IronmongeryDirect shares the love

Published:  12 February, 2014

Almost half of UK tradesmen would accept a date from a customer if they were asked out for Valentine’s Day, according to a new survey by IronmongeryDirect.

Out of 1,000 tradesmen surveyed, one in four said that they had been invited on a date by a customer and 48% stated they would accept an offer if it were made.

The survey also revealed that 93% of tradesmen said they wouldn’t think twice about purchasing a present to mark Valentine’s Day. The most popular choice was chocolates, with six out of 10 saying they had bought a sweet treat for a significant other. A bunch of flowers was the second most common gift (25%), followed by a romantic night out (10%) and buying expensive lingerie (5%).

IronmongeryDirect surveyed 1,000 tradesmen for its Valentine’s Day promotion. This will see anyone who spends more than £50 in one transaction get a free box of quality chocolates with their order if they order before 8pm on 13 February. Customers need to quote CHOCME when they place an order over £50.

“Tradesmen are a romantic bunch and appear to have no shortage of offers when it comes to Valentine’s Day dates,” said Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect. “We’re providing our own offer to our loyal customers to help them enjoy Valentine’s Day and, given the popularity of chocolates, we think they’re the perfect way of celebrating the most romantic day of the year.”

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