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Posted 30th December 2009.

VoucherCodes.com, the UKs original money saving website offering voucher codes and promotional offers to savvy savers predicts a spike in sales on big-ticket items such as furniture, electronics and appliances before the VAT increases on 1 January 2010. The VAT, which was reduced to 15% on 1 December 2008 will return to its pre-reduction rate of 17.5% at the stroke of midnight as 2010 begins.

The VAT increase has already affected consumer trends this season. The last Saturday before Christmas is traditionally the busiest high street shopping day of the year, while the first Monday in December is the Cyber Monday online shopping day of choice. Both days were eclipsed in 2009 as panic buying made the period from Christmas Day to Bank Holiday Monday the biggest ever as shoppers took advantage of deep discounts and the VAT freeze.

James Carter, Managing Director of VoucherCodes.com, says: While some retailers have announced that they will be freezing prices or absorbing the VAT increase sticker shock, most are not. The VAT increase has the potential to add up to £25 to the cost of a £1,000 item. While this amount of money may not seem like a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, multiple item purchases will quickly add more and more tax to your purchases.

VoucherCodes.com will be blogging about VAT-freeze options on the VoucherCodes.com website as and when we hear information from retailers about their decisions. In the meantime, if you have the ability to purchase big-ticket items, do so before 2010 arrives. Combine your purchase decision with some great voucher codes currently available on VoucherCodes.com and youre looking at great savings.

Big-ticket item voucher codes available on VoucherCodes.com include::
Currys – 5% Off Washing Machines – http://www.vouchercodes.com/vouchers/currys.htm
Expedia – £10 Discount – http://www.vouchercodes.com/vouchers/expedia.htm
Mothercare – 10% Discount – http://www.vouchercodes.com/vouchers/mothercare.htm
Littlewoods – £25 Discount – http://www.vouchercodes.com/vouchers/littlewoods.htm
Comet – Up To 10% Discounts – http://www.vouchercodes.com/vouchers/comet.htm

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NOTES:

1.Visit www.vouchercodes.com for more offers and to sign up to the free weekly newsletter to keep up to date with the latest codes and discounts

2.For images or further information please contact Tracey Warmington on 01865 882988 or email the vouchercodes@bottlepr.co.uk

3.VoucherCodes.com offers a weekly newsletter distributed in addition to a regularly updated Twitter feed at @vouchercodes.com. These are just some of the ways consumers can keep track of the steadily spiraling voucher codes on offer.