Babies might be little angels most of the time, but they sure do know how to clear out your wallet. I was in disbelief each time I packed up a diaper bag for a day trip or a suitcase for travel how much babies really do need. Don’t worry you will eventually find the perfect method to grab all your things, pack up and head out the door. The thing that really gets me is how much it costs to buy all these new “things” that your baby apparently needs. It’s all tiny, so it should be cheaper right? Wrong! Here’s the positive twist though, there are actually so many options for free baby stuff out there for moms and you should not be afraid to take advantage of them. We have pulled together some of the best freebies for moms out there all right here.
However, this isn't guaranteed to work as there's no set rule on whether the law covers gift cards. Also, Section 75 only applies to single items worth over £100, so you aren't covered if you bought multiple gift cards for smaller amounts, regardless of the total cost. See our Section 75 guide for more info (and be aware you may need the gift giver to claim for you as they're the one who paid).
So if a retailer does go bust and I'm unlikely to get my money back, should I just throw my gift card/voucher away? No. Don't be too quick to chuck gift cards – administrators may have a change of heart. For example, when Comet went into administration in November 2012, the administrator Deloitte ended up allowing it to accept gift cards, after originally saying it couldn't.
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What does an administrator consider when deciding whether gift cards should continue to be accepted? The administrator's decision is based on a number of factors, including how many gift vouchers or gift cards are in circulation, the impact of accepting gift cards on other creditors, the likelihood of achieving a rescue package for the retailer and the relationship between the business and its customers.
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Amazon Gift Cards are available in a variety of formats and a wide selection of designs, ideal for all gifting needs, including last-minute gifts. E-mail gift vouchers instantly or schedule them up to a year in advance, or print gift vouchers at home, both giving you the option to personalise your gift by adding your own photo and personal message. Alternatively, send gift cards by post in complimentary packaging such as gift boxes and greetings cards, with Free One-Day Delivery within the UK. Amazon Gift Cards are also available in multi-packs for events or corporate incentives.

Gift cards have been criticized for the ability of the issuer to set rules that are detrimental to the purchaser or card recipient. For example, gift cards may be subject to an expiry date, administrative fees, restrictions on use, and absence of adequate protection in case of fraud or loss.[2] Over time fees may render the value of a gift card zero. However, these issues have been addressed in recent years in some jurisdictions. In the United States, many jurisdictions limit or prohibit all fees or expiration dates for gift cards. Further, because of the negative impact on sales that such policies can have, most merchants have adopted and even advertise a "no fee, no expiration" policy for their gift cards, whether or not state laws require it. In 2011, an estimated 2.5% of gift cards were subject to an expiration date and 2.7% to post-sale fees.[12]


Another issue regarding gift cards are the growing concerns from retailers and other businesses about what can be done to prevent gift cards from being exploited by fraudsters. Gift card information can either be stolen from their rightful owners by fraudsters or they can be purchased with stolen credit card information. In recent years, cybercriminals have increased their efforts to take advantage of fraudulent gift cards as they are simple to exploit with automated brute-force bot attacks.[15] The most common form of gift card fraud is committed through the act of stealing card information for activated cards with an existing balance by attacking a retailer's systems which store gift card data. Once a gift card has been compromised, the fraudster will then check the balance through online customer portals before using the funds or reselling on the secondary gift card market.[16]


Free baby sleeping box in England. The Baby Box Co is giving families with newborns in England a free baby box similar to the Scottish one above (without the extra freebies), by watching educational videos. You take a 20-minute online course on baby and child health, then do a quiz. The baby box acts as a Moses basket and comes with foam mattress, cover and sheet. You need to apply before your baby is six months old, and can pick up from 150 collection points (or pay £6 for delivery).

The first giftcard using a payments infrastructure was introduced by Neiman Marcus in late 1994,[6] though Blockbuster Entertainment was the first company to do so at a wide scale,[7] test-marketing them in 1995 and launching them around the country the next year. In the beginning, the Blockbuster giftcard replaced gift certificates that were being counterfeited with recently introduced color copiers and color printers. Blockbuster's first giftcard transactions were processed by what was then Nabanco of Sunrise, Florida. Nabanco was the developer of the first third-party platform for the processing of giftcards using existing payment infrastructure.
Not all gift cards are redeemed. The card may be lost; there may be time decay (expiration and fees) or complex rules of redemption; the recipient may not be interested in the store that accepts the card or be under the false assumption that not using it will save money for the giver. It has been estimated that perhaps 10% of cards are not redeemed, amounting to a gain for retailers of about $8 billion in the United States in 2006.[5]
Amazon is a close second to Target when it comes to my favorite things in life. Did you know you can register for your baby shower through Amazon too? If you have Amazon Prime just register and spend $10, then you get to pick out a free baby stuff welcome box to be sent to your doorstep. The items in the welcome box are typically valued around $35, so it’s a pretty great deal!
Valid only on purchases made in the UK from Apple Media Services. Use requires an Apple ID and prior acceptance of licence and usage terms. Not redeemable for cash, for resale, for shipments outside the UK and no refunds or exchanges (except as required by law). Data collection and use subject to Apple’s Privacy Policy; see apple.com/uk/privacy. Apple is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from lost or stolen cards or for use without permission. Your statutory rights are not affected. App Store & iTunes gift cards are issued and supplied by Apple Distribution International. In distributing the cards, the retailer is acting as agent for and on behalf of Apple Distribution International. Terms apply; see apple.com/uk/go/legal/gc. Content purchased from the iTunes Store is for personal lawful use only. © 2019 Apple Distribution International. All rights reserved.
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Gift Cards, including any unused Gift Card balances, expire ten years from the date of issuance. Gift Cards may not be redeemed for the purchase of products at www.amazon.at, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.com, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.com.mx, or any other website owned and operated by us, our affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these terms and conditions. Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase other gift cards. Gift Cards cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value or redeemed for cash. Unused Gift Card balances in an Amazon.co.uk account may not be transferred to another Amazon.co.uk account.
The Amazon.co.uk Conditions of Use & Sale apply. Gift Cards are issued by Amazon EU S.à r.l., a Luxembourg entity. When you purchase, receive or redeem a Gift Card, you agree that the laws of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg will govern these Gift Card terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time in our discretion. All terms and conditions are applicable to the extent permitted by law.
If you enjoyed this post and would like some more money saving ideas, then head over to the saving my family money section here on Savings 4 Savvy Mums where you’ll find over 50 money saving tips to help you save your family more. There’s enough tips to help you save over £300 a month! You could also pop over and follow my family saving Pinterest boards for lots more ideas on how to stop spending and save more; Money Saving Tips for Families and Managing Money for Families
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