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limited edition Aldi Christmas Star Kevin The Carrot only £2.99 100% going to Barnardo’s

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If you've seen this year's Aldi Christmas advert then you'll have met Kevin, the adorable little carrot desperate to meet Santa. If you already love him, then why not get your hands on this Kevin The …
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If you've seen this year's Aldi Christmas advert then you'll have met Kevin, the adorable little carrot desperate to meet Santa. If you already love him, then why not get your hands on this Kevin The Carrot Plush Character. You’ll also be helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children across the UK, as we’re donating 100% of the profits to Barnardo’s.

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ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO


Didn't mean to like ur comment
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ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Cos I want a cute carrot
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Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
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I still don't get why the full Christmas dinner is all cooked and laid out on the table the night before? I think it's safe to assume it's the night before as Kevin ends up with Father Christmas at the end, well on one of his reindeer pulling the sleigh anyway. Surely the dinner will be all cold and the gravy congealed by the time whoever's it is sits down for it. I know, there should be a STFU button on here as well, I'll get my coat....

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#1
is he in-store
1 Like #2
kevnemma
is he in-store


​Looking like in store only. Best be quick these will be snapped up!
#3
good find op, heat added
28 Likes #4
Grate
1 Like #5
I hope I can find one!!!!
8 Likes #6
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
#7
Brilliant!
[mod][Deal Hunter]#8
In store from Thursday - sold out online be prepared to queue for opening ;)
11 Likes #9
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO


Didn't mean to like ur comment
#10
I thought it was Sunday 20th according to the magazine
2 Likes #11
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Why just not donate!!!? I hope you actually meant 'why not just donate!!!'? If not then there really needs to be a dislike button on here!!
6 Likes #12
Siddas
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Why just not donate!!!? I hope you actually meant 'why not just donate!!!'? If not then there really needs to be a dislike button on here!!

Soz what I should have made slightly clearer, why just not donate money to good causes rather than running about like a deranged monkey trying to buy a item that all proceeds go to that named charity anyway and also throw in your travelling cost as well that it would have cost you to get one of these.

I hope this helps everyone who may have thought I was some sort of scrooge Scotsman, I'm the complete opposite and actually a very generous fella when it comes to charity and tips when out and about
I hope you haven't asked HUKD for a Dislike Button now Siddas :(
5 Likes #13
http://i.imgur.com/2BKTFCN.jpg
1 Like #14
staceybaby
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO

Didn't mean to like ur comment

That's ok staceybaby no hard feelings, but my comment has been updated hope you like it noo ;)
6 Likes #15
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
You could do that, but what has that got to do with buying this toy and donating at the same time?

Are you just one of those people who bores everyone about how much you do for charity?



Edited By: abarthman on Nov 21, 2016 21:06
4 Likes #16
Just out of curiousity, what percentage of the purchase price actually goes to Barnardos?

100% always confuses people like me.

Is it 100% of the sales price?
Or 100% of the profit?

If the later how is the profit calculated - are they factoring in the costs of transporting it around the network, the cost of someone on the checkout to serve you, heating in the store to keep you warm while you buy your carrot, the design costs, the advert costs etc etc

If Aldi are absorbing the other costs and are actually donating the whole purchase price to Barnados then I take my hat off to them. If not then it feels a lot more like an advertising campaign (a bit like Tesco advertising that they donate 0.01p for every printed receipt from the cashpoint machines - admirable perhaps - they are spending more more on the ink to tell you how much they donated than they actually are donating).
#17
ScottishIndependence2018
staceybaby
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO

Didn't mean to like ur comment

That's ok staceybaby no hard feelings, but my comment has been updated hope you like it noo ;)


Lol, I didn't "not" like it coz of what u said. I just didn't mean to click it.

As a Scots woman who donates regularly too for nothing in return......., I'd still prefer a free(ish) Kevin :)
1 Like #18
Can OP change title from "100% going to Barnardo’s" to actuality "100% of the profits to Barnardo's".
I can pay 2p per carrot to Pakistans workers and if I decide £1.99 is my breakeven point, my £1.97 is breakeven cost and £1 is "profit".
2 Likes #19
ScottishIndependence2018
Siddas
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Why just not donate!!!? I hope you actually meant 'why not just donate!!!'? If not then there really needs to be a dislike button on here!!
Soz what I should have made slightly clearer, why just not donate money to good causes rather than running about like a deranged monkey trying to buy a item that all proceeds go to that named charity anyway and also throw in your travelling cost as well that it would have cost you to get one of these.
I hope this helps everyone who may have thought I was some sort of scrooge Scotsman, I'm the complete opposite and actually a very generous fella when it comes to charity and tips when out and about
I hope you haven't asked HUKD for a Dislike Button now Siddas :(

Not being a pedant, but perhaps I can clarify something, the issue siddas presumably has (and I am admittedly guessing) is the improper use of the English language not the lack of donation. "Why not just donate" would mean "one could just donate instead of buying this and therefore benefit the charity without having a toy"; whereas what you said was "why just not donate" which frankly doesn't make sense in any way if interpreted literally. Siddas will, im sure, clarify.
9 Likes #20
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Cos I want a cute carrot
2 Likes #21
So either donate and not receive a carrot, or donate and receive a carrot. Your choice lol
2 Likes #22
hybridandy
So either donate and not receive a carrot, or donate and receive a carrot. Your choice lol
Exactly. You ARE donating and receiving a funny little carrot thingy also which I know my young grandson will like and will probably try and put on top of the tree.

Especially as he's apparently a Christmas Star. ;)
6 Likes #23
Kevin's all over Ebay. Plus people are hand knitting funny little replicas.
Some better than others... :|
http://i.picresize.com/images/2016/11/22/r6Qyt.jpg
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/kevin-the-carrot-hand-knitted-toy-/302140012360?hash=item4658f2b748:g:6XAAAOSw4GVYLDYU
1 Like #24
Barnardo's though...went into my local store to donate a load of quality new stuff that my business had come across. Staff were incredibly rude to me. Ended up taking it elsewhere in the end. Wouldn't give them a penny now. Plenty of other charities out there who are grateful for donations.
#25
hotmik
http://i.imgur.com/2BKTFCN.jpg
Kevin is savage af
#26
love Kev.
#27
want to know how much of the £2.99 is "profit". Might be just a marketing idea like the 20p off £20
to Children in Need offer from Pizza Hut :(
8 Likes #28
I still don't get why the full Christmas dinner is all cooked and laid out on the table the night before? I think it's safe to assume it's the night before as Kevin ends up with Father Christmas at the end, well on one of his reindeer pulling the sleigh anyway. Surely the dinner will be all cold and the gravy congealed by the time whoever's it is sits down for it. I know, there should be a STFU button on here as well, I'll get my coat....
#29
Col7five
I still don't get why the full Christmas dinner is all cooked and laid out on the table the night before? I think it's safe to assume it's the night before as Kevin ends up with Father Christmas at the end, well on one of his reindeer pulling the sleigh anyway. Surely the dinner will be all cold and the gravy congealed by the time whoever's it is sits down for it. I know, there should be a STFU button on here as well, I'll get my coat....


Remember it's only an advert it's not real life!
#30
googleboogle
I thought it was Sunday 20th according to the magazine


​classic, looking at the wrong date. there are 2 special days advertised in each magazine
#31
http://www.lover-bird.net/images/2015/B34AAAE801116786124E719627FA827C_1.jpg
3 Likes #32
Istanbul_Kop
Barnardo's though...went into my local store to donate a load of quality new stuff that my business had come across. Staff were incredibly rude to me. Ended up taking it elsewhere in the end. Wouldn't give them a penny now. Plenty of other charities out there who are grateful for donations.
probably just having a bad day like the rest of us?
I'd struggle to find the appeal of working mostly for no pay, when people dump all their old sh*t outside the shop when they're closed ready for you to clean up in the morning, including broken furniture, dirty and bloodstained clothing and bags of household waste (Yes, I've seen all of these outside my local charity shops). Then along come certain elements of the community and steal all of the valuable items from out front. Then when you've cleared through that you get the joy of people wanting to haggle over a 10p book or expecting things free because you're a charity! What a treat that job must be! Fair play to the people decent and patient enough to do it, and don't give up being charitable because of one bad experience!
#33
stave84
ScottishIndependence2018
Siddas
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Why just not donate!!!? I hope you actually meant 'why not just donate!!!'? If not then there really needs to be a dislike button on here!!
Soz what I should have made slightly clearer, why just not donate money to good causes rather than running about like a deranged monkey trying to buy a item that all proceeds go to that named charity anyway and also throw in your travelling cost as well that it would have cost you to get one of these.
I hope this helps everyone who may have thought I was some sort of scrooge Scotsman, I'm the complete opposite and actually a very generous fella when it comes to charity and tips when out and about
I hope you haven't asked HUKD for a Dislike Button now Siddas :(
Not being a pedant, but perhaps I can clarify something, the issue siddas presumably has (and I am admittedly guessing) is the improper use of the English language not the lack of donation. "Why not just donate" would mean "one could just donate instead of buying this and therefore benefit the charity without having a toy"; whereas what you said was "why just not donate" which frankly doesn't make sense in any way if interpreted literally. Siddas will, im sure, clarify.
I am a pedant so "im" should either be "I am" or "I'm". Their meaning is semantically identical, but the contraction indicates informality relative to the non-contracted form. The pronoun I should also be capitalised irrespective of whether it is used in a contraction such as I'd.
#34
gimmeadealplease
Just out of curiousity, what percentage of the purchase price actually goes to Barnardos?
100% always confuses people like me.
Is it 100% of the sales price?
Or 100% of the profit?
If the later how is the profit calculated - are they factoring in the costs of transporting it around the network, the cost of someone on the checkout to serve you, heating in the store to keep you warm while you buy your carrot, the design costs, the advert costs etc etc
If Aldi are absorbing the other costs and are actually donating the whole purchase price to Barnados then I take my hat off to them. If not then it feels a lot more like an advertising campaign (a bit like Tesco advertising that they donate 0.01p for every printed receipt from the cashpoint machines - admirable perhaps - they are spending more more on the ink to tell you how much they donated than they actually are donating).
It states on the link:
why not get your hands on this Kevin The Carrot Plush Character. You’ll also be helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children across the UK, as we’re donating 100% of the profits to Barnardo’s.
So it is profits. They are likely not calculating the cost of the christmas advert in the costs as the advert is for aldi as a store and not for this toy as a standalone product offer. But you can't get very precise without speculating on the other costs; such as warehouse/logistics/shelf space, etc. If you are really curious you should probably contact the charity as they would not be inclined to exaggerate the contribution. Anyway, even if they donate a small amount it is still something, and after all every such act is done in order to improve the image of a company. The same way we people do nice things to be seen by others as decent people. Nothing conspiratory about a bit of CSR marketing campaigns.
2 Likes #35
staceybaby
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Didn't mean to like ur comment
I hate it when that happens! X)
1 Like #36
Col7five
I still don't get why the full Christmas dinner is all cooked and laid out on the table the night before? I think it's safe to assume it's the night before as Kevin ends up with Father Christmas at the end, well on one of his reindeer pulling the sleigh anyway. Surely the dinner will be all cold and the gravy congealed by the time whoever's it is sits down for it. I know, there should be a STFU button on here as well, I'll get my coat....

HaHa! I'm glad it wasn't just me thinking that!! :D
#37
His arms don't look stringy enough to me, that's half his charm.
#38
Smashing.
1 Like #39
moneybag
Istanbul_Kop
Barnardo's though...went into my local store to donate a load of quality new stuff that my business had come across. Staff were incredibly rude to me. Ended up taking it elsewhere in the end. Wouldn't give them a penny now. Plenty of other charities out there who are grateful for donations.
probably just having a bad day like the rest of us?
I'd struggle to find the appeal of working mostly for no pay, when people dump all their old sh*t outside the shop when they're closed ready for you to clean up in the morning, including broken furniture, dirty and bloodstained clothing and bags of household waste (Yes, I've seen all of these outside my local charity shops). Then along come certain elements of the community and steal all of the valuable items from out front. Then when you've cleared through that you get the joy of people wanting to haggle over a 10p book or expecting things free because you're a charity! What a treat that job must be! Fair play to the people decent and patient enough to do it, and don't give up being charitable because of one bad experience!

Well, I'm not responsible for any of that, so there was no need for them to treat me in such a way. There is no excuse in my eyes. Behaviour like that will only put people off. I haven't given up on being charitable, I went to another shop (not Barnardos) right away and they were more than delighted, and polite in receiving such a donation.
#40
Jonno42
stave84
ScottishIndependence2018
Siddas
ScottishIndependence2018
Seriously, Why just not donate!!! oO
Why just not donate!!!? I hope you actually meant 'why not just donate!!!'? If not then there really needs to be a dislike button on here!!
Soz what I should have made slightly clearer, why just not donate money to good causes rather than running about like a deranged monkey trying to buy a item that all proceeds go to that named charity anyway and also throw in your travelling cost as well that it would have cost you to get one of these.
I hope this helps everyone who may have thought I was some sort of scrooge Scotsman, I'm the complete opposite and actually a very generous fella when it comes to charity and tips when out and about
I hope you haven't asked HUKD for a Dislike Button now Siddas :(
Not being a pedant, but perhaps I can clarify something, the issue siddas presumably has (and I am admittedly guessing) is the improper use of the English language not the lack of donation. "Why not just donate" would mean "one could just donate instead of buying this and therefore benefit the charity without having a toy"; whereas what you said was "why just not donate" which frankly doesn't make sense in any way if interpreted literally. Siddas will, im sure, clarify.
I am a pedant so "im" should either be "I am" or "I'm". Their meaning is semantically identical, but the contraction indicates informality relative to the non-contracted form. The pronoun I should also be capitalised irrespective of whether it is used in a contraction such as I'd.

Wow! Auto-correct shouldve spotted that one a mile away, id have thought so, anyway! X)

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