This is a price comparison site that has been around for a number of years. Could be that you used to use it and now don't bother. Could be that you've never heard of it. If you are interested in saving money on your grocery, health and beauty or wine shopping it is a site well worth visiting or renewing your acquaintance with. The site has evolved over the years and offers an excellent service.
This review will concentrate on the grocery side, since that is the part of the site that I use regularly.
The site compares the prices of products at five major supermarket chains: Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Ocado. (If looking at health and beauty products the selection would also include Superdrug and Boots; for wine, Majestic Wines are included). You select which supermarket you wish to shop from and then proceed as if doing a normal online food shop. At the end of your shop (if you are wanting a delivery) the site transfers your 'basket' to the website of your chosen store and you check out as usual from them, securing the gaining of any Nectar, Clubcard etc points if you collect these.
The difference is that on screen you get a running total of the cost of your shop at each of the supermarkets. If the shop you initially chose is not the cheapest you can swap at any stage and continue the shop in the cheaper establishment.
Of course, there is more to this than the above implies. You would need to view your basket first to check that the cheaper supermarket was actually offering the same products as those you had selected. They may in fact be unable to supply some items at all, or be offering a cheaper alternative. For example, I was amazed the other week to find that Asda was selling E45 baby bath lotion for £2.45, having just put it into my Waitrose trolley for £4.45. When I checked I found they were actually supplying a different brand, not E45. Waitrose remained the cheapest supermarket overall for me to complete my shop.
If you subscribe to various 'mini-stores' you can obtain cashback on your purchases. The cash is transferred to your PayPal account. I believe you have to set one up if you want the cashback, it is not given by any other means. It can take a few weeks for the money to show up in your account, but I have found it to be a reliable system. You get an email from mysupermarket to let you know the money has been sent.
The amount of cashback on offer is clearly marked on the products as they appear on screen. Most often it is 5%, currently a New Year special means it is running at 10%. The odd item may have a cash amount, 50p or £1 on offer and sometimes products have...100% cashback. That's just a rare treat! It is used to promote new products. I have enjoyed the new Kelloggs Rice Crispie Honeycomb Squares for free, for example.
Other wacky deals include Lillets sanitary towels reduced to £1 a pack in Waitrose, with mysupermarket offering £1 cashback.
How I enjoy the "Kerching!" sound the site makes when you add a cashback item to your basket!
The cashback deals are limited to so many of a particular item, and a message pops up to tell you that you "will not receive cashback earnings" if you exceed the quota: a reassuring and helpful feature.
This section of the site displays products that are currently on sale at least 30% below their average price in the year. This is great on long lasting items as it allows you to purchase more of a particular product when the price is low. If one of your favourites hits a low price, you can stock up!
This part of the site really brings home how much prices fluctuate. For example one current savvy buy is Flash with Febreze Freshness New Zealand Springs. I've never bought it. I can tell you that it is currently available for £1.50, 42% lower than its higher price of £3. The price over the last year is shown in graph form, strangely fascinating and addictive to look at I find... Indeed a key danger of the site is that you will develop into a Price Bore. Don't get me started on the price of baby wipes...
Dangers to avoid:
Multibuy offers including a range of products. You will always only get the cheapest free. For example, apricots and couscous were both in a multibuy deal. Three packs of apricots purchased at £3.79 each would have led to a saving of £3.79. Three bags of apricots and a bag of couscous added later in the shop- a saving of 99p only.
Discount shops such as Poundstretcher, Savers and the various pound and 99p shops may still offer better deals. And of course other supermarkets such as Aldi and Morrisons.
You can use the site to do an online shop, but there is also the facilty to print your list and do the shop yourself. Sometimes the site will offer to split the list for you, so that you can buy the products where they are cheapest and save even more money. I've never done that: time and convenience play a part in my choices too.
Overall this is a great tool for consumers. I dare say information is being gathered about my shopping habits through it, and there are various adverts that pop up and are probably influencing me subconsciously, but used strategically, you can make genuine savings with this site.
i did my online shopping today on this site, and i was so impressed i had to give them a good review asap. the site is a comparison site, but they let you choose your preferred supermarket and get the cheapest bargains on it. the UI is great, and it's really easy to navigate and find the products you want.i saved a real bundle and would sure to come back and save some more.
This site is wonderful. I've save hundereds of £'s on my groceries over the past 2 years I've been using this amazing site. The ability to compare a product between now 5 different supermarkets with one click is priceless. This site has saved me so much time and money I feel ashamed I haven't used all that extra time to do something important with my life but that's another story.
Since we moved house over a year ago and it is much further to get to a supermarket, I have started doing the vast majority of my grocery shopping online. Since discovering mysupermarket.co.uk, I always shop through this site, as it certainly helps me to save money.
My Supermarket allows you to shop at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's or Ocado, but rather than just linking you through to their website, you do your shopping on the My Supermarket site. Why? You might ask. Well, you get to compare the prices at the four supermarkets, and also other great features like swap and save, or swap and save calories.
So, how does it work? Well you log in, and choose a supermarket to start shopping at. I have always used Asda, but I think you can switch supermarkets part way through if you want. Then, the first thing I always do is to book a delivery slot. When you click on 'book a delivery slot', the site comes up with a handy grid of the coming week showing which slots are available and how much they will cost for delivery. It also has a nice feature where delivery times when that supermarket is already in your area are highlighted in green. This helps to reduce the environmental cost of delivery a bit.
Then you just start shopping. The site has goods arranged in departments along the top (frozen, fruit and veg, dairy etc), and then within these products are arranged in 'shelves'. There is also a 'shelf' of offers within each category. As well as the main departments, there is a category for your favourites, and for top offers across the store. So with this system, you can browse and shop just like you would in store. Or, you can just type in product names into the search box at the top of the site, and it will come up with a list of options. I tend to do it this way, as it helps me stick to my shopping list and save those pennies.
Each product is displayed with a picture, description including pack size/weight, and price, including price per 100g/unit, which is really helpful for comparing and finding the cheapest deal. If you click on any product, you get nutritional information, and also you can see what price the same product has at the other supermarkets.
As you shop, you will see your total trolley cost totting up at the top of the screen over the tab for your particular supermarket. You will also see the cost of those same goods at the other supermarkets. This is incredibly helpful - if you have a budget to stick to, you can easily see if you are nearing your limits, and and you can check that you are shopping in the cheapest place (in my experience it is ALWAYS Asda - which is why I'm such a fan!).
The 'swap and save' feature I mentioned earlier is another good aspect to the site. You may see a little red £ sign pop up when you opt to buy certain products. This means that there is a similar cheaper option available. You can see all the alternatives by clicking the 'swap and save £££s' button at the top of the screen. You can easily either swap products, or just continue shopping. This is good as it highlights deals such as multibuys, and encourages you to perhaps own brand instead of branded. You won't always want to swap, but it's a handy feature. There is a similar feature for swapping and saving calories, but I don't use this one really!
When you've finished your shopping, you go to the checkout, and then just click a button to send your trolley to the relevant supermarket. This can take a little while, but you can put the kettle on while you wait. Then, your chosen supermarket's website comes up, you log in, and all your shopping is there, with delivery booked, ready to pay for.
I would highly recommend this site as a great way to keep to your grocery budget and save some pennies (or calories, if that is more relevant to you). It is easy to use and clearly laid out. Also, if you go to ipoints first, you can collect 1 ipoint for every £1 you spend.
My Supermarket is an online shopping comparison site which allows the shopper to compare prices on products at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Ocado. The website address is www.mysupermarket.co.uk and I found out about it through the Money Saving Expert website. It is free to sign up and while shopping you can also accumulate Ipoints which are automatically added to your Ipoints account once this is opened (another free to register site). The Ipoints can be saved and spent on a variety of tokens or gifts.
The My Supermarket site is very easy to use and has very good graphics showing clear pictures of the products, quite often better than the supermarket sites themselves.
**How to use the site**
After registering it is a case of signing in to the site and then you are ready to start shopping.
Before choosing the shop you want, you can check out the deals and special offers for that week for each supermarket and also any tokens for money off.
When you have decided what supermarket to use just click on that shop and start shopping.
You can then shop in one of three ways, firstly by using the My Supermarket shopping list, where you type items that you would like to buy and the site brings up all the options in that category for, say Tesco. Secondly, by using the search box to type in each item you want singularly, thus bringing up all the brands for that item and the third way is by clicking on one of the category buttons along the top such as "frozen food", "vegetables" etc.
Once you have decided on the product you want it is just a click of the mouse to add it to the basket. With things like carrots you choose how many you want rather than selecting a weight, which I find much easier. So if you want 10 carrots that is what you type in and then add to basket, it's as easy as that.
When you have filled your basket with all the goodies there is the chance to do a price check. The website automatically identifies which items you could have bought more cheaply, either by buying a bigger quantity or a different brand or basics range. It then allows you to swap the item in your basket for the better value item and shows the saving you have made.
Along similar lines, the website gives you the chance to do a health check on your basket, finding products with less calories that you can swap if you want to.
As you are shopping the website is keeping a tally of how much the same basket would cost at the 3 other supermarkets and this is shown at the top of the page, so as you put each item into your basket you can check the cost against the other shops. If you look at the other supermarkets and see that one is coming out cheaper than the one you have chosen, just click on that button and the My Supermarket site will display your basket as it would be if you had shopped in say Asda instead of Tesco. All the Tesco own brand products will be replaced with the equivalent Asda ones and the price of the Tesco product crossed out and replaced with the price of the Asda product. It will also show if any products are not available at the new store. You can do this procedure of changing stores as many times as you like.
When you have decided which store you would like to shop in you can pick a delivery slot by clicking on the lorry icon. One tip here is that if you know what supermarket you are definitely going to shop with, perhaps because you like, say Tesco own brand products or have a voucher for that store, it is a good idea to pick your delivery slot first as then the My Supermarket website shows only the products that will have special offers up to that date. It is not essential to do this, just easier, as the website will warn you when you pick the delivery slot if you have chosen any products that will no longer be on offer.
Once you have clicked "check out" My Supermarket will send your trolley to your chosen supermarket. It is worth noting here that you will need to register with the supermarket for online shopping before sending your trolley. After a few seconds the supermarket website opens and asks you to log in, once this is done your trolley is waiting for you to check and pay for the goods. My Supermarket will send you an email to confirm that the trolley has been sent.
If you think of any more items you wish to add this can be done as normal either before or after check out with your chosen supermarket.
**Other Information on the Site**
Once you have done one shop with either Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda or Ocado, My Supermarket gives you the opportunity to import your favourites from that store (ie things you have bought previously) making the shopping process much quicker. It brings them all up on the page and all you need to do is click on the ones you want that week. You can still add other items if you want to.
Another handy tool is that you can quickly find out what supermarkets deliver in your area by typing in your postcode, the site will then search and advise you which stores are available.
I am so glad that I found this website, it is really easy to use and the pictures of the products are very clear. The product information is also very good. I always use this site even if I know that I will be definitely shopping from, say Sainsbury's as I find it better to use than any of the supermarkets own sites. There is also the added advantage of Ipoints which I have just exchanged for a paperback fiction book worth £7.99, so a little treat for me and I still get my Nectar of Club Card points as well! Can't be bad!
Mysupermarket is an online shopping comparison site which by using a virtual trolley, it allows you to shop as you would normally do online but instead it also compares prices for your requested product against other retailers like Tesco, Asda, Ocado and Sainsburys. Therefore, giving you the comfort of knowing that you are getting the best deal possible.
Mysupermarket is a really easy site to use, user friendly, simple to operate and navigate through. I love shopping online as it is so much easier than going out and the hassle of waiting in queues and still unpacking everything out of your car. Instead, all you need to do is register with Mysupermarket, fill in your name, address, e-mail address, etc and then you can start shopping as you would usually do if you were in the supermarket. It is totally free to join and you can start saving by shopping through Mysupermarket. On the home page, it also liststoday's top offers at each of the above mentioned stores, therefore giving you the opportunity to save even more on specific brands / products.
Also, by shopping through Mysupermarket, you can continue collecting your loyalty points as usual if you shop at Tesco, Sainsburys or Ocado.
There seems to be so much competing going on between the leading supermarkets at the moment that I often don't know which one to choose for my weekly shopping. As I'm always on the look out to save money, as I'm sure many of you are, I feel it's important to choose the best supermarket to spend my money in to ensure I'll save as much as possible. One site that I've been hearing more and more about, mainly from television adverts for the leading supermarkets, is mysupermarket.co.uk which is one I've recently started to visit quite a bit. My Supermarket is basically a shopping and comparison site which offers you the chance to shop from four leading supermarkets on their site. They aim to get you the best possible price for your trolley by selecting the products that you want from each of the four supermarkets and then presenting you with the cheapest option. They are also an independent company from the supermarkets meaning that they are impartial and aren't paid for favour any of the four supermarkets. They put the shopper, that's you, at the heart of what they do and aren't influenced in the slightest by the supermarkets themselves. I first discovered this site back in August and since then have visited it numerous times to try and find myself the cheapest supermarket in which to complete my shopping.
The homepage to the site is fairly appealing with a light green menu running along the top of which ends with a search box. Below this is a claim that using the site is "The best way to do your supermarket shopping" along with what the site allows you to do "Compare prices and shop at four leading supermarkets all on one site. It's fast, free and easy - so start shopping and see how much you can save!" Now that really is what the site's all about to be honest, it allows you to manually search for and select the products you'd want to buy before telling you the price for each product at the four different supermarkets and then finally telling you where you can actually complete your shopping for the cheapest price overall. The supermarkets featured on the site are Asda, Ocado, Sainsburys and Tesco. So why should you use the site? Well it offers you the chance to save up to 20% on your weekly shop, to compare prices and swap to cheaper products if you want to, to encourage you to eat healthily by showing you the health information for various products and to show you up to date pricing information too. All in all this site seemed almost too good to be true when I first came across it, although it's quite a simple concept really it's one that could be hugely effective and indeed hugely helpful when it comes to saving money!
Now there's a couple of different ways that you can choose to shop in depending what it is you're looking to get from the site...
I just want to compare the price of a product...
If you just want to look up a couple of products and see where you'd find them for the cheapest price the best thing to do is enter the name of the product into the search box on the homepage. It's a good idea to enter as much information as you have including the brand name, the product name and (if you know it) the size. It takes about a second to bring up the search results and you'll be presented with either a page of possible results which match your search criteria or, if you were specific enough, the product itself will come up. All results are showcased in the same with, with a large picture on the left hand side of the page, the cheapest price on the right hand side of the page along with a small table which shows the four supermarkets and the price of that product at each of the supermarkets. Below this is other information such as the FSA traffic lights labelling information, the ingredients and the nutritional information too.
I want to actually shop on the site...
Once you reach the same stage as we were at above you can choose to "Add to Trolley." If you select this option you'll be asked to enter your postcode so that the site can find your nearest store, it will automatically resort to the store where your product is the cheapest at that present moment in time. Once you've done this your total for that particular store will be shown just above the menu at the top of the page. As you continue to shop in the same fashion as above if you find something that's cheaper at another store you can still add that to your trolley and it will add it to your trolley for that store. In the end you'll very often end up with four separate trolleys for the four individual supermarkets. A running total for what you've spent at each supermarket is continuously shown just above the green menu. When you're ready to check out simply select the supermarket and then press "Checkout" on the green menu.
I want to checkout and pay for my items...
In order to shop on the site you'll first need to register for an account with them. You'll be prompted to do this the first time you visit the site and click on the "Checkout" link. The registration process is quite straightforward and just asks for the basic information that other similar sites ask for. You'll also be asked to choose login details so that you can avoid this step when you next revisit the site. Once you've registered with the site you'll then be prompted to pay for your goods from the different supermarkets and also informed of any delivery charges associated with the companies. You'll then be transferred to the supermarket's own site to process your payment so you'll also need to have registered with them too. Prior to being transferred you'll also be informed of how much you could save by buying your products from other stores or how you could buy lower calorie products and given the chance to "Swap & Save."
Some other smalls points...
~ If you're not sure what product you want the site does provide categories which you can browse until you find what it is you're looking for. For example you could look in "Food and Drink," then in "Dairy," then in "Eggs" for example. It's easy to narrow down the categories through a small number of clicks and soon you'll be presented with a range of options that match what it is you're looking for.
~ The My Supermarket service is based on pricing information which they claim is updated daily. Now I'm not sure how realistic or how true this is but if they claim it then I guess it must be fairly accurate. I have used this site a couple of times and when I've been transferred to pay at the supermarket's own site I've never encountered any messages telling me my prices weren't correct according to the site.
~ On the homepage you will see you a link for "Save Even More With Top Supermarket Vouchers." This link will take you to a new page where you'll be able to see any vouchers for the four supermarkets on the site. These vouchers are quite frequently updated and include things like £10 off your first spend when you spend £50 and 15% off your first order when you spend £15. These will then reduce the amount you spend even further which is really good.
~ The site will remember what you've purchased after you've shopped here once meaning that shopping the second time around is never quite as time consuming as the first time. You can then quickly add your favourite products to your new trolley or simply delete the ones you no longer want that week. It's quite a useful facility and it will also alert you to where they're cheaper this week if they are cheaper at a different supermarket to where you bought them.
I think this site is absolutely brilliant, especially if you do your shopping online I'd certainly recommend doing it through this site to ensure you save money. The only problem is that you might end up ordering things from two, three or even four supermarkets and that starts to complicate things with delivery prices and delivery slots. If you like to do your shopping in the actual store like I do then this site is a good place to do a little research before you decide where to go, for example I knew I needed to buy a lot of alcohol one week for a party and therefore researched where would be the cheapest for the alcohol and then did my week's shopping there as I saved about £15 on the alcohol compared to what I would have spent at the other stores. The first time I visited the site I think I managed to find my way around within about two minutes, it's really straightforward to find what you're looking for and everything is quite self explanatory as well. Obviously the site is quite large as you will be able to find pretty much any product that you want yet it's really quick to conduct a search on and you'll be presented with your results within about a second depending on your internet connection of course. It's also a good place to find offers, for example I searched for Batiste dry shampoo on the site and found it at around £2 a bottle in three of the supermarkets, yet it was on offer of any four for £3 at one supermarket so that saved me quite a bit, you just need to watch as you will be tempted to buy in bulk on here!!
As for the downsides well obviously they do exist and I have mentioned the practicality of doing your shopping online at four different supermarkets to take advantage of all the lowest prices. You also need to be quite realistic, for example if Tesco is two minutes from you yet you'd save £3 on your weekly shop by travelling twenty minutes to Sainsburys then it's really not going to be worth it. You need to think about your petrol costs and also your time costs if you decide to do that, I certainly couldn't be bothered! I'm lucky in that I've got an Asda, a Sainsburys and a Tesco within a ten minute drive from where I live so I can access them all quite easily. I can't say I've ever let this site overly impact my shopping routine, apart from the first time I used it to do my shopping online I've never really followed it's advice overly when doing my shopping in store. I've always opted for where I think I'll get my shopping for the cheapest price overall rather than visiting all three supermarkets and doing a shop in all of them. You need to think about how practical is and the time it would take to do separate shops compared to doing just one. I would recommend visiting this site, if only to see how useful it could be, but I still think I'll stick to doing my shopping in just one supermarket each week. It's a really good concept and one that has been used to advertise different supermarkets on the television, they tend to like to claim they're cheaper than other supermarkets on a certain number of products, especially in these rather frugal times!
Thanks for reading.
Having used this service for over a year now, I think its quite good!
One of the best things about it is not just its price comparison, and the ability to send ones shopping on to the relevant supermarket of your choice, but also if you so choose, you can print your shopping list, not just for 1 supermarket, but it will also split your shopping between 2 or more supermarkets of your choice giving you "pointers" for which supermarket is cheaper for what, so that when you go shopping in reality for yourself, its much easier to get the best deals.
As a busy mum of 5 I have been known to use both the auto through shopping (with the addition of Ipoints when Asda was cheapest!) plus I have used the split list print feature when I needed just a few odds and ends from down the town (we have Tescos & Asda in short walking distance).
The print list has another benefit, using it and then going to, say, another supermarket that has no delivery (for example, Morrisons) it does mean you can watch the pennies by seeing in front of you what may be cheaper at Asda & Tesco.
That said, comparisons do have their issues. Some aren't as compatible as they first seem, so please, make sure you check before you swap.
Last year I placed some Soya Cream replacement in the cart and it tried to replace this with standard cream. Not a problem to most, however being highly dairy allergic and it was going to be used to make ice cream for myself, it was. I did call the office up to point out that Soy replacement products weren't compatible with dairy versions and why. On the phone they were lovely and courteous, and next shopping I put through, the replacement didn't happen!
Its a great service to use for both on and offline shopping for the penny concious, however do make sure if you are going to buy online you get yourself a Ipoints account as well as set up with at least Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys before you start!
I found this website as we recently moved to sunny Tunbridge Wells which I love - BUT there is a huge lack of supermarkets in the town - there are plenty of little "Tesco Metro" types but only a large Sainsbury on the wrong side of town and a Tesco that doesnt seem to stock anything on my side of town.
So what is a girl to do - well try out internet shopping of course.
Going to Mysupermarket.co.uk
If you are a topcashback member click through from here as you will get £4 for your first shop.
The appearence of the site
As the name suggests mysupermarket is a site which allows you to shop at all the big brand supermarkets - Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Ocado.
The site is easy to navigate - you can browse by category - "fruit and veg, household etc" or you can click on "todays special offers" or just use a keyword search.
Searching for items / shopping
The cleverest thing about mysupermarket is that you can enter your shopping list as you would and then compare the price of the goods at the major supermarkets.
To demonstrate I have two very fussy cats who will only eat Felix in jelly or Felix supermeat. So I input "Felix cat food" to the search box. I can pick which supermarket I search in - the default is Tesco - but you just click on the tabs at the top of the screen to go to Ocado, Sainsbury or Asda. The 12 packs of Felix cost £3.42 each at Tesco - which is a tad pricey. A quick check on the other supermarkets showed that Ocado were selling 4 boxes for £10 - a huge saving.
Compare and Save Facility
For each item there is also a facility which allows you to save money or calories. So, again - to demonstrate if you click on "compare and save" for Felix cat food you will be offered Tesco own brand products at £2.80 a box. (Sorry not sure what low calorie option you would be offered for catfood!)
This allows you to make sure that you are getting the cheapest deal.
So I carried on shopping - what was great was that mysupermarket clearly shows you the cost of your trolly at your selected supermarket and at the others - so in total I spent £40.40 at Ocado - for the same products in my trolley it would have cost £53.40 at Asda, £56.10 at Tesco and £57.90 at Sainsburys.
If you would like to switch all the products to another supermarket then you can do so just by the press of a button.
Search for items
If you don't know what you want - or are looking for an obscure product then you can just type in the key word - the site will make good suggestions to you.
When you have everything in your trolley you can check out - you need to register to do this but this is very quick and easy to do. You just put in name and address details etc and create a user name / password.
Again at this stage you get a choice of which supermarket you would like your trolley sent to. You can book a delivery slot on the money supermarket site before being transferred to the supermarket for payment. Payment is made as always by card on the supermarket site.
you are able to change your order - in accordance with the normal rules of the supermarket - so with Ocado this was up to 24 hours before delivery.
Delivery is by the supermarket - and mine actually arrived 30 mins early - and with a free copy of the Times and a bar of Green and Blacks - so I was not complaining!
Other great features
The site remembers what you have purchased and you can use this to set up a "shopping list facility" - so you can quickly add your favourite products to your trolley.
There is also a tab for supermarket vouchers - showing all the Tesco, Sainsbury, Ocado and asda vouchers so that you definitely get the best price!
The calorie content of each item is clearly shown on the website - not sure if this is a good thing or not!
If you are an ipoints member you can also link your mysupermarket account to your ipoints account to collect credit there.
I think that this site is brilliant - it is great for finding the special offers that supermarkets are running so that if you have a choice of stores to go to then you can order the cheapest.
It was very easy to use and I would definitely recommend it - especially to time pressed shoppers.
Mysupermarket is a price comparasion website for supermarkets, I have been a member for well over a year but until recently have only used them a few times.
My son is 3 years old and for the last few weeks has been a little horror everytime we go shopping so I decided to start doing my weekly shopping online to stop all the stress!
If you are looking do your shopping online and have your shopping delivered mysupermarket is for you!
You will need to be a member of your chosen supermarket, and all 3 supermarkers charge for delivery which is anything from £3.50 - £7.00.
The first thing you will need to do is to sign up which just takes a couple of minutes. You will be asked for your name and address, e-mail address and you will need to create a password.
Then you will need to choose a supermarket, the choices are Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys or Ocado.
Then click start and you are taken to a new page where there is so much to see and do!
You will see a menu running across the page for different aisles such as dairy, frozen, fruit & vegetables, and drinks.
What I like about mysupermarket is when you click on an icon such as frozen a new sub menu appears and splits up the frozen section such as, Ice cream, frozen ready meals, frozen meat and frozen poultry.
Whatever aisle you choose you will first see the special offers for that section which I think is a really good idea.
==While you are Shopping==
You can view your trolley, and at the top of the page it shows how much you have spent but also you will see the other supermarkets and how much it would cost if you shopped with them.
All you have to do is type in the items you are looking for and it will then bring up a list of items, I have used this a few times and it works quite well.
==Swap & Save==
If you add an item to your trolley a £ sign might appear, if you then click on the sign you will be shown some cheaper alternatives. I use the swap & save a lot and it is amazing how much money you can save if you opt for a cheaper alternative!
Once you have finished your shopping just click on checkout where you will be given a trolley summary and then there is a big green button that will say send trolley to Tesco (or asda, sainsburys). You click on that and then your order is sent to Tesco`s or whatever shop you chose, you then have to log into your account and complete your shopping transaction on there.
==What do I think?==
I love this website as I find it so much easier to navigate than the Tesco or Asda grocery websites!
What I like is that I am able to type in a product that I am looking for and it will come up with a realistic list.
The only thing I do not like about mysupermarket is sometimes you add offers to your trolley only to get to Tesco`s to find out that you don`t qualify for the offer because it runs out by the time your shopping is due for delivery.
Everytime I shop through mysupermarket I also gain Ipoints, I had to sign up with ipoints http://www.ipoints.co.uk/ which was easy to do. You can save up for vouchers and other things but be warned I do get a lot of junk mail from them.
Mysupermarket.co.uk describes itself as a supermarket comparison service. Basically, this fantastic site gives you all the information you need to load up a virtual shopping trolly and then tells you which online supermarket delivery service will be the cheapest for your shop. There is so much more to the site than that and it is an excellent resource for anybody who shops for groceries online (or even offline, if used for price comparison purposes.)
I've been using the site for about a year, now. I'd heard of the site before joining but hadn't bothered with it because I only ever use Tesco.com when it comes to shopping online. I had one bad experience with Asda.com and would not use them again - regardless of how cheap their products may be. I know that Sainsbury and Ocado will work out more expensive than Tesco anyway and don't need an online comparison service to tell me that, so initially I decided that Mysupermarket.co.uk would be of little use to me. How wrong I was! In the end, the only reason that I did register with the site was because I discovered that I could earn Ipoints for shopping via the site and I'm a sucker for any free points going begging!
The site was, from memory, easy to sign up to. I actually signed up via a cashback site which netted me a couple of quid for registering, as well as bonus Ipoints, so it's worth checking out current offers at different cashback sites out there before you sign up.
The site itself is really clearly laid out. I love the way all the items that meet your search are laid out clearly on the screen, as if they are on virtual shelves. It is actually much better laid out and simpler to navigate than the Tesco.com site itself and, having now got used to the site, I would continue to use it even without all the other benefits. After the first occasion of shopping through the site, it 'remembers' your last trolley and I always use this as the basis of the next shop which cuts down the virtual shopping experience considerably.
The search function isn't brilliant though and it isn't the most intuitive of search engines. It's not very forgiving of spelling mistakes and sometimes trying to find the exact words to bring up the products you are looking for can be a little frustrating! I've just done this week's shopping online which took me around twenty minutes. One of the items I was searching for was fish cakes. Typing in 'fish cakes' just bought up two items - one was tuna pate and the other was cat food! I re-typed 'fishcakes' and it produced several more relevant items but not the particular brand of fishcakes that I was looking for, and I know they are in store because I've bought them via Mysupermarket before. Very irritating and I ended up completing the order without buying them! Likewise, simple items like beefburgers and bread rolls can be difficult to locate using the search function which I don't really understand! I ended up finding the particular bread rolls I was looking for by typing in 'baps'! I just wish the search was a little bit more accommodating!
The most useful feature of the site is, by far, the 'swap and save' function. At the end of your order, you can click on the 'swap and save' banner and it shows certain items from your trolley and it will show alternative products that will work out cheaper. (There is a similar facility on the site for swapping to lower calorie options.) This week, for example, I saved £3.47 and some weeks I have saved as much as £8 or £9. I consider myself to be quite a savvy shopper anyway and I always compare brands and prices as I go along, so the amount that the site saves me with this price checker service really shocked me. It all adds up to a great saving on my groceries over the course of a year. Sometimes it works by bringing up different brands that happen to be on offer or by offering up lower brands as a cheaper alternative. Obviously, not all of these are going to be suitable for the family shop but it is handy to know. Some of the suggested cheaper substitutions can be a bit silly though. It suggested that I swap my Lemon Chicken Sauce for a Sweet & Sour Sauce because it was 20-odd pence cheaper. That's great but it's not exactly the same thing is it?
There are a few advertisements on the site but these aren't normally too obtrusive. One of them today was slightly irritating as it kept getting in the way of my mouse and some of them can be a bit glaring but not too high a price to pay for a free to use site that saves me money!
Once you've completed the shop, you can then send it to the supermarket of your choice and it is sent electronically to the correct site (and Ipoints are awarded automatically at the rate of 1 Ipoint per £1 spent.) You do need to supply your username and password for the grocery site of your choice but I have every confidence that this information is kept securely. You are then sent off to the site to checkout your shopping. Fantastic! Again, there is a minor niggle at this stage as it is not made clear on the Mysupermarket site what dates specific offers are valid to. Sometimes the products that I've 'swapped and saved' are actually not on offer on the date that I choose to have my shopping delivered, which is usually only the following day, and it would be handy to have the dates of promotions made clearer on the Mysupermarket site.
In general, though, this site is a fantastic resource for online shoppers. It saves me time, money and is an excellent, clearly laid out site (except for the somewhat pernickety search engine!)
Home shopping made easy!!
I first used this site today, on the recommendation of a friend. I ususally do my shopping online as i find it much more convenient than going to the supermarket. (I dont drive and getting everything a need with a screaming toddler in tow is hard work!). I love online shopping because it is hassle free.
Mysupermarket is a brilliant comparison sigte, it has the lastest offers from 4 major home delivering supermarkets (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Ocado). When you first log on you are given the choice as to where you can 'do your shopping'. You then procede to shop as you would either online or in the store. Browse the aisles and fill you trolley. The two useful features at this point are the tweak options, if you choose a leading brand, for example domestos, mysupermarket gives you the option to go for a lower price brand, sometimes the stores own, other times it may be another brand that the store has on offer that week, great for watching your pennies! The other fantastic feature is that you can also tweak your choices to a healthier version, most of the groceries have a calorie count and mysupermarket allows you to opt for the healthier version (great for the waistline!!)
At the top of the screeen mysupermarket also shows you how much your shopping totals to (very handy for keeping you within your budget!). It not only shows how much your shopping is at your chosen supermarket but also at the three other supermarkets that also feature on this site.
Once you have finished your shopping you can then compare the four different supermarket prices and change to the cheapest. Today i used Asda, but Sainsburys was £15.21 cheaper! So at the click of a mouse i changed my supermarket choice to sainsburys. The brilliant thing is you wont have to redo your shopping list, mysupermarket automatically does it for you!
Then finally you agree to the supermarket where you want to get your groceries from and mysupermarket directs you to that site and you shopping is there waiting for you, all you have to do is get your delivery day and time, and pay for your shopping!
Online shopping really takes the hassle out of shopping, you can do it at any time of the day, you can even run to your cupboards and check what you have. You dont have the hassle of getting to the supermarket, finding a parking space (for the drivers) dodging people around the aisles, waiting forever in a queue to then remember you have forgotton something and have to trudge all the way back round the supermarket to get it, and in my case, if you have children (especially toddlers, who for some unknown reason turn into little devils the minute you enter the supermarket car park) you can do it in peace when they are in bed! Also for the career minded busy working people, it can be done with ease and delivered at a time to suit you!!
Mysupermarket offers all this and with the added bonus of finding you the cheapest supermarket for your weekly/monthly shop.
'MySupermarket' is the name of the leading website devoted to bringing you the latest prices from the three of the largest supermarket chains, and an independent online supermarket specialising in the delivery of groceries.
To those of you who are familiar with such brands as 'ASDA', 'Tesco', 'Sainsburys' you'll find all the latest prices of products that can be found in store on this website. Not so well known is 'Ocado', the only online supermarket on this site that delivers 'Waitrose' groceries to your home.
When you arrive at 'MySupermarket.com' you'll have the option to search by brand, by type of food or just go all out and search for a specific product. Nine times out of 10, it'll find what you are after, though there have been the odd occasions when it doesn't, and a quick tweak of the search phrases usually finds what you're looking for.
'MySupermarket' tries to compare the market, allowing you to see where it's cheapest to buy your shopping basket. On product pages, assuming each stores sell the product, there is a good table, detailing how much the product costs at each store, and even includes current offers, such as 2 for £2, buy on get on free or 50p off; if it's available in store they want you to know about it as it's their job to save you money!
What's a great feature about this site is that you can even find out nutritional information regarding certain products. On each product page, assuming the information has been collected there is a table detailing the calories, fat, sugar, salt, carbohydrate and protein make up of the product. From my experience a good 75% of products have this information, and as it's ever expanding, I'm sure it won't be too long before all the products have all the information we want.
Not only can you compare individual foods, but your whole shopping basket! Create an account (simply by registering with an e-mail address and custom username) and start to fill your online basket. 'MySupermarket' highlights products that are available at all the stores, so that once you have a full basket you can see the total bill at each supermarket, showing you where best to shop for the groceries you want.
Once you have your basket you can swap products, check out the cheaper ones or even those with less calories. With this information readily available for the majority of products you can pick your perfect basket in the comfort of your own home.
This is online shopping at it's best, not only can you see how you would save, but get this; once you have your shopping trolley all piled up there's the option to buy what's in your basket. 'MySupermarket' will transfer your basket over to the official supermarkets website and all it takes is a quick payment and you've just saved yourself both time and effort! What more could you want!? You'll never have to go to the supermarket again to hear about the deals, everything is right where you want it with 'MySupermarket'.
'MySupermarket' prides itself in updating daily ensuring that the offers in store appear on their website. It's this quality of care that makes 'MySupermarket' the best supermarket comparison site ever! If you order your groceries online, don't miss out on savings, use 'MySupermarket'!
mysupermarket.co.uk is an online website which is used for the comparison on your shopping from Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's & Ocado.
You can register for the site which is free and easy and you just need to provide some basic information. Postcode, name, address, email address and a password. You can then choose if you receive e-mails on the offers and services provided and then you will need to read and accept the terms & conditions of using the website. Once you have registered, activated your account and logged in you can begin your shop.
On mysupermarket.co.uk you will see all of the products which you would see on the supermarket's own websites (such as Tesco Value products etc) and then you can add these to your basket and along the top it will tell you what similar products are available or what special offers you can choose and this will help you to save money. You can also use the shop & save feature which shows you if there is a similar product for a better price. Once you have finished your shop it will advise you where you shop carry out your shop to get the best deal and you can then arrange the delivery etc and check how much you have spent before confirming your order.
You can earn ipoints on your shopping and it is generally 1 ipoint per £1.00 spent but sometimes there will be special offer products on the mysupermarket.co.uk website which will earn you more points and these vary from day to day. See the website for more details of these.
Another great feature of the website is the ability to calorie check products before you buy them so really this website is just as great as going to the supermarket and reading the packet yourself. It will also show you things such as how much you are paying per 100ml etc and this will help when comparing your products against similar products from other supermarkets.
Overall this website is very easy to use. The search feature is great and brings up a number of different selections and you can browse per aisle just like you would if you were in the supermarket.
I am rating mysupermarket.co.uk 5/5 because the website is easy to use and minimal information is required to join up. The site is very easy to navigate and I enjoyed using the shop & save features and being alerted to any special offers as this helped me to save a little more money on my purchases.
This site is also useful if I want to double check the price of something I have brought recently or see where a specific item is cheapest as I have a few different Supermarkets near by and I don't want to traipse back and forth looking for the best deal.
This is a great website that i recently came across. You sign up, and then you choose a supermarket you want to use. I used tesco, from here you can book a delivery slot and then you procede to add items into your trolley from the mysupermarket website.
They are all the same products from tesco, and have all the same details, but the beauty of the website is that as you add them into your trolley, along the top bar it shows you the price comparison of the same/similar item in asda, sainsburys, waitrose, etc. At the end of your shop you can then see which supermarket is the cheapest for what you have choosen.
The other great thing about this website is a thing called swap and save, what this is, is as you add items to your trolley, you can click the button called swap and save. What this does it is bring up another page, with alternative items, that are either cheaper, or better offers. Its brilliant, and really does make you think you are getting the best deals you can.
There is also a calories button, and if you click this, you can see items that are similar but of lower calories. I think this is great if you are watching your weight.
Once its all done, you simply click, send trolley, and you;ll be redirected to the supermarkets homepage, where you can pay and send your order.
I also noticed that if you use this website, you will not only save money but you will be awarded ipoints, which you can redeem for vouchers etc, and all for doing what you do anyway.
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