Tesco delivered here today. Actually Tesco delivers here about three times a month.
It used to be that I didn’t like having my groceries delivered. I would be missing out on RFQS (Reduced For Quick Sale). I wouldn’t be able to see the stuff until it was too late. Delivery charges added to the cost of food. The minimum order was £40 and that was too much for me. Waiting in for two hours didn’t suit me.
But I’ve changed my mind. Firstly I got a year’s delivery charges (midweek) for £30. A round trip to a supermarket for me is at least eighteen miles so that made sense. The minimum order dropped to £25 and that’s about right. The stuff which is delivered to me is always fresh and of good quality and if it’s not I can send it back. True I miss out on RFQS but I miss out on a whole load of temptation too. I can compare prices much more easily from the stress-free comfort of my armchair. I add things to and take things from my list dozens of times before it’s finally ordered. I have a running total of how much I am spending.
And somebody else carries the whole darn lot into my kitchen so that by 9am today I had got my weekly shop stowed away in freezers and cupboards without any real effort on my part. And a quick comparison with last year's receipts shows I'm now spending about £30 a month less on food.