I'm on a tight budget at the moment. Everything is paid for or budgeted for, except the christmas food shop which I plan to pay for on the 23rd when DH gets paid. If I can get a delivery slot for any of the supermarkets on the 23rd do they take the money before then? If not, is the money in transit, or whatever it's called? I really don't want to have to go in person to do my shop this year and will have the money, but just don't want it taken out until pay day.
I use a PAYG card for all interweb stuff and tescos rang me at 7am this week as a delivery for later that day hadn't been cleared. I hadn't left enough time for the money to go on. So they take it on the day it seems.
Great so if I can get a 23rd delivery slot, I should be ok. I used to do the ocado thing too and in a similar situation it wouldn't accept my order I knew I didn't have the money in the bank at the time of placing the order, but it was going to be there on the delivery day. That's why I'm asking really.
Ok, as suggest I've just rung Tesco who tell me that delivery slots for the 23d will be released at 12am tonight/morning in case anyone else is after one. He also promised that they don't take the money until that day - so guess what I'll be doing at midnight.
i have a feeling that sainsburys and tescos aren't going to release any for the 23rd as they should have been showing by now. think you did the right thing by booking one for the 22nd. seems strange if they don't deliver on 23rd as this must be most popular day of the year