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#1
You should be able to exclude them with the custom tab, no?
#2
duckmagicuk2
You should be able to exclude them with the custom tab, no?


Well as a single person trying to make ends meet I find them helpful, whereas I think tonnes of x box 360 games deals are worthless to me but you won't hear me complaining! You have the heat button to vote it cold if you don't agree it is a deal and you can customise your settings to try and limit the offending 'deals' what more do you want?
#3
It is uneconomical to make a designated journey just to pick up a low value item.


The cost of fuel/time renders most of them pointless.


I think these two points are the same?

I don't shop at a particular supermarket, so will often choose the Supermarket that has an offer on that I want to pick up, whether this be Tesco,Sainsburys, Asda or Morrisons.

I don't think anyone goes to a supermarket just to pick up a pack of Muller Corners, but many then know to look out for them whilst there.
#4
Everyone has their "favourite" type of deal on this site - not eveyone is looking for a 10 ft plasma television or the best deal at argos, but this is why this site is popular.........you never know what going to be posted on here, and to me thats half the fun! Some of the conversations on here are soooooooo funny. All I want to say is a big THANKYOU to all who post on here, whatever it is. LONG LIVE HOTUKDEALS! :-D
#5
Leila70;2550243
Well as a single person trying to make ends meet I find them helpful, whereas I think tonnes of x box 360 games deals are worthless to me but you won't hear me complaining! You have the heat button to vote it cold if you don't agree it is a deal and you can customise your settings to try and limit the offending 'deals' what more do you want?

A deal is hot if it represents a significant saving, otherwise it is just "good shopping". If someone can save £10-20 on an xbox game then it is worthwhile. If there was a deal for a pram (which I have no interest in) with a £50 saving I would say it is a good deal. However 2 for 1 on dolmio doesn't fall into this bracket.
#6
thesaint;2550461

I don't think anyone goes to a supermarket just to pick up a pack of Muller Corners, but many then know to look out for them whilst there.

All supermarkets have offers on, often these are dictated by the suppliers looking to boost sales or raise awareness. If you have little brand preference it is realistic to expect that every supermarket will have a deal on X product. If it's beer - one may have a 3 for 2 on Becks and another on Kronenberg. As outlined in my first post, it's not like the supermarket's hide their deals - quite the contrary infact.
Just to add - A number of my friends use this site and everyone I have mentioned this to has also had the same frustration. I have often suggested this site to people over MSE which is full of dross. Ultimately, I may as well voice my issues with things for them to be taken into consideration. Whether or not anyone takes any notice is another matter. I'm not going to make any childish statements like "I'm sick of them and i'm never coming back". However it is realistic that I, and people in the same position as me will use the site less if the trend continues.
Obviously, it may be the case that there are millions of people interested in supermarket deals and it is therefore benificial to have a site focussed around them.
#7
Leila70
Well as a single person trying to make ends meet I find them helpful, whereas I think tonnes of x box 360 games deals are worthless to me but you won't hear me complaining! You have the heat button to vote it cold if you don't agree it is a deal and you can customise your settings to try and limit the offending 'deals' what more do you want?


and ohmygod how many xbox 360 game deals is there?! Or any other game?! I think it's shocking to spend £20+ on a game!
#8
Also as lot of us on this site are mummy's we do have time to go to one shop just for bargains.If like me you have asda( or diff supermarket to where you usally shop) 10 mins walk away and your baby wont take afternoon nap. I put him in pushchair and walk to asda to get any bargains i can carry. I get bargains baby get sleep.
Because otherwise i do all my shopping at tesco's as i get staff discount
#9
lawrenzini
A deal is hot if it represents a significant saving, otherwise it is just "good shopping". If someone can save £10-20 on an xbox game then it is worthwhile. If there was a deal for a pram (which I have no interest in) with a £50 saving I would say it is a good deal. However 2 for 1 on dolmio doesn't fall into this bracket.


Woah. If an XBox game was £40 and it's £10 off, then that's only 25% off.

If a supermarket item is 2 for 1 then that's 50% off.

Talk in percentages rather than "saving". :p
#10
duckmagicuk2
Woah. If an XBox game was £40 and it's £10 off, then that's only 25% off.

If a supermarket item is 2 for 1 then that's 50% off.

Talk in percentages rather than "saving". :p


So if something is 10p reduced to 1p then it's a 90% saving, but it's alot of effort to save 9p. The deals that are worth having are the ones that save some real money, not 9p!
#11
But if you bought enough of them...

Besides, a 50% saving on anything in the supermarket these days is pretty high. :giggle:
#12
duckmagicuk2
But if you bought enough of them...

Besides, a 50% saving on anything in the supermarket these days is pretty high. :giggle:


Yes, point I'm making is that the £ is the important bit, not the %. You could have great % but low £ makes it not worth the effort.
#13
Benjimoron
Yes, point I'm making is that the £ is the important bit, not the %. You could have great % but low £ makes it not worth the effort.


So you wouldn't buy something that you liked if it was reduced by 90% if it only saved you 9p?
#14
Benjimoron
Yes, point I'm making is that the £ is the important bit, not the %. You could have great % but low £ makes it not worth the effort.


depends what it is though right like i often get lush gift tags 5p a pack instead of 50p after xmas and i buy like 10 packets for price of 1, this not being greedy or excessive cos guaranteed 7pm xmas eve mum and mum in law have run out same goes for cellotape n wrapping paper
#15
DIVA1977;2551975
Also as lot of us on this site are mummy's we do have time to go to one shop just for bargains.If like me you have asda( or diff supermarket to where you usally shop) 10 mins walk away and your baby wont take afternoon nap. I put him in pushchair and walk to asda to get any bargains i can carry. I get bargains baby get sleep.
Because otherwise i do all my shopping at tesco's as i get staff discount

Great - I think these deals should have a place on the site, I just don't think it is on the front page.
On a side note I find the use of the word "Mummy's" when replying to adults strange.
#16
its a deals site bring on the deals :)
#17
thesaint
So you wouldn't buy something that you liked if it was reduced by 90% if it only saved you 9p?


I might buy something if I saw it but I don't think it would generally be worth filling the forum with them. Would you rush out just to get them before everyone else does? It wouldn't be worth the petrol etc.
#18
guv
But might be if you needed a thousand of the item in question. The £10 you just spent would otherwise have cost you £100


True, but how many products are there priced at 10p that you would buy one thousand of??? I can't think of any.
#19
guv
I could ask the same about the original 9p saving!!!

However, to answer...

Bulbs (ie flowers) is one that springs to mind as a possibility.


I don't understand about the 9p saving bit? I'm pointing out that a 9p saving is pretty pointless.

I'm talking groceries, not bulbs.
#20
Benjimoron
I might buy something if I saw it but I don't think it would generally be worth filling the forum with them. Would you rush out just to get them before everyone else does? It wouldn't be worth the petrol etc.


I refer you to my earlier response:

thesaint


I don't shop at a particular supermarket, so will often choose the Supermarket that has an offer on that I want to pick up, whether this be Tesco,Sainsburys, Asda or Morrisons.

I don't think anyone goes to a supermarket just to pick up a pack of Muller Corners, but many then know to look out for them whilst there.


I don't usually look at the grocery deals, but do people ever say they went specifically to save a few pennies?
#21
thesaint
I refer you to my earlier response:



I don't usually look at the grocery deals, but do people ever say they went specifically to save a few pennies?


Fair enough, I may be blinded by only shopping at Tesco. I just think that hotukdeals should be full of deals saving a reasonable amount of money. Not 9p off offers!
[mod]#22
Now i remember all the free gammon at Tesco due to a error..........now that was a hot deal. I needed a new freezer. :lol:
#23
But what do you mean by?

"I could ask the same about the original 9p saving!!!"

I'm saying that a post for saving that 9p is pretty much pointless. You think they're worth having as you may be one thousand of the same item?

Fair enough on the items that people may by 1000 of, but there aren't many of those are there?
#24
You could ask the question, but then we'd be asking the same question, I'm referring to something that is currently 10p but may be posted as a deal for 1p. ie a 90% (9p) saving.
#25
guv
Then I think we agree with one and other.

I was merely pointing out an aspect you hadn't considered.


Two people agreeing on hukd? Never happens does it?

I think that there's an odd deal that may be worth posting, if it's a real saving, ie a few pounds, not a few pence. Like you say there's a couple of things that you may be in high enough quantity to make it worthwhile, otherwise they're generally not worth posting, as someone said earlier, it's generally either coke or pepsi on offer so it doesn't really need a post.
#26
Benjimoron
Fair enough, I may be blinded by only shopping at Tesco. I just think that hotukdeals should be full of deals saving a reasonable amount of money. Not 9p off offers!


Heh, I find Tesco to be the dearest of all of our local supermarkets.

Anyway, your 9p saving scenario is a ridiculous exaggeration. If something was REDUCED from 10p to 1p then it's going to be a localised thing and a short-lived thing and wouldn't be worth posting (see the "local deals" thread for my views in there). I don't know of any product that would be on "offer" from 10p to 1p nationwide.

Let's talk about a realistic possiblitity (rather that "on offer from 10p to 1p") and talk about saving rather than percentage (if theat's what you want to do).

Grocery deals are often BOGOF (2 for 1). Take a box of cereal that may cost £2. If it's an offer of buy one get one free, then this would be £2 saved. Imagine you live in a household of two adults and three children, and get through quite a bit of cereal... you could probably get through a good few boxes of cereal between you in the space of a few months - so you may decide to get 6. That'd be a saving of £6! A bigger saving than on some other things.

:thumbsup:
#27
duckmagicuk2;2561468

Grocery deals are often BOGOF (2 for 1). Take a box of cereal that may cost £2. If it's an offer of buy one get one free, then this would be £2 saved. Imagine you live in a household of two adults and three children, and get through quite a bit of cereal... you could probably get through a good few boxes of cereal between you in the space of a few months - so you may decide to get 6. That'd be a saving of £6! A bigger saving than on some other things.

Good point - however you have to start factoring in storage space. If you were to buy enough boxes to acrew a good saving you would be taking up a vast amount of space in your home. Besides which, if you really were a heavy user and wanted to save by buying in bulk you may as well go to Makro and really go to town.
1 Like #28
duckmagicuk2
Heh, I find Tesco to be the dearest of all of our local supermarkets.

Anyway, your 9p saving scenario is a ridiculous exaggeration. If something was REDUCED from 10p to 1p then it's going to be a localised thing and a short-lived thing and wouldn't be worth posting (see the "local deals" thread for my views in there). I don't know of any product that would be on "offer" from 10p to 1p nationwide.

Let's talk about a realistic possiblitity (rather that "on offer from 10p to 1p") and talk about saving rather than percentage (if theat's what you want to do).

Grocery deals are often BOGOF (2 for 1). Take a box of cereal that may cost £2. If it's an offer of buy one get one free, then this would be £2 saved. Imagine you live in a household of two adults and three children, and get through quite a bit of cereal... you could probably get through a good few boxes of cereal between you in the space of a few months - so you may decide to get 6. That'd be a saving of £6! A bigger saving than on some other things.

:thumbsup:


I agree ducky, my only point in all this was that it's about saving rather than percentage. That was my original reply to yours.

I think in your example the saving would be £12 wouldn't it? (EDIT - 6 total, was thinking 6 free!)

Anyway, point is that you'll see these offers doing the weekly shop anyway. Tesco would have it on a promotion end or there'd be a big sign down the cereal aisle. I think most people are after deals that they wouldn't otherwise see.
#29
Benjimoron
Anyway, point is that you'll see these offers doing the weekly shop anyway. Tesco would have it on a promotion end or there'd be a big sign down the cereal aisle. I think most people are after deals that they wouldn't otherwise see.


I do like to shop around. :) Then again, there's a few different supermarkets within a few miles of me...
#30
To be honest I think Grocery deals are becoming more and more relevant with the price of food having escalated as it has, I really like to see them no matter what the situation.
Anyone who has the chance to "cherry pick" offers can save themselves a considerable sum over time on the grocery bill.
The same can be said for bulk buying. Anyone buying soap powder, toilet rolls, squash and other household essential at full price needs their lumps testing IMO.

In any case as has been said if you don't want to see grocery deals just filter them out and let the rest of us paupers see where we can save money :)

BTW The real crux of saving money on your grocery bill is to actually only buy what you want. I would stake my life on the fact that there are very few people who enter a supermarket knowing what they want that don't come out with a few impulse buys.
That's what the supermarkets plan for and that's where they make their profits.

Try an experiment and see the results. Write on a piece of paper what you actually need and then compare it to what you have actually bought when you get home.
My bet is you will be shocked...................................
#31
hottoshop
Try an experiment and see the results. Write on a piece of paper what you actually need and then compare it to what you have actually bought when you get home.
My bet is you will be shocked...................................



Good grief ain't that the truth! Tried it and confirmed it. Cut my food bill by about £40 per month by looking at whats on offer and planning round that, writing a list and getting ONLY whats on the list! (have to go without the better half though! :thumbsup:)
#32
Grocery deals are the first section I look at, always. They are my highest expenditure each week, closely followed by fuel, and they are an area where I can save, with multibuys/offers, and always aim to make the most of them.

The other sections, I just start looking at, if I feel I need a major purchase will be needed in the next few months, ie, freezer on its last legs etc.

I would think savings on groceries are pertinent to most people. An essential item. And family budgets stretched as they are for most of us.
#33
Lowin
Grocery deals are the first section I look at, always. They are my highest expenditure each week, closely followed by fuel, and they are an area where I can save, with multibuys/offers, and always aim to make the most of them.

The other sections, I just start looking at, if I feel I need a major purchase will be needed in the next few months, ie, freezer on its last legs etc.

I would think savings on groceries are pertinent to most people. An essential item. And family budgets stretched as they are for most of us.


Awesome you bumped a 2 year old thread...
[mod]#34
Awww...........there's Ducky. I liked Ducky posting.
#35
The groceries deals are the ones I mainly use this site for.... with 3 kids to feed they help us out a lot so i don't think they should be excluded from the front page. It's the other stuff that I can't afford like pre booking a flight to the moon e.t.c. or amazing cars or £2k watches 'on offer' that i find a waste of time.
#36
oh didnt realise this was posted 2 yrs ago hehe.

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