We buy the Groceries online. I am saving over $100 per week shopping this way because I am not prone to impulse buying and I am not tempted by chocolate and chips and so on during the hours of the day when I am at my weakest point of will power (ie after work, before dinner).
By doing the shopping online I can budget really well because as I add items to my virtual trolley, I can see the price go up. And does it ever go up – and quickly! It makes me think more about what I am buying, so we are buying very sensible things.
By shopping online we are buying healthier foods. I have never bought chips or chocolate online. I did buy a carrot cake last week, however, because I have been unwell and I have not baked a treat for a week. The said carrot cake is still in the fridge, untouched, and might possibly have been a waste of $4.
By shopping online I make really careful choices. I do not get exhausted by trudging through horrible supermarkets at the end of a long day at work. I save petrol money (the delivery fee is a pittance at $5-$13). I only buy what we need. Sometimes I forget things, like dog food and tissues. Oops. It is also really handy to have the big bags of flour and the big boxes of nappies, and other heavy things, delivered right to my door.
And every week I buy a bunch of flowers. I usually buy lilies. They are my second favourite flower, after irises, and they last for 2 weeks!