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Am I a CF meal deal thief?

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Pinkginxx Fri 08-Mar-19 20:44:00

Calling morality police...
So, my boss has a set lunch. A sandwich, a chocolate bar, a drink. Exactly the same every day. I tend to go on lunch before him so offer to pick up his lunch. The dilemma is this - his sandwich isn’t in the meal deal. In fact it’s a cheap £1 sandwich which for some reason the gods of -Tesco- haven’t included. But the rest of his lunch is. So I take advantage of this and pick up my yummy £2.80 sandwich and that goes through with the other items as part of the deal.
So his lunch costs £3.10 which he gives me. Including my sandwich- which makes it qualify for the deal- it’s £4.10. So I essentially pay £1 for my £2.80 ‘naice’ Sandwich.
After many months of doing this it’s just occurred to me this may be morally dubious. He’s paying what he would pay if he went and got his own lunch. I’m buying the sandwich I would buy anyway. But he’s paying full price and I’m only paying £1. Am I a CF?? confused

ZippyBungleandGeorge Fri 08-Mar-19 20:46:20

Is he paying the same as he would pay anyway? If so YANBU, if you scan it all together the deals come off automatically do you can't avoid it unless you do two transactions which seems like madness

EggysMom Fri 08-Mar-19 20:46:37

If his sandwich isn't in the deal, how much would his sandwich + crisps + drink actually cost him?

HomeMadeMadness Fri 08-Mar-19 20:46:51

No YANBU. He's getting his lunch delivered to him at no additional cost. You're taking advantage of a deal. Win win.

LokisLover Fri 08-Mar-19 20:46:58

I don’t think you are, just think of it as a bonus for doing the leg work.

EhlanaOfElenia Fri 08-Mar-19 20:46:59

Meh, you're the one physically going out and buying it. I wouldn't worry about it. He's not getting cheated. Enjoy your 'naice' sandwich!

Sexnotgender Fri 08-Mar-19 20:48:23

I’d take your nice sandwich as tax for picking their lunch up for them.

BorsetshireBlew Fri 08-Mar-19 20:48:27

His lunch costs £3.10 which he pays. He's not paying any more than he would if he went himself. You get a cheap sandwich as your commission for collecting it!

LEDadjacent Fri 08-Mar-19 20:48:48

No, you’re fine. You’re charging him what it would cost him to fetch his own lunch, and you get a little perk. Enjoy.

justthecat Fri 08-Mar-19 20:48:49

Hell no, he’s getting it personally delivered to him and the sandwich he wants,you’re doing him a favour!

Pinkginxx Fri 08-Mar-19 20:48:59

Was thinking more I should share the ‘discount’... I usually count the extra Clubcard points as bonus for the legwork grin

itswinetime Fri 08-Mar-19 20:50:14

So your not charging him more just getting yours for cheaper? He isn't missing a deal or anything?

Nothing dubious about thatif you scan it all through on one transaction the till would do it automatically!

StealthPolarBear Fri 08-Mar-19 20:50:19

I'm guessing his sandwich is an egg or cheese one where actually the sabdwuch+crisps+drink would cost less than the meal deal.
Still, as your boss I'd want the best value for the whole shop and wouldn't get hung up about this

beenhereages1 Fri 08-Mar-19 20:50:52

Go for it! If my friend/colleague regularly bought my lunch I'd think they were mad for not making use of the deals ( and the Clubcard points!)

Pinkginxx Fri 08-Mar-19 20:51:30

Yes he’s paying the same, I’m just getting my £2.80 sandwich for a £1.
I’m over thinking this aren’t I grin

MRex Fri 08-Mar-19 20:51:44

If you were getting my lunch then I'd be happy for you to take advantage of the deal. It's only sensible really.

StealthPolarBear Fri 08-Mar-19 20:52:24

Yes you are! If he's paying the same then in his position I'd be annoyed if you weren't effectively getting a discount

SurgeHopper Fri 08-Mar-19 20:52:29

God I really do not know about this one

TinselAndKnickers Fri 08-Mar-19 20:52:50

You also use your break to get his lunch so he doesn't have to use his going out to the shop. You deserve your fancy sandwich!

UnexpectedButExpected Fri 08-Mar-19 20:55:23

It depends if he chose his lunch off his own bat or was persuaded by into getting the meal deal by a wiley immoral subordinate you. grin

ApolloandDaphne Fri 08-Mar-19 20:56:17

Think of the Clubcard points as your reward for the act of collecting the lunch and the saving as paying for your time.

RavenLG Fri 08-Mar-19 20:57:30

If he would be paying the same regardless then it literally doesn’t matter. He should get off his arse and get his own lunch to be honest. Although how is a £1 sandwich a drink and a bar of chocolate £3.10 seems really expensive but I’m a tight git grin

hiddeneverything Fri 08-Mar-19 20:57:40

Hahaha love it! Ask him!

StealthPolarBear Fri 08-Mar-19 20:58:44

Paying full price it could be #1. 20 for a bottle of Coke and £1 for a kit kat or whatever

Pinkginxx Fri 08-Mar-19 20:59:58

@UnexpectedButExpected he has exactly the same sandwich and drink every day. Then gives me a choice of chocolate bars that he likes. I choose the one that’s in the deal over the one that isn’t... I’m an immoral insubordinate aren’t I?
Sorry for the drip feed sad

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