Asda join in the supermarket war and give away free money
Asda are the latest ‘army’ to fire their ‘guns’ in the so-called ‘supermarket price war’ that is giving us all sleepless nights at the moment. They are claiming to have ‘slashed’ the prices of 3,000 products and are even giving away money to shoppers as well.
But hang on – it isn’t a war after all. A spokesman for Asda bullishly said: “Other stores don't want a price war, they only want a skirmish over price perception. There is no price war because no other stores showed up to win.” Woah – some big time talk there.
As well as the price cuts, Asda are offering a £5 ‘thank you’ voucher for every customer who spends £40 in store or online in the coming week, which can be used against your next £40 shop.
The move follows Tesco’s recent price cuts and Sainsbury’s price-matching voucher giveaway last week. Hopefully by Christmas week, the supermarkets will be offering us free fish pedicures while we shop as staff push us around the stores in specially-customised contraptions.