£100 Christmas budget for a third of Brits

Of the 1,400 people surveyed, 39% were looking to spend less this year, with 50% doing the majority of their shopping online in order to dig out the best bargains. Voucher Hub also claim that a third of Brits will be spending no more than £100 on presents this year, with another third placing simple grocery vouchers at the top of their Christmas lists.

BT offering rewards for its loyal broadband customers. How about a lower subscription and higher bandwidth allowance instead?

andy-merrett.jpgAndy Merrett writes…

British Telecom has announced that, as a “thank you” to its loyal broadband customers, it will be offering them £500 worth of vouchers to spend on leisure breaks or online stores.

That’s all very nice for PR, but to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of these types of promotions. It won’t have cost BT anywhere near £500 per customer to give away these vouchers (which, by the way, I’ve not had a sniff of yet), there are usually some hefty terms and conditions on how they can be used (in other words, please spend more money), and really… all I want is a decent broadband service.