Can label-gazing save you money at the supermarket?
As In the shops now! points out on a frighteningly regular basis, the practise of supermarkets printing the correct prices on labels is a complex science, and even in the hands of professionals can be made a complete mess of. So what reward is there for the amateur price-watcher? Can your Action Man-esque eagle eyes not only save the skin of the backroom brainiacs pricing these goods, but earn you a few quid? They can according to Bitterwallet reader ASDA Pro:
If you purchase the item and point it out to customer services they will refund you the money and give you a voucher of £2 for your troubles. I recently bought a paper shredder displayed at £22.49, was charged £25, I pointed it out to them and got a refund of £2.51 and a £2 voucher for my troubles, so got the shredder for £20.49 in effect.
So ASDA seemingly reward the conscientious shoppers who point out pricing errors to them. Are there any other supermarkets that are as generous, or is this a one-off? Perhaps there's a way to clean up wayward pricing and profit from doing so. Let us know of any policies or guarantees your local supermarket has in place. Or alternatively, let us know if you spend most of your time talking staff through elementary mathematics and do so without a penny in thanks.