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    • david39
    • By david39 12th Aug 11, 12:53 PM
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    Branston Beans at Tesco
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    Branston Beans at Tesco 12th Aug 11 at 12:53 PM
    Just a caution about a price I saw in Tesco's yesterday

    Branston Baked Beans at 52p per tin

    The 4-pack of the same item is 2.56 (64p per tin).

    Looked at it twice, to make sure.

    I was really looking for one of their Bargain Price offers on the 4-pack so maybe that is about to happen and this price is the "previously sold at" price.
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    • LianeB
    • By LianeB 12th Aug 11, 1:20 PM
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    Just got a 4 pack in my shop today from sainsburys for 1.99
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    • 12th Aug 11, 2:52 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 2:52 PM
    According to MySupermarket, Branston beans are 3 tins for 1 at Sainsburys until 6th Sept.
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    • 12th Aug 11, 3:36 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 3:36 PM
    Just bought a 4 pack at Asda for 1.50
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 12th Aug 11, 7:25 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 7:25 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 7:25 PM
    Just a caution about a price I saw in Tesco's yesterday

    Branston Baked Beans at 52p per tin

    The 4-pack of the same item is 2.56 (64p per tin).

    Looked at it twice, to make sure.

    I was really looking for one of their Bargain Price offers on the 4-pack so maybe that is about to happen and this price is the "previously sold at" price.
    Originally posted by david39
    It's an oft repeated observation-complaint here on MSE that supermarket pricing often appears to make no sense at all. Go look at the price of Tesco own brand beans; they're 37p per can, or 1.30 for a shrinkwrapped 4 pack (4 times 37 is 1.48 ), or 2.08 for shrinkwrapped 6 pack ... hang on, that's 78p extra for two more cans, or 39p per can, which is more than the single can price. How did they work that one out?
    • Lip_Stick
    • By Lip_Stick 12th Aug 11, 8:27 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 8:27 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 8:27 PM
    Are the days of 4 tins of Heinz or Branston on offer for a 1 long gone then?

    It's ages since I bought any after stocking up at that price, then getting a shed load when the Tesco DTD was going on.
    There's a storm coming, Cameron. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
    • passatrider
    • By passatrider 12th Aug 11, 10:45 PM
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    • 12th Aug 11, 10:45 PM
    Branston Beans 52p or 3 for a 1 at my local Sainsburys
    • Edindevon
    • By Edindevon 13th Aug 11, 12:01 AM
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    Are the days of 4 tins of Heinz or Branston on offer for a 1 long gone then?
    Originally posted by Lip_Stick
    It depends what you mean by long gone.

    The last really good deal for Branston Baked Beans was 8 cans for 1.57 at Tesco and that finished under a month ago:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/branston-beans-4-x-410g-1-57-bogof-hellmanns-real-mayonnaise-800g-3-19-bogof-tes/961070

    I think the whole message contained in the original post is that Tesco are setting up to do another Buy One Get Two Free offer on the 4 packs of Branston Baked Beans.

    So it should be 2.55 for 12 cans when they start the offer.

    Edindevon
    Last edited by Edindevon; 13-08-2011 at 12:05 AM.
    • emmamed
    • By emmamed 13th Aug 11, 2:20 AM
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    1.29 for 4 tins in home bargains
    • Lip_Stick
    • By Lip_Stick 13th Aug 11, 11:32 AM
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    It depends what you mean by long gone.

    The last really good deal for Branston Baked Beans was 8 cans for 1.57 at Tesco and that finished under a month ago:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/branston-beans-4-x-410g-1-57-bogof-hellmanns-real-mayonnaise-800g-3-19-bogof-tes/961070

    I think the whole message contained in the original post is that Tesco are setting up to do another Buy One Get Two Free offer on the 4 packs of Branston Baked Beans.

    So it should be 2.55 for 12 cans when they start the offer.

    Edindevon
    Originally posted by Edindevon
    Ah, ok thanks. Wasn't sure if the deals had slowed down with food prices going up. I don't like paying more than 25p a can lol.

    Will look out for the offer, hope it does come up!
    There's a storm coming, Cameron. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 13th Aug 11, 12:28 PM
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    1.29 for 4 tins in home bargains
    Originally posted by emmamed
    And according to mysupermarket Asda is 1 for 4.

    Yours

    Calley
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    You will often find that bulk items work out barely any cheaper and frequently more expensive.

    There is no rule anywhere that says bigger pack = better value.

    It's just what you've been programmed to think so you legitimately spend more money without realising it. To ASSUME it's cheaper is to make an AՏՏ out of U and ME.

    Always double-check the /qty.
    • Lip_Stick
    • By Lip_Stick 13th Aug 11, 4:03 PM
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    And according to mysupermarket Asda is 1 for 4.

    Yours

    Calley
    Originally posted by calleyw
    Yeah they are. I went to Asda with my mum and noticed she'd bought some after we left. I didn't even notice them in the shop. Typical lol
    There's a storm coming, Cameron. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 13th Aug 11, 6:42 PM
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    I tend to stock up when Lidl have it cheap so I don't have to carry it too far, got a good stock of 99p ones last time!
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    • suzybloo
    • By suzybloo 13th Aug 11, 9:30 PM
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    I had issues with this the last weekend with my order fromTesco. When I placed my order at 11pm on Thursday 28 July the Branston 4 pack were priced at 1.50 and the Heinz 6 pack were on at 3. My order was confirmed at 3am on the Friday morning for delivery on Saturday 30th July, showing the price as 1,50. However when I receive my order on the Saturday morning - 30 hours after the confirmation the beans had gone up to 2.56. An increase of 1.05 - needles to say Customer services got an earful, whilst I appreciate the pricing used is on the day of delivery - the beans were not marked as on special offer etc so an increase like that was nothing other than manipulating prices to compensate other deals. I did get refunded the difference - but well worth checking your receipt against your confirmation.
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    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 13th Aug 11, 10:25 PM
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    the beans were not marked as on special offer etc so an increase like that was nothing other than manipulating prices to compensate other deals.
    Originally posted by suzybloo
    Or to prepare for an offer on those beans.

    I have seen items on offer in Morrisons, and thought that the offer was a fix.

    It goes like this...... The sign says "Half price, was 2.20 now 1.10" and I think "Hang on, I bought that last week and it was only 90p"!

    Then I go on line, find the offer, and the small print says "Previous price was charged between 8 & 12 Aug 2011".

    And I think "Yeah, but when I bought it on 7th Aug it was only 90p"

    So don't be surprised if the beans are "reduced" to 1.50, or less very soon.
    • Broadwood
    • By Broadwood 14th Aug 11, 7:47 PM
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    I think the moral of the story is "Buyer beware! - Never assume! - Always check the grams/ price."

    We use Aldi Lidl Morrisons Sainsbury and Tesco during any 3 month period. Lidl is closest so gets used roughly twice a week for basics, the others roughly fortnightly in rotation for offers and certain items we like from specific supermarkets e.g. Sainsbury for sweetener-free 4-packs of 2-litre Lemonade. I refuse to buy Lemonade (or ANYTHING else) with Aspartame in, and saccarine isn't much nicer either!

    You can't get the best deals by only using one supermarket. Also some own-brand lines are excellent while others are not so good. Same applies to value lines.

    If you have the space and the cash flow can cover it, bulk buy the good deals which have a long shelf life like tins jars and bottles etc. We use 2 or 3 tins of beans every week so whenever Branston 4-packs are 99p at Lidl the garage gets stocked with another 24 tins. Same applied a few weeks ago when the 5-packs of Orange Juice were reduced to 50p from 99p. I bought 10 packs as they don't expire until Sept 2012. Many offers like that are just on for Saturday and Sunday.

    My sister-in law says she doesn't have time for shopping around. I said no of course she doesn't, she is too busy working extra hours to earn the money she needs to pay those top prices and contribute to Tesco's massive profits ! - "Mug" comes to mind.
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    • huggychair
    • By huggychair 15th Aug 11, 12:41 AM
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    Just thought I'd mention 4 tins of Branston Beans are now down to 1 at Asda. It's on the website so should be nationwide. No idea for how long though.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 15th Aug 11, 6:36 AM
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    Just thought I'd mention 4 tins of Branston Beans are now down to 1 at Asda. It's on the website so should be nationwide. No idea for how long though.
    Originally posted by huggychair
    Thanks, IME once the offer is in one store it spreads to the others. Which is handy as I only have 3 tins left.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 15th Aug 11, 6:39 AM
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    Just a caution about a price I saw in Tesco's yesterday

    Branston Baked Beans at 52p per tin

    The 4-pack of the same item is 2.56 (64p per tin).
    Originally posted by david39
    Just had a look on the Tesco web site, and 4 tins are down to 1.50 now.
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