Get vouchers from Santy? Check those expiry dates!

if you got vouchers in your Christmas stocking, be aware. Some of these vouchers will go stale if not used. The National Consumer Agency has warned consumers to be vigilant about expiry dates on vouchers

"We receive frequent enquiries around what happens with a gift voucher issued by a business that has ceased trading," said Ann Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, National Consumer Agency.

"In these difficult economic times, this is likely to become a more common concern. Unfortunately, gift vouchers do not benefit from any special protections in the event of the closure of a business.

"In the current difficult trading circumstances, the NCA strongly urges consumers holding or receiving gift vouchers to use them quickly.

To help, the NCA have published a list of retail outlets and the various dates on which their vouchers expire. Excellent work indeed.



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