Online payment glitch gives £50 to Asda shoppers
Thursday 10 October 2013
Shopping online with Asda is, as the supermarket boasts, supposed to be “quick and easy”. And in a rare tonic for financially constrained customers, the retailer appeared to have allowed thousands of Britons free goods thanks to an online payment loophole.
Customers rushed for the chance to spend the free £50 discount vouchers on items including alcohol, chocolate, computer games and DVDs.
All they had to do was enter a particular discount code when buying groceries valued at over £50, whereupon they received £50 off the cost of their shopping.
The “only downside” was that delivery charges still applied. The page has now been removed. An Asda spokesman said: “We will not be honouring any outstanding orders which have used a rogue voucher code.”
An Asda spokesman said: “We're aware of a glitch with our e vouchering, and are in the process of addressing it. No-one has lost out as a result of it, but a small number of savvy customers have taken advantage and got more money off than they should have.
“We’ve removed the glitch which has prevented customers from using the rogue voucher and we apologise for any confusion caused. We will not be honouring any outstanding orders which have used a rogue voucher code.”
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