Trick gets TWO boxes of £2 Shreddies cereal for 60p - stack £1.50 coupon or cashback with supermarket offer

Trick gets TWO boxes of £2 Shreddies cereal for 60p - stack £1.50 coupon or cashback with supermarket offer

MSE update, 3.50pm Mon 23 Nov: We've now heard that just over 2,000 redemptions are left for the cashback portion of this deal.

It's been a while since couponers have seen a high-value new coupon, or been offered a choice between a physical coupon or cashback. So I was excited when I spotted you could get £1.50 off two packs of Nestlé wholegrain cereals, eg, Shreddies, and even more thrilled when I uncovered a clever way to stack it with other offers to bag ‘em as cheap as 30p each – whether shopping in-store or online.

Below is how to get the £1.50 off Nestlé wholegrain cereals coupon which unusually gives you the choice of printing out a physical coupon to use in store or get cashback online. But if you really want to max it to get your cereal super-cheap, I've got step-by-step instructions for how it's done further down. For savings on other groceries, see our full Supermarket Coupons round-up.

What is the coupon?

How to max it: Stack with Tesco 'Clubcard Prices' offer to get two Shreddies cereals for 60p

You'll need to be a Tesco Clubcard member or sign up for free so you can take advantage of its Clubcard Prices promo where 415g Shreddies is currently £1.05 per box (norm £2.10).

Download and print out the Nestlé coupon and then scan it at the till with your Clubcard in a larger Tesco store (not Express) when you buy two boxes of the Shreddies. The coupon will take £1.50 off the price, leaving you to pay just 60p.

If you don't have a printer, or want to use this offer but shop online, you can use the instructions below.

You'll only be able to get this price until the end of the month, but the Tesco offer is valid until Wednesday 2 December. For more info on Clubcard Prices, see Tesco extends Clubcard Prices - but are they any good?.

  • If you're using the physical coupon, you can't use this deal with £1 cashback available separately via Shopmium due to its T&Cs which state you cannot use it in conjunction with a coupon.

    Also, Hashting (the brand running the Nestlé cashback) has confirmed that the T&Cs of the offer changed on Tue 17 Nov so that you can't use the same receipt to claim cashback from it AND Shopmium, it's one or the other.

  • Product Cheapest Tesco price Cheapest Sainsbury's price Cheapest Co-op price
    Shreddies original £1.05 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec (415g) £2.20 (415g) £2.50 (415g)
    Cheerios Multigrain £2 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec (600g) £3.50 (600g) £3 (375g)
    Shredded Wheat bitesize £2 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec (750g) £3.40 (750g) N/A
    Curiously Cinnamon £2 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec (565g) £2 (375g) N/A

Shopping online? It's a bit more complex and not an instant discount, but you can still get two boxes of Shreddies for 30p each

  • Sign in online at Tesco to get access to the Clubcard Prices offer.
  • Add two 415g box of Shreddies to your basket, £1.05 a box in the offer.
  • Check out online – at this point you pay full price for your delivery or click & collect shop.
  • After you have your delivery/click and collect, photograph the paper online receipt.
  • Upload the receipt photograph online at Nestlé (choose to get the link via WhatsApp or SMS text message) to get £1.50 cashback.
  • You should receive cashback to your PayPal/bank account within 28 days.

As explained in the in-store section above, each box of your Shreddies will work out at 30p a box, however you'll need to pay the full Clubcard Prices amount and then claim the money back, so it's not an immediate discount.

Important: You can't use the in-store or online cashback with another discount, eg, via Shopmium or another coupon, but you can use it with supermarket offers.

  • Product Tesco Sainsbury's Co-op
    Shredded Wheat bitesize, 750g
    £2 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec £3.40 N/A
    Cheerios, 600g £2 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec £3.50 N/A
    Curiously Cinnamon £2 in Clubcard offer until Wed 2 Dec (565g) £2 (375g) N/A
    Shredded Wheat, 24 biscuits N/A £2 N/A

    If you don't live near, or don't shop at Tesco, the cheapest you could get two packets of the same cereal stacking supermarket offers with the Nestlé cashback is £2.50, or £1.25 each for 24 biscuit packs of Shredded Wheat or 375g boxes of Curiously Cinnamon at Sainsbury's.

    You'd also pay the same price for two 600g boxes of Cheerios, 750g boxes of Shredded Wheat Bitesize, or 565g boxes of Curiously Cinnamon at Tesco (see above to save more if you prefer Shreddies).

    As long as your Sainsbury's or Tesco store has availability, and the Nestlé cashback offer is still valid, you should be able to get this deal until the end of the month.

  • Although the T&Cs seem to suggest online receipts can be used for this offer, I've contacted Nestlé and the brand powering the cashback portion of the offer to be sure that online till receipts are valid, and was told that they should be as long as the photo clearly shows the product, where it was bought, and the date of purchase.

    As long as your printer is working, you shouldn't have any problems printing the coupon to use in store, just be sure the barcode is easily read. Of course, as it's up to the manager of each supermarket store as to whether coupons are accepted, you may be told you can't use the coupon, so think of it as a bonus rather than guaranteed.

  • What's unusual about this coupon isn't just that it's being offered as a printable coupon or cashback, but that you can claim the cashback up to 10 times per household. Also, as the coupon is a printable image, as long as the offer is still valid you can print more than one, and use the offer more than once - something we've not seen for a while.

Isn't it cheaper to ditch brands? Not if you stack offers

At MSE we've encouraged you to downshift to cheaper alternatives where possible, so I checked the above prices against the cheapest similar alternative in Tesco for Shreddies-alikes, and Sainsbury's for Shredded Wheat-alikes.

Tesco doesn't seem to have a 415g box of wheat cereal, but one 750g box of of Tesco's suspiciously Shreddie-like 'Malt Wheats' is 83p (£1.66 for two, equivalent 46p for 415g). 500g of Shredded Wheat-alike 'Mini Wheats' at Sainsbury's will set you back £1.80 (£3.60 for two) – which means in this case you would NOT save by downshifting!

Donate to foodbanks if you won't use cereal

If you're not interested in eating two boxes of the cereal in this offer, but are able to get it, why not print out the coupon anyway and pick a couple of boxes up with your normal shop and pop them in the foodbank collection trolley on your way out of the supermarket? It's a tough time of year normally, but the pandemic has meant a rise in people using foodbanks, so you'll get that warm fuzzy feeling of couponing coupled with helping people, nice.

Shopping in store? Shop safely

Remember, it's mandatory to wear a face covering if you're shopping in store, and there may be special social distancing measures in place. With certain parts of the UK in national or regional lockdowns, you may want to check the latest Government information​​​​​​ before heading out to a store. See our ​Coronavirus Life-in-Lockdown guide​​​​ for latest info.

Have you switched from coupons to cashback during the pandemic? How are you saving money on your food shop? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter.