Well, that all went a little crazy yesterday!
For those who missed the article, Shopper Points had the exclusive story that Tesco printer inks, priced from just £3, were on offer with 250 bonus Clubcard points. In practice, a Tesco bug meant that you got 500 points per cartridge.
Within 20 minutes of the story going up, all of the cheapest inks had sold out. By the end of the day (it is 9.30pm as I type), almost ALL of the inks are sold out – even the most expensive ones.
The cheapest one left as I type is £12. To be honest, even this is a decent deal if you actually have a compatible printer that will use the ink or you think you can resell the cartridges on eBay for a fair price.
However, all is not necessarily lost if you want a £3 cartridge.
There are three things worth noting:
This offer runs until 28th February. It is very unlikely that Tesco Direct will not have any Tesco-branded ink cartridges in stock again until after the 28th. After all, Tesco stores are full of them so there is definitely stock in the system. Keeping checking the offer page (click here) occasionally.
You can sign up for stock alerts. You will receive an email when a particular cartridge comes back into stock – although you’d still have to move very quickly to get your order in when the email arrives. To do this, simply click ‘Request Stock Alert’ under each cartridge on this page.
This offer is NOT available in store. Even if your Tesco has these cartridges you will not receive any bonus points. Some people have already tried this.
Congratulations if you got in on this deal yesterday. Commiserations if you didn’t – but a lot can change in the next nine days before this offer ends!Want to earn more Clubcard or Nectar points? Click here to visit the Shopper Points home page for the latest news and offers. Come back every day for new deals or join our email list.
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