Shopping at Waitrose was on the agenda today and is a rare event for us. Armed with a gift card, we went to have fun playing supermarket sweep.
I always associate shopping at Waitrose with posh people who have more money than sense to be honest. I guess we all have our prejudices about different supermarkets. My tip is to try them all out from time to time to see what you might be missing.
Today it was great to see half price offers on stuff that the children will actually eat like chicken nuggets and pizza. I was throwing these in my basket whilst my husband got distracted by fresh meat of the fancy variety.
I spotted the essentials range which is clearly the budget/economy/value part of Waitrose. Fortunately, this range included basics like cereals, tinned fruit and so on.
My husband says I always treat supermarkets like museums. If that is the case, Waitrose is a museum worth going to with some really interesting choices from favourites like guinea fowl to exotic sounding meals including ready ones for convenience.
So I was impressed and we came away with a loaded supermarket trolley and even had money left on our gift card. Result!
I loved seeing items that would make great gifts and that you could get a coffee to fuel your shopping effort. My husband was less than impressed that the loo was outside the store and I hate how in Waitrose people seem to hang around as it they want everyone to know they can afford to shop there or treat it like a social outing. However, I was impressed overall and amazed how much we got for our money (well someone else’s money really!) but you get the idea.