Splitcha - has anyone tried this for holidays yet?
QP2015 · 20/07/2020 15:16
Has anyone tried the site Splitcha yet? We are about to take out first trip abroad since lockdown and I want to limit the amount of toiletries, groceries ate we take to our self catering villa in Spain.
This looks like it could be a great option as it would connect me to a shopper in Spain who would arrange it all for me, I tried on Amazon but I cant get goods in Spain, only ship them there which will get super expensive.
It's a new site to me and I would love to hear if anyone has tried it out. TIA for any tips!
BarbaraofSeville · 22/07/2020 08:07
Wouldn't you just go the supermarket or get a delivery once you get there? I know Mercadona and Eroski at least do deliveries. Or get the villa owner to arrange a grocery pack.
Toiletries, especially suncream I'd take my own, because it's very expensive in Spain. Decant my normal shampoo etc into travel size bottles, or you can just get a basic supply to share between the whole family when you get there.
This looks to me like more hassle than it's worth and also likely to be expensive as the website needs to make money, as do the people doing the shopping at your destination.
If this is your website, sorry but I can't see the value for the situation that you describe. Possibly for clothes etc that are only available in the US, but for Spanish holiday villa grocery shopping, not really.
QP2015 · 22/07/2020 09:15
Not my website, was just thinking it would be great to have everything organised ahead of time especially right now as travel is quite stressful! All really good points, thanks for replying
BarefootHippieChick · 22/07/2020 14:30
Presumably you know where you're staying so have you checked how far the local supermarket is and whether it's walkable to or not? We always shop when we get there and usually pop out every day for fresh bits. I would recommend having a list written in advance. Depending on where you're heading some things, like water and alcohol, are ridiculously cheap. Things like a loaf of Hovis can cost you £3!! As pp said suntan lotion can be expensive too. Take your own tea/coffee/sugar in pots or tubs. And take plenty of reusable carrier bags!
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