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Aug 19, 2013 08:22:21   #
jeannietta
 
http://www.bergeredefrance.com

Free catalog with 367 yarn samples included!

100 free points ($10 USD) for first time subscribers.
 
Aug 19, 2013 08:26:30   #
CaroleD53 (a regular here)
 
You have reminded me, I sent for this last week and I think it said it would arrive in about 5 days. No sign yet but I don't suppose I should count the weekend. That will be something to look forward to in the mail!
Aug 19, 2013 08:29:46   #
jeannietta
 
I agree. I received a $10 coupon when I signed up and used it immediately on the Irish Knits magazine. It was originally $12 with $5 shipping to the US. I got it for just $7! I think the $10 incentive is for new subscribers. It's a great deal. And how many catalogs come with free yarn samples! It's like Christmas in August.
Aug 19, 2013 08:49:28   #
MomBeezzzz
 
Thanks so much I love their patterns, so lovely, so me!!
Aug 19, 2013 09:06:21   #
Klockie
 
I tried to sign up for this catalog and after filling out all of the information I was accepted as a member but was denied a catalog. In fact it stated that I had not requested it and further attempts have gotten me nowhere. In the information requested it asked for my date of birth and I believe that based on this information I am not considered a likely customer. I am really aggravated about this. Any suggestions?
Aug 19, 2013 09:08:12   #
CaroleD53 (a regular here)
 
Klockie wrote:
I tried to sign up for this catalog and after filling out all of the information I was accepted as a member but was denied a catalog. In fact it stated that I had not requested it and further attempts have gotten me nowhere. In the information requested it asked for my date of birth and I believe that based on this information I am not considered a likely customer. I am really aggravated about this. Any suggestions?


Took me a few attempts too.
 
Aug 19, 2013 09:12:54   #
jeannietta
 
Make sure you also fill out the address form to create an account. Once you do this you will receive an email welcoming you. You will then have 100 points deposited in your account. I was unsure it had accepted my registration as well so I backed it up with a note to customer service however when I went though the motions of placing an order the $10 coupon was automatically applied. I assume I will receive the free catalog and samples because all registrants are eligible. Just try again.
Aug 19, 2013 09:18:35   #
Pishi (a regular here)
 
There is a spot at the top of the page that states "no" for wanting a catalog. You have to change it to "yes". Maybe this will help. I just filled it out and my request was accepted.
Aug 20, 2013 07:21:20   #
sexxysuee
 
thanks for link have send for one as well says it takes 5 - 10 days to get to uk
Aug 20, 2013 07:36:18   #
pzoe
 
Had major problems signing up. Three attempts with all fields and sections completed. How long does it take to receive 'welcome email?'

Pzoe
Aug 20, 2013 07:53:30   #
jeannietta
 
pzoe wrote:
Had major problems signing up. Three attempts with all fields and sections completed. How long does it take to receive 'welcome email?'

Pzoe


You should get an email instantly.
 
Aug 20, 2013 08:51:00   #
sexxysuee
 
pzoe wrote:
Had major problems signing up. Three attempts with all fields and sections completed. How long does it take to receive 'welcome email?'

Pzoe


you have to make sure you select the correct country from the top of web page first before filling out form
Aug 20, 2013 09:08:04   #
henhouse2011 (a regular here)
 
At the very top is a little box that says free catalog. It is set on no, you have to click on it to change to yes, I did not have a problem at all.
Aug 20, 2013 09:44:15   #
La Bergere
 
Hello everyone, and first of all thanks for all your kind words about our new catalogue! We are so excited to finally have it fully translated into English so it's great to see that you're excited too!

The form can be a little tricky, for the best results, just leave the phone and date of birth fields empty as they tend to cause errors due to format (the DOB must be DD MM YYYY, and the phone number no more than 10 digits - yay for clunky old websites!) Our web elf is off on vacation so he'll get that fixed soon hopefully...

Klokie, all new customers are entitled to a free catalogue, we don't do any checks based on date of birth or anything like that, so it was just a glitch on the site.

We've had so many requests that we're a little behind on sending out the catalogues, so it may take a little longer than we had hoped for you to receive your catalogue, but it should only be a matter of a few extra days...
Aug 20, 2013 10:28:29   #
Cassews
 
thanks for the site ! Sent for my catalogue . .About 12 days not including today (as that is what it stated the 12 days for everywhere else in the world)..woohoo !!
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