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The Argos Toy Exchange

Argos Toy Exchange

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

How the Toy Exchange works:

  1. Round up your pre-loved toys
  2. Donate them to your local Argos or Barnardo's 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 30 September until 20 November, 2015.

The vouchers are redeemable at Argos stores until close of business, Christmas Eve, 2015.

All profits raised from selling the donated toys will help to fund our work with over 240,000 children young people and their families in the UK each year.

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 20 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 20 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 960 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 20 November. Barnardo’s will also cease to issue vouchers from close of business on 20 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 20 November.

Q: Can the toys be in any condition?

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

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

A: One voucher will be handed our per donation (not per toy). Only one Toy Exchange voucher can be redeemed per single transaction at Argos. 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.