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Instead of the 5p off vouchers they are now giving you coupons for free 2 litres of fuel. But it sounds like you can save them up and use more than one at a time. See what you think...
"Petrol coupon entitles etiher 1, 1.5, 2 litres of fuel for free, or combination thereof, to the maximum of 100 litres per single transaction."
Valid until 7/9/08
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#1
Actually should this be in freebies?
#2
3girls1boy
Actually should this be in freebies?


as there is a minimum spend i would say its in the right place in deals
#3
3girls1boy
Actually should this be in freebies?



Not really - you've got to spend 80 notes.

This deal is not as good as the 5p off per litre.

If you assume the average big fill-up is 40 litres, that's a £2 saving on the old deal. Now, you can get £2.88 off but you've got to spend £30.00 more.

I wonder how many people were like me and held on to the 5p voucher waiting for a bigger fill-up to save more dosh?
#4
Yeah - I didn't know if it was as good as the 5p thing - especially for bigger tanks but just thought something is better than nothing!
#5
I always did, waited till car was empty and brimmed it.
#6
yep same here! wait till your running on fumes then drive her in and fill her up smugly knowing that every litre is 5p cheaper
#7
Fill my car up from empty and saved a "whopping" £2.35 with the 5p p ltr deal, cant vote this hot on the basis that this deal nets EVEN more profit for those greedy bugg£rs at Tesco!!!
#8
The worth is not the same for everyone. £1.13 per litre of unleaded in Glasgow therefore this deal is worth £2.26
1 Like #9
[SIZE="2"]If i was going to spend £80 on shopping, i'd rather shop at Asda and save money that way than being conned by this. You can get a lot more for your money at Asda than you can at Tesco. Jeez it sounds like i work for Asda lol

Oh and Asda deliver to more area's now too. I found out they deliver to my house and the nearest Asda is 30 odd miles away :w00t:

[COLOR="DarkRed"]A few tips on saving dosh when refuelling:-

Supposedly from a reliable source: (not written by me)

Only buy or fill up your car in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold..

Remember that all Service Stations have their storage tanks buried beneath the ground. The colder the ground the more dense the fuel. When it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or evening ..........
your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A one degree rise in temperature is a big deal in this business but the Service Stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you are filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode.

If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages; low, middle and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimising the vapours that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes into your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your tank is HALF FULL.

The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in you tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine.
Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimises the evaporation. Unlike Service Stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder. If there is a fuel truck pumping into storage tanks
when you stop to buy, DO NOT FILL UP. Most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered and you might pick up some dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Hope this will help you get the most value for your money. Remember to always fill your car when the tank shows "half'. Always fill up in the early morning. Always fill up in slow mode.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#10
Near me Morrison's 4p cut in fuel prices was better than the 5p off per litre at Tesco's - I never actually used my Tesco's voucher as even with it, Morrison's was now cheaper!!
banned#11
viper0404;2669345

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]A few tips on saving dosh when refuelling:-[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]Supposedly from a reliable source: (not written by me)[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]Only buy or fill up your car in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold..[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]Remember that all Service Stations have their storage tanks buried beneath the ground. The colder the ground the more dense the fuel. When it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or evening ..........[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A one degree rise in temperature is a big deal in this business but the Service Stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]When you are filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages; low, middle and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimising the vapours that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes into your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]One of the most important tips is to fill up when your tank is HALF FULL.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in you tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimises the evaporation. Unlike Service Stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]Another reminder. If there is a fuel truck pumping into storage tanks[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]when you stop to buy, DO NOT FILL UP. Most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered and you might pick up some dirt that normally settles on the bottom.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=darkred]Hope this will help you get the most value for your money. Remember to always fill your car when the tank shows "half'. Always fill up in the early morning. Always fill up in slow mode.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

That is an absolute load of rubbish... however if you forward it on to ten people BP send you a special tablet which you put in your petrol tank and can the run the car on tap water............
#12
You can run your car on water?! Truly amazing!:p;-)
#13
3girls1boy
Actually should this be in freebies?


Before you start criticising why not try posting some hot deals of your own
#14
ibrox_hunk
yep same here! wait till your running on fumes then drive her in and fill her up smugly knowing that every litre is 5p cheaper


So £1.15 instead of £1.20?

Woo, and indeed, 'hoo' :oops:
#15
bcbjork
Before you start criticising why not try posting some hot deals of your own


You've misunderstood... after I posted it I wondered If I'd put it in the wrong place! :thumbsup:
#16
N20Y1D
That is an absolute load of rubbish... however if you forward it on to ten people BP send you a special tablet which you put in your petrol tank and can the run the car on tap water............


I post advice from an email i got sent, that if you think about it does make sense and all you can do is take the p***

I'll refrain from trying to help people in future :x
#17
People always go on about the 'dirt that settles at the bottom' but you won't find a decent mechanic alive who has seen it evidenced.
#18
could you not spend £80 on something - get the coupon, get the petrol, take item back and get a refund. Repeat till tank is full and customer service hate you. Its not like you can give the petrol back.....
#19
Voodabay
could you not spend £80 on something - get the coupon, get the petrol, take item back and get a refund. Repeat till tank is full and customer service hate you. Its not like you can give the petrol back.....


Pretty funny idea. I guess you could in theory. You'd have to go from Tesco to Tesco, and pay in cash.
#20
Voodabay
could you not spend £80 on something - get the coupon, get the petrol, take item back and get a refund. Repeat till tank is full and customer service hate you. Its not like you can give the petrol back.....


Yes actually you could and they shouldn't challenge you, but indeed they might hate you!

I think this is worth it if you shop at Tesco anyways although wouldn't necessarily detor just because of the offered voucher. You can always buy something like phone credit which you use anyway, it is something my family do if we are under the 'minmum spend' anywhere!
#21
Tesco petrol money off is a con - My local dropped 3 pence per litre after the 5 off deal ended.

When ever they have a petrol offer on , they are always 3 pence dearer than any one else so a waste of time
#22
I have a few of these vouchers but I dont bother using them as it will cost me that to get to the nearest Tesco petrol station.
#23
I second that comment about being this being a con, my local also puts the price up so effectively it is 2p off a litre.
Also unlike Asda, Tesco don't have a national price so some Tesco supermarkets are more expensive than offers.

I used to be a Tesco customer but now only go in to spend my old clubcard vouchers.

PS. As for the discussion about filling up your tank and the comment about filling up when half full...surely the best thing is to only fill to half way to save weight as I would imagine this is more beneficial than vapours. But then what do I know? I don't work on a forecourt.
#24
The comment about shopping in Asda is spot on, they are soooooooo much cheaper.
banned#25
Dellboy;2670680
The comment about shopping in Asda is spot on, they are soooooooo much cheaper.

If you really wanted to save money and had the time to spare then the cheapest option is to do your shopping at both stores once you have found out in advance which items are cheaper in which store.
#26
[email protected]
I second that comment about being this being a con, my local also puts the price up so effectively it is 2p off a litre.
Also unlike Asda, Tesco don't have a national price so some Tesco supermarkets are more expensive than offers.

I used to be a Tesco customer but now only go in to spend my old clubcard vouchers.

PS. As for the discussion about filling up your tank and the comment about filling up when half full...surely the best thing is to only fill to half way to save weight as I would imagine this is more beneficial than vapours. But then what do I know? I don't work on a forecourt.



SOME tescos? That's a laugh. Tesco will charge up to the level of the competition. There's one in Stalham (a smalll town in Norfolk on a main route) that's always 4-5p a litre more than the one in Great Yarmouth where there's competition less than a mile away from Asda. The one in Stalham competes with a small private filling station about a mile away and nothing else.
#27
Hello Oddfellow,
Strangely enough I live in Lowestoft and this is exactly what I was refering to. The morrisons is 5p cheaper but as it is the other side of town, Tesco thinks it can charge differently....and it is certainly more expensive than Gt Yarmouth.

Personally I have had it with the Tescos brand.
#28
ibrox_hunk
yep same here! wait till your running on fumes then drive her in and fill her up smugly knowing that every litre is 5p cheaper


Except of course fuel has probably gone up 6p since you got the voucher!

:w00t:
#29
UEF
People always go on about the 'dirt that settles at the bottom' but you won't find a decent mechanic alive who has seen it evidenced.



so let me get this right the filter that stops dirt particles in fule and well customers dont go upending a bag of compost in there tank so the only other place it could come from is residue in fuel (see where im heading :thumbsup: ) is just a waste of money and iv never cured fuel starvation by changing these filters the blockage was else where and miraculously it went away



Hmmm so i can just bypass the fuel filter and not have any adverse affects cool could save money that way too on a yearly serves i will recomend it to all my customers

or am i just nto a "decent mechanic" :whistling:
#30
Why go to Tescos for petrol as their store in Sidcup (kent) is £1.16 a litre of unleaded,but the Sainsburys in Crayford a few miles away are £111.9 and Morrisons in Erith is £110.9 !!! So Tescos as usual are not going to put the price down whilst the 5p voucher is around. RIP OFF TESCOS AS USUAL.
#31
jpieter
So Tescos as usual are not going to put the price down whilst the 5p voucher is around. RIP OFF TESCOS AS USUAL.


second that, Tescos are generally more expensive in my area ... I only see some benefit of this offer when you are ordering online using discount coupons and free delivery when available
#32
yes i always notice that 2 days before the tesco 5p off per litre starts the price of fual goes up by 3 or 4 p thats how you can usually tell in advance when we are getting the 5p off per litre! lol

my local tesco at silverburn pollok in glasgow is charging 3p per litre more than the morrisons at anchor mill paisley is anyways so rthere go there for my petrol
Dudley;2670836
Except of course fuel has probably gone up 6p since you got the voucher!

:w00t:
#33
True about Tesco's not fixing national prices but only locally by local competition - Morrisons and Asda tend to have national prices in all stores
#34
One of the Tesco service stations in Norwich is usually the cheapest in the city. They also reduced their petrol by 4p per litre and luckily my 5p off voucher was still valid. Made my petrol 108.9p per litre. Its also the station that comes out as cheapest in Norwich on the Petrolprices.com.
Guess there is plenty of competition here, I used to work for Esso on a street we called Gasoline alley, we had 6 petrol stations on a 3 mile stretch of road.
#35
debbuck
Made my petrol 108.9p per litre..


I my area petrol is 111.9p in Sansburys, Morrison and Shell without any vouchers, no Tescos here, but the nearest one should have it at 115.9p minimum ...
#36
where is this fuel deal taking place?
I live in N. Ireland and am just back from spending nearly £100 on my "just dropping in for pint of milk" and there was no mention of any fuel deal!!
We had the 5p off but that ended a while back.
1 Like #37
"Another reminder. If there is a fuel truck pumping into storage tanks
when you stop to buy, DO NOT FILL UP. Most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered and you might pick up some dirt that normally settles on the bottom."

I've worked in a Tesco petrol station for the last 8 and a half years. This is rubbish - for us anyway. When we've "run out" of fuel there is ALWAYS a few thousand ltrs left in there - thus preventing anything like this.

And the "Tesco raise it up a few pence whilst 5p a litre coupons are on" - More trash. I'd sure as hell have noticed by now if they did. Yes the prices came down recenly. BUT they came down with 3 or 4 days left of the coupons still being issued at the tills - and there are still valid coupons out as they're issued with a 2 week validity period. The prices came down due to Morrison's dropping their prices - remember the post on here??

Certainly no "conspiracy theory". :whistling:

And noooo I'm not a big "Tesco-lover" in fact after working for them for 10 years (did couple at checkouts first before the "you've contradicted yourself!" posts start :p).... well I can't wait to get out of the place....!
#38
This is worth a read....! Even better if we could follow it...

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the
grocery store he pays 60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't
last a week he normally buys two dozens at a time. One day while buying
eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72 cents. The next time
he buys groceries, eggs are 76 cents a dozen. When asked to explain the
price of eggs the store owner says, "The price has gone up and I have to
raise my price accordingly". This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. He
checked around for a better price and all the distributors have raised
their prices. The distributors have begun to buy from the huge egg
farms. The small egg farms have been driven out of business. The huge
egg farms sell 100,000 dozen
eggs a day to distributors. With no competition, they can set the price
as they see fit. The distributors then have to raise their prices to t
he grocery stores. And on and on and on.

As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the big egg
trucks delivering 100 dozen eggs each day. Nothing changed there. He
checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000 dozen
eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price of
eggs.

Then week before Thanksgiving the price of eggs shot up to $1.00 a
dozen. Again he asked the grocery owner why and was told, "Cakes and
baking for the holiday". The huge egg farmers know there will be a lot
of baking going on and more eggs will be used. Hence, the price of
eggs goes up. Expect the same thing at Christmas and other times when
family cooking, baking, etc. happen. This pattern continues until the
price of eggs is 2.00 a dozen. The man says, " There must be something
we can do about the price of eggs". He starts talking to all the people
in his town and they decide to stop buying eggs. This didn't work
because everyone needed eggs.

Finally, the man suggested only buying what you need. He ate 2 eggs a
day. On the way home from work he would stop at the grocery and buy two
eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a day. The grocery
store owner began complaining that he had too many eggs in
his cooler. He told the distributor that he didn't need any eggs.
Maybe wouldn't need any all week..

The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge
egg farms that he didn't have any room for eggs would not need any for
at least two weeks. At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying
eggs. To relieve the pressure, the huge egg farm told the distributor
that they could buy the eggs at a lower price. The distributor said, " I
don't have the room for the %$&^*&% eggs even if they were free". T he
distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the price
of the eggs if the store would start buying again. The grocery store
owner said, "I don't have room for more eggs. The customers are only
buying 2 or 3 eggs at a time. Now if you were to drop the price of eggs
back down to the original price, the customers
would start buying by the dozen again". The distributors sent that
proposal to the huge egg farmers but the egg farmers liked the price
they were getting for their eggs but, those chickens just kept on
laying. Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But
only a few cents. The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They
said, "when the price of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will
start buying by the dozen."Slowly the price of eggs started dropping.
The distributors had to slash their prices to make room for the eggs
coming from the egg farmers. The egg farmers cut their prices because
the distributors wouldn't buy at a higher price than they were selling
eggs for. Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn't need eggs for
quite a while. And those chickens kept on laying. Eventually, the egg
farmers cut their prices because they were throwing away eggs they
couldn't sell.
The distributors started buying again because the eggs were priced to
where the stores could afford to sell them at the lower price.

And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.

Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry.

What if everyone only bought $10.00 worth of Petrol each time they
pulled to the pump? The dealer's tanks would stay semi full all the
time. The
dealers wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the huge tank farms.
The tank farms wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the refining
plants. And the refining plants wouldn't have room for the oil being off
loaded from the huge tankers coming from the oil fiends.

Just $10.00 each time you buy gas. Don't fill up the tank of your car.
You may have to stop for gas twice a week, but the price should come
down. Think about it. As an added note...When I buy $10.00 worth of gas
that leaves my tank a little under quarter full. The way prices are
jumping around, you can buy gas for $2.65 a gallon and then the next
morning it can be $2.15. If you have your tank full of $2.65 gas you
don't have room for the
$2.15 gas. You might not understand the economics of only buying two
eggs at a time but, you can't buy cheaper gas if your tank is full of
the high priced stuff.

Also, don't buy anything else at the gas station; don't give them any
more of your hard earned money than what you spend on gas, until the
prices come down..."

....................just think of this concept for a while.
#39
tc_Joness
This is worth a read....! Even better if we could follow it...

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the
grocery store he pays 60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't
last a week he normally buys two dozens at a time. One day while buying
eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72 cents. The next time
he buys groceries, eggs are 76 cents a dozen. When asked to explain the
price of eggs the store owner says, "The price has gone up and I have to
raise my price accordingly". This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. He
checked around for a better price and all the distributors have raised
their prices. The distributors have begun to buy from the huge egg
farms. The small egg farms have been driven out of business. The huge
egg farms sell 100,000 dozen
eggs a day to distributors. With no competition, they can set the price
as they see fit. The distributors then have to raise their prices to t
he grocery stores. And on and on and on.

As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the big egg
trucks delivering 100 dozen eggs each day. Nothing changed there. He
checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000 dozen
eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price of
eggs.

Then week before Thanksgiving the price of eggs shot up to $1.00 a
dozen. Again he asked the grocery owner why and was told, "Cakes and
baking for the holiday". The huge egg farmers know there will be a lot
of baking going on and more eggs will be used. Hence, the price of
eggs goes up. Expect the same thing at Christmas and other times when
family cooking, baking, etc. happen. This pattern continues until the
price of eggs is 2.00 a dozen. The man says, " There must be something
we can do about the price of eggs". He starts talking to all the people
in his town and they decide to stop buying eggs. This didn't work
because everyone needed eggs.

Finally, the man suggested only buying what you need. He ate 2 eggs a
day. On the way home from work he would stop at the grocery and buy two
eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a day. The grocery
store owner began complaining that he had too many eggs in
his cooler. He told the distributor that he didn't need any eggs.
Maybe wouldn't need any all week..

The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge
egg farms that he didn't have any room for eggs would not need any for
at least two weeks. At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying
eggs. To relieve the pressure, the huge egg farm told the distributor
that they could buy the eggs at a lower price. The distributor said, " I
don't have the room for the %$&^*&% eggs even if they were free". T he
distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the price
of the eggs if the store would start buying again. The grocery store
owner said, "I don't have room for more eggs. The customers are only
buying 2 or 3 eggs at a time. Now if you were to drop the price of eggs
back down to the original price, the customers
would start buying by the dozen again". The distributors sent that
proposal to the huge egg farmers but the egg farmers liked the price
they were getting for their eggs but, those chickens just kept on
laying. Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But
only a few cents. The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They
said, "when the price of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will
start buying by the dozen."Slowly the price of eggs started dropping.
The distributors had to slash their prices to make room for the eggs
coming from the egg farmers. The egg farmers cut their prices because
the distributors wouldn't buy at a higher price than they were selling
eggs for. Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn't need eggs for
quite a while. And those chickens kept on laying. Eventually, the egg
farmers cut their prices because they were throwing away eggs they
couldn't sell.
The distributors started buying again because the eggs were priced to
where the stores could afford to sell them at the lower price.

And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.

Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry.

What if everyone only bought $10.00 worth of Petrol each time they
pulled to the pump? The dealer's tanks would stay semi full all the
time. The
dealers wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the huge tank farms.
The tank farms wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the refining
plants. And the refining plants wouldn't have room for the oil being off
loaded from the huge tankers coming from the oil fiends.

Just $10.00 each time you buy gas. Don't fill up the tank of your car.
You may have to stop for gas twice a week, but the price should come
down. Think about it. As an added note...When I buy $10.00 worth of gas
that leaves my tank a little under quarter full. The way prices are
jumping around, you can buy gas for $2.65 a gallon and then the next
morning it can be $2.15. If you have your tank full of $2.65 gas you
don't have room for the
$2.15 gas. You might not understand the economics of only buying two
eggs at a time but, you can't buy cheaper gas if your tank is full of
the high priced stuff.

Also, don't buy anything else at the gas station; don't give them any
more of your hard earned money than what you spend on gas, until the
prices come down..."

....................just think of this concept for a while.


Sorry, but I'm a bit confused with the egg story.
If the people kept on buying eggs, daily or weekly, this would amount to the same number of eggs in the end. How would that affect anything? The demand would be the same. :thinking:

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