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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 2nd May 19, 4:18 PM
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    Tesco 'Clubcard Prices' promo to discount up to 200 items - but do the deals stack up? - MSE News
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    • 2nd May 19, 4:18 PM
    Tesco 'Clubcard Prices' promo to discount up to 200 items - but do the deals stack up? - MSE News 2nd May 19 at 4:18 PM
    Tesco's Clubcard Prices promo, first revealed by MoneySavingExpert.com last week, will give members of the supermarket's loyalty scheme discounts of between 15% and 50% in many stores, with a total of nearly 200 items set to be reduced...
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    • Bacman
    • By Bacman 3rd May 19, 6:45 AM
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    • 3rd May 19, 6:45 AM
    Why is there yet another topic posted by MSE staff on this subject?

    For one thing "yeah we get the message" and secondly, Tesco are so expensive on so many items that even if discounted they are still not the cheapest. It is easy to compare the supermarket prices on items (eg mysupermarket.co.uk ).

    If Tesco simply offered vouchers for "spend £20 and get £5 back" across their range then it would get the savvy shoppers in their stores. We have been stung too many times with price hikes and then "reductions" that aren't to take a supermarket at their word when some of them have little credibility for honesty with pricing.


    Rather than appearing to be an advert for Tesco, as per article above, and also only showing a tiny amount of discounted items, it would be better if you'd waited to show all the items and their new price; it would also be highly helpful if the stores not participating were shown - as otherwise many customers will end up either being ripped off at the tills or simply refusing to pay at the checkout and walking out leaving their items.
    Last edited by Bacman; 03-05-2019 at 6:52 AM.
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    • By Consumerist 3rd May 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 3rd May 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 3rd May 19, 1:01 PM
    So, have I got this right ?

    You don't know which stores are particpating and even if you did, you don't know which items will be discounted until you get to the till.

    Will they leave the light on so you can see what you're not doing ?

    What a fiasco.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • VT82
    • By VT82 7th May 19, 8:47 AM
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    • 7th May 19, 8:47 AM
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    • 7th May 19, 8:47 AM
    This promotion sounds like the Waitrose 'choose your own' deals. Which I loathed.


    People. Do. Not. Want. Their. Shopping. Trip. Made. More. Complicated!
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 7th May 19, 9:06 AM
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    • 7th May 19, 9:06 AM
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    • 7th May 19, 9:06 AM
    This promotion sounds like the Waitrose 'choose your own' deals. Which I loathed.


    People. Do. Not. Want. Their. Shopping. Trip. Made. More. Complicated!
    Originally posted by VT82
    Precisely.

    One of the main reasons we switched to, and stayed with, Aldi and Lidl was the simplicity. Very low prices, all the time, no need to hunt out special offers to get a good price, no need to pick and choose amongst 6 brands of near-identical product - quick, simple and easy shopping.

    Brands are a con, and that applies to Tesco too. Most foods come from a limited range of suppliers, the variations in specification aren't huge, and the main distinguishing feature (ignoring the emperor's clothes factor) is simply the price.
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    • By I-LOV-MONEY 8th May 19, 10:04 AM
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    • 8th May 19, 10:04 AM
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    • 8th May 19, 10:04 AM
    You can bet that what you want to buy isn't discounted !!


    I use my Tesco Current Account Visa card, because you get more Clubcard points, but is that included in the offer?


    UPDATE Just rung Clubcard. Firstly I am told the prices are on the shelves, ie normal price and Clubcard price (where eligible!). Secondly the Current Account card is valid for the promotion.
    Last edited by I-LOV-MONEY; 08-05-2019 at 10:49 AM. Reason: further information
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    • VT82
    • By VT82 8th May 19, 10:14 AM
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    One of the main reasons we switched to, and stayed with, Aldi and Lidl was the simplicity. Very low prices, all the time, no need to hunt out special offers to get a good price, no need to pick and choose amongst 6 brands of near-identical product - quick, simple and easy shopping.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    Same here. Whenever I need to do a decent sized grocery shop anywhere other than Aldi, I get a red mist descend that used to be reserved solely for family trips to IKEA.
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    • By Vegastare 8th May 19, 10:29 AM
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    • 8th May 19, 10:29 AM
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    • 8th May 19, 10:29 AM
    It's another of those things that seems as clear as mud.......wait till you come up with the new Nectar at Sainsbury - that pushed me more through Aldi's door and on occasion Tesco and Morrison door.


    Aldi and Lidl get it in one the others don't grasp it !!


    I do not want to be forced into buying 2 pots of yoghurt for £3 - or pay a stupidly high price for one. If these supermarkets want to make a difference to there customer base,stop pushing the buying two madness.



    Aldi and Lidl all the way
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    • 8th May 19, 1:41 PM
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    You can bet that what you want to buy isn't discounted !!


    I use my Tesco Current Account Visa card, because you get more Clubcard points, but is that included in the offer?


    UPDATE Just rung Clubcard. Firstly I am told the prices are on the shelves, ie normal price and Clubcard price (where eligible!). Secondly the Current Account card is valid for the promotion.
    Originally posted by I-LOV-MONEY
    Normal price on the shelf. (i.e. Nescafe Espresso marked at 4.49, Ketchup 1.20)
    The coffee Clubcard Price Discount 2.25 printed on the store till receipt. (therefore 2.24)
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 8th May 19, 3:13 PM
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    I was in my store earlier this afternoon. Just the normal prices on the shelves, with some 'offers' eg BOGOReduced ! Saw nothing specifically for Clubcard holders.


    As there was nothing I specifically wanted I didn't buy anything to see if there was price reduction on the receipt.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 8th May 19, 4:30 PM
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    Yet another unnecessary complication from Tesco, making you go through yet more hoops to get a fair price.

    You'd have thought that they'd have learned by now!

    Aldi/Lidl: constant, simple low prices.

    Tesco: high prices, with the occasional ones matching Aldi/Lidl, but only if you work for them
    • taxspider
    • By taxspider 8th May 19, 8:02 PM
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    I don't entirely get the total loathing of Tesco, but then I live in rural Aberdeenshire where I don't have the luxury of vast choice of shops - my nearest town has a Tesco Express and a big(ish) Coop, so those are my most frequented outlets.

    Yes, Tesco can be more expensive than other shops but it still has decent offers on most of the time if you look for them, though I guess it depends on whether you are prepared to go to more than one shop for your groceries.

    If I'm off to the dentist, in a town 13 miles in the other direction, then I go to the Lidl there because it's cheaper, but most of the time it's not worth the fuel just to go shopping as there's only the two of us and it would cost more than it saves.

    But back on topic, Tesco would be missing an experimental trick if they didn't somehow let customers know where they could save their money before they get to the till. Most folk don't look twice at their receipt so they wouldn't even notice the discount as part of a trolley full.

    Clearly they won't be losing money overall on these offers, even for the savvy ones who only buy those things in Tesco and get the rest of their shopping elsewhere, so why not put the dual prices on the shelf edge? If part of the aim is to get more people to sign up to the Clubcard then surely they need to tempt new customers with something?

    One of my sisters won't have a loyalty card of any description because "I don't want them knowing my shopping habits". I say I don't care if they know I buy dark chocolate, I've had several vouchers for £100 off cottage holidays, plus lots of other things in return so I'm happy. I'd be happier if they were consistently a bit cheaper, but really only because I'm limited by where I happen to live.
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