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Milk delivery questions

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minorityrules Fri 29-Aug-08 13:40:36

I currently buy my milk from supermarket, been looking a getting it delivered as we get through 2-3 large plastic bottles a week and large amounts of fresh orange too and a loaf of bread a day.

Does it work out much more expensive? Been on dairycrest and it doesn't give prices for the milk and orange, bread is same price as tesco

Is it better for environment to get it delivered??

nannyL Fri 29-Aug-08 14:50:56

i think delivered milk is a LOT more expensive than the supermarket.

was having this convo with a friend a few weeks ago who was cutting down after her mortgage has gone up alot..

she never bought milk in a supermarket, and told us what her weekly bill was, and me and my friend who do could not belive the price difference.... it was almost double what super markets charge if i remember right shock

we were socked at how expensive it was, and she was shocked about how cheap supermarkets were

i guess thought if you are one of these people who cant nip into a supermarket without spending £20 than its cheaper to have a bottle delivered!

Lazarou Fri 29-Aug-08 14:57:11

I've thought about this as well. There is a place that delivers near us but i'm waiting until I can order online.

nannyL Fri 29-Aug-08 15:03:23

1 pint organic milk:
tesco 50p
dairy crest 73p

that gross st ivel advance milk;

tesco £1.46 for 2 litres
dairy crest £1.27 for 1 litre shock

i guess it would depend on if you were going to supermarket anyway.... tbh if you went by car it would probably cost you more than 23p in petrol!

Organic eggs... mixed sizes
6 = £1.85
BUT tesco, med £1.82 / large £2.05 so might be cheaper for eggs!

ProfYaffle Fri 29-Aug-08 15:03:50

We have milk delivered, I'm happy to pay the extra for the convenience, we get through a lot of milk and having it magically appear on the doorstep is great!

platypussy Fri 29-Aug-08 15:04:58

Used to have it delivered years ago but then checked the price at the supermarket. I didnt realise delivered milk was so expensive.

northender Fri 29-Aug-08 15:20:47

We pay 43p a pint from the milkman. I should add that is a farm based milkman not a big company.

lizziemun Fri 29-Aug-08 15:24:51

I have milk delivered.

Milk is 59p per pint. I have 10 pints a week 5full fat and 5 semi skimmed. I just buy extra if i need it.

It is more expensive, but you allways have milk and you don't end up buying extra from the supermarket when all wanted was a pint of milk and loaf of bread.

Lazarou Fri 29-Aug-08 15:44:45

Lizzie, that's a good point about not buying extra from the supermarket. I always end up buying other things.

nannyL Fri 29-Aug-08 15:45:06

wow northender 43p per pint is a bargain

id pay 43p per pint to a local farmer... anyone know where i can find out if 1 exists?

oi Fri 29-Aug-08 15:46:55

we have it delievered too

ours is 59p a pint (full fat milk)

we'd never have milk in if we didn't have it delivered and I like it in pint bottles because I feel it's fresher than getting those giant 4 pint plastic bottles which we always used to get from the supermarket!

frankiesbestfriend Fri 29-Aug-08 15:48:14

I get milk delivered, 20 pints a week, and it costs £40 a month.

Worth it for extra convenience imo.

Lazarou Fri 29-Aug-08 15:49:58

And if I get it delivered it means I can buy one of these

monkeymagic Fri 29-Aug-08 16:13:13

We get it delivered, approx £26 a month for 12 pints of organic milk a week.

Surely the whole point is that milk is a loss leader for the supermarkets in order to get you in the door. Who ever popped in for just a pint of milk and came out with just that? Am totally convinced that although doorstep milk costs more in the short term, in the long run it saves you loads.

Also you are using recyclable glass bottles, supporting local business, paying a fairer price to farmers, reduced transport costs etc. And of course you (almost) never run out of milk.

Flibbertyjibbet Fri 29-Aug-08 16:24:49

Currently I get all milk from netto (we don'g get organic) 4pt containers £1.20.
We get through one a day. We live 2 mins walk from a netto.
In a few weeks we are moving to a house 1.5 miles up the road. As milk is the one thing I can't stand to be without and we get through so much, we will be having it delivered on the 4 days a week we are not both working. Th Fr Sat Sun. That way if I need milk I don't have to get two kids up and out and either in the car or a long walk, just for milk.
It will cost twice as much per pint but I can't wait to have it just put on the doorstep for me instead of always having to work out if we have enough in to last us.

Also, using bottles which are collected is much more environmentally friendly than plastic bottles even if the bottles are recycled. The glass bottles are just washed, not melted down and processed.

I suspect we will use less milk too as the amount dp slops on his cornflakes looks nothing out of a 4 or 6 pint container, but it will be about half of a pint bottle!

Can't wait to have a milkman again!!

MrsJamin Sat 30-Aug-08 21:10:56

I use dairy crest. It's expensive but I LOVE the fact that we don't have to put any milk bottles into the recycle bin. Need to start buying more whole organic milk for DS now he's weaning and that's really going to start adding up Plus if you're not quick someone nabs your milk from outside your door!

notcitrus Tue 02-Sep-08 16:04:17

I get my milk (well, over 90% of it) from the milkman who is Dairy Crest. Allegedly the local milkman is called John but I'm not sure he really exists! Still, he delivers Tues, Thurs, Sat, and for organic milk it's 73p/pint, 91p/pint of nice orange juice or mixed juice. It turns up around 5.30am nicely chilled, so I'm willing to pay the 50p/week for the convenience.

Also I can order extra stuff online - some is cheap, some isn't. They do decent organic veg bags - everything in one large paper sack, no waste packaging, and the produce is good quality and quite generous compared to Farmaround or Tesco.

About once every 2 months we get a freebie to encourage us to order more - last week got a pack of 4 Yeo Valley yoghurts, and they would be only 10p more than Tesco if we ordered them.

LazyLinePainterJane Tue 02-Sep-08 16:14:01

We tried getting ours from Dairy Crest for a few weeks, I had wanted to do it for ages, didn't last though.

We get organic semi-skimmed, 70p a pint from the dairy, to be honest, the price was not what bothered me, had always felt that the supermarkets were too low rather than elsewhere too high, IYSWIM. I found it impossible to get organic milk locally so thought I would give it a go.

However, there were regularly bottles missing, and then I would be told later that they had run out, but the ones would be on me to adjust the amount paid. I would leave the money in the porch weekly but it was only collected now and then when he felt like it, then he would turn up wanting payment and I would have to work out what was owed as he was so irregular. Then there were just the missing deliveries, no deliveries on a bank holiday.

When I called to cancel I got the guilt tripping "it's people like you that keep businesses like this alive" but it's no good to me if I then have to keep going out to get bloody milk!

LazyLinePainterJane Tue 02-Sep-08 16:14:27

onus on me!

Seabright Sun 14-Sep-08 23:21:48

I use Dairycrest and can change the order as late as 9pm the night before using the website. I think I pay 58p per pint.

I only go to the supermarket every week or two, so no way supermarket milk was last me that long without going off, also, I feel very green because of the reused bottles (smug-face-icon).

Trouble is, I like them to be nice and shiny, so wash them in the diswasher so they are clean and non-smelling. Not sure how much of my green-ness I am undoing blush

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Sun 14-Sep-08 23:26:10

Can't remember right now what we pay with Dairy Crest for our organic semi-skimmed. I know it's more than it would be at the supermarket but we are happy to pay for the convenience (except when he's late, grr) of doorstep delivery and like the fact that the glass bottles are re-used, which must surely be more energy-efficient than mashing up and recycling the plastic ones.

hotmama Sun 14-Sep-08 23:33:03

It is more expensive to buy via a milkman (mine is called Martin).

I have organic milk - and does extras like veg boxs etc - but I just have milk.

I like the idea of contributing to someone having a job - also using glass bottles - even if I would recycle the plastic ones.

At the moment, I am going to carry on having milk delivered - may reconsider soon as it is expensive - and money isn't going so far anymore is it!

elkiedee Mon 15-Sep-08 00:10:09

I've not even worked out what I'm paying, but we would be getting milk from the local shop and not from the supermarket anyway - it's not about price for us, we don't drive and we'd probably end up spending far more by going to the supermarket - we tend to order things which keep and a few things we'll use quickly in our supermarket delivery once a month, and top up two or three times before the next order. Fruit and fresh vegetables are much cheaper in our local shops than in the supermarket, so that should balance out paying more for milk.

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