Major high street brand launches massive closing down discounts as shops set to close for good

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A MAJOR high street retailer has launched a massive closing down sale as it plans to pack up shop.

Paperchase is hosting a 50% off sale before it stops online trading for good tomorrow (February 17).

Paperchase is hosting a huge closing down sale today

The stationer is selling a selected number of products for half price as it prepares to close.

Earlier in the year, Paperchase fell into administration with all 106 stores shutting.

The online sale will continue until midnight on Friday and has been increased from 20%, to 30%, to now 50% off.

But you better hurry since you have only today and tomorrow to bag a bargain.

You can find your nearest Paperchase using the store locator on its website or you can order home directly.

However, do take into account delivery costs if you do that.

The minimum charge is an extra £3.95, but you can get free delivery if you spend £40 or more.

Here are a few half-price steals we found by searching on the website:

  • 5m Floral Unicorn Friends Wrapping Paper – £1.65, was £5.50
  • A5 Dalmatian Spot Desk Pad – £2.50, was £5
  • Purple Marble A4 Lever Arch Folder – £3.50, was £7
  • Kraft Large Gift Box (black) – £3.25, was £6.50
  • Four Mr Men and Little Miss Snack Boxes – £5, was £10
  • 10 sheets of Folk Art Tissue Paper with Stickers – £2.50, was £5

If you spot anything you like online but would prefer to visit in store, it’s an idea to call up your local one first to avoid disappointment.

Especially since stores are closing, all stock will be subject to availability.

Shortly after the brand fell into administration Tesco stepped up to buy rights to the brand, as it plans to sell Paperchase items in stores.

But HOAR previously revealed that administrators were planning to liquidate the business, closing all of the 106 stores and putting 1,000 jobs at risk.

All stores have since launched closing down sales, though it hasn’t been confirmed when they’ll shut for good.

Tuesday (February 14) was the final day that customers could use their Paperchase vouchers before they expired.

Any rewards left on loyalty cards also expired at midnight.

In-store shoppers will no longer be able to get a refund – but you may be offered an exchange.

What are my refund rights?

With anything you buy online or over the phone – apart from items that have been personalised such as with your initials – you have the right to a refund within a 14-day window.

This cooling-off period applies even if there is nothing wrong with your ­purchase. The clock starts the day after you receive delivery.

The only other exception is for electronic items where the seal on the box has been broken.

This can be a useful tool if you know that a delivery is running late and you want to go out and buy a replacement before a certain point.

But when refunding you for the item, companies only need to reimburse the cost of the cheapest delivery option. So if you paid for a ­premium “next day” or “named day” service, you may not get all of your money back.

More deals

You can still shop around other chains in case Paperchase doesn’t have what you’re after, and you might uncover even better deals anyway.

You can use sites like Trolley.co.uk or the Latest Deals app to compare stock between retailers and product prices.

For example, The Works currently has a clearance sale running as well as 10 kids picture books for £10 from its website.

After a quick scan, we spotted an A5 Casebound Don’t Forget diary on sale for £1 instead of £3, but always factor in delivery costs if you’re getting things sent home.

Elsewhere, Dunelm is also hosting a huge 50% off sale.

Shoppers can bag loads of warm essentials like blankets and jumpers for a fraction of the price.

For example, the furniture sellers are offering an Oversized Blanket Hoodie for £12.60 (down from £18) as well as a Teddy Bear So Soft Bath Robe for £12.50 instead of £25.

But remember the minimum delivery fee is £3.95 for standard delivery or £5.95 for express.