I do my weekly shopping at Asda. Not due to any economic reason or preference over any others, just because it’s nearest! I generally stick to the in-store brand (although avoid the Smart Price budget range as it’s awful) as it’s good quality stuff and no different to the branded stuff, but it is significantly cheaper. I keep my eye on the offers, although the point made in the above post about a ‘hike and drop’ approach is a very good one – you need to keep your eyes open with those. I generally try and keep my shopping within a set amount, and follow the “Do I need it?” mantra.
I also make use of their Price Guarantee scheme. I keep my receipt and enter the details on their website the day after my visit, and it compares what I spent with what it would have cost at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose. If what I spent comes to less than 10% cheaper (which it frequently does) I get a voucher, which I print off and take with me on my next visit, and it gets knocked off my bill. I’ve had anything from 16p (negligible) to £2.50 (decent), but every little helps. That’s Tesco’s motto, of course, but it applies here. I’ve yet to reach the giddy heights of £7.20, which a colleague showed me a few weeks ago, but that came from a monthly big shop.
To take the full advantage of the asda price guarantee (in store only)do the following
1, keep your asda promotion products (that are cheaper than tesco )seperate from the stuff that is not on promotion.
2,before shopping at asda see the top offers pages on the tesco web site (only buy stuff that you would of from asda ,(not multibuys), but half price or top offers (cheaper in price,not multibuys)
3,compare prices on every product on mysupermarket website (needs to be done on the same day as you shop)
4,when you get to checkout at asda put everything that was the cheaper at asda than tesco through on your 1st transaction.
5, put everything that is cheaper or the same price from tesco through on the 2nd transaction.
i did this yesterday and even though my overall shopping was cheaper at (asda £70.35) (tesco £70.23) i still got a two vouchers for the total of £8.06
6, look out for sneaky savings comfort small £1.00 asda large £3.30 asda,comfort large £1.49 tesco ,after asda price guarantee £1.31
By putting the promo/non promo through on separate transactions you are maximizing your voucher total.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.