The UK’s top 50 little thrills of everyday life revealed
he top 50 tiny joys of daily life in the UK have been identified by new study from Tesco.
Finding money in a pocket ranked first among the nation’s top 50 small joys in the current climate, with money-saving situations prominently represented.
Other money-focused ‘little wins’ include noting a favourite product is on special offer (27 per cent), getting an unexpected bonus or tip (24 per cent), and making a huge saving at the till when using a loyalty card/app (22 per cent).
About a third (34 per cent) of UK adults, according to research conducted to coincide with the launch of the new Tesco Clubcard Pricing advertising campaign, said they get a daily thrill from shopping.
Here is the full list.
The nation’s top 50 ‘little thrills’:
Unexpectedly finding money in a pocket – 35 per centThe sun shining when you wake up in the morning – 35 per centSnuggling into bed after putting fresh sheets on it – 34 per centReceiving a gift that you weren’t expecting – 33 per centGetting praise for something – 28 per centPaying your shopping bill using vouchers earned through loyalty points – 27 per centSeeing that a favourite product is on special offer – 27 per centFinding a parking space right outside the place you want go in – 27 per centSomeone saying “I love you” – 25 per centBeing cooked a meal – 25 per centGetting a free upgrade at a hotel or on a flight – 25 per centGetting an unexpected bonus / tip – 24 per centGetting a compliment from a stranger – 24 per centWhen a traffic light turns green just as you approach it – 24 per centCar passing its MOT – 24 per centGetting to finish work early- 23 per centUsing a loyalty card/app at the till, and then seeing the amount of money it’s saved you – 22 per centGetting to a store checkout that’s just opened with no queue – 22 per centFinishing a good book – 21 per centRealising you have a huge build-up of loyalty points on your card – 21 per centThe train / bus arrives just as you arrive on the platform / at the bus stop – 20 per centWaking up and realising it’s the weekend – 20 per centReceiving a message or phone call from someone you love/fancy – 19 per cent Putting on new clothes or shoes – 19 per cent When the clocks change, and you get an extra hour in bed – 18 per cent When a journey takes less time than expected and you arrive at your destination early – 18 per cent When your sports team win a game – 18 per cent When you wake up feeling fresh after a late night – 17 per cent Finding the last piece of clothing in your size on the rack – 17 per centWhen you have a good hair day – 17 per cent Getting your car cleaned for free when you go to the garage – 13 per centSuccessfully getting through to buy concert/festival tickets online – 13 per centGetting an email or text with a discount code/ sale announcement – 13 per centComing home late and remembering you have leftovers you can eat – 12 per centGetting paid ahead of pay day – 12 per centWhen you have a good skin day – 12 per centUsing a satisfying pen – 12 per centFinishing a hard workout – 11 per centGetting an invite to a party / wedding – 12 per centTurning your out-of-office on your work emails – 11 per centWhen someone likes your post on social media – 11 per centFinding the dishwasher has already been emptied – 10 per centGetting a personal best on a run / for a workout – 10 per centWaking up a minute before your alarm – 10 per centFinding your egg is a double yolker – 10 per centFinding a full tank of petrol in your car – nine per centBeing sent a funny meme – nine per centWhen your children sleep through an entire night – nine per centSeeing a dog in a cute outfit – eight per centGetting a notification of a match on your dating app – six per cent