MSE Blog: Tesco’s Double The Difference policy left me nearly £50 richer

"As creatures of habit, my fianc! and I tend to go food shopping for the week on a Saturday afternoon. But one particular visit to Tesco was anything but routine…"

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Tesco’s Double The Difference policy left me nearly £50 richer


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  • edited 28 May 2014 at 10:10AM
    dlusmandlusman Forumite
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    edited 28 May 2014 at 10:10AM
    Your maths is a bit suspect ?
    you where originally charged £80 ( £10 * 8 ) - NOT £56 ( £7 * 8 )- and got £48 pounds back - so you paid £32 for 8 boxes


    (EDIT : the blog has been changed since I originally wrote this )
  • edited 28 May 2014 at 9:35AM
    VT82VT82 Forumite
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    edited 28 May 2014 at 9:35AM
    I can understand the glee at noticing you had been overcharged the first time, and that you would qualify for a double refund. If you'd left it there, it would have been a nice story.


    But going back for more so you can effectively rip-off Tesco (yes, this is in essence what you are doing), [text removed by MSE Forum Team]. Embarrassing and shameful!
  • edited 28 May 2014 at 9:35AM
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    edited 28 May 2014 at 9:35AM
    VT82 wrote: »
    But going back for more so you can effectively rip-off Tesco (yes, this is in essence what you are doing), [text removed by MSE Forum Team] Embarrassing and shameful!

    [text removed by MSE Forum Team] Wow, that was rude! Embarrassing and shamefully rude in fact.

    I'd just say she exploited "the system". And being as it's Tesco (rip-off Tesco?? Heaven forbid!) and not Dr Barnardo's, I'd exploit the system if I had the opportunity too. Good for her, I say!
  • edited 28 May 2014 at 1:52AM
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    edited 28 May 2014 at 1:52AM
    It must have taken a while to get around to reporting this story I have been buying 30 Ariel Pods from Tesco during the past week for £5 each not £7. So the blogger got them for £4 each (see dlusman's post above) instead of £5 saving £8 in all. Not quite as impressive as the "nearly £50" claimed.
  • Nada666Nada666 Forumite
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    How can two staffers make such an elementary and easy mistake?
  • dlusmandlusman Forumite
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    Nada666 wrote: »
    How can two staffers make such an elementary and easy mistake?

    And the post made it onto the weekly email. Very poor standards for people who claim to be "experts".
  • Thanks all for flagging the miscalculation in this piece. This has now been corrected.

    So as each box cost MSE Paloma £10 and she received £6 cash back for each box, she essentially bought packs of 30 washing pods for £4 each.

    The saving means she's now got 240 washing pods for a £32 spend.
  • bylromarhabylromarha Forumite
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    The old raging tesco debate...should she have gone back for more?

    Been ongoing since I joined the site in 2004. Where does a bargain turn into greed?
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  • Nada666Nada666 Forumite
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    bylromarha wrote: »
    Been ongoing since I joined the site in 2004. Where does a bargain turn into greed?

    Here's an example (just from post #7, not by the original poster):

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4978867

    I think totallybored should cross New York off their holiday destinations bucket list.
  • MrsE_2MrsE_2
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    I didn't know tesco still did double the difference?
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