Finish Quantum Dishwasher Powerball Tablets 20s - £7.65 reduced to £1.72 @ Wilkinsons
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Finish Quantum Dishwasher Powerball Tablets 20s - £7.65 reduced to £1.72 @ Wilkinsons

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Found 28th Feb 2012
Right, these are marked up on the shelf at £7.65 reduced to £4. However they scan with 75% off making them about £1.72 a box. I have receipt in the bin somewhere for exact numbers and wasn't going to post this, but since I'm here, thought I'd spread the knowledge

They are a total rip off at full price, bareable at £4 since they do clean noticeably better than the branded "average" tablets and a damn good price imo at £1.72 a box. I got a few myself.

Receipt scan to follow if people want it.

Edit - Sorry forgot, this is at Wilkinsons, or Wilkos to us common folk like myself.

Edit2 - Found the receipt in the bin, they actually scan at £6.90 with 75% off making them even cheaper, not £1.91 as I originally calculated in my head.

Edit3 - Thanks to Worthinger, it would appear this is 100% NOT store specific as this kind of deal sometimes can be since he got this offer a couple of weeks ago.
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Where?
Original Poster
Wilkinsons, sorry I didn't list shop name as it has it at the bottom there.
sparkling deal
Original Poster
btw this was on the standard "flavour". Not the lemon, I didn't try them so don't know if it applies to them also, quite sure they weren't even stocking the lemon at my local.
Original Poster
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/robo989/IMG.jpg

Proof...

Looks like it was even cheaper, will update the deal.
Original Poster
Sorry about the disgusting mess, it's been in the bin (shame)
Thanks, great price for getting my washing up done to the 'Diamond Standard'

heat added
Just bought some Fairy dishwasher tablets in Asda 80 for £6.
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just-me

Just bought some Fairy dishwasher tablets in Asda 80 for £6.



Normal price, these are the premium stuff, you can often get Fairy\Finish powerball tabs around that price, in fact it's a rarity not to be able to. These quantum ones never get anywhere near this price.

This might sound like rubbish, but i got these as last resort since along with some rinse aid as dishwasher had stopped cleaning properly, was using the Fairy capsules, suddenly everythings clean...lol..you will see the rinse aid on my receipt.
Edited by: "robo989" 28th Feb 2012
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Hmmm I seem to have just had a rant about dishwasher tablets...

oh dear
Oops - I bought 32 boxes of these, at this price, the other week and assumed store specific!

(Yes, I am greedy - 32 boxes will last me 2 years.)
Edited by: "worthinger" 28th Feb 2012
45p for a carrier bag?!oO

Heat added for the tabs though.
robo989

Normal price, these are the premium stuff, you can often get Fairy\Finish … Normal price, these are the premium stuff, you can often get Fairy\Finish powerball tabs around that price, in fact it's a rarity not to be able to. These quantum ones never get anywhere near this price.This might sound like rubbish, but i got these as last resort since along with some rinse aid as dishwasher had stopped cleaning properly, was using the Fairy capsules, suddenly everythings clean...lol..you will see the rinse aid on my receipt.



I'm using these Finish ones at the moment. I can't say I've noticed any difference in the results but your mileage may vary.
:¬}
"Quantum Powerball" certainly sounds stronger than "Fairy"
hot for me , thanks
I only buy the powder now since realising that all the dishwasher tablets were at least three times the price.
BTW you can claim some free ones on their website

finish.co.uk/sam…php
I guess that's a deal, but those retail prices are so high that it would be tempting to look on ebay for bulk chemicals. Usually these branded products can be duplicated for pennies if you know which chemicals are used in them, and that's what I would do if I had a dishwasher.
A terrific deal against the full price. But lest anyone get too excited, bear in mind that Which? consistenly rate the Aldi 5 in 1 as performing better than Finish Quantum. At £3.99 for 40, it is a little more expensive than this deal but you can usually be sure of finding it.
Beats me why people buy these at any price. I buy dishwasher powder in a 10kg tub, rinse aid 5l and a sack of salt for a tenth of tabs.
just-me

Just bought some Fairy dishwasher tablets in Asda 80 for £6.



I have checked the website and can't see any at this price. Is it store specific??
robkd14

BTW you can claim some free ones on their website … BTW you can claim some free ones on their website :Dhttp://www.finish.co.uk/sample.php



Nice find! Thanks.
I always buy any tablets under 10p each. Easy to work out as well.
Often wonder why they come in so many different sizes - unless it is to confuse the customer.
If you use dishwasher powder it works out at around 6p a shot. Even these reduced price Wilkinson ones cost more than that.
Didnt work in Poile store at 10am this morning?
Poole
I have been using the super market saver/bargain lowest price ones and they seem to be doing the same job as the expensive ones I have always used?? Anyone give me a good reason why I should not use these cheapo ones?
In the last Which? magazine tests Fairy came top followed very closely by Finish Quantun followed very closely by the Aldi 4-in-1 tablets in 3rd place. Aldi tablets work out 10p a tablet all year round.
leedale30

I have been using the super market saver/bargain lowest price ones and … I have been using the super market saver/bargain lowest price ones and they seem to be doing the same job as the expensive ones I have always used?? Anyone give me a good reason why I should not use these cheapo ones?



In my experience, the acid test is the tar, or absence of it, or glass items. I thought I save myself some money and began to buy cheaper tablets but found them to leave a tar on glass items but know for a fact Finish Quantum does not. I am currently trying Aldi's and they seem to be quite good too. I do about one wash a day. Hope this helps.
Just tried in Ipswich store but scans at £4 as marked on the shelf..
Persian_Gu1f

In my experience, the acid test is the tar, or absence of it, or glass … In my experience, the acid test is the tar, or absence of it, or glass items. I thought I save myself some money and began to buy cheaper tablets but found them to leave a tar on glass items but know for a fact Finish Quantum does not. I am currently trying Aldi's and they seem to be quite good too. I do about one wash a day. Hope this helps.



I will try some aldi tabs if these fail to deliver (cheers for the tip) - I have actually been using Fairy tabs for years. Maybe these cheap ones work well because I always do a 70 degree wash??

PS, what does tar on glass look like? (I don't drink much tar now - trying to give up)
Edited by: "leedale30" 29th Feb 2012
Will take a look
leedale30

I will try some aldi tabs if these fail to deliver (cheers for the tip) - … I will try some aldi tabs if these fail to deliver (cheers for the tip) - I have actually been using Fairy tabs for years. Maybe these cheap ones work well because I always do a 70 degree wash??PS, what does tar on glass look like? (I don't drink much tar now - trying to give up)



You can smoke it but ....... seriously speaking, its like using an unclean cloth on your car's windsrcreen. You will see the result when you get behind the wheel!!!
Rede84

I guess that's a deal, but those retail prices are so high that it would … I guess that's a deal, but those retail prices are so high that it would be tempting to look on ebay for bulk chemicals. Usually these branded products can be duplicated for pennies if you know which chemicals are used in them, and that's what I would do if I had a dishwasher.



yes i done the same with expensive furniture..realised it was made of wood so planted a tree in 80 years time i will be reaping my reward..
rogerh

"Simply mix one cup of borax with one cup of baking soda."Make Your Own … "Simply mix one cup of borax with one cup of baking soda."Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent



that can't be cheaper than Dishwasher Detergent??!
These were £4 in Wilkinsons Wembley this morning, lemon ones scanned at full price.
rogerh

"Simply mix one cup of borax with one cup of baking soda."Make Your Own … "Simply mix one cup of borax with one cup of baking soda."Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent



This tip says you will save 10p per wash by making your own dishwasher detergent. Aldi dishwasher tablets, which nearly beat market leading brand in the Which? magazine test, are only 10p a tablet anyway. I don't think I will be making my own detergent in a hurry!
So you will save a bit less than 10p a time. What's your point?
Lemon one's scanned through at £4 in my local store, they didn't have any of the original left x
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