Monday, January 21, 2013


We recently started getting Coles home deliveries. I think it's one of those 'this will change our lives forever' kinda things.

Since we moved, grocery shopping has been a real grind. Either I go on my home from work on my own...and end up not having the motivation to do it properly, ending up with the wrong stuff, and we run out of food really quickly. Or otherwise we had been getting home from work and then driving back into town together at about 6:30pm. It's usually 8:30 or later by the time we get back, it takes us nearly half an hour just to get to the nearest Woolworths. There's a local IGA but prices are not too appealing. Plus if we shop at night we end up wanting takeaway on the way home. Its also rather depressing getting home and realising you only have about half an hour to relax before it will be time to go to bed.

We worked out quite a while ago that Woolworths won't deliver out here, and we just assumed Coles would be the same. We went to a neighbourhood party a few weeks ago and discovered that quite a few of the locals get theirs delivered by Coles.

So last week we got our first home delivery, and again tonight. The delivery fee ranges from 7-9 dollars depending on the day. You can choose a time slot. We choose the 5:30 to 7:30pm time slot to allow us both enough time to get home from work. They bring the food right into your kitchen and put it on the bench.

Our favourite part is that the food is still super cold unlike when we bring it home ourselves. Even the toothpaste was cold! Plus it feels really fun when you unpack it all and remember what you ordered. The ordering process is also much better, you don't get as distracted or splurge on un-necessary items as much. Plus it helps us to plan our meals out a lot more.

Now if only one of us could do our job from home, we'd barely even have to leave.


  1. Wow, what a great idea! Mick and I struggle with the late shopping runs too (when we lived on our own that is, which will hopefully be happening again soon...). Coles delivery will certainly be something we look into now. I know we're keen to look at organic grocery delivery too... this just confirms the convenience!

    1. It's so much easier Ash! Also instead of writing things on your shopping list throughout the week you can just log on and add it to the trolley, it's great.