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https://www.tescoplc.com/sustainability/partnerships/health-charity-partnership/?sc_cmp=ppc*Tesco+Brand*PX+%7C+Health+Charity+Partners+%7C+Tesco+Brand+%2B+Fundraising+%7C+Campaign+Budget*%2Btesco+%2Bcharity*b&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwOz6BRCgARIsAKEG4FXrcs6XBa3SewiRLlrh4fzUc86bUmH7pxF1kJ3DSu8ca1rnU0IA4I8aAihBEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

I‘ve noticed the request notification pop up when I’m at the self checkout, but I know people who use such tills may not be looking carefully and click ‘yes‘ to everything - which explains the hold up at tills as a lot of people then request for it to be removed or refunded

It’s definitely a bold way for them to get as much money as possible, as they’re asking for it for every transaction that can be rounded up. But doesnt it feel a little sneaky? Would you be annoyed by it?

hspexy
9 months ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador9 months ago

I'd be annoyed, it's not up to Tesco to decide when and If I give to charity.

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davidstockport
davidstockport9 months ago

Why not read the article - Tesco DON'T decide if you donate - you have total FREE CHOICE.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

I know what you mean. They’re catching customers as they get ready to part with their money - a bit like when you go to a cash point and there’s someone sitting there begging...

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador9 months ago

davidstockport

I read the article, and a couple of others on the subject, I don't comment on chat topics unless I know a little of the situation or research it.

People are being charged the extra charity suggestion, often without fully realising it.

https://www.mylondon.news/whats-on/shopping/tesco-shoppers-rage-over-additional-18888658

Here's a quote from the above article.

"Long-standing customer Jodie Holtom and her partner Jamie were charged two different prices for the same item at a Tesco pharmacy in Cheltenham this week, despite buying their goods just 10 minutes apart.

It wasn't until they checked their receipts that they discovered one bill had been rounded up to the nearest pound.

"Jamie was meant to spend £7.20, but ended up paying £8," Jodie told Mirror Money"

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davidstockport
davidstockport9 months ago

blacklabrador That wasn't the article referred to in the link supplied by the opening poster, which I had read, if a person is wrongly charged then they should take it up with the store. Accidents will happen and if a person accidentally CONSENTS to the round-up one can hardly blame a company willing to double the charity donation.

This says a lot from the article you supplied a link to ""The response to the campaign so far has been overwhelmingly positive with very few customers feeding back that they were not aware that they had made a donation.”

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador9 months ago

davidstockport True enough, but If I read an article linked on here and feel the need to reply, I'll always try and read at least one other piece on it.

Reading just one article means you can never be sure if the writer has some sort of axe to grind.

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davidstockport
davidstockport9 months ago

blacklabrador That is true - it's also true that many people are over influenced by the comments of those who have gone before, without checking things out (no pun intended)☺

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davidstockport
davidstockport9 months ago

Although I don't use Tesco if the supermarket I use did the same I would have no objections especially if all donations are matched (up to £1.5 million pounds) and the donator has free choice. IMO Those silly enough to donate accidentally should't be allowed to use debit cards (it isn't opt out if you don't want to donate).

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ACR
ACR9 months ago

I noticed that for the first time the other day. At least it doesn't shame you if you say no. This reminds me of a South Park episode -

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jessicaburtonak
jessicaburtonak9 months ago

I noticed that the other day when I was shopping with my boyfriend. It looked like the screen froze, so we where tapping the screen like no tomorrow as I’m really impatient. Then it pops up randomly before the end. I feel so sorry for elderly people because sometimes people wouldn’t notice.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

yes, there will be people who don’t fully understand it either, like kids who may shop on their own or people who don’t read English well

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jessicaburtonak
jessicaburtonak9 months ago

hspexy yes exactly! It’s so unfair for people who wouldn’t realise! Those pence add up.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 months ago

jessicaburtonak indeed. It rounds up, so even if you go over a pound by a penny, it could round up to the next pound - so 99p gone. Someone I knew who was annoyed by it said she had ’lost’ 80p. I’m sure that will be the last donation Tesco’s will get from her 😂

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jessicaburtonak
jessicaburtonak9 months ago

hspexy it’s so cheeky, people should have the choice not them doing it on the sly

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TheChimp
TheChimp9 months ago

It's absolutely terrible and Tesco should be ashamed of themselves.

And it's Tesco that will get a pat on the back when they give (other people's) money to charity.

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jennywilks
jennywilks9 months ago

I can't understand why people are saying it's cheeky or they're doing it on the sly. It popped up for me the other day on a self serve till and guess what? I read it and declined. It's not mandatory.

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davidstockport
davidstockport9 months ago

Well said - the donation isn't hidden. It wasn't mentioned in the opening post that the 80p mentioned, in an example later given, wasn't as a result of a self service till.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 months ago

I agree that its sneaky but I wouldn't shop there so...

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Mango4
Mango49 months ago

Not sure why Tesco is being singled out here as others such as Screwfix online , Esso & McDonalds have been doing this for a while. The only problem I have with this sort of thing is you have not idea to what charity you are donating the money to as it's not clear at the time .

I pretty sure it was only for a limited time anyway and ends today .

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BusySparrowMum
BusySparrowMum9 months ago

I don’t mind it, a few shops have done it. Your choice ... a few pence from a million customers could make a massive difference to a charity 💰

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Pjran
Pjran9 months ago

I don’t think we’re being asked which charity the money goes to. Like many, we support a charity close to our hearts not necessarily one that Tesco pays out to. I think it’s a good idea to raise money this way because I doubt every shopper helps charities.

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