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To be pissed off with myself re Bounty - help me take action

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WhatWillSantaBring Fri 28-Feb-14 10:43:57

I knew it was coming! I know my rights! I'm a lawyer, FFS, and I still got conned into giving my bastard details to the bounty woman in hopsital following the birth of my DC2.

However, I was sufficiently lucid to clearly think - "it's ok, I have not been asked to consent to marketing". My sketchy knowledge of the DPA is that they are now therefore in breach of it, as my details have been sold to third parties. Anyone want to help me with how I make a complaint to the ICO? Or maybe this is a campaign for Which? (I'm a member)

Or will a complaint do nothing. These bastards must be stopped!

LimeLelloLizard Fri 28-Feb-14 11:23:52


I've had 4 babies in this country and I've never had the joy of meeting a Bounty rep and telling her to fuck off.

ImSoHappyCauseToday Fri 28-Feb-14 11:26:11

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LeslieKnope Fri 28-Feb-14 11:26:16

Oh my fucking CHRIST what is this hell you talk about???

I had DD1 at home but damn medical issues mean I might have to have this baby in hospital sad .

If anyone dares to approach me in hospital I will not be responsible for my actions angry . As if new mothers don't have enough to deal with. Parasites.

ImSoHappyCauseToday Fri 28-Feb-14 11:26:58

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liquidstate Fri 28-Feb-14 11:30:25

I'm making a special 'Bounty can Fuck Off' badge for when I give birth. Got first bounty pack from midwife - what a load of crap!

Its free to download the CB form from the government website. I object to the Government paying Bounty to distribute these when they could easily be given away on discharge from Hospital.

The tiny sudocreme pot is not worth it in my cabbage and apparently if you contact Sudocreme directly they will send you a tester pot free anyhow.

ImSoHappyCauseToday Fri 28-Feb-14 11:31:26

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ImSoHappyCauseToday Fri 28-Feb-14 11:32:29

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Andanotherthing123 Fri 28-Feb-14 11:41:15

Bastard Bounty woman didn't give me my pack because I was sobbing through lack of pain relief at the time, so presumably she concluded i wouldn't be open to her sales pitch. Pisses me off as I wanted a paper copy of the child benefit form and now 4 weeks on I still haven't applied online. Have no useful advice but just wanted to say YANBU.

everythinghippie29 Fri 28-Feb-14 11:48:12

I quite liked my Bounty pack and have made use of lots of the vouchers. The Bounty lady was very reasonable when I said I didn't want the photos.blush

PoppettyPing Fri 28-Feb-14 11:57:55

I'm confused. When Bounty lady came round when I was in hospital after dd's birth I didn't give her ANY of my details. So why am I receiving tons of unsolicited baby-related crap in the post??

PoppettyPing Fri 28-Feb-14 11:59:42

Sorry to hijack. Hope you get it sorted OP! Bastards

FrankelInFoal Fri 28-Feb-14 11:59:49

She probably hypnotised you PoppettyPing, either that or used her black magic to read your mind wink

Ta for the advice on CB ImSoHappy, I will investigate further.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 28-Feb-14 12:01:50

PoppettyPing - do you have loyalty cards? Your purchasing habits will have changed, and new parents are highly sought-after targets hence you'll have ended up on a list that way.

Or you have signed up to baby-related stuff online, and not ticked the 'no 3rd party' box.

Kveta Fri 28-Feb-14 12:03:40

I told the bounty lady that I wasn't interested in her photos, as I had my own camera - that threw her a bit. Then that I didn't want to give her my details either, not even if it meant a free keyring. She gave me the bag, very ungraciously, and sodded off to harass some other mums on the ward.


SaucyJack Fri 28-Feb-14 12:07:52

I've never had an issue with Bounty reps tbh- and I'm the sort who could start a fight in an empty room.

I'll be only too happy to be proved wrong with this baby tho.

CloverHeart Fri 28-Feb-14 12:10:25

I have my evil plan of action ready if and when the bounty lady invades grin

I think bounty should be banned across the NHS, bar the midwives handing out the pack at appointments.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 28-Feb-14 12:17:00

When Bounty lady came round when I was in hospital after dd's birth I didn't give her ANY of my details. So why am I receiving tons of unsolicited baby-related crap in the post?

Were your details on the clipboard on the end of your bed?

Anonymai Fri 28-Feb-14 12:18:18

I still get emails telling me time is running out to buy my pictures. I got emails at 6 months telling me they would be deleted soon so spent £60 buying them (OCD wouldn't let me not). Almost two years later and they are still telling me time is running out to buy them. It's a joke.

RueDeWakening Fri 28-Feb-14 12:20:20

Kveta I did the same grin she was very put out when I refused to give her any details after I'd already got the pack.

She did backtrack and apologise slightly when I told her I'd been receiving baby-related postal shite relating to my stillborn son...and that Bounty were the only organisation that could possibly have passed on the details. (I complained, made fuck all difference.)

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 28-Feb-14 12:22:39

I took the pack and then said no when the Bounty Lady very sweetly asked for my details...

redcatblackcat Fri 28-Feb-14 12:29:18

i want to have (another) baby just so i can hold an argument with the Bounty person.

redcatblackcat Fri 28-Feb-14 12:31:53

RueDe - that's awful sad

Honsandrevels Fri 28-Feb-14 12:43:57

When I had dd2 she was 7 weeks premature and in neo-natal, so I was without her on the post-natal ward. A Bounty woman barged in and asked where my baby was. I told her and she said 'don't worry, you can still have a Bounty pack'. I was sooo angry. How is it appropriate to get details of any baby never mind ones who are ill? I told her I didn't want her Bounty pack and leave me alone.

You could complain to the hospital OP or Bounty themselves?

FryOneFatManic Fri 28-Feb-14 12:54:11

While I know the CB form is available online, where can you get a paper copy? Is it the post office?

Reason I ask, is that a friend of mine is due to have her latest DC very soon, and wants to know, so she can counter-act any Bounty crap. She plans to chat to other mothers on the ward and slip relevant info into the convos.

givemeaclue Fri 28-Feb-14 13:00:40

Bounty don't bother you on the nicu! Never saw one

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