I have finally joined the millions of Brits who order their weekly food shop online! You may be thinking that it has taken me way too long and that I’m only just catching up with the modern world, which I suppose is true, but there is a good reason for this. I have always found the delivery charges a bit on the expensive side and not really worth my while when I live so close to a supermarket. However, the Tesco Delivery Saver* has made me think again! Having said all that, I do still like to shop smart so I want to tell you how I make ordering my food shop online work for me.
What is the Tesco Delivery Saver?
What is the Tesco delivery saver? It is a great way to avoid a delivery charge on every order you make. All you you need to pay is a monthly one off payment starting from £3.49 and then you can pick a delivery slot that suits you without worrying about any peak time prices.
The two options that you have to pick from are the Midweek plan and the Any day plan which I will briefly explain.
The Midweek plan: This plan offers you free delivery on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for just £3.49 a month as a 6 month contract, or £3.99 with no contract. This plan is a brilliant way to save money if your routine allows you to be home at some point during the midweek.
The Any Day plan: This plan is the most popular as it offers you free delivery any day of the week for just £6.99 a month as a 6 month contract or £7.99 a month with no contract.
To qualify for a Tesco Delivery Saver you need to spend the minimum basket amount which at the time of writing is £40.
One of the best things about ordering my food online is that it makes me get organised! I have to sort out a meal plan, which is a great way of relieving myself from the daily stress of trying to decide what to cook for tea in the supermarket (usually with the kids with me!). It also helps to save money because I am at home when I’m sorting out the food shop I can check what ingredients I have in the cupboards instead of buying more just incase I don’t have any at home. Only to find out that I have 3 unopened tubes of tomato puree ready and waiting when I get back. 🙂
It saves time as well as money
The most obvious way that ordering my food online has saved me money is that I can’t get distracted. I don’t feel the need to look in the clothing and home section, and I’m also not tempted by the delicious treats that are conveniently placed on every corner.
However, ordering my food online not only saves me money, it also saves me a lot of time each day. I don’t need to spend half an hour wandering around the supermarket looking for inspiration. Not to mention the time it takes to physically find the food and buy it, especially with all of the lovely distractions that the supermarkets are full of these days!
I still shop smart
Even though I am really pleased with the amount of time and money the Tesco Delivery Saver* has saved me. I do still like to check that I am getting good deals on my groceries. I do this by checking my other local supermarkets prices for things such as washing detergents and other big items so that I’m not missing out on a good deal. I also still like my local independent shops and bargain shops in my town centre, so I make sure I head up town once a week to pick up certain items from there too.
As you can probably tell I am very pleased that I have decided to change the way I shop. Ordering my food online has simplified my life and has made it a lot easier to monitor how much I’m spending. Although to be honest if it wasn’t for the Tesco Delivery Saver I would probably still be shopping the old school way.