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tesco on line shopping, please advise with very first order!

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coffinsrus Fri 24-Oct-08 14:27:29

hi, I've never shopped on line before but I'm sick of spending my day off in tesco for 3 hours

any advise on starting on line shopping? I have a club card

also how do I save a list so I can re use it next month/week I shop online?


ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 24-Oct-08 14:28:20

Everything you order is automatically saved in your favourites. I think if you use your clubcard in store, it adds things you buy there onto your online favourites.

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 24-Oct-08 14:30:27

The first list will take you a while, so grab a coffee. Go to the websiste and follow instructions on how to register including giving your club card details. Then it is a matter of booking a slot and start shopping. Type in what you want and it will come up with a list, choose what you need and click on add. This list is saved in their records so when you next log on for shopping click on my favourites and it will bring up what you ahev previously bought.

coffinsrus Fri 24-Oct-08 14:35:23

thanks, another thing, how much does it cost to have it delivered to you?

is there anything you'd recommend not buying on line?

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 24-Oct-08 14:36:11

the cost depends on the delivery slot.

BloodshotEyeballsintheScarySky Fri 24-Oct-08 14:36:43

It's brilliant and so addictive. I started about 6 weeks ago. It's very exciting to suddenly have lots of things in your kitchen that you didn't schlep round the store for.

Do your shop, then go back over your list and delete anything fanciful that you added in your excitement. But leave one nice thing in. It's very dull to unpack it all and find nothing but milk, bread and toilet cleaner grin

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 24-Oct-08 14:37:06

I usually find a code here to cover the delivery charge. You type it in at the checkout under "vouchers".

ScottishMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 14:50:45

use tesco online and no problemo.delivered to door,no hassle.always use codes too.try here or here

or just google tesco codes

the cheaper price selector that teso offer on brand names is a good steer too

coffinsrus Fri 24-Oct-08 14:55:18


one thing I noticed, when buying ,say, loose potatoes how do you know how much to but, when it says quantity does it mean per potato, per kilo, per bag? I can see a van load of totties arriving for us!

coffinsrus Fri 24-Oct-08 14:55:48

not to but, to buy!

HensMum Fri 24-Oct-08 14:59:32

For fruit and veg, you can choose how many you want, rather than by weight.
Also, before you place your order, check the quantity of everything. It's easy to add multiples to your basket if you don't mean to.

HensMum Fri 24-Oct-08 14:59:59

For fruit and veg, you can choose how many you want, rather than by weight.
Also, before you place your order, check the quantity of everything. It's easy to add multiples to your basket if you don't mean to.

coffinsrus Fri 24-Oct-08 15:02:11

how do you choose?

I see a wee - and a & sign, is this the quantity eg> I can order 10 apples or will I get 10 kilos?

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 15:05:12

my top tip is to book your slot, then stick in about 7 bottles of whiskey, use your voucher code to get your discount and go through the checkout.

Then, go back in, delete the whiskey and do your shop.

You have 2 hours from booking inital slot to do the shop and I always felt pressured blush but if you do the above, your slot is "safe" and you can add and remove at any time. Just don't forget to "checkout" again.

What I do is firstly click on "see all offers" and choose from that list, then add in the boring stuff like milk etc.

coffinsrus Fri 24-Oct-08 15:06:42

mama, why so much drink?
I'm confused

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 15:08:49

Oh sorry! To use a discount code, you usuall have to spend a certain amount (50 / 60 / 70) so I just bung in enough booze to make it about £80.00 so the discount code applies. Then after I've checked out, I go bacvk in and take all the booze out and start afresh!

ScottishMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 15:10:42

and it still allows deduction?

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 15:12:21

yes it does, have done this for months!

ScottishMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 15:14:13

OMG how canny is that.must try thatsmile

reikimarie Fri 24-Oct-08 15:31:50

If you order via the website first it reroutes you to the tesco checkout at the end, I think their price swap function is great and you are still buying everything from tesco. If you order deliver e.g. a wed eve it is only £3.50. I found I saved a huge amount going via this website first!

onager Fri 24-Oct-08 15:51:52


If anything you order is out of stock they generally bring a substitute. They will show you it on their list before you sign for the shopping.

If you don't want it just say so and they take it back with them and it gets refunded automatically. It's perfectly reasonable to say no because sometimes they substitute an expensive item for a cheap one.

Changing your order.

After you checkout you can go back and do 'change my order' right up to midnight the night before (In fact I 'think' the cutoff is about 2-3am)

You can change it as often as you like and you can even change the delivery slot if the one you prefer is available.

ScottishMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 16:04:34

you can tick no substitutions.i do this for soap powder,nappies etc

procrastinatingparent Fri 24-Oct-08 16:11:47

I always do special offers first, then my favourites, and go back and take off most of the special offers to get back to budget. blush. Beware it does take a long time the first time, but is much quicker from then on.

hifi Fri 24-Oct-08 17:07:58

you big sneak mama ggrin. surprised they havent cottoned on to your cleaver scam.

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 24-Oct-08 17:22:37

Someone did that with Ocado and 6 bottles of wine but forgot to go and amend the order before the deadline. Enter one Ocado man with a delivery consisting of 6 bottles of expensive wine....

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