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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 14th Jun 05, 5:32 PM
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    Tesco BOGOF
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    • 14th Jun 05, 5:32 PM
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    Tesco BOGOF 14th Jun 05 at 5:32 PM
    Not sure wether this belongs here so please can someone move me if I am in the wrong place.

    The other day I was in Tesco buying Vegatable lasgne which is on a buy one and get one free offer. There was only one on the shelf so after I went through the till I asked customer service for a rainy day voucher (yes I know that I am the only perosn on the planet that calls them that!) so she gave me a slip which entitiled me to a free Vegetable lasgne when thye cmae back into stock.

    So today I went into Tesco and picked up two packs, offer still on and went through the till. The voucher was accepted and 1.38 knocked off the bill. So I have actually bought one got two free!

    I suppose everyone already knows this but its worth just checking all the BOGOF shelves just to see if there are any stray packs. Tesco have a polocy of continuous replenishment so I dont imagine it happens often.

    Do any other stores give these slips out. I think Sainsburys do?

    Mary
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  • Paracaine
    • #2
    • 14th Jun 05, 5:54 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Jun 05, 5:54 PM
    Not sure wether this belongs here so please can someone move me if I am in the wrong place.

    The other day I was in Tesco buying Vegatable lasgne which is on a buy one and get one free offer. There was only one on the shelf so after I went through the till I asked customer service for a rainy day voucher (yes I know that I am the only perosn on the planet that calls them that!) so she gave me a slip which entitiled me to a free Vegetable lasgne when thye cmae back into stock.

    So today I went into Tesco and picked up two packs, offer still on and went through the till. The voucher was accepted and 1.38 knocked off the bill. So I have actually bought one got two free!

    I suppose everyone already knows this but its worth just checking all the BOGOF shelves just to see if there are any stray packs. Tesco have a polocy of continuous replenishment so I dont imagine it happens often.

    Do any other stores give these slips out. I think Sainsburys do?

    Mary
    by mhoc
    Wtf is a rainy day voucher? :confused:
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 14th Jun 05, 6:37 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 6:37 PM
    re
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    • 14th Jun 05, 6:37 PM
    Cant think what they call them now maybe "product replacement vouchers". They are slips supermarkets are supposed to give you for instance if a product is on "one buy get one free" or "buy two get one free" offers and they have not got enough packs, you can ask for a slip to collect the missing one next time you are in store. Does that make any sense?

    Mary
  • ben500
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    • 14th Jun 05, 6:49 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 6:49 PM
    Wtf is a rainy day voucher? :confused:
    by Paracaine
    They actually call them "raincheck vouchers" all Tesco stores should provide you with one on request, another one of their little public secrets if you know what I mean.

    By the way "raincheck vouchers" apply to ANY offer Tesco run, in the event the item is not available yet on promotion you can request one, also make sure they don't put a limit on the voucher, if they do simply tell them "well actually I was going to buy 350 of these" or whatever figure suits you, Tesco policy is that you should not be disadvantaged by understocking, again raincheck vouchers can be monitored by head office in so much as when you use them out of promo time a special code has to be input into the system and this highlights the fact that stock levels were not maintained for the promotional period yet another disincentive to store managers to follow policy!

    Would you want to willingly point out your mistakes?
    • bright side
    • By bright side 14th Jun 05, 7:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 7:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 7:00 PM
    Been shopping at tesco forever and I never knew they did this!!
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  • Paracaine
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    • 14th Jun 05, 7:06 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 7:06 PM
    Interesting...
  • wolfytom
    • #7
    • 14th Jun 05, 8:49 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 8:49 PM
    The other day I was in Tesco buying Vegatable lasgne which is on a buy one and get one free offer. There was only one on the shelf so after I went through the till I asked customer service for a rainy day voucher so she gave me a slip which entitiled me to a free Vegetable lasgne when thye cmae back into stock.

    So today I went into Tesco and picked up two packs, offer still on and went through the till. The voucher was accepted and 1.38 knocked off the bill. So I have actually bought one got two free!

    Mary
    by mhoc
    Isn't that dishonest at least and deception at worst?
  • ben500
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    • 14th Jun 05, 9:08 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 9:08 PM
    Isn't that dishonest at least and deception at worst?
    by wolfytom
    No dishonesty, no deception, the offer of payment was made and accepted end of story, you could produce a dustbin lid and two kipper bones in payment for your goods if they accept a sale is made if they refuse it isn't.
    The only difference is you are less likely to have your offer accepted if you choose my chosen payment option.
    • Bossyboots
    • By Bossyboots 14th Jun 05, 9:11 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 9:11 PM
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    • 14th Jun 05, 9:11 PM
    Been shopping at tesco forever and I never knew they did this!!
    by karen23

    Me neither and I am now well and truly ticked off. I tried to buy some wine on special two weeks ago. They had none. If I had known this then I would have been able to get the voucher. Of course, no-one told me.

    I won't be so foolish again and I will be speaking to the manager on Saturday about this.
  • pinkonion
    I never knew about this. It's most useful especially as my local Tesco is poorly stocked.

    Does this only apply to BOGOF's or can I ask for one when I see an offer on the edge of the shelf with no product?

    Cheers
  • ben500
    I never knew about this. It's most useful especially as my local Tesco is poorly stocked.

    Does this only apply to BOGOF's or can I ask for one when I see an offer on the edge of the shelf with no product?

    Cheers
    by pinkonion
    It applies to all their promotions.
  • linzz
    Thanks for this very useful information mhoc. My nearest Tesco is 15 miles away so it will be really handy knowing I can get a voucher and not miss out on any offers as I cant keep popping back.

    I knew Sainsbury's used to do this but didn't realise they still did - do they?
  • chardonnay
    thanks will keep this in mind.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 15th Jun 05, 9:22 AM
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    Bogof
    Isn't that dishonest at least and deception at worst?

    No. What is dishonest and deceptive is the pittance it pays all its staff members, its suppliers and farmers. What is immoral is the vast ammount of profits they make, very little of which goes to local communities. What is a disgrace is the way supermarkets force local small shops out of business, not just Tesco but all of the big supermarket chains. Need I go on?

    Couldnt find a thank you button for ben500. Very very surprised to find that raincheck vouchers are not common knowledge. I wish I'd asked for more vaggie lasgne vouchers instead of just the one.

    We watched a programme about Tesco not long ago and they are supposed to have a system of constant replenishment so they should have no excuses.

    Mary
  • rchddap1
    I know Asda do something similar, but I'm not 100% on the details. When we went shopping we were looking for 4 pints of skimmed milk...and they had none. They ended up giving us a couple of vouchers so that we could get the 2 of the 2 pint versions for the same price as what the 4 pint would have cost.

    I'll have to ask if they do raincheck vouchers next time.
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    • BNU
    • By BNU 15th Jun 05, 12:14 PM
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    vaggie lasgne vouchers instead of just the one.

    Mary
    by mhoc
    Surely NOT!!
    I think a call to the Environmental Health Office may be required?!
    Last edited by BNU; 15-06-2005 at 12:18 PM.
    • purplegirluk1
    • By purplegirluk1 15th Jun 05, 12:20 PM
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    Sainsburys do this as well, it is most useful to know. Make sure you speak to a supervisor though cos they are the ones who can give them out, the checkout assisstants don't always know.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 15th Jun 05, 12:21 PM
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    Surely NOT!!
    I think a call to the Environmental Health Office may be required?!
    by BNU
    My spelling has gone completley to pot. I think I have late onset dyslexia LOL

    Mary
  • RubberDucky
    So let me get this straight:

    I can walk into Tesco find any shelf with a BOGOF item which is not in stock, go to Customer Services and say I was going to buy 5 of those but I can't. They then give me a voucher for 5 of product x which I can then produce at a later date to get 5 items of product x for nothing???

    Correct?

    RD
    • BNU
    • By BNU 15th Jun 05, 1:24 PM
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    So let me get this straight:

    I can walk into Tesco find any shelf with a BOGOF item which is not in stock, go to Customer Services and say I was going to buy 5 of those but I can't. They then give me a voucher for 5 of product x which I can then produce at a later date to get 5 items of product x for nothing???

    Correct?

    RD
    by RubberDucky
    I think you would still have to buy 5 to get 5 free, they are rainchecking the offer of BOGOF not handing out free stock!
    Last edited by BNU; 15-06-2005 at 1:46 PM.
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