Sainsburys offering cheaper fuel with pop, ice cream and washing powder
At the moment, the big thing for the supermarkets is to offer reduced prices on petrol and diesel to shoppers who spend big with them. It’s normally a few pence off the price of a litre if you spend a certain amount instore.
But now Sainsburys are upping the stakes a little bit, and giving you money off if you purchase certain products. From today, you’ll get a voucher for 5p off a litre if you buy any of the following...
• One or more Coke/Diet Coke 24 x 330ml
• One or more Persil 2in1 powder, liquid or capsule
• Two or more Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream 500ml
You’ll get a 5p off voucher for EACH of the items you buy, so you could be looking at a 15p per litre reduction in your petrol spend if you fork out for all three. But what of the sums?
Well, to qualify for the 15p per litre saving, you’ll need to fork out £22.80 (according to prices on Sainsbury’s site). With the average price of a litre of petrol being £135.71, that’ll bring it down to £120.71. Fill up an average-sized 50 litre tank at that price and it’ll cost you £60.35 instead of the full price £67.85.
So you’ll make a saving of £7.50 on your fuel, but will have forked out £22.80 on fizzy pop, ice cream and Persil. Worth it? You tell us.