Call me boring, but I’ve been doing the family shopping at the same Italian supermarket for the past 17 years.
Which means that I can spot a bargain when I see one.
For example yesterday, when I passed by a waist-high wicker basket-type display.
It was piled high with a jumble of the sort of products that no one wants, which are therefore close to their ‘sell by’ date.
Diet biscuits, plastic bread, over-priced grissini, you get the idea.
Each product in the basket had a bright-yellow and red sticker, advertising a -50% discount at the till:
“-50% alla cassa
Prodotto in scadenza”
I’ll leave you to do the translation.
Might come in handy if you ever find yourself shopping on a budget at the Corticella branch of Coop Adriatica.
It’s rare that I pick out anything from this display, though I can never resist a peek.
Because this time, hidden under the diet biscuits, were eight or nine bottles of excellent German beer.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Italians are not wise about beer.
But I hate waste, don’t you?
So, just to help out, I bought them all.
Sometimes you just need to ‘cogliere‘ the ‘attimo‘!
Which reminds me, the Easter sale ends tonight!
And this is your final reminder.
Tomorrow I’ll be writing about something else.
But for this evening, if you haven’t bought enough online Italian lesson credits to get you through to the next sale (probably July), do it now.
Or forever hold your peas, as my students would say.
Ditto for the ebooks.
Everything’s 20% off with the coupon code (see below).
Easter Sale – Final Hours!
Stock up today on online Italian lessons and/or ebooks for learning Italian to save 20%!
Copy and paste this coupon into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Apply coupon’):
easter offer 2017
Italian lessons / ebooks can be bought in EUROS from onlineitalianclub.com, with payment through Paypal, here:
Or from easyreaders.org in British pounds, with payment through Paypal, Amazon or bank transfer (if you have a UK bank account) here:
If you’re unsure what to do, check out the ‘how to use the coupon code’ page.
The explanations, pictures and links are for the club shop, but the process is identical in the new shop.
(Note that, once you’ve applied the coupon code and pressed the button, you won’t see the actual item cost change – you need to scroll down the page to see that your order total has been discounted.)
- Coupon code easter offer 2017 gets you a 20% discount on lessons and ebooks
- It’s valid through 23/04/17
- There’s no min. or max. spend
- It can be used multiple times until the end of the offer on 23rd April 2017
- It applies to items on sale too (but cannot be used with other coupons you may have)