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If only they did the cooking too...
Member Name: Larrabee
Advantages: Incredibly convenient
Disadvantages: Delivery charge
I avoided using Tesco online shopping for years as like everybody else I'd heard horror stories about waiting in all day for deliveries that never arrived, food that was all one day away from its sell by date and being given peach scented candles when you'd ordered peaches.
Well, I wish I'd started doing it years ago, having your food shopping delivered to your door is the stuff dreams are made of and I'm never going to struggle round Tesco with a wonky wheeled trolley ever again!
The website is wonderfully simple to use, you just type in what you want, add it to your basket and it appears in a little column at the side of the window keeping track of what you've ordered so far and how much you've spent. The products are divided into logical categories and there's even an area for special offers and multibuys so you don't miss out on the bargains by not going to shop in person.
Picking a delivery slot is easy, you initially pick a two hour window but on the day you will get a text narrowing the time down to a window of an hour, so you don't need to waste your day waiting for your food to arrive. The delivery charges are a bit steep, from £3-6 depending on what time of day you want your food delivered, but for me it was worth it for the convenience as long as I spend enough that the delivery charge is only a small proportion of the total cost. I tend to buy a lot of stuff that can go in the freezer so I only need to shop infrequently.
The delivery driver came right to my front door even though I'm in a first floor flat. He would have carried the bags into the kitchen if I'd wanted him to, so literally the only effort you need to make is putting the shopping away! The drivers have always been polite, and if there is any issue with the food, such as a fast approaching sell by date, they tell you at the door so you can change your mind about it if necessary.
I recommend Tesco delivery to everybody too busy, lazy, unwell or impatient to do the food shopping properly themselves, I love it!
Summary: No more split plastic bags and wonky trolley wheels!