All Asda 20p vegetables now FREE
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All Asda 20p vegetables now FREE

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Found 2nd Apr
Went to Asda Blackpool this morning and all their existing 20p vegetables where free
Carrots
Parsnips
Swede
Spring Cabbage
Leeks

I asked a member of staff and he said it’s national as they’ve got 1000’s of crates to get rid off


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Not national they where 12p in brieley hill asda today
Edited by: "janenmark" 2nd Apr
If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.
HyperLuminal2 m ago

If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or …If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.


i am sure the foodbank would be welcome to come pick some up or have a volunteer drop some off
but you seem to be implying that asda pay for packing/transport etc costs? why dont you get some?
Edited by: "brilly" 2nd Apr
"brilly:

i am sure the foodback would be welcome to come pick some up or have a volunteer drop some off
but you seem to be implying that asda pay for packing/transport etc costs? why dont you get some?"




Why not Asda drop some of it off to a charity somewhere? If i were store manager id certainly suggest it. What would it cost them, a few quid in diesel?

I could go and get some but sadly I'm the only one in my house that eats veg so I'd be getting it just to have it which is wrong. I think what with it being free people will take more than they need and a fair proportion will be wasted. I really hope some of it has gone somewhere where it will be of real benefit.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 2nd Apr
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Not national they where 12p in brieley hill asda today
Edited by: "janenmark" 2nd Apr
You beat me to it. Posted it too late. And it was in Bradford stores also.
If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.
HyperLuminal2 m ago

If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or …If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.


i am sure the foodbank would be welcome to come pick some up or have a volunteer drop some off
but you seem to be implying that asda pay for packing/transport etc costs? why dont you get some?
Edited by: "brilly" 2nd Apr
Free in Cumbernauld
Hope they have some when I go! Heat!
"brilly:

i am sure the foodback would be welcome to come pick some up or have a volunteer drop some off
but you seem to be implying that asda pay for packing/transport etc costs? why dont you get some?"




Why not Asda drop some of it off to a charity somewhere? If i were store manager id certainly suggest it. What would it cost them, a few quid in diesel?

I could go and get some but sadly I'm the only one in my house that eats veg so I'd be getting it just to have it which is wrong. I think what with it being free people will take more than they need and a fair proportion will be wasted. I really hope some of it has gone somewhere where it will be of real benefit.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 2nd Apr
HyperLuminal8 m ago

If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or …If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.


I don't know about Asda but I do know the larger Tesco stores donate food near enough every night of the week to different charities and even then they turn stuff down because there is too much to take. I imagine Asda does the same and that anything left from this free stuff will likely be donated later on!
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Thanks for sharing, best price is free right weather at the moment to make a nice stew with these @Blue172
gatlantic131 m ago

I don't know about Asda but I do know the larger Tesco stores donate food …I don't know about Asda but I do know the larger Tesco stores donate food near enough every night of the week to different charities and even then they turn stuff down because there is too much to take. I imagine Asda does the same and that anything left from this free stuff will likely be donated later on!


Hope so, thanks 😁
janenmark15 m ago

Not national they where 12p in brieley hill asda today


The one in Smethwick had some carrots for free. About 20 crates.
Will definitely be great for a meal tonight & freeze some for use next week :-)
Just went to asda Sutton and they were giving them away for free
at xmas we had sprout man, can we have swede man this time
HyperLuminal28 m ago

If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or …If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.


Fresh vegetables are not the best thing for food banks. They would rather have canned goods due to the shelf live anyway. With fresh vegetables you some kind of plan what meal to make which includes them and you would require more ingredients.
Great find op thanks for sharing....
RaichuCx4 m ago

Fresh vegetables are not the best thing for food banks. They would rather …Fresh vegetables are not the best thing for food banks. They would rather have canned goods due to the shelf live anyway. With fresh vegetables you some kind of plan what meal to make which includes them and you would require more ingredients.


Is that so? I didn't think of that. Makes sense. I suppose I was just being a bit idealistic. Supermarkets throw away so much food just because it's technically out of date. Nothing to do with this but seeing so much being given away made me hope some of it has gone somewhere where it can help.

Thanks for the info
I've just had to pay for mine.
This isn’t national, not in reduced at my local in Redditch
No chance it will be free at my local but just curious, do you need to scan when its free
or just walk out with it

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Was a lady at the door in Mount Pleasant, Hul, giving away bags of carrots earlier. Didn't see any of the other items though.
Resturant owners come & grab them!!
HyperLuminal6 m ago

You can rest assured. Like an unsympathetic Benji, Lassie or Littlest Hobo …You can rest assured. Like an unsympathetic Benji, Lassie or Littlest Hobo you come into my life and momentarily impoverished my life. I wish you well on your next misadventure.


sorry if you equate enlightenment with impoverishment
HyperLuminal51 m ago

If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or …If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.


These places always get allocated stock and asked first most soup kitchens are quite small and only ever have limited storage for fresh products any over stock would also be binned, back to square one then. Most supermarkets are doing a whole lot better now and giving stuff away insted of binning it like before and people are still complaining its not good enough.
Still 20p per pack in the Cwmbran store, just bought some carrots & Parsnips,
Live video from my local Asda
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not free in Corby store
I wonder how many people will spend more in fuel getting to Asda for free veg than the value of the veg????
larrylightweight21 m ago

These places always get allocated stock and asked first most soup kitchens …These places always get allocated stock and asked first most soup kitchens are quite small and only ever have limited storage for fresh products any over stock would also be binned, back to square one then. Most supermarkets are doing a whole lot better now and giving stuff away insted of binning it like before and people are still complaining its not good enough.


Good to know. For my part it wasn't a complaint but a heartfelt lament thats all.
20p in crewe
I work in a supermarket and its incredibly difficult to get the food banks to come for food. We tried every day last week, 5 organisations a day every day, not one of them would come for it.
Free Veg. that was 20p, applies to packs dated 02 April.
They were at Dudley
janenmark1 h, 19 m ago

Not national they where 12p in brieley hill asda today

HyperLuminal14 m ago

Good to know. For my part it wasn't a complaint but a heartfelt lament …Good to know. For my part it wasn't a complaint but a heartfelt lament thats all.

Yer sorry i never meant it like that reading back it looks worse written than how i meant to say it. 🌞
brilly1 h, 29 m ago

i am sure the foodbank would be welcome to come pick some up or have a …i am sure the foodbank would be welcome to come pick some up or have a volunteer drop some offbut you seem to be implying that asda pay for packing/transport etc costs? why dont you get some?


The food banks I know don't take perishable items.
jason_chester33 m ago

I work in a supermarket and its incredibly difficult to get the food banks …I work in a supermarket and its incredibly difficult to get the food banks to come for food. We tried every day last week, 5 organisations a day every day, not one of them would come for it.


True
brilly1 h, 48 m ago

i am sure the foodbank would be welcome to come pick some up or have a …i am sure the foodbank would be welcome to come pick some up or have a volunteer drop some offbut you seem to be implying that asda pay for packing/transport etc costs? why dont you get some?


They've probably got better things to do than spend their day joining the dots between two organisations that should really be working it out for themselves. Like posting their opinion about it on hukd

Seriously though, it would be a great PR exercise for any supermarket to do this.
Best April Fool ever - a day late now that's clever. My local Asda still at 20p
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Kayne4 m ago

Best April Fool ever - a day late now that's clever. My local Asda still …Best April Fool ever - a day late now that's clever. My local Asda still at 20p[Image]


its only 20p no idea why the long face
HyperLuminal2 h, 9 m ago

If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or …If it were really all free i wish they could've given it to a food bank or somewhere else that could help people less fortunate. Seems like a terrible wasted opportunity.


Handing it out free at the stores is logistically straight forward for them, lorries are going there already with other goods. On the other hand sourcing and contacting hundreds of food banks across the country, clarifying quantities and arranging deliveries is a huge administrative burden that could see HGV's down little side street and increased insurance risks.

I admire them for handing them out for free and to criticise them is nothing short of insane. Anyone from a foodbank or a homeless shelter can nip into the store and pick some up. I'm sure if they declare they are a food bank they will be allowed to take a lot more.

Come on - you not think you're being overly critical?
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