The Giving Card Saving the British Public Money in the Double Recession

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Everyone is feeling the pinch in this economic climate, and it has just been confirmed that we are in a double recession. The Giving Card suggests ways to use The Giving Card to save money, as well as providing a few money saving tips.

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures have been released, and Britain’s economy has fallen by 0.7% between April and June and confirming that we are indeed in a double recession. Gross Domestic Product is the main tool for measuring the country’s economy and is the market value of all officially recognised goods and services produced within a country in a given period. The GDP growth rate compares how much more or less the economy produced than the quarter before, and it appears that the economy is as bad as it was in the recession 50 years ago! Economists suspect that this shrink in the economy could be due to the poor weather, the extra bank holiday for the Jubilee, and the disaster concerning the Eurozone.

With meagre wage increases, raising costs and higher taxes, the public are facing a hard time making ends meet. Everyone is trying to find a way to save money and cut costs, using popular discount websites to find discount codes or vouchers. There has also been an increase is spending in discount stores, such as Wilkinson’s. According to The Grocer Magazine, six of the top ten independent grocery stores are discount stores, who are responsible for half of the turnover in the top 50.

The Giving Card can help the money savvy British public save even more money. The Giving Card is a discount card with a difference, not only does it offer discounts across six different categories, but it also provides charities with additional revenue; £10.00 from every cardholder’s subscription fee, goes to a charity of their choice.

It seems to always be that when money is tight big spends become necessary; it’s that time of the year and the car needs a service, The Giving Card members get 15% off a full service at Halfords Auto Centres. Been ignoring that toothache for months? Well The Giving Card could help to reduce the cost, with a saving of 10% off fillings at Your Dentist London Victoria, for The Giving Card members. For those not located in London, The Giving Card offers discounts nationwide, unlike many others. Go to thegivingcard.co.uk to see the full range of offers.

Not yet a member of The Giving Card? There are still ways to stay ahead of the recession. Before any shopping trips have a look at moneysavingexpert.com and other discount websites to see if there are any relevant offers. Or wait for big department stores to have a sale before buying any large items, such as electrical items. In this economic climate retailers regularly have offers on in store and may provide many bargains.

The Giving Card can help the public stay one step ahead of the recession by saving them money on purchases from printer ink to a range of beauty treatments. The Giving Card want to know the public’s saving secrets, Let The Giving Card know on their Facebook or Twitter: @TheGivingCard.

Happy saving, from The Giving Card.

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