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Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Mon 28 Dec, 2020 07.46
by Alexia
Pete wrote: Fri 20 Nov, 2020 22.33
WillPS wrote: Sat 07 Nov, 2020 13.06 I worked on the counters at JS back in 2008. The waste was absolutely horrific, particularly on the salad bar.
what's the waste like on those giant fuck off cakes they always have on the patisserie counter?
Not a lot. We'd usually reduce them and there'd always be someone who bought them. Worst wastage was on the self-service rolls, donuts and pastries, the tong-and-bag affairs.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Fri 05 Mar, 2021 19.26
by scottishtv
After the scoundrels at LastPass emailed to say they're going to be charging for their password manager, I recently took the opportunity to do the security challenge and update some of my passwords. In doing so, I noticed that Habitat is now fully fulfilled by Argos. The user accounts and everything to do with orders is now done using an Argos account.

It's clearly an efficiency move, but the back and forth between the two sites when purchasing is a bit odd. I wonder if further integration is to come.

I can't work out whether this enhances the Argos brand or drags Habitat down a bit, or neither. Just feels slightly disjointed.

In other Sainsbury's news, I like the Nectar/BA Avios hook-up. It's a nice feature that the exchange works both ways and is instant.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Fri 05 Mar, 2021 22.08
by all new Phil
Have they paused Avios to Nectar conversion at the moment? I can’t get it to work, and I wonder if it’s to do with Martin Lewis’ recommendation around getting an Amex card and doing some conversions backwards and forwards where you end up with a few hundred quid of Nectar points.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Sat 06 Mar, 2021 00.03
by tillyoshea
all new Phil wrote: Fri 05 Mar, 2021 22.08 Have they paused Avios to Nectar conversion at the moment?
I hear on the grapevine that they’re currently paused online.

With many BA accounts still having old-style four digit PINs instead of passwords, they’re really quite hackable. This hasn’t previously been all that big an issue as most Avios redemptions are tightly tied to an ID/address, but the Avios to Nectar conversion was implemented with no requirement for account names or details to match, and coupled with instant spending of Nectar points on eBay it’s allegedly quite easy to hack an Avios account and effectively anonymously cash out now through staged fake eBay purchases. I hear that some people have lots large stashes of Avios over this, so the transfers have been temporarily stopped while the transfer security is sorted, one way or another.

All of which may be nothing more than scurrilous gossip, of course.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Tue 18 May, 2021 15.56
by Martin Phillp
Meal Deals are now £3.50 or less in Sainsbury's. With that, they've increased the range of sandwiches and fruit pots in the On the Go range.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Tue 18 May, 2021 16.08
by Philip
Martin Phillp wrote: Tue 18 May, 2021 15.56 Meal Deals are now £3.50 or less in Sainsbury's. With that, they've increased the range of sandwiches and fruit pots in the On the Go range.
Will still never be as good as Tesco meal deals, the Gold Standard for meal deals

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Wed 19 May, 2021 01.32
by WillPS
Not so sure that's true any more - the JS meal deal now includes drinks out of the Costa Express machine and a side can be a sausage roll.

£3.50 for a sandwich, a Costa Express caramel latte and a sausage roll sounds like a great deal to me (if not particularly healthy).

I agree Tesco's have been the kings on this up to now.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Wed 19 May, 2021 10.08
by Pete
Boots was always the best as everything was included. But their sandwiches are now shite

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Wed 19 May, 2021 10.33
by Jamesypoo
Pete wrote: Wed 19 May, 2021 10.08 Boots was always the best as everything was included. But their sandwiches are now shite
Agree, always been Boots for me. A new one opened near us a couple of years ago and I got very excited by the fact the sign outside listed "food and drink" and thought we would be blessed with the full meal deal range. It turns out one FSDU of crisps and a mini fridge of drinks is enough to justify mentioning on said sign.

I didn't used to mind Sainsbury's but they changed not too long ago to take half the sandwiches out of the deal just leaving the very basic ones.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Wed 19 May, 2021 11.00
by Pete
the worst meal deal is Costa. One miserable cheese and ham toastie, and a coffee.

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Posted: Wed 19 May, 2021 15.42
by Martin Phillp
Jamesypoo wrote: Wed 19 May, 2021 10.33 I didn't used to mind Sainsbury's but they changed not too long ago to take half the sandwiches out of the deal just leaving the very basic ones.
They've reintroduced some of those sandwiches back into the meal deal, but the Turkey Club is still not in it.