Tesco Messes Up Its Maths, Offers Half Price Mother's Day Chocolates At More Than The Original Cost (PICTURE)

You Do The Math (Because Tesco Can't)

If you thought you were crap at maths rest easy – Tesco is even worse.

The supermarket failed to entice customers with a half price offer on chocolates which charged more than the original cost.

The Mother’s Day offer screamed of a 50 per cent cut in the price of a box of Thornton’s.

Bargain: A tempting Mother's Day offer at Tesco

But underneath the sign, in Tesco Express at the Mailbox, in Birmingham city centre, shoppers were informed the previous price of the chocolates was £7 - and the new price was £7.35.

A Tesco spokesperson said: "This was a labelling error, which we are taking steps to correct as soon as possible.

“Any customers treating their mums to these chocolates will still pay half price, which is £3.50, and we're sorry for any confusion caused."

Simon Hickson collected Tesco screw-ups

It’s not the first time Tesco has run out of fingers when doing its sums.

Comedian Simon Hickson blogged about the store’s blunders a few years ago.

A recurrent theme he noticed is the supermarket giant’s habit of bodging up its maths (in the above case you can buy a ginger beer for 72p or two for £1.70), then announcing an item is out of stock when the shelves are groaning with produce.

Hickson wrote: “Not only have Tesco messed with my mind maths, they’ve now made me hallucinate.”

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