Tesco is increasing the price of its meal deal from next week – and customers will now pay up to £3.90.
The lunchtime combo will cost £3.40 for Clubcard holders – the first increase in over ten years for members – up from the current price of £3.
For shoppers without a Clubcard, the price is rising from £3.50 to £3.90.
This marks an increase of 40p for all Tesco customers, with the change kicking in from this Monday (October 24).
The meal deal consists of a main, snack and drink, with the most expensive combination costing £6.44.
This means you’ll get a saving of £3.04 if you’re a Clubcard holder, or £2.54 if you’re not a member.
If your selection adds up to less than £3.40, or £3.90, then you will only pay the price of the items.
A Tesco spokesperson said more than 70% of customers currently use a Clubcard when buying a lunchtime meal deal.
They added: “ Clubcard members will pay just £3.40 for a main, snack and drink, making our meal deal an ideal way to grab a great value lunch on-the-go.
“And with savings of up to £3 on millions of possible combinations across our stores, including the recent addition of Costa hot drinks, and our ever-popular Christmas sandwiches which join the meal deal for the festive period, we’ve got something for every taste.”
The update from Tesco comes after Boots also increased the price of its meal deals this month.
The high street pharmacy chain has increased the standard price of its meal deal from £3.59 to £3.99, and from £4.19 to £4.99 in London.
Shoppers who are signed up to the Boots Advantage Card loyalty scheme pay £3.60, or £4.50 in London.
The Co-op has changed the price of its meal deals twice this year.
It now costs £3.50 for loyalty card holders, or £4 for all other customers.
It used to cost £3.75 for all shoppers, and last year, was priced at £3.50.
Meal deal prices compared
Here is how much each major retailer currently charges…
- Boots: £3.99 or £4.99 in London (or £3.60 and £4.50 in London for Advantage Card holders)
- Sainsbury’s: £3.50
- Morrisons: £3.50 (or £4 premium version)
- Co-op: £4 (or £3.50 for loyalty card holders)
- Asda: No set price – buy three items, get cheapest free
Aldi, Lidl, Marks & Spencer or Waitrose don’t currently offer a lunchtime meal deal.