Britons cut back on food spending – but not cosmetic surgery

22 August 2013

Woman with chequebookAdults in the UK are in love with the discount voucher – yet according to new research, one thing they're still happy to pay full price for in these frugal times is cosmetic surgery treatments. A poll by money-saving and voucher website Savoo.co.uk, found that, when it comes to purchases considered to be luxuries, 88 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds will only buy them if they can get money off by using a discount voucher. But their attitude is reversed when it comes to cosmetic surgery treatments: "Only three per cent of respondents would use a discount for a form of plastic surgery - nose jobs, breast augmentation and liposuction - showing that we are not willing to take a chance with our looks," said Savoo. Food is the most common purchase using a discount voucher, with eight out of 10 people saying they use them to cut the size of their regular outgoings – and nearly all of these people not being ashamed to do so.