Tesco go toe to toe with Asda in price war
Tesco and Asda have been spoiling for a fight for ages and it looks like it’s about to kick right off. We don’t know whether it’s over a girl or some kind of dispute about Match Attax cards but it’s probably over a girl.
There are some major grocery price cuts coming from Tesco, on products like fruit and vegetables, bread, meat, medicines and martial arts equipment. Except for martial arts equipment. The figure of £200 million of savings has been bandied about although we can't confirm that as our calculator is playing up.
What’s more, in a shot across the Asda bows, Tesco have said that they’ll pay ‘double the difference’ on any products that are cheaper in the stores of their major rival. Customers are urged to keep their Tesco receipt, enter their details online and wait for 36 hours for an email that will show whether they’re entitled to a ‘double the difference’ payout. It’s great news for penny-pinching consumers but potentially fatal for the already-strained resources of The Internet.
Also at the weekend, it was suggested that Tesco could be set to roll out their ‘click and collect’ service, allowing customers to collect online orders of non-grocery items from any of their stores, including Express and Metro ones. Soon, we will be completely at their mercy – you heard it here first people…