Supermarket Booze Deals Could Be Banned
Buying Alcohol on supermarket loyalty cards or as part of a meal deal could be banned under plans to tackle Scotland’s relationship with drink, it emerged on Tuesday. The move would stop shoppers redeeming points at the till for alcoholic beverages or taking advantage of offers where wine or beer discounts are the incentive for purchases. SNP backbencher Ian McKee drew up proposals in amendments to the Scottish Governments Alcohol Bill, under discussion at Holyrood. Dr McKee said: “The starting point was not allowing loyalty cards to be used for the purchase of alcohol. But you have to look at it the other way round. Someone can offer alcohol at the normal price, but offer something discounted with it.