Asda has announced cutting the price of 1,600 products below all rivals’ prices today. The supermarket is the third biggest in the UK after Tesco and Sainsbury’s, and suffered some abyssmal sales over Christmas time, so that’s the reason dear reader. sThe slide in sales was announced along the price cuts as Asda tries to win over shoppers from competitors, further fuelling the raging supermarket price war.
And good news for us, Asda said that today’s cuts are just the first of lots of price reductions worth £500million, including essentials like fruit and veg, cereal, milk, meat, eggs, fish, nappies and toilet rolls.
As well as fighting against the big boys the cuts will help it to compete with discounters Aldi and Lidl. The price cuts are called “Pocket More”. As a fan of Aldi, …
I wouldn’t want to subject my cakes on my children’s friends, but the average price of £40 for a decorated cake does seem a bit steep, and the standard Princess and Star Wars cakes that supermarkets sell don’t cut it with my children anymore. Also after Marks and Spencer discontinued its checkerboard cake, I have been in cake idea misery.
So what is a poor mum to do? Learn to ice properly? I am an award winning baker after all 😉 (award won at a bloggers event for best cake!). Or head down to Asda for its new super bargain Design a Cake service?
Last month, I tried out the Design a Cake for the princely sum of £10 for a 22 portion cake. The cake was chocolate and all I had to do …
I wanted to try out a few different online grocery shopping experiences and now it’s Asda’s turn. I have booked my £2.50 delivery at Sunday lunchtime for 2 – 4 pm on Monday.
Asda states that it has over 1,000 discounted items so I was keen to get my bargain grocery shopping underway. I ordered over £133 worth of shopping across 82 items. I managed to buy about £33 on offers, the rest of my shop was full price.
Here’s what I thought of the experience.
1. More expensive replacements were provided when an item wasn’t available.
2. They have nice quality and variety across their own ranges.
3. Fantastic delivery slot availability.
1. Alphabetically arranged items when I shoppped on my mobile, not sure if that works, as I saw Chinese, then …
Which grocers has the handiest Click & Collect service? I did some investigating and here’s what I found.
I’m very busy and out a lot this week, but am hosting a party so need to pick up food. While, I am excited to think that soon we’ll be able to pick up lots of items from a corner shop, or a nearby locker rather than having to schlep to a supermarket, I’ve investigated which grocer would accommodate me the best this week with its Click and Collect service….. here are the findings of my comparison:
Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s* all offer free click and collect services.
Charges can apply for tube station pick ups though, for example, £1.50 for Asda.
* Sainsbury’s does not offer Click and Collect for groceries :-(.
My nearest Asda was seven miles away until last week, so I thought I’d take a look at the new store which is a mere three miles away now, and I was impressed.
I came out with my weekly shop, clothes, shoes and bits and pieces for the house for less than £150.
I was particularly impressed with the George range of clothes. I know they have been around for ages, but Asda has never really been accessible to me, so I was thrilled to pick up men’s jeans at £6 a pop – great for every day, gardening etc, older boys sleeveless school shirts at £5 for two, a couple of kids t-shirts at £4 each, £7 kids sweatshirt and £8 canvas pumps.
I am not sure if Asda is classed as a discount …