Tesco Shoppers Fuming As Clubcard Scheme Leaves People Paying Double
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"Tesco cashier: That’ll be £78.49." "Me: I have a club card." "Tesco cashier: Why didn’t you say so?! That’s £2.85. In fact it’s free. No in fact, we owe you money. Take the contents of the cash register."
I'm sure a lot of you have seen the jokes being made about Tesco Clubcard deals since the supermarket began really touting the benefits of its membership scheme, with this exchange being one of the most popular doing the rounds online in the last few months.
The mocking comes as Tesco started very clearly displaying its Clubcard deals next to the regular prices for regular items, with the Clubcard prices often being vastly lower than the regular, non-Clubcard prices displayed next to them.
Tesco cashier: That’ll be £78.49— SocialMediHer (@MONR0WE) August 20, 2021
Me: I have a club card.
Tesco cashier: Why didn’t you say so?! That’s £2.85. In fact it’s free. No in fact, we owe you money. Take the contents of the cash register.
It's obviously meant to be great if you're a Clubcard holder because you can save tons every time you do a shop, whether big or small, but some customers have become infuriated with some of the prices non-Clubcard holders are being left to pay in comparison.
One Twitter user took to the platform to share an image of a Clubcard deal which meant shoppers could get their hands on some Nescafe coffee for £2.90 with a Clubcard, while those without had to pay £6.
"Tesco said “what cost of living crisis??"," the poster wrote, while another responded: "Tesco Clubcards are probably skewing the real (much higher) inflation stats."
Tesco said “what cost of living crisis?? ☺️” pic.twitter.com/mtgM5O87JG— cate (@catekitchen) April 11, 2022
Another tweet written in the wake of the new Clubcard promotions reads: "Tesco is punishing everyone without a Clubcard btw."
Not everyone is unhappy with the deals, though, as one tweet shows a customer, who presumably owns a Clubcard, happy with a deal which sees non-members having to pay £18 for self-tan lotion while Clubcard holders can buy it for just £8.
In a statement to LADbible, a spokesperson for Tesco commented: "Through Clubcard Prices, we’re giving more than 20 million customers access to thousands of exclusive deals on everything from everyday staples like fruit and veg to treats like prosecco and ice-cream.
"It’s easy and free to sign up, and customers can register on the Tesco Grocery & Clubcard app, website or in store to start saving straight away.”
As well as saving money on shopping, Clubcard holders can earn points which are turned into vouchers for savings on travel, food and entertainment.