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    Question for anyone with the Halfords Trade card

    Apparently my brother qualifies for one, as he's an apprentice mechanic. I'm not 100% convinced the bloke my mother spoke to is right in what he said though - as going off the Halfords website, it seems you need to be a qualified mechanic & not an apprentice.

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    How do you know what sort of discount you're looking at on what items?

    Like with the Vaux Trade Club card, there's a site you can look up prices, is there anything with the Halfords card? Or do you only find out IF and HOW MUCH discount you MAY get, when you actually take the item/s to the till?

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    There is no set discount on stuff with card. You only find discount when you take stuff to till. You only get discounts on the parts and tool section. You wont get any discount on ripspeed stuff etc

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    Also, you won't get a discount on any special offers...
    eg I bought 2 lightbulbs priced £25 each. Buy one get one free (=£25)
    with trade card they came to £19 but BOGOF didn't work so they would have cost £38.

    Same story with a battery charger that was £50 down from £80, with trade card it cost £70...

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    I've got a trade card and i'm not a mechanic, infact i have nothing to do with the trade at all.

    You just send the application away and that's it, well, it was for me anyway.

    It's an awsome thing to have aswell, some of the discount's are epic.

    Most batterys are half price, tools have a fair bit off aswell as oil, consumables ect..
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    Yeah, well the reason he's going in to get it sorted is that he needs to first off buy a tool box/cabinet for work. Then he needs to start building his tools, and a discount would be handy.

    Then there's the oil i could do with getting in for the g/f's service. It's a Polo she's got.

    I know it's advertised as "up to" 60%, but is there a rough % you'd expect on oil & tools?

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    Right coming from one who has one and works for them.

    Criteria is as follows:-

    -Mechanic for armed forces ( REME for army and Engineering in RAF and RN )
    -Public services mechanics such as bus services
    -Qualified college teachers
    -Copies of receipts showing excessive purchases from motor factors.

    As for discounts it all depends on how much stock halfords gets from suppliers, to put it into perspective, one quarter Firegum gun gum is 74p instead of £3:99 and then its £2:49 the next quarter.
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    I didn't think he would qualify. I've seen that criteria & that's what i based my guess on.

    That said, my mother asked those in store & they said yeah he qualifies.

    Watch them get down again with payslips & such (which they were told to bring) and be told he doesn't qualify after all.

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    Tom should I be getting anything by email or post saying what discounts there are?
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    all you need to do is take payslips from your motor place of work and there you go. If they ask what you do you say mechanic. I know some car salesmen who have them. Many thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    I didn't think he would qualify. I've seen that criteria & that's what i based my guess on.

    That said, my mother asked those in store & they said yeah he qualifies.

    Watch them get down again with payslips & such (which they were told to bring) and be told he doesn't qualify after all.

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    I got one, i wasnt even a mechanic at the time, i literally told the guy behind the counter i was trainee at college, gave him a bit of paper saying i was taking a Mechanic Course and he gave me one just like that.

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