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sam from worthing

online or instore shopping


I use both methods. do tend to do more instore now than online, but i probably do an online once every 5 weeks.

I use tesco, after many times of trying with sainsburys and the odd ocado. ocado where terrible (the service i used at that particular address anyway.

sainsburys was just a joke, also at the time maybe things improved.

tescos, have always been very reliable - i have had probably one in 4 deliveries with a substitution, which as other posters have mentioned, you can give back to the driver and the nessary adjustments are made to your bill, ie a refund to your debit card. I do check every meat product nowadays, after a few years ago, i brought a whole chicken and without checking put it all in the fridge, went to cook it the next day and it was green.... the last couple of years tescos meat produce with dates etc have been amazing.

our elderly next door neighbour gets a regular 2 week delivery and she will then pop to our little co-op for everyday fresh stuff, milk bread and some fresh veggies.

it would be so nice in ideal world if every high street had good reliable butchers bakers, green grocers and maybe a fishmonger - but sadly now its not the case for many of us, and if you do have any of these shops - its not all its cracked up to be, and you do have confidence and knowledge that by shopping in the large chains - if something is not up to scratch you can complain, and get money back.

however, when i do shop online, i do find it cheaper,(we have limited money) as i do shop with menus in mind - i shop instore with menus in mind and a list, but, i am an advertisers dream - i am tempted by shiny big offers.

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Honey

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If I went to my nearest store, it would be a 10 miles round trip... not that far... but the time (best part of the morning) petrol and aggravation just isn't worth it for me.

I used to shop online with Tescos, but then I heard that Waitrose don't charge for delivery if you spend over £50. I never have a problem spending that and so thought it worth a go. I've found that the quality of the fresh fruit and veg is excellent and I've never had to complain about what they're delivered. We quickly unpack onto the kitchen table while they're there and seldom are there any substitutes.

I don't think I spend any more with Waitrose than I did with Tescos. Whereas I would never touch Tesco's Value range (not sure if that's what it's called now), I've found the Waitrose Essential range is equally as good as if it doesn't have that label on it. They price match with Tescos and so for me it's a win win.

The drivers are excellent and nothing seems to be too much trouble. As someone has said, if you get something you don't want, you simply send it back. The substitutes are usually very good (although I didn't really want the whole duck this Friday, I thought... why not for a change). Mike wanted me to do duck a la orange (a throw back to the 60's & 70's when it was one of our favourites) but he lost and it was crispy duck.

I like Waitrose... I got £25 back this Christmas just for spending £50 each week over a period of 4 weeks. I would have done that anyway and so well worth it. They are currently doing another one and I will get £15 to spend in March. I use a John Lewis card and so I get points to spend either in John Lewis or Waitrose. We save them until we want something and buy something nice from John Lewis.

H x

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Honey

Online

Oh and I definitely don't spend as much as if I go into the store. I'm am a terrible impulse buyer. I go swimming with Eleanor and Lauren on a Wednesday, we go into Waitrose for our free cup of cappuccino (use our My Waitrose cards) and we always do a small shop afterwards. However, I've started getting a small trolley because the basket doesn't hold it all. I don't really need half of it because I'm getting a delivery on the Friday... but you see what I mean... there is always "I didn't know they did that!" and in it goes into the basket. So shopping online makes me stick to my list.

H x

 
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