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Man writes to John Lewis about being closed on Boxing Day

A man has written to John Lewis, thanking them for closing on Boxing Day. Not a fan of the sales, eh? While most shops are open on Boxing Day for the original Black Friday clear-out, John Lewis keep their tills switched off and their doors closed, which is nice for the staff who work there.…

Are Quality Street smaller than they used to be?

The internet is unhappy, and it is unhappy about the size of chocolate. We all know this is a hot topic (not to be confused with a hot, melted Topic), which has seen those notoriously nice people at Nestle hitting back. A young lady called Charlotte Stacey Hook‎ posted a photo on Facebook of Quality Street…

Tesco self-service machines have Santa's voice

Sick of being told about the bagging area by a robot with a human voice? Well, Tesco have decided to switch things up and now, their self service tills will thank you for shopping with them, as well as wishing you a happy Christmas. Yet still, someone, somewhere will say Christmas is being banned by…

Pie Face recall - what's it all about?

Have you seen the Pie Face product recall doing the rounds? Well, we've been ringing around to see what the image that's been appearing on social media. With it being one of the most popular games this year, there's been a fair bit of chatter about it. We gave Hasbro a call, and initially, they…

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River Island jobs on the go!

River Island jobs on the go!

Jobs time again on Bitterwallet! Yes indeed, we're looking at getting the out-of-work, very much into god-I-hate-having-to-work-all-the-time-but -wages-pay-for-the-booze-so-I-can-forget. This time, we're looking at River Island who have LOADS of roles going. Of course, they'll be taking on staff for Christmas, but they seem to have all manner of jobs going, should you be looking for…

Lidl now selling record decks

Lidl have started selling record players. Yep, the demand for vinyl is at its highest since 1996 (mainly because people gave up pressing new records on vinyl in the mid-nineties, so yeah) and so, to capture that vogue, the supermarket chain has started stocking Silvercrest USB Record Players. It's the first time that the supermarkets…

Tesco launch Secret Scan-ta app

Tesco Clubcard are hoping to help you find the perfect gift via Twitter! They've teamed up with We Are Social to create a campaign that endeavours the find the ideal gift for people via Twitter. The Secret Scan-ta (OH GOD YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE) app will focus on the cheaper end of goods they…

Free stuff with the Morrisons PudPod!

There's nothing jollier than a van done up as a massive Christmas pudding handing out treats is there? Well, there's about 5,000,000 things more jolly. Either way, Morrisons are sending a massive pudding on the road! The supermarket is taking the Pud Pod - or, inevitably #pudpod - on to the road to call at…

Chocolate and sweets HAVE got much smaller

When you were a kid, chocolate and sweets were much bigger weren't they? Once upon a time, a Wagon Wheels would constitute an entire meal whereas nowadays, you could eat 16 of them and barely notice. Of course, you could argue that the difference between the treats of old and the sweets of the now…

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Bath bombs defy recession

Bath bombs defy recession

Many stores are in mourning after a terrible Christmas, but Lush are enjoying the sweet smell of success. Yes, it seems that when times are tight, the nation runs wildly towards piles of bath bombs that look like glittery poos. Lush, who specialise in handmade soap and cosmetics, have defied the downward trend and report…

Aldi selling 1973 Napoleon Vintage Brandy worth £107 for £29.99 (and there's more)

Aldi is at it again, selling expensive booze for stupidly cheap. Basically, you can get a bottle of 1973 Napoleon Vintage Brandy, which would normally cost you £107 (if you bought it from a stockist with airs and graces). If you get it from Aldi, it'll cost you £29.99, which is a saving of over £77.…

Lidl end up paying £162k for homeless dinners

Lidl got into the Christmas spirit by accident recently after they were half-forced into coughing up  €200,000 (£162,000) worth of food to homeless food banks after a donation pledge ended up going viral. One wing of Lidl said that they'd be more than happy to hand out five four-course Christmas dinners to homeless centres for…

Bewildering PR guff of the week: B&Q vs Louie Spence

B&Q have gone for some celebrity-flavoured zing to help launch their range of Christmas lights and OF COURSE they’ve recruited professional z-lister Louie Spence. While twatting about in one of their stores, Louis ‘said’: “Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year...I love a bit of sexy Christmas dressage. Ooooh, that was a…

What's for Christmas dinner? Well, it comes in a can...

Merry Christmas! All going well so far? No? Families, eh? Pains in the arse, the lot of them. It's just gone 11 - pissed yet? Yes? Excellent work. Turkey not thawed in time? Forgot to buy one in the first place? Have no fear - thanks to Sweet Sue, Christmas dinner will be saved as…