Supermarket price wars are on for Christmas dinner vegetables with prices slashed to as low as 19p! Here are offers across all supermarkets.
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At one time or another through the year there is a supermarket price war.
We are all used to them and they don’t seem to outdo each other as much as they used to, but it’s when budgets are tight that we start to pay attention again.
Around Christmas time – what with people buying presents and a lot more food than normal – trying to keep the supermarket spend under control sort of goes out of the window.
So, if we can get a decent deal then we’ll take it!
Right now, the price war has heated up and it’s all about vegetables.
But, what you have on your dinner plate on Christmas Day seems like a hotly debated subject.
Some refuse sprouts, others want both mash and roasties, then there are others who have had many discussions about if a Yorkshire pudding should be eaten with turkey.
The order of preference of what you eat may still be up for a lot of arguments…(for instance, this chart is ALL sorts of wrong!!) but there are agreements that vegetables have a special place on Christmas dinner.
Oh, and let’s not forget that extra carrot for Rudolph!
Cheap Christmas dinner vegetables
Not to be outdone by one another, EVERY supermarket has slashed the prices of their vegetables!
Aldi veg from 19p
Previously, they had already knocked their prices down to 28p for veg, but it’s gone even cheaper!!
You’re now able to get veg for just 19p a pack!
Their super 6 discounts until 15 December include:
- Savoy cabbage 39p each
- Brocolli 39p each
- Unwaxed lemons 59p each
- Conference pears 79p
- Easy peeler oranges 79p
- Mini roasting potatoes 19p
Aldi Super 6 for Christmas week
Cheaper veg will be available in store from Thursday 16th December until Friday 24th December.
- Carrots (1kg) – 19p
- Brussels sprouts (500g) – 19p
- Parsnips (500g) – 19p
- Potatoes (2.5kg) – 28p
- Single swede – 28p
- Single red or white cabbage – 28p
Lidl veg from 15p?
In 2020, Lidl slashed (and re-slashed) their prices from veg to just 15p.
You don’t get 6 items cheaper, like Aldi, you also don’t get as many potatoes.
Lidl offers reset on a Thursday, so you can expect to see the discounts from 16th December.
Lidl pick of the week
Asda veg from 20p?
It’s predicted Asda Christmas veg will be slashed down to 20p in the run up to the big day.
You won’t get as much of a saving as the big discounter supermarkets, but it’s still a good price.
They usually don’t do the offer on potatoes, though, so while you’ll make savings, you may want to go elsewhere for discounts on spuds!
ASDA RollBack predictions
- Grower’s Selection carrots (500kg) – 20p
- Grower’s Selection Brussels sprouts (500g) – 20p
- Grower’s Selection parsnips (500g) – 20p
- Grower’s Selection broccoli (360g) – 20p
Tesco veg from 29p
Tesco hits hard with their discounts and usually drops their veg to 29p for Christmas, now considered part of Aldi Price Match.
They usually have a deep discount on their potatoes, so it’s worth stocking up (freezing) before prices go back up.
Discounts start from 12th December until 26th December.
You must have a Tesco Clubcard to unlock the cheaper prices.
- Tesco all rounder potatoes (2.5kg) – 39p (91p without a Clubcard)
- Parsnips (500g) – 29p (42p without a Clubcard)
- Cauliflower (each) – 29p (79p without a Clubcard)
- Brussels sprouts (500g) – 29p (95p without a Clubcard)
- Carrots (1kg) – 29p (40p without a Clubcard)
Jacks Christmas veg 17p
The discounter supermarket which is part of the Tesco family will be selling cheap veg for 17p.
You can expect to see the offer in store from 20th December as part of their Fresh Five offer.
- Carrots 17p
- Parsnips 17p
Sainsbury’s veg from 30p?
It’s predicted Sainsbury’s Christmas veg will sell for 30p.
However, as they also have an Aldi Price Match, we may see their prices drop further.
They don’t usually reduce the price of potatoes.
You can generally get the offers valid on deliveries until 27th/28th December.
For in store purchases, discounts may not be seen in every store.
- Sainsbury’s carrots (1kg) – 30p
- Sainsbury’s parsnips (500g) – 30p
- Sainsbury’s Brussels sprouts (500g) – 30p
Marks and Spencer veg from 40p?
M&S usually joins the others to offer a big saving!
It’s not often you see them cheaper than other supermarkets!
Their yellow stickers are some of the best out there, and while their veg is not the cheapest overall, if you’re picking up other bargains, you may save a trip elsewhere.
Available in store only, selected veg is predicted to be 40p.
- Brussels sprouts
Co-op veg from 49p?
Let’s not forget the smaller stores.
Co-op is also predicted to offer a deal with their Fresh 6 on veg. While the Co-op Frozen Meal Deal gets a lot of hype, you can still get cheaper veg.
Discounts are usually in place (subject to availability) until early January.
- Brocolli (each) – 49p
- Brussels sprouts (450g) – 49p
- Carrots (pack) – 49p
- Parsnips (500g) – 49p
- White potatoes (1.5g) – 49p
- Swede (500g) – 49p
Morrisons veg from 50p (or 33p in multibuy)?
Morrisons will likely offer cheap veg in store only.
Packs may be offered individually for 50p each or get 3 for £1 (making them 33p each).
On offer packs may include:
- White potatoes
- Single swede
- Brussels sprouts
- White onions
Is it a good deal?
Well, yes, of course, it’s a good deal!
Really, the question is: is it worth going out of your way for cheaper veg?
I’d say probably not.
The quality of the vegetables will be pretty much similar.
If you’re going to spend an extra 10 minutes driving to another supermarket to save 5p on a bag of parsnips (plus the time to park!), it’s just not worth your time and fuel for such a small saving.
Just be happy that your local store will be doing a decent deal, just to try and get one over on their rivals!
Should you buy more?
If you’ve got the spare cash, and of course room in the freezer, don’t just buy what you need for Christmas dinner!
With prices slashed, it’s worth stocking up.
Grab extra to freeze for a later date.
If you peel and prep the veg in advance, then store it in bags in the freezer, you can save yourself time and money in the New Year.
The veg will also make a delicious vegetable soup, which is tasty and isn’t packed with calories (if your resolution is to eat a little healthier :) )
If you find you’ve got too much food leftover, instead of letting it go to waste, take a look at the Olio app to prevent food waste.
On the flip side, if you’re after some free food, Olio is just one of the ways to get free food!
Don’t overdo it
While I say buy more, only buy if you’ll really need it.
One of the reasons they slash their veg (not only to beat the other supermarkets) is to cause a stir and get you in the shop.
They are probably making little or no profit from their vegetables and will be hoping they are not the only things you add to your trolley.
Yes, you’ll save money buying 19p veg, but you’ll be out of pocket if you also add something you don’t need from the middle aisle, or an extra bottle of red, or whatever else you see as you’re walking around.
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