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Steven33
I'm not one to usually put supermarket fuel in my car but at around 80-odd p I think I will be taking advantage of this while it lasts! Just wanted to give you guys the heads up!!

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GSM
Petrol without the tax!
GSM
Doesn't work out at a very good deal. It costs me £65ish to fill up, so if I did that at Tesco with 50p a litre off, then it would only cost me £40, saving me £25, but to get the coupons you need to by £47 worth of stuff.

Only really a good deal if you were intending to buy coffee, squash, toilet paper, beans and washing powder.

So it's £87 for all that plus a tank of fuel. But I could easily get squash, toilet paper, beans and washing power (I don't drink coffee) for £22 elsewhere/different brands, so I reckon I could get all those items plus a fuel tank of fuel at normal prices for £87.

A bit of maths saves the day again!
Steven33
but you forgot about your clubcard points!!! :P
GSM
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but you forgot about your clubcard points!!! :P
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Haha, Tesco is far too expensive for the likes of me so I have no such loyalty card!

I've got a Morrisons, Asda, Lidl and Home Bargains within half a mile of my house, so a trip to them all once a month gives me optimal value for money!
Steven33
Unfortunately Tesco is literally about10 seconds from my flat, they have me ensnared :(
jeebowhite
I get a loyalty card wherever I go, no matter how little I use it, if they want my custom they better bloody reward me for it! :P I wouldnt go for that offer though, as GSM said, petrol without the tax, but when your forking out £80 odd for a 60 quid tank of fuel...
GSM
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Unfortunately Tesco is literally about10 seconds from my flat, they have me ensnared :(
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To be fair the closest two supermarkets to me is a small Scot-mid and a Tesco Metro or Express or whatever it's called. But they're just too expensive so I take a short drive down the road to the ASDA/Lidl/Home Bargains/Morrisons.

Another excuse to drive the lovely car I suppose :P.
GSM
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1343222870' post='196419']
I get a loyalty card wherever I go, no matter how little I use it, if they want my custom they better bloody reward me for it! :P I wouldnt go for that offer though, as GSM said, petrol without the tax, but when your forking out £80 odd for a 60 quid tank of fuel...
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I did that too, but got fed up with the cluttered wallet (because, despite taking loyalty cards from everywhere, I was loyal to none of them, and so just ended up with about 6 cards - a wallet full of loyalty cards... such irony) and the fact that you need to spend about a million quid to get a fivers worth of fuel vouchers back or something.

Took me 2 years of driving at first until my Shell loyalty card return £2.50 off my next fill..........
Steven33
afraid the loyalty card i use most often is for nandos.... :unsure:
Stoney871
You get better loyalty points for busty barbara's bondage boudoir.
(oopsy) ;)
raskL
I have a bit of a thing with tesco fuel i cant conclusivley prove it but heres what evidence i have so far :

just lately (this will be the fifth french car comming in with same problem) a customer brought in a pug 206 gti 180 and said the antipollution light keeps comming on, we went through everything as usual couldnt find anything apart from a slightly over dirty fuel filter for the mileage. changed it gave the engine a thorough clean drained existing fuel and went and put £10 of shell v power in, took it for a 15 mile test drive, everything was fine no problems.
so signed it off and customer was happy.

3 days later came back with same problem this time we checked everything from fuel system to sensors nothing doing, anyway one of the rac guys came in with a car and we had a chat, he said "I bet you its that crappy tesco petrol, my mates a tanker delivery driver and they use the worst grade posible".

so i phone the customer back and after a good chat he thinks this could have been happening after filling up at tesco alot lately, and the light comming on seems to be about the same time, so 3 days later he calls back in and says its never happened since ive been filling up at morrisons :D. like i say this is the 5th or 6th time we had this problem and couldnt resolve it, i cant say anything about the diesel, but maybe something to think about.
GSM
Strange. You'd think they'd have the cheapest fuel if it's the lowest quality. Not round my way, anyway.
Steven33
i never usually fill up with supermarket fuel if I can help it but this has confirmed my fears!
GSM
I alternate between ASDA fuel and Shell fuel on a 3:1 ratio. Seems to run just fine.
jeebowhite
I tend to stick with Shell, and if I cant get shell I get sainsbury's as they are in partnership with BP for their fuel.

Basically they give you the worst fuel for the most 'competitive' price - their profits go up and you *think* your getting a good deal...


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