Tesco are handing out 18,000 free mince pies right now. Not everybody is happy...

As we type this out, magical Tesco vans are driving around the country delivering free mince pies to pie fans.

Tesco workers in big floppy chefs hats are being dispatched to locations all over the UK with the sole job of handing out packs of pies door to door.

The vans will be handing out 1,000 pies per location, knocking on doors at random in selected locations and wishing people a Merry Christmas.

If you're not in when the pie guy knocks, you'll receive a voucher instead which you can redeem in store. In order to get one, all you have to do is be lucky enough to live in an area where the van is visiting, and have some sort of door for the pie guy to knock on.

The Tesco van will be visiting the following locations:

  • Portsmouth
  • Exeter
  • Gloucester
  • Merthyr
  • Oakham
  • Corstorphine
  • Aberystwyth
  • Pontardawe
  • Northwich
  • Wellingborough
  • Barnstable
  • Redditch
  • Exmouth
  • East Didsbury
  • Yeovil
  • Yeadin
  • Shrewsbury
  • York
  • Of course, not everybody is happy with the giveaway.

    But you can't please everybody.

    If you don't live in any of these areas, check out our Tesco deals, including how to get FREE Tesco coupons from Tesco Orchard.