In the shops now! - Orange you glad Tesco exist?

5 January 2010

When is a deal not a deal? To be honest, I've no idea how to answer a stupid question like that. However, at least my rudimentary numerical skills are better than those trout brained dolts at Tesco who have got yet another crappy Yellow Label offer currently running on their orange juice:
tesco value

That said, Tesco are rather wealthy, so maybe I shouldn't slag their maths off. I can still take umbrage with them being robbing bastards though.


TOPICS:   High Street News


  • piggeh
    maybe, maybe not.. a lot of these deals just take a bit off at the till so they'd prolly end up 2 for £2.10 or something similar. I always remember the BOGOF deals on fruit. Some customer waited until the fruit was just about to go out of date and had been reduced to less than half price, effectively meaning he got paid for his shopping. That's a deal worth looking out for.
  • Scooby D.
    There no mathematical problem - it's because it will be one juice out of a number in the same offer which you can mix and match - some will be over £1.25, some will be less but the combined price be £2.50 or less. As a patronising example, orange juice may be £1.19 but pineapple juice might be £1.41. The price buying would still be £2.50 for both rather than £2.60. A crap saving it may be, but it is a saving nevertheless. So There.
  • Scooby D.
    Not that the saving is as crap as my grammar. Must stop drinking in the day......
  • Gadget f.
    @ Scooby Doo - but what if you buy two bottles of orange juice at £1.19? Also, it doesn't say mix and match - it just says orange juice. Whenever I have been to a supermarket and see these deals they say which items come under the offer, otherwise how would anyone know. Man, i'm getting too invested in this post!
  • Scooby D.
    you'd get charged £2.38. as a general rule, similar products with a yellow special offer label with the same offer would be mix and match. but i'd agree its not ideal.
  • thepearce
    I'm surprised I haven't seen Jacobs crackers........ the 300g is cheaper than the 200g. ...that's even worse than the increasingly common "bigger does not equal cheaper" I've noticed. small porridge oats = 44p and one twice the size.......99p.
  • Gadget f.
    @ scooby, no $hit sherlock!! £2.38, thanks! So why put the label up? And why JUST mention orange juice? If other items are included then why not list them. Why rely on people risking getting to the checkout to find whether particular item is included? Most people reading the label would assume that it just included orange juice so wouldn't try and put other items in in case when they got to the till they weren't part of the deal. Every supermarket i've ever been to lists the items included so that consumers have some certainty as to the cost of what they are buying, rather than relying on guesswork to find out the price of the items they are buying. What's a similar product? I would say Tropicana orange juice is more of a similar product than pineapple juice, but I doubt it would be included. You see how difficult is to see what would come under the offer? Therefore, why not list items? Perhaps Tesco did list all items under the offer.
  • Nobby
    I wouldn't assume it was just orange juice - the orange juice refers to the product directly above and shows you the price for one carton. Other labels will show the price for one carton of another product, and any offers on those products. So I would look at the other labels to see what is in the offer. I would imagine most normal people would also do the same. This of course is never done in the photos on bitterwallet, since the joke is lost as other individual prices are higher than the £1.19 here and the deal makes sense.
  • me
    Exact same thing for Irn Bru 500ml bottles, usually 67p OR 2 for £1.60!
  • sjhoward
    I found a similar thing last summer, but on Options Hot Chocolate - Surely different flavours of hot chocolate wouldn't be different prices? So whatever you buy, this offer isn't good.
  • Wonky H.
    Tesco are evil. Period.
  • jones
    Gadget 4 free - You don't seem to be very good at shopping.... The label says "Tesco not from concentrate juice 1 litre". Logic would therefore dictate that the similar juices in the offer would be other types of juice in the "Tesco not from concentrate juice 1 litre" range, and not Tropicana. Do you have any common sense!
  • Miss_BlueBelle
    I saw some thing similar in my local Tesco Metro!
  • Stevie
    Usual ripoff from tesco they just forgot to put the price up on single items is all im sure they will remember next time
  • Tim
    A few more here:
  • thepearce
    Now this is crackers :
  • carol
    I want one please!
  • charitynjw
    Probably the fault of the orangeutans in marketing.
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