November 15, 2010 02:00 ET

The Importance of Promotional Codes for Christmas 2010

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) - As our cities and stores begin to decorate with garlands, the inescapable problem of Christmas presents arises. What are the French planning to buy this 2010?, the French equivalent of, has looked into this in more detail.

According to the Deloitte study on spending forecasts for Christmas 2010, the trend is quite pessimistic and negative in relation to the European average estimated at -2.5%. After the crisis, the French are having a hard time finding their consumer appetite and they intend to reduce their Christmas budget by -4.4% compared to 2009. This is caused mainly by a reduction on gift spending (-4.9%) compared to food spending, which was preferred (-2.2%).

This economic trend did not escape CodesPromotion, which has selected the best deals and discounts for the Christmas season. To meet a tight budget, consumers want to spend on "better and cheaper" items and prefer discount purchases (84%). CodesPromotion specializes in deals and is focusing all its energy on web users to provide them with a stress-free and budget aware holiday purchasing experience.

CodesPromotion has setup Christmas offers classified by product categories for easy navigation for the whole family. On a single site, consumers have free access to over 7,500 discount codes and special offers updated daily, for over 1,500 famous brand shops (, La Redoute, Sephora, Toys'R'Us, etc.).

Consumer patterns have changed, traditional stores have to adapt to the new needs of the French. With the Internet explosion, customers have greater access to price comparisons and thus become more demanding. This year, over 42% of the French people will buy their gifts online.

Therefore, CodesPromotion will meet their expectations by offering deals exclusively over the Internet, which you can find and share easily in our social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Regarding gift patterns for this year, gift vouchers appear at the top on the gift list (45%), followed by cosmetic products on par with chocolates (34%). New high-tech items are also popular, including smartphones (26%) and other digital tablets, followed lastly by games which will be more educational (49%).

Thus, with CodesPromotion throughout the year and especially during Christmas, avoid crowded stores and never pay full price!

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