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to think that a 1p off voucher

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Iggly Wed 19-Dec-12 14:54:38

is a bit of a piss take?! I mean, come on sainsburys!! A whole 1p off my next shop? Surely it cost them more to print it than it does to give me the penny off hmm

I won't be using it BTW.

Sirzy Wed 19-Dec-12 14:56:02

I assume it's something to do with their price match thing?

SallyCinnamonandNutmeg Wed 19-Dec-12 14:57:35

Send it to me if you're not going to use it.
Every little helps (or is that Tesco???) smile

GreenyEyes Wed 19-Dec-12 14:57:56

I also had a 1p off brand match thing yesterday, I said to my husband that the bit of paper probably cost them more

EverythingsDozy Wed 19-Dec-12 15:01:11

If its a brand match then I'd say YABU really. People would complain if they worked it all out, found they were owed 1p and weren't given a voucher and even if it does cost more than 1p to print, I doubt they'll be bothered, they make enough profit.
If it was just a random 1p off voucher, then YANBU.

squeakytoy Wed 19-Dec-12 15:01:20

I had a "your shopping today was exactly the same price".. grin

Iggly Wed 19-Dec-12 15:04:47

It is the brand match thing - I wasnt even aware that they gave me a voucher for the money off.

That doesnt change the ridiculousness of it in my eyes.

Sally, you can have but the price of the stamp means it's not worth sending grin

BigShinyBaubles Wed 19-Dec-12 15:11:37

I never get those vouchers because I never buy brands!

ArbitraryUsername Wed 19-Dec-12 15:16:38

At first I used to get money off in the sainsbos brand match, but now I always get a note saying that I 'saved' c.37p. They've probably been analysing the nectar card data so they can maximise their own profits by making it seem like most of their shoppers 'saved' money. That said, we buy very few branded items.

I did once get a voucher for c.£15 off through it. I can't remember what I bought, but they were obviously very uncompetitive on it.

I'd still use the 1p voucher. It means a tiny bit less of my money going to sainsbury's.

Woodlands Wed 19-Dec-12 15:40:28

I nearly always get a voucher saying I have saved money. I think it's clever - it gives you the impression Sainsbury's is cheaper on brands whereas in fact it's the case that I tend to only buy branded items when they are on special offer in Sainsbury's. If they are not on offer I buy Sainsbury's own brand.

reTardis Wed 19-Dec-12 15:42:06

asda have the brand match aswell

ArbitraryUsername Wed 19-Dec-12 15:44:35

Yeah, but our local asda is a total nightmare. There isn't asda less than 5 minutes walk from my house, but I still choose to drive to sainsbury's on the other side of town. And I'd still do that even if i thought asda was going to be loads cheaper. It's always mental in that asda. Not worth it for 37p.

sparkle12mar08 Wed 19-Dec-12 15:46:34

You also have to be very careful that brands they are cheaper on anyway don't cancel out any savings you would have made, because it's tallied over your whole bill. I check before every shop and split my shop into separate parts if I have to and if the money works better that way.

Startail Wed 19-Dec-12 15:55:24

10p of eggs in M&S while buying clothes confused me and the assistant, we didn't realy see the connection between socks, bras and eggs!

Startail Wed 19-Dec-12 15:56:11

2 typos in less than two linesblush

ArbitraryUsername Wed 19-Dec-12 16:02:48

Sainsbury's went through a period of giving me money off vouchers for taste the difference chicken. I'd do a shop and I'd get a huge pile of vouchers for chicken: whole chicken, skin on chicken breasts, skin off chicken breasts, chicken thighs with the bone in, chicken thighs without bones... It was hilarious.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Wed 19-Dec-12 16:04:24

you've got to use it, even if it's only a penny.

think about it - if they give out 2,000 1p offs on that day, if everyone didn't use it because "it's only a penny", then Sainsbury's have made 20 quid out of you, just like that.

take them for all they're worth.

bedmonster Wed 19-Dec-12 16:07:10

Arbitrary, you'd be lucky to find any ttd chicken in my local sainsbuys, its all the nasty stuff. I've given up shopping there based purely on that!

ArbitraryUsername Wed 19-Dec-12 16:10:06

Ours seems to be fairly swanky, as sainsbury's go. In fact, if you go in later on on a Sunday, there's usually very little free-range chicken left but loads of the cheap stuff. And no broccoli. They're always running low on/out of broccoli.

Purplemonster Wed 19-Dec-12 16:19:06

Yes, what is it with Sainbury's and broccoli? I assumed some sort of national shortage but am assured that the other shops have enough stock. Are Sainsbury's clients particularly fond of green veg I wonder? And if so, why don't they bloody order more. Makes me really cross when there's no broccoli.

ArbitraryUsername Wed 19-Dec-12 16:31:23

Me too. I just don't understand why they don't order more. It doesn't seem to matter when you go in either; they're always running low/out.

Iggly Wed 19-Dec-12 18:52:55

Ah but the voucher tells me I spent 1p more than if I'd shopped elsewhere (I think?). So I won't shop there again lies

Maybe they should just add it to your nectar card instead?

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