I think Quidco have a bug

I think Quidco have a bit of a mail merge bug. I just received the following email:


Somehow I don't think that's what they meant to say...

I wonder how many of those they’ve just sent out…


  1. Heh! I’ve made this mistake.

    As a placement student I wrote an emailing script. It seemed to work when I send the a single test email, so I set it going while I was out for lunch. Unfortunately it picked out the first name from the database and substituted that name for everyone in the list!

    Lesson learned. If you’re sending emails, test and test again. …or maybe don’t trust the placement student sending bulk emails

  2. Hi,

    Yes, we had an unfortunate technical error here at Quidco which led to a rather confusing email. The good news is that everyone will of course be receiving a second email with the correct information, and that the correct cashback amount has been processed and is on its way straight into a member’s bank account as usual. Apologies for any confusion caused.

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