Superdrug is a high-street chain selling cosmetics, bath and beauty products with some in-store pharmacies. The chain has over 900 stores in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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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.
Buy a Gillette Venus & Olay razor at Superdrug only and you can get a pamper treatment (usually 20-30 mins) such as a massage, facial, manicure etc at 500+ salons nationwide.
This offer's been on for a while and it's valid when you buy a Venus ProSkin Sensitive or Venus & Olay razor and blades by Sat 31 May (unfortunately there's no promo sticker on packs).
We're only telling you about it now because the new Venus & Olay Sugarberry razors are currently half price at £5.48 till Tue 11 Mar. As some treatments are worth up to £25, you can get a treatment at a fifth of the usual price (and you get a razor chucked in too!).
Here's how to get the deal:
You'll need to bring the voucher and original receipt to your appointment, which must be taken by Fri 1 Aug. It's best to book at least two weeks in advance - don't leave it to the last minute as appointments may be all gone.
WARNING: With previous incarnations of similar deals, we've had reports of independent salons refusing these types of voucher. If this happens to you, please report back in the MSE forum.
While the Gillette Venus and Olay razors are aimed at women, there's nothing in the T&Cs which states men can't go - just check the salon offers treatments for men too.
You need to be 18+ for this offer. Procter and Gamble has confirmed all salons have been briefed on the offer so should accept the voucher for a treatment.
If you've taken up the offer previously (last year), you can still take part this time round. There's no limit to how many 'free' treatments you can get, just as long as you have a receipt and voucher for each visit. Bookings are subject to availability. See the full T&Cs.
Proctor and Gamble has also confirmed you can still get a 'free' treatment when buying the razor at half price.
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