Manchester Evening News reporter Louisa Gregson has rolled up her sleeves and gone to Tesco to see how much her club card could save her and it turns out there are bargains to be had
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With the cost of living crisis sweeping the nation, many people will be interested in saving a few pounds on their weekly grocery shopping to help cut back on spending.
It turns out there’s an easy way to save, and the answer has been right in front of you all along, and that’s if you have a Tesco Clubcard.
As the Manchester Evening News reports, Journalist Louisa Gregson went into a grocery store but focused solely on club card discounts at her local supermarket.
Amazingly, she managed to save a whopping £27.44 worth £97.57 at her shop, which is more than a quarter of the advertised price.
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Louisa said: “In my opinion it’s worth having and using a Tesco Clubcard. The discounts can be quite significant and are usually on decent products.
“My first observation was how many of the distinctive blue and yellow Clubcard Deal signs there were – a veritable sea of them scattered about the gleaming aisles.
“As it was lunchtime I was delighted to see that the first clubcard deal was a £3 lunch deal – a £3 Tesco Finest Pastrami Emmental sandwich, an 85p pack of Quavers and a £1.90 Starbucks iced coffee, all included in the price – absolute steal.
“In the fresh produce aisle I bought three bags of vegetables including a decent bag of casseroles on a three-for-two deal where the cheapest is free – which saved me £1.30.
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“Potatoes at 69p were 39p with a club card, tomatoes had been shaved 40p and carrots were 20p cheaper – for a final price of just 19p. I also bought a bag of hash browns – great for cheap and easy meals.
“I then bagged a choice of three premium cheeses, all of which average around £3 each at full price for just £5 for the three – an actual saving of £2.45 – meaning this one isn’t just one few cents were deducted from the price, but pounds.
“Soup for £2.75 was £2 with a club card, which means if you’re buying two mugs like me, that’s another decent saving of £1.50. Jamie Oliver’s fresh pasta, which normally costs £2.50, was £2 with a club card – that’s another £1 off my purchases, as I was able to put two packs (and what I guessed at four meals) in my basket for £4 have laid.
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“In these trying times, luxury items can make shoppers feel guilty, but at £10 for a meal consisting of a main, side and dessert for two, including a £7 bottle of wine, I’ve got two steaks, chunky fries and two passion fruit tarts – along with a cheeky red – dropped into my shopping cart with no regrets.
“Good value for two – or for a solo dinner, the spoils can be split into two separate meals, making the luxury pleasantly economical too.”
Other discounts included 50p off stir-fry vegetables and a choice of sauces, £1.50 off a BBQ Chicken Pizza, 80p off a large quiche and 50p off two hand-made brisket burgers.
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Louisa continued: “At the checkout the full price was £97.57 which I thought seemed a bit high with all the club card savings until the cashier announced that minus the discounts the total owed was actually £70.13 – what a result.
“She obviously sensed my delight in realizing that she loves seeing smiling faces and we had a bit of an argument about how crisp the map really is.
“In fact I had taken my club card with me and only shopped for discount groceries if you had them and saved a whopping £27.44 off my grocery bill.”
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