Written on: 20/08/2012
To give Tesco credit, they are very good at making the customer feeling as if they have got a good deal. However, always read the small print. I have just tried to buy hair straighteners costing £19.98 from Tesco Direct. I exchanged the Clubcard vouchers, totalling £20, and then found that Tesco won't accept them because I hadn't spent enough. I spent about an hour trying to find something else on tesco Direct that I could buy, but I couldn't buy either clothing or toys as I wanted to because they require another type of voucher. I ended up buying straighteners for £24.97 instead, because of course my vouchers expire at the end of the summer exchange, and I either spend them or lose them.
Apart from that, the service in store (and I have been to several Tesco's) is not nearly as good as my regular supermarket. Tesco are very good at marketing, which means that I always end up buying things I would not normally think I wanted. They do not help me to save money, they just end up costing me more than I would otherwise spend.
Shops are too big, and take an age to find what I want.