Aldi is selling teddy versions of their lovable Christmas advert star, Kevin the Carrot, for £2.99 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 advert, it’s about a carrot who gets caught up in the adventure of a Christmas dinner table.
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, have hit the shelves of Aldi.
There’s also a book if you want to get the written version of Kevin and Katie’s Christmas Adventures.
It’s not just a cash making exercise. Money raised will go on to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and help Aldi raise £5 million over five years.
They launched in store on Thursday 23rd November and it’s quite obvious these things will sell out quick. They usually do in budget supermarkets, but they did agree to limit two carrots per person.
According to Bolton News, their Horwich store had 200 in stock. 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 left 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 managed to make it to Aldi.
So, perhaps you’ll look to pick one up from somewhere else, like eBay.
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!
On one hand, it’s great people are looking for ways to make a bit of extra cash, but surely there comes a cut off point where it becomes extortion?!
This is (at the moment) the worse offender I can find. Many are 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.