Earn cheap Avios by finding very small cabbages (!)

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Tesco Clubcard is offering a deal on cabbages at the moment! For every cabbage you buy, you get 20 bonus Clubcard points, so 48 Avios points or 50 Virgin Flying Club miles.

Now, Tesco sells cabbages by weight. 80p per kilo, in general, for white cabbage.

Should you have nothing better to do when next in Tesco, try to find the smallest possible cabbages you can. You should be able to find some tiny ones at around 450g, which would be 35p – 40p. This even works with online grocery orders, because you can specify that you only want to receive small ones which the website prices at 36p.

You get the 20 bonus Clubcard points per cabbage, so the more tiny ones you find, the better!

This doesn’t work for red cabbage, though. They are sold pre-wrapped at 96p, whatever the weight, although you will still get the 20 bonus points.

Thanks to Mark for this, who sent me a scan of his till receipt so I could see how small a cabbage can get! The offer runs until 27th October.

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  1. The Other Steve says:

    There’s only one phrase that comes to mind here, and that’s ‘WTF’ !!

  2. Individually bag and weigh/ticket brussel sprouts as cabbage? Would it be wrong, assuming spouts are cheaper thancabbage (I have no idea)?


    • This is getting ridiculous!

      Have you people no sense of shame? 🙂

    • LOL!

      Not certain that would be entirely legal though…

      • But what if you bought something that was quite light, like Brussels, and they were more expensive per kilo than cabbages, if you got rumbled you could say that Tesco were actually making a profit out of you.

        • I can’t believe that I actually bothered replying to this post, lazy Saturday in watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, now they could dance.

  3. There is only one word that comes to mind when I think about what to do with cabbages……. wait for it….. Okonomiyaki – aka Osaka soul food – I have made some cracking Japanese “as you like it” Okonomiyaki pancakes at home and of the key ingredients is cabbage. I defy anyone who has never tried Japanese food or attempted to cook it at home, not to like Okonomiyaki!

    • Sinizter says:

      Got a recipe ?

    • Frenske says:

      Sounds brilliant, found a recipe. I will go straight to the Tesco to buy some: katsuobushi (whatever that may be), nagaimo (whatever that may be), aonori (whatever that may be) and benishoga (whatever that may be).

  4. The_Pope says:

    A word of warning for Tesco Home Delivery customers: I ordered 5 x Small Cabbage @£0.36 each for delivery, which came this morning.

    Instead, I received:
    0.575kg @ £0.46p
    0.750kg @ £0.60p
    1.125kg @ £0.90p
    1.175kg @ £0.94p
    1.188kg @ £0.95p

    So instead of spending £1.82 I was charged £3.85!

    Needless to say I rejected all five to the driver and will receive a refund, and no bonus CC points. Win some. Lose some.

  5. Surprise, surprise…just had the call I was expecting from my local Tesco stating that they couldn’t possibly supply me with the 69 small white cabbages that I ordered on 18/10; apparently they only receive the online orders at the store a day or so in advance and the most they’d be able to give me today was 12. I questioned why it had taken them so long to realise that they weren’t going to be able to fulfill the order and the member of staff started telling me that there is a per item limit specified in the T&Cs but completely floundered when I asked her what this limit is. She suggested that next time I wanted to make such a big order that I went to the store’s customer service desk and placed a special order there, in turn I suggested that they put a system in place where such orders are flagged and that if she absolutely must start quoting the T&C line she should at least know what she was talking about. Needless to say the order has been cancelled :-/

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