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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 29th Dec 17, 3:18 PM
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    Post Christmas food
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    • 29th Dec 17, 3:18 PM
    Post Christmas food 29th Dec 17 at 3:18 PM
    Interesting how supermarkets are dealing with the Christmas food post Christmas.

    Yesterday at Sainsburys, some party food had 20%-33% off and the Christmas lines such as sausages, starters etc were 75% off. Cheese - half price

    Asda and M&S still full price - apart from items with today's date.

    Iceland - some things were half price or less.

    Can't comment about Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose or Co--op
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    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 29th Dec 17, 3:23 PM
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    Probably down to sell by dates.

    Lots of people will buy party food for this weekend.

    And we are not Post Christmas. This is day 5 of 12.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 29th Dec 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 29th Dec 17, 9:11 PM
    Yesterday at Sainsburys, some party food had 20%-33% off and the Christmas lines such as sausages, starters etc were 75% off. Cheese - half price
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I saw half wheels of Stilton at half price, but no other great cheese bargains. The truckles usually get reduced to around 30p each in time - usually just before or after the New Year.

    Lots of Christmas cakes and goodies reduced to 1/2 price. I resisted.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 30th Dec 17, 9:09 AM
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    I saw half wheels of Stilton at half price, but no other great cheese bargains. The truckles usually get reduced to around 30p each in time - usually just before or after the New Year.

    Lots of Christmas cakes and goodies reduced to 1/2 price. I resisted.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    The truckles were 50p on Wednesday and if any left, probably get reduced to 30p today or tomorrow,

    I know Sainsburys Christmas cheese lines have a UB of 3rd Jan but most of it can be kept for 6 weeks longer as the same cheese in standard packaging has a UB of 2nd half of Feb.
    • Clowance
    • By Clowance 30th Dec 17, 9:16 AM
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    hardly anything off pigs in blankets in my sainsburys, a bit off chocolate and 50p gift wrap.
    Don't forget quidco/topcashback - I do!
    • frosty
    • By frosty 30th Dec 17, 8:41 PM
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    • 30th Dec 17, 8:41 PM
    We got amazing bargains in our local tesco,a whole fresh salmon was 29 down to 4.various trays of party food all reduced to 34p and they still take off the 3 for 2 offer,2 turkey crown were 27 each down to 3.50 each.
    Morrisons had reduced whipping cream to 12p each,various party food trays were reduced from 3.50 each to 54p each.Sausage balls were 20p a tray.We managed to fill 3 draws in the freezer.And also picked up bargains for elderly neighbours who can't manage to go bargain hunting.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 30th Dec 17, 10:17 PM
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    • 30th Dec 17, 10:17 PM
    Aldi Xmas Puds (Gluten Free) down to 99p. Stollen (the big ones) down to 99p. Xmas lights about half price.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 30th Dec 17, 11:30 PM
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    The truckles were 50p on Wednesday and if any left, probably get reduced to 30p today or tomorrow,

    I know Sainsburys Christmas cheese lines have a UB of 3rd Jan but most of it can be kept for 6 weeks longer as the same cheese in standard packaging has a UB of 2nd half of Feb.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I bought the last 5 truckles of Mexicana at 50p each this afternoon from my old local store - UBD 3rd Jan as you predicted! They had the bigger packs of chilli lovers cheeses for 3 but there was more packaging than actual cheese.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 30th Dec 17, 11:36 PM
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    I have seen half price on Christmas chocolate/biscuits/cakes but not party food (think that still sells well for the New Year). The only reduced party food I have seen is yellow sticker.

    Lots of yellow sticker goods on normal shelves at Mr T today with the date of 31st, think they are trying to get it sold at half price before the need to mark it down more tomorrow.

    Sadly haven't seen any cheese going cheap, I might take a trip out to sainsburys tomorrow if its half price. I had to google what a truckle was!
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 31st Dec 17, 11:41 AM
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    M&S had loads of turkeys, crowns, xmas desserts etc all reduced on Wednesday. The party food still at normal price
    • chesky
    • By chesky 31st Dec 17, 2:31 PM
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    M&S had loads of turkeys, crowns, xmas desserts etc all reduced on Wednesday. The party food still at normal price
    Originally posted by sarahj1986
    My M & S was only reducing these items if they were yellow stickered. All the other Christmas fare was still full priced.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 3rd Jan 18, 1:53 PM
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    got the last Reeces chocolate Christmas tree for 14p in Sainsburys yesterday
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 4th Jan 18, 10:31 PM
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    Morrisons have quite a few Xmas reductions.
    Whitworths Xmas cake making kits 10 5
    Posh boozy mincemeat smallish jars 2 1
    Standard mincemeat large jars 2 1
    Last edited by Owain Moneysaver; 04-01-2018 at 10:33 PM. Reason: Spilleng erorr
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    • creative gal
    • By creative gal 5th Jan 18, 6:23 AM
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    I may have brought some Waitrose vanilla liqueur extra thick cream yesterday @ 49 P instead of 1.52. (They also had reduced fresh brandy cream and brandy butter, all good until the 10 th Jan.)
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 11th Jan 18, 1:13 PM
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    Most of the M&S Christmas food I saw was marked down to 50p -

    300g packet brandy sauce (bbd 10/2018)

    330g jar of plum pudding chutney (bbd 11/18)

    300g jar cranberry & port sauce (bbd 07/18)

    195g jar brandy butter (bbd 05/18)

    250ml bottles of bloody mary ketchup (contains vodka & Worcestershire sauce) (bbd 09/18)

    plus large jars of turkey gravy, poss 500g,

    Also saw tubs of brandy butter in the chiller cabinets for 40p or 50p, depending on the type you bought.

    For me, the real star was 800g of festive Armagnac-soaked fruit mix for.....25p!! The bbd is 05/18. I bought a couple of these when they were reduced to 75p and made a bread pudding, and a bread and butter pudding using them - delicious!
    Last edited by Chris25; 11-01-2018 at 1:17 PM.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 16th Jan 18, 1:16 PM
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    went to get some more of the amazing M&S bloody mary ketchup and found these -

    215g jar of chestnut chutney (bbd 10/18), 1

    225g jar of mulled wine jelly (bbd 02/19), 50p

    both in nice square jars, lovely in a food hamper, particularly if you can get the 2019 dates
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 30th Jan 18, 9:42 PM
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    Morrisons have quite a few Xmas reductions.
    Whitworths Xmas cake making kits 10 5
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    10 5 NOW 2.50
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
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