Expired Hot Deals

[No Frills] UNICO Pasta 900g $0.50 each!

  • Last Updated:
  • Jun 2nd, 2020 4:28 pm
[OP]
Sr. Member
Dec 28, 2009
751 posts
249 upvotes

[No Frills] UNICO Pasta 900g $0.50 each!

Unico Pasta 900g (2 pounds!) is on sale for only 50 CENTS (advertised as 4 packs for $2)

This is a GREAT opportunity to donate to the foodbanks. We all make impulse purchases for things we don't need, I URGE you to please buy just $2 worth of pasta. It can help put food on the table. Donations can be dropped off at most drop-boxes by the cashiers or firestations. We always get the randomest things to the front page. For the sake of helping the unfortunate, I humbly request you to up-vote this thread just so it can be as visible as possible.

People can call me karma/up-vote hogg or whatever, I don't care. I just want to try and help the unfortunate as much as I can.

Thank you!
Images
  • 5-20-2020 7-06-22 PM.png
50 replies
Deal Addict
Jul 13, 2009
4580 posts
2687 upvotes
WHO DOWNVOTED THIS? Y'all going to special hell for downvoting OP.
Sr. Member
User avatar
Nov 10, 2011
833 posts
756 upvotes
St. Catharines
I assume that food banks prefer the "regular" styles, eg spaghetti & macaroni. Anybody know for sure?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Some days I think that I am the only person who knows how to use Google.
[OP]
Sr. Member
Dec 28, 2009
751 posts
249 upvotes
Good question but when you're hungry, anything will do...
Deal Fanatic
May 25, 2009
5626 posts
1895 upvotes
Toronto
Wait, you're saying this is good for donation, but only buy $2 worth? I wouldn't mind if someone bought $100 worth and donated it all
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 27, 2011
3502 posts
1764 upvotes
Waterloo
Nice, I'll grab me some. How long does pasta usually last unopened before they expire?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Apr 17, 2005
4745 posts
1404 upvotes
Kitchener
Whenever I go to No Frills for their loss leader sales, I almost always walk away disappointed because OOS.
This space is intentionally left blank.
Sr. Member
Nov 1, 2016
970 posts
1088 upvotes
Toronto
Thundercloud wrote: Whenever I go to No Frills for their loss leader sales, I almost always walk away disappointed because OOS.
Try price matching at other stores that sell Unico pasta.
[OP]
Sr. Member
Dec 28, 2009
751 posts
249 upvotes
fightbriz wrote: Wait, you're saying this is good for donation, but only buy $2 worth? I wouldn't mind if someone bought $100 worth and donated it all
If you can donate more that is great! I'm asking people to donate however much they can. Sorry if I wasn't clear. Thanks
Sr. Member
Sep 23, 2013
508 posts
286 upvotes
Windsor, Ontario
crystallight wrote: Nice, I'll grab me some. How long does pasta usually last unopened before they expire?
I don't have an exact length but I know pasta lasts a long time. I usually buy a lot of pasta when it goes on sale and use over the next 3-4 months and don't have an issue.
Life and Health Insurance Agent.
Licensed with 8 companies, access to nearly a dozen more.
Jr. Member
Jan 17, 2018
133 posts
119 upvotes
crystallight wrote: Nice, I'll grab me some. How long does pasta usually last unopened before they expire?
Online people may say around two years but pasta is a non perishable and will surely last for over five.
Member
May 13, 2015
219 posts
632 upvotes
Ontario
bhrm wrote: WHO DOWNVOTED THIS? Y'all going to special hell for downvoting OP.
A Moron!!
*******************************
Life isn’t fair but Thank God - there is RFD.
*******************************
Newbie
Nov 20, 2006
13 posts
19 upvotes
Markham
omega11 wrote: Unico Pasta 900g (2 pounds!) is on sale for only 50 CENTS (advertised as 4 packs for $2)

This is a GREAT opportunity to donate to the foodbanks. We all make impulse purchases for things we don't need, I URGE you to please buy just $2 worth of pasta. It can help put food on the table. Donations can be dropped off at most drop-boxes by the cashiers or firestations. We always get the randomest things to the front page. For the sake of helping the unfortunate, I humbly request you to up-vote this thread just so it can be as visible as possible.

People can call me karma/up-vote hogg or whatever, I don't care. I just want to try and help the unfortunate as much as I can.

Thank you!
While the sentiment is above is with the best intentions, the best anyone can do for food banks is to donate money. When you donate food, they need to transport to a central area, sort and then re-distribute. Think of all the required extra manpower, labour and costs required (yes, understanding most are volunteers). With money donated, it is more efficient for the food banks to purchase items required based on needs. Just some food for thought (pun intended).
Banned
Jul 16, 2019
123 posts
197 upvotes
Montreal
Thundercloud wrote: Whenever I go to No Frills for their loss leader sales, I almost always walk away disappointed because OOS.
Same with Giant Tiger.
Member
Apr 10, 2020
273 posts
1045 upvotes
Unico Pasta is going to be on sale at No Frills for $0.50 each, starting May 21.

Unico Pasta.jpg
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 23, 2006
1129 posts
239 upvotes
Oshawa
soysosboy wrote: While the sentiment is above is with the best intentions, the best anyone can do for food banks is to donate money. When you donate food, they need to transport to a central area, sort and then re-distribute. Think of all the required extra manpower, labour and costs required (yes, understanding most are volunteers). With money donated, it is more efficient for the food banks to purchase items required based on needs. Just some food for thought (pun intended).
This, plus many larger food bank programs have buying power through companies at wholesale rates so they can get more food that way. Although this is not to go against the sentiment of the OP.

As a kid I can still recall going to the food bank with my mother after my parents divorced. I can recall us going through the box putting the items away and then her breaking down in tears. I looked in the box and at the bottom was a couple items with my fraternal grandfather's company logo on it. He was a multi-millionaire running a food importing company (can still find their products in GTA stores), but when my mom took us to visit and begging for some food he shrugged his shoulders at her.

I always try and donate some money to local food banks if I can spare it. I've never gone to one as an adult even though I have been urged many times due to at times not being able to afford food. It is tough when you are on a low/fixed income. I remember when PC Points were still new and there was that crazy deal of canned veggies being $1 and then you got $1 worth of points so I went borrowed some money to stockpile 200 cans and I donated half and then here and there I donated a few more when I saw I wasn't using as many myself.

I digress...sorry, got chatty on a subject that is near and dear to me.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 1, 2005
1237 posts
621 upvotes
fightbriz wrote: Wait, you're saying this is good for donation, but only buy $2 worth? I wouldn't mind if someone bought $100 worth and donated it all
You should still be thoughtful of all of the other customers that go all the way No Frills that week because of the cheap pasta only to find out the main reason they went is OOS because somebody bought 200 of them.

Top