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I don't know about anybody else but we've managed an entire week without topping up our weekly shop and it's going to end up being 10 days by the time we buy any more food in. That is not from bulk buying at all but eating less and having more appreciation for the food we have.

Dennab
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
nina090976
nina0909762 months ago

Yes,same,I do plan meals ahead and stick to it,no chance of wasting food.

I like to keep to a budget,I do a main shop&add bits throughout the month,that's why I was shocked when people just started emptying supermarkets,it's a daily ritual where I live ,queuing up at the supermarket 😞

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

I'm exactly the same time scale - although I might NOT shop on Monday (not supposed to leave house), the only thing I am likely to need is milk, I have always tried to have enough food in "to survive" for three weeks,

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Dennab
Dennab
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2 months ago

What's your situation if you don't mind me asking ie. why can't you leave the house and is somebody shopping for you instead?

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

Perhaps it’s time bring back the milkman and milk float

It would cut visits to the stores

A job for the army perhaps - start with milk and expand if it becomes necessary

No need for new floats, just take the doors off some minis.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Johnny I suppose knowing that house arrest was imminent I should have bought a cow, I've heard nothing yet of how a person who doesn't have people local (my neighbours are elderly too) supposed to survive for 12 weeks. I suppose it could become the next weight loss fad, but I don't need to lose weight.☺

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Been a week for us now too, Our fridge has stopped working this week, not ideal! However we still have a fair amount in freezer & cupboards that can easily see us another week, will likely have to pop out over weekend to get some milk, bread etc. OH will just pop to corner shop for them tho.

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Dennab
Dennab
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2 months ago

We've not even been to the cornershop. I'm quite enjoying the challenge of it. Bad timing with the fridge there!

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

My fridge stopped working a few weeks ago too, sometimes if you just leave them for a while after they've totally thawed out then plugged in again, they start working again after a few hours (mine did) it's always advisable to check the fuse too, many good electrical items are given up for dead just because of a blown fuse. (the fuse in the plug usually). I'll try to help if you need any more info. I was once wondering why mine wouldn't restart after I'd totally defrosted it, then realised the switch on the socket was in the off position ☺

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

davidstockport We tried unplugging it David, it worked again for a couple hours after plugging back in before stopping again. It is a fridge/freezer combi but the freezer part is still working perfectly 😏. My in laws have another combi in storage that we can have so its not too much of an issue, just got to figure out how to get it here. Annoyingly the bearings on our washer are also going, so we are having all the luck right now 😂.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames2 months ago

We havent been out for a week still got plenty here but having a delivery tomorrow to top up fresh bits.

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

I can’t get a slot to get food and I’m disabled and can’t go out.

I am struggling so much and food is almost gone 😭

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Dennab
Dennab
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2 months ago

Do you have somebody you can call to help?

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nina090976
nina0909762 months ago

We are doing our best to offer online delivery slots to elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers and these customers have priority over all slots, and have proactively contacted 270,000 customers who we identified as elderly or vulnerable based on the information we had

We’ll be using a government database that tells us which people in England the government considers to be most vulnerable, to offer those registered with us a delivery slot. If you live in England and you’re extremely vulnerable, you can get access to priority home delivery by visiting GOV.UK and searching "Coronavirus extremely vulnerable".

If you are over 70 years of age, or you are extremely vulnerable and live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you can get access to priority home delivery slots by calling us at 0800 953 4988.

This is For Sainsbury's,hope it helps x

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

nope. No family and don’t know anyone round here

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Dennab
Dennab
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2 months ago

ukheather Post a separate topic about this. There must be other people on here who are aware of what local authorities are doing to help people in your position. Let's find you the help you need.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

ukheather I feel sorry for you take care I am sure someone will help you 🙏🏻

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

I’ve checked in my area and there is nothing round here to help so go point. Looked into it a lot

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

Sanitation1234 I doubt but thanks

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

ukheather I don’t know where you from but if you from Birmingham I can tell my husband he will help you if you want 🙏🏻

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

Sanitation1234 nowhere near but I appreciate it. I love so rurally no one will be round here hehe

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

ukheather take care 🙏🏻

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Susana
Susana2 months ago

nina090976 fantastic job, helping those in need the most.

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

nina090976 it’s actually wrong. You can’t sign up as vulnerable or disabled only those extremely vulnerable. Lots of us having issues with Sainsbury’s lying About this on twitter telling people to sign up who cant.

those that can: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

check twitter and thousands messaging complaining. They were allowing signups over the phone but you couldn’t get through, now they are just using the list as Waitrose will too (not that they deliver here) so disabled and vulnerable are left out. Disability rights have written to the government about it as it is crazy.

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

Susana sadly it’s not. disabled and vulnerable cant and it’s causing issues for lots of us.

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nina090976
nina0909762 months ago

So shocked at this,I honestly thought the vulnerable included disabled and elderly,this needs to change 😞

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

nina090976 yep it’s outrageous

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nina090976
nina0909762 months ago

Most supermarkets offer deliveries for vulnerable people,I think you have to register,on the gov site,Sainsbury's is one of the supermarkets x

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

nina090976 You can't register if you're in Wales for some reason 🤔

The Welsh government is an absolute disgrace and is struggling to cope tbh. They just don't know what they're doing.

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nina090976
nina0909762 months ago

TheChimp it's such a nightmare,isn't it.I hope the government will get it sorted 😞

It's not fair on the vulnerable people x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

We haven't been shopping for 10 days. We often get snowed in during the winter so we always have enough food in our house to last 2/3 weeks. I will only be going to our local corner shop when we run out of something and we need it for lunch/dinner.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

Once a week sometimes once a fortnite

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G0501
G05012 months ago

Same as you. Didn't bulk buy. I've been meal planning well and we lasted 2 weeks. My husband tried Tesco last night and was pleasantly suprised : theshelves were quite well stocked. They let 10 people in a the time. We should last over 10 days with what he bought (2 bags) and what's in the freezer. I'm happy with the fresh fruit, i had run out.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

I try to shop once a week, but since there is limit on things middle of pandemic, need to shop sometimes 2x a week.

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dorothyandrew49
dorothyandrew492 months ago

Dose being over 70 helps with your shopping myself and my partner have been trying to get home shopping from all the top shops and still no joy when they ask are you over 70 it doesn't matter if you are or not if they have a space then you just have to wait lucky for us we have a small co/op cross the toad from us so 9/10 we csn get bread milk and tea

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

We will probably need to go to the shops today to get our weekly shop if possible, but I highly doubt we will be able to get the things we normally do on our weekly shop, especially pasta, rice and toilet roll. We normally get our meat from the butchers also which I presume will be closed.

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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

We went to Tesco yesterday , not the easiest of shops, queuing outside for half an hour and then once in the store loads of products out of stock, more than a few weeks ago when everyone was panic buying.

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

Went shopping last week and we've still got plenty, should last two weeks I think. We're being sensible and sometimes just because we haven't got what we want doesn't mean we haven't got what we need.

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Dennab
Dennab
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2 months ago

lornaae Exactly

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir2 months ago

My aim is to do a shop every week. I had a habit of shopping 4/5 times a week to top up things that run out. I’ve now realised I can actually do this once a week and spend less time shopping and more time at home. Although we do get through a lot of milk. We have a corner shop in our street. If necessary we’ll top up our milk there. I think this situation has made us stop and think about our unnecessary habits!!

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Dennab
Dennab
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2 months ago

LenoirLenoir We have to get something positive out of this and it sounds like you and I already have!

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Susana
Susana2 months ago

I have been going every 2 days or so. I like the walk plus I like my veg fresh

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