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Member Name: Collywobs
Date: 27/08/00, updated on 27/08/00 (102 review reads)
Advantages: lots of different foods that you don't get at other supermarkets
Disadvantages: High prices, offers are not good
Six years ago I lived near to our local Sainsburys supermarket, we didn't have a car so most of our weekly shopping was done at Sainsburys. To be honest I never thought that much of it right from the start. Other supermarkets were way out of reach and we didn't really have much of a choice.
The first thing I noticed was the special offers, most of the offers were only available on brand named products, there fore making you think you have a good deal but in reality, it is much cheaper to buy the low cost choices instead.
They do have quite a large variety and lots of items that you would not find in other supermarkets, but the prices are ridiculous. They are still high in price now, okay they have the reward scheme but this is also misleading, they advertise special bonus reward points usually on things no-one buys regularly, its all a ploy to get you to buy products as you think you are gaining from them.
When we finally got a car and moved house, we changed to morrisons, they have no reward schemes but plenty of good offers, buy one get one free, 3 for 2 and specials in the bakery,deli and barbecue.
My shopping bill went down by almost £20 a week, my savings each week at morrisons will add up to £10 or more. Sainsburys is a very expensive place, everyone has there own personal choice, but what I cannot stand is people who pull their face if you say you shop at morrisons or cheaper stores like aldi and netto. They come out with the remark "Urgh, I couldn't do my shopping there". If it is quality then they are missing out, because I always get good quality products at a good price.