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Has anyone tried home delivered groceries? I’ve always¬†driven and bought my groceries, but I was wondering what are the positive and negative outcomes with home delivery?

Posted by kjgarner, 14th October 2015

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  • I love home delivery. Less impulse buying, it’s quicker, and someone else carries it up the stairs.

  • I have had no problems with home delivery, but still prefer to do the shopping and choosing myself.

  • I dont live in an area that does. Things to consider-you cant chose exact weights/sizes/used by dates. You may no impulse shop, can stick to a list, often get freebies.

  • The negatives outweighed the positives for me. Fridge food the use by dates were too close to expiring. And out of stock items was annoying. Either allow a substitute or go without. I didn’t ever choose substitute as too much of a gamble as to whether the substitute was what I’d like. In the end it was easier to just go shopping at a physical store.

  • The big supermarkets tend to have deals every now and then so keep your eyes open for free delivery slots. They both usually have a first delivery is free option too. I found delivery helpful trying to juggle two small kids or if it was a busy day and I didn’t have time to pick them up myself.

  • Thanks for all your opinions!

  • Yes. Worked really well, even the veggies were good. Would definitely do it again.

  • Personally I like to pick my own fruit and veg and meat but for dried goods it can save a lot of time. You can also do click and collect and then pick up the fresh stuff and all the other things have already been done for you.

  • Thanks for the comments, am going to give it a go I think!

  • I’ve used Coles, Aussie Farmers & Woolies. Same as what others are saying. Zero regrets, my sister loves click & collect cause she stays on budget but is able to dash into the store to get the ‘extra’ things you always remember at the last minute.

  • I have tried Coles, Woolies and Aussie Farmers. I have used the delivery service many many times an only once was there a problem with a missing item. I usually use Woolies because they email me great deals with the Everyday Rewards Card. I believe Coles does free delivery on Wednesdays so this is great to use if you can plan it in advance. It is such a great time saver I would definitely recommend you give it a go.

  • Such a great invention, they arrive quickly and the extra samples are great too

  • I like to go and shop at the store for the exercise and for a coffee too!

  • i have used woolworths, coles and aussie growers. i found them all to be good, i had a standing order with aussie growers, they would take out the money each week and deliver what i wanted, i could also change it when needed.

  • I used the Coles delivery service in the past and I was very happy with it!

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