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MSE News: Nectar points cut in half at Sainsbury's and points for bag reuse scrapped
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I spent £40 the other day
The rule is 'take two baskets into the store'
Before you leave home, or using your tablet in-store (if you dare), check mysupermarket.com to compare Sainsburys against Asda prices today.
If Sainsburys is cheaper, put it in basket 1.
If Asda is cheaper put it into basket 2. (at least 10 items to qualify for price match).
Checkout basket 1 and you get your maximum savings against Asda.
Checkout basket 2 and you get your maximum cash credit for next shop.
(If you check out everything together the savings you could have made on (1) are used to offset against (2) ).
If you have a Tesco nearby, you can get really into this and pop into Tesco on the way home for the items that are cheaper than both Asda and Sainsburys !
OK - a bit 'sad' and needs dedication, but you can make substantial savings.
Or, alternatively, just avoid Sainsbury's all together. In my opinion it's easily the most unjustifiably overpriced of all the main supermarkets, with the possible exception of the truly ghastly Co-Op. At least in Waitrose you get a selection of premiium/luxury prodiucts. In Sainsbury's you just get the same old stuff just as Sainsbury's 'special' prices.
This is a right PITA if you buy a CD, DVD etc which costs £9.99. Only can use £7.50 of Nectar points. Then paying £2.49.
So that softens the blow of losing the bag re-use points for me anyway as I don't want to use credit to get points anymore. I don't work for Sainsburys, just wanted to move to Vodafone without paying their top whack prices, so the points deal is a bonus on top that Sainsbury didn't have to do and should have been shouting from the rooftops for all the people without cars.
What's the worst thing that happens, you have the double points for 30 days for nothing and then go back to whoever you normally used if you're out of contract.