In Nov 09, it was reported that over 2 million online shoppers use money off vouchers every single day, in order to save some of their hard earned cash. This astonishing result means that over 1,500 vouchers are used every single minute saving shoppers approximately £55 per month; £660 per year - a significant amount saved. These numbers are expected to be higher in 2010 due to the increase in such sites offering free daily vouchers and discount codes.
Over 78% of printable money off vouchers do not get used and are thrown away according to YouGov. At PoundPunch.com we provide vouchers and promo codes that are accessbile at any time, without the need of keeping hold of newspaper cuttings. Although not as common as online discount codes we will endeavour to provide printable coupons when available.
The first ever coupon was issued in the 1980s by Coca Cola. The coupon represented a free bottle of coca cola. Since the release of this code, online vouchers and coupons have increased in popularity; from restaurants, beauty salons, toy shops and even car garages providing vouchers as an incentive for online shoppers to shop with them or use their services. The use of online coupons increased by 360% from 2002 - 2009.
Studies reveal that it's not just people on a lower income that are using voucher codes to save money. Websites have analysed data and reported that just as many people on a high income use vouchers to save money as those on a low income. The recession and ongoing debt is still having an effect on people's spending, so be sure to use voucher codes as often as you can, when shopping online.
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For more information on money off vouchers and discount codes, see Voucher Codes - Internet Coupons at Wikipedia.org.