TESCO & JOHN LEWIS JOIN LITTLEWOODS IN AGGRESSIVELY HUNTING ROGUE VOUCHER CODE USERS Friday 26 October 2007 PDF Print leading voucher code website is today naming and shaming Tesco & John Lewis as being another example of penny pinching businesses as they join Littlewoods in trying to hunt down rogue users of discount codes. Following on from the revelation that Littlewoods is trying to claw back money from shoppers who used their discount codes without permission, the UK’s leading discount code website can also reveal that the likes of Tesco and Joh Lewis are also looking to do this. MyVoucherCodes has been contacted by both of the giant shopping retailers and asked to remove various publicly available and distributed voucher codes from its site and the supermarkets have also enlisted their own web teams to search and delete as many codes as possible from the internet. MyVoucherCodes has vowed to not stop displaying the discount codes that are sent to them by members of the public and believes that the next step will be the supermarkets trying to track down users of the codes in order to try and reclaim the money that savvy consumers have saved. Nearly 100,000* people have signed up to MyVoucherCodes since it went live just over 6 months ago and more and more savvy shoppers are joining every day. The site lists codes that have either been sent in by shoppers to be shared or are unearthed by specially designed software used by MyVoucherCodes to hunt down discount codes from across the web. Speaking about the worrying new clampdown on discount code users Mark Pearson, Managing Director of MyVoucherCodes said, “This is a worrying trend for shoppers, especially at a time when people are looking to spend more online than at any other point in the year. We certainly will not be revealing any of our customer data and this will in fact drive us on to find more codes that shoppers can use”. He continued, “Considering that the big supermarkets and stores online retail outlets have an even greater profit margin than their high street counterparts, I cannot help but think this is penny pinching gone mad, especially as the customer backlash could mean that they lose millions of pounds of potential consumers money this Christmas MyVoucherCodes monitors and updates the new vouchers and discount codes every day thanks to a combination of people sending them in to help other consumers and the site owner using technology to keep a watchful eye on the market place. For more information visit www.myvouchercodes.co.uk -ENDS- EDITORS NOTES: For more information or to set up interviews with Mark Pearson please call Andy, 10 Yetis Public Relations & Design, on 01452 527898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org My Voucher Codes has been featured in the likes of The Times, The Independent, The Sun and on the BBC * This is unique visitors and not repeat browsers This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of 10 Yetis PR and Marketing in the following categories: Personal Finance, Business & Finance, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.