MSE News: Asda offers price match refund guarantee



  • tabouleh
    tabouleh Forumite Posts: 37 Forumite
    I wanna tell everyone on this money-saving site that ASDA PRICE GUARANTEE IS TOTALLY MISLEADING - here's why: once ur online u put in the whole receipt and it tells u u have saved on the entirety of ur shopping....this is so lame!
    i wanted to buy muller light yogurts and knowing they were 2x6 for £3 in tesco, but £5 in asda, i thought i'd buy it anyway and claim the £2 back online off my next shop - AND THIS IS WHAT THE STAFF ADVISED ME! But, once online, the stupid thing considered ALL my shoppin - stuff, incidently, i wouldn't have even bought from tesco - and then after a few seconds, and despite recognising the yogurts were cheaper in tesco, the asda site congratulated itself for being cheaper on my overall shop! arrghhh!

    the only way round it, i'd guess, is to buy each item separately, thus get a separate receipt for each thing u buy. as for me, i'm so hacked off with asda, i'm gonna shop elsewhere.

    esp. as i only bought the flippin' yogurts for the cinema voucher, n have given the gelatin-ridden yogurts to s.o. else anyway! huff! - false economy, or what?
  • sinw
    sinw Forumite Posts: 7,771 Forumite
  • bexster1975
    bexster1975 Forumite Posts: 1,576
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    I know exactly what you mean. Problem is, can't buy each item individually as when I did a small shop recently and went online to check it told me I needed to have at least 8 comparable items in my shop to run the price check. So, only guarantee price if you buy more than 8 "comparable" items (whatever that means, I don't remember buying any groceries which were exclusively sold by ASDA!)
    Usual marketing tripe!;)
  • edda
    edda Forumite Posts: 1,057
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    Don't know if Asda have relaunched this marketing scheme, but they were giving loads of information leaflets out about it at our local store yesterday.

    But - I noticed that they have repackaged a lot of their own items (e.g. vitamin pilss, nut snacks). The prices are now higher and/or the weights are less.

    So, guess no overall change when comparing, as other supermarkets have repriced upwards similarly. :think:
  • VoucherMan
    VoucherMan Forumite Posts: 2,763
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    Last time I used it the staff seemed surprised as they hardly got any.

    I think it just isn't worth the effort for most people.

    I only managed because I had bought some stuff that Tesco had on BOGOF. I've decided it's easier to buy items on offer from the proper store. Finding at least eight different comparable items that cost the same or more at Asda is too much like hard work.
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