“Vouchers make for the perfect shopping trip!” says voucher website
Four hours, a cup of upmarket coffee and dent worth £117 in your bank balance: The perfect shopping trip revealed
The ideal shopping trip involves a four hour trawl around stores, a cup of upmarket coffee and a cake – and a modest £117.32 dent in the bank balance.
A poll of 2,000 women who shop regularly also found that the perfect shopping expedition included a maximum travel time of 25 minutes and a haul of seven items on average.
Finding something you’ve wanted for ages in a sale and discovering you can comfortably fit into a garment one size smaller than you usually wear are also essential.
Source: Daily Mail, 8th November 2013
Important research on the make-up of the perfect shopping trip now, and no surprises to see coffee and cake high on the list of what women enjoy when hitting the high street. Perhaps slightly more surprising is the contents of paragraph four:
Having vouchers and gift cards worth £60 to spend and not having to queue for longer than six minutes also help to make a shopping trip idyllic.
Huh. So having vouchers and gift cards is one of the most important things about a shopping trip? Who’d have thought it. Well, these people, actually:
A spokesman for Gift Card & Voucher Week, which conducted the study, said: ‘The simple fact of the matter is that women absolutely love shopping, and so are happy to traipse around high street stores and shopping centres at least once every two weeks.
‘But a successful shopping trip isn’t just about browsing for hours on end, it’s about getting to spend a decent amount of money, going back home armed with several shopping bags and a new wardrobe of clothes.