Are Tesco shops getting more expensive?

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Found 13th Nov 2017
OMG how expensive are tesco.
I used to shop at Tesco for my weekly shop and then an Aldi opened in my local town centre so decided to try them. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of their food and the price so i have shopped there ever since.
Last week my mum asked me to do her weekly shop at tesco, she gave me a list that to me wasn't very long.
There was no meat on the list, no washing powder/capsules. No alcohol or pop/coke or fizzy drinks.
It was sunday lunch stuff, bags of frozen vegetables, Yorkshire puddings.
Also sone cheese, salad, tins of stuff, bread cobs and crisps.
Then toiletries like soap and toothpaste.
I got to the till and almost fainted when (after multi buys discount) she said £83!
I swear i thought she was winding me up.
How do people afford to shop at Tesco?
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yeah tesco is expensive aswell but more expensive is waitrose
Ditto! Used to be Tesco but now Aldi. Soooo much cheaper & just as good ~(sometimes better) quality
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The toiletries and cleaning stuff is really expensive at Tesco, lots of places don the same for cheaper. It's on stuff like that they make the money coz people just pick it up with their food shopping.
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johnsaab11 m ago

yeah tesco is expensive aswell but more expensive is waitrose

I usually joke about that with my boss and if he asks if i went shopping last night at Aldi i always say "dont you mean Waitrose"
lollypoplee2 m ago

I usually joke about that with my boss and if he asks if i went shopping …I usually joke about that with my boss and if he asks if i went shopping last night at Aldi i always say "dont you mean Waitrose"


good one
I've noticed this as well. What I find extremely useful now is the Mysupermarket app before I go shopping. Compare all the prices for everything I need. And the app has a built in shopping list feature and if something is cheaper it would suggest it. Once I have done that on Saturday I will go to each store pick up what I need.

Another app which is useful is the checkout smart app. This app gives you cash backs for buying certain items from a supermarket. There are also 100% cashbacks available for some items.

But most of the time I find Aldi and Lidl cheaper for fruit and veg.

For cleaning items I usually buy when they are on offer. And I don't usually go for the cheapest item. I go for quality and stuff that actually works. Because I hate buying cheap stuff that I have to use so much of whereas, I can use a smaller amount of product from a better quality product and cost 50p more. At the moment I really like Aldi's kitchen and bathroom cleaner.

Hope that helps.
Edited by: "parasyte" 13th Nov 2017
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It’s not just Tesco. I was shocked today to find 4 pint Semi Skimmed milk in Morrisons for £1.10. All other supermarkets are around a £1.
Yes Tesco is crazy expensive I did a little online shop at Asda made up of 11 items £20 but after something come up I decided to just go into Tesco to buy the same items and it cost me 46 pound !!!
Edited by: "Crazyspender" 13th Nov 2017
Lidl is an extra half a mile along the road from my local Tesco. No Brainer. £1.20 for a tub of hummus in Tesco, 65p for the same size tub in lidl.
Crazyspender46 m ago

Yes Tesco is crazy expensive I did a little online shop at Asda made up of …Yes Tesco is crazy expensive I did a little online shop at Asda made up of 11 items £20 but after something come up I decided to just go into Tesco to buy the same items and it cost me 46 pound !!!



Seems a huge difference - what were the items?
dazza9910 m ago

Seems a huge difference - what were the items?


I can’t remember exactly but was things like bread milk, washing powder, butter, Deodorants,toilet roll
It just seemed like Asda had a lot more half price or on a deal compared to Tesco
Crazyspender1 h, 34 m ago

Yes Tesco is crazy expensive I did a little online shop at Asda made up of …Yes Tesco is crazy expensive I did a little online shop at Asda made up of 11 items £20 but after something come up I decided to just go into Tesco to buy the same items and it cost me 46 pound !!!


You do know that Tesco brand match Asda ? Do your homework , get any available coupons/vouchers and it should be cheaper.

*Brand match is max £20 and doesn't include own brand items.

Your best bet is to shop in Asda but only buy stuff that is the same price or cheaper in another supermarket as Asda will beat the price by 10% ( check receipt online and get a voucher).

Edit: You must make sure you're only comparing against 1 supermarket per shop.
Edited by: "Darzen" 13th Nov 2017
It's by design.

The whole Tesco strategy was to rapidly establish market dominance by opening shops every where, selling every thing, and to encourage good favour and custom by being the cheapest around. The pay-off of this massive expansion strategy was that, once they'd established physical dominance of the country's population centres, they could heavily ramp up the prices, and profit significantly.

Amazon use a much more aggressive version of the same tactic.
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dxx9 m ago

It's by design.The whole Tesco strategy was to rapidly establish market …It's by design.The whole Tesco strategy was to rapidly establish market dominance by opening shops every where, selling every thing, and to encourage good favour and custom by being the cheapest around. The pay-off of this massive expansion strategy was that, once they'd established physical dominance of the country's population centres, they could heavily ramp up the prices, and profit significantly. Amazon use a much more aggressive version of the same tactic.

I agree with the Tesco part but personally i think Amazon is cheap as chips. Agreed that Amazon are trying to take over the world tho
I don't do my weekly shop in just one supermarket, I go to them all throughout the week, and take advantage of offers etc.
I never thought tesco was cheap. Their products are slightly cheaper than sainsburys but not by much. I find morrisons to be cheaper than tesco.
Usually do my weekly shop at Waitrose and then top up at M and S
lollypoplee9 h, 25 m ago

I agree with the Tesco part but personally i think Amazon is cheap as …I agree with the Tesco part but personally i think Amazon is cheap as chips. Agreed that Amazon are trying to take over the world tho


You're mistaken.

Next time you're looking to buy a product, compare Amazon's price to that of a specialist retailer. You'll generally find that Amazon are somewhere between slightly and a lot more expensive (with the biggest differences often being seen at the lower end of the price scale - an £8 adapter on Amazon can easily be £2 on eBay or 50p on a Chinese retailer).

Amazon are well aware that a significant proportion of their userbase are Prime members, and they can really exploit that Sunk Cost Fallacy by duping people into buying from them at their inflated rates just to 'get value' from their subscription fee.
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dxx5 m ago

You're mistaken. Next time you're looking to buy a product, compare …You're mistaken. Next time you're looking to buy a product, compare Amazon's price to that of a specialist retailer. You'll generally find that Amazon are somewhere between slightly and a lot more expensive (with the biggest differences often being seen at the lower end of the price scale - an £8 adapter on Amazon can easily be £2 on eBay or 50p on a Chinese retailer). Amazon are well aware that a significant proportion of their userbase are Prime members, and they can really exploit that Sunk Cost Fallacy by duping people into buying from them at their inflated rates just to 'get value' from their subscription fee.

Yes i am a prime member but i always find for dvd's and cd's with or without Prime they are usually the cheapest by far but i suppose everyone's experience is different
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JasonVoorhees12 h, 30 m ago

Heat! Thanks OP Grabbed a bunch for eBay!

have i missed something?
What did you grab a bunch of?
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Xboxgamer3215 h, 19 m ago

Usually do my weekly shop at Waitrose and then top up at M and S

So in reality you do your main shop at Aldi and then top up through the week at Tesco express
I would go aldi but they don't deliver so tesco or morrisons for me
lollypoplee14th Nov

So in reality you do your main shop at Aldi and then top up through the …So in reality you do your main shop at Aldi and then top up through the week at Tesco express


Waitrose is actually very good value. Branded products can be cheaper than Tesco and Sainsbury's or comparable. They have become a lot more competitive with the mainstream supermarkets. Their own foods are expensive, but that is because they are quality food.

M&S does good quality foods and so this is reflected in their price. We used to buy all our food from M&S as we loved the taste, until I got bored with their foods. Now I only pick up stuff for my husband from there as I don't want to eat their food any more, but that had no reflection on their quality. That is a reflection on me.
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mutley117 m ago

Waitrose is actually very good value. Branded products can be cheaper than …Waitrose is actually very good value. Branded products can be cheaper than Tesco and Sainsbury's or comparable. They have become a lot more competitive with the mainstream supermarkets. Their own foods are expensive, but that is because they are quality food. M&S does good quality foods and so this is reflected in their price. We used to buy all our food from M&S as we loved the taste, until I got bored with their foods. Now I only pick up stuff for my husband from there as I don't want to eat their food any more, but that had no reflection on their quality. That is a reflection on me.

Sadly the closest Waitrose to me is about 12 miles away. I have been thete twice as they have an amazing selection of easter eggs and i like to purchase a special one for my mum each year.
lollypoplee1 h, 37 m ago

Sadly the closest Waitrose to me is about 12 miles away. I have been thete …Sadly the closest Waitrose to me is about 12 miles away. I have been thete twice as they have an amazing selection of easter eggs and i like to purchase a special one for my mum each year.


where we live, waitrose is the main supermarket. we used to do our main grocery shopping there, then go over to M&S and get their food.

nowadays i do my main grocery and food shopping at sainsburys, which is a much smaller supermarket in our area and always never fully stocked, but i go daily, and i get so many money off vouchers from them, i never pay full price for the shopping. not to mention their cakes are delicious and are often on sale
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