UK brand store calendar for October 2009

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store-calendar-2009-oct-front store-calendar-2009-oct-reverse For your convenience, here are scans of the UK LEGO brand store events calendar for October 2009. The big news is the introduction of a new loyalty points scheme which will replace the loyalty cards that are stamped when you spend £5 or more. Now, you'll get a point for every pound you spend.

Scans of the US calendar can be found here: Front, Back

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By in Canada,

Calenders with events, cooooooool! I wish we had that here.

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By in Germany,

That's cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

thanks for doing this ... I'm glad I suggested it ;) Keep it up :D

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By in United States,

I bet the US is like this so I looked at it and it looks pretty cool

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By in United Kingdom,

Anyone done the maths yet to work out whether the VIP scheme works out more or less generous than the current loyalty stamps scheme that's running ?

Also, anyone know whether points will also be awarded for online purchases ? (it's really about time they did this.....)

In fact, I've got some cards full of stamps to redeem - better get on with it before they retire the old scheme !

Dr. D.

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By in United States,

US October scans:
Front: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toomuchdew/3924470948/in/pool-lego_set_news
Back: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toomuchdew/3924470944/in/pool-lego_set_news/

I don't really like the new VIP program. Sure, you get 1 point per $$$, but getting a $5 dollar gift card in return isn't really worth it. Right now I'm 2 stamps away ($50) from getting a $20 gift card!

And does it really replace the current Loyalty Card program or it replaces it only if you sign up?

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By in United Kingdom,

I believe there will be a 6 month overlap period to enable people to complete the existing cards, then presumably when it's complete you won't get another one.

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks pretty interesting.

I was just about to go a blow £200 on some Technic this weekend but I might hold off until the new Reward Card as I only have four stamps in the current one they are running.
I'd have to spend another £75 to get £5 back whereas if I sign up over the bonus points period it would only cost me £50.

Still a little stuck though as I don't want to "waste" the four stamps I already have... any suggestions?

Cheers,

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By in United States,

The effective discount with the existing system is 7.5%, or $30 back for every $400 you spend. It seems the new system has an effective discount of 5%, with the same $400 purchase earning you $20 back. Of course there is some minor deviation for under/overspending at the $25 segments. So I say we are losing a 2.5% potential discount.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks, Nelly - thought as much, although wasn't sure exactly how much we were losing.

For me a 2.5% hit would be more than outweighed by a scheme which worked for online purchases too, but I'm hearing that the VIP scheme is for the stores only. What a wasted opportunity.

Dr. D.

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By in United Kingdom,

Stores only *initially*; I've been told that there are plans to extend the scope of the scheme once it's bedded-in. Also there are likely to be VIP-member only special discounts & other promotions exclusives down-stream, but we'll have to wait & see. Once it's all up & running, I suspect the effective discount will be higher than the current system for most people.

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By in United Kingdom,

The fact that the nearest Lego store is a 120 mile round trip means that I would usually order the sets rather than travel there, besides the postage is cheaper. Used to have a Lego store in our vacinity - until it shut down. The points system proved useful until then. No use to me, I'm afraid.

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