Clarks UK is giving parents the confidence to buy children’s school shoes in advance by vowing to swap them for a pair that fit if they grow out of them before February.
It’s part of the shoe shop’s Back to School: Buy Early With Confidence service.
In a statement outlining the offer via its website, Clarks said: “[if you] buy their school shoes now, we’ll guarantee they’ll fit until 28th February 2021. If they don’t, we’ll exchange for a new pair – It’s as simple as that, so beat the crowds, skip the queues by booking your in-store fit appointment for our guarantee.”
“Our expert fitters will ensure your kids start the new school term in comfort and style.”
The deal applies to all full price back to school kids shoes, including school shoes, boots, plimsolls and sports shoes, but there are a few terms and conditions that do come along with the guarantee.
The service only applies to infant sizes 10 and above, from the date of purchase to 28th February 2021, and for infant sizes 7 to 9.5, Clarks says these must be exchanged from the date of purchase to 30th November 2020.
All eligible school shoes must be purchased from a Clarks shop between 13th July – 14th September 2020 and the shoes must have been fitted by a trained Clarks fitter in store, so this means that shoes bought from Clarks UK online are not included in the deal. Shoppers will also need to show their receipt, bring the old shoes into store and have a Clarks fitter agree that they no longer fit your child.
You can only return shoes based on the size of the shoe and will only be able to swap them for a pair of shoes that are the same price as the old pair.
News of the new deal was also shared in a post to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook over the weekend, which went onto amass thousands of interactions and comments from plenty of parents eager to make the most of the service before February.
You have until 28th February 2021 to take advantage of the ‘Back to School: Buy Early With Confidence’ service.
Upon the reopening of the majority of its retail outlets across the UK and in order to remain in compliance with government guidelines, Clarks has made a number of COVID-safe precautions designed to “provide a safe shopping experience for you and your family.”
These precautions include:
Respecting social distancing
Protective screens and equipment
Stores cleaned thoroughly and frequently
Non-contact shoe measuring/fitting consultations
For more information about the ‘Back to School: Buy Early With Confidence’ offer, full T&Cs and to book your appointment for a shoe measurement, visit the Clarks website here.
Further guidance regarding Clarks’ COVID-safe precautions when shopping in store can also be found here.
Opening times for your local branch can be found via Clarks UK store locator here.
Bernardo Silva refused to speak to Bruno Fernandes during the FA Cup final
The first-ever Manchester Derby FA Cup final in history was always going to be an acrimonious affair, but one flare-up fans might not have expected came between midfielders Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva.
Man City took one step closer to winning the treble on Saturday — a feat which would see them equal United’s treasured achievement in 1999 — but at half-time, Bernardo Silva’s derby day mentality was well and truly locked in as the two Portuguese players had a little spat on the pitch.
With the United captain walking up to share a few words with his international teammate as they went to walk down the tunnel, City’s number 20 had no interest in chatting with his compatriot.
In fact, in a moment picked up by the cameras on the day, Bernardo not only did his best to ignore Bruno but even shoved him away when his opposite numbers tried to get his attention.
That’s an icy blue cold shoulder if we’ve ever seen one. Admittedly, Silva looked to have been chatting with the officials and Bruno could have been trying to casually intervene but either way, he wasn’t having any of it.
Moreover, while Fernandes has previously insisted he has “a great relationship with Bernardo” and that the two share regular WhatsApp messages throughout the season, he did admit ahead of that game they “normally don’t speak” until after the full-time whistle these days.
That being said, it would seem only Silva got the derby day memo this time around and, much like City have been on the pitch for a good five or six seasons now, he chose to remain ruthless and quite literally push his friendship to the side.
Although seeing rival players (often fellow countrymen or ex-teammates) greeting and hugging each other before, during and after a game is much more commonplace these days, it’s still one that split opinion — especially if you’re Roy Keane.
The United legend has previously slammed a number of players from his former club for being far too friendly in the tunnel before going up against each other — including in a Manchester derby not long ago — stating that they need to “cut that” and “just get down the tunnel”.
Nevertheless, it looks as though the more cutthroat attitude helped the Blues on the day, scoring within 13 seconds to set the tone for the rest of the game.
Pep Guardiola‘s side now only needs to win one more game, the Champions League final against Inter Milan this weekend, to do the treble and put themselves even deeper into the history books than they already are. Regardless, many already believe Pep will go down as the greatest of all time.
Holly Willoughby delivers honest and emotional statement addressing Phillip Schofield scandal on This Morning return
Holly Willoughby has officially addressed the ongoing Phillip Schofield scandal on her return to This Morning on Monday.
Making her first appearance since the pair both dropped off the show following Schofield’s admission that he had a relationship with a younger man who worked on the show, his former co-presenter jumped straight into the issue at the top of the show.
“Firstly, are you OK? I hope so. It feels very strange sitting here without Phil and I know that you might be feeling a lot like I have: shaken, troubled, let down, worried for the wellbeing on all sides of what’s been going on, and have lots of questions.
“You, me and all of us at This Morning gave our love and support to someone who was not telling the truth, who acted in a way that they themselves felt they had to resign from ITV and step down from a career they loved. That is a lot to process and it’s equally hard to see the toll that has taken on their own mental health.”
The 42-year-old went on to say, “I think what unites us all now is a desire to heal for the health and wellbeing of everyone. I hope that as we start this new chapter and get back to a place of warmth and magic that this show holds for all of us, we can find strength in each other.
“From my heart, can I just say thank you for all your kind messages and thank you for being here this morning. Myself, Josie, Dermot, Alison, Craig and everyone who works on this show will continue to work hard every single day to bring you the show that we love.”
Stand-in host Josie Gibson then hugged Holly and said: “All we can do now is be the family that we are”.
After making it through the statement, Holly and Josie then jumped back into the regularly scheduled programming as usual.
As for the scandal itself, Schofield recently gave an exclusive interview with the BBC admitting that his “career is over” and had “suicidal thoughts” after the story broke, as well as insisting that he hasn’t spoken with Holly since apart from sending her an apology via text following his own statement.
The 61-year-old continues to deny allegations that he groomed the man he maintained a relationship with for a number of years but ITV has stated that they are continuing to investigate the situation following his resignation.