Click & Collect Grocery Review

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The first time I heard about Click and Collect grocery shopping was when buying our wedding wine, and since then I have been converted. So much so that I have given up my beloved Aldi for a few weeks and am now collecting my groceries from Asda.

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You may have heard about Click and Collect for items like electricals, toys, books, etc. But now you can order your groceries online and collect them from store in a two hour slot, free of charge. So instead of waiting around at home for your groceries to turn up (and in some cases they are late or don't turn up at all), you are in control of when you pick up your groceries.

How it works

  1. Head to the Asda website and choose your collection slot.
  2. Choose your groceries and checkout.
  3. You have until midnight the night before you collect your groceries to make amendments – to your shopping basket or your collection slot.
  4. Turn up during your allocated two hour slot. This can either be by popping into the Click and Collect desk instore, or more recently there are drive thru options in the store car parks.
  5. Have your order number or QR code to hand and collect your order.

The good

  • Free collection within a two hour slot.
  • You are able to amend your order until midnight the day before your collection – this includes changing the time slot.
  • Asda's price guarantee means that if your shopping isn't 10% cheaper than it would have been at another supermarket, they'll give you a voucher for the different.
  • Quidco are offering £8 cashback if you spend over £50, or £5.50 for a spend between £25-£49.99.
  • You are able to see all the offers easily on the website.
  • It has helped us to stick to a grocery budget – we can review our trolley before submitting our order, and also quickly check the kitchen for anything we need.
  • At most locations the staff even pack your boot for you.

The bad

  • £25 minimum spend – some weeks we have had to add a few extra bits to get our groceries to £25, but I imagine this won't be a problem for most households.
  • The substitutions may not be what you're after. at least when you are in store and find an item out of stock, you can pick your choice of alternative. You can turn off substitutions for your whole order or specific items.
  • The number of plastic bags you are left with – I am not convinced that they are recycled if you leave them behind.

Overall verdict

 I am definitely a convert. This is amazingly convenient for us and saves me about an hour a week with grocery shopping. The collection takes no more than 10 minutes, including going to Asda on my way home from work. Other grocery stores offer this service too – Tesco being one of them.

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One Comment on “Click & Collect Grocery Review”

  1. I’ve just cancelled my delivery pass with Asda, great to shop in store with but a nightmare for home delivery. Lots of substitutions and have I received so many products out of date – which I’ve frustratingly then had to call customer services for a refund. I also find the delivery drivers to be not as friendly in comparison to other supermarkets I’ve used for home delivery. Shame as I would generally choose to shop at Asda over other supermarkets in store but my experience has really put me off 🙁 – Not tried the click and collect though!

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