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2011/03/30 12:23:26 (permalink)
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Food shopping online

Who does this?
 
I have never done it before. I placed an order last night on Asda online and it came today.
Was most impressed, everything was there that I had ordered and was packaged well. The delivery cost was £3.50.
 
When I think about the cost of petrol of going to the supermarket and the time taken to drive there..stuck in traffic....park...go around the store....avoid the trolley-mongs.....queue at the checkouts...drive home...lug it all indoors - well why haven't I used the online service before??!
 
For me the most beneficial part of having it delivered like that is the reduction in stress to myself - as I find the trip to the supermarket just stressful from start to finish, usually it's the people in there that annoy me, it's also the queueing. For £3.50 - it is well worth it!  (there are higher delivery charges for different days like the weekend, around £5.00 I think).
 
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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 12:36:26 (permalink)
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    I don't personally, as I've heard they tend to pack stuff that's close to it's sell by date.

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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 12:50:02 (permalink)
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    Yup I do mine every month with Tesco. Really easy to spot the deals online plus they send me £10 off vouchers by email quite often, plus if they make any errors, I moan like fck which usually results in a £10 refund/voucher. The customer service is alot higher than you get in store.

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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 12:55:43 (permalink)
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    Also it allows you to reorder the same stuff every month which is good to keep you disciplined with your meals.

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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:19:58 (permalink)
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    ive done it once or twice with asda, is very good but as mentioned by smacky they tend to put things in that are close to sell by whereas when i go ill look at all the items and get the one with the longest sell by date.
    Service is generally good though and always on time, and ring me when im outside (living in flats so cant just knock on my door)
    only other slight problem i have is that they dont pack stuff very well, i mean its about 4/5 items to a plastic bag when they could use a lot less plastic bags than this to do it in



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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:21:26 (permalink)
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    Did you order any meat?  I would just be worried they would send the worst pieces.
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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:22:16 (permalink)
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    Always do and have done for years. It beats walking round a busy supermarket for and hour and then driving there and back.

    I have started going to Makro once a month now though and just get bits and bobs once a week from Tesco. I save a fortune this way - over £90 this month comparing prices to Tesco  
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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:30:44 (permalink)
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    Used to but a few mistakes and stuff nearly out of date,also some of their not in stock replacement items as i wasnt keen on but the clincher is i like to pick my meat cuts
     
     
    The only pro was the hassle of shopping removed from my week

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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:33:02 (permalink)
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    i use Asda and also Iceland for frozen grub



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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:39:32 (permalink)
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    The meat I get is fine. I buy organic so quality is always good, if they pick up a massive one, obv it'll cost more and vice versa. The one I had last night was massive, filled my plate and was over an inch thick for £5.50, good picking!

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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 13:59:39 (permalink)
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    I ordered some chicken breasts, but they were pre-packed so no problem.
     
    I was a bit concerned about the dates on fresh stuff, as mentioned above - when I go to the shops I like to grab the stuff right from the back with the longest date on them lol - however all the fresh items had pretty good dates on them.
     
    Agree about the waste of carrier bags though - some of the bags only had 3-4 items in them.  I do re-use bags where possible though.
     
    Frozen items were still good and frozen.
     
    The only things I'm not too keen on buying online are fresh fruit and veg as I do like to hand pick those out to make sure I'm getting what I want. Did get some bananas and they were fine.
     
    Think I will make this a regular habit, especially for heavy & cumbersome items like tins, big packs, bottles etc - but will likely shop locally for fresh meat, fruit and veg etc.
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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 17:14:54 (permalink)
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    RedHotF

    I ordered some chicken breasts, but they were pre-packed so no problem.

    I was a bit concerned about the dates on fresh stuff, as mentioned above - when I go to the shops I like to grab the stuff right from the back with the longest date on them lol - however all the fresh items had pretty good dates on them.

    Agree about the waste of carrier bags though - some of the bags only had 3-4 items in them.  I do re-use bags where possible though.

    Frozen items were still good and frozen.

    The only things I'm not too keen on buying online are fresh fruit and veg as I do like to hand pick those out to make sure I'm getting what I want. Did get some bananas and they were fine.

    Think I will make this a regular habit, especially for heavy & cumbersome items like tins, big packs, bottles etc - but will likely shop locally for fresh meat, fruit and veg etc.

    You can opt to have no bags and you collect points for doing so 
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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 18:32:40 (permalink)
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    Asda doesnt have a points reward system does it?



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    Re:Food shopping online 2011/03/30 18:37:20 (permalink)
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    You can also give the bags back next time they deliver to you.

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