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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 27th May 14, 6:07 PM
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    MSE Blog: Tescoís Double The Difference policy left me nearly £50 richer
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    • 27th May 14, 6:07 PM
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    MSE Blog: Tescoís Double The Difference policy left me nearly £50 richer 27th May 14 at 6:07 PM
    "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 routineÖ"

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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 27th May 14, 8:50 PM
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    • 27th May 14, 8:50 PM
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    • 27th May 14, 8:50 PM
    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 )
    Last edited by dlusman; 28-05-2014 at 9:10 AM.
    • VT82
    • By VT82 27th May 14, 11:15 PM
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    • 27th May 14, 11:15 PM
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    • 27th May 14, 11:15 PM
    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!
    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 28-05-2014 at 8:35 AM.
    • Scritti
    • By Scritti 28th May 14, 12:14 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 12:14 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 12:14 AM
    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!
    Originally posted by VT82
    [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!
    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 28-05-2014 at 8:35 AM.
    • alanq
    • By alanq 28th May 14, 12:15 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 12:15 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 12:15 AM
    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.
    Last edited by alanq; 28-05-2014 at 12:52 AM.
    • Nada666
    • By Nada666 28th May 14, 4:35 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 4:35 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 4:35 AM
    How can two staffers make such an elementary and easy mistake?
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 28th May 14, 7:51 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 7:51 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 7:51 AM
    How can two staffers make such an elementary and easy mistake?
    Originally posted by Nada666
    And the post made it onto the weekly email. Very poor standards for people who claim to be "experts".
    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 28th May 14, 9:04 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 9:04 AM
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    • 28th May 14, 9:04 AM
    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.
    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 29th May 14, 8:49 AM
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    • 29th May 14, 8:49 AM
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    • 29th May 14, 8:49 AM
    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?
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
    • Nada666
    • By Nada666 29th May 14, 9:47 AM
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    Been ongoing since I joined the site in 2004. Where does a bargain turn into greed?
    Originally posted by bylromarha
    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
    I didn't know tesco still did double the difference?
    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 29th May 14, 9:55 PM
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    I didn't know tesco still did double the difference?
    Originally posted by MrsE
    Yup. Had one last week on those Dairy Milk/Ritz packs.
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
    • eadieb
    • By eadieb 30th May 14, 8:46 PM
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    Last week I popped in tesco for a sandwich and spotted a brand cereal my kids eat was on special offer so I bought 2 packs. As I walked from the till I thought it seemed a higher charge than I expected and on the receipt the cashier had rung through one box on its own and then a 2 x box. so I had been charged for a box i did not have. went politely to the customer services and she refunded me the box and doubled it which I had not expected. however this was a mistake of the cashier rather than a computer glitch.
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