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Tips for kids: successful online Mother’s Day purchases

Psst… Dad! If your child is planning a Mother’s Day surprise, using their own goHenry card to shop online, it’s a good idea to make sure they know a few things before they start. Here’s how to make sure your kids get online shopping right for Mother’s Day:

1. Check the delivery times

There’s nothing worse when you’re shopping online than ordering the perfect item and not realising the delivery time is going to be a couple of weeks. Especially not when it’s a Mother’s Day present… Delivery times (especially around busy periods) can usually be found on the company’s website, so make sure they double check.

2. Watch out for subscriptions

We’ve had a few episodes ourselves, where our children (sometimes us too) have almost signed up to Amazon Prime or a similar subscription when looking for quicker or cheaper delivery. Just make sure that when shopping online for a Mother’s Day surprise, they are aware of these and what they are ticking!

3. If an offer looks too good to be true…

…It probably is. This is an important lesson for all children and teens to learn when it comes to shopping safely online. A good way to check is to google that particular deal and see what comments and links come up. Teaching this little trick to your children, will turn them into very savvy online-shoppers indeed!

4. Store the receipts just in case

As unlikely as it is that the Mother’s Day gift they choose is anything other than perfect, make these adoring children get into the habit of storing their receipts from online purchases. It isn’t a bad idea to get them to check them against their goHenry statement, this will not only clarify that the right amount has been charged to their card, but help further their understanding of what things have cost.

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