A Sainbury’s shopper has shared their genius £1 trick that will reduce the price of your weekly shop.
All you need to give the hack a try is a Nectar Card and a pound.
The trick involves scanning your loyalty card and paying for just one item at the till – instead of your whole shop – and seeing if you’re given a coupon.
The shopper said when she bought something that cost £1, she was given a voucher worth £4.50 in return, the MEN reports.
She was then able to use the money-off coupon when paying for the rest of her shop – cutting her bill – or could spend it next time she was in store.
Writing on the Money saving hints, tips and ideas Facebook group, she said: “I don’t shop at Sainsbury’s often, but when I do, I pay for one item first, which is just over a £1.
“I usually then get a money off voucher for my next shop, today it was £4.50. Hope this is helpful.”
If you’re thinking of trying this hack out, keep in mind there is no guarantee you’ll get a voucher each time you make a purchase.
Apparently the amount of money you are offered off with the voucher is totally random.
To see if you’re in luck, scan your Nectar card before paying for your item and keep an eye out for any coupons.
Other shoppers were grateful to hear of the money-saving tip and have vowed to give it a try.
One person said: “I’ve never thought to do this! Will definitely keep in mind now, thank you.”
Another said: “Very helpful thank you!”
A third added: “That’s a great help, will remember that. I just end up with loads of voucher that are useless until you shop again.”
A fourth said: “Had vouchers this week.”
The Nectar loyalty scheme is free to sign up to online and allows you to collect points that can be exchanged for money off your shop – this is on top of any coupons that are randomly printed after you’ve paid for something.
One Nectar point is worth 0.5p, which means 100 points would convert into 50p to spend.
There are around 18 million customers signed up to Nectar, and the points you collect can be used in multiple stores and online retailers, such as Argos and eBay.
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