Save Money On Your Pizza
Published: 4 May 2012 By Peter Thompson 1 Comment
Brits are striving to save money and yet still want to enjoy going out. Savvy restaurant goers, and particularly those looking for a pizza have found the answer to how to spend less when eating out.
Recent research* commissioned by VoucherCodes.co.uk, shows that nearly two thirds of consumers have reduced the amount of money they spend when eating out over the last 12 months.
That said, pizza seems to be one eating out treat that Brits are unwilling to give up and millions are heading online to download record numbers of restaurant vouchers.
Amazingly, a pizza voucher is downloaded from the VoucherCodes site every 5 seconds by UK consumers – a figure that has increased by 251% over the last three years.
It’s perhaps not surprising to therefore learn that over 6 million pizza and Italian restaurant vouchers downloaded over the past twelve months alone.
This equates to the UK downloading some 500,000 pizza vouchers a month or 16,400 pizza vouchers a day!
Despite the challenging economic times, the huge rise in demand for Italian food is helping to keep the majority of leading chains in good health and many are offering great deals as they compete for consumers’ hard earned cash.
Duncan Jennings, co-founder of VoucherCodes.co.uk says: “Pizza vouchers were one of the original money-off deals and are still hugely popular today, with millions using them to make their money go further.
“Italian food is quick, accessible and relatively cheap so it’s no surprise to see it growing in popularity at a time when consumer finances are severely stretched.”
and added “It just goes to show that although times are tough for consumers, checking online for deals and discounts really can boost their spending power and allow them to enjoy the things they love.”
MoneyHighStreet comments: “To save money is high on the agenda for most at the moment so it’s hardly surprising that savvy restaurant goers or indeed shoppers are turning to discount vouchers to get the best deals they can. There are a growing number of sites online that offer easy ways of finding what discounts are available, including our very own Special Offers section of course!
“Perhaps it’s not just about trying to save money but about making money too? We recently took the plunge and in an effort to get rid of some of the clutter in our house and indeed make some money, we went off to sell items at a boot sale.
“We sold most of what we took and made a good sum of money in the process – in fact if this Great British weather ever improves and stops raining we’ll be heading off to another boot sale to earn some more!”
* YouGov surveyed 2054 adults between 24th and 26th January 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).