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I just saved over £10 on my foodshop by....

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Pinkmarshmallow Sun 08-Nov-09 19:07:56

....shoppin online at asda rather than tesco. I had my whole tesco online grocery shop oder confirmed and everything, then out of curiosity went to asda and selected the exact same stuff and it came to over £10 less. The only difference is I couldn't get the brand of coffee I liked in asda. So I confirmed the asda order and cancelled the tesco one! I had thought right, if I shop in tesco they'll reward me with points which I can use to treat myself with something nice, but it's false economy. I've just proved asda IS cheaper! Oh and online shopping saves me a fortune cos you can see the total amount adding up and you're more careful about what you choose and you can compare prices more easily and when I've finished I can easily "click" 3 or 4 unnecessary items out of the "basket," thus saving me about a further £5. Oh, and no queues or traffic jams or trolley-bumping or heaving heavy stuff in and out of the car in the rain! Choose a £3 delivery slot and the pros far outweigh the cons!

fannybanjo Sun 08-Nov-09 19:11:46

I always spend less doing an online shop, obviously you don't buy those impulse purchases but I never seem to have the time to sit down and properly get through the website properly so I get everything I need!

Have to say and I know its probably not what you want to hear but I changed over from Tesco/Sainsburys last week to Asda because they are cheaper but I ended up binning a lot of their food as it went off quick and some of it just did not taste nice. Hope you have a better experience.

GhoulsAreLoud Sun 08-Nov-09 19:15:36

We tried Asda once last year rather than our usual Sainsburys.

A lot of the food was horrible, I remember throwing the cheddar away because it tasted so horrible, a few other bits were pretty nasty too.

I'd rather pay more and use Sainsbury's, but that said I don't like Tesco either, so maybe the difference is less noticable.

fannybanjo Sun 08-Nov-09 19:19:19

I am sure that pinkmarshmallow wasn't expecting these replies. Sorry!

GhoulsAreLoud Sun 08-Nov-09 19:21:42


But at least if you do it online you avoid the whole Asda shopping 'experience'

<runs away>

MollieO Sun 08-Nov-09 19:23:31

I like Ocado. Same as Tesco prices for a lot of their stuff so can be surprisingly economical if you select wisely.

LoveBeingAMummy Sun 08-Nov-09 19:25:53

I love doing my shopping online and know i spend less than if i went in.

I make sure I don't forget anything by adding to my shopping lst on mysupermarket throughout the week.

MaureenMLove Sun 08-Nov-09 19:29:50

I think a lot of the critisism needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, to be honest! Your shopping comes from your local supermarket, so someones experience at Asda in Oxford maybe be very different to one in Gretna Green.

BlackYellowRed Sun 08-Nov-09 19:31:11

If you use that, you can compare it all with Ocado and Sainsburys too. It then also comes up with cheaper substitutions (better deals and own brand) that saved me a bit more too. Love ordering food online. Our delivery men are also very friendly and helpful.

Littlepurpleprincess Sun 08-Nov-09 19:32:55

I do my shopping my on ADSA online and the food tastes fine. Rice is rice. Cheese is cheese. It's just packaging that's different.

RealityBites Sun 08-Nov-09 19:33:09

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GhoulsAreLoud Sun 08-Nov-09 19:37:28

RealityBites you are a crashing snob!

(as am I grin)

RealityBites Sun 08-Nov-09 19:40:09

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SixtyFootDoll Sun 08-Nov-09 19:53:11

RB my thoughts exactly about the Buzzz hmm

PeachyInCarnivalFeathers Sun 08-Nov-09 19:53:22

Oh I dont doAsda online;i went back after a break only to receive the normal shop of duplications and missing items. Nah.

TeamEdward Sun 08-Nov-09 20:03:11

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shineoncrazyfirecracker Sun 08-Nov-09 20:05:30

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AitchTwoToTangOh Sun 08-Nov-09 20:06:50

asda's fine, what are you all talking about?! shock i suppose if you buy a lot of processed food you might notice a difference but if you can actually cook... wink

TrillianAstra Sun 08-Nov-09 20:10:56

Sounds ike advertising to me too Reality.

Asda are cheaper for branded packaged things, but I wouldn't get any of their own-brand stuff or anything fresh from them if I had the choice. (and I am a cheapskate recently-former-student)

TeenyTinyToria Sun 08-Nov-09 20:20:15

What on earth are you all going on about? I really prefer Asda to Tesco - the food is much nicer, lasts longer and is cheaper.

The clothes are nice as well, especially the baby things, although they could do with slightly less gender stereotyping. I don't buy cheap processed stuff though, only fresh ingredients, and I find the quality and taste absolutely fine.

RealityBites Sun 08-Nov-09 20:23:24

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TrillianAstra Sun 08-Nov-09 20:30:46

Reality, was it you (a long time ago) who was explaining how to make own-brand gin taste like the good stuff? I think the rules were: close your eyes and pour a double measure grin

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TeenyTinyToria Sun 08-Nov-09 20:34:48

Oh, the Scottish Asdas must be more upmarket than West Sussex then grin. Ours is rather middle class, from the elderly lady who greets people at the door to the sample tasting of sausages and stuff. Then at the weekends it gets taken over by vodka swilling junkies and neds hmm

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