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Fri 29-Jan-10
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Toffeeapple
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brightspark said:

Oh, and P.S. - I don't drink wine, monsieur. Only Guinness !!


Then may I have your share please?WineWineWine

Ruth, thanks for the reminder about Aldi, I do shop there but not on a regular basis and only remember the offers page infrequently.

I'll try that again!

Sun 31-Jan-10
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One thing we tend to do, living out in the sticks and a reasonable drive from most main supermarkets...

When we do a weekly shop, we do it online - it's actually cheaper to do this than to pay the fuel to get to the store. Also, you tend to only get what you want, and not the extras that you see at the time.

It's difficult to decide which superstore actually is cheaper, so here's what we do: register at a couple of the major stores that will deliver to your address (we have Tesco and Asda). Open two pages on your web-browser and log into both sites at the same time. Do the same shop on both pages and at the end you'll see whichne makes more sense.

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's etc all deliver and dont forget to register with them all as they often have deals with free delivery!

Also, there's http://www.ocado.com, who basically sell the Waitrose range, match to Tesco pricing.

Sun 31-Jan-10
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Hi, Dave, welcome to the forums and thanks for reinforcing the benefits of online shopping.

I never thought of it as a way of cutting down on impulse buys (I do it all the time!). Great idea Ok

We use MySupermarket.com for quick comparisons on a whole basket of shopping. It's a really handy site and may save having to go to each individual store. I must try both methods and see how they compare. We have only Tesco and Waitrose who deliver, and maybe Sainsbury's from Bury St. Edmund 16 miles away (must check that).

Thinking about it, we do not do it enough because we are only 3.5 miles from Newmarket and I am in town every evening. But I bet we would save quite a lot if we did one weekly online shop and stayed out of the stores entirely.

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We do not have any supermarkets which will deliver here which is a real shame.  It is not easy to take advantage of the offers at the end of the day either as the amount of fuel used outweighs the benefits.  I do stock up with most things and my mobile fish fruit and veg van is a real life saver.  I'm not complaining though as I would rather live here than in a town.

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We were in Waitrose last night, just before closing. We were looking for bargains and weren't disappointed. Lots of going-out-of-date stuff, including a £5.75 cheese reduced to 49p Laugh (Oxford Isis mead soaked soft cheese - very smelly, had to wrap it in a bag to stop it stinking out the fridge). Todays lunch was bread rolls (reduced to 5p each), cottage cheese (£1.60 down to 40p) and flaked salmon (£3 down to £1). We ended up with 3 carrier bags of shopping, and only 3 of those items were 'normal' price Wink

They also had chickens on special offer, whole chickens were half price, so we bought one of those too.

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Fri 2-Apr-10
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Well Done. Bobquail. WellDone

If we're prepared to put in the effort - a lot of money can be saved.  Ok

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Very nice indeed, Bob. That was a very good haul.

I can only compare Waitrose with Tesco here in Newmarket, but the W stuff is really the best mostly. I adore discovering the really discounted bargains, not the 0.50 off early efforts.

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Wolf Blass yellow label wine down to £5 in Tesco I noticed yesterday WineOk 

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RunAway  I'm on my way!

I'll try that again!

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Trust me to have gone to Asda - and before 10am when you can buy booze.  Thumbs_Down   Big_Laugh

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I thought that there was no restriction on when one may buy alcohol nowadays?  Perhaps that is in England though?  I do recall notices in our supermercados that told us we could only buy after 11.00 am but haven't seen those for a while.

I'll try that again!

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Not sure about off-licence rules, TA. The government may still want to restrict "soft" outlets like supermarkets while allowing pubs, bars and clubs to remain open late or around the clock.But I am incensed about the prices for booze in the supermarkets. Tesco appear to put their prices up an down randomly, which does not make sense to me. I tend to do the shopping either at Tesco or at Waitrose depending on the booze offers. Waitrose appear to have more consistently low price specials, so I shop there more often.

An interesting social phenomenon.

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Do you have an Aldi near you?  They have wines that the other supermarkets rarely stock, it's an interesting way to increase your knowledge or endurance level...

I shop mostly at Tesco, simply because it is closer but I have a far better time at Waitrose.  Staff there treat one as an equal, whereas Tesco staff call one Sweet'art or Darlin'.  It doesn't bother me too much usually, but today's expedition was not good.

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:I thought that there was no restriction on when one may buy alcohol nowadays?  Perhaps that is in England though?  I do recall notices in our supermercados that told us we could only buy after 11.00 am but haven't seen those for a while.


Oh I meant to reply to this TA and I forgot.  Sorry

Right, here goes.  In Scotland until a few months ago you could buy alcohol in the shops at any time except before 12 noon on a Sunday.  Now it has been changed and you can only buy alcohol after 10am any day of the week.  So if you are an early shopper you have had it!

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We had a rare disappointing "bargain" experience with a pair of Waitrose beef Wellingtons last night. They were meant to be a special treat, down from £13 to £9.

I cooked them for 2 minutes less than the recommended time and at a lower temp than the instructions said, but the steak ended up well done and the pastry was not fully cooked. The pastry problem is probably due to my timings and temp but the steak had very little flavour. No way would I pay £13 or even £9 for them.

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