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Old 24-12-2023, 21:25   #16
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Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

the credit union has a christmas account if anyone wants o save up for next christmas
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Old 27-03-2024, 12:56   #17
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Oh yes…today I read a report of some shop selling Cadbury mini eggs.

OK I know its an oldish thread but seemed the most relevant. I've just been to the 'supermarket' for the weekly shop. They have been selling Easter stuff for ages and ages. They started with Cadbury Eggs before Christmas. They have been selling Hot Cross Buns for weeks - BUT NOT TODAY. Easter is virtually here and they have chocolate eggs, rabbits and all sorts of other 'seasonal products' but no Hot Crossed Buns. WHY?
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Old 27-03-2024, 16:25   #18
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I was in M&S this morning…I am sure they had hot cross buns and Morrisons too.

I do not like them so I did not buy any.
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Old 28-03-2024, 16:20   #19
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Aldi had hit cross buns today too.
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Old 29-03-2024, 07:48   #20
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Have just got some from our local bakery. They'd sold out before 9 o clock yesterday. Queue down the street at 7.55 this morning.
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Old 29-03-2024, 09:41   #21
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Because they were freshly made and beat the manufactured stuff into a cocked hat.
They had not been on the shelves since Christmas.
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Old 29-03-2024, 09:53   #22
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I don’t mean the individual buns have been on the shelves but that they have been on sale
in packs since Christmas.
Nothing beats a freshly made product.
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Old 29-03-2024, 12:03   #23
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I don’t mean the individual buns have been on the shelves but that they have been on sale
in packs since Christmas.
Nothing beats a freshly made product.

Clearly I have caused some confusion so I will clarify. When I originally posted I was more than slightly p***ed off having failed to get several items from my shopping list, having been soaked by a cloud burst in the car park, and having been 'attacked' by a holiday maker who had not read the highway code and was obviously unaware that adding a caravan extends the length of their vehicle. I really needed to vent my spleen!


I was referring to packs of buns, the 'supermarket' lost its bakery, fishmonger, meat counter and deli some years ago so everything in those catagories are now limited to prepared and packed items. So I would not have expected to find 'freshly baked' buns. However it seemed totally stupid to have had packs of buns on shelves since Christmas (in the bread section) and a big temporary rack of them in the foyer for several weeks and then to have none anywhere a couple of days before easter.
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Old 30-03-2024, 12:13   #24
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Yes, that does seem a bit daft.
But then the supermarkets do not really care much about their customers…they only want to take your dough.

On Supermarkets and this is a bit of a thread wander….many of the big supermarkets now have a reward card.
Morrisons were advertising their Legs on Lamb(a loved traditional meal for Easter Sunday) at something like £6 a kilo….but this is only if you have one of their ‘More’ cards.
If you do not have one of these then the price was £13 a kilo.
My cynical bone says that the £6 a kilo is the right price….and the 13 quid a kilo is the way to fleece shoppers.
If you sign up for one of these cards then you are giving your details to a company who very likely sell these details on to third parties.
Not for me, and I do not like roast lamb.
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Old 30-03-2024, 13:46   #25
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Yes, that does seem a bit daft.
But then the supermarkets do not really care much about their customers…they only want to take your dough.

On Supermarkets and this is a bit of a thread wander….many of the big supermarkets now have a reward card.
Morrisons were advertising their Legs on Lamb(a loved traditional meal for Easter Sunday) at something like £6 a kilo….but this is only if you have one of their ‘More’ cards.
If you do not have one of these then the price was £13 a kilo.
My cynical bone says that the £6 a kilo is the right price….and the 13 quid a kilo is the way to fleece shoppers.
If you sign up for one of these cards then you are giving your details to a company who very likely sell these details on to third parties.
Not for me, and I do not like roast lamb.

Another perhaps somewhat less obvious fiddle is the 3 for the price of 2 deals you can come across. Its ok if you buy 3 but if you buy 6 you are charged for 6 not 4. Its a real pain in the purse because there are some items my usual supermarket does not sell so I have to get them from another bigger supermarket (same firm) which I hate going into. Ideally I only go to this one about once every three months and 'stock up' on these items and quite often have to take a decision on the trade off between paying more than I need or having to go there more often than I want.
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Old 30-03-2024, 15:36   #26
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Because there are only two of us I rarely buy three for the price of two…unless it is on something with a long shelf life and easy to store…I have to admit I cannot recall being charged for six instead of four.
I feel sure that I would have queried it if I had.
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