The supermarkets are always offering us special offers – they might be multi buys or just reduced prices (sadly the multi buy is more common). Saving money in the current economic climate is a good thing, and as long as we don’t buy things just because they are a bargain (which is of course what the supermarkets want) we end up saving money.
My issue however is with the deals that save us money but require the purchase of more items than we really want to achieve the saving. As an example at my local COOP they sell fresh rolls and similar ‘bake up’ products – their crusty rolls and French bread are excellent. But, due to their special deal it actually saves me money to buy 3 rolls rather than the 2 I actually want – so one gets binned!
Is this the act of a socially responsible supermarket? (and they are not alone in this – others are just as bad).