The cost of living crisis strikes again, as Tesco has raised the price of its meal deals for all shoppers, and people are absolutely livid about it.
Some are so devastated by the move that they’re even calling it the “final straw”.
The leading supermarket retailer is a place that workers are often seen making for in droves on their lunch break to grab themselves a bite to eat, along with a snack of their choice and a drink to wash it all down with – but it seems that tradition has now got a whole lot more expensive, and people are not happy about it.
The average price of a meal deal at most supermarkets was known to be around £3, but since the rising cost of living crisis has been continuing to make its impact felt nationwide, this price has been steadily climbing.
Tesco grabbed headlines for hiking the price of its meal deal up to £3.50 back in March of this year, but keeping it at £3 for those with a Clubcard, but now, the supermarket has taken it one step further – even for Clubcard customers.
The price of a meal deal has now jumped up from £3.50 to £3.90 for all customers, and then from the competitive £3 up to £3.40 for those with a Clubcard, which is the first time the loyalty card holders have seen changes to their meal deal price in quite some time.
This significant change comes after the Tesco meal deal has spent 10 years being priced at £3.
The supermarket revealed that more than 70% of its customers currently use a Clubcard, but with food prices said to be currently rising at their fastest rate in 42 years, it has presumably left the retailer with no choice but to hike the price.
Tesco insisted its meal deal still represented “great value”.
But since news of the price hike broke, hundreds of shoppers have been taking to social media to share their anger and remember the good old days of £3 meal deals.
“The UK is a shambles, but the news that hurt me the most is Tesco meal deals now being £3.90,” one shopper exclaimed on Twitter.
Another added: “TESCO MEAL DEAL PRICES INCREASING AGAIN?????? £3.40 WITH A CLUBCARD ????? cost of living crisis is so real,” while a third said: “Tesco meal deal is now £3.40 with clubcard?!?!?? MAKE IT STOP!!!”
“Seeing Tesco meal deals now cost £3.90 was my final straw,” another customer said.
Tesco has increased the cost of a meal deal just less than three weeks after claiming it was “inflating prices a little bit less and a little bit later” than its supermarket rivals, and comes after chains of all sizes continue to fiercely compete for market share.
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Architect video shows the progress of the ever-changing Greater Manchester skyline
A building planner and architecture firm’s new YouTube video shows the remarkable progress of Greater Manchester’s ever-changing skyline.
VU.CITY is a city-planning firm based out of London that specialises in building out 3D platforms which render both existing, developing and future structures.
Better yet, it shows a 3D visual representation of what they will look like in the coming months and years.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.