Online shopping is the convenient choice for many shoppers these days but it looks like some people might have been taking Asos for a ride with their generous returns policy. The online fashion retailer has revealed a list of sweeping changes in a bid to stop serial returners. One of which is refusing a refund to serial return and wear offenders, those who buy items for outfits-of-the-day and then simply return them, or worse, wear them and then return them afterwards as 'unworn'. In an email sent out to customers, the brand explained: "If we notice an unusual pattern of returns activity that doesn't sit right: e.g. we suspect someone is actually wearing their purchases and then returning them or ordering and returning loads – way, waaay more than even the most loyal Asos customer would order – then we might have to deactivate the account and any associated accounts." It's not all bad news though, Asos has also extended its returns policy period from 28 days to 45, to allow … [Read more...] about ASOS returns policy changes
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Children are regularly struck down by a variety of illnesses, as their immune system develops. And if they're in school or nursery, it's important to keep them at home, to avoid other children becoming ill. But when is it ok to send your child back to school and how long are they contagious for? Well every illness is different, but the NHS has put together the most common childhood illnesses and advised when it's usually safe to send them back - reports Mirror Online. Illnesses such as glandular fever, hand, foot and mouth, conjunctivitis, slapped cheek, head lice, tonsillitis and threadworms don't necessarily mean your child needs to stay home. But you should inform your child's school or nursery. The ones parents should be aware of are: Chicken pox - child can return when all the spots have crusted over. Diarrhoea and vomiting - 48 hours from last episode. Impetigo - when lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours after commencing antibiotics. … [Read more...] about How many days should you keep kids off school for common illnesses?
The UK still looks set to leave the European Union at the end of March - but whether that will now be with no deal remains to be seen. Britain originally voted to leave the EU following a Brexit referendum in June 2016. The referendum saw nearly 52% (17.4m people) vote to leave compared to 48% (16.1m people) who wanted to remain. At this time the date given for when the UK would leave the EU was March 29 2019 - 72 days from January 16. You can see the latest time until Brexit below: However the UK currently faces the prospect of a no deal withdrawal after MPs rejected Theresa May's Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 on Monday January 15. he humiliating rebuff was delivered in the House of Commons just moments after the Prime Minister made a last-ditch appeal for MPs to back the Withdrawal Agreement which she sealed with Brussels in November after almost two years of negotiation. The 230-vote margin of defeat was by far the worst suffered by any Government in a meaningful … [Read more...] about How many days are there until Brexit?
Millions of us receive presents that are – ahem - not precisely right for us every year, but does that mean we can take them back and what are the rules surrounding returns? The good news is that if the gift's faulty or not fit for purpose, rather than – say – the wrong size or just plain awful, you have an automatic right to return it. The better news, if it was bought online you also get an automatic right to return it. “With the new Consumer Rights Act, consumers are better protected than ever before, but awareness of the new laws is low,” said chief ombudsman Lewis Shand Smith. “Your rights are extended when you buy a product online and you can return non-faulty items too. For example your decision to buy may have been based on a short description or a photo, so what you receive might not always be quite what you expected. “Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you have the right to return your order up to 14 days from the day.” … [Read more...] about Christmas returns policies for all of the big high street retailers and chains
IT'S that time of year again - Christmas is around the corner and it's time to make those final preparations, Christmas tunes blaring. With fewer than two weeks to go until we get to rip our presents open, let's take a look at how you can get set for the festive season in time for Santa. The main question making the rounds at this time of year is will we get a white Christmas? While the UK hasn't woken up to widespread snow on Christmas morning since 2010, forecasters have hinted that maybe 2018 could be a game-changer. And Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to the pantomime - there are some crackers planned for this year. Celebrities are teaming up in huge seasonal extravaganzas like Dawn French and Julian Clary appearing in Snow White at the Palladium - so make sure you book your tickets and dust off your foam finger in time! When the time comes, make sure you have all your answers prepared for those awkward questions about Santa and show the children how to track his … [Read more...] about How many days until Christmas 2018? The countdown to the big day is on!