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Let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy a good supermarket meal deal? It's basically a British institution and one of the cheapest ways to get a nice and satisfying meal at lunchtime.

Whether you are a simple sandwich, crisps and fizzy drink kinda person or a bit more exotic (salad, chocolate bar and smoothie, is it) then there is nothing better than departing with £3 for a wholesome meal deal, rather than forking out £5 for an overpriced baguette.

However, what if we told you that you could've gotten a Tesco meal deal without even paying for it? No, we don't mean shoplifting but a unique and almost impossible competition from the supermarket.

On Wednesday, Tesco shared a competition on Twitter where anyone could take part. All you had to do was simply quote retweet the post with any message but the participant had to receive zero likes, zero retweets and zero comments by 1pm Wednesday in order to win.

Obviously, the problem with this challenge is that someone's chances of winning can easily be sabotaged by someone else but people are still giving it a go, to almost no success despite their best efforts.

The entire challenge has prompted some to deliberately thwart other's chances, which is kinda mean but indicative of the world we live in, I suppose.

It definitely marked a stark contrast to what was happening on social media across the pond.

Some have taken the popularity of the game to promote some noteworthy causes and to help those in need.

It remains to be seen just how many people have won but the competition is now over. Good luck to whoever at Tesco has to sort through those 118,000 retweets...

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