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    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 17th Jan 08, 10:01 AM
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    1p Energy Saving Bulbs
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    • 17th Jan 08, 10:01 AM
    1p Energy Saving Bulbs 17th Jan 08 at 10:01 AM
    18 March 2008
    What's it about?

    Tesco is currently offering energy saving bulbs for 1p each. It expects quite a stampede, so the offer's limited to four per customer. The deal includes both bayonet and screwfit bulbs, and there are several different brands available at 1p, including Tesco's own brand. These normally cost about £1.50 each, so this is a great bargain.

    Where can I get them?

    Bulbs are available both in store and online (there's a delivery charge for online shopping). If you're not sure where your nearest Tesco is, then use its store locator to find out.

    But at that price won't they run out?

    The offer was launched on 12 March it's been so popular already some people are reporting them not being available in their nearest stores. If you're making a special journey then it's worth ringing your store to check before you leave home.

    P.S. This deal was originally spotted by MoneySaver Gerf below. This post was inserted so we could give you the full lowdown. Thanks for the top spot!

    For more energy saving tips, read the Cheaper Gas & Electricity article.

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    • janem2
    • By janem2 13th Mar 08, 8:17 AM
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    Not at Tesco North Harbour at 8am today......
    tried 3 different bulbs with the 6 green flash - all came up at around 1.38....
    Maybe it will kick in later but just a heads up for those of you that are in Pompey.....

    • withabix
    • By withabix 13th Mar 08, 8:36 AM
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    I've just been to Tesco in Carlisle (Rosehill) on my way to work and can CONFIRM that these lightbulbs were on sale for 1p on the shelves.

    I filled two carrier bags for 50p, however it was a bit of a battle with all the Tesco staff who were filling baskets themselves as soon as they arrived for work!!

    Went through self service tills (with a queue of staff who were doing the same thing) and there were no eyebrows raised.

    I couldn't beleive there were still any there at 7.45am!!

    Quite a lot of General Electric, Tesco Energy and Tesco Value branded bulbs were 1p, but it is only about 1/3 of the range they stock. The rest were normal price.
    Last edited by withabix; 13-03-2008 at 8:42 AM.
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    • tigergold
    • By tigergold 13th Mar 08, 9:53 AM
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    I think we can safely say that we are all gratful to the OP judging by the number of thanks OP has. Its worth a look
    • Tiby
    • By Tiby 13th Mar 08, 10:00 AM
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    Thanks a lot OP just got 15 of the bulbs for 15p. Some of the tesco's own are still scanning at the normal price but the GE ones were 1p and a few of the tesco's were 1p as well.
  • Pollywallydoodle
    No change to the SEL in our Tesco - but went through at 1p - so Im happy
  • offerto
    just been down to tesco, and spent a few minutes walking back and forth to the price checking scanner, some scanned @ 1p others at full price.
    here`s what scanned at 1p for me -
    tesco bayonet fitting x 11 watt
    tesco bayonet fitting x 9 watt
    tesco bayonet x 20 watt
    tesco screw cap x 9 watt
    general electric large screwcap fitting x 20watt
    (all 6 year life)
    bought 28 in total for 28p, asst helped scan them all through the self-scan, got them home to find 29 in bag- so got 1 free
  • ladysparklexx
    Many thanks op got ten this morning, going to get hubby to put them all up later. Did have a manager by them though stating their bulk buy policy was six of each item, one woman asked of each type and he said no you can have 6 light bulbs like you can only have six of any other type of thing in store. I picked up six hubby picked up six and gave 2 tio his mum and we left the woman arguing that how come they have never complained at her buy 20 tins of cat food at a time
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    • $&*"($&(
    • By $&*"($&( 13th Mar 08, 11:01 AM
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    Thanks to OP. I've just picked up 6 at 1p each in Tesco Abingdon.
  • giddy-aunt
    What utter rubbish. This is not about pointing out a hoax, its been about a one person crusade about any old rubbish you come up with. Readers are interested in the grabbit, not what you think of government legislation or the MD of Tesco.
    Thanks to the OP for what turned out to be a real genuine bargain grabbit.
    Originally posted by keith99
    Here Here

    Great find!
    Went down to Tesco Llanelli this am-got a variety of lightbulbs-all 1 pence.

    Thanks again OP.
    • ashcarrot
    • By ashcarrot 13th Mar 08, 12:17 PM
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    Yay I got some, its not all the 6year one the spirally ones are full price and so is the normal bulb looking ones.
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  • PrincessPinky
    Hi, I managed to get some 1p Tesco and GE Bulbs from Tesco, Bar Hill.

    They had not changed the shelf edge label, and they were putting lots of new bulbs out.

    You do need to check as some as mentioned above in posts, are still full price.
    • BaileyB
    • By BaileyB 13th Mar 08, 12:32 PM
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    This is only on the normal standard fittings one not the small screw as tested all them and came up full price.

    But thanks OP managed to get 20 or so of the normal (screw and push) ones in 40/60 and 100watt.

    This is also on the spiral ones aswell
    • mrs lds
    • By mrs lds 13th Mar 08, 12:39 PM
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    mrs lds
    my spiral lightbulbs cameup at 2.94 each and the sa said that was a mistake and reduced them to1 p each I got 4 of them
  • phil_2006
    Thanks OP.

    Managed to get 18 today. Went through the self scan and the woman stopped me half way through and made me look like a criminal! She said only 6 allowed (as I had 8 of one type) so I asked if it was 6 of each type, she said no, 6 in all and then a supervisor came up behind her and said it was 6 of each type. Felt like a blooming shoplifter the way she spoke to me. Think I may complain to CS.
  • 1OTC
    yeah wot does he mean??/
    are they not in the sale now??
    Originally posted by Forgetful
    Was told to remove them from sale, thats all!!

    Good luck to those who find them!
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 13th Mar 08, 12:48 PM
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    thanks op

    Got 8 in total, 4 standard, 4 spiral 60W all 1p each

    8p in total!!
    • By JIMBOBC 13th Mar 08, 12:56 PM
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    Are candle energy savers included?

    Thanks to the OP!
    • kadiekaismummi
    • By kadiekaismummi 13th Mar 08, 12:59 PM
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    Have them for 1p in hookwood tesco (gatwick) too!
    • BaileyB
    • By BaileyB 13th Mar 08, 1:16 PM
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    I posted this on HOTUK so thought i put it here to help people

    SCREW CAP - LARGE (Normal Fitting)

    9 Watt (40w) Stick
    11 W (60w) Stick
    20 W (100w) Stick

    BAYONET CAP - LARGE (Normal Fitting)

    9 Watt (40w) Stick
    11 W (60w) Stick
    20 W (100w) Stick


    11 Watt (60w) Screw
    11 Watt (60w) Bayonet

    The Small Screws one and ones that looked like light blubs were normal price, these were normal price but scanned at 1p each
  • Merlot
    I cleared tesco out this morning, I bought 41 energy saving lightbulbs for 41p. Some for mum, my sister and the neighbour, however when I was at the checkout a man dressed in a shirt and tie came up to me and said "we operate a bulk buying policy at this store, no more than 10 of each item", I said "where is the sign?, I haven't seen one" "You've got me on that one, I don't know where it is" and walked away.

    My best bargain to date.

    Every little helps.
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