Department store Debenhams features cosmetics counters, men’s, women’s and children’s wear, perfume, gifts and electronics, and a wedding service. The store has both an online shop as well as 153 stores across the UK and Ireland.
Below are today's top Debenhams discount vouchers, fully checked and verified by our team of voucher hunters. Get 'em while they're hot!
Whether it's a retailer or restaurateur, airline or air-conditioner seller, computer shop or car rental company, there are always two main risks. Either it's a dodgy company, or it's a legit company that has financial problems and goes bust.
The aim of these tips is to help you minimise the risks.
Quite simply, its customers are immediately transformed into creditors. This hits hardest if you've ordered goods or tickets from them, and not had delivery, as then you become one of a line of people trying to get your money back out of the company's assets, and you usually get back much less than you paid in.
Even if you've had delivery, if the company you bought from goes under and there's a problem with the goods, it can mean you've no comeback.
While MoneySavingExpert.com endeavours to check deals are valid, we don't check companies ' finances. Even huge names like MFI and Woolies have folded, so it's very important you use the right strategies to stay protected where possible.
Pay by credit card for something over £100, and Section 75 laws supercharge your consumer rights.
Unlike debit cards, cheques or cash, pay in full or part (even just £1) on a credit card and by law the lender's jointly liable with the retailer.
This means you have exactly the same rights with the card company as you do with the retailer. So if it goes bust, you can simply take your complaints there instead and get money back if there's no delivery.
Yet it's important you ALWAYS REPAY IN FULL each month, so there's no interest cost. See the full Section 75 guide.
Section 75 doesn't apply to purchases under £100, but there's still an option which can help. It isn't a legal protection, just Visa, Mastercard and Amex's rules, but it's a good back-up.
Spend on a Visa, Mastercard or Amex credit card or any debit or charge card. If the goods don't appear, you can try to ask your bank/card provider to reclaim the cash from the seller's bank, so long as you complain within 120 days of realising there's a problem. See the Chargeback guide for full details.
Bogus websites are often set up to cash in on popular products like Ugg boots and Tiffany necklaces, so be wary if it's an unfamiliar site. And don't think that because it appears on a reputable search engine, that makes it a reputable site - always check.
Most folk know to look for a security padlock on the bottom right of a website, but that doesn't mean the site's legit, just that payment's secure.
To find out who registered the site and when, search the Whois database. Reputable firms should also appear on the Companies House site, the UK Government's official companies register. Be very wary of businesses with just a PO Box or email address.
Study the site's worldwide web ranking on Alexa. Anything in the top 100,000 means it's reasonably big and a good, though not foolproof indication of legitimacy. Do a quick Google search for other shoppers' experiences.
Crucially, ensure your security's up-to-date - free software can be downloaded to your computer in about five minutes. Full details in the Free Antivirus Software guide.
Many people are surprised to learn you've MORE rights buying online (or by telephone/catalogue) due to the Distance Selling Regulations.
These give you a legal right to send most goods back within seven days for a full refund (including outward delivery costs), even if there's no fault. You'll usually need to pay for the return delivery. Read Consumer Rights for a full guide.
However, of course, this is balanced by the fact ordering online automatically means there's a time gap between ordering and delivering - when the company has your money. So if it goes bust during that time, the distance selling rights don't help.
Ultimately, there is always a risk that a company can go bust. If the above routes don't apply, then you have to make a decision about whether you're willing to take the risk of parting with your cash.
Don't be scared of this. Every day we all make transactions based on trust, and this is part of that, but do balance up the amount you're spending against the risk. Don't give large amounts of money to a company you're not sure about.
It's said that December is 'engagement month'. So you may be sporting some new bling or have a diamond-shaped dent in your wallet.
With engagements come weddings (spoiler alert: they don't come cheap) - see our 50 Cheap Wedding Tips guide. We've spotted some heavily reduced dresses suitable for bridesmaids which will hopefully help you save some cash on the big day or at least get you an extra Margarita or two on your honeymoon. These dresses would also be good if you have a fancy do to go to.
Our top pick 'bridesmaid' dresses from £20
There's a huge selection of reduced dresses* (it's best to search by size). The sale ends Sun 26 Jan, but stock's going fast and we reckon they'll be gone by then.
Below are some of the bargains before using the code:
Delivery's £3.99 or you can collect in-store for free.
Go online to Debenhams* or to your nearest store by Fri 14 Feb and you'll find 15% off all designer lingerie*, 15% off a selection of jewellery*, men’s watches*, women’s watches*, and 10% off fragrances* and fragrance gift sets. The discount’s applied automatically.
You've missed the deadline for delivery in time for Valentine's Day, so you’re better off shopping in-store to avoid the hefty £4.99 next day delivery charge.
Bargains we found on Tue 11 Feb include women's Jasper Conran briefs for £9 (were £10.50), silver necklaces for £10.20 (were £12) and men's Jeff Banks watches for £51 (were £60).
There's also a code to enter online for 15% off (delivery's £3.99 or collect in-store for free). The voucher and code can both be used until Sun 9 Feb and you can print the voucher or show it on your smartphone.
If you're purchasing beauty, fragrance, furniture or electrical items, you'll only get 10% off.
Can't be used on Apple products, tablets, cameras, gift experiences and some other services and brands. There's more info on exclusions below.
Excludes these brands: Simple Human, Joseph Joseph Tempur, Gift Experiences, Lego & Lego Friends, Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant, Baker by Ted Baker, Canon, Fuji Film, Ion, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Polaroid, Proper, Samsung, Sony, Loake shoes and Osprey wash bags & wallets. See full list of excluded concessions.
Can't be used on financial services, food services, handling and delivery charges, cash, gift vouchers or gift cards, at debenhamsplus.com, debenhamscurtains.com, debenhamstailoredsuits.com, flowers, hampers, personalised wedding stationery and wine.
Get the code from VoucherCodes* and enter it online at Debenhams by Wed 22 Jan and you'll get an extra 10% off most items in the Blue Cross sale, some of which have up to 70% off. The code is also valid on new season arrivals. Delivery's £3.99 or collect in-store for free.
Can't be used on beauty & fragrance, electricals, men's toiletries, furniture and and some branded items (there's more info below).
Excludes the following brands: Fred Perry, Le Creuset, Simple Human, Joseph Joseph, Tempur, Scion, Bedeck, Kas Harlequin, Kids - Levi, Converse, Silver Eight, Route 66, Crocs, Just Sheepskin and all concessions. Can't be used on gift vouchers, gift cards, personalised wedding stationery, Debenhamsplus.com, Debenhamsflowers.com, Debenhamscurtains.com, Debenhamstailoredshirts.com, Debenhamsboxoffice.com or with other offers.
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