JDW's 99p pint deal returns

By John Harrington

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Greene king, Marketing

Price drop: poster from January 2009
Price drop: poster from January 2009
JD Wetherspoon is to re-run its controversial 99p pint deal for two weeks in January, with Greene King's Ruddles on offer. Unlike last time, the deal will also extend to glasses of wine and shots of gin, the Morning Advertiser understands.

JD Wetherspoon is to re-run its controversial 99p pint deal for two weeks in January, with Greene King's Ruddles on offer.

Unlike last time, the 99p deal will also extend to glasses of wine and shots of gin, the Morning Advertiser understands.

Bottled lager will also be available in the deal, which is believed to be running at all its 750 pubs for the two weeks from 4 January.

Discounted meals are also expected to be available - JDW's previous "January sale" saw five meals offered for £2.99 each.

JD Wetherspoon's 99p deal on Greene King's IPA in January 2009 met with anger from the brewer, which accused JDW of devaluing its flagship brand. Some Greene King tenants were also annoyed that JDW was selling IPA for cheaper than they could buy it.

Wetherspoons later switched IPA for Greene King's Ruddles beer to placate the Suffolk company.

JD Wetherspoon has declined to comment but a statement on its website confirms that it's "January sale" is due to run from 4 to 19 January (5 to 19 January in Scotland).

It says: "We all love a bargain after Christmas; just heading off to the January sales is now as traditional as Christmas itself.

"So, already the best value in town, we are making sure that you can enjoy some even bigger savings at our sale.

"There's something for everyone - with top-brand drinks and value meals on offer."

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