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chelseababy Wed 05-Apr-17 06:38:13

We don't go to Tesco often so every now and then they send us a booklet of vouchers. For example spend £80 get £8 off. We usually take advantage of this but I've noticed recently that there are all manner of exclusions on the reverse e.g. no alcohol, no F&F clothes. We've been sent a new batch where if we spend £100 we get £15 off so it's a good saving BUT without alcohol or some socks for example, will struggle to spend £100. Does anyone know if Tesco actually enforce these exclusions? Thanks.

kittylester Wed 05-Apr-17 06:47:30

I would imagine that the tills are programmed that way. I think you are falling into a Tesco trap. I don't use vouchers unless it's for buying or shopping in my usual way.

Greenfinch Wed 05-Apr-17 06:58:03

They definitely do enforce these exclusions.
This is another example of companies not rewarding loyal customers.We regularly spend upward of £100 at Tesco each week but have never received such a generous voucher as £15 off.

Anya Wed 05-Apr-17 07:00:23

Yes, the tills are programmed.

chelseababy Wed 05-Apr-17 08:49:31

Greenfinch you are spot on there re loyalty not being rewarded but we are not going to turn down the chance of £15 off if we can help it.

Greenfinch Wed 05-Apr-17 08:56:45

Good for you chelseababy. I would do the same and have done with Sainsbury's

Jayanna9040 Wed 05-Apr-17 09:24:04

All the supermarkets do it if you don't shop there for a while. Even Lidl which I used to love for the simplicity of "this is what we sell, this is the price, buy it or don't buy it." is now going down the special offers route and I noticed yesterday the prices in Lidl have gone up, especially the fruit and veg. The price of expansion I suppose.
Sounds generous but bet they've upped the price on some standard items like toilet rolls to get their money back.
The tills will be programmed to take all the exclusions into account. Also sometimes special offers won't count towards the total so be careful.

jollyg Wed 05-Apr-17 09:27:36

Im afraid Im one of these who does not use a loyalty card anywhere .

There is enough infiltration of our transactions through Mr Google, on line shopping, to give Mr Tesco any more

There used to be good bargains in the Tesco reduced section, alas no more.

leeds22 Wed 05-Apr-17 10:01:06

Most of my shopping is at Tesco and I never get vouchers. I (very) occasionally shop at Waitrose but often get sent a load of £8 off a £40 shop vouchers, which you can spend on anything, including wine and spirits. So I use them as a chance to stock up. If I get 2 vouchers I go round twice!

So much for treating regular customers well.

glammanana Wed 05-Apr-17 10:15:05

If I don't do a regular shop at Ocado they will often send me a voucher for up to £20.00 off an order for £60/80sI use it when I need to stock up on heavier items that I don't have to carry from my car to my house,tins/dog food/cleaning items.
Do Tesco's still do reward points where you can double/triple them according to certain promotions such as children's toys/kitchenware etc.

GrammaH Wed 05-Apr-17 10:15:35

I think you need a Tesco Clubcard leeds22 - makes sense if you mainly shop there. I use Tesco almost exclusively as we live in the heart of the countryside & they used to be the only supermarket delivering out here. I find them excellent & we both have clubcards & get very useful money-off vouchers which we just use for groceries

glossy23 Wed 05-Apr-17 10:25:21

I shop online regularly with Tesco, using the vouchers. I nearly always have some alcohol included, and I still get my discount smile

radicalnan Wed 05-Apr-17 10:46:30

Tesco voucher for days out never appeal to me. I want some bloke to come and dig the garden not a day put at Alton Towers...........

People who live alone don't benefit much because we don't spend enough to get the offers 'spend £60' said Waitrose............where would I put 60 quids worth of baked 27 toilet rolls under the bed from previous offers.

Lincsblue Wed 05-Apr-17 11:14:58

We shop online with Tesco. We use the Clubcard vouchers for my husbands Senior Railcard, annual joint membership of English Heritage and there's usually enough left to ensure a day out at a theme park for gs.

chrissie13 Wed 05-Apr-17 11:16:33

We get these vouchers quite often and try to use them as they are fairly generous, the latest being £6 off £40. We have never encountered any problems with having alcohol included in the amount.

boggles Wed 05-Apr-17 11:44:42

radicalnan - I had the same problem and 'phoned Tesco. The man I spoke to thanked me for taking the time to ring and sent me a voucher for £10 instead.

inishowen Wed 05-Apr-17 12:05:37

I'm a bit annoyed to find out they send vouchers to customers who don't shop in Tesco. We do all our shopping there and don't get such offers.

HootyMcOwlface Wed 05-Apr-17 12:08:19

I've just been sent some vouchers too, spend £40, and I no longer do my main shop there, just use them for the odd item I can't get at Aldi. They try and tempt you back with them, that's the reason, if you shop there regularly you won't get any. If you want to get some, shop elsewhere for a while.

I stopped doing my main shop at Tesco a while ago as in our local store they annoyed me intensely with nearly every single aisle absolutely choc-a-bloc with rude staff pushing those huge trolleys round (internet shopping?), pushing in front of you, blocking the shelves and not moving. Not to mention Tesco's other trick of constantly reducing lines so you can no longer get things you want, no warning, just suddenly ... gone. You might think they are just out of stock that week, but no, never seen again.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Wed 05-Apr-17 12:10:39

I do my main shopping at Tesco because it's very convenient and easy to park except in the mad dash just before Christmas. Voucher or no voucher, I've noticed that the weekly bill has gone up alarmingly over the last few weeks. I don't want to go to Alton Towers either.

Teddy123 Wed 05-Apr-17 12:30:02

I only use Tesco for petrol but I do have a clubcard. They occasionally send vouchers linked to what you've spent and you can convert these on line to CLUBCARD BOOST which makes them worth more. I then swap them for vouchers at various restaurants (prezzo and the line). Sorry I haven't explained this well but my understanding is that £2.50 converted to 'boost' is then worth £10.

sarahellenwhitney Wed 05-Apr-17 13:22:45

No doubt Lidl are jumping on the 'bemoaners' band waggon of 'see,'told you the prices would go up now we are leaving the EU.{wink}

CassieJ Wed 05-Apr-17 15:13:49

Teddy123, Tesco no longer do the "boost". This was phased out last year.

Funnygran Wed 05-Apr-17 16:00:55

These Tesco vouchers do add up especially if you buy petrol at their garage. When they still did the boost offers I bought a new Kenwood mixer which cost me £15. Bargain! I have recently used them to take out a magazine subscription so maybe when that's finished I'll have enough to renew it. Since I do most of the shopping I reckon the vouchers are mine!

Linbrikat Wed 05-Apr-17 16:06:46

"There used to be good bargains in the Tesco reduced section, alas no more."

We go to our local Tesco every Sunday at about 2pm. They bring out quite a lot of perfectly good fruit and veg, usually reduced to 10% of original price, so packs of grapes, strawberries etc down from £2 to 20p. There are also reductions in the chilled and the bread sections, with products usually down to 25% of their original price.

nipsmum Wed 05-Apr-17 16:36:56

I haven't had Tesco vouchers for a long time. I did my shopping online for almost 12 years. Now i do online shopping in Sainsburys and got £18 of my first shop and £8 of my next one. It's worth shopping around if you can. Everyone wants your business.