Safe to say, this time of year is busy. From big weddings and football matches to skies full of sunshine that prompt plans for BBQs, there’s a lot to be getting excited about. And before we even start missing the last one, May’s second bank holiday rolls around, giving us a chance to recover from all the month’s fun and – better still – create some more.

For some Co-op colleagues, you might have this one off; for others, it might be your turn to hold the fort in store and give the rest a long weekend to celebrate. Whether you’re unwinding over long afternoon BBQs or squeezing in spontaneous evenings with friends and family, we’ve got some great value deals fit for every occasion.

Got a weekend filled with friends and food organised? Or are you staying spontaneous and leaving catch-ups to chance? Whatever your plans – or lack of them – pop into your local Co-op for your bank holiday favourites.

If you’re hosting this year’s BBQ, sizzle up the classics for your friends with our British Beef Quarter Pounders (£2.50 for 4) and our Butcher’s Choice Pork Sausages (£1.69 for 8).

Getting the grill going can take longer than you think, so why not lay out some nibbles while you wait? Grab a couple of bags of Doritos – they’re great for sharing and only £1 each.

And if you’re ready to toast the occasion, crack open a bottle of Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc (£6.49) as you catch up on the last few months.

We recommend stocking up on our £4 Irresistible pizzas too. They’re ideal to have on hand in case your new neighbours are veggie, or your expected guests decide to bring their own surprise guests.

Speaking of veg, make the most of our Fresh Three by throwing a quick salad together with some Red Gem Lettuce (2 pack – 69p) and Cocktail on the Vine Tomatoes (89p).

And for a Fresh Three hat trick, end on a sweet note by putting out a bowl of Cherries (89p) – they go great alongside a bag of Cadbury Oreo Bites (£1).

Whether you’re stocking up for the long weekend or nipping in for those last-minute bits, don’t miss Co-op’s great value deals this bank holiday. Take the opportunity to soak up the sun, eating great food and spending time with friends old and new.

You can check out our TV ad below for more inspiration, and have a read of the transcript too.

NOTE FOR OUR STORE COLLEAGUES: We know you can’t watch videos in store, but if you visit this site (colleaguestories.coop.co.uk) or youtube.com/TheCooperativeFood on your personal device you can watch them there.

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