Monday, 16 July 2012

Boots Recycling!

Whilst browsing the internet I came across a brilliant initiative ran by Boots whereby you can recycle your old gadgets and devices and earn Boots Advantage points at the same time!

There are so many different recycling schemes around at the moment, offering you cash or high street vouchers in return for your unwanted mobile phones and other gadgets. I have personally used these on a few occasions to sell old mobile phones, but I was never aware that Boots ran a similar scheme. Instead of giving you cash for your gadgets Boots offer you Advantage Card points instead, which can be used in store and online. 

As I have never heard of this scheme before I decided to compare Boots offerings to the popular phone recycling scheme, Envirofone. I have used Envirofone in the past and have been satisfied with the amount of money I received from recycling my unwanted phones, but I thought it would be interesting to see how Boots would measure up. 
For this comparison I have used the phone I currently use, a black iPhone 4 32GB. My phone contract is due to be updated in a few months so it is interesting to see what I would get for it. *

Left Boots, Right Envirofone

As you can see there really is very little in the price comparison between the two schemes. Looking at it at face value I feel that Envirofone would probably be the most appealing as it would be brilliant to receive £210 in cash, yet I feel that £206 worth of Boots vouchers would probably be a better option for me, for one simple reason: If I had £210 burning a hole in my pocket I would probably spend it with nothing to show for it. With the Boots points I would probably only buy small essentials, with maybe one or two 'treats' every now and then, so Boots seems to a more sustainable option for me.
On top of the £206 worth of Advantage Card points Boots are also offering to donate £1 for every recycled item to MacMillan Cancer Support which is a wonderful and very deserving charity. 

If you are thinking about recycling your old mobile phone, MP3 Player or other gadgets I highly recommend considering the boots recycling scheme, in fact I intend to have a good sort out in the near future to hunt down any old mobile phones I have lying around in order to turn them into Advantage Card points! 

Boots Recycling is available here. X

*Please note that these prices were correct at the time of writing, but prices may change depending on the popularity and 'newness' of the phone. Is newness even a word?! 

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great idea - Very tempted to do this for my (non-working) ipod!
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