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Is the Bounty Pack worth it?

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ChucksAhoy Thu 21-May-15 17:05:44

I found a leaflet to fill out and take to Boots to get a Bounty Pack which my midwife must've given me at my booking in appointment. I threw most of the other junk away and wondered if the free pack would just be more of the same old sales crap or if it's actually worth getting?

Whatabout Thu 21-May-15 17:20:41

Not worth it at all. Your data is worth bucks to them, in return you'll get a couple of tiny samples and lots of crap.

Diamond23 Thu 21-May-15 17:22:49

No it's crap

Luciferbox Thu 21-May-15 17:24:15

Not worth it

Steph1502 Thu 21-May-15 17:24:56

My oldest is 12 and you used to get amazing stuff in the packs. Nappy samples, wipes, persil washing tabs, mini bottle of fairy and some great pregnancy advice books. Defo went downhill since then sad

Timeforabiscuit Thu 21-May-15 17:25:09

Really really not worth it!

sockmatcher Thu 21-May-15 17:30:20

You will be in dated with emails and junk mail.

Much rather this

LooksLikeImStuckHere Thu 21-May-15 17:31:46

Nope. I'm pregnant with DC2 (gap of nearly 4 years) and it's rubbish now!

It wasn't that great to begin with either.

Christelle2207 Thu 21-May-15 17:35:58

I picked up my pack and the only sample was the tiny pot of sudacrem.
Def not!!

SunnySomer Thu 21-May-15 17:36:55

And 8 years on I'm STILL receiving marketing calls and emails (definitely from Bounty pack as they use my maiden name which I've not used since a few months after DS was born)

seaoflove Thu 21-May-15 17:39:07

Nope. I did with my first child and used to get phone calls trying to flog all sorts of crap, not to mention the junk mail.

Then I moved house grin

With baby #2 I didn't bother.

ChucksAhoy Thu 21-May-15 17:41:51

I get enough spam email as it is! It kind of sounds like you'll get lots of useful samples but with the one at booking it there was some teabags and a shit load of junk. Hmm... don't think I'll bother.

enjoyingscience Thu 21-May-15 17:43:08

I had it with neither child, and can't say I was any the worse for it. Friends say that the mini sudocrem pot wasn't worth it for the amount of spam they got.

Boots parenting club used to give away a good nappy bag - that's probably worth it if you're after freebies! smile

EmpressOfJurisfiction Thu 21-May-15 17:43:42

Have a look at this: Bounty Mutiny campaign

ChucksAhoy Thu 21-May-15 17:43:51

The Mama packs look good but it says on the website that there minimum order is 20?

ChucksAhoy Thu 21-May-15 17:47:31

God I've just had a look at the Bounty Mutiny Campaign - do they really have sales reps going around the maternity wards!?!?!? Why on earth would this be allowed??

contractor6 Thu 21-May-15 18:07:40

Sorry to hijack, I recommend setting up spare email account for this sort of thing.

Diamond23 Thu 21-May-15 18:27:45

Bounty woman asked me twice and I told her very firmly no. She seemed gobsmacked I didn't want one of her pack "it's got your child benefit form in it!" So bugger off. The woman across the way was getting one of their crap photos on some kind if weird £10 a week payment plan- how irresponsible are they? Getting women into debt hours after difficult births (all the women on my part of the ward had emcs)

LooksLikeImStuckHere Thu 21-May-15 18:40:59

The photos they took of DS on the ward nearly broke my heart.

They scrolled through all the other babies and then showed my poor, forceps battered DS with his bruised cheeks, massive swellings and bloodshot eyes.

I cried, I felt like I'd failed him. They were really pushy too. Forgot about that when I took the pack for DC2.

MissTwister Thu 21-May-15 18:59:45

Bounty are evil! And the pack is shit, I got a tea bag

ARV1981 Thu 21-May-15 19:20:29

Wow, I just googled how much the photos are! Crikey, you could buy a half decent digital camera with that money and take the pics yourself - and then everyday afterwards!!! It beggars belief!

Yes, very wrong to sign up vulnerable new mums to finance deals just hours after giving birth. I would have thought that was illegal (if it's not it should be!)

Lookslikeimstuckhere - you didn't fail him. You gave him the best thing ever - life!

Buckshot, it's allowed because the hospital has deals with bounty. It's a way for the hospital to pay for the services they offer. Bounty gives them cash for each person they sign up, more presumably if they sell you the photos.

AbbeyRoadCrossing Thu 21-May-15 19:26:37

Not much in it, a pen and one nappy!
One the ward they were quite annoying. I was 8 days and the same lady burst in every day, I'm sure she must've remembered me by the 8th time. Still, not as bad as some of the horror stories on the other thread

ShadowFire Thu 21-May-15 20:17:16

Not worth it. Hardly any samples, but months and months of spam e-mail trying to sell me stuff I didn't want.

The one you get on the post natal ward does have the child benefit form in, but I would think that you should be able to get one elsewhere.

ShadowFire Thu 21-May-15 20:20:24

Yes. You can download the child benefit forms from the official government website. So you don't need the Bounty pack for that either. Hopefully clicky link below.

Aquilla Thu 21-May-15 20:21:16

I love free crap so I filled in the form with some lies about who I was and where I lived and got mine from Boots/Argos.

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