Oops I've Become An Online Shopper

I'm not sure how this has happened but somehow over the last few months I've become addicted to shopping online. It's not something I would say I have done much of really in the past, maybe a little around Christmas time but that's it really. 
I know it's because I have my iPad handy, it makes it that much easier. I can check sales online or click links in emails to shops websites. Is this a good thing though? I sometimes worry that one day we wouldn't even need to leave the house if we didn't want to because everything is so accessible and available on the World Wide Web.
I have to admit that last night I decided that I was too busy this week to go shopping so I spoke to Daddy and said I would do an online food shop. I sat in bed with a cup of tea in one hand and my iPad in the other and browsed the virtual supermarket aisles clicking and adding my weekly food shop to my virtual trolley.
I like to look for offers when in the supermarket which are usual at the end of the aisles so I was worried that my total bill would be greater than usual because I'm missing out on the offers. Well if you have done an online food shop you will know that for each section you can click special offers and it brings them all up for you. Perfect!
So I did my order and then I had a choice to have it delivered to my home or I could collect it free of charge from the supermarket. Well it was just £1 to have it delivered so the lazy bones that I am decided to have it brought to my door. 
This afternoon it arrived within the hour slot I was given and all bagged and brought to my door. The man made about 20 trips to and from the van with my bags. I thought how awful of me to have this poor fella carrying all my bags, I felt really lazy. I did ask him did he want a hand with it but he just smiled and said its okay. Once everything was inside and he had gone I was left with all this shopping in my living room and I couldn't help but think 'wouldn't it be great if they put it away for you too' doesn't that sound bad? Putting the shopping away is the worse thing ever because I always buy too much so it never fits in, I end up playing freezer Tetris. 
Luckily I hadn't bought to much this time, maybe because I wasn't tempted by things I had seen sitting on the shelf as I had done it online. 
I actually think I would order online again as sometimes it is a nightmare when you're food shopping with the kids, it takes so long but this was really easy. 
Have you shopped online before? Do you prefer it?


18 comments

  1. I did it quite a bit when my little boy was younger, but got frustrated when other things were sent in place. It can be useful, but I prefer to walk around the supermarket.

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    1. I used to love going the supermarket but nowadays it just takes too long

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  2. I love shopping online too! Love love love it. I just wish ALDI would do online so then I don't need to go drag myself around the store.

    Jen
    www.chicgeekdiary.com

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    1. Oh Aldi would be great to get on a home delivery

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  3. I do a lot of online clothing shopping but I've never actually done a full food shop online. I've considered it but I do like going to the supermarket it myself xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. I hadn't even thought about it till recently. I saved ALOT of time and money!

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  4. I used to do this a lot and one tip I have is to use one supermarket for a few week and then change. They will usually then email you a discount voucher to entice you back. Go back for a few weeks and the other one may do the same. I used Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda like this. Now I use Aldi to save money but thy don't do home delivery. Really wish they did though.

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  5. i always do my shopping online but i do like to do the odd bit on a friday for some necessities , i find i save loads

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  6. I shop mostly at the store, but I've done my shopping online a few times before. I must confess I enjoy going to supermarket! x

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    1. I stopped enjoying going the supermarket - it's too long. :)

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  7. I love online shopping - especially the weekly shop. Used to do it every week and it really stopped me from buying naughty foods. Now, I live a five minute walk from a Morrison's (if I'm walking slowly) - so it feels a bit silly getting Tesco to deliver...

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    1. Yeah I agree about the naughty foods. When in store I get tempted :)

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  8. Hello there, I am a big fan of online shopping in general. I had pneumonia last year and couldn't go shopping for 12 weeks so it was a lifeline, especially for my poor other half who had enough to cope with! We don't get our shopping delivered now as we are close to a few supermarkets, but as browsing is a nightmare with a little one Amazon is where I get just about everything else from! x #binkylinky

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    1. I love AMAZON too. You can get everything on there!

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  9. I prefer online shopping. It's saved me loads of money. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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