29 March 2016

Tesco Rebrands Own-Label Foods, Nectar Double Up Event, Another 25p Supermarket Opens…

Tesco changes Everyday Value packaging

Tesco Rebrands Own Labels

Tesco have started rebranding their Everyday Value products – using fake farms.

Tesco are desperately fighting with the budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl for customers, and they hope that the new packaging will be more appealing to customers. There will be seven fake farms depending on the product and prices will stay the same.

Our take: Well, Tesco has certainly come a long way from the Tesco Value days! No one can deny that the new packaging is a lot more attractive, but it’s also quite deceptive using fake farms!

Price rises for Sky TV customers

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Bad news for Sky customers – your bills will soon rise by as much as £72 a year!

Sky are beginning to contact customers now to let them know how much their new bills will be, which will come in to effect in June. The average bill will rise by £1 a month, but this depends on your package.

Our take: If you’re still in contract, you can’t leave so you will be stuck with the price hikes. If you’re out of contract, however, and not happy – ring and ask for a discount or switch! It could be cheaper to get your broadband and TV together, we’ve compiled a list of the best bundle packages or alternatively you could stream TV by getting an Amazon Fire Stick – or try Now TV free for a month.

Nectar Double Up event starts this week

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Got some Nectar points saved up? From next week you can double them up so your points will be worth double the amount in Sainsburys!

The Double Up event is from the 30th March until 5th April. Just go to the customer services desk in store and exchange your points for a voucher which you can use in certain departments, such as clothing or toys.

Our take: This is the perfect opportunity to use any Nectar points you have laying around – you get twice the amount of goodies (or you could use them to buy someone a present, but that’s too selfless for my liking…)

25p discount store opens new branch

25p supermarket

Back in October a 25p supermarket opened up in Cornwall and people were desperate for one near them!

Now, Charlotte Danks, the owner, has officially opened up another branch in St Austell, Cornwall. The shop sells items that are damaged, incorrectly labelled or have short best before dates. Ms Danks will be opening two new stores in Bodmin and Bude in the next few months too, and hopes to roll them out across the country.

Our take: Everyone likes a bargain – this is the perfect way to keep your budget down whilst also reducing waste. They could help a lot of people who are struggling financially, but it isn’t the only cheap food shop – there’s also Approved Foods which sells out of date, but perfectly fine, items.

Edinburgh Uni’s cat is missing!

library cat

Terrible news, folks! The worst tragedy of our time! Edinburgh University’s Library Cat has gone missing!

The pretty kitty, Jordan, is owned by friars at the uni’s chaplaincy but spends lots of his time snoozing in the library. He has become pretty famous and has over 16,000 likes on Facebook. Unfortunately, he’s been missing since the 13th March – we hope the fame has gone to his head and he’s left his home in search of stardom, and that nothing bad has happened to him. We hope he comes home soon – who else is going to furry-up the library chairs?!

Our take: It’s awful when a pet goes missing, and we bet the friars and everyone else at Edinburgh University are worried sick about him. Come home, Jordan!

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