Asda Price Guarantee is being scrapped from 3 October 2018!
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UPDATE March 2019 ::
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Use the Asda Price Guarantee receipt checker to make money back if your food shop was not 10% cheaper than Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons or Waitrose.
Many supermarkets run some kind of price promise or price guarantee.
As part of the guarantee, some shops give you a coupon at the till to use next time, and others take money off your bill then and there.
The price wars going on between supermarkets right now must be a complete nightmare. I feel sorry for the staff in the stores who must have to change hundreds of shelf prices each week!
As a way to keep the battle of the prices more current, price guarantees are there to help us get a good price all the time.
Asda has the Asda Price Guarantee. You may also hear people call it APG.
Essentially, Asda Price Guarantee is like printing free money!
What is Asda Price Guarantee?
Very simply, if your Asda shop was not 10% cheaper than Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, or Waitrose then they’ll give you the difference.
The difference will be via a voucher that you need to print off to use when you next shop.
How to make more money with Asda Price Guarantee
There are many, many people who use Asda Price Guarantee hacks and tricks to get the most out of this scheme.
Wombling is a clear favourite (read our guide) which is where you pick up discarded receipts and claim the voucher value.
Once you’ve got your receipt, you need to keep hold of it (not just for the APG!). There are loads of apps where you can cash in and make money by taking photos of your receipts.
How do you get an Asda Price Guarantee voucher?
There are just a few simple steps:
1. Go shopping
First off, you need to go shopping.
You can do your shop both in store and online for the Asda Price Guarantee to work.
However, you must make sure that you buy at least 8 different items and 1 must be comparable.
This means you cannot buy just 8 things that are the same. Plus, one of the items must be comparable and match a similar item sold at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons or Waitrose.
What does comparable mean?
Comparable items are branded good or any equivalent own label grocery products.
Asda compares organic with organic, Fair Trade with Fair Trade, free range with free range, and variable weight products with variable weight products.
Where comparisons can’t be made is if the product cannot be interchanged easily or if it wouldn’t be a suitable substitute.
As an example, if you buy a 300ml bottle of orange juice from Asda but Tesco only sell bottles as 750ml, this is not a fair comparison so won’t be included.
2. Check the website
Once you’ve done your shop you must keep your receipt as that’s the important bit!
You’re are then able to check the difference. However, you’ll not be able to do the check straight away. You probably need to wait at least 3 hours after you’ve finished shopping in store, and you’ll need to wait around a day before you can check your online shop.
Once this time has passed, head to the Asda Price Guarantee site where you’ll be able to make the check.
You need to have an account to use the site. If you shop in store you’ll need to create an account but if you shop online then you can use your Asda account details.
You need to enter the TC number from your receipt if you’ve shopped in-store. However, online shoppers will have their latest three shops checked automatically.
3. Were they cheaper?
The APG site will do a quick calculation and show you a comparison table.
Based on a food shop we did, Asda was the overall cheapest. But that’s not their guarantee.
While Morrisons were more expensive Asda was not 10% cheaper.
How is Asda Price Guarantee worked out?
Looking at that chart can be a bit overwhelming.
Row A – The cost of your shop at Asda was
- For starters why is it saying the cost of the shop at Asda was different?
This is because of “comparable” items (see note above). Not all supermarkets sell the same items so Asda was not able to carry out a full comparison. They do a comparison with as many items as possible.
Row B – The competitor cost would have been
- This is how much it would have cost if you did the shop at the at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons or Waitrose.
Row C – To be 10% cheaper price
- To work out if it’s 10% cheaper, they simply take 10% away from the competitor cost on Row B.
Using Morrisons as the example: 10% of £24.03 is £2.403. If you subtract that you are left with £21.62 (they always round down).
The voucher value
- This is worked out by subtracting the value in Row C from Row A: so £22.75 – £21.62 = £1.13 voucher
4. Get your voucher
Once you’ve carried out your Asda Price Guarantee check, print out your voucher and keep it with your original receipt.
You need to take both the voucher and the receipt to Asda the next time you shop or they won’t accept your money off.
If you shopped online, an e-voucher will be added to your Asda account for you to use next time you shop.
Anything to be aware of?
There are a number of Asda Price Guarantee terms and conditions you need to know about.
- When buying items, you can only have a maximum of 10 when they do a comparison. If you’ve bought 20 hoping to get 10% back on all of them it will only work up to 10.
- Anything bought from the reduced aisle (yellow stickered, whoops items) cannot be compared so won’t count towards one of your 8 comparable items.
- You will only be able to make a price check within 28 days of your shopping or delivery date, so don’t leave it too long before heading to the site to compare prices.
- A big thing to be aware of it that each household can only claim a maximum of 10 vouchers per calendar month. Or a maximum of £100 in vouchers per calendar month.
- You can use as many vouchers as you want at one time in-store to get money off your shop.
- The vouchers themselves have an expiry date. You need to use them within 28 days of receiving them.
Asda Price guarantee with no printer?
It’s one of those things that you need a printer to get your vouchers off the website.
If you’re an online shopper it won’t matter as the vouchers will just be used straight away online.
Best options are to save your voucher as a PDF or similar file. Then, either ask a mate to print them, see if your boss is sympathetic to your money saving ways, or head to the library and pay to print them. Even though you pay pay to print, you’ll still see a biggger saving than not using the APG vouchers at all.
What’s been your biggest APG win?
Naomi knows the burden of living on very little and became debt free by learning from past mistakes and following her own money saving tips and tricks. She is studying a Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion.