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It's safe to say that the majority of us will have found ourselves in that painstaking situation at the supermarket when we realise we don't have a £1 coin handy for the trolley.

There's nothing quite as challenging as trying to cram an entire week's shop in a basket, am I right?

But what if I was to tell you that apparently, there's a way around the £1 coin slot?

One savvy supermarket guru took to TikTok to share the genius hack, and it’s safe to say it's a game changer.

Posting last year, TikTok user @tasha3212 captioned her video: “When some lady shows you this at Tesco. How am I only just learning this?”

Tasha then showed her followers how she stacked two 20p coins on top of each other before slotting them in the trolleys coin slot.

A TikToker has claimed using two 20p coins works just as well in securing a trolley.

Once she pushed them into the slot, out came the lock, prompting a slew of commenters to commend the woman for trying the hack.

“Fabulous,” one person commented beneath the video, while another onlooker added: “I have to try that one.”

“Need to remember that,” a third added, while a different viewer penned: “I need to try this.”

Other viewers beneath the video noted that they were already aware of the hack and confirmed that it works for them.

“Me and my husband always do this,” one TikTok user wrote, while another said: “I've done it, no problem.”

However, some fellow shoppers warned that the hack doesn't always work, with one saying: "Well my 20p’s got stuck."

And another confirmed: "Tried this at Aldi. They got stuck. had to just walk off.... shamed."

It is, of course, important to note that this hack isn't the official advice of the main supermarkets, and you may lose your 20p coins in the process.

It's important to note that using 20p coins to secure a trolley is not the official advice of supermarkets.

And Tesco themselves have discouraged the hack, with them saying to TYLA: "We discourage customers from using anything but a £1 coin in their trolley, as it can damage the lock and they may not be able to get their money out."

As for those who constantly find themselves short on change in these kinds of situations, trolley coins that attach to keys can be bought online - resulting in easy access to trolleys every time.

Elsewhere in hidden supermarket trolley hacks, one mum realised that her shopping experience was never going to be the same again after discovering the hidden use that her cart had.

Gemma Bird, who goes by the name Money Mum on her TikTok account, showed off the two hoops at the front of a trolley in the video and revealed their true purpose - and we’re pretty shook, if we say so ourselves.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@tasha3212

Topics: Life, Hacks, Shopping