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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 12th Oct 15, 5:08 PM
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    MSE News: Tesco launches instant price match guarantee
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    • 12th Oct 15, 5:08 PM
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    MSE News: Tesco launches instant price match guarantee 12th Oct 15 at 5:08 PM
    Tesco shoppers will get money off their bills instantly if their grocery shop would have been cheaper elsewhere...

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    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 12th Oct 15, 5:58 PM
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    • 12th Oct 15, 5:58 PM
    Well, that's one reason for me to look elsewhere than Tesco.
    Last 150 quid shop I spent 7 pounds on branded stuff.
    And I only buy branded stuff that is sharply reduced - so the change is very negative for me.
    Last edited by rogerblack; 12-10-2015 at 6:08 PM.
    • ossie
    • By ossie 12th Oct 15, 6:00 PM
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    • 12th Oct 15, 6:00 PM
    Remember you need to have purchased over 10 different items on same bill before they price match!
    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 12th Oct 15, 6:07 PM
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    • 12th Oct 15, 6:07 PM
    Remember you need to have purchased over 10 different items on same bill before they price match!
    Originally posted by ossie
    In principle, as I understand it, 10 items for this offer, not 10 comparable branded items.
    • shinkyshonky
    • By shinkyshonky 12th Oct 15, 7:47 PM
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    • 12th Oct 15, 7:47 PM
    Another marketing wheeze....Simples- just cut prices Tesco, seriously when are they going get it that people are fed up with these marketing /pr tricks
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    • Futuristic
    • By Futuristic 12th Oct 15, 7:52 PM
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    • 12th Oct 15, 7:52 PM
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    • 12th Oct 15, 7:52 PM
    As always, watch how Asda & Sainsbury follow on any similar schemes they run. They will soon axe their own or change it so they give less discounts/codes to monetise.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 12th Oct 15, 9:44 PM
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    It's OK I suppose to brand match.

    But I know Tesco do different sizes/quantitys on some products, so that will limit the savings further.

    But why don't they just sell the items at a lower price in the first place?
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    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 13th Oct 15, 6:16 AM
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    • 13th Oct 15, 6:16 AM
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    • 13th Oct 15, 6:16 AM
    Well it may stop a few of their 'loyal' customers leaving, but many of them probably aren't bothered that they're paying extra anyway.
    I can't see it bringing many back though.
    • photome
    • By photome 13th Oct 15, 7:32 AM
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    • 13th Oct 15, 7:32 AM
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    • 13th Oct 15, 7:32 AM
    wont get me back

    and

    Any discount shoppers get is based on the total cost of the comparable branded items only.


    so not the difference back on individual items but an average of all branded goods you buy...i think
  • archived user
    Currently their price match coupons can only be used from the day after it was issued. Sly.

    Sainsburys brand match, you can use it the same day. So if you have forgotten something or paying for clothes, etc on a separate transaction, then you can redeem it then
    • minislim
    • By minislim 13th Oct 15, 8:52 AM
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    does this cover fuel? or is that wishful thinking?

    as tesco's near me is always the dearest supermarket around!

    yet they still have the sign "saving you ££££'s ever day" down the side of the filling station.

    thats not quite true then is it tescos?
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 13th Oct 15, 9:12 AM
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    Walker's crisps is normally £1.50 for a pack of six 25g, any flavour.

    Tesco is doing 3 for £4, but Sainsburys is simply £1 per six pack.

    So the computer has to work out 3 x six pack is £4 vs. £3, with £1 difference. I'm still munching on the Sainsburys Walkers, so can't be bothered to test the Tesco deal.

    Good test for any one who wants to know whether it's a genuine Price Match.

    Assuming you get 1% cashback on the credit card, getting £1 cash means you are 1p better off, compared to deducting off the bill. For those with TSB 5% cashback, it's 5p per £1.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 13th Oct 15, 9:42 AM
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    So the computer has to work out 3 x six pack is £4 vs. £3, with £1 difference. I'm still munching on the Sainsburys Walkers, so can't be bothered to test the Tesco deal.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    ASDA's price match does that quite happily and it knocks the others out of the water with the "10% cheaper" guarantee and matching own-brand goods. Now if they did that one at the till as well it would be amazing - but they won't because the current scheme relies on the fact that probably only 10% of shoppers can be bothered to do it.
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    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 13th Oct 15, 9:43 AM
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    does this cover fuel? or is that wishful thinking?
    Originally posted by minislim
    Of course not.
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    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 13th Oct 15, 9:45 AM
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    so not the difference back on individual items but an average of all branded goods you buy...i think
    Originally posted by photome
    It's not an "average" - how could it be? It's based on the total spend on branded goods.
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    • puk999
    • By puk999 13th Oct 15, 10:00 AM
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    Supermarkets should just lower prices and stop making customers jump through hoops.
    • Nada666
    • By Nada666 13th Oct 15, 10:20 AM
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    They're closing down and not opening larger stores, taking over local sites, and then turn round and say if you use our shops for a small shop you pay more and don't get the best price. Grotesque.
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 13th Oct 15, 10:50 AM
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    Not a hope in hell of wining me back. I've better things to do than stand in a store checking to see if some fiendishly complex formula has been properly applied at the checkout. And on that point, who still trusts Tesco?

    I'll stick with Aldi and do top-ups wherever I can get a decent price on what I want that Aldi doesn't sell.
    • huggychair
    • By huggychair 13th Oct 15, 11:06 AM
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    Instantly, Instantly! as long as you buy 10 different branded items and at least 1 one of them just happens to be 'on their list'. That's quite a narrow Venn diagram.

    Even if you were lucky enough to conform to the critirum of 'what they want you not to buy' they've already changed the prices, but not the shelf labels.
    Last edited by huggychair; 13-10-2015 at 11:31 AM.
  • archived user
    ASDA's price match does that quite happily and it knocks the others out of the water with the "10% cheaper" guarantee and matching own-brand goods. Now if they did that one at the till as well it would be amazing - but they won't because the current scheme relies on the fact that probably only 10% of shoppers can be bothered to do it.
    Originally posted by KevinG

    95% of my Asda's PG coupons issued was because of the 10% cheaper guarantee. Even it's the cheapest. Last week, my shopping v Morrison's was exactly the same price - £20.40, even with things at different prices. Given a coupon for £2.04.

    My mum shops at Asda, most weeks, apart from when she gets £8 off £40 vouchers from Sainsburys in the post.
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