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Topic # 115264 19-Mar-2013 20:45
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My folks told me they saw some kind of advertisement in which Countdown were giving away FREE jars of Marmite tomorrow. I know it goes on sale again tomorrow, but any truth to the FREE thing?


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  Reply # 784091 19-Mar-2013 20:47
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Spend $50 get a 250g jar for free. Think that's what it said...

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  Reply # 784092 19-Mar-2013 20:47
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I think it was spend $50 and you get a 250 ml (small) jar free. Didn't pay that much attention as I am a Vegemite man myself.




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  Reply # 784093 19-Mar-2013 20:47
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Ahhh OK.
That'll be it.
Elderly parents have a way of only telling half the story :)

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  Reply # 784094 19-Mar-2013 20:48
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Yep - that is what it said - spend $50 or more and get a free 250gm (or ml) jar of Marmite

Was it for tomorrow or Thursday?

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  Reply # 784101 19-Mar-2013 21:18
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It's not real Marmite though. It's just an NZ made imitation.

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  Reply # 784105 19-Mar-2013 21:22
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keewee01: Yep - that is what it said - spend $50 or more and get a free 250gm (or ml) jar of Marmite

Was it for tomorrow or Thursday?


Tomorrow only I think..

Somebody correct me if im wrong

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  Reply # 784117 19-Mar-2013 21:43
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scuwp: I think it was spend $50 and you get a 250 ml (small) jar free. Didn't pay that much attention as I am a Vegemite man myself.

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  Reply # 784120 19-Mar-2013 21:47
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well I shop at Countdown and will tomorrow and using the countdown app see I will be spending $78 BUT I will not get a free marmite. Dont like it but do like Vegemite




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Gilco2: well I shop at Countdown and will tomorrow and using the countdown app see I will be spending $78 BUT I will not get a free marmite. Dont like it but do like Vegemite


are you Australian?




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Reply # 784131 19-Mar-2013 22:13
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lokhor:
Gilco2: well I shop at Countdown and will tomorrow and using the countdown app see I will be spending $78 BUT I will not get a free marmite. Dont like it but do like Vegemite


are you Australian?
Kiwi through and through so dont use the capital A swear word to me




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  Reply # 784133 19-Mar-2013 22:16
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The marmite 'shortage' (marketing gimmick) was a good opportunity for a kiwi company to bring out 'kiwimite'. In Oz, they have Ozemite sold by Dick Smiths.

I think  the whole embargo they have on preventing stores selling it before 12am tomorrow is way over the top. But the NZ media has loved it. I totally bored by it.

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  Reply # 784148 19-Mar-2013 22:46
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They can keep their Kiwimite. The South African shop sells the real stuff!!! 

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  Reply # 784156 19-Mar-2013 23:18
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email from Countdown/OneCard:

Hi Craig,

Tomorrow is the big day - Marmite is back on our shelves!

To celebrate, we're giving away a 250g jar of Marmite for FREE when you spend $50 or more in-store. This offer is for tomorrow Wednesday 20 March 2013 only and stocks are limited so get in early!

And for those lucky Marmite-lovers who live near one of our 24-hour stores, you'll be able to get your hands on a jar from midnight tonight.

See you soon,

The team at Countdown

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  Reply # 784165 20-Mar-2013 00:00
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keewee01: email from Countdown/OneCard:

Hi Craig,

Tomorrow is the big day - Marmite is back on our shelves!

To celebrate, we're giving away a 250g jar of Marmite for FREE when you spend $50 or more in-store. This offer is for tomorrow Wednesday 20 March 2013 only and stocks are limited so get in early!

And for those lucky Marmite-lovers who live near one of our 24-hour stores, you'll be able to get your hands on a jar from midnight tonight.

See you soon,

The team at Countdown

I got the same email.
It says stocks are limited, so is it free, until all the shops stock is sold out. Or do they have just a limited number they are giving away. eg Just a 100 jars, and once those are gone, you have to buy them. Not clear from countdown

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1. I don't like Marmite.
2. I seem to remember reading that Sanitarium is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church and don't pay any company tax..




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