An Asda shopper has revealed how they were able to slash their grocery bill by over £40 after spotting some of the labels on store shelves.
The supermarket regular was on her weekly shop when she noticed “Asda Rewards” signs on some of the product shelves, asking you to download their app. The service incentivizes shoppers to buy Target products to earn money back, which can be converted to store vouchers.
Branded with the phrase “pounds, not points”, the labels say customers who use the app can get “10 per cent off your Asda Cash Rewards cash pot”. While this discount applies to certain groceries, “super star” products offer an even better deal, which this shopper used to reap impressive savings.
As reported by Yorkshire Live, the shopper said: “I noticed ‘star product’ labels on various shelves after I downloaded the app. Sometimes they were hidden, eg ‘out of stock’ labels masking product labels cover if it was not replaced by a member of staff.
“Other times, when I check the app and realize one of them is giving credit back on a purchase, I’m weighing whether or not I want to buy one product or the other.
“For example, I was trying to buy some Cola cans and they had £2.50 back on Coke Zero but weren’t offering anything on Pepsi despite it being the same price per can. So I gave up on Pepsi And bought just under £30 worth of Coke Zero, which immediately put £7.50 in my wallet.
“Of course it won’t be worth it if the product you switch to is more expensive, but where the price was the same for the same size, I followed the ‘prize’ labels on the shelves. In place of about two or three I had £40 to spend in the big shops.”
The shopper then converted the £40 credit into a voucher on the app and used it to pay, reducing their £52 to just £12.98. He added: “I’m already making up to £5.50 back on the app. It’s more generous than other supermarkets, and I get 1 per cent cashback when I pay on a Chase card.”
Asda’s Rewards Top Tick is now giving £3.50 back if you buy 30 cans of Diet Coke for £12.50. A 70 cl bottle of Jack Daniel’s is £25, but shoppers get £8 back in their “cashpot”. If you bought four bottles for £100, you would get £32 back.
Asda’s rewards scheme says: “Explore 100 Star products and start earning today. Buy any of our Star products and you’ll receive an instant Cashpot boost equal to 10 per cent of the product’s price. Super Stars give you even more Are!”
Of course, it’s possible that some deals aren’t as good value as they may still be available cheaper elsewhere or the prices have gone up, so it’s not always better to buy in-app cashback products.
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But as the cost of living continues to rise, many families are looking at different ways to make their money last. And if you’re buying products anyway, you get vouchers to spend. Can!
The Asda Rewards app can be downloaded onto Google and Android devices and used in store or online.
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