Tesco is increasing price of its meal deal for first time in ten years
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Tesco Meal Deals are practically a British staple at this point, and the supermarket’s drink, sandwich and crisp combo is a lifesaver - especially when you leave your lunch at home.
The price change will come into effect on 24 October, but anyone with a Clubcard will save themselves 50p on Meal Deals.
Tesco confirmed on Friday (21 October): “After more than 10 years at £3 for our Clubcard members, our meal deal will be priced at £3.40 for Clubcard members, and £3.90 for those without a Clubcard, from Monday 24 October.”
The supermarket chain insisted Meal Deals still ‘represent excellent value’ and pointed out that a ‘number’ of meal combinations can cost up to £6 if purchased separately.
Giving an example, Tesco pointed to one of its most popular Meal Deals - which is a diet coke, ham and cheddar sub and Walkers cheese and onion crisps.
Purchased separately, the items would come to £5.24, meaning when bought as part of Tesco’s Meal Deal, Clubcard members will still save £1.84.
Tesco added: “Another popular meal deal is a chicken caesar wrap, Costa Express regular drink and a single banana – which at £5.72 when purchased separately, gives Clubcard members a saving of £2.32.”
The supermarket also said if a customer’s selection of food is under £3.40 (or £3.90 for non-Clubcard members), they’ll only ever pay the price of the items.
Speaking to Tyla, a Tesco spokesperson continued: “Clubcard members will pay just £3.40 for a main, snack and drink, making our meal deal an ideal way to grab a great value lunch on-the-go.
“And with savings of up to £3 on millions of possible combinations across our stores, including the recent addition of Costa hot drinks, and our ever-popular Christmas sandwiches which join the meal deal for the festive period, we’ve got something for every taste.”
After hearing about the price hike, people rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, with one person writing: “TESCO MEAL DEAL PRICES INCREASING AGAIN?????? £3.40 WITH A CLUBCARD ????? The cost of living crisis is so real.”
Another person echoed: “Inflation these days eh!” while a third tweeted: “Cost of living crisis gone too far Tesco meal deals going up to 3.40 with a clubcard 3.90 without.”