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ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« on: Sunday 06 December 15 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Don't think I've seen the answer to this anywhere, but apologies if it exists:
When you go to buy more credits it gives you the option to use a voucher code. Is it actually possible to buy gift vouchers for the site? They would make handy Christmas presents!
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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 December 15 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Not used a voucher but it could be what you would purchase from the Library as credits which works out cheaper?

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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 December 15 19:19 GMT (UK) »
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx?r=546&2192

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?r=551&1309

Watch the library ones, especially the conditions of the "Top-Up Vouchers".

"Starter vouchers 7.00 for 60 credits (normally 7 for 30 credits)

Top-up vouchers 5.60 for 30 credits  (20% discount)

Please note: Top up vouchers purchased through our libraries are only valid for use with accounts created using a starter voucher purchased through the same scheme. They cannot be used to top up existing accounts. Existing account holders may purchase start-up vouchers to open an new account but should be aware that it is not possible to link accounts."


From :- http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=27965

It's worth checking before you buy.

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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 December 15 19:56 GMT (UK) »
One other use for the voucher code box on SP is when SP run certain promotions which result in a voucher code that you input in that box and...shockingly...get a certain number of credits to use for free  :D

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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 December 15 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Monica,

Forgot about that.......

Was more thinking of the "Gift voucher" part  ::)

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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 December 15 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks both. I don't live in Scotland so am unlikely to be getting any library offers. Ah well, never mind.
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Canada: Rutherford, Green
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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 December 15 13:26 GMT (UK) »
Not sure where you would get the vouchers outwith Scotland other than some libraries, but some local Family History Societies in Scotland do sell them - The Borders Family History Society do sell them

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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 December 15 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Stuart,

Just went into Scotlands People to check this out as I use the site a lot myself.

If you go to "buy more credits" and click this and then on the ? for vouchers what is this it brings up explanation for buying them for presents etc. You can then download a form to buy vouchers and they will be posted out to you. They evidently work a bit like a scratch card and there is a number which you have to enter to activate them.

Not used them myself but hope this helps you - it sound a great idea.

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Re: ScotlandsPeople - a quick question please
« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 December 15 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Dorrie - this is brilliant, thank you very much  :)
General:
Scotland - Henderson, Rutherford, Tofts, Green, Philp/Philip, Cook
England/Wales - Helps, Jones, Wright, Petheram (Axbridge and surrounding areas, Somerset)
Canada: Rutherford, Green
New Zealand: Rutherford