The Swedish homewares giant is going to launch a scheme to buy back your unwanted IKEA furniture items in return for vouchers. It goes live next month.
Under the plan, it will offer vouchers worth up to 50% of the original price, to be spent at its stores – the value of the vouchers will depend on the condition of the items they are returning
The “Buy Back” initiative will launch to coincide with Black Friday.
“By making sustainable living more simple and accessible, Ikea hopes that the initiative will help its customers take a stand against excessive consumption this Black Friday and in the years to come,” it said in reference to 27 November, when lots of retailers offer discounts on their products.
Customers must log the item they wish to return and will …
To help customers shop and consume more sustainably, Boots has launched a new recycling scheme, encouraging everyone to bring back their empty, hard-to-recycle health, beauty and wellness products.
Available in 50 stores across the country, Boots is the first retailer to use Scan2Recycle technology – making it easier to recycle even the most difficult empties.
To find your nearest recycling point, click here.
From old mascaras and empty toothpaste tubes, to finished lipsticks and empty vitamin pots, here’s how to use the new recycling scheme:
1. Access the technology via the dedicated Boots Scan2Recycle website
2. Scan your empty products using your mobile phone Did you know products from any brand can be returned as part of the new initiative?
3. Head to a participating Boots store to deposit your empty products at a …
Have you heard about Tesco’s Aldi Price Match? It means that Tesco has matched the prices on hundreds of Tesco and branded products against prices in Aldi. Look out for the ‘Aldi Price Match’ bubble in-store or fill your basket online.
Tesco initially committed to price match Aldi on hundreds of items back in March at the start of lockdown, but many shoppers are still unaware of the scheme.
It’s not just available online either, as shoppers can spot price-matched labels in store, according to the Tesco website.
What products does Tesco match?
They match against comparable products at Aldi or we match identical branded products at Aldi
What prices do they check?
Tesco checks prices in Aldi stores and/or online twice weekly. The stores they check are located in England, Wales and Scotland. Aldi …
Marks & Spencer is relaunching its Sparks loyalty scheme next week, meaning that card holders can continue to donate to charity, while one lucky person per store will get a free shop.
The fabulous grocer (love getting special food from there) will offer instant rewards during shopping, such as bags of Percy Pigs or Apothecary Candles, with at least one customer per store a week gifted a free shop at the checkout.
The Sparks scheme, which was first launched back in 2015, differs to other supermarkets’ loyalty schemes in that shoppers collect points to get advance access to sales and invites to events, rather than vouchers or discounts offered by Tesco’s Clubcard scheme or Sainsbury’s Nectar card.
When the new scheme is launched, customers with existing points will lose their points in exchange for …
Aldi is teaming up with Deliveroo to offer grocery home deliveries as the coronavirus crisis increases demand for online shopping.
The discount supermarket chain began making deliveries from its Daleside Road store in Nottingham on Monday and plans to extend the service to seven stores across the East Midlands next month.
The Deliveroo tie-up comes after Aldi launched a £24.99 grocery parcel delivery service recently. The food parcels contain 22 set essential products including rice, pasta, tea and toilet roll and are delivered directly from Aldi’s warehouse.
The supermarket will initially offer a range of 150 essential items such as bread, milk and fresh produce, which can be ordered via the Deliveroo app for delivery in as little as 30 minutes. The minimum order is £15 and delivery costs £4.99.
Aldi’s expansion into grocery delivery …
On Monday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all non-essential stores as he plunged the UK into a lockdown to ease the burden on the NHS.
Corner shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, hardware stores, banks, petrol stations and bike shops can stay open during the pandemic.
Pubs, bars and restaurants had already been told to shut their doors in an effort to prevent the spread on people mixing closely in public. Places of worship are closed, apart from for funerals, as must libraries, museums, galleries and bingo halls.
Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational, and online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal, but Next shut down its online operations last night, so who knows who will also do the same.
So here’s …
Online shopping will probably increase as more of us need to self-isolate, so I thought I would do a round up here of what is going on, from supermarket chain Morrisons announcing that it is to create 3,500 new jobs to expand its home delivery service amid the coronavirus pandemic to Ocado shutting down its entire website until 21 March to work out how it can offer more slots.
I have used copy from the grocers’ websites and news we find. If you have any updates, please put in comments and I will try to update daily.
If you click on the link to the shop’s name, you will reach their current page updating on deliveries. I have added a few alternatives to get food too online at the bottom of this list. Stay safe …
While I don’t want to spread panic, if you have to self-isolate or quarantine if you have symptoms or the full blow coronavirus, you may want to prepare so when you do your normal shop maybe add these items, if you haven’t done so already.
If you are self-isolating ask your friends and neighbours to do your shopping. Try to book an online delivery slot now as they are booking weeks ahead, or even consider using services like milkmen. We use Morefresh.co.uk and they will deliver the basics, milk, bread and eggs. Other similar services will deliver fruit and veg and even toilet rolls.
But please don’t hoard and overbuy, the supermarkets say if we buy normally there’s enough for us all, and there are other people out there who need that toilet paper or …
Primark is not officially selling at Amazon, someone is reselling their products at higher prices there
So some smartie pants has bought up a load of Primark stock and is now listing it on Amazon, so you can now shop online for Primark products and even get next day delivery.
Primark isn’t selling via its own site yet, but now simply go to Amazon.co.uk and type in “Primark” to access a host of the store’s products, from their latest fashion offerings to sell-out Harry Potter items.Many of the items are available on Amazon Prime’s next day delivery service, so you won’t have to wait long to get hold of your shopping if you have the service.
Fans can get hold of Primark’s extensive Disney-themed collections, workout clothes, shoes and PJ ranges; Christmas baubles, and beauty products are available as well.While the ability to shop online for Primark products is…
Time to see how the online supermarket shopping world has changed. I looked at Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda. I know that Iceland delivers, but I find that their range is limited, so I am not including them.
I evaluated the supermarkets on the following and in each category, the top supermarket comes in at position 1. Of course, one position 1 doesn’t mean everything is fantastic, so my top supermarket is the one that has the highest number of 1s and 2s, and this time we have joint winners: Ocado and Tesco, but remember if you want quality food, go to Waitrose, but be ready to pay more… it’s really up to you, but I hope that my research will help you.
Categories evaluated on were …