Went to Tesco Extra at Watford today armed with my vouchers (and Head Office authority - not needed).
Sought out said bored young male at a checkout with with no queue who (poor chap) had been on since 04:30 and got chatting about the football after asking if he would accept my vouchers even though I had not bought the product.
No problems......accepted them all except bio life PetalCleanse which they do not stock. The £2 Durex and a couple of others did not scan so they went in as "Coupon NS" (non-specific).
Ended up with £2.85 off Not bad for a first attempt
Disaster - checked my bill in the car park and they had overcharged on my bananas and only given me 20p on the Durex.....I am sure these transactions were not related
Anyway went back to Customer service and smiled sweetly at the girl behind the counter and explained the above....no problem refunded the difference on the bananas and same for the voucher in cash.
Result ....... £4.65 off a £30 shop ;D - 15.3% reduction for the purists and paid by AMEX (another 1%). I'll volunteer to do the shopping again next week...beats the decorating ::)
PS The highest value voucher to use is the £2 Durex and if used weekly, it does wonders for your street cred 8) and your pocket.
Travellers returning to England in Oct
Incl Sky, the AA & more
London, Harrogate & Shepton Mallet