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Man gets out of parking fine thanks to doodle!

Parking fines are one of the single most irritating things on the planet. One shopper at Lidl was slapped with a £90 fine. Nothing new there, but this guy got out of it thanks to a daft drawing. Steve Crowley, a teacher, 40, was sent a demand which asked him to prove he'd shopped at…

Products getting smaller, but costing the same or more!

Which!!! have been crunching numbers and the like, and have found that there's a number of products on the shelves of our supermarkets that are getting smaller, but cost the same. In some cases, they cost even more. It confirms what a number of us already think, and goes beyond simple inflation. It's one thing…

When's your Dolmio day? Not too often, hopes company

In their dubious stereotyping adverts, Dolmio ask consumers when their Dolmio day is. Well, the people who make the sauces are hoping it isn't too often, because they contain so much fat, salt, and sugar, that you shouldn't eat it more than once a week. So, on a technicality, the adverts are correct, as they've…

Should all supermarket trolleys have a dog section?

If there's one thing the internet has taught us, is that people turn into gooey messes at the mere hint of dog. People really love pooches, especially when they're quite small, and rather inbred. Either way, seeing a dog tied up outside a shop isn't great, so one supermarket has hit on something - a…

Tesco to accept Sainsbury's Brand Match vouchers

As you know, Sainsbury's have got rid of their price match offer, but fear not - if you have a load of Brand Match vouchers, Tesco have slid into view and said that they'll accept the redundant coupons from you, and give you money off your shopping. Sainsbury's have said that they want to keep…

Sainsbury's to ditch price-match pledge

After getting rid of their multi-buy deals, Sainsbury's are now axing their Brand Match price pledge, instead, focusing on "lower regular prices". Of course, one of the reasons that customers have flocked to Aldi and Lidl, is because of their uncomplicated lower prices, and Sainsbury's have been told by their customers that they want the same. Previously,…

50p off your coffee at Starbucks

There's been some consternation over recycling cups with the major coffee chains in the UK. Well, Starbucks are doing something toward that - already, if you take in your own cup, you can save 25p on your coffee order, but next month, Starbucks will double the saving to 50p. This will be a two-month trial…

Coffee cups to be taxed like plastic bags?

There's a recycling nightmare going on in the coffee shop world, so there's suggestions that coffee cups could be taxed like plastic bags, in a big to reduce the waste they're creating. Remember how crazy some people went when the 5p plastic bag charge was brought in? Well, this could be round two. With millions…

Tesco asks their managers to be nicer

Tesco have asked their management to be more polite when dealing with their customers, in a bid to show everyone that they really care. Of course, it'd be common decency to be polite to other humans on a daily basis, but Tesco clearly feel the need to remind their own staff. Speaking at the incredibly…

Cardboard coffee cup recycling nightmare!

Have you been walking around, thinking that coffee shops are giving you your coffee in cardboard cups because they're recycled? It would make sense that this would be the case right? Why on earth wouldn't they be recycled? Well, turns out that less than one in every 400 cups dished out by high street coffee…

Staying in is the new going out, say ONS

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have been looking at what everyone spends their money on, so they can measure the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation. Turns out that everyone likes staying in, more than going out, as we're all throwing our money at Nespresso coffee pods and bottles of Baileys, rather than going dancing in…

Tesco to give all surplus food to charity

Tesco are going to be giving all their surplus food to charity, looking to deal with 5,000 local charities and the like, so they can stop their own wastage of food and help vulnerable people in the process. Looks like a win-win situation, if not before time. According to Tesco, they had to throw away 55,400…

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Aldi to expand online range

Aldi to expand online range

Aldi are going to be expanding their range of products that are available on their British website for home delivery, adding non-food items like electrical goods and gardening tools. It'll be bargains galore, for sure. You'll remember that the German supermarket started selling wine by the case, through their Specialbuys range. Aldi themselves said in…

Wetherspoons to put their prices up

You may recall Wetherspoons saying that they're getting rid of their Sunday roasts. Well, looks like they have put their prices up too. According to the Mirror, 'Spoons have put the price up on items on their Breakfast Club menu by between five and ten per cent. That means your full English fried breakfast is…

Asda bring Wonky Veg Boxes to the North

There have been complaints from some avid BW readers, about Asda's decision to only sell the wonky veg boxes down South. Well, that's all changing, as the supermarket are putting them on the shelves of the North West as of today! Asda has said that they're going to make these knobbly things a permanent fixture…