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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 7th Sep 10, 2:10 PM
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    1p finds at Tesco thread
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    • 7th Sep 10, 2:10 PM
    1p finds at Tesco thread 7th Sep 10 at 2:10 PM
    31 January 2012

    What's the deal?

    We’ve had a host of reports from canny forumites that Tesco is selling a raft of items for just 1p. We originally highlighted this in Sept 2010 but have updated the post below with recent finds. Bargains currently on offer include Lindt balls, calendars & Xmas chocs.

    If you're reading this thread in full, you'll need to go to the last pages to see the most recent bargains found

    It's worth noting that with people flooding into stores, a few MoneySavers have not had a good reception from staff. It’s worth being aware of this.

    Yet when we spoke to Tesco's press office (last Sept) and its official statement was "It’s not a systems error. These lines are discounted stock, they’ve been reduced to clear. The 1p stock is rare and won’t be available in each store."

    So, while every store reserves the right not to sell stock if there is a genuine pricing error, in most of these cases they should sell it to you.

    Current 1p spots, Jan 2012

    Below are examples of forumites’ current 1p Tesco spots in store over the last few weeks (Jan 2012). In the past there have been many more 1p finds but we still thought it worth a mention still. Huge thanks for all their help.

    Please press reply to add yours at the thread's end. Do include barcodes if you can, as that helps those without price-scan machines track bargains down.

    • Lindt chocolate balls
    • Chocolate lollipops
    • Chocolate tree decorations
    • Advent calendars
    • Chocolate santas/reindeers

    Want more - seen more?

    Scan through the forum (the most recent posts are at the end, on the last page), to see what forumites have found - and please add your own by clicking reply.

    How to find 'em

    These hidden bargains are not marked as 1p on the shelves, but scan at 1p when you get to the tills.

    The easiest way to check is to beep the barcodes on Tesco’s price-scan machines. Yet these are only available at certain stores, so the alternative’s to swipe the bits at the self-service checkouts or the till (if it's not 1p and you don't want it, just cancel).

    Do remember that, while many 1p bargains been found in multiple shops, they do vary from store to store. This is a bit of fun, NOT a guaranteed deal.

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    Is this legit?

    The law on this is simple. If your items scan at 1p at the checkout, Tesco staff can reject the sale and tell you it can't be bought. However, if it accepts your money, the deal's done and the product is yours at that price – there is no comeback (unlike when this happens online).

    Buying a few 1p bits as part of a normal shop will help. Yet march up to the counter with 10 umbrellas and 10 shampoos, and the cashier may not sell them to you for 20p.


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    • EMMAP
    • By EMMAP 30th Apr 13, 12:35 PM
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    I managed to get one box of Caburys 'thank you' chocs for 1p today. Shame there was only the one box as I'd have liked to give some as gifts. Still, glad to have found one. Yum.

    No milk tray available.
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  • yorkshirewife
    Went to Tesco at Hindley after scouring the store found one item but was told by staff that they are full price not have not been told otherwise. My sister went to the Leigh store was told items full price but when these are reduced to 1p not allowed to sell them and that the store throw them away. I wish all stores would get their act together.
  • traceyamandataylor
    1p Football Soap on a Rope
    My local Tesco had black and white football soap on a ropes which scanned at 1p at the customer scanner. I bought all 26 that were left (I'm massively involved in my twins' footie team and club!) and they scanned through the till at 1p. The assistant was lovely and I had no problems at all. Barcode ended in 3365.
    • willo65
    • By willo65 1st May 13, 9:17 PM
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    Cadbury large "thank you" box
    Managed to get 6 boxes from local tesco express, they weren't priced, just on the clearance shelf.
    • dharm11
    • By dharm11 3rd May 13, 9:58 AM
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    Baileys Christmas selection box 280g, red colour with snowflake pattern are 1p. Also i found a red coloured bus shape tin of chocolates they are also 1p.

    I wouldn't ask the staff to find them, they would most likely act clueless or say something to fob you off then go looking for them for themselves.
    • Treacle1983
    • By Treacle1983 4th May 13, 11:31 AM
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    Apparently the extra large size candy king cups.
    Where you fill your own cup up and normally £4
    Is scanning at 1p in a lot of tesco's

    Not tried myself yet - spotted on the 10 ways to save money as a student fb page
    Not really comping any more as too ill - but hoping to win £1000+ in 2017 in cash prizes - watch this space!
    • Julie0511
    • By Julie0511 7th May 13, 4:15 PM
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    Hi everyone, just thought I'd let you know that I popped into my local Tesco Metro today and thought I'd have a look for some of these 1P bargains everyone's been talking about. No luck! But on my way to the till I came across a stray bag of Malteasers Bunnies, it didn't have a label or anything but I thought I'd see what it scanned at - 1P! I was so pleased. It was the last packet in the shop, but there might be some in other stores for you all to find. The barcode ends 8879.
    Happy Hunting!
    • cg1982
    • By cg1982 26th Jun 13, 1:19 PM
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    100 pack of Tic Tacs (barcodes ending 0529 & 2951 – proof)
    Jacob’s Savoury Crackers 200g (barcode ending 8099)
    Jelly Belly bags (barcode ending 8017)
    Fizzers sweets (barcode ending 3477)

    wine gums ( bags)Barcode ending 7285

    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 27th Jun 13, 7:37 AM
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    Walkers Sensations Crisps That Sweet Chilli @ Tesco scanning at 1p

    according to a poster on hduk.

    It's only the 90g size, usually on a clip strip
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 27th Jun 13, 7:42 AM
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    100 pack of Tic Tacs (barcodes ending 0529 & 2951 – proof)
    Jacob’s Savoury Crackers 200g (barcode ending 8099)
    Jelly Belly bags (barcode ending 8017)
    Fizzers sweets (barcode ending 3477)

    wine gums ( bags)Barcode ending 7285
    Originally posted by cg1982
    Someone's read your post!

    (not me, hduk again)

    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 2nd Jul 13, 5:28 PM
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    And now, Cadburys Caramel Bunnies scanning at 1p

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