Asda launches new meal deal that costs HALF the price of Tesco, Boots and Sainsbury's

ASDA has launched a new lunch time meal deal that starts at £1.60 – almost half the price of offers at Tesco, Boots and Sainsbury's.

You can save between 38p and £4 in the offer but the deal could cost you more depending on the combination of food you buy.

This is because, unlike its competitors, Asda is running a three for the price of two offer rather than applying the same standard price across the whole range.

The supermarket has never run a meal deal option before, always claiming that its prices are already low enough, but now shoppers will get the cheapest item free.

A drink, main and snack from Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons will set you back £3, or £3.39 (£3.99 in London stores) at Boots.

The cheapest main, snack and drink trio at Asda is the ham, egg and cress or cheese and onion sandwich (£1), a bottle of own brand mineral water (38p) and a packet of Walkers Baked crisps (60p).

Cheapest supermarket meal deals

A SUPERMARKET lunchtime meal deal normally includes a main, drink and snack.

This is how much it costs at each retailer:

  • Asda – from £1.60
  • Boots – £3.39 or £3.99 in London
  • Morrisons – £3
  • Sainsbury's – £3
  • Tesco – £3

Aldi and Lidl don't offer a meal deal although they do stock a food to go range.

Normally, they'd set you back £1.98 but in the offer the drink goes free, shrinking the price to £1.60.

In some ways, Asda's offer is more flexible than other supermarkets because you're not tied into buying a drink, main and snack.

It means you'll still get a discount if you wanted to swap the drink for an extra snack.

The cheapest combination would be on just three bottles of Asda mineral water, which cost 38p each. In the deal they'll cost just 76p.

But if you ditched the drink and purchased the cheapest sandwich worth £1 outside of the deal, and two of the cheapest snacks for 60p, you'd save 60p in total, setting you back just £1.60.

Some combinations actually come out more expensive than meal deal offered by other retailers.

For example, if you bought a ham and cheese sandwich that normally costs £2, a 355ml can of Red Bull (£1.69) and an 80p packet of crisps, you'll end up spending £3.69.

In this instance, you're better off shopping at Tesco, Morrisons or Sainsbury's where you could buy the same items for 69p less.

All 300 items in the Food to Go range are included in the deal so customers can mix and match across a range of own brand and branded snacks.

Bottles of Coke, cans of Monster, McCoy's Crisps and Quavers are just some of the brands that hungry shoppers can chose from.

The deal has already hit stores and online although only a small selection of the range is available to buy through the website.

There are over 600 Asda supermarkets in the UK – you can find your nearest one using the store locator tool.

There's a minimum spend of £40 for delivery orders and £25 for click and collects orders, and it costs £3 to book a slot.

Last year, we compared supermarket meal deals to find out which retailer gave you best value for money – and Tesco came out on top.

In February this year, Morrisons cut the cost of its lunchtime meal deal by 50p.

In 2019, Boots angered customers by hiking its meal deal price by up to 60p in some shops.

 

 

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