Tesco shoppers slam Clubcard prices that see some customers paying double

Tesco shoppers have slammed the supermarket’s Clubcard prices scheme after realising some customers without a card are paying double for the same items.

The grocer offers reductions on many products in its stores as well as multi-buy deals, but has been criticised for charging non-loyalty customers significantly more, reports the Mirror.

Over on Twitter, one customer said it was “dreadful” that Tesco was charging just £16 for an item if you possessed a Clubcard.

But, those not on the loyalty scheme would have to pay £40 for the same thing.

@virtual_ambvxr said: "This is dreadful… if you can sell it at £16 then sell it at £16. The Clubcards are literally free of charge so what is the point?

"You don’t gain anything from Clubcards. £40 is absolutely ridiculous.

“Seeing these crazy prices more and more in Tesco, it really is shocking!"

In another shot a joint of beef cost just £7.80 for Clubcard holders while non-loyalty shoppers would be charged £15.60 – more than double the price.

Photos uploaded to Twitter also showed that the supermarket was charging £2.90 for Nescafe Azera coffee with a Clubcard, but £6 without.

"Tesco said 'what cost of living crisis?'" @catekitchen posted.

JJM_1994 replied: "Tesco Clubcards are probably skewing the real (much higher) inflation stats."

Meanwhile @andy88jones said: "Tesco has basically turned into a tech company; they are enforcing Clubcards now to get your shopping data.

“Crate of Bud Light £16 or £9 with a Clubcard. Sneaky sneaky."

A Tesco spokesperson told Daily Star: “Through Clubcard Prices, we’re giving more than 20 million customers access to thousands of exclusive deals on everything from everyday staples like fruit and veg to treats like prosecco and ice-cream.

“It’s easy and free to sign up, and customers can register on the Tesco Grocery & Clubcard app, website or in store to start saving straight away.”

Earlier this week, the supermarket announced it was cutting back on paper vouchers.

Tesco said that from May, customers who wanted to continue receiving their statements and vouchers by post would need to opt in on their account.

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The change will be made for users who usually shop online and they will receive an email about the change.

Not all customers will be affected so keep an eye on your inbox.

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