The average annual grocery bill in the UK is set to rise by £380 this year to £4960, according to research firm Kantar. Yet, many consumers could offset some of this by taking advantage of savings on everyday shopping to which they may have access.

One of the more unusual sources of potential savings for consumers comes from leading motor finance provider MotoNovo Finance. The business' long-established and successful MotoNovo Discount Shopping benefit is available to its more than half a million finance customers and hundreds of intermediaries and staff members.

MotoNovo Discount Shopping provides discounts and offers on everything from grocery and lifestyle shopping to holidays, days out and experiences. It includes discounts at Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, Iceland, Waitrose and M&S currently, although this does not extend to petrol forecourts. Unique in the motor finance sector, the business is quick to encourage people to establish discount and voucher schemes that might benefit them while also being clear that people should not take out credit to benefit from the discount schemes.

Reflecting upon the potential savings people can make, Chris Rowthorn, Director of Motor Sales Operations at MotoNovo Finance, observes;

"We can help people to make their money go further, and we are not alone. Our discount shopping programme can save customers up to £400 annually on average on everyday items based on current offers. Discounts at supermarkets alone on our scheme range from 3% up to 5.5%. These mean potential savings of between £148.80 and £272.80 based on Kantar's average annual grocery bill. Looking beyond supermarkets, as an example of savings on offer, an impressive 25% discount is currently available for Sky TV.

Nor are we alone; people might be surprised to discover that they can unlock savings from benefit schemes they may have previously overlooked. By highlighting the potential of such offers, we hope to ensure more consumers could be enjoying savings for minimal effort."

MotoNovo Discount Shopping is free to consumers who have financed a vehicle with MotoNovo and is available throughout their agreement. By logging onto the MyMotoNovo website portal, which customers use to manage their finance agreement, customers can access the up-to-date retailer-specific discounts, which includes many of the UK's favourite brands. Discounts are available through a range of options, again depending upon the retailer. These can include discounted gift cards, vouchers, SMS, and online codes and time-bound offers.

Press release issued by MotoNovo Finance, July 2022

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