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    • UKSBD
    • By UKSBD 7th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
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    Rotating Supermarkets and Discounts
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    • 7th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
    Rotating Supermarkets and Discounts 7th Apr 18 at 9:21 AM
    Anyone have any experience of rotating supermarkets and for how long they offer coupons to entice you back?

    I tend to use a local Co-Op most the time, of which I am a member and get 5% discount on own brands.

    I recently started going to Sainsbury's (joined nectar).

    After a few weeks of not using Co-Op I received some coupons and special offers in post.

    Stopped using Sainsburys for a couple of months and have now received a book of, 9 off when spending 60 for 6 weeks, coupons.

    This has got be thinking, is it worth rotating 3 or 4 supermarkets throughout the year and waiting until being enticed back with coupons

    Or is it a one off Sainsburys sending me these?
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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 7th Apr 18, 9:47 AM
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    We usually shop at Lidl and any of the other big supermarkets for bits we cant get from there.

    Last year, Sainsburys were constantly sending us decent MOC's which we made full use of.

    Not had any this year.

    Had a bunch from Tesco which is my least favourite place to shop but you cant not use them can you?
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    • artyclarty
    • By artyclarty 7th Apr 18, 10:12 AM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 10:12 AM
    I haven't had coupons from either Sainsbobs or Tesco in years! Feel like I'm being left out now...
    • UKSBD
    • By UKSBD 7th Apr 18, 11:16 AM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 11:16 AM
    I haven't had coupons from either Sainsbobs or Tesco in years! Feel like I'm being left out now...
    Originally posted by artyclarty
    Maybe if you shop at Sainsburys for a few weeks (using your Nectar card) and then stop again, they might send you some.

    I got 54 pound worth (9 for 6 weeks)
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 7th Apr 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 11:56 AM
    We've had some Sainsbury's ones recently - we only tend to go there when we do get coupons, as they're so much more expensive than LIDL for most things anyhow.

    Never had anything from Co-op other than the occasional 'till spit' couplon (usually 1.50 off if you spend 15) .
    • UKSBD
    • By UKSBD 29th Apr 18, 11:22 PM
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    • 29th Apr 18, 11:22 PM
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    • 29th Apr 18, 11:22 PM
    Made a big mistake this weekend :-(

    Rather than doing my shop Online I went and did a shop in store.

    Knowing I had to spend over 60 to make the coupon valid I started loading up my trolley with biscuits, treats, a few things from the Deli, etc.

    Got to the till and rather than having spent my usual 60 or 70 I spent over 110

    I did get a save 15 when spending 50 voucher but I'm going to be really strict with this one, stock up on washing powder, dishwasher tablets, soap, toothpaste, tinned food, etc. and only spend 51
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 30th Apr 18, 12:24 AM
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    That's why I usually ignore the vouchers that Tesco send me. They started with money off a 60 shop and have dropped to money off a 40 shop. Problem is that I rarely spend over 20 each visit and wont spend another 20 to save 6 or whatever. That's not MSE.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 30th Apr 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 9:37 PM
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    There is someone down my road that does online groceries and the supermarket changes every few weeks as they must have got some coupons from Sainsburys and they were the recent supermarket delivery.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 30th Apr 18, 9:39 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 9:39 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 9:39 PM
    That's why I usually ignore the vouchers that Tesco send me. They started with money off a 60 shop and have dropped to money off a 40 shop. Problem is that I rarely spend over 20 each visit and wont spend another 20 to save 6 or whatever. That's not MSE.
    Originally posted by Money maker

    I haven't shopped at Tesco since November when my coupons were 9 off 60 - you can use them for clothing and alcohol - if you go through scan n go or self scan, They last sent me some 80 vouchers, How do they think from not shopping there for 4 months make me want to spend 20 more/.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 8th May 18, 4:22 PM
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    I haven't shopped at Tesco since November when my coupons were 9 off 60 - you can use them for clothing and alcohol - if you go through scan n go or self scan, They last sent me some 80 vouchers, How do they think from not shopping there for 4 months make me want to spend 20 more/.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Got some coupons through the post today from Mr T and they are 3x 8 off 40. That's more like it and I will keep close to the 40 as use the scan and go handsets. As you can redeem the vouchers on alcohol and clothing if you use this. Even though T&Cs say exclusions include alcohol and clothing.
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