Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Economics

It can be a relief to shop at Asda because you don’t have to fiddle about looking for that loyalty card at the checkout.
At Tesco - you spend £10 or £10.99 and you get 10 points which gives you vouchers for a miserly 10p off your shopping. NO BIG DEAL!
lll But here's how you can do better lll
1: Look out for those ‘special extra points coupons’ which I used to throw in the bin.
Tesco knows everything about you so they usually pick something you like. I never get one for roast hog, disposable nappies or Sunny Delight!
The one above gives 125 extra points - the equivalent of spending a massive £125.

2: Quadruple the value of your points at the Tesco website - £2.50 buys you a £10 voucher for the lovely Cafe Rouge.



3: Don’t overdo it like this bloke who had his cards forcibly removed.

..........
A few years ago Kev said “What do you want for Valentine’s - flowers or a surprise?”


I chose a surprise. The surprise was that he forgot the surprise ... and the flowers.

So this year we’ll go to Cafe Rouge via FOPP where he’ll buy me a CD/DVD of my choice and I will reciprocate.

Oh and we won’t go on Valentine's day itself (YUK!) or tonight because we’re off to Norway.

It’ll be Friday.

Control freak?
Moi??


KAZ

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31 Comments:

Blogger Geoff said...

Do you get extra points for buying SK Brann at Tesco?

It is a cereal, isn't it?

1:18 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

Enjoy the match, but be careful not to get into any football-related rucks. Norweigans seem to be drunken nutters once they get going ...

2:29 pm  
Blogger Ackworth Born said...

I used to have a Tesco clubcard but all the points and vouchers just are so complicated I couldn't be bothered in the end - beside not really liking the store.

I do have an Asda credit card and use it a lot since I might as well have the vouchers at the end of the year but it doesn't add up to much and these days I tend to prefer Morrisons and I can still use the Asda cc there [plus its the only one of my credit cards I can remember the pin number for]

2:44 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

I hate cards, any card... and ATMs.. they scare me. I'm am more like Royality now... I never carry money at all.. never.
Jane won't allow it.... ha!..

Enjoy Norway.. Your Way..

3:03 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

If you're not going to be around, I'll have to give you a kiss now then!

3:04 pm  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

Silly Europeans, there aren't 27 months in the year! They've printed the coupon wrong!

B.t.w., is it 'Q-PON' or 'COO-PON'?

3:29 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Last year at WH Smith they had a three-for-two on Valentine's cards. Sadly I wasn't a blogger at the time so when I went back to take a photo this year to blog about how WH Smith was promoting cheating, they had obviously realised or someone had shopped them to Trading Standards. Thinking about it, that might have been me.

4:39 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

There is a simple way to remember your lady partner's Valentine or Birthday.

Just forget it once.

I imagine you will be sailing up and down the Fjords on a luxury liner Kaz.

PS I thought Fopp had gone bust. Ours has disappeared.

5:31 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Geoff:
Let's hope Everton have the moral fibre to get extra points tonight!

Betty:
They are probably still annoyed about the Eurovision song contest - it's probably more important than football over there.

Gerald:
Amazing - but I've never been to Morre-e-sons.
There's one in Denton near Crown Point - so I'll give it a try after I've been to T.K.Max and River Island.

Wom:
(curtseys) ... It's only channel 5's virtual Norway for the match.
I'll enjoy it if the result's OK.

mj:
No time like the present - mmmmmmmmmmmmmwah.

Rimshot:
COO- PON and its tomahto not tomaydo.

Hi Laura:
It would pleaseTilda Swinton - did you read about her ménage à trois today? Even so she'd only need two.

Murph:
I do not need to know that as I am lacking a lady partner (like yourself).
You've got Oz and I've got Kev. SWOP??

I shall be sailing on my luxury sofa with a can of lager and slice of pizza.

Our Fopp disappeared and mysteriously came back a week later.

5:45 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

how exciting, bon voyage!
I used to just spend the vouchers in store but Himself put me wise and we eat out at the Slug and Lettuce regularly now thanks to Mr Tesco. Sophistication knows no bounds in Wilts.

Fingers Xed you'll win.

(wear a hat)

5:51 pm  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

"tomahto not tomaydo"
No matter, I'm not eating the vile squishy things. I mean, fruit or veg, make up your mind.

7:05 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Norwegians get drunk on home made hooch and then feel depressed.

I'm giving my beloved my Tesco Clubcard. There are enough accumulated points to purchase at least one radish.

8:35 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

It was all Brann for the first ten minutes but...

Well done, Toffees.

8:57 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Ziggi:
(See above) I didn't intend to mislead - but even Manchester's a bit chilly for little me in Feb - let alone Norway.
We do Slug as well.
WE WON!!!

Rimshot:
You don't like tomahtos - what about potahtos??

Garfer:
I believe lager cost about six quid a pint so it's no wonder they do home made.
What more could a beloved want?
Radishes are sooo HOT and somehow rather rude!!!

Geoff:
Yeah!! The lads did good.
The commentators kept going on about the Norwegans having the height advantage.
Didn't notice it doing much for Crouch.

10:00 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Norway! I,ve Never been.You been before?Check Out The Saunas for me !
I dont know about your neck of the Woods, but ,In Halifax, The Staff at Asda are much friendlier than our Tescos.I know, in the grand scheme of things, it s not that important, but i enjoy my chats with the Asda checkout girls......Who knows they all might get a Valentines Card from Me?

11:17 pm  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

"potahtos" I simply adore! Mashed, boiled, baked, fried, you name it.

Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

11:26 pm  
Blogger I, still, like the views said...

knock knock!

7:30 am  
Blogger Roses said...

The last few months I haven't bothered opening the Tesco envelopes (I have a procrastination system of administration, everything goes into a box for a yearly clear out). My Viking found it and waved £7.50 worth of cupons under my nose - that's a decent bottle of red, or two bottles of cheap!

8:33 am  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Ah, St. Valentine's Day - yet another opportunity for marketing stuff we don't need or want, and upsetting single people; another Christmas, really.

Miserable old crab - Moi?

9:31 am  
Blogger Dave said...

What's a Tescos?

10:09 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Tony:
Friendly persons on the checkout are OK until they get too friendly. Some of the women in S'burys next door ask all sorts of personal questions - like that Caroline Aherne character on the fast show.

Rimshot:
We'll agree about potatoes.
Thanks - same to you.

View:
Who's there?

Roses:
Procrastination is my middle name.
Unfortunately you can't use the Cafe Rouge tokens for drink.
Stay at home with a DVD, choose the cheap reds wisely and you'll have a fine time.

Stitch:
Geddaway - I bet you've been knitting something cute and cuddly for DH!
*ducks to avoid flying missile*

Dave:
You'll find out soon enough when you relocate to civilisation.

12:06 pm  
Blogger Lord Tennisanyone said...

Oh don't forget to bring home a Nowegian Blue..beautiful plumage!

Tesco needs to hire these schemers like the Vegas Hotels use scammers to check their security.


VD is a Hallmarkian charade and a Darwinian lottery invented to weed out undesirable mating partners from the herd and send them off the deep end and into a lifelong sociopathic rampage...
the end result was the invention of Political Correctness.
Talk about Payback!

4:03 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I hate Valentines but hey, for you I'll do an exception

*big valentines kisses*

Now go on to make a fortune off of Tesco

7:23 pm  
Blogger Oswegan said...

Happy V day. Don't spend those points all at once.

7:57 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

HE/LT:
A sociopathic rampage sounds a great way to celebrate VD.
Forget Cafe Rouge and the moules frites

Pete:
*kisses back* plus 50 extra Tesco points.

Oswegan:
Oh go on - I'm feeling reckless.
Happy V to you too.

8:50 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Good girl!!

Snogging MJ could probably earn you another 10 points

7:23 pm  
Blogger liits said...

If it's not a rude question, why do you need disposable nappies, are the Tena Lady not sufficient? [or is it all the Sunny D that you drink?]

10:36 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Pete:
I don't need any incentives to kiss MJ!

lilts:
I think you got the wrong end of the stick (it seems to be happening a lot with this post).
Extra points are for things I like so I WON'T get them for dead animals, baby things or sugary drinks.
Hope that's cleared that up.

8:07 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

You don't?

You risk catching something unmentionable

12:22 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Pete:
She has lawyers you know!

11:09 am  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Many years ago Kwik-Save did a No Frills range and I once saw a really fat guy wearing the logo across his chest with pride in a "No Frills" t-shirt. You had to laugh, and I did.

2:57 pm  

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