Many shoppers report getting massive secret discounts by using free technology that shows an item’s actual price, which is often lower than what it says on the price tag
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A frugal mother rejoiced at 30 pounds Asda Coat for her daughter for just 60p – and other shoppers have also revealed their bargains.
Toni Taylor had collected the coat from an Asda store in Weymouth because the tag showed it was reduced to £6.
But when she got to the checkout, she found it was actually just 60p – a saving of £29.40 instead of the £24 she was expecting.
Post on the Facebook Extreme Coupons and Bargaining Group, Toni said: “Girls coat in Asda, Weymouth £30 reduced to £6 on sale, bargain…scanned for 60p! Result.”
The bargain coat is an example of a common practice in supermarkets – hidden bargains.
This phenomenon occurs when the actual price of an item is lower than that on the label.
This can happen, for example, if Asda has decided to lower the price of a coat, but the employees have not yet managed to change the label.
The only way to know this before checking out is by using a handheld scanner, which will show the actual, updated price.
Some supermarkets offer these scanners to in-store shoppers – like Asda.
Alternatively, you can download free smartphone apps that do the same.
Elsewhere in the Facebook group, fellow bargain hunters revealed how scanners had helped them save a fortune.
Tayler Jade West managed to get two pink lamps for 79p each instead of the £6 advertised on the label.
another buyer, Caroline Branker has snagged a child’s Harry Potter outfit for £1 instead of £16.
Another bargain was spotted by Kayli Wilding, who received a gift set based on the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You for £1.50 instead of the suggested £12.99 on the label.
What day of the week should you shop?
For most people looking for a good deal, shopping on a specific day of the week can be a big help as some stores have specific days when they put their discounted stickers on items.
Buyers have been speculating on Facebook forums like this Latest Offers, Extreme Couponing & Bargains Group Group that Tuesday is the day employees most frequently reduce groceries, pet items, and cleaning products.
Thursdays and Saturdays are considered the best times to shop for old stock and seasonal items.
Is there a specific time you should shop?
While shopping on certain days may not yield any special results, the earlier you shop, the better your chances of snagging a bargain.
Staff start discounting items around 7:30am, so any day of the week you want to shop, be sure to get up bright and early to be one of the first in line.
Sale items are often the last in store, which means if you’re late you may find you’ve missed out.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/mum-spots-hidden-asda-sale-26386718 Mum discovers 'hidden' Asda sale with coats reduced to 60p and whole outfits for £1