quit you? Wait, when did I start?

We've had a couple of emails from avid Bitterwallet readers about, which tally with our own experiences of the company.

Obviously we're associated with HotUKDeals, who may be considered a competitor of MyVoucherCodes, so we'll get that out of the way here. The issue for avid readers Bill and Mark, and for ourselves, is that we're seemingly unable to unsubscribe from the newsletter. Despite clicking on the link last week, all three of us have received the newsletter today.

Last week, clicking the unsubscribe link took us to a dedicated page on the website:

Bitterwallet - unsubscribe page

This week, the link is redirecting to the site's homepage, with no option to unsubscribe. The source code involves Silverpop, the email delivery software; that the link is redirecting to the homepage this week suggests there's an issue with the code and users aren't being unsubscribed. That said, when the code sent users to the unsubscribe page last week, it didn't work then, either.

Wait, when did we all subscribed to the MyVoucherCodes newsletter? That's right, none of us did!

We actually signed up to Groupola, which is owned by Markco Media company - you'll remember the controversial iPhone4 competition and Groupola's fake reviews on Facebook. Markco also owns MyVoucherCodes; all the Groupola subscribers have been dumped onto the MyVoucherCodes mailing list, as the first newsletter informed us:

"To help you save money on all your shopping, both online and in the shops, every day, we are very pleased to let you know that you that you will now be receiving the weekly Savvy Saver newsletter."

So we're now receiving a newsletter we didn't ask for, and there's no way for us to stop it. Cheers, MyVoucherCodes!


  • angry s.
    Thanks. I was wondering where they got my email addy from. Tossers.
  • Emma K.
    Same here, really annoying.
  • Nameless
    I am also getting this its really pissing me off.
  • Tom P.
    I don't get any emails from them, please send them my email so i can get subscribed.
  • Simon
    Scummy company led by a scummy man
  • Randy B.
    Should you be dissing groupola here? Not sure that your boss would be too happy. Hukd makes a tidy profit through their affiliate links to groupola - if you do a search on hukd you'll find that most groupola deals are posted by a mod.
  • Billy
    Bumgardner, Are you getting confused with Groupola and Groupon ? Groupola deals appear to be as rare as hens teeth, and mods have posted very few of significance lately. Seems to be a common misunderstanding, so you're not alone.
  • Randy B.
    @billy - yes, you're quite right. I shall shut up now
  • Another tactic by Mark Pearson. spamming seems to work for him it seems. I will have to try this myself.
  • Why B.
    [...] week we called out MyVoucherCodes for their silly newsletter antics. In short, parent company Markco Media had cut and paste their newsletter subscription list from [...]
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