For about a week or so I’ve been looking forward to the 16th of December and that is because this is the day that the Co-Op launches it’s ‘£10 Christmas frozen dinner’ meal deal.
There’s been a lot of buzz about it on social media and I did wonder if it was too good to be true. All of the products are frozen and includes: A Bernard Matthews turkey crown, Aunt Bessie’s roast potatoes, Aunt Bessie’s roast parsnips, Aunt Bessie’s 12 Yorkshire puddings, Co-Ops own brand button sprouts (apparently the Aunt Bessie’s version are included in the offer, but my store didn’t stock them), Aunt Bessie’s stuffing balls and a Vienetta ice-cream.
Buying all of the products together would have normally cost £20.85 so I was really keen to get to the shop and make a saving!
My local Co-Op opens at 7am and I had a feeling that there would be people arriving early to grab the offer (and I was right!) I popped by at 8.30am and there were about seven or eight turkey crowns left in a massive chiller. I had a little rummage to find the biggest one I could and I got a turkey at 1.425kg.. I was really pleased with that!
I’ve seen some conflicting advertising about when this promotion ends… Some ads say the 26th December and others say the 31st. I have a feeling that you’ll have pop to your local store earlier in the day rather than later if you want to grab these bits as I have already heard of people planning to stock up to use these for roasts going into the new year!
I also want to point out that the Co-Op list online which stores are participating in the deal, however my local store wasn’t on there but was still taking part. With that in mind, if your local isn’t listed – go in just in case!
I’m really pleased that the Co-Op have done this deal, it’s helped save a lot of pennies and I will be able to make a lovely fuss-free and cheap festive dinner for my guests this Christmas.