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    Default For those that grocery shop online?

    Do you find that you are spending less money or more on groceries? Do you ever go into the shops or are you only shopping online?
    I'm finding that I'm getting really stressed out over grocery shopping and I can't stick to a list so end up spending more when I go into a store. But Im just worried about buying meat online. Do you guys buy everything online?

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    I occasionally buy groceries online, not always. And when I do, I still buy my fruit & veg from markets or fruit shop as I am picky and tend to buy a lot of fresh produce, I don't want someone else hand picking my apples etc.
    As for meat, I will buy things like chicken breast and mince online but once again I prefer to buy my meat in bulk from the butcher when I get a chance to go there.
    So ultimately online groceries for me is more about pantry items, cleaning products etc and packaged dairy - all the stuff I hate shopping for!
    Be aware that some items are more expensive online - this goes for both the 'big name' grocery stores. Specials are transparent but then you'll find other random items more expensive than in store, and it's not made clear. It's how they make their money.
    I also opt for pickup (free) and swing past after picking up kids etc rather than paying delivery and having to stay home for a 2-3hr period.
    It is a good way to watch what you spend as you can add/delete from your cart and really think about what your purchasing - ie no impulse buys.

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    I hace startrd buying online more. I've found I save money nearly purely because I can see exqctly how much I'm spending and no real impulse buying. I get meat etc from coles and I have bought it from a local butcher that delivers before. We dont usually have to go shopping again but we have a well stocked pantry and freezer

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    I agree with sunnygirl about pickup. I find it a lot easier as i dont have to get my order in as far advance (sometimes the delivery slots book out ), its free and more convenient than waiting for delivery

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    Just finished my order online. I still find I have to go into the shop but I can get away with a basket just needing slice bread, milk and a little bit of fruit. I haven't bought any meat online but I do buy chicken and never had a problem as its stored in a fridge section in the truck. Which when you think about it if you bought in store you would most probably just put it in your car with no fridge??
    I definantly save money buying online, I don't get sucked into buying from the bakery section (which usually only gets eaten that day and then the leftovers thrown out)
    I also find I stick to my list and before checkout I go through and double check if I really 'need' that item.
    It's great and a lifesaver once you get used to it. Does take a while but worth it in the end.
    Hope that helps

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    I used to buy online when ds was a newborn..i found I would spend more to get the free delivery so as soon as ds got a bit older I stopped.

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    I shop with Coles online and have never had a problem with the quality of fresh food. I still do visit the Grocery store for incidental things but do a big weekly shop online. Some things are more expensive but I try and shop the specials and am quite happy to use the coles brand products (the quality seems to be on par with the big names). So overall I probably save money as I don't impulse buy! Some weeks we get everything online but when I know I have the time I will go to our local fruit shop as they are exceptionally cheap (

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    I probably spend similar..but the convenience is so worth it for me. I still have to get bread, and fruit and veg, but it's a big time saver not having to do the weekly shop.
    The first one takes forever...but you just save your list and it is heaps easier the next week.

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    So I just got my Coles online order. Delivery man was really nice and everything I ordered was there. The meat looks ok but has a really close expire date like in 2 -3 days time. I froze most of it straight away. Im getting a big fruit and veg box during the week from a different company so I will see how that goes.

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    Ring Coles and complain about the short expiry. They don't usually do that. They are super good at just crediting your account or refunding you if there's an issue. I once got meat and it only had two days left on it. Not good enough! So I got refunded for it


 

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