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ASDA Says it’s Christmas So Here’s a Roald Dahl Rip-off Advert

The twee avalanche of corporate communications designed to get you to buy your turkey from a particular supermarket is underway, with ASDA the first of the major food sellers to declare it Christmas. Read More >>

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The Best Wine in the World is In Asda for Less than a Fiver

Get down to your local Asda and stock up on La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Central Valley in Chile (2015) right now. The £4.37* bottle of red has been named the world’s number one wine at the Decanter World Wine Awards, beating around 16,000 rivals to the title. Read More >>

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Asda Backs Out of Black Friday 2015, Opting for ‘Sustained’ Special Offers Instead

Asda has ruled itself out of this year’s Black Friday madness, and the firm claims its move will benefit both the supermarket and consumers alike. It says the decision has nothing to with the chaos and violence that comes hand-in-hand with the retail event, but customer needs instead. Read More >>

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Pay for Shopping at Asda and Sainsbury’s With Your Phone in 2015

With Apple Pay lurking just over the horizon, waiting to devour a bourgeoning mobile payments market, time is running out for smaller mobile money managers to gain a steady footing. Mobile payment platform Zapp has sured up its defences today, announcing that a number of leading UK retailers will use its technology from 2015 to process payments. Read More >>

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Man Pays £450 for a Loaf of Bread — And Doesn’t Notice

Shopper John Brown popped into his local ASDA to buy bread, eggs and jam, three of the four cornerstones of a healthy diet (the fourth cornerstone is sausages, which we assume he already had at home). Three days later his bank refused to let him withdraw cash, and only then did he realise he'd been charged £450 for a loaf in an ASDA misprice/checkout catastrophe. He's getting a refund. [Metro] Read More >>

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Asda’s Alcatel Mobile Costs Less Than a Portion of Fish and Chips

You barely get change out of a fiver for a sandwich these days, but head down to Asda and you could walk away with a brand new mobile phone in exchange for your crisp £5 note. It's admittedly a bit rubbish but, well, FIVE POUNDS, making it the nation's cheapest phone. Read More >>

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Asda’s Mental Patient Costume and Tesco’s Gay Best Friend Inflatable: Harmless Fun or Hateful Hype?

Yesterday, supermarket giant Asda came under fire from mental health groups when it came to light that, alongside back to school essentials, its George clothing line's website was also selling a "Mental Patient" Halloween fancy dress costume. Read More >>

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Ready to Pay the Annual FIFA Tax? Cheapest Places to Buy FIFA 14

You've had the pleasure of playing FIFA 14 on your iOS and Android devices absolutely free for the past few days, but you're going to have to cough up the cash if you're looking to nab a copy of the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions. On sale today, we've hunted down the cheapest UK high street deals (and a handful of prices from the biggest online names too) to help you keep some cash in your pocket this weekend. Read More >>

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London Man Stabbed for his Copy of GTA V After Midnight Opening

A man walking home from a launch night GTA V shopping event was attacked, stabbed and robbed of his copy of the game, with the thieves even hitting him with a brick for good measure. Read More >>

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ASDA Sounds the Wii U Death Knell

I would not want to be Nintendo right now. The Wii U is selling so badly that not even a £100 price cut helped. In fact, ASDA's just plain given up on the struggling console, ditching sales across its 555 stores. If not even ASDA can shift it, Nintendo's in serious trouble. Read More >>

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ASDA Lining up Last Minute HMV Rescue Bid?

Green-topped supermarket chain ASDA may be about to salvage pink-topped physical media dinosaur HMV, with the retail giant said to be offering to buy the remaining HMV stores from the administrator -- and keep some of them going. Read More >>

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Tesco and Asda Will Refund HMV Gift Cards

Are you one of the many poor unfortunates who got an HMV gift card for Christmas? If it was bought from Tesco or Asda, you're in luck -- the two mammoth chains will accept 'em in-store. To the supermarkets! Read More >>

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Tesco’s 25p Red Bull Rival Means Jägerbombs are Now Even Cheaper

Tesco has recently launched a 25p energy drink that can't possibly be worse than anything it currently stocks on its shelves. Hailing from Poland and dubbed N-Gine Blue, it even sounds pretty vile, but hey, cheaper Jägerbombs are better for everyone, right? Read More >>

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Holographic ASDA Staff Made to Feel Welcome by Milton Keynes Shoppers

ASDA, home of the discounted doughnut and misshapen denim, is looking to the future of in-store information, after successfully replacing the mundane in-store tannoy announcement with new, holographic members of staff. Read More >>

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A 7p ASDA Valentine’s Day Card Shows Just How Much You Love Them

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (it’s the 14th of February for those that need reminding), but we’re on the peak of a double-dip recession. So what’s a fellow to do when he’s skint, but absolutely must follow the crummy traditions of a Hallmark Holiday? How about a 7p Valentine’s Day card? That’s sure to do the trick. Read More >>