A tip to decorate your home with a 20p Aldi product has upset some shoppers, who found it ‘insulting’ and ‘offensive’. As the country prepares for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which is expected to cost millions of pounds, countless British families are struggling to heat their homes and put food on the table.
After fuel prices were announced to rise again in October earlier this week, people are skimping even more and looking for cheap ways to celebrate the Jubilee without spending a lot of their hard-earned cash.
In a bid to help people decorate their homes on a budget, a trick suggesting people cut up 20p Aldi bags and turn the Union Jack on them into banners has been making the rounds on social media.
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A post on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains group read: “Create your own Jubilee flag decorations using any Aldi bags you may have (you can always fold them up and reuse them later).”
The idea did not go down well with some people, who were, quite frankly, insulted by the suggestion of bunting 20p as millions are spent on the Jubilee.
Fee Moran slammed: “They spend millions on this event, but that’s okay in Britain, the average household, managing to feed their family, can cut their decorations costs by reusing their bags of budget supermarket! Phew!! That’s a great saving for those of us who can’t afford buntings.” Danielle Patterson said, “It would be cheaper to just buy decorations these days.”
Millie Hutchings said: “It’s 10p a flag… It’s not cheap.” Andy Wyness snapped, “Oh for god’s sake.” Lauren Burgess wrote: “These bags cost more than a real bunting on eBay.”
Other people were more enthusiastic about it though and say it’s great for saving money and being kinder to the planet than buying new things just for Jubilee.
Kathy Wilson praised: “Made it for 75th VE Day, this year I bought two carrier bags from Poundland with union jacks, and cut them, glued them on my windows.” Rhona Marie Matthews commented: “A brilliant idea. Saves money.
Maisy Lee said: “I might see if I have any aldi bags lying around.” Lisa Marie recalled: “I did this in lockdown for VE Day. Great idea.”