CHEEKY Brits rushed to Tesco earlier today to take advantage of a computer glitch that gave double discounts on meal deals – costing one shopper just 4p. 

The supermarket’s popular lunch offer means shoppers get a sandwich, drink and a snack for £3, even if they cost more when bought separately. 

@Tesco Every little helps 'n all that, but I'm sure the meal deal discount coming off twice is a glitch rather than you guys 'helping'. Don't say no one told you ??‍♂️. @tesconews #tesco #EveryLittleHelps #ButThatsAlotOfHelp #BeardosMedia pic.twitter.com/BkYZTsCRxJ

— Beardos Media (@BeardosMedia) October 26, 2020

Tills are supposed to reduce the cost of the three items by the amount they cost above £3. But since yesterday, tills were applying the discount TWICE.

It meant that those buying the priciest items were getting even better deals.

Tesco told The Sun that the computing error is now fixed but Tesco is believed to have sold 85,000 meals deals before it was sorted.

It appeared the glitch mainly affected big branches but not all smaller Express stores. 

Panicked bosses were still trying to fix the error earlier today.  

Some shops even banned shoppers from buying sandwiches to stop people from taking advantage of the glitch. 

Get yersel doon tae tesco just got a meal deal for £1.20? pic.twitter.com/XfS1hJs9Ex

— Jack McAllister (@ElJacko4) October 26, 2020

Thanks for the 71p meal deal Tesco ?? pic.twitter.com/ohoN2nW6ZJ

— Danielle ? (@mcflydanielle) October 26, 2020

Two meal deals for £1.89? I think I broke @Tesco ? pic.twitter.com/6XA84CPCKJ

— Kit (@kittsville) October 26, 2020

Tesco glitch sparked huge meal deal saving with one shopper’s lunch costing 4p instead of £3

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Tesco glitch sparked huge meal deal saving with one shopper’s lunch costing 4p instead of £3

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Customers couldn't believe that the discount was being applied twice

Scores of customers on Twitter posted about their bargain finds when purchasing a meal deal. 

One shopper, Melissa, tweeted: “Tesco meal deals are scanning through at £1 in my local tesco and instead of doing anything the guy working was just telling everyone to treat themselves. What a legend.”

One savvy Brit was able to get a meal deal for just 4p – by picking a £2.75 sandwich, monster munch for 85p and the priciest drink on offer, a £2.36 smoothie.

Tesco glitch sparked huge meal deal saving with one shopper’s lunch costing 4p instead of £3

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The meal deal glitch means customers are getting double the discount Credit: Stewart Williams – The Sun

Together that comes to £5.96 – and normally Tesco takes off £2.96. 

But Tesco removed the meal deal discount twice, taking the price to 4p. 

Another customer shared how they picked up a sandwich, chicken satay snack and bottle of Coca-Cola for just 71p.

Kit on Twitter wrote: "Two meals deals for £1.89? I think I broke Tesco."

Tesco has almost 4,000 shops in the UK. 

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We’ve now resolved a technical issue which affected some of our meal deals.

"We hope that those customers who received a little extra discount enjoyed their lunch."

Last month, The Sun revealed how meal deals at Tesco can be worth up to £6.24 with the most expensive combination of products. 

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After years of steering clear of the lunchtime meal deal, Asda finally launched its own in August and prices start from £1.60.

In February this year, Morrisons cut the cost of its lunchtime meal deal by 50p.

In 2019, Boots angered customers by hiking its meal deal price by up to 60p in some shops.

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CHEEKY Brits rushed to Tesco earlier today to take advantage of a computer glitch that gave double discounts on meal deals – costing one shopper just 4p.