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Visitors to our Hessle Road petrol station in Hull might have spotted something a little out of the ordinary recently – when a team of powerboat racers popped in for some petrol!

Hull Speed Ahead filling up at Asda Hessle Road petrol station

Hull Speed Ahead – a P1 SuperStock powerboat which races at speeds of up to 70mph – runs on normal super-unleaded petrol so the team always stop by at their local Asda to take advantage of our great prices!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 24 June 2014
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When Shih Tzu owner Michaela posted this picture on Facebook of her dogs Maisie and Stanley in one of our £15 kids’ pop-up tents she started an unexpected craze!

Maisie and Stanley in the pop-up tent

Michaela Bestall-Phillips, who is a member of a Facebook group for Shih Tzu owners, said: “When I posted the picture I thought people would just roll their eyes but it seems to have started a trend – it’s gone viral! People were asking where they could get one and for links to the Asda website. When it sold out online people started asking each other to post them from the stores that still had one.”

Members of the group started posting photos of their dogs in tents and soon tried to out-do each other with matching accessories including pillows and sleeping bags, bowls and even backpacks as word spread through the dog owners’ community.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 18 June 2014
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Mum Nicole shared this picture on Twitter of her six-year-old daughter Janae enjoying a slice of our cheese and tomato Free From frozen pizza.

Janae loves our Free From frozen pizza

A year and a half ago Janae – like most kids – loved ham sandwiches, pizza and chicken nuggets but after the family went on holiday mum Nicole noticed Janea was getting sick after eating bread and various other foods.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 June 2014
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Update: The trial of our new 3D scanner at our Trafford Park store has now ended – we’ll keep you posted if it’s rolled out to more stores in future. In the meantime 3D models are available from our York and Edinburgh stores and our mobile 3D scanning team is still touring the UK – please check our website for dates and venues.

We’re bringing cutting-edge 3D printing technology to Asda Trafford Park in Manchester giving you the chance to get yourself or your family scanned and turned into “mini me” models.

Alice and her 3D model

The state-of-the-art scanner – which will be in store from Monday 16th June to Friday 20th June in a world first – takes just seconds to scan your full body.

The digital scan is then sent away to be turned into a detailed 8" mini-statue in full colour which can be collected from store a week later. Each model costs just £60.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 June 2014
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This competition is now closed. Thanks for entering – we’ve contacted the winners directly.

We’re giving you the chance to win a special “mini me” model of you or your family when we trial cutting-edge 3D printing technology at Asda Trafford Park in Manchester from Monday 16th June to Friday 20th June.

Alice with her 3D model

The revolutionary scanner – which you can read more about here – is much faster, slicker and state-of-the art than the equipment we’ve been using since we became the first UK supermarket to introduce 3D printing last year.

3D models next to an apple for scale

The existing service has been hugely popular. Emma Lloyd-Jones was inspired to get ceramic figures made of her 22-year-old daughter Alice and 84-year-old mother June. You can see Alice and June’s 8" models in the photo on the right, with an apple for scale!

If you’d like the chance to win models of you or your family simply fill in the form below and tell us who you’d like to immortalise in ceramic and why. We’ll choose our favourite answer.

Important note: To qualify for the prize you – or whoever you have nominated – must be able to get to Asda Trafford Park on Friday 20th June for a scanning session. Competition closes Tuesday 17th June – see full terms and conditions.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 June 2014