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Were You Aware of the Planned Ban on Buy-One-Get-One Free Deals?

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I wasnt even aware of this until I read this headline "Ban on buy-one-get-one free deals delayed due to cost of living crisis" it's has been postponed until October 2023.

It was supposed to be part of the war on obesity, I don't know why they have taken such a sledge hammer approach. I can understand if it was just aimed at "unhealthy food" but I have had BOGOF on fruit, yogurts etc.

Were you aware of this Ban and what's your view ?

metro.co.uk/2022/05/14/cost-of-living-crisis-ministers-delay-ban-on-buy-one-get-one-free-deals-16642761/

beccatavender
6 days ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran6 days ago

It would make more sense to buy the products for half price, it might make less waste.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflower6 days ago

I think it's a rubbish idea, its going to take alot more than banning buy one get one free to stop obesity unfortunately. Higher taxes on takeaway and fast food outlets may help. They would in my opinion be better investing the time and money into more sports at school for kids that are over weight ect. Giving obese families access to see nutritionalist who can help them eat better for their body build and type.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx6 days ago

People will eat what they want and buy what they want so it's not gonna make any difference at all same with sugar tax that hasn't made any difference

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair016 days ago

My hubby had mentioned it to me, I don't think it will make a huge difference at the end of the day unhealthy foods are highly addictive so if do eat them regularly you are going to struggle to change. It's also hard if you have kids that won't eat healthy foods. My son being one. He knows fruit and veg are healthy, but won't eat it. His sister's enjoy their fruit and veg. ( My youngest daughter is limited choice of fruit and veg she eats). Always try variety. It's colourful package that attracts kids. They are also want to ban meal deals also.

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beccatavender
beccatavender6 days ago

tracisinclair01 I wonder what marketing ploys supermarkets will use as normally BOGOF and meal deals are how they entice you into the store.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair016 days ago

beccatavender I suspect they just have to do more "sales" or go in a big price drop battles.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair016 days ago

beccatavender or another one the may do is 2 for. Unless the ban that as well.

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pato
pato6 days ago

Well ain't that just another lot of old cobblers from the nanny state, how much more do they want to rob us, most of the things we buy these days are reduced in sugar and salt then there's the portion sizes of everything else which have been shrinking for quite a while now, the buy one get one free deals are probably the only way that some families will be able to survive, Bawheid Johnstons and Lego Heid Sturgeons' Government need to have serious look at how this is affecting the genuine families who rely on these deals.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19636 days ago

Starts with self not forced government control!

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Mango4
Mango46 days ago

Can't really say I've seen Buy One Get One Free deals for quite a while now, most common now is the multi buy deal .

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap6 days ago

They could try making healthier options cheaper as an instinctive. Instead of punishing be rewarded for good behaviour 😃

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 days ago

I had heard about it. Why don't they just change the rules so that it is only healthy food that can be on bogof. I haven't seen any bogofs recently anyway.

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tumblespots
tumblespots5 days ago

It just shows, yet again, that the government have lost any grip they ever had on reality. Any deals that the public benefit from, in supermarkets, are removed as quickly as possible!

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx5 days ago

Just seen Jamie Oliver is slamming government for delaying the ban it's alright for some people who don't have to worry about money

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Lynibis
Lynibis5 days ago

I think it is a terrible idea and a step too far in telling us what we can or cannot do, as if it is a criminal act!

It will have no effect at all on curbing obesity. I often buy two for one or buy two get one free. Most of the products sold this way have long use by dates and they sit in my cupboard and are used no more often than were I to pay full price. This sort of thing sickens me with the current cost of living. They would do better to control adverts for all the rubbish junk food people can't seem to wean themselves away from.

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RnD194hd
RnD194hd4 days ago

Bye bye democracy n free choice, hello dictorship. We live in a free democratic sovereign state, whether you agree or disagree with these offers should be errelavant, free choice should ALWAYS win, dangerous road to continue to head down where choice is taken away

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SaveMeSunday
SaveMeSunday23 hours ago

No heard of this?

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