By using coupons and vouchers, savvy UK shoppers saved £3.3 billion over the last year, based on new consumer research released by Valassis Limited, a UK coupon and voucher services provider.
Overall, 86 percent of supermarket shoppers use coupons with 40 percent indicating increased use from the previous year. Perhaps surprisingly, 50 percent of full-time workers revealed increased coupon usage, 12 percentage points higher than the previous year.
The survey found that 45 percent of shoppers are looking for promotional offers more than a year ago, eight percentage points higher than the previous year’s response. Younger consumers are more likely to look for deals with 55 percent of 25 to 34 year olds looking for offers compared to 28 percent of those 65 and older.
“Consumers increasingly seek out value and from a number …
Isn’t it annoying when voucher sites have expired vouchers at the top of lists? Seems that Dealsland doesn’t, so I did a little more digging.
I am always looking for tips and tricks to help me keep within budget. I have a money saving tips section as you may know on this blog, and from apps, to changing bank accounts, to loyalty cards, there are plenty of ways you can save. Still one of my favourites is cash back and coupon sites. As an avid fan of CouponQueen, the thought of finding an online discount or even one for shopping in store, makes me feel so happy. There are lots of coupon sites, and today, I’m looking at Dealslands.
You probably already know that coupons and vouchers are provided by stores so that shoppers …
My interview with Coupon Queen Emma Mumford is a good read (IMHO). She’s shared some cool tips on what to do to get the most out of coupons in a realistic way and why she started up the website Extreme Couponing and Deals UK.Read more
Who are you?I’m Emma Mumford also known as the Coupon Queen. I’m 20 from Dorset and been saving money to the extreme for well over a year now! I had a large stockpile which I’m ever so proud of and have won awards such as ‘Best Young Start Up Business of 2014′ by Young Web Builder & ‘Money Saving Inspiration of 2014′ by Gift Shuffle.
What is Extreme Couponing and Deals UK?It’s a Facebook page I started up last September to help everyone across the UK to save money…
See that picture below. It’s one shopper’s haul of discounted tic tacs! Now what has a bunch of tic tacs got to do with a hot deal? Well this is how one HotUKDeals community member found a bargain and stocked up on tic tacs. He then shared the deal so that others can benefit too.
Here’s another example – remember a couple of years back when a software glitch meant that shoppers could buy Terry’s Chocolate Oranges at Tesco for just 29p? UK stores quickly sold out of the product, and that was down to a HotUKDeals member spreading the deal.
This is community spirit at its best. A community of deal hunters, now that sounds awesome. Lots of people finding, sharing and voting on deals they find.
I had to know more, so got …
So who better to give tips to save money before Christmas? As well as me, of course ;-), there are plenty of firms out there that earn money from saving consumers money.
I like these tips from money saving specialist Gareth Robinson who heads up www.discountvouchers.co.uk, a site that offers discount vouchers and impartial money saving advice. Here are his top 8 tips on how to save cash in time for Christmas Day, with of course, a few of my own comments.
1. Go online
Get into the mind-set that you don’t need to pay full price for anything. If you see something you want, note the brand, the name, the barcode – then get online and search until you find it online somewhere cheaper. You may find a free delivery code, or a …
I am a couponer I must admit. Not an extreme one though. You know the types that can get their shopping for £5 a week and have stacks of stuff that they didn’t really want just because it was free or cost next to nothing – that is too much effort for me.
I do however save coupons, look out for them in the post and in magazines, readily accept them when handed out around town and have no problem rummaging in my bag to save 20p off an item, get a bogof or some free loyalty points on a purchase.
Invariably I have some coupons floating around in my bag or purse at all times. I do cull them and remove the out of date ones. I also stick ones that are not really …
A website that pays you money as you shop, now I wasn’t sure at first, but what did I have to lose?
I was already signed up to Quidco. While I did use Quidco for two years and got paid £732, I did have to pay for the privilege, so I switched. BTW, the amount is high as I brought quite a few electricals and expensive bits of gear.
I came across Top CashBack and made the move. There are other similar sites around, but Top CashBack doesn’t charge you. It makes money from ads, whereas sites like Quidco charge, if only a little bit, but it’s a charge and I like things for free. I hear that now, however, that Quidco has also introduced a free service, so that may be worth checking out.…