Today I had something of a revelation – in Iceland! I had been given a tip off that the frozen food store had some exciting new products in…at a very reasonable price.
Last time I’d been in was when the new Slimming World range was in store. I now see that they have added more new dishes, so I guess that they are successful.
Anyway, I wandered around the store and saw the usuals, pizza, fish fingers and chips…but it looks like Iceland is getting adventurous….what with rabbit and kangaroo meat available….and lobster.
You can buy a whole Canadian lobster for the grand price of £4.99. Yes that is correct. Now the crustacean will definitely impress, but I recommend that you practice on one before serving it up on a dinner date, as we could …
I wanted to try out a few different online grocery shopping experiences and now it’s Asda’s turn. I have booked my £2.50 delivery at Sunday lunchtime for 2 – 4 pm on Monday.
Asda states that it has over 1,000 discounted items so I was keen to get my bargain grocery shopping underway. I ordered over £133 worth of shopping across 82 items. I managed to buy about £33 on offers, the rest of my shop was full price.
Here’s what I thought of the experience.
1. More expensive replacements were provided when an item wasn’t available.
2. They have nice quality and variety across their own ranges.
3. Fantastic delivery slot availability.
1. Alphabetically arranged items when I shoppped on my mobile, not sure if that works, as I saw Chinese, then …
Since my first comparison back in January 2014, Morrison’s has launched an online grocery shopping offer, so I thought I’d revisit the services supermarkets’ offer.
From prices, delivery costs to minimum order value and customer service, which online grocery store wins my comparison? Remember I positioned myself as a first time online grocery shopper. Here are my findings when comparing Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. For each section, I have put my top supermarket in position 1 and overall I have to say that Morrisons wins on this occasion and you’ll see why – please let me know of your experiences in the comments.
This time I used mysupermarket.co.uk (a supermarket shopping comparison site) to give me the best price across 20 every day items including a trolley of toilet paper, …
Which grocers has the handiest Click & Collect service? I did some investigating and here’s what I found.
I’m very busy and out a lot this week, but am hosting a party so need to pick up food. While, I am excited to think that soon we’ll be able to pick up lots of items from a corner shop, or a nearby locker rather than having to schlep to a supermarket, I’ve investigated which grocer would accommodate me the best this week with its Click and Collect service….. here are the findings of my comparison:
Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s* all offer free click and collect services.
Charges can apply for tube station pick ups though, for example, £1.50 for Asda.
* Sainsbury’s does not offer Click and Collect for groceries :-(.
Tesco already offers the cheapest online grocery delivery slots at £1 and Click & Collect is free.
Now the largest UK supermarket has made some changes to make their delivery saver even cheaper. They have reduced their midweek Delivery Saver to just £3 a month.
Annoyingly for us, they’ve brought in a minimum order value of £25. You can still order items that total less than £25, but now you have to pay a £4 surcharge.
Tesco has also introduced a new Delivery Saver Guarantee – a promise from the supermarket that you’ll never be out of pocket. Basically, when your plan comes to an end, they’ll work out how much you’ve saved, and if it turns out you’d have spent less without Delivery Saver, they’ll email you a grocery eCoupon for the difference.
Good news for us maybe as Morrisons joins the discount wars.
I shop mainly at Aldi and complement it for my favourite branded goods at Co-op and Morrisons, so when Morrisons said today that they will be giving us more discounted products, that made me smile.
Sounds like Morrisons won’t become a discounter itself, but they said that “prices would … be just low enough that their fresh food and quality offers would be worthwhile.”
I already noticed their market street offers with some fruit and veg for 49 p including broccoli and cucumber, and this week saw 3 selected veg for £1.50 or 69p each.
Now if I could get a bigger value range at Morrisons, I wouldn’t bother with Aldi, but currently they don’t compare, and neither do the other supermarkets. You get …
From prices, delivery costs to minimum order value and customer service, which online grocery store wins my comparison?
You may know that I shop at Aldi and supplement that shop with Co-operative or Morrisons, but sometimes I have a lot on and need to save time, so I go online.
I haven’t shopped online since September 2013 for groceries, so I thought I would check out what’s new and have put my research here in my attempt to see which is the best online grocery store on paper. I looked at Asda, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. I thought about adding Waitrose but they do have a reputation for being expensive, and after five days their customer service hadn’t got back to me about my online grocery queries, so I left them out.
Here are my …
I have been shopping at Aldi since September to save for Christmas last year. I may go back to online shopping for convenience, so I decided to check my Aldi shop against the same/or very similar items from Tescos, Sainbury’s, Ocado and Asda. I already supplement my Aldi shop at Co-op and/or Morrisons, so they don’t come into this experiment.
I bought my Aldi shop on 25 January and did the online shops on 26 January to make it fair. I selected own brand or cheapest similar products from the other stores. For example, I selected Premier Sausages from Aldi, so the equivalent would be Finest sausages from Tesco.
Sainsbury’s was the overall winner at £36.64, with Tesco following at £37.59. By shopping at Aldi I saved £9.74 from the nearest competitor. Prices below are …
Today I did a mega shop at Tesco. I saved an amazing 10 p on my branded shop – I mean eh? Why did they give me a piece of paper to tell me I saved 10 p compared to if I went to Sainsbury’s?
Anyway, the branded shop saving paper is silly, but what annoyed me today and annoys me regularly is fruit and veg pricing.
Here’s an example from today:
£1.95 per kg golden delicious loose apples (88p per lb)
£1.75 for a five pack of golden delicious apples, so 35 p each but no kg or lb price.
Now, I bought four loose golden delicious apples for £1.19, so that’s 30p each, but had to use the scales to work this out.
I know that loose is often cheaper, but why …
I would love to shop at M&S every day for my food stuffs, but that just isn’t feasible. Sometimes they have fruit and veg that is reduced in price because its sell by date is that day and they have also introduced a “basics range, but the other stuff is too tempting. When I do get a bargain and tell my hubby that I have bought some Maris Pipers that look good enough to eat raw for just over a £1, my excitement never seems to rub off on him.
Anyway, I received a £500 phone bill – no fault of my own (honest – my wi-fi problem!) – and decided that if I had to pay it, I needed to make some cut backs. I ended up paying only £5 of the bill. My …