Found 21st Dec 2009
This week are you going instore or using the online service for your food?

Pro's for online shopping (in theory):
Your stuff gets picked before a lot of the stores open so you would be able (in theory) to get what you wanted.
You don't have to knock into people, shout at people, queue for hours, listen to naff xmas songs or find half the stuff is out of stock!
You don't have to find a parking space
You don't get cold.
You can choose a time for the driver to turn up

Pro's for shopping instore..

You don't get "recommended" swaps
You haven't gotta worry what time the driver turns up
You get to listen to your favourite xmas songs
You can shout and scream and people for getting in your way
You can throw abuse at the store staff cos items are out of stock

So what will you be doing? My parents are still in the 80's so will be trying to fight the queues

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A lot of stores cant deliver before xmas where I am now. Tried today so will have to go and fight the queues

same here not a chance any supemarkets booked til 27th

I have a cunning plan...
Going to asda 6.00am in the morning, after they've done restocking the shelves, & before the rush.

this week i will mostly be going instore... ya can't get woopsies online

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g1bbuk;7294992

I have a cunning plan...Going to asda 6.00am in the morning, after … I have a cunning plan...Going to asda 6.00am in the morning, after they've done restocking the shelves, & before the rush.



You won't believe how many people do this :w00t:

But it will be quieter, parents used to go at 5am, but dad has to work this xmas so gotta go at 7pm, gonna be fun :-D

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craigk8163;7294982

A lot of stores cant deliver before xmas where I am now. Tried today so … A lot of stores cant deliver before xmas where I am now. Tried today so will have to go and fight the queues



You needed to "book" your space weeks ago :thumbsup:

faevilangel;7295010

You needed to "book" your space weeks ago :thumbsup:



complete madness....how can you get the bargains lol

im going to brave it tonight going bout 9pm!!!

faevilangel;7295010

You needed to "book" your space weeks ago :thumbsup:



done this, got mine coming the 23rd

plumberman01;7295053

complete madness....how can you get the bargains lol



you can alter your trolley up till the night before delivery

ONLINE! I have it diaried every year to make sure I get in early and book a good slot.

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plumberman01;7295053

complete madness....how can you get the bargains lol



What you do is add 1 item to your basket, then go to checkout, book a space, then close the browser.

You can then go back to it upto 10pm the night before your delivery and change the cart contents :thumbsup:

It means you can still get the offers on at that time, but also have your place booked :-D

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ilovepink;7295074

im going to brave it tonight going bout 9pm!!!



it should be semi quiet, wednesday and thursday is gonna be mayhem ;-)

faevilangel;7295140

it should be semi quiet, wednesday and thursday is gonna be mayhem ;-)



yes thats what i thought, dont need much as we our at other peoples houses for 25-27th so just need the essentials

my mum has my DD so it should be easy

loupomm;7295082

done this, got mine coming the 23rd wish i had...you can alter your … done this, got mine coming the 23rd wish i had...you can alter your trolley up till the night before delivery




ahh ofcourse you can:oops:

faevilangel;7295107

What you do is add 1 item to your basket, then go to checkout, book a … What you do is add 1 item to your basket, then go to checkout, book a space, then close the browser.You can then go back to it upto 10pm the night before your delivery and change the cart contents :thumbsup:It means you can still get the offers on at that time, but also have your place booked :-D



damnit why didnt i think of this? ive gotta go out tonight too as otherwise no turkey:roll:

ilovepink;7295167

yes thats what i thought, dont need much as we our at other peoples … yes thats what i thought, dont need much as we our at other peoples houses for 25-27th so just need the essentials my mum has my DD so it should be easy



wow if i had no guests id have jam butties:)

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plumberman01;7295175

damnit why didnt i think of this? ive gotta go out tonight too as … damnit why didnt i think of this? ive gotta go out tonight too as otherwise no turkey:roll:



You won't believe how many people don't know about this, had some woman asking me how they can get spaces online the other day (i work in the suerpmarket everyone hates :lol:)

MSE has an article about it, but now you know for next year :whistling:

The supermarkets normally e-mail people to tell them the xmas slots are now open

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ilovepink;7295167

yes thats what i thought, dont need much as we our at other peoples … yes thats what i thought, dont need much as we our at other peoples houses for 25-27th so just need the essentials my mum has my DD so it should be easy



Get your angry face on though, be ready to ram the trolley somewhere :-D

People love to start fighting this time of year :lol:

I was going to go tonight but both my daughters are ill
I'm going to go tomorrow night and brave it.....

i had an asda slot for last night and they rang 3 hrs prior to apologise and say they couldnt deliver and would have to cancel the order....i was blooming furious.

The said it was due to the weather. I appreciate how difficult it is but they could have come in the middle of the night for me.... we live out in the countryside on the edge of their area and personally i think they were busy and just couldnt be bothered with us.

Goofeys Girl;7296357

i had an asda slot for last night and they rang 3 hrs prior to apologise … i had an asda slot for last night and they rang 3 hrs prior to apologise and say they couldnt deliver and would have to cancel the order....i was blooming furious.The said it was due to the weather. I appreciate how difficult it is but they could have come in the middle of the night for me.... we live out in the countryside on the edge of their area and personally i think they were busy and just couldnt be bothered with us.



Oooh, that's not nice. I've never had that happen, but one time they did turn up, I stood at the door and watched them do a U turn in the cul-de-sac and drive off. Didn't actually deliver until the next day, which was no good as I needed all the stuff for a party that afternoon. Never did find out why, and didn't get an apology off the woman in the store. Made sure she knew I was cross though.

Goofeys Girl;7296357

i had an asda slot for last night and they rang 3 hrs prior to apologise … i had an asda slot for last night and they rang 3 hrs prior to apologise and say they couldnt deliver and would have to cancel the order....i was blooming furious.The said it was due to the weather. I appreciate how difficult it is but they could have come in the middle of the night for me.... we live out in the countryside on the edge of their area and personally i think they were busy and just couldnt be bothered with us.



im dreading this happening, mine is due wed evening, a big shop, i need everything...dont have transport or time to do it myself before friday if it dont come so fingers crossed!

im sending the hubby!

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magicbeans;7297007

im sending the hubby!



Good idea, not a good place for a pregnant woman. You will need to give him strict instructions of what not to buy and to read the shopping list carefully
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