posted 5 years ago

Supermarket Petrol Price War

Morrison's is the latest supermarket chain to enter the petrol price war promising shopper's cheaper fuel.

Morrison’s is the latest supermarket chain to enter the petrol price war promising shopper’s cheaper fuel. Morrison’s are offering 6p off each litre of petrol or diesel for anyone who spends more than £40.00 in its stores from Monday 18th April. Sainsbury’s and the Co-op have both announced similar deals.

The Co-op is offering 5p off every litre when customers spend £30.00 or more on groceries while Sainsbury’s deal of 5p off a litre has just ended.

Morrison’s marketing director Richard Lancaster said “we know that over the Easter holidays and the royal wedding, motorists will want to travel further to visit friends and relatives, but will be put off by the cost of petrol, our offer ensures that our customers can enjoy this time and worry less about the cost."

Petrolprices.com says that on average, supermarkets have the cheapest petrol, but this is not the case in every location. It is important to do a comparison and then work out whether your fuel will still be cheaper with the discount.
 

i've gone for this offer because other supermarkets have not got an offer on, but what realy got me was that my local Morrisons increased the cost of fule by 1p before this offer was issued hence in actual terms only saving 5p off a litre!

Supermarkets are usually several miles from most peoples home or places of work, so to go there just to buy fuel to save 5p litre sounds very attractive and even if they fill up with 50 litres (£70) saving approximately £2.50 it will have cost them either a return journey of say 12 miles (Average) at 30 mpg urban driving, at £6.36 per gallon..£2.50. So nothing saved. To qualify for this saving they will have spent at least £30-50 and if they check the prices of just wine, for example they will find the Supermarkets are a rip off as the customer will pay as much as £2 per bottle more than in their local shop or convenience store. Supermarkets aren't daft, they are just greedy...they fool the public. If you don't believe this posting just check it out for yourself.

That's funny, I spent £60.0 at Sainsburys last week and never got aything, they kept that very quiet.

THESE OFFERS ARE OK BUT AS FOR THE £40 SPEND AT MORRISONS AND 6p OFF A LITRE WHERE CAN YOU USE IT IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND?? AND I HAVE ASKED AT MORRISONS THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN ANSWER