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Online Grocery Shopping

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1d, 2y agoPosted 1 decade, 2 years ago
Since we all seem to rather enjoy the topic of food, I thought it might be interesting to hear your experiences with online grocery shopping. To be honest, I have only done it once, but am thinking of making it a very regular thing. It's so quick and sure beats walking the 15 min home loaded down with my bags. And there are a lot of good discount codes, etc. on here.

That said, online shopping requires me to be organized and think ahead :oops:

Another thing I would miss is being able to wander the store aimlessly as I tend to do sometimes... it doesn't take much to entertain my little brain :? The joy of spontaneous shopping... never know what I'll end up with :)

So, does anyone do all of their grocery shopping online??
If you don't, why not?
Advantages, disadvantages??

And of course your random thoughts and experiences please :)
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1d, 2y agoPosted 1 decade, 2 years ago
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#1
Does no one grocery shop online then? I just did a big haul and used the Tesco £10 off of £50 from here. The best part was I got two extra packages of bacon!! Not sure how they ended up in there, but I'm definitely not going to complain :D
Only peeve was that they used an excessive amount of plastic bags... now the little brats are breeding in the cupboard. How is it that they always seem to multiply in there???
#2
I do a monthly big shop with Asda online and visit my local Asda and other shops for things in between. I find this easier as I can order whenever I feel like it and fit the delivery in when I have to stay at home for other reasons but still have the social side of shopping when I feel like going out.
#3
Sorry for not replying sooner FF :roll: I shop online with Tesco + Iceland. It is easier + definitely more convenient, just as dibuzz says.

Once you've established a "favourites" list on Tesco or "ordered before" list on Iceland, everything is much more simple.

Searching for new offers each time they update the website, can make it take quite a bit longer, but well worth it if you're going to save some cash.

Buy 1 get 1 free offers on Iceland are generally better than Tesco. Tesco does have money off a wide range of items though, so much more suitable for anything other than the freezer. Iceland definitely is the best for the freezer shopping though.

Tesco drivers will take away plastic bags for recycling if you have a bulging cupboard :D The Iceland bags are a bit bigger, so make ideal bin liner bags (small kitchen bin).

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#4
Thanks for the replies, you two! :)
Yeah, once a month sounds about right, dibuzz. It would still give me plenty of opportunity for spontaneous shopping.

I will certainly remember that tip for the bags next time, thanks for that rayman. :D
Iceland does have some great 2 for 1, yeah... but I have no freezer space to speak of, so I wouldn't be able to order too much. All I know is that tesco is a lot cheaper than my closest grocery store (Waitrose - though it's great for treats) and (not having a vehicle) it gets a bit tough to lug everything home when I need to stock up on stuff. I think my arms get a little longer every time ;)

Visually it is slightly difficult to judge the scale of some items. I prefer to shop for fruits and veggies in the shops, as it's impossible to know the size/quality/freshness of them online. Though for stuff like potatoes and onions not much can really go wrong I guess.

Regular lists would definitely make it a lot quicker and easier as well. It takes me a long time right now, but it's just so nice to have it all show up at the door!
#5
You're welcome :D It's true about judging the scale of certain items, although once you've made a few orders, you get to judge them more consistently.

I order all the groceries, even the veg + fruit. I always ask for long use by dates in the "notes" for each item that might need it. Also to look for a certain item if one is out of stock, using the "note" with Tesco.

Iceland fruit + veg is always very good. They also have much better substitutions when out of stock, by sending something of higher value. It's a shame they don't have a warehouse anymore, as they used to stock very much more. Another thing with Iceland, is that all the freezer boxes or packs, appear to be picked out of storage rather than from shop shelves, if you know what I mean :D

I sort of defeat the object of delivering them, as I go out to the van most times + help carry the bags up to the house (longish, sloped path, lots of steps, feel sorry for the driver) :roll: But it does help a great deal to have them delivered yeah :D
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#7
Hmmm maybe I will try out Iceland... that £10 off of £40 deal on here is very tempting. :)
#8
lol just noticed the free nuts :lol:
#9
rayman
lol just noticed the free nuts :lol:

lol... just couldn't resist :lol:
#10
If you get sainsburys to deliver, they are pretty cool; if they're late you get a £10 voucher for next time!
#11
b44rch
If you get sainsburys to deliver, they are pretty cool; if they're late you get a £10 voucher for next time!

Thanks for this - they've been late at least twice in the last 6 months & I didn't know anything about the voucher I could have had! :(
#12
I get most of my shopping delivered by either Sainsbury's or Asda, with occasional forays into the Tesco service.

[color=red]Pros[/color] - saves a lot of headache & time not having to deal with queues/crowds in the shop, all the heavy stuff gets delivered when it's convenient for me, I can plan my shopping up to 3 weeks in advance, Sainsbury's deliver free Tues-Thurs if you spend over a certain amount (I think it's £60).

[color=red]Cons[/color] - all of them go over the top with the carrier bags, & none of them are too good about checking dates - if you're going to put something on special offer eg buy 2 get the 3rd free, then staff should be told to give you the furthest away dates instead of items which only have a few days leeway, because you're buying more than you would if they were at normal price. Also, I don't trust them to select my fresh goods like meat, fruit & veg, so I still have to go to the shops/market during the week to get those.
#13
I shop with Sainsbury's To You because I like the buy one get one free offers they do and I prefer their own brand labels. However, I have found that when I've bought yogurts or other fresh goods they are really awful when it comes to checking the dates. I once bought 24 yogurts (2x packs of 12 in a buy one get one free offer) and there were only 2 days to go before the use by date on the labels. I phoned to complain but Sainsbury's told me their policy is that they only have to put things in your trolley with 2 days to go or more. They only refund anything with less than 2 days to go. This is crazy when you're buying things like yogurt... AND most people do a weekly shop, not a couple of days shop!!!
I have also bought meat and had to freeze it because there were only 2 days before the use by date.
It is best just to stock up on frozen or tinned goods etc.... but NOT fresh :!:
#14
Shoegal
I shop with Sainsbury's To You because I like the buy one get one free offers they do and I prefer their own brand labels. However, I have found that when I've bought yogurts or other fresh goods they are really awful when it comes to checking the dates. I once bought 24 yogurts (2x packs of 12 in a buy one get one free offer) and there were only 2 days to go before the use by date on the labels. I phoned to complain but Sainsbury's told me their policy is that they only have to put things in your trolley with 2 days to go or more. They only refund anything with less than 2 days to go. This is crazy when you're buying things like yogurt... AND most people do a weekly shop, not a couple of days shop!!!

I agree, that is very annoying when you do a weeks shop. Tesco are generally very good with their use by dates on everything.
#15
I just tried out the Sainsbury's site because there were some great voucher savings to be had... now I am just crossing my fingers in hope that they'll be late :D

And yeah, it's free delivery if your order is over £60 (they give you a code to enter when you go to checkout).
#16
Freebie_Fetish
I just tried out the Sainsbury's site because there were some great voucher savings to be had... now I am just crossing my fingers in hope that they'll be late :D

And yeah, it's free delivery if your order is over £60 (they give you a code to enter when you go to checkout).

With Christmas not too far off, the chances are they'll be late more often. Maybe booking a peak hour spot will increase the chance of that too. Wonder how long they'll keep the voucher offer coz of this, or just up the price of groceries :roll:
#17
I live about 20 miles from the nearest Sainsbury's, so I will be picking an awkward delivery slot in hope of a late delivery!
#18
getmeoutofhere
I live about 20 miles from the nearest Sainsbury's, so I will be picking an awkward delivery slot in hope of a late delivery!

Welcome to HUKD getmeoutofhere :) + Hope they're late!
#19
why are you bumping old threads?
banned#20
starsparkle2311
[SIZE=6]BOREDOM!!![/SIZE]
I've been reading through some of them just to see how HUKD was then compared to now, being a compulsive poster I can't leave a thread without commenting:oops::w00t::p.


Just done my on-line shopping SS, it took me a while.

Shopping for food is so boring x x
banned#21
starsparkle2311
OMG yes it is, takes me ages. I don't do it too often tho', just once in a while to stock up. I can't afford to do it every week anyway. How are you today? Hope you're well, I saw your thread about your new job the other day, good for you:thumbsup::)


I'm alright just feeling a little tired, so I decided to do my shopping on-line because I couldn't be bothered going shopping.

I'm probably tired because I am not used to working :oops:
banned#22
Freebie_Fetish
Does no one grocery shop online then? I just did a big haul and used the Tesco £10 off of £50 from here. The best part was I got two extra packages of bacon!! Not sure how they ended up in there, but I'm definitely not going to complain :D
Only peeve was that they used an excessive amount of plastic bags... now the little brats are breeding in the cupboard. How is it that they always seem to multiply in there???






I tend to agree mostly but I still not sure I understand everything here.

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