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Staying in is the new going out this NYE

30th December 2014 Print

Researchers have found a massive 86 per cent of Brits intend to stay in this NYE, with 43 per cent favouring a night in with their family, and a third choosing take away over town. The study was commissioned cashback and rewards site Quidco reviewed in-house data and polled Brits last week on their plans for the last night of 2015.

Of those staying in, 34 per cent have already decided they’ll be having a take away – with nearly a quarter getting one as a treat, and 11 per cent saving themselves the hassle of shopping and cooking.

66 per cent of Brits who are ordering a NYE take away will order more than usual, with over three quarters doing so to acknowledge the special occasion. A naughty 17 per cent say they are having a last big blow out before the January dieting starts. Women are almost twice as likely to have a final pre-diet stand than men (22 per cent versus 13 per cent)

And data from Quidco has shown take away spending is on the rise. NYE 2013 spend on takeaways increased by 187%2 versus the average day in 2013. And over the course of 2014 Brits have spent 75% more on average than in 2013.

78 per cent of Brits say they are more likely to stay in now than they were five years ago before the recession hit. With 38 per cent saying they are staying in because it’s overhyped, 37 per cent thinking it’s overpriced, and a savvy one in five (21 per cent) choosing instead to save money after Christmas.

Nearly half (48 per cent) of Brits have overspent on past New Years, with 40 per cent wishing they’d stayed in and 15 per cent saying they have struggled to get home at the end of the night.

Andy Oldham, MD of Quidco said: “With the cost of Christmas rising each year, it’s not surprising that people are choosing to swerve overpriced New Years events in favour of spending time with family at home. Having a take away is a good compromise for seeing out the festive season, and indeed having one last big treat meal, before January sets in, but there is still room to make some savings. It’s worth checking the cashback available on take away websites like Hungry House and Just Eat, to get some money back on your big order.”