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AAAGH! Left it too late to order Xmas food online!!!

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sleepdeprived Mon 20-Dec-04 20:20:58

Sainsburys, Tesco & Ocado are all booked up! Now I'll have to brave the hoardes in person! Haven't done that for years! Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

DoesntChristmasDragOn Mon 20-Dec-04 20:28:11

Asda?

TwasTheNightBeforeCatbert Mon 20-Dec-04 20:29:11

The only thing to do is to go yourself, or to write a long list and give to a willing party, and shop at somewhere between 3 and 5 am.

It will still be surprisingly busy, but a sight easier that 3pm any day this week...

IwigitcouldbeXmaseveryday Mon 20-Dec-04 20:32:37

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sleepdeprived Mon 20-Dec-04 20:33:48

Between 3 and 5am could be tricky with a baby, Catbert! Will have a look at Asda, dragon ....

sleepdeprived Mon 20-Dec-04 20:35:17

Asda don't deliver in my area

wobblystarryknicks Mon 20-Dec-04 20:36:17

Iceland?

sleepdeprived Mon 20-Dec-04 20:41:46

Iceland don't have all the stuff I want (formula etc.) but it would help ... How do I check if they have any delivery slots available?

wobblystarryknicks Mon 20-Dec-04 20:42:32

Think you have to register on the site, but if you phone up instead they can tell you straight away. The number is on the site somewhere.

sleepdeprived Mon 20-Dec-04 20:50:23

They have ONE slot left - 1-4pm on Wed. I'll be out!

Neither DP nor I are free till Xmas Eve!

Xmas Eve + supermarket + baby = Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

wobblystarryknicks Mon 20-Dec-04 20:51:12

sd - is there ANYONE you can ask/beg/pay/bribe to wait in at that time? or anyone who'll be in that you can get it delivered to?

sleepdeprived Mon 20-Dec-04 20:55:46

Hmm, might be able to have it delivered to the house of the friend I'm seeing on Wed ....

wobblystarryknicks Mon 20-Dec-04 21:02:17

Do that then - far better than having to brave the shops, even if there are still a couple of things you need.

GoodKingWestCountryLass Mon 20-Dec-04 21:54:37

The same happened to me and I tried booking 2 weeks ago!!!! I went to my local Tesco and it wasn't that bad, good luck!

nailpolish Mon 20-Dec-04 21:55:47

ive dont this too - im going to get up at 5am xmas eve to do my shopping in the 24 hr asda.

thats the plan anyway

virginbonkerz Mon 20-Dec-04 21:56:55

we will be trudging tescos at an unearthly hour of the morning with ds in tow! he can sleep all day!

sleepdeprived Thu 23-Dec-04 09:43:31

DP went to Sainsburys AND M&S at about 11pm last night - and he was off to work first thing this morning - what a star!! So we're sorted (He said it was actually quite fun - he was the only customer in M&S and the staff were all quite jolly!)

sandyballs Thu 23-Dec-04 10:15:17

Probably just as well - Tesco came to me last night with half of it missing so still have to go out today or tomorrow

sleepdeprived Thu 23-Dec-04 10:22:15

Oh, I'd be furious if I'd gone to the trouble of being that organised

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 23-Dec-04 10:26:22

We have to put on a buffet now for family tomorrow, last minute so we have decided to go to Asda tonight, though I don't know if it will be quieter and I'm presuming they'll still be open 24hrs! What a nightmare!!!!!!

sleepdeprived Thu 23-Dec-04 10:27:25

Sainsburys was just like normal just before midnight last night apparently

seb1 Thu 23-Dec-04 10:44:09

Asda are not 24 hours this week

asda hours

foxinsocks Thu 23-Dec-04 10:57:34

I went to Sainsburys yesterday and didn't even have to queue (and I normally would have to!). Most of the supermarkets seem prepared and have more staff. We even got handed out chocolates while unpacking the shopping at the till which completely silenced the kids. Oh, if only shopping was like that all the time!

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 23-Dec-04 10:59:46

Oh well, at least they're open while midnight. Think I'll just send Dh. It's such a shame I don't drive! LOL

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