DUBLIN, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been so many discount codes circulating since the recession, helping users save money on everything from food to fashion, that it can be difficult to keep track of what's available. However, one website brings the leading offers together exclusively for Irish consumers – 5hop5.ie.
The promo codes website has re-launched with a brand new look and a host of new features. It collates offers from the leading retailers across Ireland and allows customers to find the discount codes they want either by searching for a specific merchant, such as Next, Debenhams, 3 Mobile, Vodafone, etc.; or searching by category, such as: electronics, travel and more. Among the leading promo codes currently available is 40 per cent off cinema tickets in UCI and Storm Cinemas – the offer runs until the end of September.
5hop5.ie, which already has more than 32,000 regular users, also offers a price comparison service, comparing deals on CDs, DVDs and other items; and a daily deals wall, highlighting the leading offers from group buying websites across the country.
With nine out of ten* people now using money off vouchers and daily deals to save money, Daire McCarthy, the founder of 5hop5.ie, believes the website's re-launch is perfectly timed.
"There's no hiding the fact that Irish consumers are feeling their purse strings tighten through increased fuel, gas and insurance bills – so any chance they have to save money should be grasped with both hands," he said.
"The beauty of 5hop5.ie is that it saves customers money before they shop. The best way to use the website is to think about what items you want to buy and then log on to 5hop5.ie before going to a retailer's website – there might be a discount code available that could slash the cost of an item you were going to buy anyway."
Despite the obvious benefits of using promo codes and social deals, Daire McCarthy still urges caution.
"Don't use daily deals or voucher codes to spend more than you planned," he said. "The trick is to seek out codes for planned purchases and use daily deals for occasional treats."
*According to Halifax Home Insurance – August 25, 2011.