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Gary Manuel07/12/2019 16:59:46
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BMFA renewal now includes the option of a high quality plastic membership card at a cost of £3.50.

The card apparently gives access to a range of discounts and other benefits applicable to the hobby. It appears to be a "Vectis Card".

I have looked on the VECTIS WEB SITE for details of the benefits that are on offer, but the details aren't visible until you have a Vectis membership number which appears on the card.

Does anyone already have a Vectis card or know where details of the available offers can be seen?

cymaz07/12/2019 17:58:09
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Does THIS help??

Gary Manuel07/12/2019 20:33:47
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Posted by cymaz on 07/12/2019 17:58:09:

 

Does THIS help??

I'm not sure whether it helps or not Cymaz.

I've never heard of most of them and certainly never used them (apart from W H Smiths). Is that perhaps because the offers are tailored to the hobby / company / business that's partnering with the card company? Maybe these offers are more suited to Driving Instructors than Modellers?

I was rather hoping to see companies more in tune with Hobbies / Tools / Boys Toys and other technical stuff. When Andy Symons did his presentation at our AGM. I thought I saw companies such as Halfords, Screwfix, Sky etc on his presentation slide.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 07/12/2019 20:34:27

Scott Edwards 208/12/2019 07:59:59
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Search for 'Vectis Card' on Google Play and read the reviews. Yikes !

Gary Manuel08/12/2019 12:00:20
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Thanks for that Scott. Not very good reviews about the App, but the responses suggest that the app has been fixed.

I've downloaded the Android App by searching for Vectis on Google Play Store to see for myself. It appears to be working OK but not finding the stores I would have liked. Only ones I'll use are Halfords = 10% and Go Outdoors = extra 10% off their discount card price. Worth having then, but not going to change the way I shop.

 

STOP PRESS - I found THIS which allows you to use your browser to search for discount locations near you. This is exactly what I was looking for to start with. Not sure why you can't access this from Vectis web site, which asks for your membership number before presumably taking you to the link I found..

Edited By Gary Manuel on 08/12/2019 12:11:14

Bob Cotsford08/12/2019 13:06:31
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Good link Gary. I ordered the card just because I prefer having a plastic card to hand rather than keeping images or links on my phone, but that site bought up 4 pages of places that give discounts within 5 miles of me. I see a lot of burritos and tacos in my future!

Capt Kremen08/12/2019 13:30:02
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Looks like a lot of 'hoops 'n hurdles' and restrictions apply on most venues/shops, In most, if not all, it's not a straight present the card and get 10% off. e.g. Obtain a voucher, only valid on certain items, must be presented before getting the bill etc. etc. Will be interested to hear user experience(s) once/if it gets wide spread adoption by the BMFA community.

Michael Adams 308/12/2019 13:39:03
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Do not think I will be bothered, smiley

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Michael Adams 308/12/2019 13:41:52
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This was the last time I saw this glider it was a fly away the best one I had, can't remember the name ?

Mike.

Michael Adams 308/12/2019 13:47:25
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can any one name it??

Mike.

Tony Packe08/12/2019 18:00:37
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I received a Re-Affiliation pack from the BMFA. In it was a leaflet describing the advantages of the card. It showed a lot of logo's including B&Q, Argos and Amazon, plus the details that it will give you 4% off all purchases at Tesco's and 5% off at Sainsburys. I also went on-line as per Gary Manuel's post and only Halfords came up in the search, even though I have a B&Q and Argos just down the road. Interesting that.

Edited By Tony Packe on 08/12/2019 18:01:29

Bob Cotsford08/12/2019 18:07:22
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Posted by Capt Kremen on 08/12/2019 13:30:02:

Looks like a lot of 'hoops 'n hurdles' and restrictions apply on most venues/shops, In most, if not all, it's not a straight present the card and get 10% off. e.g. Obtain a voucher, only valid on certain items, must be presented before getting the bill etc. etc. Will be interested to hear user experience(s) once/if it gets wide spread adoption by the BMFA community.

Around Birmingham area a quick sample only came up with a couple (like Halfords) where a voucher was needed, most (like Prezzo) state proof of current valid card only, ie have the card on you!

Richard Acland08/12/2019 19:41:06
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The Blue Light card is worth having. It is available to a wide range of members of the Emergency services and ex forces personnel. Also the Defence Discount card for serving and ex forces has some good discounts.

Gary Manuel08/12/2019 20:00:00
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Posted by Richard Acland on 08/12/2019 19:41:06:

The Blue Light card is worth having. It is available to a wide range of members of the Emergency services and ex forces personnel. Also the Defence Discount card for serving and ex forces has some good discounts.

I'm not eligible for either of these cards, so I'll have to make do with the BMFA card.

On a more positive note, the BMFA card is just as good as either of these two for smoothing out glass fibre, scraping ice off car windscreens etc wink

 

Edited By Gary Manuel on 08/12/2019 20:03:44

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