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Old barcodes, can they be used?

posted 17-6-2012 @ 12:36 AM www
Old barcodes, can they be used?

Sorry if I am asking too many questions, I will shut up in a minute..

Just have been wondering if there is any point cutting off barcodes from older products and keeping them in case of store comps, i.e. ones not purchased during the comp period....do the barcodes change over time?

thanks.
posted 17-6-2012 @ 12:45 AM www


No point, really.
These days companies are only interested in receipts of your purchases, and more and more companies are insisiting on original receipts, and CLEARLY showing you entered in the time frame of the competition.
They are switching on....yippeee!
I would never have been awarded my $39,000 car in October last year, or my $4,850 holiday this week, had I not been able to produce my original receipt....(for the holiday, ALL my entries I submitted).....so truly, barcodes do not matter, THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED IN MY BARCODES.
it is proof you entered in the competition time frame.
Keep all your barcodes if you wish, just cant see you using them, and being able to claim a win, unless you have a receipt to show you purchased in comp time
Good luck!
posted 17-6-2012 @ 12:45 AM www


Sometimes they do, they may alter the colour in the barcode, or have a special code that's required.



posted 17-6-2012 @ 01:51 AM www


Years ago when comps were mainly by mail barcodes were the POP that they wanted. With the move to online comps (as eva pointed out), they want original receipts. Be careful - in Woolworths, because of their no print under $30 policy, you have to ask for your receipt. Ask for an original receipt when you FIRST come to the counter, if you wait until after the transaction the operator has only a limited time to manually press the printout. If they're too late you'll get a duplicate receipt and there's no going back, you're stuck with a duplicate. Even if you go to the front desk, the best they can do is another duplicate from the database. Some comps insist on an original receipt so you only get one shot at it. Be mindful of this and always read the terms carefully.
posted 17-6-2012 @ 11:45 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by fred111
Years ago when comps were mainly by mail barcodes were the POP that they wanted. With the move to online comps (as eva pointed out), they want original receipts. Be careful - in Woolworths, because of their no print under $30 policy, you have to ask for your receipt. Ask for an original receipt when you FIRST come to the counter, if you wait until after the transaction the operator has only a limited time to manually press the printout. If they're too late you'll get a duplicate receipt and there's no going back, you're stuck with a duplicate. Even if you go to the front desk, the best they can do is another duplicate from the database. Some comps insist on an original receipt so you only get one shot at it. Be mindful of this and always read the terms carefully.



Thanks for that helpful tip fred111! :thumbup:
posted 17-6-2012 @ 11:47 AM www


Thanks all....I guess I won't get too worried about keeping heaps of barcodes then if it's all about the receipts. That will save me a lot of wasted effort.
posted 17-6-2012 @ 01:09 PM www


Do any comps still ask for barcodes? I haven't come across one.
posted 17-6-2012 @ 11:37 PM www


Always check the terms to see whats required. Some just want the reciepts, but others want barcodes, codes or special packaging as well. :)
posted 18-6-2012 @ 12:07 AM www


I have a box for my receipts, and a seperate box for special packaging/labels with codes on, works for me.
posted 18-6-2012 @ 12:13 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by zyzzyva
Do any comps still ask for barcodes? I haven't come across one.


Occasionally you have to enter the barcode on the online form e.g. the Arnotts one at the moment you need to enter the barcode numbers. As for keeping them it's a more rare occurrence.




posted 18-6-2012 @ 12:52 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by zyzzyva
Do any comps still ask for barcodes? I haven't come across one.


I agree ... gone are the barcode days!!!
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