Had a friend or relative get in touch out of the blue asking for money? Things might not be all they seem. Here’s why you should stay vigilant.
Apple offers a trade-in scheme in return for a gift card or refund on a new purchase – but is it a deal worth going for? And what happens to your old device?
When a major retailer goes bust, things can quickly become complicated for gift cards. Cash may feel impersonal for a last-minute present, but is a gift card worth the risk?
The Christmas season is known to come with its own special hefty price tag, so how do we cope with the cost of Christmas? *Warning – not a lot of Christmas cheer can be found here*.
Unfortunately it’s become a bit of a high street trend for shops to go bust, often refusing to honour customers’ gift vouchers along the way. With a lack of rights surrounding them, are gift vouchers still a worthy gift?
The sad news that music and video store HMV has gone into administration is a further blow to the struggling high street. With online shopping and digital music on the rise, was HMV’s demise inevitable?
Gift cards and vouchers are offered by all manner of retailers, providing an easy gift option for some. But as your consumer rights on gift cards are severely limited, should you consider other options instead?
Across the UK, we’ve got around £320m in loose change just hanging round the house. But how much money do we have stored up in loyalty schemes, foreign currency, gift vouchers, rail vouchers… the list goes on!
As another big retailer – this time Comet – goes into administration, many gift voucher holders could be out-of-pocket. Is it time we turned our backs on gift vouchers and gift cards?
Do you use savings schemes to put money aside for special occasions? Do you prefer to give gift vouchers as gifts? If you do, be warned, you could be in murky waters should the company go bust.
It’s the big hunt for the receipt! Christmas gifts have been exchanged and now it’s a trek back to the shop with unwanted presents. But before you join the long customer services queue – do you know your rights?
Alison asks: My husband and I were given £400 of Habitat vouchers for our wedding. Unfortunately, as I have health problems, we struggled to get into any of the Habitat stores to use them and I couldn’t use them online.
Well, well – who’s sitting on all the gift vouchers then? Apparently there could be as much as £576m worth of unused vouchers gathering dust in British homes. So why aren’t we spending them?
Ah, the gift voucher, many kids dread them. But do gift cards and vouchers show real thought, or are they merely a way to weasel out of buying ‘proper’ presents?