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Another Tesco Massive Price Increase

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gone Off!
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  • cheap_charliecheap_charlie Forumite
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    Coupon-mad wrote: »
    I agree, Sainsburys is no longer noticeably more expensive than Tesco IMHO. I also noticed in Best magazine this week where they do a week-to-week price comparison of a shopping basket of basics, that Tesco was more expensive than Sainsburys this week (and Asda was pounds cheaper!).

    Also don't ignore Waitrose thinking it may be a lot more expensive. They accept coupons off your shopping even if you've not bought the item on the coupon (like Tesco do, only they are much nicer about accepting them). And they have some offers that are cheaper than in Tesco.

    Here are 2 current offers I bought this week in Waitys, cheaper than Tesco:

    Heinz Tomato Ketchup 700g on offer at 2 for £3 (think Tesco had them at £1.89 each)

    Robinson's squash on offer at 2 for £1.60 (Tesco puts these at 2 for £1.80 when on offer).


    For years I shopped exclusively at Sainsburys but then my late husband lost his job so we switched to Asda.

    I did try Tesco but even then found them to be no cheaper than Sainsburys (this was about 6 years ago or so), unlike Asda.

    I now personally try to avoid Tesco like the plague - I think they have got too big for their boots - they seem to think they have a divine right to £1 out of every £8 spent on retail in the UK.

    The recent claim they are the UK's biggest discounter is pathetic in my opinion.

    You get far better quality discount food and real discount prices in Aldi or Lidl, and you get far better quality "value" goods in Sainsburys.

    I am so glad I live somewhere I have a choice however - it must be awful to live in a town which has one supermarket choice only.
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  • cheap_charliecheap_charlie Forumite
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    Ive heard on good info Tesco are going to charge people on their new chip and pin forecourts who pay just for fuel in the kiosk.

    This is bad if its true!

    Another reason to shop at Morrisons! :rotfl:
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  • rach83rach83 Forumite
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    I must admit that I am a BIG supermarket tart. I have come to really detest Tesco and very rarely go there now unless I am told that something I specifically want is on offer there. How Tesco can claim to be cheaper than Asda I dont know. I am still currently waiting for £40 worth of vouchers from Tesco though as I did get a good deal on my car insurance last month. I intend to spend it on fuel though. Should get a good 2 weeks worth of commuting out of that :D got to get them first though. Its been four weeks and they have promised to get them to me within six :rolleyes:
  • ClowanceClowance Forumite
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    after reading this I experimented with next weeks shopping in Asda came out a few pence dearer: this was because I buy stuff like biscuits, bread according to special offers. Asda had some basics like whitworths sunny raisins (lunch box size) for 42p cheaper than tesco, cath city cheese extra 100g for same price etc. But tesco had half price breakaway and blue riband and mcvities choc digestives and so came out on top overall. I think the only answer is to do this every week and buy only the cheaper items from the rival store.
    (sainsbury were still a couple of quid dearer, and ocado, well dont even bother obviously.)
    The basket was a mix of branded and own brand goods; not many value items though.
    :j Don't forget quidco/topcashback - I do!:j
  • p00 wrote: »
    I think the so called price cuts we are now seeing everywhere are really diminishing sizes of products.

    And arent tesco hiking up prices so they can 'drop' them a few pence later?

    Does anyone know if the tins of sweets we see now for £5 or £6 are smaller than when they were £8+?


    Just checked on a previous tin filled with bibs and bobs now. Was 1.3k now, 1.2!!!! with the full sweeties!!!
  • clemmieclemmie Forumite
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    Ive heard on good info Tesco are going to charge people on their new chip and pin forecourts who pay just for fuel in the kiosk.

    This is bad if its true!

    Tesco are already 3p a litre dearer for unleaded compared to Asda in my area, as I discovered to my cost yesterday.

    Their Chilean red wine has gone up from £2.49 to £2.98 this week. Probably to help them cover their losses in Matching Asda's 3 for £10 on certain wines.
  • JoseChungsDoomsdayJoseChungsDoomsday Forumite
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    consider yourselves lucky... my local tesco has had a really hard time getting supplies - empty shelves, bread being sold one day before it expires etc makes me wonder whats happening with their business model that this can happen...
  • losthourlosthour Forumite
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    Tesco are still the chapest for me using mysupermarket.

    What has happened to the price of baked beans? They were 18p now 29p everywhere?!
  • Thanks losthour for posting about the baked beans. Recently we have been "treating" ourselves to the four packed Branston or HP ones when they are 99p but now they are obviously cheaper than the value ones.

    My daughter and I are now thinking of all the other value lines we occasionally buy and have come across the value marmalade now 35p in Tesco and only 27p in Asda. Unbelievable! I don't put anything past these supermarkets these days.
  • Tinned mandarins.

    Labels changed from Value to La Doria a few months ago (the product is exactly the same - one of the La Doria tins I bought had the Tesco Value label underneath the La Doria label!).

    Purchased at the weekend - price at the till had risen from 11p to 35p.

    Rant: Of course, as usual in this Tesco, no-one had bothered to change either the shelf price or remove the massive yellow price comparison showing how cheap Tesco's price was compared to Asda - who had raised their price on the product a few weeks ago.

    10 minutes standing in a queue to get the difference refunded, then (despite a looooooong queue of smokers waiting to buy cigarettes) the staff member said she could not accept the yellow price comparison label as proof of the shelf price (I was trying to be helpful) and had to check the shelf herself personally.

    Then she wanted to carry on serving, having me wait for a non-existent staff member to appear (she had not put a call out for help) to check the shelf price - what a joke. For the sake of pennies! She even queried whether the product was the item on the receipt (receipt said Mandarines, which she had trouble matching with a tin that said "Broken Manderine Orange Segments" - quote "these are not mandarins, they're oranges and are not on the receipt!")./Rant
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