“ Love 2 Shop High Street Gift Vouchers are a great gift for that special someone. They can be redeemed at various department stores for shopping convenience. Redeemable at: Argos, Alton Towers, Boots, Buyagift, Comet, Carphone Warehouse, Ethel Austin, Focus DIY, JJB Sports, Halfords, H.Samuel, Hard Rock Café, Homebase, HMV, Iceland, La Senza, Legoland, River Island, Shoe Zone, Waterstones, Warehouse, WH Smith, Wilkinson, Woolworths and many more. „
I have been a member of Parks Christmas Saving since about 2009/2010 and I have loved being a member. My mum did it at first and I remember in the November she got £400 of Love2Shop Vouchers and she took great pride in shopping with them in each store. Since then I have always done my monthly payment scheme to ensure I get a nice lump of vouchers to ease my Christmas shopping load. The vouchers have come in handy, and even on occasion I have given them as gifts. Unfortunately, last year finances were a bit of a struggle so I did not stick with my plan but I did want some to give as gifts so I visited highstreetvouchers.com to give some to my mum and sister.
The website layout is really easy and straightforward, a vibrant blue background with the logo. It is a bit confusing as the website is called highstreetvouchers which I associate with Love2Shop and they are completely different names. The website is really good and offers vouchers for so many stores! Accessorize, Amazon, Arcadia, Debenhams, Ernest Jones, H Samuel, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and many many more. The website offers so much variety that there is loads to choose from so anyone who doesn't know what to get someone can surely find something on here!
I bought in November £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers on the website and it was extremely easy to choose the value and even amend the variety - doing 2 loads of £20 and then, £5's so I could easily give each of them £25. The Love2Shop vouchers seemed the best option as it can be used in a wide range of shops like Debenhams, New look, River Island, Iceland and many more. There was an option to gift wrap the vouchers individually at checkout which is a nice added touch. Standard delivery for orders under £100 is free and orders over this value can cost between £1- £4.85 depending on the service and the speed and service selected so you can guarantee the safety of the value of your order.
I chose my work place as my place for the items to be delivered and within 2 working days the order came promptly. I knew they were due out for delivery from a despatch email I received so I knew to lurk around and keep an eye out for Mr postman. Just my luck as I went out on my lunch break Mr postman came and handed my vouchers over to my colleague and I was happy as Larry! Mum and sis were happy with their little treats and the service was fab.
Overall I would really recommend this website, as a genuine retailer of many vouchers for loads of retailers and with really great service. They came straightaway, postage was free and the vouchers ensured loads of happiness and treats bought at my expense, but I would 100% recommend it and would definitely use it again if I needed to!
I bought some vouchers as a incentive prize for a guy at work. We chose asda vouchers and his wife went to shop this morning only to find after the shopping had been loaded up they hadnt been activated. When we contacted www.highstreetvouchers.com they gave us these choices by a woman called "Jermimah",Our comments of dissatisfaction would be "passed on" and they would "get back to us" but couldnt say when. When asked for them to send new vouchers they wouldnt unless we sent the old ones back. The manager wouldnt come to the phone and then we were cut off.When i sell something in my business that doesnt work we give them an immediate refund and a small gesture if relevant, but they seem happy for a woman with kids to stand in tears at a checkout. Nice going HSV.com!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a member of reward & loyaltly website, Toluna, where members participate in polls and surveys to earn points. Instead of swapping these points for cash like you do on here, the points can be swapped for entries into competitions or for high street vouchers. It does take an extremely long time to get enough points for one, but when I finally do I always chose the Love2Shop vouchers. In my opinion they are the best and I will tell you why I think this now.
Love2Shop vouchers are recognised and accepted by most high street shops, including:
*House of Fraser
*Alton Towers . . . and many more. Unfortunately they are still not accepted in places such as Primark, and supermarkets.
You can obtain the vouchers in either £1, £5 or £10 vouchers. The £1 one is green, the £5 one is blue and the £10 is pink. They all have similar designs on them and it is only the colour of their backgrounds which are different, so they are all very easily recognised.
When you spend the voucher, if you have spent less than the value of the voucher then the shop you are spending it in will give you your change in money. Although, if say you are using the £10 voucher and only spending about £3 in their store then some places like Boots will insist you put the change on a gift card that can only be used again in their store. So from a customer's point of view it is more convinient just to use cash.
Love2Shop vouchers can be given as a gift, as in my opinion, they make a nicer present than just giving someone money. The vouchers can not be exchanged for cash.
I would recommend these vouchers over vouchers that can only be used in one store, as there is more variety for where to spend it, but I do think that cash is more convient as you can't give these to your bank etc.
I find Love 2 Shop vouchers extremely useful, im a member of a few online survey sites and this is my preferred method of payment.
I find them so easy to use and have on occasions given them to friends as birthday gifts, which they loved.
You can use the vouchers in most of the high street stores such as Argos, Boots, BHS, Debenhams, House Of Fraiser, River Island, Wilkinsons, HMV, Littlewoods, JJB, TJ Hughes, WH Smith, Pound Stretcher, Barretts, Peacocks, La Senza, Matalan, New Look, WareHouse, Shoe Zone and many more. You can see the full list of store which except these vouchers by visiting www.highstreetvouchers.com.
These vouchers do make great gifts, I find it extremely difficult to buy people presents as I want to make sure they get something they like or haven't already got, I always feel a bit stupid giving people money as it seems as though no effort has gone into it. These vouchers are nice and colourful and due to the choices of shops you can purchase items from, makes it a all round winner.
You can actually purchase these vouchers from online at the address above, you can also purchase them from stores or like I, swap your points from online sites for these vouchers.
Due to the variety of retailers to choose form I think this is definitely one of the best gift vouchers around. N the back of the vouchers it does say cannot be exchanged for money, however I find that most retailers will give you change if you haven't usedup all of the voucher. For example if you have a £10.00 voucher and you only spend 30p you will be given £9.70 in change. So that has to be a plus, especially if you need the money.
The vouchers are available in £1.00, £5.00 and £10.00.
Overall all these are great vouchers which allow you to spend them in a large variety of stores, my only criticism is that it would be good if they could include other retailers such as Dominos, Tesco etc, because of this I give these vouchers an overall rating of 4/5.
Love 2 Shop vouchers are, in my opinion, awesome little vouchers that allow you to buy things in a mass load of places.
These are basically the high street gift voucher that can be spent it stores all over the high street, including La Senza, Bon Marche, Boots, Iceland, Waterstones and Wine Rack. There are over a hundred places you can spend these vouchers, and it is not just in stores, you can also use them to gain entry to places like Legoland Windsor, Thorpe Park, Madamme Taussauds and Chessington World Of Adventures.
The only supermarket that will accept these vouchers is Iceland, which is great for me, as I shop there a lot lol, but it is annoying for those who shop else where and have these vouchers.
You can buy these vouchers online, and I believe in some select stores, but I may be wrong on that one. You can buy them in a mulitude of Denominations, from £1, £5, £10, £20, and there may be higher. There is usually a good length of time on the vouchers before they expire, so chances are you will spend these ways before they expire, I know I always do lol.
For a full, up to date list of stores and places that accept these vouchers, check out their website www.love2shop.co.uk and here you can search by name or business type to see if the places you love accept these vouchers.
If you do not know what to buy someone as a gift, these vouchers are perfect as they can be spent in so many places, that everyone would be happy to recieve one. Recommended to all.
DREADFUL COMPANY DO NOT GO NEAR THEM!! Be warned High Street Vouchers at www.highstreetvouchers.com (part of the Park Group Plc) are out to thieve your money. I bought vouchers on line and paid for them with a delivery charge and they didn't turn up. The company will take no responsibility for undelivered items and refuse to offer any assistance whatsoever when things go wrong. At the time when I purchased the Vouchers their Special Delivery service was not available due to adverse weather conditions. I opted for first class and would you believe they did not send it recorded delivery - not trackable or traceable. What a good way of getting an immediate 100% profit, take a customer's money do not supply vouchers and pocket the money. Their customer care is a complete joke and no reputable company would operate this way. The website also does not give you adequate feedback after purchase so you do not have copy of the invoice or any documentation or details of their dispatch. The only thing you will be guarranteed to receive from this company is trouble.
I didn't know love2shop vouchers existed before last year when I worked in a call centre. At the end of each month, on top of my salary I was given a nice chunky wad of vouchers as a reward for hitting various targets. They really were delicious incentives because unlike money which I might put towards bills or something equally as boring yet important, these vouchers force you to go out and really spend money on yourself (or the family).
The vouchers look appealing enough, coming in 3 different colours:
1. Green vouchers for £1
2. Blue vouchers for £5
3. Pink vouchers for £10
The amount is displayed clearly on the left and bottom right hand side. The left section of the voucher is torn off by the retailer when you hand it in so you do need to make sure its intact and that you don't accidentally tear it otherwise it might not be accepted as valid. (Although I've never had this problem). In the middle of the voucher is a white heart full of the names of all the places you can spend the vouchers. They include:
(my personal top 3 places)
Other less obvious venues...
If you turn the voucher over you'll see that there are also less obvious places listed such as Alton Towers, Legoland and Madame Tussauds, meaning that really, although its a much-exhausted line, there really actually is something for everyone: You can spend them on individual shopping sprees or family days out.
I would recommend that for the higher-end shops or venues it's best to have a sizeable amount of vouchers so that they will knock off more than a few pennies off the larger retailer/theme park/outing otherwise I'd opt for the smaller more regular place such as Argos or Boots.
For a full breakdown of all the possible places to spend the vouchers copy and paste the following into your browser:
You can also use more than one voucher at a time if you want to double up n savings.
The not so lovely things:
The list is for once rather limited. But I've categorised a few problems you might want to be aware of and try and pre-empt should you buy the vouchers or be given them:
1. They are only vouchers
I know this sounds obvious but they are only made of a slightly thickened paper so may crease or get crushed easily. Therefore it's a good idea to try and keep them unfolded (if you have space in your purse/wallet). Although most stores will be happy to accept a voucher which is slightly creased or bended it does save both parties time when its clear and uncreased as a) they are unlikely to waste time perusing the expiry date and b) they are less likely to get torn.
2. The expiry date
I recently found a very creased and folded love2shop voucher (sorry not a good example in light of the above but never mind) at the bottom of my bed from at least a year ago which was still valid so the expiry date is fairly long but it's worth double-checking if you've had the voucher for a while.
3. It's not always possible to get change
In terms of change, shops vary. If for example you go into a shop and want to buy a top that costs £15.00 and you hand them 2 £10 vouchers they may tell you you won't receive the extra £5.00 back in change.
Some shops will pay you the difference in the form of a credit note
Other shops will actually pay you the difference 'en cashe liquide' but I've found this last option the least frequently adhered to. It is in a way understandable- if shops don't have to pay the difference back in cash they don't lose money.
You may want to have a look at the T&Cs to see if there are any guidelines relating to this. Since the vouchers are free in the first place I've never felt the need to check up on this. I also usually try and just pay some cash for a purchase buy use the voucher to get a little bit off.
4. Remember that not all shops will accept
Although a lot of the main high-street shops do accept the vouchers its worth double-checking the list BEFORE you go out shopping.
I made the fatal mistake of somehow getting it into my head that the shop Jane Norman accepted these vouchers. I don't normally shop there on account of everything being so expensive (but so incredibly exquisite at the same time) yet I thought I'd take a look. I spent a good half hour, taking my time browsing through the various stands to find a few possibles, picking a lovely jade and black checked shirt, trying it on and then bringing it to the checkout, only to find out as I pulled out my love2shop vouchers that they didn't accept them. I felt a bit stupid and was more than half annoyed I couldn't buy the shirt I'd had my heart set on!
MY LOVEly verdict:
Apart from a few minor points to consider Love2Shop vouchers make a great gift or reward and can be used in many different places which make them more flexible than your average vouchers. They are easy to use and should be valued as well-appreciated additions to anyone's handbag!
People like this shouldn't be in the business, frankly--they have no concept of customer service.My relatives ordered some vouchers through this site for Christmas, but they never turned up and we forgot all about it. When the relatives contacted them they were extremely unhelpful--emailing them the tracking number of the delivery and saying: "you need to contact your local Post Office and put in a claim"--what rubbish, it's their problem, their responsibility to deliver the vouchers. and up to them to chase up the POst Office for any compensation that is due.Will pursue them till the ends of the earth to get money back from them, and make sure heither I nor anyone I know ever uses them again.
I recently received £40 of love to shop vouchers from a survey site. I was excited at the propect of having many stores to choose from using them in!
Whilst reading the gift voucher, I noticed at the bottom it said 'no change will be given', this made me wonder that if you bought something under £10 in a store that didn't do gift vouchers if they would give you the change or not?!
To be on the safe side I decided to use my vouchers at Boots. I thought it would be a relatively easy process, hand the voucher over, get goods, but no! It was quite a complicated affair, firstly, these vouchers wouldn't go through. The barcode on them is too big for staff to scan properly, then it registered as the wrong thing on the till! If you spend less than £10, you get your change on a Boots gift card (worth noting if you wanted to split the £10, £20 between two different stores!).
I do think these vouchers are quite useful in that they do have more choice than the usual vouchers, and the stores you can spend them in are increasing all the time, they may still however not suit everyone!
One thing to note ( I saw it on tv a few weeks ago), people often forget about vouchers if there not for a store they regularly visit, they usually have an expiry of 2 years so if forgotten about then found, can't be used. Also, buying gift vouchers encourage the user to spend more as they feel like they 'have' to spend it all.
There was a total as to how much stores actually 'make' off people fogetting/not using gift vouchers and the total was in the millions!
It is for that reason I think giving cash is easier, it will be put in a purse and used! If lost, it won't expire!
I know a lot of people don't like giving cash, but personally I much prefer to receive it to gift vouchers!
My advice to anyone buying these vouchers for someone is to give them in £5 denominations. That way if the user wants to use them in 2 different shops, they can!
It used to be the case that, when stuck for presents, annoying aunts and well meaning grandparents would buy gift vouchers. If you were lucky then you'd get some for a store that you might actually use, even if only for a pair of socks. If unlucky, they'd turn up for a store that you'd rather die than go into. So often, the latter was the case.
In recent years, the paper voucher has changed to a re-loadable card but they're still as annoying as ever when the giver gets it wrong!
Another, recent change has seen internet sites, particularly survey sites, paying participants in vouchers and so they're not going to go away.
Thankfully it's not all doom and gloom in voucher world. Love2Shop High Street vouchers are very popular with survey sites and, with a bit of begging, they might become popular with your maiden aunt!
The Vouchers are available in £1, £5 and £10 denominations and retain the familiar paper form with a perforated counterfoil. They are accepted in many of the major high street shops from Woolies, through Wilkinsons, Comet to H Samuel, River Island to Iceland. They are even accepted by Legoland!
Not all of the retailers are listed on the voucher and, rather annoyingly, they are prone to change. The best advice is to print off a list from www.highstreetvouchers.com and, if you think you might have problems redeeming them, print the list off before you go shopping. The one exception to this is Argos - some vouchers have the Argos logo on and others, bought by corporates through the love2reward.com website don't. The latter can't be used in Argos.
In my experience, retailers are normally happy to accept these vouchers and they process them as any other gift voucher. Sometimes you'll find that they'll "check" with management first. It would appear that there are a number of fake vouchers out there and certain retailers (such as Woolies) are being very, very careful.
The design of the vouchers has remained static for a couple of years. This is relevant as retailers are wont to redeem vouchers of older designs although they are still valid. For this reason, if I get some, I tend to use them at the first opportunity rather than letting them gather dust! The new design incorporates a "use by" date (generally at least 18 months hence) and so you must use them in this time or forfeit the value.
Further, the majority of stores will not give change if you don't spend enough to cover the value of the voucher (although you might strike it lucky!)
The vouchers can be bought online (again at www.hightstreetvouchers.com) and there is a delivery charge of at least £4.50 (special delivery). This, for me, is rather off-putting. Why such a large premium? In addition, the vouchers can only be sent to the paying cardholder's address meaning you've got to pay again to send them on to the intended recipient ('cos you're not going to be buying them for yourself!). Vouchers are not available on the High Street. If you want multi-shop retail vouchers from the high street then go to shops such as the Post Office who stock a different type of voucher called One4All.
I like the fact that I'm not tied to a store to redeem my vouchers and for me this is a big advantage over single store vouchers but the fact that you're paying such a premium, particularly if buying a small amount would put me off recommending these for giving to others. I'm more than happy to receive them from survey companies and the like though!