End of shopper docket discount on LPG

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 09:50
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Been into a couple of Woolworth Servos lately and noticed prominent stickers on the LPG pumps with wording to the effect..'No discount on LPG'. Wonder what's going on ??????
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Reply By: George_M - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 10:38

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 10:38
Gotta love 'em. What I've noticed in Melbourne is the Coles/Shell service stations discounted price advertising (for shopper dockets) now refers to E10, and not standard unleaded. Took me a few refills to realise that the advertised "discount" price did not refer to unleaded.

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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:24

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:24
They [ coles + woolworths /safeway ] have now got what they set out to do , you can bet your house on it that slowly but shurely the discounts will become more "enticing" yet with more restrictions , in real terms the discounts are worthless as you have already paid a premium at the checkout ,,
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 13:26

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 13:26
I can't believe that people are naive enough to use the so called "shopper dockets".

We let the supermarkets get the fresh food & grocery market by the throat & are now paying the price, now we are falling in to the same well baited trap again.

Do yourselves a favour, boycott the supermarket owned fuel outlets & watch the prices tumble!





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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 14:36

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 14:36
The local IGA here accepts fuel dockets from any Fuel supplier and they take the 4cpl off your grocery bill so it allows us to shop around for the cheapest fuel and still get a discount when we shop there.
We still shop around for the groceries as well and shop at IGA when there are items worth purchasing. IGA also give 4cpl discount dockets for the local servo as well, luckily the local servo is also one of the cheapest already, so if we time it right we get 8cpl off.

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Follow Up By: ross - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 01:28

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 01:28
The logical conclusion is that we will end up buying everything we need off a few large corporations.
See what happens to shopper dockets then
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Reply By: toyotabits.com - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:27

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:27
G'day DIO , anyone can apply online to BP & get a free 2c discount card to use at at most BP servo's anywhere, I've had one for about 4 years now - it all helps!.... bpautogas@bp.com, regards, aussiedingo
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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:38

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:38
Toyotabits

The BP discount gas card is only useable at a very limited number of BP servos. Ask for a card as to where it is available. There are a lot listed but when they are spread all over Aust. they are pretty thin on the ground.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 14:20

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 14:20
And i bet they are the dear ones Steve. On most occasions (there have been a few surprise exceptions), we find BP by far the dearest in any town.

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Reply By: Louie the fly (SA) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:36

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:36
Over the period of a year you might save $165 (if you buy 80L of LPG a week) with the 4 cents off dockets. But as Axel said, you have already paid the premium at the checkout.

A while back we did the exersise of shopping around for our groceries and bought wisely and saved at least 3 times that, and we now get better quality meat and fruit & veg. And the places we shop now are closer than Coles or Woolies so we save juice there as well. Just my opinion on what has worked for us over the last few years.

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Reply By: garrycol - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:09

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:09
LPG has always been hit and miss for shopper dockets - some garages have always accepted them on LPG where some others have never accepted them since the inception of the dockets. I guess it has something to do with who actually owns the garages - the supermarkets or whether a franchised garage to the supermarkets.

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:23

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:23
Garry

Every Shell I have been into has accepted the Coles dockets, but your post prompted me to read the docket. It states that they are valid at "Coles Express".

Hence, a privately owned Shell Servo (if there are any left LOL) can, and probably would, reject them.

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Follow Up By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 23:21

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 23:21
There are a few left in Melbourne Jim, one of them is down the road from me in The Basin and its the best place to get fuel on the cheap days as because they don't honour the dockets the sheep avoid it to pay extra at the Coles express outlets, also quiter amusing watching the young guy behind the counter patiently explaining to the "always right" customer that they arn't coles express and if they looked at the terms on the docket they would have realized it and that will be full price for thetank of premium unleaded thank you....
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:34

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:34
Dio,
I haven't used a shopper docket for about 18 months now. Couldn't see the point in waiting in line at the servo(burning good diesel, stop, starting) because it was packed. Also the extra fuel used to drive out of my way to save bugger all, about $3.60 a tank load if it was bone dry. About $96 a year. As others have said, the supermarkets have got your discount covered in the pricing on the shelf.
I'd rather support local business, not multinationals, even if I have to pay a bit more.


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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 19:55

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 19:55
horses for courses as they say
My local servo is a wollies and I cannot purchase fuel anywhere else cheaper in this town.
I never do a fillup of less than 150 litres so always get my 4 cent/ 8 cent /11 went /20 cent per litre off
that means I save $6 to $30 per fill up.
not sure how many litres i bought last year but I always pay for fuel on card and records show a fuel bill of $ 6600 last financial year so i saved more than a few cents
to get the big discounts you have to outlay big amounts
ie $ 200 of groceries over last week for an 11 cent voucher
or $ 75 of meat for a 13 cent voucher.
we buy food and meat any way so make sure we take advantage of these special offers.
I can get a new bottle of chewy for the console each fill up and save an extra $ off the fuel buy taking advantage of the 4 +4 arrangement.
must admit if the local servo wasnt a caltex/woolies I wouldnt bother.
cheers
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:24

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:24
OK, it seems nobody has worked this out so here goes. There are 2 different Woolworths fuel outlets. There is the stand alone Woolworths station and then there is the Woolworths/Caltex station which has NEVER given the 4 cents off on LPG. The reason is that they uses Vital gas which doesn't get the kickback. Stick to the regular Woolworths branded outlets and it's not a problem.

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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:28

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:28
mugs - stop falling for it - ir won't get better
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