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    Enter List Ideas (and more) To Exactitude (in shopping) thread
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    • 10th Feb 13, 9:46 PM
    Enter List Ideas (and more) To Exactitude (in shopping) thread 10th Feb 13 at 9:46 PM
    'Think of the thread as a tree, many branches to it, and not all of us, need all the branches, but we do need the tree!' - midwinter

    New overflow thread for 11+ers


    This is yet another bargain/glitch/DTD/JTD/misprice thread!

    We know it's in the 'Gone But Not Forgotten' section!

    We know there are at least 2 other threads in which we could post!

    Yes, we do talk a lot!

    No, not all of what we say is Tesco related or even of interest to many others but this is the way this thread has formed.

    Many of us want to discuss the various deals to be had but this was not appreciated on the main Grabbit forum. As such, we now use this thread to talk about anything from how to cook a baked potato to how to get 1p or 4p items through self-scan as quickly as possible. We also discuss ex-husbands and wives, kids and animals. If you have a medical problem we'll nag you until you go to the Doctor. If you're not feeling well we'll provide support, a wee hot drink and whatever chocolate is currently glitching to cheer you up.

    And finally, yes we know that some people try to obscure the store names but this works both ways. It might make it difficult for those who don't have the time to sit here and natter all day but it also makes it difficult for staff/managers to quickly identify any issues at their store.

    We do try to remember to post new deals in bold. We don't like arguing so we're not going to take umbrage if one or two deals slip through.

    Now sit back, relax and feel free to join in. We don't bite (unless you ask nicely), we will help wherever possible and you don't have to post new deals just to feel like part of the group.

    Please put all your finds in bold with LAST 4 DIGITS OF barcode and photo if possible so we can chat & still speed read for bargains.

    Common abbreviations:

    MOC: Money Off Coupon
    SEL: Shelf Edge Label
    DTD: Double the Difference
    JTD: Just the Difference
    RTC: Reduced to Clear
    OOD: Out Of Date
    OOS: Out Of Stock
    CC: Clubcard or Credit Card, depends on context
    HTH: Hope That Helps
    SA: Sales Assistant
    CS: Customer Services
    DD: Darling Daughter
    DS: Darling Son
    OH: Other Half
    DH: Darling Husband
    ETA : Estimated Time of Arrival
    TIA: Thanks In Anticipation
    GBP: Great Britain Pound (some people can't get the sign to work, or have keyboards set up in "bilingual" mode)
    Trout: is the expression used by people on here for cashiers of a certain age, usually female, that are miserable for the sake of being miserable, unhappy in their work, jealous of people with mocs and do their level best to prevent anyone using coupons...try your very best to avoid them at the checkouts..... (thanks to myrtleturtle on the coupon thread for this)
    T.i.T.: Trout-in-Training
    S10CT: stupid 10 character thing.
    Womble: A discarded receipt that you picked up
    Uncle Bulgaria: A womble of BIG value

    Orinocco - A very small womble (i.e. not worth putting into the APG site)

    Link to location of Tesco scanners thread
    PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS BY THE SCANNERS!!! Please do not give the staff extra work by leaving your unwanted scanned items - stores will be loathe to repair or replace scanners if they make extra work for staff!

    Tesco Head Office Phone Numbers in case you have a problem at the Customer Service Desk: 0800505555 and 01382822700

    Here's the link to Tesco Customer Services:

    If you still have a valid problem that can't be resolved by the store or Head Office here is the e-mail address of the Chief Executive - Please use it wisely!

    Freephone number for Asda Customer Service: 0800 952 0101

    Link to Snap-ant's 11+ers Daily quiz!

    Please note that we don't supply copies of coupons, it's against MSE rules so please don't ask. Legitimate coupons can be found on the coupon thread here: The PDF coupons can be saved to your computer as sometimes they get pulled early

    This is the link for HappyChappy’s Guide to Uploading Photos to the thread. Also includes instructions for ipad and iphone.

    neosi's snap tool in Adobe reader guide:

    And OldBear's guide to cost-effective coupon printing:

    Miss Laids Top List of under 20p items for a comparable shop:

    lookinforabargain's Guide to how to print coupons from SuperSavvyMe

    The list of who we all are and where we lurk in real life can be found here:

    This is the link to the Daily Mail article regarding 1p finds:

    Click here for APG T&Cs
    click here for APG FAQs

    If you want to check/query how your BM was calculated then click HERE the following day

    Big thanks to wackynut for the below summary of the T&Cs for each supermarket's price comparison service (further detail added by aau1)

    Asda Price Guarantee (APG)
    A's compares with - T's, S's, M's and W's.
    Comparative prices are taken from
    You need to have bought at least 8 items covered by the Asda Price Guarantee, of which at least 1 should be comparable.
    Note some departments do not count towards your required 8 items (see FAQs for info)
    No minimum spend. Maximum of 10 of the same product.
    Wait 3 hours after after shopping at A's before using the APG.
    A's give you the difference plus 10%
    APG used to be capped at 15 but at the moment cap has been lifted.
    Each household will not be able to claim more than 100 in any calendar month, nor make more than 10 claims in any calendar month.
    Click here for APG T&Cs
    click here for APG FAQs

    Tescos Price Promise (PP)
    T's compares with - A's, S’s and M's
    You need to have bought at least 8 different items, of which at least 1 should be comparable.
    Unlike Asda there do not appear to be excluded departments
    Bag re-use has been proven to count as one of your 8 items
    No minimum spend. Maximum of 10 of the same product.
    Enter receipt details and get result within 24hrs.
    Voucher back capped at 10
    Click here for Price Promise FAQs

    Sainsburys Brand Match (BM)
    S's compares with - A's and T's
    Only one comparable branded product needs to be bought.
    You need to spend a minimum of 20.
    Maximum of 10 of the same product.
    Voucher given at till (even self service tills).
    Voucher back capped at 10
    If you want to check/query how your BM was calculated then click HERE the following day


    For those who don't know, Tesco have recently moved their goal posts re: Price Check/Price Promise. Your shop must now contain at least 1 comparable grocery product and at least 8 different items in total.

    So if you're targeting a small JTD shop, then here are some cheap and cheerful items to bulk up your shop: (link now fixed but note: some of the list at the link, for example some of the pricing, is a little out of date. I will try to do an updated post at some later point - Savvy)
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 13-02-2013 at 12:12 AM.
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