From Tuesday 1 May 2018 new legislation around the sale price of alcohol may impact the colleague member discount you get when you buy alcohol in our stores in Scotland.
From 1 May it will be an offence to sell alcohol in Scotland below a fixed price (50p per unit of alcohol). There’s already similar legislation elsewhere in the UK, but Scotland has set a higher minimum sales price.
As a colleague member you’d normally receive 10% discount on all products in store, including alcohol and 20% on own-brand products for the Friday and Saturday following payday, with a small number of exceptions*.
From 1 May our tills in store won’t allow any alcohol products to be sold below the minimum permitted sales price, which means in some cases you might not get the full discount on certain products. However, for the majority of alcohol sales your discount won’t be affected.
*(including cigarettes and tobacco, gift vouchers, savings stamps, postage stamps, telephone cards (including mobile phone top-ups), fireworks and sparklers, all lottery tickets and scratchcards, medicines (including vitamins and minerals), infant formula, top-ups to utility meter keys, purchases from vending machines and purchases of fuel, oil and other motoring services).