MoneySaving Polls Results Archive


How much do you spend on your pet(s) per year?
They may provide love and joy, but keeping a pet doesn't come fur free. Whether you've a Kitty, Rover or Nemo, we want to know how much ewe spend on your pet(s) purr year, including on food, insurance, vet costs, clothes, toys, dog walking, kennels and owt else. Please vote in the relevant categories (or dogegories) depending on the pets you have. If you have more than one of a type, please do the annual cost PER pet.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/21-05-2019/how-much-do-you-spend-on-your-pets-per-year

How do you rate your energy provider’s recent service?
Now it's warmed up, it’s a good time to reappraise what your energy provider's service was like over the winter. Please rate your current supplier's SERVICE (not price) IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS (try to forget issues from before). If you've gas & elec with different firms, rate both. (And while service is important, so too is price - so do a five-min comparison to see if you can save.)
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/14-05-2019/how-do-you-rate-your-energy-providers-recent-service

How much time does your personal admin take?
We all have to do it – deal with bills, bank online, book travel and holidays, file letters and receipts, collect vouchers, sort out problems with the home, cope with tax credits and benefits, manage kids' school requests and more. How much time do you spend in a TYPICAL WEEK on personal admin (excluding cleaning your home/gardening)? If you don't do it by the week but save it up, then proportion it as if per week.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/07-05-2019/how-much-time-does-your-personal-admin-take

Should 1p and 2p pieces be ditched?
A year ago, the Chancellor called 1p and 2p coins obsolete. This week, he'll announce his decision on whether to scrap them (it's expected he won't). The likes of Australia, Canada and Sweden have already ditched their copper equivalents, so should the UK follow suit? Please select one option CLOSEST to your view.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/30-04-2019/should-1p-and-2p-pieces-be-ditched-

Are you part of the cashless society? How often do you use cash?
For some people, the days of keeping cash in their pockets are long gone. Contactless cards especially mean many transactions can just be done with a ‘beep’. So we wanted to test how cashless our society is now, and who’s using it. Please tell us which option is NEAREST to your situation.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/23-04-2019/are-you-part-of-the-cashless-society-how-often-do-you-use-cash

Are you financially better off than your parents at your age?
The world is richer than it used to be, but do you feel it? Taking into account financial wealth and income (and factoring in inflation), overall how do you think you stand compared with your parents? Are you financially better off than your parents at your age?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/16-04-2019/are-you-financially-better-off-than-your-parents-at-your-age

Have you ever asked for a pay rise?
The gender pay gap is in the news again. Normally in the consumer world if you’re unhappy with something, you should politely complain. We wanted to test whether this applies in the world of work too. Have you ever asked for a pay rise (disregarding any company-wide annual rises)? Please select the CLOSEST option to your situation.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/09-04-2019/have-you-ever-asked-for-a-pay-rise-

Do you have credit cards and how do you use them?
Credit cards are like fire. Used right they are a useful tool, but get it wrong and they burn. So we want to test how you use them. Please select ONE option under the relevant category closest to your position.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/02-04-2019/do-you-have-credit-cards-and-how-do-you-use-them

How do you FEEL Brexit will affect your personal finances over the next few years?
The UK's exit from the EU has now been delayed until at least 12 April (see our 25 Brexit need-to-knows). We wanted to test your gut reaction about Brexit and its effect on your pocket, rather than the specifics. So how do you FEEL your finances will be affected over the next few years – which of these is closest to your view?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/26-03-2019/how-do-you-feel-brexit-will-affect-your-personal-finances-over-the-next-few-years

Should the contactless card spending limit be increased?
Two in five card payments are now made using contactless – up 31% in 2018. Yet the maximum amount you can spend using contactless is just £30 (barring some using Apple Pay), which is done to cap spending if someone takes your card. What would you like the limit per transaction to be?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/19-03-2019/should-the-contactless-card-spending-limit-be-increased

At what age do you realistically hope to retire?
Early retirement talk was once all the rage. Now, with the state pension age rising (to 67 by 2028), retirement expectations are changing rapidly. Please select one option CLOSEST to your realistic hopes for completely giving up work.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/12-03-2019/at-what-age-do-you-realistically-hope-to-retire

How do you rate your bank account's service?
Every six months we ask for your help to track the quality of customer service provided by banks. By comparing your answers with last time, we can see which have got better or worse. So, please vote based on CUSTOMER SERVICE for your main CURRENT account over the last SIX MONTHS. Ignore rates or any other products, and service if it's more than six months old.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/05-03-2019/how-do-you-rate-your-bank-accounts-service

Have you haggled with Sky, BT, the AA and more this year? Did you succeed?
Haggling can provide big savings – on anything from digital TV and broadband to credit cards, breakdown cover and insurance. Each year we try to gauge the success rates of those who've done it. So please let us know whether you've gained cheaper prices, extra goods, better deals or reduced interest. Which of these firms have you tried to haggle with IN THE LAST YEAR? (Select as many as you want from the major providers below.)
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/26-02-2019/have-you-haggled-with-sky-bt-the-aa-and-more-this-year-did-you-succeed

How do you rate your broadband provider?
We can tell you which are the cheapest broadband providers, but to keep our customer service ratings updated, we need your help. Please rate your BROADBAND provider on customer service (not price) over the past SIX MONTHS. Switched broadband recently? Rate the provider you were with the longest over the last SIX MONTHS.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/19-02-2019/how-do-you-rate-your-broadband-provider

Is it OK to use a 2for1 voucher on a first date?
Love is in the air… well, maybe, it's the week of Valentine's Day at least, so time for our traditional poll. Is it acceptable to use a 2for1 restaurant voucher on a first date? We've asked this in previous years – so let's see if attitudes have changed. (PS: Yes we know splitting the bill is a valid option too, but that's a poll for another day…) Imagine David asks Alex to dinner on a first date, saying he’ll pay. When the bill comes, David whips out a 2for1 voucher – what advice would you give Alex?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/12-02-2019/is-it-ok-to-use-a-2for1-voucher-on-a-first-date

Which stores' gift cards do you value most?
Imagine a friend offered to sell you a perfectly valid £100 gift card which doesn’t expire for two years. What’s THE MOST you would be willing to pay for it? We’ve picked two dozen popular shops – please answer for all of them if possible.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/05-02-2019/which-stores-gift-cards-do-you-value-most

How do you feel Brexit will affect your personal finances?
The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29 March (see our Brexit help guide). So we wanted to test your sentiment about Brexit and its effect on your pocket, rather than the general economy. Of course exactly how we'll leave (or possibly even if) is still a matter of much debate, so this is more a gut reaction to leaving – based on what we know – than an examination of the specifics. So how do you FEEL your finances will be affected – which of these is closest to you view?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/29-01-2019/how-do-you-feel-brexit-will-affect-your-personal-finances

How much data do you use on your mobile?
With the growing use of social networks, streaming services, gaming and more all done on mobiles, we wanted to see how much data you crunch in a month. How much data (via 3G or 4G signal not Wi-Fi) do you USE in a typical month? If unsure, check your data usage settings or your mobile bill.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/22-01-2019/how-much-data-do-you-use-on-your-mobile

What is it appropriate to borrow for?
When is it right or wrong to borrow? Are some things more acceptable than others – where is the line between flippant purchases and core needs – or is it more about long-term investment in your home or happiness? We've listed 20 options and want to know which you feel is appropriate to borrow for, or if it's appropriate to borrow at all. We've included some disguised lending such as paying for your mobile phone or car insurance monthly – in effect a loan. Please select YES or NO for each option under the relevant category.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/15-01-2019/what-is-it-appropriate-to-borrow-for

Is Christmas better or worse if you spend less?
The Christmas turkey has now gone cold – so it's a good time to evaluate. In the recent festive season, Martin's Ban unnecessary Christmas presents video went viral with more than 14 million views and 100,000s sharing it. So did you cut back this Christmas compared to past years, and how did you find it? Please select the option closest to your situation.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/08-01-2019/is-christmas-better-or-worse-if-you-spend-less-

Parcel delivery firms: which are the best and worst?
Now the festive season is over, Santa finally has the chance to rest – yet for parcel delivery firms (which helped), it's business as usual. Over the past few years, we've heard a variety of horror stories, ranging from no-shows to mis-delivered parcels and even items being left in the bin. So it's time for our sixth annual poll to sort the good guys from the bad… Please rate your experience with each of these firms DURING THE LAST YEAR (don't rate if you haven't experienced their services).
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/02-01-2019/parcel-delivery-firms-which-are-the-best-and-worst

How did you fare financially in 2018?
With the year drawing to a close, we wanted to find out if you're financially better off now than you were at the start of January 2018. Whether you saved money, paid off debt, overspent, borrowed or had a pay rise, tell us how your household finances fared over the past year. Please select ONE option under the relevant category.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/27-12-2018/how-did-you-fare-financially-in-2018

What's your favourite Christmas film?
It's Christmas, so for this week's poll, we're forgetting money and going for a bit of fun. We've selected some festive films and we want you to tell us which is your favourite. PS. We're aware one or two of the films below may not be considered entirely Christmassy, so feel free to let us know which you think shouldn't have made the list – or which films we've missed – in the forum discussion.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/18-12-2018/whats-your-favourite-christmas-film

What have you switched in 2018?
Sadly, the best deals rarely come to loyal customers. Moving company to a new, hot promotional deal is often (not always) the way to slash costs. So for EVERY category please select whether this year you’ve: - Switched: If you changed a provider/property/person in this category - Stuck: If you’re with the same provider/property/person (even if a different offering) - Don’t have: If you don’t have one of these…
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/11-12-2018/what-have-you-switched-in-2018

What have you switched in 2018?
Sadly, the best deals rarely come to loyal customers. Moving company to a new, hot promotional deal is often (not always) the way to slash costs. So for EVERY category please select whether this year you’ve: - Switched: If you changed a provider/property/person in this category - Stuck: If you’re with the same provider/property/person (even if a different offering) - Don’t have: If you don’t have one of these… (Please note there's currently a technical issue with the way the results for this poll display - we're working on fixing this ASAP).
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/11-12-2018/what-have-you-switched-in-2018-2

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