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# 17998 21-Dec-2007 12:38
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Is it just me, or are the new Pak n Save ads hideously hideous?

Seriously, they are the unfunniest, most stupid ads I have seen in quite a long time. That stupid stick figure with a zero for a head...

Raise your hand if you hug your supermarket on a regular basis. In fact, raise your hand if you have ever huggeds any supermarket, anytime.

And that other one about the back pocket. "...more money in your back pocket. That one. No the one on the back. That's the one."
I want to know who made these abominations in the eyes of the Lord and kill them. The old Pak n Smak ads that had that annoying beeping checkout thing were much better - at least the attempt at humour in those ones wasn't quite as weak.

EDIT: I believe I just posting a thread about Pak n Save ads. I need to get out more.

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  # 101242 21-Dec-2007 12:47
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Kill the ads and go back to junk mail.  That way I know exactly where I'm saving.  Oh yes, and don't get rid of the regular pricing so I can compare new price with old. 

Don't worry about getting out more often.  It's Christmas, remember.

Geek boy works there.  I hug him sometimes...

Signed the serious shopper.

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  # 101638 24-Dec-2007 11:59
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uncmil: Is it just me, or are the new Pak n Save ads hideously hideous?

Seriously, they are the unfunniest, most stupid ads I have seen in quite a long time. That stupid stick figure with a zero for a head...




  ahhhn, they are excellent adverts, love them or hate them, you remembered Pak'n'Save.           
  Have you shopped there since viewing  the adverts ?   :)

regfards,  
              Bruce.    



 
 
 
 


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# 101646 24-Dec-2007 13:27
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Pak and save made my Christmas the girl on the check out asked me for ID when buying beer

She said I look under 25:



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  # 101651 24-Dec-2007 13:39
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brucie44:
uncmil: Is it just me, or are the new Pak n Save ads hideously hideous?

Seriously, they are the unfunniest, most stupid ads I have seen in quite a long time. That stupid stick figure with a zero for a head...




ahhhn, they are excellent adverts, love them or hate them, you remembered Pak'n'Save.
Have you shopped there since viewing the adverts ? :)

regfards,
Bruce.




I suppose that is true, and to answer your question, no. I now have a personal vendetta against the place and all who are connected with it. Until they prove that they're the cheapest game in town, which I've yet to see.

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  # 101653 24-Dec-2007 13:39
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johnr: Pak and save made my Christmas the girl on the check out asked me for ID when buying beer

She said I look under 25:

AHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAa

P.S. I know JohnR, and he certainly doesn't look anywhere NEAR the ballpark of 25 (let alone 18 bwaahahahhaa)

Leisa got asked for ID for cigarettes in Nelson a few years back just before she gave up.







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  # 101654 24-Dec-2007 13:44
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freitasm: That's called "flirting" johnr...


ROFL flattered

 
 
 
 


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  # 101655 24-Dec-2007 13:46
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tonyhughes:
johnr: Pak and save made my Christmas the girl on the check out asked me for ID when buying beer

She said I look under 25:

AHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAaAHAHAHhaHAha HAhahahAHAHhahahA HAHhaHAa

P.S. I know JohnR, and he certainly doesn't look anywhere NEAR the ballpark of 25 (let alone 18 bwaahahahhaa)

Leisa got asked for ID for cigarettes in Nelson a few years back just before she gave up.


I was amazed but it did not bother me at all

35 in 3 weeks!!

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  # 101656 24-Dec-2007 13:47
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brucie44:

ahhhn, they are excellent adverts, love them or hate them, you remembered Pak'n'Save.
Have you shopped there since viewing the adverts ? :)



Advertising is nothing if you can't remember what the product was so ... good ad in that respect.

It took me a while to remember what the ad was ABOUT so ineffective in that way but so is much of the stuff around is (all my clients are in advertising so I watch for 'em).

I read a story recently about one company doing some market research to see if their ads were remembered as the right product / brand and at the same time they questioned about their OPPOSITION's ads.  They found that their ads worked but a large number of people associated their opposition's ads with the wrong product (ie. the guy doing the research) and so a HUGE waste of money for the opposition product.

DS



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# 101658 24-Dec-2007 13:49
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I think the ads are OK!!

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# 102130 28-Dec-2007 22:04
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I personally think that the ads which said such things as "We dont use fancy shelveing" in order to save us money are quite hypocritical.
They wish to save us money by not putting in expensive shelving then blowing this money on expensive, extensive advertising campaigns.



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  # 102287 30-Dec-2007 13:11
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Ah, now that's a good point Shully.

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  # 102299 30-Dec-2007 15:15
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What ads? Never seen em, Nice PVR!



ooh! my R\C heli has just charged! back into that sun.

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# 102300 30-Dec-2007 15:21
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well.. they used to have heaps of adds like this..
anyway they go along the lines of this
http://www.paknsave.co.nz/Homepage.aspx 

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  # 103928 10-Jan-2008 00:08
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Pak 'n Save sucks since they got rid of junkmail.

1. They now don't have to discount as competitively (mailer wars) because regardless of the fact that the same crap gets recycled week after week in the "Aisle of Value", we still keep going because they have built a reputation of the lowest prices (even if it is no longer true, or as true).

2. They have this ridiculous "lowest price challenge", where they don't promise that it is the lowest price available at a supermarket - they just promise that it is lower than any other supermarket is advertising in a mailer or other advertisement. So you get a ridiculous situation of products with price promises that another supermarket sells cheaper, but you can't get it matched because it is not an advertised special (it's just lower at the NORMAL price).

At least with the old mailer wars, you could decide that it might be better going to another supermarket on any particular week. Now you only find this out after you visit Pak 'n Save. Clever.

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