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Pret Subscription

32 replies

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 16:29

I was actually surprised to hear the details of this offer, I think it's actually brilliant and I hope many other establishments follow suit.

In case anybody isn't yet aware; Pret A Manger are going to be starting a subscription system (via direct debit) for £20 per month which entitles you to five coffees (or practically any other drink, with a few exceptions) per day, with a minimum of half an hour between ordering each one.

And the first month is free 😦

Is this where I find out that Pret are actually wholly responsible for global warming or something similar which would mean I should never subscribe to this? Because it seems so great, DH is quite excited about it, as am I!

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tectonicplates · 04/09/2020 16:32

How many people drink five cups of coffee per day?

I wouldn't subscribe because I've lost a stone of weight during the lockdown, largely caused by Pret being closed.

AbsentmindedWoman · 04/09/2020 16:34

Wow! That's amazing!

I would love if this becomes a thing.

MsWonderful · 04/09/2020 16:37

I hope they make you use a reusable cup?! It’s not something that would interest me. Are there many people who drink 5 cups of pret coffee a day, or even per week? It’s different world 😂

Sparklfairy · 04/09/2020 16:45

It's actually quite clever. It corners the coffee market as you're not going to go to Starbucks round the corner if you've got a subscription at pret, and a lot of people will buy a sandwich "while they're there" so it gets people in store.

I have one a five minute walk away and would take advantage of this as an excuse to get out of the house when working from home for ten minutes (five times a day Grin ). I drink a lot of coffee at home just to give myself a break from the screen, this would be brilliant.

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 16:47

I haven't had a Pret coffee since 2018 Grin but I think I'll start again soon!

Of course I only think it's beneficial for somebody who drinks one or more takeout coffees per day, or perhaps four days out of seven? Basically, for anybody who would spend more than £20 on coffee per month. DH and I have both said we want the hot chocolates Grin

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OhCaptain · 04/09/2020 16:47

Would love something like that here! I would 100% drink five coffees a day. Minimum!

LaurieFairyCake · 04/09/2020 16:50

I love Pret and would happily pay this. I would only drink 2 a day - one on the way to work and one on the way home

Still worth it. And the staff are so lovely.

purpledagger · 04/09/2020 16:51

I know one person who could drink 5 coffees a day. 2 on the way to work (long commute, 1 at lunchtime, 1 on the way home and possibly 1 in the evening.

I think the Pret subscription is good value. I used to see lots of people in Central London getting a morning coffee and even buying 1 coffee a day means the purchaser is quids in.

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 16:56

Subscriptions are available from the 8th (this coming Tuesday)

I've actually set a reminder on my phone 😂

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Thimbleberries · 04/09/2020 16:58

I thought the £20 a month was just going to be the starter 'deal', and that it would be much more expensive long term, but maybe I misheard the headline!

QueSera · 04/09/2020 17:01

Really clever of Pret, it's a bargain if you buy coffees out. Even if I bought only two espressos per workday at £1.65 each, that would cost me about £66 per month. Latte would be £86.

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 17:10

@Thimbleberries I double and triple checked for exactly the same reason Smile here's the info from their website: www.pret.co.uk/en-GB/coming-soon

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PicsInRed · 04/09/2020 17:13

Holy moly, I'm gonna drink them outta house and home. 😂

JaJaDingDong · 04/09/2020 17:18

£20 per month is £1 per working day for most office workers. A coffee costs more than £1, so even if you only buy one coffee a day you'll save money.
And as a PP said, most people will buy a cookie, or a sandwich or something whilst they're in the shop, so it's a win for Pret.

Vali2 · 04/09/2020 17:30

Great idea by pret, extremely clever actually. It brings people into the store, where they're likely to buy something to eat, which is where most of their profit is made.
Makes people less likely to go to their competitor, many people will walk the extra 5 minutes to them than a competitor

agododopushpineapple · 04/09/2020 17:33

I actually like Pret coffee so would use this. And yes probably pick up a croissant or whatever while doing so.

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 17:36

I think for the money that people would save, they'd end up buying their lunch there too.

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RubyFakeLips · 04/09/2020 17:51

If we ever go back into the office I’ll be signing up for this, it’s a great deal if you use them regularly and I often pass a Pret on weekend walks.

Do you think it would be one drink per order? So I wouldn’t drink 5 coffees a day but I would often pick one up for myself and a colleague in the morning, wonder if I could get 2 at a time.

AgentProvocateur · 04/09/2020 17:55

I don’t live in the U.K. any more, but before I left the joint monthly spend for DH and I was over £300 per month for breakfast (together) and lunches (separately). And we got a lot of free coffees. If we were in the U.K., we’d definitely take advantage of that.

TSSDNCOP · 04/09/2020 17:58

I'm in. I'll be in the money two weeks in.

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 18:12

@RubyFakeLips according to the website, you can redeem one coffee every thirty minutes up to five times per day. I'm wondering if staff might do two as a discretionary gesture, or if the voucher system thingy would even allow for that 🤔

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ChardonnaysPetDragon · 04/09/2020 18:17

Clever of them, I always get something to eat as well.

RubyFakeLips · 04/09/2020 18:28

Hmm interesting. Will have to see how it pans out.

Would be handy to be able to buy two at a time but I guess they are trying to prevent it being used by a group.

Also wondering if DH and I could share it as both probably buy a coffee from there each day when not working From home.

I sound a right tight bastard but I think we’ve probably funded a few of their shops in croissant purchases alone (and I will never forgive them for the discontinuing of the Tuna Nicoise sandwich)

HarrisonFived · 04/09/2020 19:10

@RubyFakeLips you can't be tighter than the average customer, because they seem to have answered all your questions in advance Grin. DH also asked if we should go halves on a subscription, but when I checked it said that only the subscriber/payee can use it Sad

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TheLastStarfighter · 04/09/2020 19:15

It’s a good job I’m not back in the office or I’d be climbing the walls with that much coffee. I would probably be a true 5 cups per day customer.

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