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Did my supermarket shopping on- line

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Allyson, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    i did my supermarket online tonight from COles - it was not too bad - took me about an hour but takes care of all the heavy stuff like cat litter etc and coconut water.

    I expect i wil get quicker at it. A friend has it and recommended it so i gave it a go.

    Supermarkets ars so bad for us - all that static standing and slow walking a then queuing - and unpacking at the end - all bad.

    She tells me they carry it i side for you too.


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  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi Allyson, and I think you can save an order with them, and it can then be repeated or modified. Alex.
  3. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    Oh great - i was hoping that woud happen to save time

    You tend to order a lot of the same things over and over and saves ll the lugging lol.

    cheers
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    Seewell Senior Member

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    That sounds a good idea.
    I know what you mean about queuing up for things.Its one of the worst for me.
    I can feel every bit of energy drain from me,if its to long.
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  5. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    For those in the US, Amazon carries many grocery and household items and they are shipped free in most cases and at a reduced retail price with no sales tax (though that is set to change next year).

    I order water and cat litter/dog food from them all the time and that is a big help!
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  6. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    You can also get a lot of groceries from iHerb, Swanson, and Vitacost. There are coupon codes for those stores on retailmenot.com and there are free shipping offers too. Thankfully, my mom does local grocery shopping for me, but I also get a lot of food from those stores mentioned. Those stores generally have better prices than drugstore.com except for certain things only available there like flavored almonds. Nuts.com also have good prices if you're looking for other nuts besides almonds. They also have dried fruit and various other food in bulk such as quinoa, shredded coconut, snack foods.
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  7. golden

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    This is such a good thread. Supermarkets are hostile environments for me -

    Havent been able to shop on own for ages and when go in - cant queue at till .
  8. SOC

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    Schnuck's in the US has a nice delivery service at a relatively low price. It's a real deal considering how much time and energy it saves. I've had my groceries delivered right into my kitchen. The downside is you don't get to select your own produce or meat, but in general the pickers have done quite well for me.
  9. Sean

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    I can't stand in queues anymore either for more than 2-3 minutes. Always been a problem, but got a lot worse over the last 5 years or so.

    Got around it for a long time (in part) by timing my shopping for the quietest time of day at the supermarket, but even that doesn't do the trick anymore.

    Been using online order/payment and home delivery for a while now, for as much stuff as I can do that way.

    Has some downsides or limitations, but I highly recommend it.
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    I have incredible guys who deliver from my local supermarket. If I am well enough I go through and select the stuff, then they deliver it or I order on line. When they saw how disabled I was they said just ring if you forget anything and we'll add it. So kind.

    The online delivery can be dodgy. I have a lot of problem getting stuff actually in stock. From my regular list there is always important things that they just don't have. I need to search between 2 different chains to get a proper shop and that's two deliveries and two fees. Then putting stuff away can be impossible once delivered if I am too physically weak to reach the shelves. Can sit there for days or more.

    Hate supermarkets and although there are many around me I can't physically walk around and the aisles are not big enough for a wheelchair - plus reaching things impossible. There's just the one smaller supermarket that I can actually get around and select things on those miracle days I can leave the flat.

    I noticed in M&S that they will send someone around with you if you ask.

    Agree with you Sean on the q's that's a huge problem. I end up slumped over the shopping cart - and that's a good day.
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    I got groceries delivered for a while -- the best part for me was that they carried everything into the kitchen for me. It was a bit unreliable, though, and I like picking out my own produce, etc.
  12. L'engle

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    My local health food store recently moved to a new location and installed a couch in their grocery area! I can go in a sit on the couch while I look over the shelves and decide what to buy. It makes it so much easier! It would be a great trend in smaller stores at least :) Also I can wait on the couch until their is no queue at the checkstand ( though in Canada they call them 'lineups' not queues)
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  13. Enid

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    I couldn't recommend more - hard going at first going through the online process with thinking capacities reduced - I could not do without now. Drivers are marvellous, foods selected for longest shelf life, can log orders up to 3 weeks in advance and adjust slowly before each delivery, small delivery fee (probably spend the same driving to the supermarket). Hope it works as well for you Allyson.
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    I had a look at online grocery shopping about a year ago and it nearly did my head in. I thought this going to take me all day !

    Grocery shopping is a nightmare for severe ME ers. I remember leaning on the trolley feeling like I was going to collapse at any moment and the nausea and lightheadedness also I would feel the inflammation starting to intensify. And this still goes on for me to a slightly lesser degree.

    I was always thinking that they need to put chairs for sick people in supermarkets. I even phoned the manager up at the time when they were doing renovations at my local supermarket and had a good talk to him and told him about my ME and also other sick people who would appreciate chairs or seats at the end of aisles. The way he listened and agreed with me, I thought wow, this just might happen ! But no, I noticed he put the chair/seat out by the where the trolleys are kept not in where all the food is. So it was disappointing. Chairs in supermarkets would so appreciated by many I would think.
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    I think its great that you thought to contact the manager and do that.. if enough disabled people did the same showing there was a real demand for it, maybe they would put chairs there!

    My old country supermarket had a bench right near the checkout. That was very helpful for me as I was always needing to have a rest on the bench with my legs up on it too after I'd shopped and also if there was a checkout wait going on.

    Most supermarkets in shopping complexes, Ive recently found out that these shopping complexes (even to my surprise often the small ones ..dont assume you will be told this even if you are having many on the floor, problem causing collapses in the supermarket, its something you often need to ask the shopping complex info people about!), usually have wheelchairs available to borrow, which is very useful if you have another with you who can push the trolley. (The other pushes my trolley while I push the borrowed wheelchair and just use it for sitting down in at times while shopping).
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    taniaaust1

    I told my ME specialist doctor as well about the need for chairs in supermarkets and her face lit up and she said " ooh that is a good one, I must bring that up" I didn't have the present of mind to ask who she was going bring it up too though.

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