Commenting on the December 16 issue, Subhash Varambhia (Snutch News, Leicester) reckons that Kirit Ved was lucky to get a refund for missing vouchers, worth more than £700, that he had stapled to his news returns.
“The rules are clear,” says Subhash and points out that the news and magazines are processed in two different streams and that vouchers should be sent with the mags in secure tote boxes. “The checkout point also has CCTV overhead to avoid/detect fraud; eg free gifts attached to the mags. No gift, no credit. It also detects dodgy operators (instances where vouchers are pocketed and sold on).”
So well done again to News UK and Dorothy King (see previous) for sorting it. And remember the rules: don’t save the vouchers up, send them back weekly, in secure boxes.
Subhash also had some issues on police matters, but that will have to wait till next time.