Survey: Most women flirt for a discount

March 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- Eighty-five percent of British women say they flirt -- hair tossing, eye contact, giggling and being overly friendly -- to get a discount, a survey indicates.

The survey of 3,000 people in Britain, commissioned by the discount Web site, indicates on average, the women say they save nearly almost 150 pounds, or $250, a year by flirting with store staff until they get a discount.

The women say they are most likely to flirt for discounts in bars, electronic shops, gyms and travel agencies, while 56 percent say they have managed to get things completely free of charge because of their flirting. Women also admit they get embarrassed if they get flatly turned down by a sales person.

However, the survey indicates men save more money by offering to pay for things in cash and haggling to get a better deal.

The survey indicates Britons save about 18.82 pounds a month, or $30, by using vouchers and discount codes, while about they say they save about 17.91 pounds a month, or $29, by haggling and 11.38 pounds, or about $18 a month by flirting.

"It's understandable that people try every trick in the book to save themselves money. Especially in the current economic climate," Alex Attinger of says in a statement.

"But maybe women should stick to getting promotional codes online instead of flirting if they are shopping with their other half."

No survey details were provided.

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