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    1p finds at Tesco thread
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    • 7th Sep 10, 3:10 PM
    1p finds at Tesco thread 7th Sep 10 at 3:10 PM
    31 January 2012

    What's the deal?

    Weíve had a host of reports from canny forumites that Tesco is selling a raft of items for just 1p. We originally highlighted this in Sept 2010 but have updated the post below with recent finds. Bargains currently on offer include Lindt balls, calendars & Xmas chocs.

    If you're reading this thread in full, you'll need to go to the last pages to see the most recent bargains found

    It's worth noting that with people flooding into stores, a few MoneySavers have not had a good reception from staff. Itís worth being aware of this.

    Yet when we spoke to Tesco's press office (last Sept) and its official statement was "Itís not a systems error. These lines are discounted stock, theyíve been reduced to clear. The 1p stock is rare and wonít be available in each store."

    So, while every store reserves the right not to sell stock if there is a genuine pricing error, in most of these cases they should sell it to you.

    Current 1p spots, Jan 2012

    Below are examples of forumitesí current 1p Tesco spots in store over the last few weeks (Jan 2012). In the past there have been many more 1p finds but we still thought it worth a mention still. Huge thanks for all their help.

    Please press reply to add yours at the thread's end. Do include barcodes if you can, as that helps those without price-scan machines track bargains down.

    • Lindt chocolate balls
    • Chocolate lollipops
    • Chocolate tree decorations
    • Advent calendars
    • Chocolate santas/reindeers

    Want more - seen more?

    Scan through the forum (the most recent posts are at the end, on the last page), to see what forumites have found - and please add your own by clicking reply.

    How to find 'em

    These hidden bargains are not marked as 1p on the shelves, but scan at 1p when you get to the tills.

    The easiest way to check is to beep the barcodes on Tescoís price-scan machines. Yet these are only available at certain stores, so the alternativeís to swipe the bits at the self-service checkouts or the till (if it's not 1p and you don't want it, just cancel).

    Do remember that, while many 1p bargains been found in multiple shops, they do vary from store to store. This is a bit of fun, NOT a guaranteed deal.

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    Is this legit?

    The law on this is simple. If your items scan at 1p at the checkout, Tesco staff can reject the sale and tell you it can't be bought. However, if it accepts your money, the deal's done and the product is yours at that price Ė there is no comeback (unlike when this happens online).

    Buying a few 1p bits as part of a normal shop will help. Yet march up to the counter with 10 umbrellas and 10 shampoos, and the cashier may not sell them to you for 20p.


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    Last edited by Former MSE Debs; 06-06-2012 at 5:48 PM.
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