Buy one get one three for two for £5 - only at Sainsbury's
Supermarket bargains are blumin' marvelous. There's nothing better than a till receipt announcing you've made a fiver's worth of savings thanks to those big friendly labels. Smashing.
Sometimes it's all too much for our avid readers, however. And yes, it seems there is such a thing as 'too many deals', at least according to Bitterwallet reader Steven, who couldn't see the wood for the trees:
'These were the special offers in my local Sainsbury's last week. Very generous but also very confusing."
"There are four different offers, all one above the other - 2 for £3, Buy One Get One Free, 2 for £4 and 2 for £5. There are two 2 for £4 deals side by side, and two 2 for £5 deals side by side - except in both cases there was no stock left. There was another 2 for £4 deal, but it was next to the 2 for £3 deal - and I couldn't actually find another Buy One Get One Free deal, or another 2 for £3."
"I ended up buying nothing - there's only so long I'll stand about a supermarket aisle trying to figure out how to save a few pence for something I wasn't really interested in buying in the first place."
Congratulations to Sainsbury's for turning four very reasonable offers into something of a sow's ear. Less probably would have been more in this instance.