I Bought Something & Now It’s In The Sale – Help?

Have you ever bought something in store and then a few days later find out that it’s on sale? It’s a soul destroying moment…. but it doesn’t have to be!

I purchased these beautiful shoes last week for my first night out on the town in ages! These beauties were £34.99 from New Look.

New Look Black Peeptoe Ankle Strap Chunky Heel Boots
New Look Black Peeptoe Ankle Strap Chunky Heel Boots – £34.99


To my absolute delight New Look sent me an email on Thursday morning letting me know that they had a sale on! So I clicked the link and checked it out but to my horror the shoes I had bought only 7 days before were now in the sale for 50% off! I could have actually cried. That’s £17.99 I could have saved myself and bought even more clothes, make-up or jewellery with.


I told my friends what had happened and a close friend who used to work for New Look told me that if this is the case you can go in and refund the item and then buy it back at the sale price.


I also tweeted New Look Help and they confirmed that it can be done but it is down to each stores discretion.


I was straight up to New Look with my already worn shoes in a bag to get my refund. A few questions from the cashier later and I was walking out of the store with my worn shoes and I was up £17.99 in my bank account.

Moral of the story – If you don’t ask you don’t get!

But this simple story does a have a twist in the tale.


The shoes I had purchased were not in fact on sale at all it was a very similar pair that were reduced not the shoes I had.

So I had a refund on shoes I really shouldn’t have had any money back on! Cha ching!

I genuinely had not realised my error and clearly neither had the sales assistant,


I waltzed straight into Boots and bought the Essie – Ballet Slippers shade I have been lusting after and I’m still £10 up!

Essie Nail Varnish Ballet Slippers
Essie Nail Varnish (Ballet Slippers) £7.99





  1. September 29, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    I actually hate it when something goes straight into sale after I've bought it, I immediately feel like I've been tricked haha so I'm definitely going to give that a go! Also, that Essie nail polish colour looks gorgeous!
    Amanda x
    Made of Codes

  2. September 30, 2014 / 6:24 am

    The Essie nail polish color look so pretty! x

  3. September 30, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    This is something my mum would do. She's very careful with money. Glad you got that money back!

  4. Tinuology
    September 30, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I hate when that happens – if you have the receipt you might want to go and ask for a price adjustment.

    lovely blog

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