Tis the Season for using great discount codes in your Christmas shopping Tuesday 1 December 2015 PDF Print voucher codes which are popular during this Christmas season With Christmas fast approaching the main shopping season is about to begin. To keep one’s expenses down it can make sense to avoid any impulse buy. One of the best money saving strategies is to write a shopping list first and afterwards to buy only what you’ve written on the list for the lowest prices possible. Another effective way to shop more economically is to search for discount codes before going shopping. This offers the chance for get the best price possible at many well-known stores, as even leave some cash left over once a shopping is finished. Below we have listed some links to some hand-picked voucher codes which are popular during this Christmas season: 1) 40% off In-Store at The Body Shop: vouchercodes.co.uk/thebodyshop.co.uk 2) Free US Delivery on Orders Over £30 at M+S: myvouchercodes.co.uk/marks-and-spencer-m-and-s 3) 10% Off all products and Chocolate Gifts at Cadbury Gifts Direct: voucher-discount-code/cadbury-gifts-direct/ 4) 10% off Bookings at Hotels.com: vouchercodes.co.uk/hotels.com 5) £10 Off When You Spend £100 at Babies R Us: myvouchercodes.co.uk/toys-r-us 6) Extra 10% Off Clearance at Coggles: vouchercodegator.co.uk/voucher-discount-code/coggles/ 7) 20% off Orders at La Redoute: vouchercodes.co.uk/laredoute.co.uk 8) 20% off all Flybe routes within, to and from the UK at flybe.com: vouchercodegator.co.uk/voucher-discount-code/flybe/ 9) 4 for 3 on All Grocery Items at amazon.co.uk: myvouchercodes.co.uk/amazon-vouchers 10) 15% off Orders at New Look: vouchercloud.com/new-look-vouchers Overview of online discount codes and how they can be best used There is also an array of ways in which discount codes can be used. To start, there is using one that you see online right away. This is the easiest option, for oftentimes you are shopping at a website and you shall see the words similar to ‘use this discount code at checkout for 10% off’. When you go to use the online checkout, simply put in the code to receive your discount. Then, there is the chance to make use of them via your smartphone. Oftentimes a business you have shopped with shall have an app, and accordingly shall send you a notification or message via your smartphone. All that need be done once you have received a notification is to open the message and then visit the store (via app or website) to make use of the discount code. Discount codes on smartphones are particularly advantageous as they offer you the chance to receive and use right away a discount when a sale arrives. What’s more, this need not always be for big stores or purchases; as your favourite local coffee shop or restaurant can send you a code to use on your lunchtime break or for a discount meal for dinner after work. When it comes to seeking out discounts on the internet, browsers and buyers have almost limitless opportunities. To start, oftentimes all one need do is look in their email. With odds being good a number of businesses and companies one uses already has their email address on file, oftentimes a business will send out a promotional email with a number of special offers and discount codes included within. What’s more, for those who are a regular customer of a particularly favourite business, it is often a worthwhile idea to send an email occasionally indicating this fact, and asking for a special discount. All the customer need do is write a polite greeting, indicate they are a frequent shopper and are currently considering buying once more; and that therefore are writing to ask if any discount codes are being offered at present time. This saves money for the shopper, and pleases the business to hear they are soon to receive another order from a regular customer. With all the wonderful opportunities that exist for a browser or buyer to shop online all that remains is just a special word for those who are perhaps a little new or uncertain when it comes to seeking out discount codes online. Though you have nothing to fear from seeking out discount codes via asking trusted businesses you know - whether in person, by phone, or email - it is also prudent to be cautious when dealing with companies you do not. Though it is likely to be totally fine if you receive a promotional email for a local brand or business you haven’t shopped with but know of, be careful if you receive an email offering a discount code from a brand that you had never heard of before. This is especially so if they ask for any personal information such as your credit card before offering to provide the discount code. Plainly speaking, the majority of companies offer discount codes upfront and so any company withholding until they receive further information should be dealt with carefully. If in doubt, a shopper can just ask around their family and friends if they haven’t heard of this business before. In turn, if they cannot establish it is legitimate - given the great majority of businesses out there are sincere and genuine in offering discount codes - it is always advised shoppers leave a discount code they doubt, and instead move on to using one from trusted businesses they know and recognise instead. It may be tempting to ask to what extent do businesses truly benefit from the use of discount codes - for alongside involving extra work in their creation it’s true not everyone shall always look at each email and open one with a discount code in it - but actually the benefits for a business can be huge. This is especially true in the day and age of online shopping and eCommerce. While in days gone by shoppers were largely limited to buying from their local businesses - that even if you lived in a world capital would still mean you are unable to get certain goods from other parts of the world - and so you would have to wait until you or someone you knew travelled; or perhaps pay a rather expensive postage bill to have goods that were rarely sent to your city delivered. In 2015 however we exist in a world where thanks to platforms like Shopify and Amazon the marketplace for selling good quality products at affordable prices has never been so easy. No longer do all stores and businesses need a ‘bricks and mortar’ presence to sell their goods in-person, at this means costs can be kept down. By contrast, with more competition than ever in business - and people even able to start up an online shop from their living room couch - the need to offer great items at discount prices is necessary; both to help grow your business and maintain an ongoing customer base. This is why discount codes are so popular, so valuable - and why you should make use of them whenever you are seeking out great products at exceptional value when shopping online. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of VoucherCodeGator in the following categories: Home & Garden, Personal Finance, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.