Aside from a visit to the local butchers or farmers’ market, I’m a lazy shopper. I prefer to do all my shopping online, get it delivered, get on with my life.
But it’s attitudes like this that are killing the High Street. No wonder they’re overflowing with bookies, Pound shops, mobile phone stores and estate agents.
Now, though, there’s an incentive for people like me to get off our fat backsides and get down the High Street – because of a new app that’s been launched that pays customers for going into shops and supermarkets.
The new quidco.com app is said to make a visit to the shops more profitable than buying online.
It’s going to be rolled out in 22,000 shops across 70 retailers, each of whom will pay 5p to 25p when you visit their stores.
Once shoppers have checked in to stores, they are sent money-saving offers and information on deals from rivals.
Shoppers checking in to Miss Selfridge can earn 5p, but the app will reveal that New Look pays 25p and Dorothy Perkins 20p.
Quidco managing director Andy Oldham said: It s a win-win for consumers.
“Anyone who doesn t have the app will be missing out on money for nothing. It will revolutionise the way we shop.”
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