10% Grocery Discount Extended To Feb 2015

November 7, 2014

Lindo’s, Supermart and The Marketplace will be extending the 10% grocery discount on Wednesdays until 15 February 2015, the Government announced this morning [Nov 7] in the Throne Speech.

The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “And to Bermuda’s grocers, in particular Lindo’s, Supermart and The Marketplace, the Government applauds their commitment to ease the cost of groceries with 10 percent discount Wednesdays from November 2013 to November 2014.

“Thousands of customers respect and appreciate them for it. These grocers have agreed to extend the discount regime until 15 February 2015 to help families through the Christmas and the New Year period.

“The Government takes this opportunity to urge its continuation through the year, for the greater good.”

View our live blog covering the Throne Speech here, all our 2014 Throne Speech coverage here and all our coverage pertaining to the 10% grocery discount on Wednesdays here.

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  1. Me says:

    Thank you

  2. Robin says:

    Thought Fahy said it had finished ……. lol

  3. Enough is enough says:

    Half a loaf is better than none at all.

  4. Casio says:

    Discrimination even.

  5. giddy up says:

    why can’t they give discounts everyday? They make enough from the mark ups that they put on products. I think that the one day a week discount is a joke especially for the seniors who are having a hard time with what they make from their pension.

    • Lois Frederick says:

      Margins in the grocery stores are very slim, not what you think, but in fact true.

      • Micro says:


        • Creamy says:

          Makes you wonder why the BIU doesn’t open a supermarket for its members and show us how it’s all done. I’m sure those geniuses could undercut everyone else’s prices by at least 10%. Staff with only Bermudians, pay top wages, 14 weeks sick pay, 7 weeks vacation, index linked pensions, and guarantee employment for life for all staff. Come on, show us how to run a REAL business.

          • Double Standards says:

            I believe They did with the Co-op. And it failed.

            • Need for it says:

              It failed because we didn’t support it enough and shop there. Busy spending our dollar elsewhere. Bring a small CO-OP back there’s room for it in today’s market….

  6. el presidenti says:

    Have you noticed how these 3 stores have upped nearly all their prices to offset the 10% discount day…

    • Lois Frederick says:

      No I haven’t noticed that where I shop in Devonshire. I am saving money every Wednesday. Maybe you are shopping at the wrong store?

      • somuchless says:

        Louis you know it’s true so stup talkig outa Ya you know what.. I’ve seen it hapen on so many products it’s ashame and no matter what the super markets can cry shame but they make profit among profit each month.

        • Creamy says:

          So get the BIU to start a supermarket. I’m sure they have the expertise, as they’re all geniuses. Sell everything for 10% less than anyone else. Employ only Bermudians. Unionize them, give them 14 weeks sick pay, 7 weeks vacation, guarantee their continued empoyment for life. Give them index-linked pensions. And sell your groceries for 10% less than anywhere else.

          It can’t fail, can it? Come on, big mouths. Show us all how it’s done.

      • el presidenti says:

        I bet you have rose tinted glasses too

    • SMH says:

      El presidenti…have you noticed that sometimes no matter what you do some people will always see a conspiracy? Good thing you’re not one of them

  7. Toodle-oo says:

    A big thank you to the participating stores . Any percentage break is better than none and as a member of the now unemployed ranks I make absolutely certain that I buy 99% of my groceries on Wednesdays.

    The only issue is , come February next year we’re still going to be living in a depressed economy and there is still going to be a huge need for this .

  8. Roger Dill says:

    does this mean liquor sales at super marts on Sundays will also cease?

    • Double Standards says:

      That wasn’t part of the deal and if it was Lindos wouldn’t have taken part as they are not open on Sundays.

  9. Common cent$ says:

    It’s crazy!! It’s almost like the are BUSINESSES trying to make profits!!!!!! Sure see a Lot of fancy phones, cars, shoes, etc out and about that have 10 times the markup grocery stores do. Don’t other about about the insurance company profits, belco, cablevision, etc. shop better and smarter Bermuda! Prices increase when they increase in the states

  10. Triangle Drifter says:

    I’d sure like to be wrong but I can’t help but think that the supermarkets will compensate for the 10% ‘discount’ by booting up the markup percentage.

    I know that it is a very competitive business & importation costs are high but I am also familiar with retail US supermarket prices & Bermuda retail prices often leave me scratching my head as to how these prices are arrived at.

  11. Rasta says:

    I wish the PLP would open a grocery store and show everyone how it is done.
    They could offer 20% off on Wednesdays.We will,then see how long they would be in business as the grocery stores make so so much $$$$$$.