High Street News

The latest craic on what is happening on the high street.

Today, students get 10% off at Morrisons

This week, is Fresher's Week, so if you live near a university, be prepared for a lot of yelling and screaming at peculiar times of the night, and a lot of small silver gas canisters littered about the place. If you're a student, you're probably thinking about boozing, macking out with strangers, and worrying about…

Ocado shares fall (and fun facts about their name)

Ocado has seen their shares tumbling, apparently because of the 'death of the weekly shop'. We'll get to that, but we'd like to point out that, once upon a time, on Ocado's Wikipedia page, it had the glorious fact: "Ocado is the last five letters of avocado". This has since been replaced with a quote…

Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear. As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next. Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore…

Aldi and Lidl gin is the best buy!

Gin enthusiasts will be able to save some money on their gin habits, as judges from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) have given the thumbs up to an Aldi gin which costs less than a tenner. Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin for £9.99 was raved about by the gin judges, and gave it a…

Overtime and Sunday pay cut at Waitrose

Waitrose have not only ended free coffee to customers, but they're also putting an end to paying its staff a higher rate for working overtime and doing Sunday shifts. The supermarket's 58,000 employees will no longer get paid more for working unsociable hours and the like, as Waitrose try and stay in touch with their rivals,…

Asda scrapping multi-buy offers

After Sainsbury's decided to beat the regulators to the punch, and stop doing confusing, and potentially misleading multi-buy deals, Asda have got on board with the idea too, saying that they've removed 133 multi-buy products from their supermarkets. Now, we are just waiting for the other supermarkets to stop their BOGOF deals as well. An Asda spokesperson…

Veggie box company wants £50 a day after bad review

Have you heard of Kelly's Vegies? If you have, you may have given them a wide berth, thanks to the crappy spelling of 'veggies'. However, it looks like there's a whole other reason to avoid them, as one customer was hit with a number of charges after giving the company a negative review. According to…

Littlewoods charge more for same items on Very

Some of you might already know this, but it always worth reminding people that Littlewoods charge more for products sold on their sister-site, Very. In some instances, you'll pay a third more at Littlewoods, for exactly the same item. So if you're doing some shopping with Littlewoods, it is always worth checking out Very too.…

#CarrierBagGate - House of Fraser and Debenhams ethically charging for paper bags

Another story on carrier bag charges and if you plan to read on, prepare to be OUTRAGED. When the 5p charge was introduced in October it was supposedly to encourage people to re-use their own bags instead of grabbing more plastic non-compostable bags. So considering paper bags are recyclable (and Tesco was recently giving these…

Your consumer rights have changed, just in time for Christmas

According to the Citizens Advice, complaints about toys, gadgets and DVDs, all rocket around January, and to mark National Consumer Week, they're urging people to find out about their rights, so they don't end up having a load of admin to sort out after Christmas. They've developed a 'Know Your Rights' guide, which explains the changes…

Co-op - now sitting on shoplifter's faces

It probably says something about Bitterwallet that we think this all seems very dirty, and that we've got mucky minds... but at a Co-op, a shoplifter got his face sat on by a member of staff. Those who went to the store in Stroud over the weekend, may well have been greeted with the sight…

Argos toy price promise - they'll refund the difference if you find the same product cheaper elsewhere

Well, they're offering next day deliveries and tagteaming with eBay, and letting you trade-in unwanted gadgets, and now, Argos are offering a toy price promise. If you find toys somewhere else, for cheaper, they'll give you the difference. You can do it in store, by phone or by email too. Smart. Argos say: "We don't…

M&S launch 'Sparks' loyalty card

Marks & Spencer are going to reward their regular customers with access to all manner of things, like money off vouchers, food masterclasses and trips to vineyards, under a new thing called the Sparks members club. Seeing as a lot of the people who go to M&S look like they're prone to the golf club…

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River Island jobs on the go!

River Island jobs on the go!

Jobs time again on Bitterwallet! Yes indeed, we're looking at getting the out-of-work, very much into god-I-hate-having-to-work-all-the-time-but -wages-pay-for-the-booze-so-I-can-forget. This time, we're looking at River Island who have LOADS of roles going. Of course, they'll be taking on staff for Christmas, but they seem to have all manner of jobs going, should you be looking for…

The best and worst brands in the UK!

Who is the worst brand in the UK? Well, according to a Which!!! survey, Scottish Power are the absolute pits. Generally speaking, the worst are energy companies, and that news will surprise absolutely no-one. Not far behind the energy companies, were our pals in the telecoms industry. The worst companies, in order, are Scottish Power, Npower,…