Vouchers - A general Question

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Found 15th Feb 2011
Hi I notice that most self service tills seem to accept vouchers and help to reduce your shopping bill even if its not actually the products you are buying. Do you know if this is considered fraud? I've a fair few cereal vouchers which i've started using when i go shopping and dont suddenly want to be collared by security guard one day. Any comments. Apologies if this has been covered before.

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Doesn't it say on the voucher that it's only valid against the stated product? There's your answer.

in short - yes - because you are using it knowing that it isn't valid on your purchases

Original Poster

yes it does say on the voucher but when you scan them ,even if you dont buy the product, it knocks cash off you bill, which in this day and age is a bonus. I assume the supermarkets just get the cash back anyway, but thought i'd throw it out there as a topic .

in tesco you HAVE/ are ment to show the person in charge of the self service before you scan it, so that they can stop people like you doing as you have said

I always thought that the vouchers had to be validated by a member of staff when you used the self-service? I know thats the case with the Asda/Tesco near me. They stopped taking vouchers unless you bought the actual product a while ago, so they check any vouchers going through to stop people using any that they shouldn't be.

WonderWoman

I always thought that the vouchers had to be validated by a member of … I always thought that the vouchers had to be validated by a member of staff when you used the self-service? I know thats the case with the Asda/Tesco near me. They stopped taking vouchers unless you bought the actual product a while ago, so they check any vouchers going through to stop people using any that they shouldn't be.




in other words what i wrote ^^

thing i don't get is why the system doesnt notice the voucher doesnt match the products? as on normal tills it notices straight away, seems to me abit of a poor system although there must be some sort of reason

winifer

in other words what i wrote ^^thing i don't get is why the system doesnt … in other words what i wrote ^^thing i don't get is why the system doesnt notice the voucher doesnt match the products? as on normal tills it notices straight away, seems to me abit of a poor system although there must be some sort of reason



I dont think it does as I have given vouchers over in Tescos and the assistant said if they scan ill take them off. They all went through ok. Tesco used to take the vouchers even if you didnt purchase the product but have stopped it now. The till will still take them though. If you know someone who works on the tills they may take them off for you. All very hit and miss though.

in the asda i work in we have covered our coupon holes on the self scans as people were scanning coupons for products they hadnt bought and some were scanning coupons then putting plain paper in the machine so it thinks theres a coupon in there when there isnt we were losing alot of money through this also if we take the coupon when you havent bought the product we dont always get the money back... as people above has said most places used to take them even if you hadnt bought product tho x

karinaj

we were losing alot of money through this



Bet it was really hitting asda's profits hard.

greenmachine12

Bet it was really hitting asda's profits hard.



lol not as a company in general no but as a store yeah..........

Original Poster

thanks for all for the comments and debate .. but still not sure if this is considered fraud?
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