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It's petty but I need to know if I was right

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NoFucksImAQueen Fri 12-May-17 15:45:15

If you were buying a supermarket meal deal and you picked up and extra drink which of the 2 drinks would go into the deal, the more expensive or cheaper one?
Just had the cashier make me feel stupid

Paddybare Fri 12-May-17 15:46:01

In my experience you always get the better deal. Never seen it the other way around.

FuzzyCustard Fri 12-May-17 15:46:20

The cheaper one.

NellieFiveBellies Fri 12-May-17 15:46:22

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WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Fri 12-May-17 15:46:58

I've been a cashier, and to be kind, I'd put the most expensive one in the deal, but you're not meant to. The cheaper one is supposed to go in the deal.

booloobalooloo Fri 12-May-17 15:47:06

The cheaper every time. X

Beerwench Fri 12-May-17 15:47:13

You usually get the cheapest free

LoudBatPerson Fri 12-May-17 15:47:43

Normally, in my experience, offers are programmed into the tills to make the cheapest item free. So if you buy a meal deal and an extra drink the cheapest would go in the meal deal.

Same as a multi-buy offer when the cheapest item is free.

PippaFawcett Fri 12-May-17 15:48:28

Cheapest free. Nothing to stop you buying the other drink as a separate transaction though which is what I had done, particularly if I had been made to feel stupid!

SorrelSoup Fri 12-May-17 15:48:58

Pay in two transactions!

PippaFawcett Fri 12-May-17 15:49:04

* I would have done *

NoFucksImAQueen Fri 12-May-17 15:49:39

I knew it!
I asked to pay for my coffee separately as it was a third of the price of the overpriced smoothie.
She bloody scoffed at me, said it wouldn't affect the price and that "she'd heard it all now"


NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Fri 12-May-17 15:50:52

Cheapest usually.

LadyPW Fri 12-May-17 15:51:47

Always the cheapest.

NoFucksImAQueen Fri 12-May-17 15:52:50

Cross posted sorrel and pippa. That's what I did.
I wasn't even going to explain why but when I said can I pay for this separately she gave me a look and said um ok as if awaiting an explanation. Shouldn't have bothered explaining myself, she clearly didn't listen anyway and was still dismissive.

robinia Fri 12-May-17 15:53:17

If the more expensive one is part of the meal deal then that's the one that should be used.
I'd walk out if it wasn't!

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Fri 12-May-17 15:54:50

The only place I can think of that automatically gives the most expensive one free is Boots (at least I think they do!)

PippaFawcett Fri 12-May-17 15:55:27

OP, then you can enjoy your weekend knowing you didn't hand over any extra money than was necessary. And the cashier can do one.

daisypond Fri 12-May-17 16:01:05

The cheapest one - I've never seen it be the more expensive one.

HotelEuphoria Fri 12-May-17 16:03:19

deffo the cheaper one yes. On the 3 for 2 makeup at Boots and Superdrug I will always buy three things of a similar value even if it means two mascaras etc and save one for later.

HerOtherHalf Fri 12-May-17 16:11:22

I confused this on first reading as a buy-one-get-one-free scenario but it's not. You should have got the most expensive drink free assuming they were both eligible.

KnobJockey Fri 12-May-17 16:11:33

Boots automatically does it for the best deal for the customer (like on the 3 4 2 at Christmas, it automatically groups the items in order of price). Most places the system gives you the cheapest free.

PersianCatLady Fri 12-May-17 16:16:56

which is what I had done, particularly if I had been made to feel stupid!
If a cashier had tried to make me look stupid I would have gone elsewhere.

Fruitcocktail6 Fri 12-May-17 16:23:33

I would always assume the cheapest one would be in the deal.

I don't really understand what happened from your OP or reply? Did the cashier include the cheaper or the more expensive?

WatchingFromTheWings Fri 12-May-17 16:27:35

I work in a shop.....the till is automatically programmed so it's the cheapest item that goes through. You need to do separate transactions if you want it to work to your benefit. Staff can't override it either.

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