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House of Fraser: giftcard buyers beware

Friday, 19 October 2018 | Article

I’ve warned in this column about the menace of retailers’ giftcards. Many readers have happily handed them out as presents, only for their friends and relatives to fall foul of ridiculous deadline rules.

Waitrose will deliver and unpack food while you're out in new service trial - and drivers will even pop things in the fridge

Friday, 05 October 2018 | News

Waitrose customers could soon be able to have food deliveries made without needing to be at home.

Tesco launches cut-price supermarket chain called "Jack's", with two stores set to open

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | News

Shoppers have a new supermarket option to consider as Tesco launches a new cut-price brand named after the firm’s founder.

Deal of the week: save £270 with Aldi cast-iron cookware

Friday, 14 September 2018 | News

Avid chefs can get their hands on handsome cast-iron cookware from Aldi, hundreds of pounds cheaper than the Le Creuset classics.

'My bracelet broke under guarantee, but Astley Clarke wouldn’t replace it'

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader trying to get a guarantee honoured.

Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in July 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of July 2018.

Don’t be afraid to haggle - you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get a better price

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

I remember my first experience of haggling well. It wasn’t actually me doing the haggling, but my formidable little Italian mother.

Deal of the week: 20% off selected giftcards at Tesco

Friday, 10 August 2018 | News

Get a 20% discount on giftcards from Gap, New Look, Odeon and Pizza Express at Tesco.

Common excuses consumers face - and how to deal with them

Friday, 10 August 2018 | Article

Unhappy with something you’ve bought or a service you’ve received? Then don’t be shy about complaining. Make sure you know your rights so that companies can’t dismiss your gripes with a host of excuses.

Deal of the week: free cinema tickets with packets of chocolate

Friday, 03 August 2018 | News

Cinema-goers can get ‘free’ tickets to the movies by purchasing packets of chocolate.