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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    It is reckoned (on Camra Discourse) that about 25% of vouchers are used.
    Back of fag packet: 25% of 200,000 members is 50,000. Thus 50,000 times £30 worth of vouchers are used. Assuming 50,000 pubs that's £30 each they'd get if by some miracle the usage was evenly spread. Reality is different. A JDW might get £3000 worth of trade at the expense of 100 pubs who miss out on £30; but then many will use the JDW anyway*. It's below the noise level at either end.

    In other words, the scheme is nice for those who take part, but claims that it distorts the market are fanciful.

    *Which raises another question. How many JDW punters join Camra just to get the vouchers? I'm not being critical, fine if they do, more money for the Campaign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post

    *Which raises another question. How many JDW punters join Camra just to get the vouchers? I'm not being critical, fine if they do, more money for the Campaign.
    I know someone who probably did. I would imagine for many the general discount is as big a draw. It's worth 40p a pint in the local Bell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post

    *Which raises another question. How many JDW punters join Camra just to get the vouchers? I'm not being critical, fine if they do, more money for the Campaign.
    There are also pubs which do a discount outside the voucher scheme, I know of an Ossett pub where a lot of the regulars joined Camra just for the discount there and at the 'spoons down the road. There's also discounted entry to beer festivals to add in, so a fair number of the almost 200,000 could be in it for the savings hence Camra's reluctance to drop the schemes. There was a motion passed at a recent AGM trying to limit aggressive claiming of pub discounts by the greedier members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    There are also pubs which do a discount outside the voucher scheme, I know of an Ossett pub where a lot of the regulars joined Camra just for the discount there and at the 'spoons down the road. There's also discounted entry to beer festivals to add in, so a fair number of the almost 200,000 could be in it for the savings hence Camra's reluctance to drop the schemes. There was a motion passed at a recent AGM trying to limit aggressive claiming of pub discounts by the greedier members.
    The membership in Rochdale has grown considerably in the last couple of years as ALL the town centre cask ale pubs give a CAMRA discount of some sort.

    I blame the bloke who persuaded The Baum to offer a discount many years ago and it just spread.

    All 3 new cask ale openings offered a discount from day 1 as well with another 2 in the pipeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    There are also pubs which do a discount outside the voucher scheme,
    I rarely find myself in a 'Spoons, and have never knowingly patronised a Stonegate, so my vouchers are lurking in a drawer, and have probably expired.
    I feel pennypinching asking for a CAMRA discount in a normal pub,and I have never been offered one.Am I right in thinking that the landlord bears the cost?
    Mrs W has a small nursery business selling plants at Farmers Markets and fairs,and we get irritated by one off punters asking for a discount on low ticket items. Naturally, we reward regular customers over the course of a season in the same way as I was rewarded by the Guv'nor when I was a regular in his pub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    ...Am I right in thinking that the landlord bears the cost?
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    You are correct whether that's Wetherspoons, Stonegate or the Red Lion, in the case of the vouchers Camra just distributes and publicises them, for single pubs Camra branches usually put them in a list in a local mag'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I feel pennypinching asking for a CAMRA discount in a normal pub,and I have never been offered one.
    Try the Tapping the Admiral - I've always been asked if I have a CAMRA card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Try the Tapping the Admiral - I've always been asked if I have a CAMRA card!
    Same here, always been asked if I'm a CAMRA member in there,I must have the look, I blame the people I drink with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I feel pennypinching asking for a CAMRA discount in a normal pub,and I have never been offered one.
    If the pub offer it up, go for it, they are prepared to take the hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I feel pennypinching asking for a CAMRA discount in a normal pub,and I have never been offered one.
    When on manoeuvres I often forget about CAMRA discount but if I'm stopping for several pints which is more likely nowadays I always try and remember. The local Bell does 10% discount which means 40p a pint less. I went to one in SE London that did a huge 20% discount. Sadly it was a horrible place full of TV screens but the beer was OK.

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