In addition to promotions, retail chains in Hungary are trying to compete with each other with other special measures. Some are raising the limit on price-capped products, while others have stocked up on some of the holiday’s bestsellers. Don’t miss these promotions and chances to save money!
Pénzcentrum has taken a look at the best bargains in Hungarian shops right now. With the brutal price rises, it definitely makes a difference where you shop for the holidays.
On 29 March, ALDI announced that it has slashed prices on holiday-related products ahead of the Easter period. The price reduction could be as much as 60 percent! The products include bakery products, ham, horseradish, pork shoulder, beer and Hungarian wine.
In addition to its weekly updated list of permanently discounted products, Spar also gives special attention to the Easter period. In these days, sales can be up to 30-40 percent higher than on other days. As Márk Maczelka, head of communications, explained, they are offering increased stock levels on holiday-related products, highlighting their private label offer.
TESCO’s idea was that in addition to the promotions, they will increase the purchase limit on price-capped products during the Easter period. As for eggs, they even abolished the limit altogether. So, until 8 April, the maximum amount you can buy in one purchase will be 4 litres for sunflower cooking oil in litre packs, 10 kilos for wheat flour, 4 kilos for chicken breast and chicken tail, 6 kilos for pork legs and 12 kilos for potatoes.
LIDL announced another big price cut on some products this week. The price reduction could be as much as 29 percent, but on average the products concerned will cost around 10 percent less.
Make sure to look for special offers and promotions
It’s worth checking the special offers magazines before you go shopping for Easter. Earlier, the National Association of the Meat Industry warned Hungarian shoppers well in advance that there could be a 30-40 percent increase in the price of ham compared to a year ago. We wrote about it in detail here. Egg prices have risen even more. Despite the price freeze, they are now almost double the price of last year: in many places, one egg costs as much as HUF 100 (EUR 0.26).