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Love2Shop vouchers: full list of retailers that let you spend them

GIFT givers who are planning to buy Love2Shop vouchers for their loved ones this Christmas – we have put together this explainer on where they can be spent.  We’ve all got that friend or family member who has everything – a gift voucher can be a great way to buy them something they really want.  […] ...

GIFT givers who are planning to buy Love2Shop vouchers for their loved ones this Christmas – we have put together this explainer on where they can be spent. 

We’ve all got that friend or family member who has everything – a gift voucher can be a great way to buy them something they really want. 

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Buying individual gift cards from retailers can bode badly for consumers as shops do not have to honour the voucher is they are struggling financially. 

If a company falls into administration, the administrators will decide whether the retailer will accept gift cards or not. 

This decision could change – gift cards could be allowed at the start of the process, but the administrators could stop them later on. 

MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis advised consumers against giving gift cards as presents last Christmas when Topshop and other retailers went into administration. 

However, a gift voucher such as Love2Shop, which covers numerous retailers, might be a better option for Christmas gift-giving. 

If you have a Love2Shop voucher or are planning on buying one, here is everything you need to know. 

What is Love2shop? 

Love2shop is a multi-retailer voucher that is accepted by hundreds of retailers across the UK. 

This means that you’re not limited to spending it in one store. 

Owned by the Appreciate Group Plc, there are four different types of vouchers available to buy: Love2Shop voucher, Love2Shop gift care, Love2Shop e-gift card and the Love2Shop contactless card. 

Each product is accepted by different retailers so it’s essential to check which shops accept which voucher or gift card. 

Where can I spend my Love2shop vouchers? 

Love2shop vouchers are paper gift vouchers that you redeem for in-store purchases. 

These vouchers cannot be used for online purchases, confirms a spokesperson.

You can buy them online here, with each voucher having an expiry date of between 12 to 24 months.

You don’t need to activate a paper voucher, meaning they can just be handed to the cashier when you’re paying for your goods.

Where can you use Love2shop vouchers?

The Love2shop paper vouchers can be used at 150 brands

  • American Golf
  • Argos
  • Barclays Diamonds
  • Beaverbrooks
  • Bensons for Beds
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Boots
  • Boots Opticians
  • Boux Avenue
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Champneys
  • Chisholm Hunter
  • Clarks
  • Denby
  • DV8
  • Eason
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • Ernest Jones*
  • Euronics*
  • Fraser Hart
  • F.Hinds Jewellers
  • Foot Locker
  • FOPP
  • GO Outdoors
  • Goldsmiths*
  • Gulliver’s Theme Parks*
  • H Samuel
  • Halfords*
  • Hard Rock Cafe*
  • Harveys
  • Hastings Hotels*
  • Heron Foods
  • HomeSense
  • hmv*
  • Iceland*
  • iFly Indoor Skydiving
  • Laithwaites*
  • Lakeland Leather
  • Liverpool FC Official Club Stores
  • Lightwater Valley*
  • London Bridge Experience
  • London Tombs
  • Loofe’s Clothing
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Mappin and Webb*
  • Matalan*
  • New Look
  • Optical Express
  • Peacocks
  • PizzaExpress
  • Ponden Home
  • Pontin’s
  • River Island
  • Robert Dyas
  • Rox Jewellers
  • Ryman
  • Schuh
  • Semichem
  • Shoe HQ
  • Shoe Zone
  • Silverstone Rally School
  • Simon One
  • Slaters
  • Spaghetti House*
  • Sporting Targets*
  • Strada
  • Tenpin*
  • The Original Factory Shop
  • The Perfume Shop
  • The Works
  • The Food Warehouse
  • TJ Hughes
  • TK Maxx
  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Shop
  • Unique Track Days
  • Virgin Experience Days
  • Waltons the Jewellers (Chester & Wrexham)
  • Watches of Switzerland*
  • Waterstones*
  • West Cornwall Pasty Co.
  • WHSmith*
  • Wilko*
  • Wookey Hole Caves*
  • Wynsors World Of Shoes

*Some retailers have restrictions on Love2Shop vouchers. You can see the full list here

Where can I spend Love2shop gift cards?

Love2shop gift cards are plastic vouchers where you can top up the amount to the exact price that you want to spend. 

Shoppers can buy them online here.

For the below list, you can redeem the value of these gift cards for in-store spending. 

Retailers should as Argos and Virgin Experience Days have made them valid for online orders too. 

Love2shop gift cards are valid for 18 to 24 months, according to a spokesperson.

Where can you spend your Love2shop gift card?

You can spend your gift card at 90 retailers:

  • Alton Towers Resort*
  • Alton Towers Waterpark*
  • American Golf
  • Argos in-store
  • Barclays Diamonds
  • Beaverbrooks
  • Blacks
  • Boots*
  • Chisholm Hunter
  • Currys*
  • Denby
  • DJM Music
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • Ernest Jones*
  • Foot Locker
  • Fopp
  • GO Outdoors
  • Gulliver’s Theme Parks*
  • H Samuel
  • Halfords*
  • HMV*
  • Homesense
  • Iceland*
  • Loofe’s Clothing
  • Love2shop Holidays**
  • M&S*
  • Matalan*
  • New Look
  • Peacocks
  • PizzaExpress
  • Ponden Home
  • Real Food Hub
  • River Island
  • Schuh
  • Schuh Kids
  • Scottsdale Golf
  • Semichem
  • Shoe HQ
  • Shoezone
  • Simon One
  • Simply Thank You Gifts
  • Slaters
  • The Entertainer
  • The Food Warehouse
  • The Original Factory Shop
  • The Perfume Shop
  • The Real Food Hub
  • The Works
  • TJ Hughes
  • TK Maxx
  • Virgin Experience Days
  • Waltons the Jewellers (Chester & Wrexham)
  • Waterstones*
  • Wilko*

Can I use Love2shop gift cards online?

These retailers accept Love2shop gift cards online:

  • Argos
  • Austin Reed
  • DJM Music
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • Jaeger
  • Peacocks
  • Ponden Home
  • Real Food Hub 
  • Schuh 
  • Schuh Kids
  • Scottsdale Golf
  • Simply Thank You 
  • Virgin Experience Days 

Where can I spend Love2shop e-gift cards?

Love2shop e-gift cards are delivered straight to your recipient’s email inbox and are valid for 12 months.

Your gift recipient will then need to swap the e-gift card for their chosen retailer’s e-gift card. 

These can be bought online here

Where can you spent a Love2shop e-gift card?

You can spent your e-gift card with over 40 brands:

  • Argos 
  • Boohoo
  • Sainsbury’s 
  • ASOS
  • John Lewis
  • New Look
  • Primark
  • H&M
  • M&S
  • Just Eat
  • Asda
  • Curry’s 
  • Sports Direct.com
  • The Body Shop
  • Pizza Hut
  • Morrisons
  • River Island
  • TK Maxx
  • Fatface
  • Decathlon
  • XBOX
  • XBOX Live Gold
  • Uber Eats
  • Great British Pub Card
  • Halfords
  • Zalando
  • Clarks
  • National Trust
  • Pizza Express
  • The Dining Out Gift Card
  • Urban Massage
  • Laithwaite’s
  • Zizzi’s
  • Spotify
  • Better
  • Vintage Inns
  • Caffe Nero
  • Costa

Where can I spend Love2shop contactless vouchers?

Love2shop contactless vouchers can be sent to a recipient by text, email, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. You can buy them online here.

Once your recipient has received their voucher, they’ll need to activate it online.

These vouchers are active for 24 months from the day they are bought from Love2shop, says a spokesperson.

Where can I spend a Love2shop contactless voucher?

You can spend a Love2shop contactless voucher with these retailers:

  • AirlineGift.com
  • Allsole.com
  • American Golf (online only)
  • Argos (online only)
  • Bananarepublic.co.uk
  • Beautyexpert.com
  • Blacks
  • Boux Avenue (online only)
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Coggles.com
  • CruiselineGift.com
  • eLearnGift.com
  • Ernest Jones (online only)
  • Exantediet.com
  • Fatface
  • Feelunique.com
  • FlystayGift.com
  • Footlocker
  • Gap
  • Glossybox.co.uk
  • Go Outdoors
  • Gullivers Fun
  • Gullivers Kingdom Resort
  • Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park
  • Gullivers World Resort
  • H Samuel (online only)
  • Halfords
  • Heron Foods
  • HotelsGift.com
  • Hqhair.com
  • Iflyworld.co.uk
  • Iwantoneofthose.com
  • John Lewis (online only)
  • JoJo Maman Bebe (online only)
  • Lakeland Leather
  • Lookfantastic.com
  • Mankind.co.uk
  • Millets
  • Mioskincare.co.uk
  • Mybag.com
  • Mygeekbox.co.uk
  • Myprotein.com
  • Myvitamins.com
  • Perfumedirect.com
  • Pizza Express
  • Probikekit.co.uk
  • Realfoodhub.co.uk
  • Redletterdays.co.uk
  • RentaCargift.com
  • River Island
  • Rowdyjewellery.com
  • Rox
  • Ryman (online only)
  • The Original Factory Shop
  • Thehut.com
  • The Perfume Shop (online only)
  • The Works
  • Thorntons
  • TK Maxx
  • Tripgift.com
  • Virginexperiencedays.co.uk
  • Waterstones
  • Wilko (online only)
  • Zavvi.com

Gift cards – your rights explained

If you’re worried about purchasing a gift card, then have no fear – we can explain where your stand. 

Between January and August 2021, 13 companies went into administration says the Centre for Retail Research – this affected 1,687 stores. 

Consumer champion Which?’ research shows that two in five people were not able to spend the full balance on gift cards for retailers that went bust in the past year. 

They lost an average of £25 per voucher. 

This is because it is ultimately up to the administrators to manage the process to decide whether gift cards should be accepted or not. 

It means you’ll need to keep an eye on the administration process to see what your rights are.

The administrators are allowed to stop accepting gift cards at any point.

If the administrators later decide that you can’t use your vouchers, you should register a claim with the administrations for the value of the vouchers.

This also applies if the company can’t be saved through administration and is later liquidated.

However, you still might not get your money back if other creditors are owed money too. You might get a portion of the money back.

If the voucher or amount put on a gift card was over £100, then it could be possible to claim the money back if it was purchased with a credit card.

Credit card companies are jointly liable under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

If the voucher was a gift, then you’d need to ask the person who bought it for you to claim the money back.

 

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