It seems the price war is finally getting to the supermarkets!
Lidls, Casino and Intermarché are offering a week of many items, at 50% remise - many things you didn't realise you needed, but at that price, can you resist?! :ymsmug:
Such promotions can be interesting.
As competitions laws, in French legislation are pretty slack and difficult and costly to enforce, false pretences are hardly never condemned.
However one does need to keep a cool head.
Many 50% ( or other price reductions ) offered can only concern the purchase price of the second ( etc ) product . ( so in the final run is it a 25% price advantage ). In supermarkets, one should check in the regular price of the article, because the offers are often worked out on the coming new price. Old stock can possibly be cheaper per kg.
Sometimes on mineral water the special offer will concern the smaller bottles
only, with are much dearer than the standard 1.5 liter bottles, where you usually are better off.
Also check that the " discount " is payable immediately , or possibly you get a credit on a customer card ( if you have one)
which you can use next time. Only the so-called low prices shops will deducted differences immediately ( Lidl, Aldi, Leader Pirce, etc.)
Many French discount scheme imply sending in bill etc. to a special address - ( with or without refund of postal charges ).