As the festive season approaches, major UK retailers are stepping up to make Christmas more affordable and enjoyable for their customers.
Here’s a glimpse of how some leading brands are spreading holiday cheer.
Asda: serving up savings and support
Affordable meals and price locks
- Asda extends its ‘Kids Eat for £1’ ($1.26) offer in cafés and introduces half-price adult main meals from 3pm onwards.
- Winter Warmers offer: People aged 60 and above can enjoy soup, a roll, and unlimited tea and coffee for just £1 in Asda’s cafés.
- Asda invests £130m in lowering prices, reducing the prices of more than 600 popular products by an average of 10%.
Community support and Christmas essentials
- Emergency Responders: Asda offers free tea or coffee to emergency responders in more than 330 stores to help them during colder shifts.
- Frozen Christmas: dinner essentials stocked in advance, allowing customers to feed a family of six for just £4.17 per head.
Rewards and savings
- The Asda Rewards loyalty app gave £73m back to customers in the third quarter of 2023.
- Customers can earn up to a £5 bonus via saving money in their Christmas Saver Cashpots.
Currys: keeping prices in check
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- Currys matches prices against other UK retailers, both in-store and online.
- Post-purchase price matching: Customers have a 14-day window for refunds if the price of their purchased product decreases.
Domino’s Pizza: celebrating with great deals
Festive deals for friends and families
- Domino’s offers value-packed deals designed for friends and families coming together over the festive period.
John Lewis: early offers and convenient delivery
Early Black Friday offers
- John Lewis launched Black Friday offers earlier to help customers spread the cost of Christmas.
- Free delivery for orders more than £50, and free Click & Collect for orders over £30.
Morrisons: price cuts and affordable dining
Price cutting and saver products
- Morrisons cut the prices of 58 popular festive items and locked them until 31 December.
- Up to 40 entry-level products are available in more than 500 Morrisons Daily stores, including essentials.
Affordable Christmas Café menu
- Morrisons offers an affordable Christmas menu until 31 December, with options for two courses at £10 or three courses at £12.
Sainsbury’s: value, loyalty, and charity work
Investment in lower prices
- Sainsbury’s invests £118m in lowering prices on hundreds of popular products.
Loyalty cards and personalised discounts
- Lower prices on more than 6,000 products with Nectar.
- ‘Your Nectar Prices’ initiative offers personalised discounts based on regularly purchased products.
- Sainsbury’s commits to donating £3m through the Nourish the Nation programme with Comic Relief.
Spar UK: generosity in donations and deals
- Spar UK donates £250,000 to FareShare, providing one million meals to Spar communities in need.
Festive promotions and charity support
- Running promotions every two weeks until Christmas on key festive items.
- Raising money for Marie Curie to support its nurses.
Waitrose: lower prices and festive deals
Investment in lower prices
- Waitrose invests £100m in lowering the prices of hundreds of products.
Wide range of festive offers
- Waitrose offers a wide range of discounts on Christmas products, from mince pies to Christmas cards and wrapping.
This Christmas, retailers are not only providing great deals but also extending a helping hand to make the holiday season brighter for everyone.