We’ve all been given a voucher, some are useful but most are just a marketing ploy. But what if you combine vouchers with deals & glitches!
Why do companies do it?
Companies want new customers or they want to get old customers back with them. These vouchers normally are only valid for one occasion & normally come with certain criteria that shops/restaraunts need to follow (but sometimes forget/don’t).
Are vouchers actually worth using?
It depends on the company, as lots will give away vouchers for either cheap products & services or restrict them so much that you can end up paying full price if you get something wrong when ordering/buying.
What are the tricks to look out for with vouchers?
Vouchers can be amazing if you combine them with other promotions, for instance:
– Supermarket does a promotion on an item, was £1.75, now £1. Great, even better when you have a £1 voucher for the brand.
– Some vouchers can be used multiple times, but be careful using ones that are not supposed to be re-used. Fraud alert!
– You can now print vouchers off from the internet, saving you time and money!
Do companies still make money when I use a voucher?
Yes probably, even if it’s for a free item, its all about publicity these days.
Here is a short restaurant example:
a pizza restaurant gives away voucher for 50% off your bill, great!
But when you realise the meal you’re paying £6 for, actually costs only 70p to £1.50 to make, you might feel it’s less of a great deal.
Now obviously it costs the restaurant more than 70p to £1.50 to pay for staff, buildings, insurance, equipment etc & don’t get us wrong we all love going out with friends/family, having a good time and we don’t mind paying for it, but just remember these companies are here to make a profit out of you.
So what can I get?
Eating out vouchers
Lots of food vouchers are available including 2for1 & 50% off restaurants such as Prezzo, Brasserie Gerard, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays etc.
Vouchers for amounts off, normally 30p, 50p, £1 or £2
What are the alternatives?
Eating at home will be cheaper & making it from scratch will generally be even more cheaper + healthier.
Where do I get these vouchers?
Firstly below we list the best current vouchers, but then it’s up to you to search newspapers, magazines, leaflets, websites & social networks.