Stat of the day: £51bn

The amount consumers save each year with discount codes, special offers and freebies.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2011
MT hasn’t been to a Pizza Express without a voucher clutched in its sweaty paws for years, so we can believe it when a survey by Halifax Home Insurance suggests Brits save £51bn a year by using discount codes, special offers, freebies and even haggling.

According to the report, our favourite discounts are on takeaways and meals, followed by holidays and flights. Nine in 10 of us use money-off vouchers or go out of our way to find deals – in fact, apparently, we’re saving an impressive £1,196 a year each. Wonder how much it’s got to do with the Groupon effect…?

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