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Super unleaded petrol now cheaper than ordinary unleaded petrol @ Tesco - Hamilton Branch - Leicester (95.9p rather than 97.9p) £0.96

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This probably isn't the deal of the century and you can probably get petrol cheaper elsewhere BUT if you are buying unleaded petrol at Tesco then currently the super unleaded is cheaper than the ordin… Read More
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This probably isn't the deal of the century and you can probably get petrol cheaper elsewhere BUT if you are buying unleaded petrol at Tesco then currently the super unleaded is cheaper than the ordinary stuff (well it is in Leicester anyway). Usually the super unleaded is more expensive. Both types of petrol work in all unleaded cars.

Update @ 17:21 on 20.05.2009 - I have just driven past Tesco's Hamilton in Leicester and super unleaded is still priced at 95.9p, 2p cheaper than ordinary unleaded. For any sceptics please phone Tesco's before deciding that this deal doesn't exist (0845 6779417), or simply drive to Hamilton Tesco's in Leicester.
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#1
So ... how does that work then :?
Hot from me because its somewhat cleaner.
Boiling hot because its cheaper.
Thanks.
#2
Hmm, maybe a local deal - didn't see that when I passed Tescopoloy today in Southampton
#3
I've no idea why it was cheaper when I went to fill up tonight. I can't think that it was a mis price on something like that but who knows?
#4
Does this price include p&p ?
#5
telboy
Does this price include p&p ?


Apologies, I forgot to ask about that. I had mine gift wrapped though :-D
#6
which tesco in leicester?
#7
Fireball XL-5;5264051
I've no idea why it was cheaper when I went to fill up tonight. I can't think that it was a mis price on something like that but who knows?


Was this advertised in the petrol station...?
#8
not in cardiff saw they put the price up the other day to 101.9 :P
tesco sell 99 ron super which is usually 5p a litre more than normal unleaded
#9
Slightly off track has anyone else noticed that petrol seems to go up 1p every week it'll be £1 a litre again soon, last year the papers were up in arms this year theyre too bothered with mps expenses ?? :viking:
#10
telboy
Does this price include p&p ?


It's collection only, for some inexplicable reason. You even have to provide your own container to take it home in (thankfully such containers are generally wheeled, making things easier!).
#11
sues;5264583
Slightly off track has anyone else noticed that petrol seems to go up 1p every week it'll be £1 a litre again soon, last year the papers were up in arms this year theyre too bothered with mps expenses ?? :viking:


Yes, it'll be 1.00 in 2 weeks
#12
Tesco garages in my town don't have super unleaded for some reason..
#13
Don't Tescos price their petrol according to local competitors? It's 96.9 where I'm at, they usually price match Asda, which has always been the cheapest, up until recently. Now a local Shell has been 2p cheaper than Asda for the last few weeks, but even so it still breaks my heart to fill up my tank, even if I do get 50mpg.
#14
nickw90
Don't Tescos price their petrol according to local competitors? It's 96.9 where I'm at, they usually price match Asda, which has always been the cheapest, up until recently. Now a local Shell has been 2p cheaper than Asda for the last few weeks, but even so it still breaks my heart to fill up my tank, even if I do get 50mpg.


Yes, they usually have a 3 miles rule for matching, but where I live Shell etc are at 94.9p and Tesco have been 95.9p, even though they're on the same road. Unlike stuff that you might walk to buy, petrol is the one thing that should be price matched over a bigger distance, due to the travel you're likely to make.

Didn't see the same offer as mentioned here at my local Tesco though.
#15
sicknote
Yes, it'll be 1.00 in 2 weeks


my nearest (Shell) is 99.9p for unleaded now

totally agree with the one that said about mp's expenses. it does seem to be a suitable distraction
#16
I've noticed since the double points on fuel that Tescos has generally been 1p a litre more expensive than its cheapest rival. I guess if you use the points on deals it still works out better but it struck me very much as giving with one hand and taking away with the other.
#17
sues;5264583
Slightly off track has anyone else noticed that petrol seems to go up 1p every week it'll be £1 a litre again soon, last year the papers were up in arms this year theyre too bothered with mps expenses ?? :viking:


filled up at BP this morning, was suprised to see regular 95 at 99.9 already

Dont forget quidco :?
#18
pidgeofcdf
not in cardiff saw they put the price up the other day to 101.9 :P
tesco sell 99 ron super which is usually 5p a litre more than normal unleaded

I had no idea until I read your post that Tesco did 99 ron!! Will definately look out for that as Optimax is 97 ron which I normally use :-)
#19
It was 0.94p on Monday for unleaded 95. (lea Valley Edmonton) Went in on Tuesday and the price went up to 0.96p it's a joke not even a 1p increase.:x Also what happened to double club card points?
#20
It wouldn’t make any different, Tesco Petrol is poor quality anyway so super = normal petrol at BP, Esso etc....

My BMW 330i M Sport works on Tesco petrol but don’t really like it…... my other car before I bought the BMW didn’t really like Tesco petrol,

Then I found out that Tesco buy the petrol from anywhere and then they add the detergent to it, but in order to keep the cost down they use small amounts... hence a few years back a few cars had problems starting and when they looked in to the problem it was Tesco fuel
#21
I saw a Lamborghini Murcielargo or whatever they are in front of me filling up with standard unleaded in Sainsburys. Surprised those things don't run like a bag of spanners without super.
#22
anewman
I saw a Lamborghini Murcielargo or whatever they are in front of me filling up with standard unleaded in Sainsburys. Surprised those things don't run like a bag of spanners without super.


It does make me laugh, that someone pay £212750 - £265937 for Lamborghini Murcielago but use normal fuel 95... why???
#23
lee_79_uk
It wouldn’t make any different, Tesco Petrol is poor quality anyway so super = normal petrol at BP, Esso etc....

My BMW 330i M Sport works on Tesco petrol but don’t really like it…... my other car before I bought the BMW didn’t really like Tesco petrol,

Then I found out that Tesco buy the petrol from anywhere and then they add the detergent to it, but in order to keep the cost down they use small amounts... hence a few years back a few cars had problems starting and when they looked in to the problem it was Tesco fuel


Simply not true mate. Tesco RON 99 is the best super unleaded out there IMHO. Don't get me wrong - their normal stuff is utter crap. Their super on the other hand, is fantastic. I get the best performance out of my Clio 182 with this stuff (pulls away much better), I seem to get much better MPG too. In terms of this being the same as normal Shell RON 95, it's just not true. Sainsburys super unleaded is rubbish - but this is reflected in the price - it is usually only 2p more than the normal stuff. Tescos is 5p a litre more for a reason - it is really really good - the highest octane available - take a look for yourself http://www.greenergy.com/tesco_99_octane/product_benefits.html

Have you tried the newer Tesco RON 99 super in your 330 (not their older RON 97 stuff)?

As for the deal - this has to be a simple, local mis-price, very doubtful it will be national - but if it is please can someone post it here as I will go and fill up ASAP!
#24
anewman
I saw a Lamborghini Murcielargo or whatever they are in front of me filling up with standard unleaded in Sainsburys. Surprised those things don't run like a bag of spanners without super.


That really is stupidy at it's best. What a terrible thing to do to such a lovely car. Just goes to show that some of the people that drive these cars don't have a clue!!
#25
big b0y
I had no idea until I read your post that Tesco did 99 ron!! Will definately look out for that as Optimax is 97 ron which I normally use :-)

Really recommend the Tesco RON 99 - and it's cheaper than V Power!:)
#26
JPS
Simply not true mate. Tesco RON 99 is the best super unleaded out there IMHO. Don't get me wrong - their normal stuff is utter crap. Their super on the other hand, is fantastic. I get the best performance out of my Clio 182 with this stuff (pulls away much better), I seem to get much better MPG too. In terms of this being the same as normal Shell RON 95, it's just not true. Sainsburys super unleaded is rubbish - but this is reflected in the price - it is usually only 2p more than the normal stuff. Tescos is 5p a litre more for a reason - it is really really good - the highest octane available - take a look for yourself http://www.greenergy.com/tesco_99_octane/product_benefits.html

Have you tried the newer Tesco RON 99 super in your 330 (not their older RON 97 stuff)?

As for the deal - this has to be a simple, local mis-price, very doubtful it will be national - but if it is please can someone post it here as I will go and fill up ASAP!


Mate, i will take your word for it, i was talking about the 95... but i will make sure i run my tank to like the red light and will give the Ron 99 a go.......

thanks will let you know the outcome
#27
I paid 99.9ppl for Super at Tesco on Friday!! Not happy if its now cheaper than 95ron!
#28
Good deal for super but I'm not driving all the way to leicester to fill up :)
#29
The original posters price is a local pricing error.
It will no doubt have been corrected by tomorrow.
I was lucky enough to fill up with Diesel a few months ago when they had the price wrong.
I thought it was incorrect and I checked when I got home. It turned out to be the cheapest in the country! Our Super 99 is 103.9, same as the Diesel. Location: Cambs.
#30
Its funny,but if you remember back about 10 years ago, super unleaded was much more prolific.

There was then a public scare when they said the fumes (benzine?) were poisonous and bad for the health. Then Super Unleaded almost disappeared in the uk. Before that happenened it was often cheaper than regular unleaded as it was so widespread and in greater supply too.
#31
a trusted mechanic friend told me that new cars (NOT talking Ferrari here) are specially made to perform their best using regular petrol. Using high-octane will better your mileage, but can destroy your catalytic converter?
suspended#32
LOL at those saying Tesco 99 is the same as anyone elses 95 - Tesco 95 comes from the same supplies at the same refineries as BP, Shell, etc.

I know someone who works at the refinery in Grangemouth which supplies most of Scotland - he says that Tesco tankers get filled alongside Shell ones, alongside BP ones, etc.

For the poster above, 99 ron won't damage your car at all but is wasted in your average car.
#33
jeczap
a trusted mechanic friend told me that new cars (not talking Ferrari here) are specially made to perform their best using regular petrol. Using high-octane will better your mileage, but can destroy your catalytic converter?


Never ever heard that before. When you buy a performance car you will be specifically told if it requires super unleaded. Mine has minimm RON 98 on the inside of the petrol cap - it certainly doesn't damage the car, as the engines are designed to run at their very best with super unleaded. The ECUs are programmed to make the most out of the extra octanes in the fuel. Hence why filling up a "normal car" with super unleaded will be a waste as the ECU won't even know it is different to RON 95 petrol.

Yeah Lee let me know what you think performance wise - will be interested to hear.
#34
Btw I am not voting this hot or cold as chances are it is a misprice that will last a few hours just at the Leicester store unless anyone else can confirm at other locations.
#35
big b0y
I had no idea until I read your post that Tesco did 99 ron!! Will definately look out for that as Optimax is 97 ron which I normally use :-)


Optimax was never 97 RON, it was classed as 98 RON or higher. V-POWER which has replaced Optimax is 99 RON.
Tesco 99 RON Super Unleaded which is available in some Tesco' s is made by Greenergy, the same company behind British Touring Car Racing, which can only be a good thing. I use both V-POWER and Tesco 99 and notice no difference between either fuels. They are both very good fuels in my opinion.
#36
Must be a Leicester thing!
Years ago, when petrol was about 83p/l I stopped off at Leicester Forest East on the M1, petrol was 50p!!!!!
I recon it must have been a disgruntled member of staff on a revenge mission. Mind you, I didn't feel too guilty filling up!
#37
JPS
Never ever heard that before. When you buy a performance car you will be specifically told if it requires super unleaded. Mine has minimm RON 98 on the inside of the petrol cap - it certainly doesn't damage the car, as the engines are designed to run at their very best with super unleaded. The ECUs are programmed to make the most out of the extra octanes in the fuel. Hence why filling up a "normal car" with super unleaded will be a waste as the ECU won't even know it is different to RON 95 petrol.

Yeah Lee let me know what you think performance wise - will be interested to hear.


Yea the ECU is mapped to use differing grades of fuel, 98R or above for my 1.8T which runs crap on 95 and slightly better on most brand super, But great on v-power and tesco 99.
Look into mapping and tuning your car to run 102 and you can use this :lol:
http://www.bp.com/genericsection.do?categoryId=6621&contentId=7017179
Great reviews usually saying something along the lines of "Rocket Fuel":thumbsup:
But this fuel is deffo cold at £2.40 approx per litre :shock:
#38
Fuel pricing for garages is set by the price at delivery. So each time a new delivery is made the price can change. In this case it is likely to be that Super Unleaded at this Tesco was delivered a few weeks back when the standard would have been less, howver the standard tank has ols far more and has been refilled at the newer higher price, but the premium has not.

Also, 98/99 is pointless in most cars and can actually lead to worse performance and economy as it causes 'pinking' to occur. In simple terms, because the higher octane fuel is more 'explosive' the combustion will begin sooner in the cylinder and be over quicker than with standard fuel. The short combustion means that the energy from the fuel is not released at the optimum timing. Although this is fractions of millisecond and won't cause problems running or cause damage it would actually perform better on standard.
#39
alex1234
Fuel pricing for garages is set by the price at delivery. So each time a new delivery is made the price can change. In this case it is likely to be that Super Unleaded at this Tesco was delivered a few weeks back when the standard would have been less, howver the standard tank has ols far more and has been refilled at the newer higher price, but the premium has not.

Also, 98/99 is pointless in most cars and can actually lead to worse performance and economy as it causes 'pinking' to occur. In simple terms, because the higher octane fuel is more 'explosive' the combustion will begin sooner in the cylinder and be over quicker than with standard fuel. The short combustion means that the energy from the fuel is not released at the optimum timing. Although this is fractions of millisecond and won't cause problems running or cause damage it would actually perform better on standard.


A) This is clearly a mis-price as why would Tesco decide to drop the price of their super from 100.9 odd to 95.9 in one store and make it lower than their RON 95 price? Super unleaded at Tesco hasn't been 95.9 for weeks and weeks now. This therefore has to be a mistake, not purposely priced like this.

B) I assume you are talking about cars with normal engines having this "pinking" effect and not the high performance cars that require the higher octane fuel?
#40
You misunderstand me. The price when the current batch at that particular store for super unleaded at 95.9 would have been correct a few weeks back. The standard at the time was probs around 92.9. It is priced by the batch on delivery. Yes 'pinking' in standard cars. By standard I mean anything but high end performance.

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