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10,837I bought a pet shop last night for 149.99 and got free shipping.

26211,4547978883,041me i been planning for this for well over 6 week's.

as i have worked out that this is a event lego do every year at this time.

there should be a 2nd 2x vip event later on in the year.

8881937,7302,343Sadly it replaced much better offers. I remember getting Tower bridge for almost 25% off the day before it's launch (essentially because it was on the shelves early and the then-current offer finished that day). A similar discount applied to other iconic sets from that time - a time when you genuinely couldn't get them anywhere else.

50% scratchcards, anyone?

Sigh!

1,002double vip

or

-20% at my local toyshop

double vip is basically -10%, right?

1,895I'll keep it in mind in case my circumstances change re: ease of getting lifts in the future, but for now I'm happy with last night's S@H Palace Cinema purchase.

3,0413,0411,002maybe its goin to be #75917 Auf der Fährte des T-Rex and #75918 Raptor-Randale

or #10236 ewok village! as i have a feeling those will D2C first!

whats good about those sets to justify a purchase?

3,041it is one of them sets that i count as hard to get my hands on with 10% or more off.

so the 2x vip points for this set is not a bad deal.

i dont know anything about the other 2 set's you listed. Jurassic World set's i have never looked at. well looked for a moment. long enough to identified what it was then move on, i never took a real look at them maybe someone other then me may know more out the JW set's.

20,5563,041you spend £100

you get 100 points.

this get boosted to 200 point from 2x VIP Bonus.

200 points is £10 and £10 is 10% of £100

4742,343FWIW Toymaster doesn't have franchises either. It's one of a couple of buying groups active in the UK. It's important from the point of view of LEGO products because TLG doesn't deal directly with small retailers. It also means that offers are fairly limited because there's an extra company looking for a cut. Smyths simply doesn't need a buying group (it's turnover runs into the hundred of millons), and therefore gains the flexibility to do more or less what it likes - and is therefore the source of some very good bargains.

Northern Ireland without Smyths would be a little odd, because it's an Irish company and I imagine that would've been the first target for expansion outside it's home territory.

3,041if you Spend point yes the numbers go down.

but as others have said, dont spend point at 2x vip time.

2,343You can say that spending £100, gives you £100 worth of LEGO sets and £10 to spend later on a set that is effectively full price . Or you can say that spending £100 give you £110 worth of sets, when the discount applies across all the sets. They give different percentages.

Both methods are equally valid and it depends on your point of view, but I suspect that won't stop people arguing why "their method" is right.

20,556If you get 10% off, then you get £100 worth of stuff for £90. That is not what happens here. You get £110 worth of Lego for £100 (£100 worth now for £100 and £10 worth later for free). Both give £10 worth free, but one is 10% off, the other is 9.09% off.

3903,041order for the 3rd Palace Cinema i need for my Moc is now placed.

and with luck will ship out in the next 24 hours.

i think the best way to look at it is @thebeermonkey system.

on the 1st of April i will be placing a order for City of Stiix and a small 7.99 city set.

this order will cost me from my bank £2.98

so i have to ask what % would that be?

1,643Assuming of course all those points were earned during 2x events, and you continue to spend which I believe is a given.

However you work it out, it is a set % that isn't quite 5 (or 10 during events). It isn't variable based on your spend and isn't in question, @CCC is correct, listen to him.

2,343You make a purchase and are given a "token". If someone wants to, it's perfectly legitimate to consider that token in the same was as you would a slightly different "token" that happened to be issued by the Bank of England rather than TLG.

1,6438931,643Interestingly @chrisalddin would be better off spending his £2.98 and getting those sets now, during the double points event. It is only a good idea not to spend points during doubling events

*if you can afford to spend the money instead*. But in this situation, if you wait until the 1st April then you will have 2.98 points on your account, if you ordered now you would have 5.96 points (which is more obviously). Assuming you can't afford to order with real money then it's better to get sets now. Which I'm sure you will be pleased to hear ;)631Hope it's another glitch on the system side...

3,041if the freebie is no good then i will wait for May.

507As @thebeermonkey said above, if you're next purchase is for £10 you are getting 100% off. Trying to apply % in this case is misleading. Ignore % and just accept that you are getting £10 of Lego for free.

20,5565072,398I only tend to buy from TLG if there is a sale, double points, a promotion that I want or parts orders for builds. I haven't as yet spent any of my VIP points from the last 12 months but am instead saving them up for using against one big purchase. That is the set that I will class as discounted for whatever percentage I get off it at the time.

2,343In one scenario you are including a possible (and only possible, no more) future transaction in the calculation; in another, you are only including the transaction that has actually taken place on the day in question. Both are valid.

For what it's worth, I've spent most of my life caring about maths.

1,643factthat during double points the saving is 9.09% or 0% (if you never use the points). That's it.2,398Peoples perspective of the VIP points are.

On one hand you have the 9.09% over total purchases which is correct.

On another you have the pay full price on the day, never use the points 0% brigade.

On another you have the pay full price on the day, not take into account the VIP points, but then use the points against a purchase in the future to get X% off whatever new set they buy.

Different people have different views, all of which may have the same outcome in the long run but it doesn't mean that their way of looking at it is wrong.

2,343"Caring about maths" was something that you raised, implying that those who cared about maths have to agree with you. They don't. Again, and FWIW, I spent most of my life "doing some" - something that requires thinking about why you are doing something as well as what you are doing.

Exactly.

20,5562,39829220,5562,3431,643Read it back, the original question was

And the answer is no, it is 9.090909...%. The other spend is, in fact, irrelevant because you already have your £10 voucher, what you spend it on doesn't change your double points event saving. There is no other possible answer (except wrong ones) or interpretation, peoples different views don't change the numbers involved. Again, as you are clearly not understanding it, maths is not open to interpretation - the percentage in this case is a fact. I can't be bothered to make this point more clearly, if you don't understand it, which you quite clearly don't, then spend your own money however you want and make up your own percentages.

It wouldn't even bother to respond if it was only you that thought otherwise, but you keep pedalling your view that the % saving is an interpretation and could be different when it can't, it is a set in stone cold hard number, and that is 9.090909..%. Stop trying to tell people otherwise and making something out of nothing. The only possible situation where it isn't that number is if the person never intends to buy further Lego (0% saving as stated above) and I doubt very much that anyone around here is in the camp of 'I never intend to buy more Lego'.

507i am wondering, which is better:

double vip

or

-20% at my local toyshop

To which the answer is 20% at your local toyshop. Now stop arguing! I'm sure everyone has more important things to be getting on with.

3,041We buy lego from Lego Shop@home/Stores. we get VIP points.

we get Enough points, we get Free Lego.

as it stand come April i will have enough VIP to get #70732 City of Stiix FREE.

so i think before we all start a wild west shootout at high noon!. we should all stand back and cool our heads.

it's time to chill out! :p

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