LONDON – 6 December 2018 – Brits will splash out on festive indulgences this yr, spending an common of £166 per individual on their Christmas groceries. The analysis from buying and fundraising platform, Give as you Stay , has discovered that the quantity is seven instances extra per individual than the common weekly spend on family meals and drinks*. Britain’s greatest festive meals spenders Metropolis Common spend per individual London £199 Bristol £188 Southampton £187 Brighton £182 Aberdeen £181 Birmingham £180 Chelmsford £173 Portsmouth £172 Manchester £170 Newcastle £170 Merry males and lavish Londoners spend probably the most The survey additionally revealed that males are prone to need a number of extra pigs in blankets than ladies, as they’re anticipated to splash out a median of £177 per individual on meals throughout the festive season, above ladies’s £154 per individual. Throughout the cities, London and Bristol are the most important Christmas meals spenders with residents forking out £199 and £188 per individual respectively, while these in Nottingham and Norwich are extra modest relating to spending on meals, with each cities spending a median of £122 per individual, the bottom spend of the cities surveyed. Christmas advertisements do work in any case While the survey means that Brits anticipate to be spending large, it additionally highlights that Brits might change their standard grocery store of selection based mostly on Christmas adverts. Based on the outcomes, virtually half of Brits (44%) say that grocery store Christmas adverts immediate them to purchase their festive meals gadgets at a special grocery retailer to their standard one. Festive adverts aren’t the one factor that influences how we grocery store. The survey questioned Brits on what conjures up their weekly buying listing, discovering that on-line recipes (37%), cooking TV programmes (29%), and movies on Fb and YouTube (18%) are the highest sources of inspiration. Greg Hallett, managing director at Give as you Stay, commented, “Whether or not it’s cooking for the household on Christmas day, consuming out with associates or internet hosting festive dinner events, meals at Christmas time brings individuals collectively. However it’s also costly, which is why it’s essential to finances and plan throughout the festive season, similar to with pre-paid grocery playing cards, on-line offers, and bulk shopping for. These can all assist hold the prices down and guarantee everybody can take pleasure in indulging with out worrying about the price too a lot.” Give as you Stay surveyed 2,000 British shoppers on their grocery buying habits in October 2018. Editors notes *Common food and drinks weekly expenditure is £23.34 per individual in accordance to ONS figures . For all press enquiries : Lucy Steadman / Charlotte Stoel Firefly Communications Tel: +44 (0)203 861 3600 mailto:[email protected] About Give as you Stay Give as you Stay is a complete fundraising hub for charities. Give as you Stay’s merchandise make it straightforward for all 220,000 UK charities to generate further earnings and improve supporter loyalty by means of innovate expertise. All Give as you Stay merchandise are free for charities and may be managed and accessed through a charity’s personal safe admin space. Give as you Stay gives: Income stream by means of giveasyoulive.com and the Give as you Stay app, which redirects a proportion of every buying buy on the location to a charity of the consumer’s selection Give as you Change, the place customers can evaluate and swap insurance coverage or vitality supplier whereas elevating a donation for a charity of their selection Everyclick search which redirects a proportion of the promoting revenues generated by on-line search to a charity of your selection Customisable fundraising pages and fundraising teams for charities, colleges, corporations and extra on the Everyclick web site Bespoke advertising and marketing campaigns for charities all through the yearReduced printing prices for charities and companies by means of its specialist Print Administration Service