Supermarket home delivery tips or recommendations

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  1. The Dark Horse

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    Something I keep meaning to setup but never do, food delivered to my home. The amount of money I end up spending on stuff I didn't go to the supermarket for is ridiculous. All the major supermarkets delivery to my address, what one gets your vote? Any tips to get the best offers or free deliveries?
     
  2. busterbenny2001

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    If your picky on shelf life, quality of produce etc then I wouldn’t bother, tried most and not been satisfied with any, like the idea though :)
     
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    It has its benefits. Like the above poster though, if you’re fussy, it’s probably not worth the agro. I tend to get a big shop once a month from Sainsbury’s, then grab my fruit & veg locally as and when I need it.
     
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    I do all my shopping online. I prefer Waitrose as it’s free delivery, they carry the food to my kitchen, dates are good and they’ve never let me down. 1hr delivery window (not 2 like most) and they have always hit it.

    Got a monster delivery on Xmas eve this year. Far more chilled than fighting the hordes (or doing my shop at 3am to avoid them)

    I’m sure I could by cheaper but I don’t think there’s that much in it if you go for the offers and factor in petrol and impulse buys.
     
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  5. SteveCritten

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    Then complain, I have had hundreds knocked off my bill over the years just by complaining about short dates.
     
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  6. The Dark Horse

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    Who do you use Steve?
     
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    We use Tesco but thinking of changing as they are getting expensive but we probably do half and half from Lidl.
     
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    Lidl do home delivery? :confused:
     
  9. SteveCritten

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    My wife pays the £3 a month midweek fee. Unlimited deliveries for that.
     
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    No we do a shop for the basics there (not so often now though as we are both working full time).
     
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    We use Tesco also. If stuff is a bit iffy then the delivery chap usually tells us. If we refuse it, he removes it from the bill and half the time, especially with things like fruit, they leave it with us anyway!
     
  12. The Dark Horse

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    This is what puts me off, you hang about for the delivery and then some of it turns up useless, meaning you have to go out and buy it again. Seems like more hassle than convenience.
     
  13. SteveCritten

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    Doesn’t mean you can’t use them just got to use them quicker?
     
  14. The Dark Horse

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    Sure but then you got to buy them quicker. I will give it a go though
     
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    The thing is paying £3 for probably 4-6 deliveries a month actually saves us money our nearest proper supermarket is 9 miles away. We have a decent sized co-op in the village for any little extras and they have quite a good gluten free section. In fact a lot of there own brand stuff is using rice flour instead so they are very good.
     
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    Usually its the odd bit of fruit even if it does happen.. I can live without that, but if they leave it with me, then, well, what can you do! If a banana is a bit soft, stick it in the fridge! Still edible..
     
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    used to use the delivery service with tesco & morrisons and, out of them, i preferred morrisons (occasionally used asda but we're not as keen on them as a shop)

    got fed up with the hanging around bit, though, even with 1 hr windows, so have cut out the middle man, as it were, and order click and collect through tesco and schedule to pick up when i'm out anyway e.g. coming home from work etc..that way, if something crucial is missing i can dip in and pick it up but rarely happens with tesco, tbh...

    never had an issue with food quality with ours (either tesco or morrison) and, as above, any issues swiftly get a refund or voucher offer from customer services anyway....
     
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    Another vote for Morrisons here. We have probably tried most of the supermarkets so far but Morrisons have been consistently good, we rarely get problems and when we do they have never quibbled about refunding etc. The drivers are always very courteous and helpful and will often phone ahead to let us know they are a few minutes away or to ask if they can deliver early if they are running ahead.

    The worst service I have had from any delivery service has to be Asda, we just had so many mistakes with the orders and were constantly given crap substitutions, but the final straw was when we ordered some chicken on a 2 for 1 deal but were charged for both when it was delivered because the offer expired at midnight after we ordered. They refused to honour the offer but bizarrely were happy to come and collect the chicken and refund us (about £5 worth), so that's what we made them do and we haven't used them since.
     
  19. IronGiant

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    Just to note that Morrisons and Ocado use the same depot and drivers and as such their service is very comparable. The only difference is the product range and that they turn up in different vans and uniforms.
     
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    I used Ocado about two years ago because i was told they were the best, ordered 45 items and got 11 of them substituted , didn't use them again lol
     
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    Our tip would be not to order home food shopping but to get out there to the supermarket so you can actually see what you are buying.

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    I do a pre Christmas shop and a few other shops through the year for heavy and bulky stuff only that doesn't have use by dates (or if they do, they're generally long enough not to matter). So loo rolls, kitchen paper, tinned goods, flour, sugar, bleach, laundry liquids, jams, cereals, freezer goods etc.
    I then just do the fresh stuff myself - this works well in the Christmas run up and gives the best of both worlds
     
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    That’s great if you live near a supermarket and have the time, for me it’s also a little bit of helping the environment too.
     
  24. When In Rome

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    Fair point. How is ordering online helping with the environment though; maybe less cars on the road, less pollution?
     
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    Yes that’s what I am alluding to.
     
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    Thanks. :facepalm: Looks like I answered my own question.
     
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    I use tesco and think the service is fantastic. The clubcard points generally pay for the annual delivery saver plan. Always bulk buy when things are on half price offer. Online shopping stops impulse buying.


    Two of us spend £40 per week between us for all our food and household items.

    Plan meals in advance and make 6-8 meals at a time and freeze ones that aren't eaten on the day of cooking
     
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    I'm not sure. I do see what you mean if it's a case of going to one of the two-tier Extras in which case never go upstairs to clothing and electronics and the like.

    For us, the family shop could be done online but the children look forward to going. Would it be possible to impulse buy at Tesco online or is the service primarily for groceries?
     
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    Look at you with your fancy two level supermarkets.
    We only have one level where I am. :laugh:
     
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    You're always on the level, you :p

    But we have many Tesco Extras here - I can think of another two that have lower and upper - but that's another storey. :rolleyes:
     

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