Student Deals

Tesco 1p Items

You can sometimes pick up items for just 1p at Tesco - yes, 1p! Many of the items are simply end of stock items that they have yet to clear from the shelves. The price will NOT be listed as 1p on the shelf!

Tesco head office have now confirmed that they have to allow people to buy the 1p items if they find them and then complete the transaction (so head to self service).

However, if you are approached before you pay for the items some stores are able to refuse you the sale due to the fact you haven't entered a contract with them (read more on consumer rights). That is the LAW.

Plenty of other sites and Facebook pages mention the 1p items and many of our followers also message us with tip offs of what they have found. We've listed our favourites below (but please let us know if you find any more via our Facebook Group).

Current glitches include

There are currently no 1p items available. Like the Save the Student Facebook page we'll let you know of all the latest 1p items with our daily deals posts!

Previous glitches included

  • Lindt Lindor caramel box
  • Smarties mini penguin
  • Quality Street boxes
  • Milkybar polar bear
  • Reese's Haloween Peanut Butter Cups
  • Jacob's Savoury Crackers 200g
  • Fizzers sweets
  • Barratt Strawberry Milkshakes 150g
  • Raspberry and Lemon Flavour Smints
  • Wine Gums
  • Thai Sweet Chilli Sensations
  • Princess Mini Marshmallows
  • Haribo Fizzy Animals
  • and more!

All of these may be store specific and are obviously short time deals. We cannot guarantee that these items will be 1p and the list is based on other STS fans letting us know of their purchases.

Extra notes for 1p items

Search for these items as they could be placed anywhere in your local Tesco Express or Tesco store.

It may not say 1p on the shelf but if the barcode and product matches up it should scan at that price.

If you are worried that you will get stopped at the checkout then cover your items with another and scan as quickly as possible...

Go to the self service checkout and scan in the item. If it doesn't come up as 1p then just don't buy it (unless you want it for full price).

Don't go out of your way to get these as your local store may be sold out.

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Deal Expires: Ongoing

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