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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 29th May 12, 7:27 PM
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    MSE News: Regular Tesco.com shoppers could save with delivery scheme
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    • 29th May 12, 7:27 PM
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    MSE News: Regular Tesco.com shoppers could save with delivery scheme 29th May 12 at 7:27 PM
    "Tesco is launching a new delivery service, which it claims can save customers up to 100 on online shopping ..."

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    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 29th May 12, 10:01 PM
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    • 29th May 12, 10:01 PM
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    • 29th May 12, 10:01 PM
    Not so useful here.
    I'm generally ordering all my groceries online, but every 3/4 weeks, at the cheapest delivery time.

    I'd much rather have the offer of (for example) 8 hour, or even whole day (8AM-10PM) slots, with 15 minutes notice, at a reduced rate.

    To make the most of online shopping - don't simply order the same every week.

    If you've got the space, and something non-perishable you like is on offer, get a lot of it.

    For example, my latest order included 6 cans of deodorant, of my preferred brand, which will last me around 2 years, at around half price.

    Similarly - joints of meat are regularly on offer at half price.
    I've not bought full price meat in ages, and have several months worth in the freezer.

    If you have the space - consider a much larger chest freezer somewhere.
    It's an investment of around 300 quid (and 30/year), but it can easily save that over the relatively short term, used in conjunction with offers.
    • oldvicar
    • By oldvicar 30th May 12, 1:50 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 1:50 AM
    I can see this as a money spinner for Tesco. If people take it up they will be more inclined to stick with them rather than pay for a delivery from a different supermarket even if they have better offers that week.

    On the surface Tesco is only slightly more expensive than Ocado's 12 month delivery pass (109.99), although rumour has it that Ocado often offer their delivery pass at a much reduced price.

    Apart from a cheaper headline price, Ocado's offer is for tighter (1 hour) delivery slots, fresher product direct from warehouse rather than being handpicked after being put on a store shelf, and no silly one per day delivery restriction. Then of course Ocado 'price match' Tesco, but Tesco don't price match anyone.

    Suddenly those ClubCard points begin to look expensive.

    I expect it will be popular with those who already take a weekly delivery from Tesco, but less frequent shoppers may lose out on special promotions and incentives to shop online with Tesco if they sign up for the scheme.

    [BTW, I have never had a supermarket delivery - I always shop in store]
    Last edited by oldvicar; 30-05-2012 at 1:52 AM.
    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 30th May 12, 6:11 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 6:11 AM
    It doesn't actually save money on your shopping - it's free if you go in store & you can't buy reduced price items online - I walk to Tescos so don;t need to factor in costs for a car - sorry but it's a charter for the lazy with money to burn
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    • anniemf2508
    • By anniemf2508 30th May 12, 6:39 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 6:39 AM
    It doesn't actually save money on your shopping - it's free if you go in store & you can't buy reduced price items online - I walk to Tescos so don;t need to factor in costs for a car - sorry but it's a charter for the lazy with money to burn
    Originally posted by hamsterfan1
    people who order shopping online in the majority aren't lazy...i have agorophobia so going to the supermarket is an impossible task, without home delivery me and my kids wouldn't eat.
    • sly_dog_jonah
    • By sly_dog_jonah 30th May 12, 7:37 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 7:37 AM
    Our 6 month Ocado 'off peak' delivery pass cost 14.99 for unlimited Tues-Thurs deliveries. Tesco's looks very expensive by comparison.
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    • lycrawearer
    • By lycrawearer 30th May 12, 7:39 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 7:39 AM
    This isn't 'new' - it's been available for a while now (well I signed up back in late April) ... no problems at all here .. saved me a small fortune in del charges.
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    • 30th May 12, 7:49 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 7:49 AM
    As has been said above, Ocado have been doing this for ages and is much cheaper. I prefer their service over Tesco; products a much fresher and the service is great. I haven't used Tesco in over a year, but I found that the quality of the food they delivered was very hit and miss, the substitutions could be peculiar and if I ordered a product from the World Food aisle such as coconut milk if it was out of stock there they wouldn't replace it with one from the range in the adjoining aisle. This never happens with Ocado.

    As for opinions of those being 'lazy' for online shopping, I find that doing it online saves a small fortune as I plan my meals and stick to my budget without being tempted by offers, smells of fresh bread and the sight of naughty treats!
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    • 30th May 12, 8:20 AM
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    • 30th May 12, 8:20 AM
    I love clause 15! I totally understand why they legally must have it in there, but it's still a pretty amusing one!

    15. Can I use Delivery Saver for deliveries to multiple addresses?

    Delivery Saver applies to one customer account and is not transferable. Tesco.com reserves the right to refuse orders from businesses or orders that we consider are for commercial or other non-domestic concerns. Whilst we welcome customers using Delivery Saver to arrange for delivery of grocery products for appropriate alternative addresses (where, for example, if you are going on holiday in the UK), we will suspend service where we feel that use of the service is not fair and reasonable.
    We reserve the right to request proof that you are associated to your delivery address, i.e., the address is a temporary or permanent home or work address, and not the address of a friend or relative.


    I was actually thinking, before reading that, that if you ran a business and Tesco had some kind of promotion on selling a product you sell at below cost, you could simply order lots of it (whatever the limit is, normally batches of 12 I think) for 1 delivery a day over the 2/3 week offer period! I bet some people will still try it!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 30th May 12, 8:24 AM
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    I walk to Tescos so don;t need to factor in costs for a car - sorry but it's a charter for the lazy with money to burn
    Originally posted by hamsterfan1
    You can walk to my Tescos if you want - it's a 35-40 mile round trip.
    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 30th May 12, 11:38 AM
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    It doesn't actually save money on your shopping - it's free if you go in store & you can't buy reduced price items online - I walk to Tescos so don;t need to factor in costs for a car - sorry but it's a charter for the lazy with money to burn
    Originally posted by hamsterfan1
    As with the other poster - it's too far to walk - in my case well over an hour.

    I'm spending 70 quid or so a month, including 4 pounds or so delivery on food.
    I do not consider this excessive, for a varied diet, with plenty of fresh fruit and veg.

    If I was to go in by bus (I have no legally operable car), it would cost me at least 22 quid (there is no way I can manage it all in one trip).

    I'm currently wishing that there was some way to get deliveries of farm produce - in large quantities.
    For example, I'd like 50kg of cabbages, to freeze, when they're cheap.

    Plus, I find it really does save money - admittedly - you cannot buy dented produce.
    However, you also can't impulse buy stuff, and can carefully think about the order in the week before you send it, and check in the cupboards if you in fact have alternatives to every item on the list.
    (I tend to keep about 6-12 months stock of non-perishables to maximise special offers)
    Last edited by rogerblack; 30-05-2012 at 11:41 AM.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 30th May 12, 11:51 AM
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    I walk to Tescos so don;t need to factor in costs for a car - sorry but it's a charter for the lazy with money to burn
    Originally posted by hamsterfan1
    Not everyone lives close enough to walk. Many live so far from the store that they only shop once a month because of the cost of petrol.

    This is one of the reasons why they build stores out of town. Once you have got there you spend more than you need to because you buy things "just in case you will need them", thinking it is better to buy extra than have to come back for something.
    • smk77
    • By smk77 30th May 12, 2:52 PM
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    It doesn't actually save money on your shopping - it's free if you go in store & you can't buy reduced price items online - I walk to Tescos so don;t need to factor in costs for a car - sorry but it's a charter for the lazy with money to burn
    Originally posted by hamsterfan1
    Lazy? Here we go with the reasons I use online shopping:

    My petrol cost are more than the delivery costs if delivered "off-peak".

    Online shopping is quicker.

    Shopping with 2 kids can be frustrating. Especially when my 4 year old is asking for things whilst my 12 month old is sitting in the trolley seat and turning herself around to pick up items from the trolley or reaching out to grab from the shelves!

    I work 5 days a week and want to spend my weekends with my family having fun - not in a supermarket.


    So, it's cheaper, quicker, less hassle and allows me to spend more leisure time with my family. 4-5? Bargain!
  • Incapuppy
    This will be great for me, thanks MSE for the heads up!
    • Obukit
    • By Obukit 30th May 12, 10:52 PM
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    I just sign up for a new account every week and use their "Save 10" order. Only downside is making up a new name every week and also receiving about a hundred different clubcard statements (the vouchers are useful though!).
  • 01lizzy
    Tesco Delivery Scheme
    I was always a loyal Tesco customer both instore and online until I moved house. I now only have a Tesco Express near me, but I had continued with my monthly online shop from Tesco for all the weighty or cumbersome shopping. UNTIL! I was shopping in my local Sainsbury's store and they gave me a voucher for online shopping.

    If you check the website, Sainsbury's will DELIVER your shopping FREE OF CHARGE if you spend a minimum of 100 and have it delivered on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Deliveries start early and finish late and you can have a one hour delivery slot. Plus NECTAR points!

    I'm sorry, Tesco but you will have to up your game a little more to get my custom back!
    Last edited by 01lizzy; 31-05-2012 at 10:15 AM. Reason: I forgot to enter the Nectar comment.
    • oldvicar
    • By oldvicar 31st May 12, 10:12 PM
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    If you check the website, Sainsbury's will DELIVER your shopping FREE OF CHARGE if you spend a minimum of 100 and have it delivered on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
    Originally posted by 01lizzy
    Or if you don't want to spend so much try Waitrose.com:

    Free delivery
    Were also the only online UK supermarket to offer free delivery on every order over 50. And with our essential Waitrose range online, you can choose from hundreds of everyday items at affordable prices.
    They also have a Tesco Price Match. No extra points, but the delivery van is pretty so the neighbours will be mightily impresed.
    • mrs_sparrow
    • By mrs_sparrow 1st Jun 12, 6:04 AM
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    I actually spend more if I go into store, buying online means there are less impulse buys and we eat healthier as I am not tempted to pick up cakes and crap that otherwise ends up in the basket!!

    As for spending 100 a week to get free delivery from Sainsbury..... kind of defeats the object surely??
  • Ten98
    Don't be fooled by "Price Match".

    #1 It's only on branded items, not own brand stuff, for which Tesco is cheaper on by far. The only one cheaper on own brand is Asda, and their own brand stuff is muck in my opinion.

    #2 Tesco have branded stuff that none of the other Supermarkets have, different pack sizes etc, especially the bigger packs that Waitrose and Ocado don't carry, but offer much better value than the smaller packs...

    #3 Finally, and most importantly Price Match does not apply to products on special offer or multi-buy promotion. Next time you're in Tesco take a look at how many products have the good old yellow offer label and you'll realise how useless Price Match really is.
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