Supermarkets 'are conning Aussie drivers'

Aussie drivers are being conned by supermarkets when they use discount vouchers to pay for petrol, it has been claimed.

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has suggested that customers who believe they are getting a good deal are being misled, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

Many motorists have been forced to dip into their savings accounts in order to cover the growing cost of motoring, but many people thought that major supermarkets were doing them a favour by running the voucher scheme.

However, the AAA has discovered that many retailers have increased their prices in order to cover the losses made through the voucher initiative.

"Even if you are using one of these shop-a-dockets you are not getting the full face value discount because the supermarkets are pushing up prices," AAA managing director Andrew McKellar told the news provider.

Fuel prices have risen sharply across the country, but Commsec economist Savanth Sebastian recently eased drivers' fears by claiming that rates at the pumps will not spiral too far out of control.

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