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I recently received a £2 voucher from a supermarket after complaining vociferously about the poor quality of their own-brand Rich Tea biscuits, which I spent on more tasty, tasty biscuits. Tell us about your trivial victories that have made life a tiny bit better.

(, Thu 10 Feb 2011, 12:07)
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I work next to a dodgy council estate
however, being so obviously middle class I tend to stand out a bit (I don't wear a tracksuit to work). This usually means I get a few dodgy stares from the local poor people which is fine, but just occasionally someone goes a little bit further.

I'd popped out for some lunch to the nearby tesco express and was all ready to use the self service bit when I remembered I wanted some cashback and so left to join the back of the long queue for the till. Seeing what I'd done the woman behind the counter shouts "is it broken?". I replied that it wasn't broken I just wanted cashback, to which she responded with a smirk but said nothing further. Eventually getting to the front of the queue and asking for £20 cashback, the woman looked me gleefully in the eye and declared "we don't do cashback". She may as well have just said "now fuck off back to waitrose you posh twat".

Cut to a week later and I'm buying a 2 litre bottle of coke a minute before they close. In my hurry to pay I drop the bottle on the floor. It pierces and the bottle starts spinning like a catherine wheel, spraying brown stcky coke over the floor and shelves. I'm mortified, I look at the counter and its the same woman as last week, double fuck. But then I realise she hasn't seen the coke! She's just looking inanely into the middle distance. I walked calmly out of the shop, making sure I give the woman a big friendly smile on my way out. Glorious.
(, Sat 12 Feb 2011, 10:47, 7 replies)

Only kidding. I didn't read it.
(, Sat 12 Feb 2011, 10:52, closed)
I'm going to suggest that this is made up, purely because Tesco do in fact do cashback.

(, Sat 12 Feb 2011, 13:00, closed)

Our local superstore Tesco doesn't! Asda does though, even on the self scan do-dahs.
(, Sat 12 Feb 2011, 13:32, closed)
Maybe she was being a super bitch?
In fact, the self service bits also do cashback, so I was a fool for joining the queue in the first place.

I feel I should defend myself only on the basis that your implication is that this story is the limit to my imagination. If I was making it up it would be better than this.

I would've shagged the lady behind the counter at least.
(, Sat 12 Feb 2011, 13:38, closed)
The one near me does not give cashback.
Though that is also a petrol station so i think they are still an Esso just with Tesco branding. They do have a cashpoint however but they do charge for air. The bastards.
(, Sat 12 Feb 2011, 17:19, closed)
Is the cashpoint one of those ones that charges a fee for withdrawals?
Would explain things.
(, Sun 13 Feb 2011, 13:39, closed)
Tesco Express..
... in our town does not do cashback, but has a (free of charge) cash machine on the outside instead. All cashback requests are referred to the ATM.
(, Mon 14 Feb 2011, 17:21, closed)

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