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On checking an online grocery order I noticed the following statement has anyone else come across this and what does minimum legal price mean please? "Some offers may no longer apply due to minimum legal pricing limits on certain products".  Does that mean if you do an online shop at a price quoted on the website that unless otherwise stated e.g. offer from x to y date that the pricing can change with no control to the shopper?  Baffled by the wording.  Thank you

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  • Skintoap
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    I would assume it mainly applies to sales of alcohol. There is a minimum alcohol pricing policy in Scotland and the advertised price may apply to sales in England but would be illegal in Scotland. 
  • sammyjammy
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    and sugary drinks!
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    On checking an online grocery order I noticed the following statement has anyone else come across this and what does minimum legal price mean please? "Some offers may no longer apply due to minimum legal pricing limits on certain products".  Does that mean if you do an online shop at a price quoted on the website that unless otherwise stated e.g. offer from x to y date that the pricing can change with no control to the shopper?  Baffled by the wording.  Thank you
    As people have said above, minimum legal pricing is usually alcohol or sugar tax drinks. 

    BUT ……. you say “ Does that mean if you do an online shop at a price quoted on the website that unless otherwise stated e.g. offer from x to y date that the pricing can change with no control to the shopper? ”

    The answer is yes that’s always been the case. You pay the price that your shopping is scanned at on the day of delivery which may not always be the same as prices on the web. 
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