Online shopper orders apples, gets iPhone instead

Iphone Se Win
Iphone Se Win (Image credit: The Mirror)

What you need to know

  • A UK shopper who ordered apples in their online grocery shopping was given an iPhone instead.
  • Nick James was awarded the phone as part of Tesco's 'super substitutes' promotion.

An online shopper who ordered apples as part of his online grocery shop from UK retailer Tesco was left 'shocked' when he was given an iPhone SE instead.

Nick James collected his shopping from his local Tesco in Twickenham, only to be told there was a surprise in his bag. From the Mirror:

Tesco shopper has been left stunned after ordering a bag of apples only for Tesco to substitute the fruit with an iPhone.Nick James, 50, collected his shop as normal from his local Tesco Extra in Twickenham when staff told him there was a "surprise" in his bag.Mr James was gobsmacked to receive a free iPhone SE in his click and collect order.

James, having been told about the "surprise" said he was "half-expecting" an Easter egg or something else, so you can imagine his delight when he found a brand new iPhone SE amongst his groceries. The heartwarming gift was given as part of Tesco's super substitute promotion, currently being run in a limited number of UK stores through April 18.

Customers at six stores throughout the UK can be in with a chance of winning a bunch of Apple prizes, including the aforementioned iPhone SE when they buy Apples. Also up for grabs are Apple's AirPods (when you buy frozen cod), and the iPhone 12 mini when you buy a pack of Mini Cheddars. The UK stores eligible are:

  • Glasgow Silverburn Extra, Glasgow
  • Twickenham Extra, Greater London
  • Stretford Extra, Manchester
  • Swansea Cadle Extra, Swansea
  • Portsmouth Extra, Portsmouth
  • Dudley Extra, Birmingham

And don't worry, Tesco will still deliver the food you ordered alongside your prize, not that you'd be that bothered having just won some AirPods that is...

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