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by Manuela Santana (subscribe)
Video Editor & Writer. IG: manuesantana
Published June 26th 2013
The Easy Way to Shop your Groceries

I'm the kind of person who enjoy going to the supermarket and see what the offers are; I pick with extreme careful the veggies and fruits, and I always am like "sightseeing" over the aisles to see what else can I buy.

I never ever thought I was going to find myself in front of the computer, typing Coles Online to buy some groceries and wondering how would that be.

What is my excuse? Simple. I've been working until late (not really a excuse as Coles open until midnight) and not having a car in this rainy weather is not the most ideal kind of moment anybody wants to have. Come back home with heaps of bags, umbrella, all wet and cold. My fridge was empty, I was tired, hungry and I knew the next day would be the same unless I do something about it.

I just did. Went to the website and register myself.

My biggest concern was about the fruits and vegetables. I mean, is the person who picks them going to be careful enough? Are the bananas going to be black? Is the avocado going to be smashed? Seriously, not an easy decision to make. But I went forward.

The first thing to do is to choose if you want to collect your bags or you want delivery. (If I wanted to collect my bags, I would do the shopping by myself, but I understand they offer options for different kind of needs). After clicking on "delivery", they ask what would be the best time for you to get your shopping.

Then, you can start filling your virtual trolley.

I found it really easy to use. Each product has an id photo as well as a description with price, quantity needed and total amount to pay.

You can buy by classifications: Fridge, Pantry, Beauty & Health, Deli, Meat, Fresh, etc. and there is a huge range of products to choose from.

"Oh my god, are the mandarins going to be yuck? Is the coriander going to be fresh?"

After almost 20 minutes I finished my shopping and had 45 items in my trolley.I made the check out and now I just had to wait.

Next day, delivery arrived on time even when it was raining. The delivery guy was really nice, made me sign and put the bags on the kitchen table.

I started doing check-marks to the list while I was taking things out of the bag. Everything looked good (and effortless). I was so scared about the fruits and veggies that I didn't want to take them out! I took the bananas, narrowing my eyes to avoid see them, and for my surprise they were beautiful, the same with apples, mandarins, limes, leek, broccoli, etc. until I touched the avocados. Yes, that was a lay down for me. One of them was too ready to keep it for tomorrow, and I had to eat it almost immediately.

I have to tell you, I though it was going to be an unpleasant experience but, it was really nice to have my fridge and pantry full of groceries that in fact, were very fresh (even the ripe avocado was good) delivered to my door. Also, they sent a few samples of different products which I think is a nice touch.

Maybe is not something that I will recommend for routine, as I love to do my own shopping, smell the fruits I'm picking and touch my own avocados, but it's an excellent option for those who don't have time enough, or if you got the flu and don't feel like leaving home but still need to eat to survive, or if you are just feeling lazy. I totally will consider to do it again as "break the glass in case of fire".

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Why? Easy way to shop groceries
When: Anytime
Where: On the internet
Cost: Over $50
Your Comment
What a fantastic article! I was going to write one like that about Woolworths but then I found yours. This should be cycled in the Newsletter again because it's so good. Thank you for it. (Also no, I will not be writing the Woolies one, as yours is so awesome! Thanks).
by Maz Serena Rockers (score: 2|615) 1442 days ago
Lol. Yea when you are having a busy week or sometimes when you are bored or when there is a free vouchers we jump online to shop groceries. We would have ordered like 5 to 6 times from woolies. But havent been satisfied with their deliveries, too many problems, firstly they are always late by few hours , once late by 6 hours, they made me wait till 1130. So beware.! Last time around so many items were damaged, so we are going to try Coles next.! Keep posted! BTW dont forget to use vouchers when you shop. Try bargain avenue they post some good vouchers. They got a 10$ coles and 10% woolies coupons.
by venkr (score: 0|2) 2213 days ago
Also I want to try Aussie Farmers direct website have heard good things about them for fresh produce.
by venkr (score: 0|2) 2213 days ago
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