Aldi is selling teddy versions of their lovable Christmas advert star, Kevin the Carrot, for £3.99 in store, but they are a LOT more expensive online!
Kevin is kinda cute and is the superstar of the Aldi Christmas advert this year (he was last year as well).
If you haven’t seen the adverts, last year it was all about a carrot who gets caught up in the adventure of a Christmas dinner table.
And, the 2018 Aldi Christmas advert showed Kevin in a cliffhanger with his (Coca-Cola-looking) lorry over the edge of a mountain. However, this main advert also stars a rotten old parsnip, Pascal.
Very gripping stuff!
Kevin the Carrot in real life
As other retailers do, to make a few extra quid this time of year, a little plush version of Kevin and his girlfriend, Katie the Carrot, are hitting the shelves of Aldi from 22 November 2018.
They are also available online.
It’s not just a cash making exercise.
Money raised from the sale of the cuddly veg will go on to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and help Aldi raise £5 million over five years.
As well as Kevin and Katie the Carrot, there are also some added extras for this year.
You’ll also be able to buy the villain, Pascal the Parsnip (£3.99).
And, the centrepiece for it all is a GIANT (one metre tall) Kevin teddy costing £19.99.
There will also be Christmas decorations, a Kevin and Katie story-book and a novelty gift mug.
The thing is, they aren’t actually expensive. Priced at £3.99 each, they are keeping their pricing quite fair (and they work out a lot cheaper than John Lewis’s Moz the Monster teddy from 2017 – they were asking for £20!)
The Kevin the Carrot range launches in store on Thursday 22rd November 2018 and it’s quite obvious these things will sell out quickly.
They usually do in budget supermarkets, but they have agreed to limit sales to two carrots per person.
In 2017, according to Bolton News, their Horwich store had 200 in stock. However, within 10 minutes they had all sold out!
The Bolton Trinity Street store sold all their cuddly carrots (90 were delivered) in under two hours.
Does your store have any in stock? I’m guessing not.
Maybe you really wanted a cute little carrot to wrap up under the tree.
Maybe your son or daughter fell in love with the advert and really wanted one but you didn’t manage to make it to Aldi.
So, perhaps you’ll look to pick one up from somewhere else, like eBay.
As soon as they sold out in stores, people were starting to sell them online.
But, you need to hold your breath!
…..but at least they offered free postage and packing!
I just want to spell that out in words:
Three thousand five hundred pounds!
The cheek of some people!!
These are toys from Aldi, not Harrods!
The 2017 carrot toys are still being sold now on some sites for more than the retail value.
And it’s not going to take long for the 2018 Kevin the Carrot to be sold online for profit too!
On one hand, it’s great people are looking for ways to make a bit of extra cash, but surely there comes a cutoff point where it becomes extortion?!
That one example was the worse offender I could find. Many go on sale from around £8 plus, which means the seller will be making a good profit. Most of them are selling closer to £150 for the pair!
It’s still a LOT of money and, as the whole point of this was to make some money for charity, I hold the sellers will share some of their profits to a charitable cause.
However, if you’re looking to make a bit of cash, then these carrots could help you get some money together for Christmas.
Naomi knows the burden of living on very little and became debt free by learning from past mistakes and following her own money saving tips and tricks.