Final Christmas Shopping Offers

We're seeing a bumper year of online offers and promotional codes as retailers compete for business this Christmas.

It seems a long time since the first signs of the credit crunch appeared in summer 2007, and no-one has escaped its effect in some way. All is not doom and gloom though. There are seemingly limitless bargains in the internet high street, and as internet retailers continue to make their online shops better and better, they are more able to use modern tools and techniques to attract us to their websites.

A popular technique is to allow online shoppers to claim big discounts, special offers or free gifts, but in a controlled way. The retailer is able to manage which group of shoppers can use an offer, the size of the offer, how long it lasts, and so on.

As we've mentioned previously, one of the most popular ideas for shopper and retailer alike is the promotional code, also known as the voucher code or discount code. Promotional codes are offered through dedicated discount code websites that bring together all discount and promotional offers from the UK's main online retailers.

The research team at PromotionalCodes.org.uk has collected the top online offers this week. There's a special mention: retailers will often make great offers available through just one partner, and Figleaves.com has done this through our research partner this week. Through PromotionalCodes.org.uk this lingerie, underwear and swimwear retailer is offering 10% discount until Christmas Eve.

Another idea this week: a children's bike can be great fun, healthy exercise and an eco-friendly way to get around. Evans Cycles is offering 15% off Pinnacle children's bikes until December 24th. Why not pick up some protective clothing and safety accessories at the same time? You have until Friday 18th December to order a bike or until Tuesday 22nd to order accessories and receive your shopping by Christmas Day.

Take a look at this week's Top 10 promotional codes below, and don't forget to visit our research partner's site after Christmas for the New Year sales.

1) 10% off exclusive discount at Figleaves.com

Expiry date: December 24, 2009

2) 15% off Pinnacle kids' bikes with this Evans Cycles Promotional Code

Expiry date: December 24, 2009

3) 20% off all orders at Lloyds Pharmacy with this Lloyds Pharmacy Promotional Code

Expiry date: December 20, 2009

4) 10% off all orders with this Viagogo Discount Code

Expiry date: February 10, 2010

5) 5% off with this Tesco Direct Promotional Code

Expiry date: December 22, 2009

6) Free delivery on everything with this PurelyGadgets Discount Code

Expiry date: December 22, 2009

7) 20% off all frames with this Glasses Direct Discount Code

Expiry date: December 21, 2009

8) 20 off with this Pixmania Discount Code

Expiry date: December 23, 2009

9) 10 off with this TM Lewin Promotional Code

Expiry date: December 24, 2009

10) 20% off everything with this New Look Promotional Code

Expiry date: ongoing

As the Christmas shopping season reaches its climax, and the New Year sales and summer holiday hunting are only just around the corner, we wish you a happy holiday period of online bargain hunting.

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