Several smaller packs cheaper than larger pack

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
28 replies 3.6K views
glider3560glider3560 Forumite
4.1K Posts
Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
✭✭✭✭
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
Thought the stores had stopped doing this...

ASDA Chosen by You Cook From Frozen Chicken Breast Fillets 500g £1.97
ASDA Chosen by You Cook From Frozen Chicken Breast Fillets 1kg £5.00

Buy two of the smaller packs, get the same amount of chicken but pay £1.06 less :o

«13

Replies

  • Owain_MoneysaverOwain_Moneysaver Forumite
    11.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    They probably sell more of the smaller packs, which are also easier to handle and useful for people who want to buy smaller packs of things so they're "fresher" (although this isn't really relevant for frozen chicken pieces).

    Just think of it as saving money is your reward for paying attention at school!
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
  • EdwardiaEdwardia Forumite
    9.2K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Sainsbury's has done this before with pasta. Also if you're buying some of their beer offers it might be a saving if you buy the more expensive ones and dearer if you want say 3 of the cheaper ones.
  • bambosbambos Forumite
    284 Posts
    Debt-free and Proud!
    I had the same at Tesco this week.

    3litre Juicee £2.98

    Or x2 1L for £1.50 so four litres for £3
    House renovation savings £25,000/£25,000
    Emergency fund £1000

    When you hit rock bottom the only way is up!

    If you believe in yourself you can climb mountains
  • zygurat789zygurat789 Forumite
    4.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭
    A Tesco buyer told me the smaller pack was a loss leader for comparison with other supermarkets, the larger pack was the economic price.
    The only thing that is constant is change.
  • robin58robin58 Forumite
    2.8K Posts
    zygurat789 wrote: »
    A Tesco buyer told me the smaller pack was a loss leader for comparison with other supermarkets, the larger pack was the economic price.

    But anybody with sense would buy the smaller cheaper packets that give you more for your money than the big packets.

    No wonder with this type of arithmetic Tesco is losing money.
    The more I live, the more I learn.
    The more I learn, the more I grow.
    The more I grow, the more I see.
    The more I see, the more I know.
    The more I know, the more I see,
    How little I know.!! ;)
  • stephen77stephen77 Forumite
    10.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    It happens in many supermarkets on a variety of products from foods to washing powders.


    I often look at price per kg as my guide.


    As above it can be often cheaper to make smaller packs as the manufacturer is geared up to that portion size.
  • mamanmaman Forumite
    25.1K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    stephen77 wrote: »
    It happens in many supermarkets on a variety of products from foods to washing powders.


    I often look at price per kg as my guide.


    As above it can be often cheaper to make smaller packs as the manufacturer is geared up to that portion size.


    I always do that.
  • zygurat789zygurat789 Forumite
    4.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭
    robin58 wrote: »
    But anybody with sense would buy the smaller cheaper packets that give you more for your money than the big packets.

    No wonder with this type of arithmetic Tesco is losing money.

    But, as you will see reading on this board, not everyone actually compares the price of the large and small sizes because they haven't time, can't be bothered or the items aren't anywhere near each other, and if they did some would be unable to decide which was the better value judging by the standard of maths in the UK today.

    You and I might get the bargins but I doubt Tesco lose that much by this practice, however, this is the sort of marketting that drives Tesco customers into the shops of the discounters.
    The only thing that is constant is change.
  • stephen77stephen77 Forumite
    10.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    zygurat789 wrote: »
    But, as you will see reading on this board, not everyone actually compares the price of the large and small sizes because they haven't time, can't be bothered or the items aren't anywhere near each other, and if they did some would be unable to decide which was the better value judging by the standard of maths in the UK today.

    You and I might get the bargins but I doubt Tesco lose that much by this practice, however, this is the sort of marketting that drives Tesco customers into the shops of the discounters.

    Even the discounters do this.
    Some the pricing makes no sense what's so ever.
  • stephen77stephen77 Forumite
    10.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    I find crisps and chocolate the weirdest in pricing.

    Especially on the likes of Cadbury on multi packs. big bars, small bars especially as they often promoting certain lines the pricing is all over the place.
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Ultrafast broadband upgrades

Being made available to more English counties

MSE News

30+ ways to stop scams

Incl tips to spot 'em & what to do if you're scammed

MSE Guides

£37 of No7 beauty products for £12

Available online and in stores

MSE Deals