ASDA PG Tips rip off

Last week Asda were selling 240 PG tips tea bags @ £4.80, now are selling PG tips 210 in larger size boxes for £5.50.... That's 30 less tea bags for 70p more disguised in a larger box. 
B&M still selling boxes of 240 or boxes of 160+50% free (240) for £4.69.
Iceland sells them for £5
Asda must think shoppers are stupid and will not notice.

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  • la531983
    la531983 Posts: 1,672
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    edited 2 November 2023 at 5:21PM
    Asda on the 31st October were selling two packs of their cooked meats for two for £3.50, an offer they have had for years (although it was £3 for a bit until it rose)

    This offer had vanished yesterday, meaning its now about £4.50 depending on which two packs you buy.

    Clearly they have whacked a load of prices up
  • Happens to lots of products in lots of shops. This is not exclusive to Asda nor PG Tips.


    Things that are differerent: draw & drawer, brought & bought, loose & lose, dose & does, payed & paid


  • I can't imagine many households go through 240 tea bags in a week!  So it's likely most people won't notice; next time they need to buy tea, they'll compare the different pack sizes available at that point and go for the cheapest.
  • smeegal said:
    Last week Asda were selling 240 PG tips tea bags @ £4.80, now are selling PG tips 210 in larger size boxes for £5.50.... That's 30 less tea bags for 70p more disguised in a larger box. 
    B&M still selling boxes of 240 or boxes of 160+50% free (240) for £4.69.
    Iceland sells them for £5
    Asda must think shoppers are stupid and will not notice.

    You'll find the 240 boxes vanishing (already hard to find on ANY shelves) and replaced by PG's recently launched 'new blend' in square bags and 80 or 210 boxes. Taste reviews are poor.


  • Largs
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    I can't fugure out if it's since it was sold by Walmart or since they brought out ASDA Rewards, but the prices at Asda are poor now.  I was very rarely in a Tesco Supermarket, now it's the opposite, Tesco more often than ASDA as the prices seem lower.  
  • Peppa537
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    I had some of the new original PG Tips arrive with my Tesco shop last week,they're the square bags. Don't bother buying them at all is my advice, I didn't realise they'd changed the blend from the pyramid bags (which I loved). These new square tea bags taste awful, you might as well just buy the cheapest own supermarket brand. 
  • caprikid1
    caprikid1 Posts: 2,112
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    Sainsburys do this all the time, you need to know your prices and when to buy
  • MrsStepford
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    Bought PG Tips decaf 70 teabags 203g for £3 from Iceland recently as hadn't seen them before. Not tried them yet as Taylor's of Harrogate decaf Yorkshire 80 teabags 250g are on offer in Iceland, at £3, saving 85p. Certainly the reduction in weight and number of bags, is due to PG Tips.
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