Just been reading about the fiasco caused by Tesco this morning when they released their delivery slots!

This board has been created to share any money saving ideas, tips and hints. Please contribute your thoughts so everybody can economise on their budgets.. This is NOT a selling site.

Post by Guest »

Does anyone know if you have a recurring slot, does it still work Christmas week?

It saves me a fortune doing it online because I only buy what I need as opposed to the junk I put in my trolley when I go to the store!

Post by Sandra »

You have to book a seperate slot for Xmas x

Post by Kevin »

Make a list check your cupboards and go to the supermarket. Only buy what’s on the list. If it’s not on their you didn’t need it. You will also save delivery charges. Plus you will see what your buying especially if it’s meat . None of this providing alternatives that you didn’t want either.

Post by Jennifer »

I wish I'd took a screenshot of my number, it took me 2 hours to get through the waiting list, then the app crashed. By the time I got on, I couldn't get anything after the 14th December. So I'm having a large bulky shop delivered all longline and frozen , then I'll use the local small shops for fresh.

Post by Irene »

Well Ocado definitely don’t and you either have to stay up late or get up early to grab a slot. Doesn’t seem fair when you’ve had your slot the other 51 weeks.

Post by Cindie »

Being housebound at this time of year is a nightmare if you cannot get a slot. I only want to do a normal shop. I rely on tesco delivery

Post by Ann »

I was no 54327 at ten to six l got a slot at just gone 7am l have a regular slot every other Thursday..it's so annoying to have to do this when you pay the yearly saver and are a regular customer. I do not get much extra only vedg ..l start buying in October for Christmas so l already have turkey and all the trimmings. Chocs... biscuits dates figs nuts and this shop on the 23td will last me until at least the 6th jan then. I will use up everything from the freezer only buying what is essential and fresh in Jan.

I don't like shopping and l find l have saved money by shopping on line l meal plan for two weeks and only buy what l need,..been doing it for a few years now works for me..

Post by Paula »

Anybody get stressed about Christmas Dinner ? Read this from a


I've pinched this, but it's fab!!

😂Just in case anyone is stressing about Christmas Day........! 😂

Here's my top tip

🎄Christmas Dinner…..

I have concluded that the inevitable stress of Christmas dinner is

created by adverts, supermarkets and TV chefs…

It's a Sunday dinner for goodness sake!!!

The only difference is that you are allowed to open a bottle of wine

before you open the kitchen curtains.🍷🍷🍷

🙄 We do it quite happily 51 weeks of the year but can we the

consumers be trusted to manage by ourselves on one day of the

year…apparently not!

Here goes… 💓

1. Turkey...It's a big fecking chicken that's all, 20 minutes per lb plus 20

minutes at 180 degrees - jobs a good un! Get yourselves a meat

thermometer £3 off the Internet poke it in the offending bird if it says

75 degrees or over its cooked!👏

2. Stuffing - regardless of what Jamie Oliver says you do NOT need

2lbs of shoulder of pork, onions breadcrumbs, pine nuts and a shit load

of fresh herbs to make stuffing...( no fecking wonder he's bankrupt if

thats what he spends to make stuffing!)😜

What you need is Paxo and a kettle!! If you wanna liven it up squeeze 3

sausages out of their skins and mix that in with your Paxo before

cooking 😉.

3. Gravy - Jamie Oliver is copping for this one aswell….

Bisto Jamie... All you need is Bisto!

I ( nor anyone else I know) has got time on Christmas Eve to piss about

roasting chicken wings and vegetables, adding stock and flour,cooking

it for another half hour, mashing it all up with a potato masher and then

straining the whole sorry mess to make gravy 😠😠😠

4. Vegetables...🍆Never mind faffing round shredding sprouts and

frying them with bacon and chestnuts to make them more palatable..

you don't like them don't buy and cook the fecking things!! If your

family only eats frozen peas then that's good enough!

5. Roast potatoes…… Yes I par boil mine then roast them in goose fat bu

Aunt Bessie also does the same 😉.

6. Trimmings /Christmas pudding and the like……. Aldi or Lidl!

(oh and while we're on the subject of pudding- if birds custard is wha

your family likes on the wretched thing then that's fine - you do not

need brandy butter /rum sauce etc or anything else that costs a feckil

fortune and takes 2 hours to make!)

7. Family..

Children.. Feed the little blighters first separately, if they only want

turkey with tomato sauce - fine leave em to it, it doesn't matter. Onct

they are fed bugger them off to play with their Christmas presents si

that YOU can enjoy your dinner in Peace!

Adults... Anyone that can manage to get their sorry arse to your dinner

table is also capable of helping to serve up/ sort the kids out/ clear the

table /wash up /dry up etc.

And Finally.




Rant over 😂

Merry Christmas!A

Post by Cara »

I go to lidl and also on Xmas eve and often have a fab Turkey that was £40-£60 for £5 and everything is reduced down. If they have it they have it, if they don’t I have a lamb joint in freezer!

Post by Annabel »

I went online at 5.50 due to open at 6.00 I was 42000 on the virtual waiting room got the slot I wanted at 6.35

Post by Jacqueline »

The worlds gone mad , it one fn day !
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