Voucher codes have long been providing consumers with great money saving benefits. While once pretty difficult to get hold of, these days all of the top stores are competing to offer the best money off vouchers. Supermarkets vouchers are particularly popular and there’s quite a range to choose from. If you’re looking to save the most money then research suggests Sainsbury’s is the supermarket you should be opting for.
Three of the UK’s top supermarkets were recently compared for the cost of a typical weekly grocery shop. Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Tesco were the three supermarkets involved and the findings were actually quite surprising. While Ocado offered free delivery, it was found to have the highest total even after the voucher code had been applied. The total came to £143.56. Tesco’s came second with a total of £116.71 after Tesco voucher codes had been applied. Sainsbury’s on the other hand came first with a total of £110.54. This was after delivery charges and Sainsbury’s voucher codes had been applied. In comparison to Ocado, that’s a pretty big saving for the same groceries.
The Rise of the Voucher Code
It’s no surprise that consumers have turned to promo codes to help pay for their weekly shopping. The Telegraph recently reported it’s estimated that the average consumer spends around £96 per week, or £5,000 per year on groceries. This is a staggering amount. If voucher codes help to save just a little bit of money then they’re worthwhile. It’s thought that the number of voucher codes being redeemed in 2014 will be around £1.8 billion. This is an increase on £1.6 billion last year. As the cost of groceries continues to rise so too will supermarket voucher codes.
Understanding supermarket voucher codes
If you’re looking to save money on your groceries, you’ll find a wide range of discount codes available. Some provide you with money off specific items, while others entitle you to free delivery. You can find voucher codes for practically everything you need. While Sainsbury’s are considered to be the cheapest at the moment, that can all change. So it’s worth shopping around and reviewing the latest discount vouchers for all supermarkets.
You can find these money off codes via the supermarkets themselves and via specialised voucher sites. The great thing about a money saving voucher site is the fact you’ll get to see all of the vouchers on offer, rather than just ones for specific stores.
By Jemma Porter, 25th March 2014