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UK resident orders apples online, gets iphone


LONDON: In an unexpected event, a UK resident, who made an online purchase of groceries including apples, received an Apple iphone along with his supplies.

The 50-year old, Nick James, was gited a free iphone SE as a courtesy of an online rewards scheme for customers of the Uk-based supermarke­t chain Tesco.

“A big thanks this week to @Tesco & @tescomobil­e. On Wednesday evening we went to pick up our click and collect order and had a litle surprise in there — an Apple iphone SE. Apparently, we ordered apples and randomly got an Apple iphone! Made my sons week!” James tweeted.

The Uk-based supermarke­t chain had randomly selected shoppers for promotiona­l rewards that link with an item they had purchased from the supermarke­t’s online store, reports Gizmochina.

The marketing campaign is called the Super Substitute scheme and aims at replacing a particular item within a shopper’s cart with a surprise git for randomly selected customers while the original item will be retained in the cart, the report said.

It is claimed that Tesco has doled out up to 80 such gits to its online shoppers across its outlets in the UK, it added.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Apple has taken a step back in its efforts to reopen its stores around the world, with all six of its retail outlets in the US’ Michigan closed as a preventati­ve measure.

The six outlets in the state closed on Friday, confirmed by Apple as a “temporary” measure “due to current COVID-19 conditions” in the state.

Store listings for the six confirm they are closed for the foreseeabl­e future, with no indication as to when they will reopen to the public, reported Appleinsid­er.

“We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible,” the company was quoted as saying.

While the stores are immediatel­y closed, they will still be performing any pre-arranged tasks with customers over the following few days, the report said.

The store pages advise they are currently still open for pickup of existing online orders, previously scheduled in-store Genius Support appointmen­ts, and any already-reserved oneon-one shopping sessions with a specialist, until April 18.

Recently, the tech giant decided to shut down 20 stores in France as the country entered its third phase of COVID-19 lockdown.

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