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What Do You Think about No More BOGOFs?

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Can't remember when it starts but on news last night supermarkets will now be banned from selling many buy one get one free items.

They say it is because of obesity but I do not believe this will help anyone to get slimmer, just means poorer members of society (whether they eat healthy or not) will be spending more.

If I use a dolmio lasagne sauce once a month I do not understand why it is wrong for me to buy them as a bogof to last 2 months!

First it was a sugar tax, now this, and is anyone slimmer and healthier?

Seems strange this latest move coincides with brexit. Trying to stop us buying extra in case of shortages?

Lynibis
30 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198430 days ago

2022 it will start not really going to help unless brands who tend to do the big offers reduce their prices as promotional to look like buy on get one free. Say the sauce you mentioned is 2 pounds normally they have on offer half price. Most don’t realise this is what they do now

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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30 days ago

Yep they're very clever, you have to do your sums. Two small one big, one of each, take weight into account etc, but yes hopefully they will still have good promotions.

They also said it was to reduce waste but that would surely only apply to perishables.

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Ann1984
Ann198430 days ago

Lynibis it most prob another sugar tax thing. They don’t seem to realise that people struggling to feed family and these offers can be life line for some

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nissan3
nissan328 days ago

Why is food the only thing that they target it should be smoking

but because cigarettes are so expensive they are quite happy to leave them alone & alcohol as they cost the public more money & make the government richer in the process. Image

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc27 days ago

Well, with Brexit things will slowly begin getting more expensive, but give it time and prices should lower.

I don't see Aldi or LIDL selling their products for premium prices even though they could as they're really good.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap28 days ago

I'd rather have 1/2 price than BOGOF personally.

Maybe they could start teaching children how to cook good healthy food in school

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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28 days ago

Yes, absolutely, would work out same price, must admit I do like having a stock of jars and tins for unexpected guests, my bestie and I enjoy a tuna pasta bake.

I can remember doing home economics at school and was pleased when son told me grandson is doing it at school currently, well when covid doesn't get in t'way!

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davidstockport
davidstockport27 days ago

I was about to say the same thing regarding rather having things at half price, they might even sell more; those of us who don't like waste and don't require a second one might purchase, leaving those who actually want two (or more) to buy the number they actually want.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2228 days ago

I think it's a terrible idea that they are getting rid of it, there's no way it will help with obesity, there are so many reasons why people gain wait and making people pay more for food isn't the solution to any of them

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

I agree, it will just mean food costing more and no chance to stock up when BOGOFs are available. After all a 20 a day smoker spends more than £300 per month just on cigarettes but doesn't appear to stop them smoking. It will just mean, as it always does, that those on lower incomes have to do without, while those who have plenty of money couldn't care less if they smoke £300 per month or don't get BOGOFs. More likely to make the poor turn to cheap food full of carbs and sugar.

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davidstockport
davidstockport27 days ago

It might not help with obesity but it might stop those who buy two, and end up binning the second one (or leaving it to rot in the cupboard), thinking they got a bargain. Things that can be sold as bogof offers could be sold at half price instead.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

davidstockport yes you are right and half price would be fine too. But I often use things like Dolmio sauces, casserole mixes, pasta bake jars etc and they last for well over a year, during which I would definitely use them, and I live alone so I am sure a couple with 3 or 4 kids would use 2 jars at a time. But as I said earlier, it is not a good idea for perishables.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2227 days ago

Lynibis I couldn't agree with you more, I feel like it is going to hit people who have lower incomes more

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2227 days ago

Lynibis Me too, I find it handy buying them for items I would use a lot of. And also when I'm hanging out with a friend and we can both get something for the price of one

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davidstockport
davidstockport27 days ago

Lynibis It isn't really too good an idea for things that aren't perishable either, surely the public aren't gullible* enough to not realise that when the things that are sold on BOGOF offers could economically be sold at half the price, are not available at the BOGOF price, they are then being charged twice as much as the item is actually worth. Furthermore those accustomed to getting things at regular (but not permament) BOGOF prices might be reluctant to buy at the "regular" price if they actually want ONE and the BOGOF offer isn't available.

*Unfortunately many are.😀

I should explain there is IMO nothing wrong with a reduced price for multi-packs. But BOGOF prices do not really benefit the shopper. Prices could reduce when certain BOGOF offers are banned.

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davidstockport
davidstockport27 days ago

Moonstone22 Wouldn't you prefer the item at half the regular price, then you wouldn't need to have a friend with you who also wants to buy one?😀

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