Wine in Tesco, €8 is the new €6?

shesells

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I know wine went up by €1 a bottle in the budget but I've noticed in the past month or so that wine specials that used to be €6 now start at €8. Anyone else see this?
 

IsleOfMan

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It's the same for a whole range of foodstuffs in Tesco. Even their bargain offers have changed to 2 for €4 or 3 for €4 from 3 for €2 etc.
 

Sue Ellen

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Not only Tesco, one bottle of wine in Dunnes went from €10.56 to €14.50. A box of WKD went from €12.99 to €16.00 and was told the increase was as a result of budget changes. In the past week appears to have gone back down again :confused:
 

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Firelighters Tesco value used to €.94 cent now €1.45. Iv stopped buying firelighters altogether, purchased couple bags of kindlings from a local chap and they light with few sheets newspaper.

Heard the cheap rashers went up in price but back down again.
 

Leo

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I know wine went up by €1 a bottle in the budget but I've noticed in the past month or so that wine specials that used to be €6 now start at €8. Anyone else see this?

This was highlighted in a few articles I saw before the excise increase was brougth in. Excise is part of the fixed costs, most businesses apply their margin on the fixed costs. So the importer charges the extra €1, plus their margin. The distributors/retailers then add their margin on top of this again.
 

MrEarl

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Hello,

I note they have an offer on at the moment, giving a 25% discount on 6 bottles at present (I think there may only be a limited selection at certain prices to pick from, however):

Tesco Email said:
*25% discount off all wine and Champagne when you purchase 6 bottles is applied at point of delivery and not when items are placed in the basket. This deduction replaces the normal 5% off when you buy 6 bottles or more. Subject to availability, while stocks last. Valid on deliveries between 25/03/13 and 31/03/13.


Regards

Mr. Earl.
 

runner

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From past experience, bank holiday weekends are the time to stock up.
All main outlets seem to have specials, so look around.
 

shesells

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Yes Tesco tend to do those 25% off 6 at big weekends. I've been buying wine at those deals for years and usually managed to find a decent pinot grigio at half price for €6 and then stock up. Same wine hasn't been less than €8 all year.
 
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