Tesco Clubcard holders warned over shopping mistake that could mean you pay MORE

SHOPPERS have been warned against Tesco Clubcard prices because they might not be the cheapest option.

Thousands have Clubcard vouchers which need to be used within the next couple weeks before they expirebut are the bargains worth it?

Tesco clubcard could be more expensive than other prices on the shop floor

Tesco clubcard could be more expensive than other prices on the shop floor信用: 阿拉米

Having a Clubcard usually means you can access reduced prices on groceries, homeware and more at Tesco.

You can sign up for free on the Tesco website where you’ll need to set up a Tesco account first if you don’t already have one.

Once you’ve signed up by filling in your personal details, you’ll need to allow up to 24 hours between the application and completion of your Clubcard registration to be a member.

Once you receive your Clubcard, you can start earning points. You’ll collect one point for every £1 you spend in-store and online, 或每花费 2 英镑购买燃料一分.

每一个 150 points is then turned into £1.50, and these points can be redeemed as vouchers towards other food shops, or for meals out in participating restaurants.

By scanning your Clubcard at the till, any items you buy which offer a yellow reduced price on the shelf will be automatically processed.

但, the question is, are these reduced prices much of a bargain?

One lady posted a shocking discovery to Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UKwhere she found not such a savvy deal.

She compared two toilet rolls, one with a Clubcard price and one without.

Both prices were the same£8.50except the one without the Clubcard price had 24 rolls in the pack compared to the other, 其中有 16.

So you’d be getting more for your money by purchasing the non-Clubcard item.

她写了: “Don’t let the Clubcard prices catch you out!

Just because it’s on the Clubcard price doesn’t mean it works out better.

Other Facebook users were taking note of the discovery, 一个帖子: “I always work things out like this, a fab tip for those who don’t!”

另一个说: “These Clubcard prices are a load of bull since they came out!”

And one more put: “Sometimes a yellow price ticket isn’t the bargain it appears to be.

How can I find the best prices?

Using a Clubcard isn’t the only way you can find bargains at the supermarket.

You’ll definitely want a range of ways to find the cheapest prices.

毕竟, food bills are rising by the second, increasing by around £533 a year because of inflation.


To start with, supermarket scanners can help you tally up the cost of your shop before you reach the checkoutstopping you from going over budget.

It can help you if you normally meal-prepmaking sure you stay consistent with costs calculate as you buy.

Scanners are available in 塞恩斯伯里的, 乐购 和更多, but you might need to have their apps installed first. There will be a section telling you how to access one.

Loyalty schemes

还, to keep customers coming back, supermarkets often launch loyalty schemes.

例如, you can get vouchers, exclusive money-saving deals and lower prices on grub by signing up.

They’re usually free to join too, so you have nothing to lose by scanning your loyalty card next time you shop.

You might even find your bill automatically lowers at the checkout when you do this.

Bend down

Supermarkets tends to put more expensive brands at eye-level, so one way to slash your spends is to bend down.

On the lower shelves you’ll find cheaper items like own-brand goods that are just a fraction of the cost.

The supermarkets try on this layout trick so that consumers spot the top dollar products first and, particularly if they’re in a rush, will add them straight to their basket without a second thought.

同时, all the budget bits are on the bottom shelf where they’re less visible, and likely to go quietly unnoticed.

Shopping around

Shopping at cheaper supermarkets can help shave money off your bill.

Research from consumer website Which? 例如, revealed that shoppers were spending £10.15 more on their shopping at Waitrose compared to budget supermarket Aldi.

You could try mix and matching your shop toodon’t feel like you have to buy everything from one shop as some items might be cheaper elsewhere.

The only downside to this is travel costsyou might use up a bit of petrol shipping around to different stores on the hunt for the best bargain.

There are also schemes and grants that offer the most hard-up a helping hand.

Most major supermarkets have their own offers and grants goingand you can read about them 这里.