View Full Version : loblaws - hot prepared foods - discount
Jan 9th, 2012, 08:23 PM
just wondering if there is a set time when they mark down their hot food items.
the other day i went and got some chicken nuggets and the lady stuck on a 50% sticker, pleasant surprise :)
is there a rule or standard in place as to when/if items will be marked down?
Jan 9th, 2012, 08:33 PM
My guess is 1 hr before closing. I have seen them marking down bread at that time.
I'm told by a shopping guru on Chow, that meat is marked down at 9 AM.
Jan 9th, 2012, 08:33 PM
At the majority of Loblaws, the hot food counter closes at 9pm. It's YMMV but most locations set the discount on average 15 minutes before closing the hot food counter.
Jan 9th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Probably when the food is too cold to consider it hot and when it's too close to closing time to reheat it.
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:45 AM
I know one Superstore I go to they do not discount the bbq chickens but at the end of the day I would see them just cover the station with some kind of blanket and leave it overnight.
I never see other stores do that.
Jan 10th, 2012, 08:12 AM
Metro has dinner special nights, they have lured me atleast for Tuesday evenings with their Mammoth BBQ whole chicken at only 6.99. The Metro I go to makes a good bird, and there is meat left over for a sandwich for the both of us for our Wednesday lunch.
Loblaw in my opinion are missing the market while Metro, Longos, have theme dinner nights.
Jan 10th, 2012, 10:30 AM
The Loblaws at Empress Walk used to do this, I think around 8:30pm. However they stopped a few years ago because I think they noticed too many people hanging around just waiting for the 50% stickers. Getting a mammoth 1kg bbq chicken for $5 was pretty hot.
I also remember I was going to buy a rack of ribs, regular price was like $16 but it had the 50% sticker so it was tempting. I didn't buy it and it was near the end of the day... then I saw an employee pick up the ribs I was looking at, and immediately dumping it straight into the garbage bin. Such a waste of perfectly good food!
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:47 PM
One evening I was at Loblaw and their was an announcement on the P.A. system that the chicken had just been reduced. This was around 7, a couple hours before closing. Wal Mart used to discount them, but they realised that the associates woud swipe for their break only to buy it.