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Old 07-09-2010, 3:10 PM
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Default 1p finds at Tesco thread

31 January 2012

What's the deal?

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

Yet when we spoke to Tesco's press office (last Sept) and its official statement was "It’s not a systems error. These lines are discounted stock, they’ve been reduced to clear. The 1p stock is rare and won’t 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 forumites’ 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.

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  • 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 Tesco’s price-scan machines. Yet these are only available at certain stores, so the alternative’s 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 – 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.

BIG THANKS TO SILVERHAIRGRANNY & ALL FORUMITES WHO REPORTED 1p FINDS. (Please thank silverhairgranny below)


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Old 14-09-2010, 4:26 AM
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Default 1p Thread finds at Tesco

Found on Sunday by accident -Old El Paso original Fajita Cooking Sauce Mild 395g - 1p
By Taco shells and box kits for Fajitas
Sel says 49p

plse dont forget to say thank you . Listed below some of the finds will update when I have more time.

Thankyou to:-
Misstress - Ladies pair of pink socks with a pic of a jelly on and writing underneath saying 'wibble wobble' - 1p

Supersally01 - I found a 1p umbrella at Tesco Inverness. Totes brand, pink, black and white stripe, one of the folded really small type. Not marked down on shelf, but went through till at 1p. Great for the kids at school, or fits in handbag.

angeldawn62 - Picked up a black and grey Technika camera bag with strap for 1p, sorry I dont have any more details but gave it to my dad. It was attached to a card and hanging with the other camera bags, was priced as 1p on a yellow label at the front of the hook they were hanging on - yes there were more than one there but I only took one.

little_miss-welsh - F&F Signature 2 pack of 40 denier black knee highs
Blk / white / grey packaging with a pair of womans legs on
Was £2.50 full price, marked down to £1.25. scanned at 1p.

Ashcarrot -1p Stig looking socks. (more infor in thread)

Diamond dave - I found Mr t's cappuccino(?) in Camborne (Cornwall) store not bad especially for 1p!

emmalouise_n - Tesco in MK, pack of 3 pairs of baby socks for 1p - tag said £2!mens slippers at 1p!

glitterpops - sorry no barcode as this was last month... they are brown fleece slippers with red fleece inside. DH is wearing them now. So excited at the time I shouted across the carpark to a colleague i'd spotted... not marked at 1p, had a price of £2 down from £6 I think.

austin - belkin iPod Touch leather case + screen protector - scanned at 1p!

stuartc - 5 bars of "Discount Brand" plain chocolate scanned at 1p!

claire - Bags of Cafe Direct Kilimanjaro Ground coffee 227g scanning at 1p.

maxwellhouse - a thin black patent belt with a diamonte clasp - really nice and priced at £1 in the clearance area but went through self scan at 1p so I was chuffed!

curley kale - Not particularly exciting but found some garden plant ties - reduced to 25p on shelf. Bought 2 packs one scanned @12p and the other @ 1p !
Barcodes 052003098299 & 05399600512.

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I found a 1p umbrella at Tesco Inverness. Totes brand, pink, black and white stripe, one of the folded really small type. Not marked down on shelf, but went through till at 1p. Great for the kids at school, or fits in handbag.
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I found Mr t's cappuccino(?) in Camborne (Cornwall) store not bad especially for 1p!
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I think this a brilliant idea for a thread!
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I agree, great thread...thanks OP!!!
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1p Stig looking socks.
Money, Money, Money ..... Banks/Casinos/Bookies give me all you money its a poor mans world....
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Great. Will have this thread open on my phone next time I go to Tesco!
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Brilliant thread

Im new to this site and im finding loads of great stuff out, I should have been on here earlier!

Will definately be looking on here again before I pop to Tesco's.
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I agree its a fab idea for a thread and I will certainly add any finds
One suggestion though, add the product barcode as it will make old stock that is marked for clearance (which is what these 1p finds are) easier to distinguish from any replacements that may be on the shelves.
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Tesco in MK, pack of 3 pairs of baby socks for 1p - tag said £2!
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They have a special offer on HP printer ink today..... WAS £35.99 now £35.98............. you save........ 1p.

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Ohh great idea for a thread !

Big thank you , just been to my local Mr T and got the stig socks for 1p ..... bought 4 pairs but plenty left on the shelf
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Ohh great idea for a thread !

Big thank you , just been to my local Mr T and got the stig socks for 1p ..... bought 4 pairs but plenty left on the shelf

the stig socks were they marked up at a higher price or did it actually say 1p on them?
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Yes, sorry, marked up at £2. We've got a price-checker scan thingy at our store so I popped along to the aisle where it is and double checked before I went through checkout.

I must have looked a bit of a wally though as I took 3 umbrellas with me and scanned them too , I wasn't sure which ones were going through at 1p but none of the ones I had in my trolley did.
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1p Stig looking socks.
sorry if i'm being Thick, but what are these?
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F&F Signature 2 pack of 40 denier black knee highs
Blk / white / grey packaging with a pair of womans legs on
Was £2.50 full price, marked down to £1.25. scanned at 1p.
Then had an argument with Sales assistant who wouldnt let me have them. So I went and got some more and took them through self scan!
If anyone finds a 1p item take them thru self scan as otherwise you may get the argument i got!
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had a look at all listed but none in the store i went to ...
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sorry if i'm being Thick, but what are these?
They're black socks with a image on the side that is or looks vaguely like the stig from BBC Top Gear.
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Would it be possible for people to post the barcodes please? Would make it easy for people without a pricechecker machine in their store.
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