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Went to fill up tank at tesco, I had 9p a litre discount I had saved . Only thing is you can only have it in multiples of 2 so could only have 8p discount. Is this how they are clawing back the money they have lost ?
 

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Frustrating isn't it? As is the fact that you can only use the discount you've earned in one month - you can't combine 2 months discounts!
 

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I work in a Tesco pfs so feel free to ask away if there are more questions :)

As for the odd number problem, it should never have happened; there is/was a problem in the software so when you spent more than £25 but less than £50 instore your receipt would show 1p, or whichever odd number was one more than the even number that *should* show. It's a problem that should be fixed now so the odd numbers, hopefully, won't show up on your receipt any more.
The 1p, incidentally, would only be lost if you used, say, 10p/l right at then end of the month and your receipt indicated that you had 11p, because it would drop off after the last day, otherwise any additional spends instore would add to it and you could still use it when it became 2p or higher.
Ideally the odd numbers should never have shown and then people would have no idea that it ever existed!
 
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Frustrating isn't it? As is the fact that you can only use the discount you've earned in one month - you can't combine 2 months discounts!
No, you're right, but that's just the rules of the promotion, and it's still better than the old voucher promotion as you save more if you spend more. It has been quite frustrating trying to explain to some customers how it works. Others get it instantly and have worked out how to get the most from it. Others just use their 20p/l discount buying £5 worth of fuel. I kid you not. Drives me nuts.
 

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It clearly says that you can only 'spend' it in multiples of 2ps and seeing as they are giving you for nowt in the first place, in addition to your Clubcard points, you aren't actually losing anything! Your shopping receipt clearly tells you how much you've 'earned' so if you want to bump it up to another even number to be able to use it all, you just have to buy some more shopping (each 1p = £25 shopping).
 

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Question for you Simon ... speaking hypothetically, if you say bought something to bump your fuel discount up to the maximum 20p to spend in the month, then filled up with fuel and used the discount, but then for whatever reason had to return the goods ... how would they DEDUCT the fuel discount (as they do with Clubcard points) ....
 
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I would not go out of my way to fill up at tesco it's just because we had the discount. Often the other places can be a 1p litre cheaper ie asda or sainsburys.
 

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Question for you Simon ... speaking hypothetically, if you say bought something to bump your fuel discount up to the maximum 20p to spend in the month, then filled up with fuel and used the discount, but then for whatever reason had to return the goods ... how would they DEDUCT the fuel discount (as they do with Clubcard points) ....
No......

But after dark they will send round jonny shelfstacker to syphon your fuel tank by the required amount.
 

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Question for you Simon ... speaking hypothetically, if you say bought something to bump your fuel discount up to the maximum 20p to spend in the month, then filled up with fuel and used the discount, but then for whatever reason had to return the goods ... how would they DEDUCT the fuel discount (as they do with Clubcard points) ....
Tesco 'reserve the right' to remove fuel savings if something is returned, but I don't think they would bother doing so unless the item was of significant value and they suspected it was purchased just to gain extra Fuelsave.
 

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I would not go out of my way to fill up at tesco it's just because we had the discount. Often the other places can be a 1p litre cheaper ie asda or sainsburys.
A surprising number of people are very blasé about whether or not they use their 2p/l discount, or 4p, or anything up to 10p/l. It's odd because you should hear them kick off about the price going *up* by a penny!

Indeed, you yourself have made the point that other suppliers can be 1p/l cheaper. If I fill my car or the van from empty that would save only 70p, yet with 20p/l Fuelsave I would keep back £14.00 for sweeties.
 

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A surprising number of people are very blasé about whether or not they use their 2p/l discount, or 4p, or anything up to 10p/l. It's odd because you should hear them kick off about the price going *up* by a penny!

Indeed, you yourself have made the point that other suppliers can be 1p/l cheaper. If I fill my car or the van from empty that would save only 70p, yet with 20p/l Fuelsave I would keep back £14.00 for sweeties.
Very true but.......that 70p cost you nothing.......and is repeatable every time you fill up and if you have more than one vehicle it soon adds up.
You didnt have to spend money instore to get it, then start saving the points/coupons again to accrue another discount.
 
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You got me wrong, as I had the discount I filled up there. If I never had any points the other garages are often 1p cheaper a litre , only used them as I had the discount. Used to go to morrisons as it gave you £5 off your shopping but do not pass them now.
 
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I work in a Tesco pfs so feel free to ask away if there are more questions :)

As for the odd number problem, it should never have happened; there is/was a problem in the software so when you spent more than £25 but less than £50 instore your receipt would show 1p, or whichever odd number was one more than the even number that *should* show. It's a problem that should be fixed now so the odd numbers, hopefully, won't show up on your receipt any more.
The 1p, incidentally, would only be lost if you used, say, 10p/l right at then end of the month and your receipt indicated that you had 11p, because it would drop off after the last day, otherwise any additional spends instore would add to it and you could still use it when it became 2p or higher.
Ideally the odd numbers should never have shown and then people would have no idea that it ever existed!
I am now completely confused:Eeek: and going to sleep think this was the post that broke me after 17 hrs on my feet:rofl::rofl:
 

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Tesco 'reserve the right' to remove fuel savings if something is returned, but I don't think they would bother doing so unless the item was of significant value and they suspected it was purchased just to gain extra Fuelsave.
But if you've spent it then HOW can they take it back????
 

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When I was working and driving all over the place, I made a point of always filling my car up at Tesco and getting the club card points. As a result, along with occasional shopping from Tesco we've been able to use the Chunnel several times for very little outlay.(y)

Recently, I bought two new pairs of spectacles from Tesco Opticians. I used some club card vouchers towards the total cost which brought the price down £40 to £304. I then got the new points on the club card for the £340 purchase, plus we then had 24p per litre fuel discount available. I filled the van up yesterday in Lincoln and got £12.65 discount off 63.25 litres. :LOL:

This left 4p fuel discount available today. My car was running low so I filled up and got all my entitled discount before the month end.(y)

Shame Tesco hadn't dropped their fuel price by 5p yesterday as predicted today.:(

The fuel discount concept strikes me as a 'no brainer' plus we should have enough clubcard points left for the Chunnel in the New Year.(y)

Finally, Id just like to add that the new Tesco Store at Lincoln is very different to any we've been in previously and we were pleasantly surprised. (y)
 

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Well, our camper needs filling and with our 20p per litre 'fuel save' that's going to 'save' us £16, plus a 5p a litre discount, that's another £4.00, so a total 'saving' of £20 ... can't complain about that!:) (y)
 

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But if you've spent it then HOW can they take it back????
I imagine they could possibly withhold future savings if they really wanted to, but it seems unlikely that anything would happen.
 

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Our nearest Tesco is only 1/2 mile away but our nearest Tesco fuel station is 8 miles away and not on a route to anywhere we go regularly so we don't take advantage of the fuelsave very often, just can't be arsed driving 8 miles to save a coule of quid. For the Lincoln show both the camper (60 litres) and the Ducat work van (75 litres) needed fuelling up and we had 6p/litre fuelsave points. The camper was literally running on fumes and so not sure it could do 8 miles I opted for a local fuel station to tank it. The Duke only needed 2/3rds of a tankful so not worth the 1/2 hr and 16 mile round trip to save a couple of quid.

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We shop at Morrisons they had a 4 week deal on spend over £40.00, get a ticket, on the 4th week a ticket for the pumps at 10p a ltr off, PLUS £10.00 off that weeks shopping, so took the van (get more in that tank) lol, so 60 ltrs £6.00 off & the £10.00 at the till not a bad do for groceries we would have bought anyway. Pete :roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:
 
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When I was working and driving all over the place, I made a point of always filling my car up at Tesco and getting the club card points. As a result, along with occasional shopping from Tesco we've been able to use the Chunnel several times for very little outlay.(y)

Recently, I bought two new pairs of spectacles from Tesco Opticians. I used some club card vouchers towards the total cost which brought the price down £40 to £304. I then got the new points on the club card for the £340 purchase, plus we then had 24p per litre fuel discount available. I filled the van up yesterday in Lincoln and got £12.65 discount off 63.25 litres. :LOL:

This left 4p fuel discount available today. My car was running low so I filled up and got all my entitled discount before the month end.(y)

Shame Tesco hadn't dropped their fuel price by 5p yesterday as predicted today.:(

The fuel discount concept strikes me as a 'no brainer' plus we should have enough clubcard points left for the Chunnel in the New Year.(y)

Finally, Id just like to add that the new Tesco Store at Lincoln is very different to any we've been in previously and we were pleasantly surprised. (y)

Flippin Eck.....Asda Opticians, two pair designer Varifocal specs £157 (£99 one pair), no wonder Tesco could knock £40 off, £140 and still dearer than Asda, check out the Asda design label glasses.
 
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