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My favourite way to do the dreaded weekly shop- in my pjamas and on the sofa!
Member Name: catrocks03
Date: 14/11/12, updated on 15/11/12 (89 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use, convenient, able to keep track of price of shopping
Disadvantages: can offer unsatisfactory replacements for items not in stock, delivery charges
I dont know about you but supermarkets have me sussed. I go to get a weekly shop and end up with a bunch of "bargains" i never intended to buy. I usually end up going £10 if not more over budget and I dont always have a weeks worth of meals so then a few days later have to end up going back. Im just not organised, I get distracted!
In the last couple of weeks I have learnt the soloution- online shopping. You can be organised, you can sort items by price, you can have the list in front of you, you can see a running total, you dont get distracted by shiny displays! I had a quick browse through asda and tesco online shopping and within 5 mins i worked out tesco was a lot easier to use. In fact asda when asked to sort by price didnt even do that so i chose Tesco. The £3-£4 delivery charge was far under what I'd end up overspending and no nasty suprises when I got to the till.
Best of all I could do this on my sofa in my pjamas rather than walking 20 minutes, mostly uphill, with a heavy buggy in the rain only to have my bags break on the way home and lose some items without realising (this was my very last shopping in person experience, i was close to tears when I realised I had items missing, it was a poor week!)
You can search items individually, search key terms, multisearch (type in a group of things you were searching for) or just browse. It will also tell you if promotions are on and if you have missed any.
The brands available are the same in store- tesco every day value range (i always pick up a few of these to see if they're nice- some are!), tesco finest and all the well known brands (and some lesser known!).
The delivery drivers are usually friendly and efficient. Occasionally we've had replacements we werent happy with ("we didnt have the 4 pack multipack of wipes so we got you 3 of this brand at the same price"...i wanted 4!!) but most of the time we were lucky enough to have our items in stock.
Another thing I like about the service is that you can ammend your order for a good few hours afterwards- which is great for me cos im the kind that 30 minutes after shopping will suddenly realise I've left out a vital item!
I'm yet to have a bad experience with them so I thoroughly reccomend them!
Summary: Pros outweigh the cons. I love this and will continue to use it.