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Asda or tesco for Christmas shop?

35 replies

Crazyhouse123 · 24/12/2019 05:19

Sorry not AIBU but shameless posting for traffic!

I am up early to go get bits for Christmas. I have Asda is one direction, tesco in the other, both huge.

Which one should I go to? Which one is generally cheaper?

Thank you! Xmas Smile

OP posts:

maginachevalier · 24/12/2019 05:21

ASDA is generally cheaper depending on what you are buying Smile


Fr0g · 24/12/2019 05:32

Asda is a bit cheaper - but not a lot.
I prefer food from Tesco, generally more reliably good. I occasionally go to Asda if I'm passing one, but their own brand stuff can be a bit hit or miss.


Travis1 · 24/12/2019 05:42

I prefer our local Tesco over Asda. Asda can be slightly cheaper but Tesco food always seems bicer


Halo1234 · 24/12/2019 05:44

Asda slightly cheaper but tesco slightly better.


BloodyCats · 24/12/2019 05:46

Tesco. Their own brand stuff is nicer.


PlumsGalore · 24/12/2019 05:47

You have an Asda and Tesco at equal distance and don’t know which is cheaper? Have you just moved from the moon?


MaggieFS · 24/12/2019 05:47

Tesco. Asda is a bit cheaper, but Tesco ha better stuff and less stuff out of stock, typically.


Crazyhouse123 · 24/12/2019 05:57

You have an Asda and Tesco at equal distance and don’t know which is cheaper? Have you just moved from the moon?

Umm no. There is a local asda just up the road from me so I do not tend to go to tesco too often unless I am passing. I also wasn't aware that I should know. Prices change all the time!

Thank you to everyone else who answered. Just off now!

OP posts:

Trafalger · 24/12/2019 05:59

I would prefer sainsburys personally but out of those 2 tesco as Asda's fruit and veg always goes off really quickly.


lovelyupnorth · 24/12/2019 06:11

None of the above. Meat quality is awful at all the supermarkets


PhilCornwall1 · 24/12/2019 06:24

The one with easier parking.


justcly · 24/12/2019 06:27

Waitrose. Otherwise Sainsbury's.


whiteroseredrose · 24/12/2019 06:41

Tesco had veg at 19p and 29p yesterday.


Notwiththeseknees · 24/12/2019 06:48

Aldi - definitely.


MrOnionsBumperRoller · 24/12/2019 07:30

Everytime i shop at Asda a little bit of my soul dies. Tesco 19p veg lasted precisely one day before turning brown and shrivelled.


KamikazeIdiot · 24/12/2019 07:35

Asda is marginally cheaper than Tesco but (a) has crap stock control and is more likely to have sold out of stuff and (b) doesn't sell ripe fruit.

I was at Sainsbury's yesterday and they'd sold out of Christmas puddings. Had to go to M&S and stand in another huge queue.


KatherineJaneway · 24/12/2019 07:35

The bigger one. More likely to have stock of what you want.


Loveislandaddict · 24/12/2019 07:42

Prefer a Tesco, but that’s partly because I’m more familiar with it.

I second the person who says which has got the best parking. We have a Sainsbury near us, where the parking always gets gridlocked at Christmas due it’s design and nearby retail park.


Tellmetruth4 · 24/12/2019 07:53

Tesco. The Walmart family who own Asda are very mean to their employees.


PhilCornwall1 · 24/12/2019 08:13

Tesco. The Walmart family who own Asda are very mean to their employees.

Based on the way ASDA treat my 17 year old who has a part time job with them, they treat him well, he loves it and they pay him a bloody good hourly rate.


Likethebattle · 24/12/2019 08:15

Tesco turkeys were mouldy and off a few years ago, put me off!

My mum worked for Asda and was treated very well.


Stravapalava · 24/12/2019 08:17

I prefer ASDA - I like their own brand copies of things, they seem to have a wider variety of things and I think they come out slightly cheaper, although it gets a bad press on here.

Good luck OP!


PumpkinPie2016 · 24/12/2019 08:22

I prefer asda - I keep all fruit and veg in the fridge regardless of where it's from and have never had issue with it going off.

I always find asda stuff good and the staff are always pleasant and friendly.


Tumbleweed101 · 24/12/2019 08:27

Mine are equal distance in opposite towns so go to either depending on which town I fancy going to (to do other shopping). Quite happy with both so I’m with the ‘easiest parking’ crowd and if you need to do anything else while in town.


Tellmetruth4 · 24/12/2019 08:54

Ask the American staff in Walmart about how they have to claim food stamps which can only be spent in Walmart because pay is so low. Borderline indentured servitude. I believe there’s a documentary on the family. Also the family recently removed paid breaks for UK employees.

It’s only our current employment laws stopping the family from going full Walmart in their UK staff.

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