Original article from Kent Live
A Sainsbury's shopper has revealed a clever trick that allowed them to quadruple the value of their shop.
All you need to try their hack is a Nectar Card and a pound to spend.
There is no guarantee that it'll work every time, but it seems to be so far for shoppers who were told about it in a money-saving social media group.
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The trick involves scanning your Nectar card and paying for just one item at the till – instead of your whole shop – and seeing if you’re given a coupon.
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The shopper in her example on social media says she bought something that cost £1 and was given a £4.50 voucher in return.
This means she can then use this money-off coupon against the rest of her shop, or a larger spend next time she is 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.”
The amount of money you can get in the form of a voucher is also random, according the Mirror.
To see if you’re in luck, scan your Nectar card before paying for your item and keep an eye out for any coupons.
The feedback from other shoppers suggests that it often works though.
One said: "Had vouchers this week."
Another said: "I've never thought to do this! Will definitely keep in mind now, 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."
Another said: "Very helpful thank you!"
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.