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M&S Food Reduced - everyday ! £0.50

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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
M&S have a commitment to reduce landfill etc etc, as a result they now reduce items daily that are nearing their sell-by date. The same as other supermarkets.

I've just been and picked up

Family pack of haddock - normally £7.48 - bought for £2
Lobster £20, bought for £8
Fresh chicken £5.58, bought for £3
Lamb £5, bought for £2
Cakes 79p to 50p
etc
etc

I was in the store at 4.30pm (Leeds) and there were loads of bargins - I reccon they start reducing at around 4pm daily,

Enjoy.

The reducing is only in selected stores as it is on trial to seee how much waste marks and spencers can reduce also how much money if any can be made.

also it does not start at 4pm nowhere near that time, i know the time as i work for marks and spencers

another perk taken from staff
- caroline072

also it is only food on that day which gets reduced not nearing the date as you put it
just to clarify
- caroline072
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#1
Thanks, good to know :)
#2
I thought they used to give all of their unbought food which is at the end of it's sell by date to homeless shelters. That's what my Mother used to tell me anyway.
banned#3
I read somwhere that reduce stuff isn't classed as a deal on HUKD?
#4
I'm thankful for the info, it means I'll check out M&S at the end of the day when otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. Thank you.
#5
ok but same some bargins for me!!

:-)
#6
I beleive this is the food the use to sell off to the staff at the end of the night but have stopeed doing this and selling to the public. Could be wrong just remember my girlfriend who works there mentioning it.
1 Like #7
thanks - worth a look. they didnt used to do it tho, and remember this isnt just any supermarkets
almost out of date food, it's Marks and Spencer almost out of date food ..lol:giggle:
#8
staff gets to buy them if the customers don't buy them.. you can get up to half the retail price ... just buy them and freeze them so you can keep them for longer...
1 Like #9
M&S do not do (Close to sell buy) discounts.
The staff canteen has fridges, and shelfs for this sort of thing to be sold cheap, but it should never be offered to customers.

Suprised by this, and have emailed head office about the "leeds" store..

It is against company policy.

They used to give away to shelters, charity, but have stopped this in the last 12 months due to the threat of legal action if anything is wrong.
#10
Good to know! :)
1 Like #11
Chiptivo I think your wrong - my freind is also at the huge Pudsey store in Leeds NOW, they've also got reduced items. they're easy to spot - they have large yellow stickers on.

just to confirm this is a different store to the one I visited.
#12
the staff get even more of a bargain now it's 1/2 sometime 1/4 price of the sticker if joe public does not buy it
#13
Chiptivo
M&S do not do (Close to sell buy) discounts.
The staff canteen has fridges, and shelfs for this sort of thing to be sold cheap, but it should never be offered to customers.

Suprised by this, and have emailed head office about the "leeds" store..

It is against company policy.

They used to give away to shelters, charity, but have stopped this in the last 12 months due to the threat of legal action if anything is wrong.


your deffinetly wrong they've been doing it in Glasgow for months
#14
At the Morissons I work at they reduce stuff by a stupid amount so it never sells and they end up chucking it all out.
I saw some kid who works in the pie shop (yuck!) dragging a bag of unsold items out the back to be chucked out.
It was so heavy he couldn't even lift it!
It's disgusting the amount of food they chuck out!
#15
soled73
Chiptivo I think your wrong - my freind is also at the huge Pudsey store in Leeds NOW, they've also got reduced items. they're easy to spot - they have large yellow stickers on.

just to confirm this is a different store to the one I visited.



True. They have a yellow round sticker on!
#16
Picked up nanchos yesterday at Cribbs Causeway reduced half price
#17
nadnerb
At the Morissons I work at they reduce stuff by a stupid amount so it never sells and they end up chucking it all out.
I saw some kid who works in the pie shop (yuck!) dragging a bag of unsold items out the back to be chucked out.
It was so heavy he couldn't even lift it!
It's disgusting the amount of food they chuck out!

yup but you have to admit M&S food is in a different league.
#18
Yes M&S do reduce their food everyday now, but this does not apply to all food going out of date. To reduce items to a lower price there must be a certain number of them and they are not moved to a certain section so its just a case of being lucky and finding food with a yellow 'Reduced" sticker.
#19
Most supermarkets do it, i've been doing the rounds for over 10 years, tried to keep it quiet as there are people that will go from shop to shop buying up the whole lot and getting aggressive about it too. I like to keep in the background and wait until they have finished stickering but some people go up and hassle the poor staff, this meant that some stores stopped doing it as it was causing stress to the staff.

p.s. Just came from Co-op and bought over £30 worth of food for £2.20, may go back later to see if they reduce the meat as well, but never take all of any one item so that someone else can have a go too. I find it really boosts the budget and gives you a little lift as well (coz we all like a bargain or we wouldn't be here)!!
#20
soled73
yup but you have to admit M&S food is in a different league.

Of course, It's good that M&S actually reduce their food by a good amount instead of knocking off 10p and then just chucking it out like Morrisons do.
#21
wendyak
some people go up and hassle the poor staff

A guy I work with calls them vultures! :thumbsup:
#22
About time !
1 Like #23
Hi Guy's,
I can guarantee that the food is reduced, according to policy, and that we do give food to charities at the end of the night still... the only thing we can't do is give away any meat or fish or poultry products any more because of government legislation about HACCP, hence reducing foods. Guy's, my answer is definitive, as I am in senior management at M&S.
Foods are reduced at about 14.00 - 14.30, and are prices are set according to initial value. Most food can be reduced, frozen and defrosted and still retain the fab quality.
Hope this clears things up....
#24
This is really a fantastic deal!!!!!!!!!!!

/sarcasm
#25
matt_m_99;2083193
I beleive this is the food the use to sell off to the staff at the end of the night but have stopeed doing this and selling to the public. Could be wrong just remember my girlfriend who works there mentioning it.


[COLOR=DarkOrchid]funnily enough I was in M&S yesterday afternoon... there were 3 trollies with lots of lovely goodies reduced. I had a little look in, followed by someone else........ next thing I knew the assistant came over and wheeled off the trollies. I thought she was wheeling them to another part of the shop >>>>> she was >>>>> out to the blinkin staff area!!! :-([/COLOR]
#26
ashley2411;2083753
Hi Guy's,
I can guarantee that the food is reduced, according to policy, and that we do give food to charities at the end of the night still... the only thing we can't do is give away any meat or fish or poultry products any more because of government legislation about HACCP, hence reducing foods. Guy's, my answer is definitive, as I am in senior management at M&S.
Foods are reduced at about 14.00 - 14.30, and are prices are set according to initial value. Most food can be reduced, frozen and defrosted and still retain the fab quality.
Hope this clears things up....


yellowsticker;2083840
[COLOR=DarkOrchid]funnily enough I was in M&S yesterday afternoon... there were 3 trollies with lots of lovely goodies reduced. I had a little look in, followed by someone else........ next thing I knew the assistant came over and wheeled off the trollies. I thought she was wheeling them to another part of the shop >>>>> she was >>>>> out to the blinkin staff area!!! :-([/COLOR]



[COLOR=DarkOrchid]Yeovil store... I was well miffed!!![/COLOR]
banned#27
I used to reduce the produce dept stuff to 9p just to get rid of stuff at morrisons

They don't allow it anymore (nor do I work there!).

Oh and agree about the "vultures" comment.

Some of the customers desperate for their reduced ****... makes me feel sick. Fully grown adults desperate to save a few pence. Pathetic.
#28
shazza40
Picked up nanchos yesterday at Cribbs Causeway reduced half price


lmao is this what its come to? Every supermarket in the country prob got some close to death crisps at half price!!!

howay people!!! Reduced nearly rotten food at a supermarket isnt a deal surely, u get it cheap cos its near the end of its life!!!
#29
its nice to know M+S are doing whatg everyone else has for years - but its still too much for me.

im perfectly happy in somerfield or sainsburies - when i lived near those stores id go in at around 6pm and get our tea in - could get some lovely meat for £1 instead of a fiver, and i always got nice stuff, not rotten. just freeze it if you want, but it was usually in my belly by 7.30pm anyway.

im moving back to the north near a sainsburies, so ill probably buy my stuff from there now its just me to worry about - my brother gets donuts for like 20p a bag so ill have to get in on that action.

nowt wrong with reduced stuff - if its not meat that is, as food is usually fine for days after sell by date.
#30
Another victim of the mozzers vultures! :(

We have plenty of them at our store, the cake shop reductions are by far the worst, you can often attract a whole group of people fighting over cream cakes.

There is a morrisons policy that states you can't hand a just reduced product to a customer straight in there hand, you must put it on the shelf, then they can pick it up. Think the idea is to stop the vultures but it doesn't work.
#31
i had the pleashure of doing the stickering myself today it's a pain in the **** especaily on quiet day like monday the reason M&S are doing it is to cut down on wastage still have staff sales at the end of the day we get stuff at a quater of the price and milk for a penny & butties and stuff for five for 50 p

never heard anything about it going to charatie as far as i know it goes back to gist and made into dog food
#32
wendyak
...... but never take all of any one item so that someone else can have a go too......


Good on ya!!! :thumbsup:
#33
oh thank you :)
#34
Chiptivo, this happens at many stores, i have personally seen it at Waford, London Colney, Borehamwood, St Albans, Manchester Arndale, Manchester Trafford...
#35
vibeone
I used to reduce the produce dept stuff to 9p just to get rid of stuff at morrisons

They don't allow it anymore (nor do I work there!).

Oh and agree about the "vultures" comment.

Some of the customers desperate for their reduced ****... makes me feel sick. Fully grown adults desperate to save a few pence. Pathetic.

Tell me about it! You see the same people in there at the same time every week walking up and down the aisles with an empty basket waiting for the sausage rolls and pies to be reduced.
What a life this guy must lead, eating old sausage rolls every day to save a few pence!

I've never seen so many weirdos come out of the woodwork to pick up some "bargains" as I did on xmas eve. The store just stank of **** and BO as there was that many of them about!
One guy was so disgusting I wanted to throw up when he walked past me, when he turned around to ask me something I just blurted out some random aisle number and legged it in the opposite direction!

Having said that, I must admit I'm partial to the odd 9p french sticks, great for the lunch the next day! :p
#36
nadnerb
Tell me about it! You see the same people in there at the same time every week walking up and down the aisles with an empty basket waiting for the sausage rolls and pies to be reduced.
What a life this guy must lead, eating old sausage rolls every day to save a few pence!

I've never seen so many weirdos come out of the woodwork to pick up some "bargains" as I did on xmas eve. The store just stank of **** and BO as there was that many of them about!
One guy was so disgusting I wanted to throw up when he walked past me, when he turned around to ask me something I just blurted out some random aisle number and legged it in the opposite direction!

Having said that, I must admit I'm partial to the odd 9p french sticks, great for the lunch the next day! :p


Diamond post!!! Love it.

Some of the stuff reduced that people hoarde over aint even that good, like 20p off a ****** ready meal or summat, i go in sainsburies every day at 4:50pm as its my breaktime, and the same people are hovering around the aisle with empty baskets and yes they stink of p*ss 9 times out of ten :/
#37
I don't understand the line about M&S reducing landfill? Have you seen the excessive plastic packaging most of their products have? And they now have the nerve to charge 5p for a plastic carrier bag
#38
M&S didnt used to reduce, I once asked about a birthday cake that was on its sell by date, and they said they just sent it back to the distributor!!!

Bit of a shame, but good to hear things have changed. I thought it was weird that last week when me and a mate went in, we got much better value for money than Sainsburys and the BBQ chicken was gorgeous, a kilo of marinated legs and thighs for £2!!!
1 Like #39
Why be so down on people wanting a bargain when let's face it the mark up that these companies charge is ridiculous!? THIS WHOLE WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO BARGAINS!
#40
ashley2411
Hi Guy's,
I can guarantee that the food is reduced, according to policy, and that we do give food to charities at the end of the night still... the only thing we can't do is give away any meat or fish or poultry products any more because of government legislation about HACCP, hence reducing foods. Guy's, my answer is definitive, as I am in senior management at M&S.
Foods are reduced at about 14.00 - 14.30, and are prices are set according to initial value. Most food can be reduced, frozen and defrosted and still retain the fab quality.
Hope this clears things up....



hmm interesting, i can never recall that happening .. as far i was aware if any stock wasnt sold it was offered to staff at a VASTLY reduced price on the last day of the display date .

anything that wasnt bought by staff was then recorded as waste and blue dye put on it to stop anyone eatign it. ive literally seen 60+ boxes of mince pies been thrown as they had gone out of date :(

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