Morrisons bans man from buying 165 Easter eggs for kids

They told him the maximum he could buy was eight

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A supermarket has apologised to a councillor for refusing to allow him to put all his 165 Easter eggs in one basket - or trolley.

Every year since 2010, Aeron Jones, a councillor for Llanwnda, near Caernarfon has bought Easter eggs to give away free to each pupil at the three primary schools in his ward.

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In the past he has collected the chocolate eggs from Morrisons supermarket, Caernarfon - not far from his work at Gwasg y Bwthyn in the town.

He normally fills his trolley, pays at the till and delivers them to schools Ysgol Rhosgadfan, Ysgol Rhostryfan and Ysgol Felinwnda.

Mr Jones said: "This year I filled my trolley with 165 Easter eggs; went to the till and was told 'You can only buy eight, it's company policy.'

"I explained what I was doing and giving them free to children, and asked to speak with a manager. The manager said: 'I can't deal with you differently or others will ask to do the same."

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The councillor wanted to give every schoolchild in his ward a free Easter egg

Mr Jones said: "It was madness and ridiculous. I had an £165 order for a shop and they refused.

"She suggested that I buy eight, and go round again and buy another eight etcetera until I reached 165. It was fantastic business logic from this shop - 'I don't want £165 in one go but will take it £8 at a time'."

He walked away from his trolley and went to Tesco in Caernarfon instead where the manager allowed him to buy however many eggs he wanted.

Mr Jones said: "I never had any trouble previously. Perhaps the shop had not ordered enough eggs."

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The Morrisons store in Caernarfon have since apologised

The councillor said he uses his own money, from travelling allowances and the £13,500 he gets as a councillor to buy the £1 eggs.

He said he also buys £5 vouchers for primary school children, which they can spend on books or equipment.

"I think it's important that all the children have at least one Easter egg." Mr Jones added.

A spokesman for Morrisons said: "We apologise that we couldn't meet this customer's request this time but we are doing our best to meet orders for large numbers of Easter eggs from charities and schools."



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