Tesco is limiting its Black Friday deals to Clubcard members, the grocer confirmed to the Manchester Evening News.
Any shopper that does not have own a Clubcard will have to pay full price for items, which has come as a disappointment to consumers looking to snap up a quick deal.
Tesco didn’t reveal the reason behind the decision, however it could be down to the fact that Black Friday deals often cause aggravation between shoppers.
In 2014, a fight broke out in a Tesco Extra store based in Bristol over a dispute about a TV, which culminated in a customer walking out the store with two under each arm.
Clubcard customers will be able to purchase items including Xbox and Playstation games, kitchen appliances and Nintendo Switch consoles at discounted prices.
“Our Black Friday offers are available to our Clubcard holders as a way of rewarding our customers and offering great value on a huge range of products in the run up to the festive season,” a Tesco spokesperson told Charged.
“Joining our 20 million Clubcard members couldn’t be easier – just register for free register for free by downloading the Tesco Grocery & Clubcard app to start saving straight away.”
Customers have been advised by ParcelHero to get their orders in as soon as possible after it deemed retailers’ delivery estimates as “too optimistic”.
ParcelHero head of consumer research David Jinks added: “Retailers have mostly stuck to the final deadline dates for online Christmas orders that they quoted last year and, in fact, some have stretched their last order dates even closer to the big day.
“We’re advising online shoppers not to rely on stores’ last order dates. Keep consulting our final deadline tool to see if stores have woken up, smelled the eggnog and decided to introduce more realistic deadlines.”