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The Argos Toy Exchange

Argos Toy Exchange

For the second year running, we have partnered up with the UK’s number one toy retailer, Argos to launch the very exciting Argos Toy Exchange! The Argos Toy Exchange is a UK-wide initiative to encourage donations of pre-lovedunwanted toys which we can sell in our stores in the run up to Christmas.

How the Toy Exchange works:

  1. Round up your unwanted toys
  2. Donate them to Argos or Barnardo's in-store
  3. Get a £5 Argos voucher redeemable when you spend £35 or more on toys at Argos

You can donate the unwanted toys in-store from 16 October until 26 November.

The vouchers are redeemable at Argos stores until Christmas Eve.

All money raised from the donated items will help with our work with over 200,000 children young people and their families in the UK each year.

To find out more about the campaign, visit the Argos website or Facebook page where there’s even a fun app for you get involved with!

So why not get the kids involved and exchange the old for the new?


Popular FAQs

Q: Can I donate to any Barnardo’s store across the UK?

A: Yes, this is a nationwide initiative so all stores will receive/accept donations. Argos stores will cease to accept donations after 26th November however Barnardo’s stores are always looking for good quality items to sell and will accept donations all year round. Barnardo’s stores will only issue vouchers until close of business on 26th November.

Q: If I donate toys to the Argos Toy Exchange how much money will go to Barnardo’s?

A: 100% of the profits from selling your donated toys will help to fund Barnardo’s work to support the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Q: What will the money raised from the exchange do?

A: Barnardo’s runs more than 900 vital services across the UK. Our services include support for young carers, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups. Funds raised from the appeal will help to keep these services running.

Q: How long will Argos and Barnardo’s stores issue vouchers in exchange for donations?

A: Argos stores will cease to accept donations and subsequently cease to issue vouchers after 26 November. Barnardo’s will also cease to issue vouchers from close of business on 26 November. Donations can be handed into your local Barnardo’s store as normal after this date however they will be unable to issue vouchers after 26 November.

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Q: Can the toys be any condition?

A: Yes, we will accept any toy in any condition, although the better the condition, the most funds we can raise towards Barnardo’s vital work.

Q: Is it one voucher per toy or one per visit?

A: Only one voucher can be redeemed per single transaction. In order to qualify for any Argos gift voucher offers, final transaction amount must meet the stated threshold after the Toy Exchange discount has been taken off. The offer excludes the purchase of gift cards. Gift vouchers may be redeemed in-store but not on Quick Pay kiosks, via the internet or over the telephone. Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash. Photocopied or damaged gift vouchers will not be accepted.