Crafty way of receiving higher value supermarket vouchers

This may sound a bit weird, but I think I'm onto something to receive high value money off vouchers for the main supermarkets. I'm fortunate to live within 5 minute drive from a large Tesco and Sainsbury's, and I use both their reward cards. But I don't do a major shop in either of them (say over £80-£100). I shop maybe once a week and only spend £20-£30 on average. Now I guess to entice me to spend more, I regularly receive money off vouchers for Tesco that offer £2 off a spend of £20 or £3 off a spend of £30 - that's a 10% saving (and the first weekly voucher is usually a higher percentage, say £3 off a spend of £20). And with Sainsbury's , my latest vouchers are for £6 off a spend of £30 - that's an incredible 20% discount. The trick is to try and restrict my spending to only a few pounds above the voucher minimum spend. I also regularly use the Asda Price Guarantee web check against my receipt. The voucher amount relies on the Asda shopping being 10% cheaper than the other 4 main supermarkets - so it's random and really unknown what you'll get. But my highest price check voucher to redeem on my next Asda visit has been over £3.50 for a shopping of less than £20.

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  • That's interesting, I'm going to try it! Thanks ��
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  • prosaverprosaver Forumite
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    This may sound a bit weird, but I think I'm onto something to receive high value money off vouchers for the main supermarkets. I'm fortunate to live within 5 minute drive from a large Tesco and Sainsbury's, and I use both their reward cards. But I don't do a major shop in either of them (say over £80-£100). I shop maybe once a week and only spend £20-£30 on average. Now I guess to entice me to spend more, I regularly receive money off vouchers for Tesco that offer £2 off a spend of £20 or £3 off a spend of £30 - that's a 10% saving (and the first weekly voucher is usually a higher percentage, say £3 off a spend of £20). And with Sainsbury's , my latest vouchers are for £6 off a spend of £30 - that's an incredible 20% discount. The trick is to try and restrict my spending to only a few pounds above the voucher minimum spend. I also regularly use the Asda Price Guarantee web check against my receipt. The voucher amount relies on the Asda shopping being 10% cheaper than the other 4 main supermarkets - so it's random and really unknown what you'll get. But my highest price check voucher to redeem on my next Asda visit has been over £3.50 for a shopping of less than £20.
    I suppose you have to have a club card?
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  • I definitely get more vouchers from Sainsburys when I spend somewhere in the region of £20-40. When I spend more, I feel like I should be rewarded more but often I get nothing. It's better (voucher-wise) to do more shops of approx £30 than do fewer shops where you spend more money.
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    In the past 12-18 months, I've gone from doing all my shopping at Tesco (spending over £100 a week) to doing only a small proportion of it there as I find better buys at Iceland, Aldi etc - in an average week I now spend around £20-£25 at Tesco. I've never yet had a money off coupon from them, other than the "buy x and save 20p" type coupons you get with your Clubcard tokens. So your theory certainly doesn't work for me, unless they haven't noticed my spending there has plummeted?!
  • That's interesting, I'm going to try it! Thanks ��
    It may take a while for the marketing departments to clock on what you're doing. But hopefully you will get some enticement vouchers through your letterbox in the next few weeks. Meanwhile enjoy Aldi, Iceland, Lidl and all the other cheaper shop ;+)
  • prosaver wrote: »
    I suppose you have to have a club card?
    Yes you do, as the vouchers are accredited against your Tesco Clubcard or Sainsbury's Nectar card. Also, without having a card the stores don't know how much you're spending and what on. Many a bargain I've had on Tesco's cat litter lol
  • newpuppynewpuppy Forumite
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    Like cagsd, I've suddenly gone from doing a weekly online shop with Tesco to virtually abandoning them, because Sainsbury's has been sending me offers I couldn't refuse. Tesco doesn't seem to have spotted this tho, and has just let me go without a fight.

    As for Morrison's, they are a huge let down atm - Match & More card devalued and nothing worth having in vouchers.
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    I often don't do a shop within a week of getting a money off voucher (Sainsbury's) as I'm only shopping for one. Usually spend between £20 and £30 at a time.

    What I am thinking of doing next time is to buy just a few items to see if I get a voucher and then immediately do the rest of my shopping so that I use the voucher then and don't miss the ending date.
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    Frogletina wrote: »
    I often don't do a shop within a week of getting a money off voucher (Sainsbury's) as I'm only shopping for one. Usually spend between £20 and £30 at a time.

    What I am thinking of doing next time is to buy just a few items to see if I get a voucher and then immediately do the rest of my shopping so that I use the voucher then and don't miss the ending date.

    Well, that worked.

    I bought some milk and cheese which netted me a £2 voucher off £20, I then paid for the rest of my shopping and got £2 off.

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    Talking of Sainsbury's they've got a trial website called "My Coupons": https://mycoupons.sainsburys.co.uk

    It uses your shopping habits based on your Nectar card and has some great/not so great bonus points on items.

    Using the site last year I earned 2,461 extra Nectar points (£12.31).

    In terms of Tesco I'll find they'll send me some vouchers for £4 off a £30 spend. Once I've used those they'll then increase it to £40 before going quiet for a few weeks and repeating the offers.
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