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I went into ASDA monks cross York tonight and was given 50p off my bill for bringing my own bags. The lady on the till said it had just started today. Not sure if this is nationwide.

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This is Store Specific. The store in Monks Cross in York are doing this on a trial basis before a full national roll out.
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37 Likes
Fic
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
Don't ever take up being a full time comedian.
24 Likes
Hmm, lets all go grab something that costs 50p and just walk out..waving our used carrier bags at the checkout lol.
18 Likes
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
18 Likes
sirmaggie
RayB
Don't shop online at Sainsburys in Wales - and perhaps in Scotland and NIreland - as they will charge you 40p as a standard charge for using single-use plastic carrier bags and then supply only one bag, as they did with me. They put 3 bottles of wine in one bag and the other 15 were not bagged!! So they charged me 40p for one 5p bag and refused to rectify this. So I made a chargeback claim on my credit card which included a refund for 3 bottles of wine which they falsely claimed were cheaper than the wine I ordered.

They also claimed they had agreed the 40p standard charge with the Welsh Government but the Govt did not confirm this when I asked them!

You went through all this hassle over 40p!
I would have thought the time taken in phone calls to Sainsbury's, Credit card company and the Welsh Government alone would have taken lets say half hour, that means you value your time is worth 80p per hour.
My time is much more valuable than this, plus I do have a bit of a life.
I think you need to put 40p into perspective and maybe put your efforts in to a worth while cause.

Edmund Burke once said "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."

I'm with RayB on this. It seems wrong. If this is Sainsbury's standard policy then it will affect everyone, and unless people complain they won't change it. It may only be policy in Wales at the moment (where shops already charge for bags) but it probably won't be long until this is policy across the UK. Tesco's online shopping in Wales gives you a choice to have your shopping delivered unbagged (and not pay any bag charges). Maybe Sainsbury should think about that?!

The way I look at this is that if everyone got charged 40p for every on-line shop and that could be avoided then that's millions of pounds at stake. If RayB's efforts help get that changed then his time is being a LOT more productive than 80p/hour!

I say good for the folks who get stuck into the things they think are wrong. They help make things better.
13 Likes
I don't take any bags.

I don't use the supermarket's carrier bags either.

I just park conveniently...

....and chuck the items straight into the boot from the till.

http://image.classictrucks.com/f/miscellaneous/rolls-royce-supermarket-crash/30652746/man-crashes-his-1983-rolls-royce-though-a-supermarket.jpg

I then park directly in the kitchen.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

My insurance company knows me very well now....

....we're on first name terms.

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18 Likes #1
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
37 Likes #2
Fic
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
Don't ever take up being a full time comedian.
#3
Also, the one at Killingbeck isn't offering this - so I doubt it's national. Decent though!
#4
I will take my aldi bag and just buy a bottle of coke....X)
[HUKD Deal Editor]#5
Any ideas if Poundworld have any plans for the same initiative?
#6
I'm guessing there is a minimum spend
#7
Next tesco will give ya a pound off and say you have to bring your own bags.
24 Likes #8
Hmm, lets all go grab something that costs 50p and just walk out..waving our used carrier bags at the checkout lol.
#9
Went to asda park royal a few hours ago nothing was said in there, spent £70

Edited By: Error440 on Jun 23, 2014 19:54
1 Like #10
amygx
Hmm, lets all go grab something that costs 50p and just walk out..waving our used carrier bags at the checkout lol.

And repeat.
#11
DId you only have 1 bag or like 10? This does not seem feasable at all.
#12
A asda carrier bag goose chase ;)
8 Likes #13
Don't shop online at Sainsburys in Wales - and perhaps in Scotland and NIreland - as they will charge you 40p as a standard charge for using single-use plastic carrier bags and then supply only one bag, as they did with me. They put 3 bottles of wine in one bag and the other 15 were not bagged!! So they charged me 40p for one 5p bag and refused to rectify this. So I made a chargeback claim on my credit card which included a refund for 3 bottles of wine which they falsely claimed were cheaper than the wine I ordered.

They also claimed they had agreed the 40p standard charge with the Welsh Government but the Govt did not confirm this when I asked them!
2 Likes #14
This may be a back door way of getting around the charge for plastic bags - you get a discount for using your own, therefore you are effectively being charged for using their free bags.
2 Likes #15
gaycard
Fic
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
Don't ever take up being a full time comedian.
I remember once trying for ages to scan my tesco loyalty card until a member of staff politely whispered in my ear, " this is Asda's sir" felt a little silly.:D
#16
actress
gaycard
Fic
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
Don't ever take up being a full time comedian.
I remember once trying for ages to scan my tesco loyalty card until a member of staff politely whispered in my ear, " this is Asda's sir" felt a little silly.:D


Asda dont have a loyalty card?
#17
How about put the 5p bag through first. Pay for it. And then use it to get the 50p off your main shop.

Just a thought.
#18
Hmmm I have just been to Asda and used my own bags but was at the self checkout part, but I did click that I had my own bags on the machine...
#19
mikeypr
How about put the 5p bag through first. Pay for it. And then use it to get the 50p off your main shop.

Just a thought.

You're still using their bags though? Even if paid for seperatly, this'll defeat the whole purpose of 'bringing your own bag', which I guess is a strategy they're trialling to becoming more efficient possibly? There must be some sort of motive behind this.



Edited By: MRR_ltd on Jun 23, 2014 22:01
8 Likes #20
JackRH1
actress
gaycard
Fic
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
Don't ever take up being a full time comedian.
I remember once trying for ages to scan my tesco loyalty card until a member of staff politely whispered in my ear, " this is Asda's sir" felt a little silly.:D

Asda dont have a loyalty card?

No, they have low prices, no need for loyalty card. ;-)
1 Like #21
I wish online shopping at asda wouldn't supply me with 20 bags a week! One for each different section. One for bread one for milk one for beer. Etc. They would save the planet a little better. They bring it all in plastic crates.
#22
great...spend a pound and get 50p off....continue the process and get ur shopping done for half price.

be strategic and go to seperate tills. ok I know it can look a bit desperate
#23
work on asda checkouts, just finished my shift, hadnt heard anything about it until i read it here
7 Likes #24
JackRH1
actress
gaycard
Fic
Great i'll take my tesco bags.
Don't ever take up being a full time comedian.
I remember once trying for ages to scan my tesco loyalty card until a member of staff politely whispered in my ear, " this is Asda's sir" felt a little silly.:D

Asda dont have a loyalty card?
Nice to see you fully understood the joke.
#25
Britneyfan
I wish online shopping at asda wouldn't supply me with 20 bags a week! One for each different section. One for bread one for milk one for beer. Etc. They would save the planet a little better. They bring it all in plastic crates.


the people picking the items in store need a bag to put the items in and then put the bags into the crates
#26
this will be because they will have to charge 5p per single use bag from sept 2015 so trying to get people into the routine of bringing bags
#27
Is this really nationwide? or was the York store going through plastic bags like there was no tomorrow!

I've been bringing my own bags to Asda for like 10 years, think of the money I could have saved!
1 Like #28
How is this in the top five deals with zero posters, other than the OP, stating it's happening in their local store?
#29
Could be York only to see how it goes. Apparently the York store also piloted smartphone scanning and 360-degree rapid scan tills. I hope they decide to bring the smartphone scanning to every store.
1 Like #30
RayB
Don't shop online at Sainsburys in Wales - and perhaps in Scotland and NIreland - as they will charge you 40p as a standard charge for using single-use plastic carrier bags and then supply only one bag, as they did with me. They put 3 bottles of wine in one bag and the other 15 were not bagged!! So they charged me 40p for one 5p bag and refused to rectify this. So I made a chargeback claim on my credit card which included a refund for 3 bottles of wine which they falsely claimed were cheaper than the wine I ordered.

They also claimed they had agreed the 40p standard charge with the Welsh Government but the Govt did not confirm this when I asked them!

You went through all this hassle over 40p!
I would have thought the time taken in phone calls to Sainsbury's, Credit card company and the Welsh Government alone would have taken lets say half hour, that means you value your time is worth 80p per hour.
My time is much more valuable than this, plus I do have a bit of a life.
I think you need to put 40p into perspective and maybe put your efforts in to a worth while cause.
18 Likes #31
sirmaggie
RayB
Don't shop online at Sainsburys in Wales - and perhaps in Scotland and NIreland - as they will charge you 40p as a standard charge for using single-use plastic carrier bags and then supply only one bag, as they did with me. They put 3 bottles of wine in one bag and the other 15 were not bagged!! So they charged me 40p for one 5p bag and refused to rectify this. So I made a chargeback claim on my credit card which included a refund for 3 bottles of wine which they falsely claimed were cheaper than the wine I ordered.

They also claimed they had agreed the 40p standard charge with the Welsh Government but the Govt did not confirm this when I asked them!

You went through all this hassle over 40p!
I would have thought the time taken in phone calls to Sainsbury's, Credit card company and the Welsh Government alone would have taken lets say half hour, that means you value your time is worth 80p per hour.
My time is much more valuable than this, plus I do have a bit of a life.
I think you need to put 40p into perspective and maybe put your efforts in to a worth while cause.

Edmund Burke once said "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."

I'm with RayB on this. It seems wrong. If this is Sainsbury's standard policy then it will affect everyone, and unless people complain they won't change it. It may only be policy in Wales at the moment (where shops already charge for bags) but it probably won't be long until this is policy across the UK. Tesco's online shopping in Wales gives you a choice to have your shopping delivered unbagged (and not pay any bag charges). Maybe Sainsbury should think about that?!

The way I look at this is that if everyone got charged 40p for every on-line shop and that could be avoided then that's millions of pounds at stake. If RayB's efforts help get that changed then his time is being a LOT more productive than 80p/hour!

I say good for the folks who get stuck into the things they think are wrong. They help make things better.
#32
Love the idea but seriously folks this is 50p!!
#33
RayB
Don't shop online at Sainsburys in Wales - and perhaps in Scotland and NIreland - as they will charge you 40p as a standard charge for using single-use plastic carrier bags and then supply only one bag, as they did with me. They put 3 bottles of wine in one bag and the other 15 were not bagged!! So they charged me 40p for one 5p bag and refused to rectify this. So I made a chargeback claim on my credit card which included a refund for 3 bottles of wine which they falsely claimed were cheaper than the wine I ordered.

They also claimed they had agreed the 40p standard charge with the Welsh Government but the Govt did not confirm this when I asked them!

That's made my mind up, I'm going to move back to England.
#34
RayB
Don't shop online at Sainsburys in Wales - and perhaps in Scotland and NIreland - as they will charge you 40p as a standard charge for using single-use plastic carrier bags and then supply only one bag, as they did with me. They put 3 bottles of wine in one bag and the other 15 were not bagged!! So they charged me 40p for one 5p bag and refused to rectify this. So I made a chargeback claim on my credit card which included a refund for 3 bottles of wine which they falsely claimed were cheaper than the wine I ordered.

They also claimed they had agreed the 40p standard charge with the Welsh Government but the Govt did not confirm this when I asked them!

That sounds like a hell of a lot of effort for so little, but I admire your convictions!
#35
Stores in Ireland have been charging (I think) 10 cents for years now because of government regulations to try and persuade people to reuse and recycle more. About time they've introduced it to Britain tbh.
1 Like #36
Always take my own bags to supermarkets & have done so for years. Without wanting to sound preachy, we can all do this and make a difference. If supermarkets want to incentivise us to do so (& this is what it takes) then fair enough.
#37
I always take my own as the free ones are crap and the handles break on them with the slightest bit of weight in them. I'm off to asda shortly for a couple of small bits, wonder if this will work at the self service tills as they only seen to have the tobacco kiosk open otherwise and there's often huge queues there, will report back what happens :).
13 Likes #38
I don't take any bags.

I don't use the supermarket's carrier bags either.

I just park conveniently...

....and chuck the items straight into the boot from the till.

http://image.classictrucks.com/f/miscellaneous/rolls-royce-supermarket-crash/30652746/man-crashes-his-1983-rolls-royce-though-a-supermarket.jpg

I then park directly in the kitchen.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

My insurance company knows me very well now....

....we're on first name terms.
#39
gaycard
How is this in the top five deals with zero posters, other than the OP, stating it's happening in their local store?

By more people giving it heat than any others deals at the moment simples oO
#40
I asked Asda Head Office Customer Service about this and it is store specific, in fact York only from what they say.

Apparently it is a 50 pence voucher according to Head office. If true, not quite the same thing as 50 pence off the bill.

As a promotional thing to highlight the coming Government requirement for all of us to be charged if we use carrier bags supplied from the store instead of using our own bags.

Said charge going to Charity, not the corporate coffers.

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