Valentines

Valentine's gifts at Asda

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s we’ve got some great offers on food, flowers, gifts and more so that you can spoil your loved one without breaking the bank. See the full range on Asda.com

It looks like lots of people are going to be opting for a romantic evening in this year – at least according to our Facebook fans in our recent survey. Here’s what some of them said:

Judi Martin: Night in on the 14th, but out another night that week….when it’s not so busy – best of both worlds!!

Beth Cato: Night in with food and vino with my lovely hubbie as have newborn to look after :)

Paula Burdess: Night in with hubby – meal, dessert, wine the works… Movie all cuddled up I hope.

If, like Paula, you’re planning on snuggling up in front of the TV we’ve got the perfect Valentine’s gift for you – a snuggie blanket with sleeves designed for two!

Double snuggie

Our double snuggie – nicknamed the “Two-Cosy” – has four sleeves so you don’t have to fight over who can reach the TV remote and will keep you both cosy and warm.

It’s available in store and on George.com for just £16 but if you don’t want to wait we’re giving two away on our George Style blog – enter the competition here.

We’ve also got a fantastic meal deal for two in our Extra Special range – choose two main courses, two side dishes and two desserts and a bottle of wine all for just £10.

For more Valentine’s inspiration check out the Valentine’s section on Asda.com.

Posted in Valentines on 03 February 2012
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If you’re planning a romantic night in this Valentine’s don’t forget to add a few finishing touches to your table.

Valentine's table decorations

We’ve got plenty of table decorations in store to help make your romantic meal extra special.

Rose petals You could try scattering rose petals or even confetti on the table for decoration – both of these are just £1 at Asda and are flying off the shelves.

There’s nothing more romantic than candlelight – the Love candle (pictured above) is just £3 or try adding a few tealights to your table, or these mini love heart cupcake candles at three for £3.

We’ve also got heart-shaped coasters at £1 for a pack of two and fun Valentine’s crackers at £3 for a set of two.

And if you haven’t yet planned your menu check out our Extra Special Dine in for Two menu – you can buy two main courses, two side dishes two desserts and a bottle of wine for just £10.

Posted in News & Blogs on 12 February 2012
Valentines

If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s you might just find it at the supermarket.

Finding love at Asda

We’re holding speed dating sessions on Monday 13th February in the Asda cafe at 80 of our stores.

For one night only we’ll be giving our cafes a romantic makeover to encourage single shoppers to mingle with each other between 7pm and 9pm.

It’s not as far-fetched as you might think – many of our colleagues have already found love at Asda. And our latest Pulse of the Nation survey found nearly half (47%) of customers have met potential partners while shopping.

Our survey also showed best way to tell if someone is single is to see what they’re buying – with meals for one being a dead giveaway.

If you’d like to take part in one of our speed dating events simply turn up on the night – see where they’re taking place.

Posted in Valentines on 10 February 2012
Valentines

If your partner loves pizza and chocolate why not combine both this Valentine’s Day and share our romantic “Sweetheart Pizza”.

Sweetheart Pizza from Asda

It might sound strange but if you love Nutella – or chocolate pancakes – you’ll love this!

The thin crispy base is covered with loads of dark chocolate and hazelnut spread and topped with milk and white chocolate chips, fudge pieces and mini marshmallows.

Simply cook it like a normal pizza then decorate with the marshmallows and pop it back in to the oven for two minutes.

It costs just £3.50 – ask for it at the pizza counter in store while stocks last.

Posted in Valentines on 10 February 2012
Valentines

If you’re hoping for lingerie this Valentine’s Day it’s not just the thought that counts – it’s the size!

George Valentine's lingerie

We took four of our George lingerie models to Carnaby Street as a fun reminder to make sure men buy the right size gifts this Valentine’s. The girls braved the freezing temperatures in just their underwear for our photoshoot.

When we asked shoppers and onlookers if they knew their partner’s bra size most of the men we spoke to admitted they didn’t – or couldn’t remember.

This backed up what some of our George Facebook fans said when we asked the same question:

Leanne Fairley: Nope!!! Just asked – what’s my bra size? Answer – big!!! ha ha!

Jane Langdon: He has no idea after 22 years together.

Hazel Gillard: Just asked my other half, he guessed I was a size too small but I will let him off lol xx

So if you’re dropping hints about Valentine’s gifts to get this week make sure your man knows what size to get – or order it for him!

You can see our full George lingerie range for more inspiration.

Posted in Valentines on 09 February 2012