IKEA offers to buy back used furniture in exchange for vouchers

Ikea has launched a buy back scheme that will allow customers to sell used furniture in exchange for store credit.  The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant will give participating shoppers vouchers worth up to 50 per cent of the original value, depending on the condition of the piece.  In turn, shoppers will be able to buy … Read more

Tui trips to Tunisia and British Airways vouchers: The Holiday Guru tackles hot travel issues

Should I cancel my May 24 trip to Tunisia with Tui? The Holiday Guru irons out troublesome travel issues By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 08:11 BST, 28 April 2021 | Updated: 08:11 BST, 28 April 2021 The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week issues tackled include British Airways vouchers … Read more

TONY HETHERINGTON: A voucher’s no help…the wedding’s over!

Tony Hetherington is Financial Mail on Sunday’s ace investigator, fighting readers corners, revealing the truth that lies behind closed doors and winning victories for those who have been left out-of-pocket. Find out how to contact him below.  Ms M.T. writes: I arranged to go to Sicily for a wedding, but was diagnosed with cancer and … Read more

Flight attendant warns US travelers NOT to take vouchers if they get bumped from a full flight

A former flight attendant has warned travelers in the US not to take vouchers if they are ever involuntarily bumped from a full flight — because they’re entitled to cold, hard cash. Sandra Jeenie Kwon spent two-and-half years working as a flight attendant for Emirates Airlines, and learned quite a few tricks and airline secrets … Read more

People living in Tier Three areas could receive shopping vouchers in return for getting tested

People could be given shopping vouchers if they get tested for coronavirus under Number 10‘s mass-swabbing plans.  Local councils in Tier 3 hotspot areas will be paid £14 for every test carried out in a bid to encourage widespread uptake. Authorities could use the money on ‘discount schemes with local businesses’ to incentivise residents to get … Read more

Coronavirus: £170million of taxpayers’ money to go on Amazon vouchers to coax people into study

Cash for Covid tests? £170million of taxpayers’ money to go on Amazon and other online store vouchers to coax people into coronavirus study 400,000 people will be asked to provide data in exchange for a £50 voucher  Some will get opportunity to provide data for a year for £425 in gift cards   The ONS did … Read more

Shoppers saw £98m worth of gift vouchers expire during lockdown

An estimated £97.7million was lost on shopping vouchers that went unused during lockdown, new research has revealed. A quarter of people had a shopping voucher, worth £45.70 on average, that expired during the period when many shops and businesses were forced to close their doors, according to new data from Which?.  Around half of those … Read more

Parents denied refunds on childcare vouchers

Parents who pay into childcare voucher schemes being denied refunds by their employers, despite not being able to use vouchers during lockdown By Amelia Murray For The Daily Mail Published: 00:22 BST, 29 July 2020 | Updated: 00:22 BST, 29 July 2020 Parents who pay into childcare voucher schemes are being denied refunds by their … Read more

Government pumps £283m into public transport and provides £50 bike repair vouchers for cyclists

Roads, railways, buses and trams are to receive a £283 million funding boost and half a million bike repair vouchers will be made available as part of plans to get Britain moving again during the coronavirus crisis. The Transport Secretary said today the cash injection, divided into £254m for buses and £29m for trams and … Read more

Coronavirus has made cancelling holidays a nightmare – here’s the lowdown on refunds and vouchers

This week we’ve been inundated by requests for help with coronavirus-related travel problems. Getting to the grocery shop is tricky enough these days, let alone organising a holiday. This is especially true because no one knows exactly when travel restrictions will be lifted. And, of course, plenty of people have already had trips cancelled and are … Read more