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Review: Superstore ‘Click and Collect’

This month’s favourite is the Real Canadian Superstore Click and Collect. As a busy mom with three kids and the youngest being 2months old, grocery shopping is something I don’t look forward to. It is definitely not the way I would like to unwind after a busy day of combining career and motherhood activities. This was why I couldn’t wait to try out the Real Canadian Superstore click and collect, when a friend told me about it.

There are various online grocery home delivery options, but I personally do prefer shopping from supermarkets that I have had an in store experience (this applies only to groceries). With an in store experience, shopping online is easier as you are familiar with the brands and products the store displays. Superstore is a supermarket that I’m familiar with, and shopping online from them didn’t feel different.

Presently, Superstore doesn’t do home delivery. They do have an option where you shop online and go to your choice of their store location at a specific time (selected when you placed your order) to pick up your order. Which they call the ‘Click and Collect’. Based on my experience shopping with them, these are the pros and cons

PROS;

Convenience: Just like every other online shopping, it gives you the option to shop from the convenience of your home. You shop at your own time and pace without having to deal with long queues during check out. You also get the option to choose the time and place you want to pick up your order.

Editing of Order: If for some reasons you change your mind, you can conveniently change your order. You can decide to delete an item or add an item within a reasonable stipulated time (usually the last minute before the pick-up day). The changes can be done without making a separate transaction or having to deal with your money been placed on hold.

Easier shopping: The site gives you an option to create your shopping list. It also makes your next shopping easier because it saves tabs of the items you shop regularly or occasionally. On your next shopping, you don’t have to waste your time searching for items you previously purchased if you want to buy them again.

Budget Friendly: If like me, you usually end up buying items you do not need, then try this out. You tend to stick to your budget, as been tempted or distracted from your shopping list (like it does when shopping in-store) is minimized.

Stress free pick-up: Depending on the time you place your order, there is an option for you to pick up your order on the same day without having to pay more.

During pick up, there are designated parking for click and collect customers. Therefore, there is no need to stress out, searching for parking. Also, you do not have to come out of your car as someone brings it to you and loads it to your vehicle at no extra cost apart from the $3 or $5 (depending on time of pick up) paid when you placed your order.

CONS;

Actually, I cannot find a fault on the Superstore Click and Collect, but in order to make my review balanced and fair, this is my only cons;

The Click and Collect seems not to be mobile phone friendly, when I tried it. Surprisingly, I could not place an order from my phone the first time I tried their site. I contacted them and was told to try a different browser, which I did. Weirdly, on my next shopping I tried the same browser (which didn’t go through on my phone) from my MacBook and it went through. So I can’t really say why it didn’t go through on my phone.

If you have a busy schedule, do not have time for in store shopping, do not like third party grocery home delivery, and live in Canada, then Superstore Click and Collect might be for you.

 

xx,

Stella.

Food, Reviews/Giveaways

Dinner at the Noodle House

After some family shopping at the Seeb City Center last night, we were hungry (moreover it was dinner time) and we decided to have dinner at the City center (Mall). We needed a place that would be a bit more relaxing and quiet (after a busy day activities and night shopping with a toddler, one would need some minutes to relax) …enough of blah! blah! …we finally decided on ‘The Noodle House’ based on our previous experiences with them.

The calmness of the environment was what we needed (at that moment, we weren’t in the mood for the busy food court).

Their Menu list was exciting, with mouth watering Asian delicacies

We (My hubby and I, and of course our lil princess who made sure she had a taste of everything) had Sticky chilli beef ribs, crispy salt and pepper calamari, Chinese prawn crakers (side) for Appetizers

When the Main Course arrived, I didn’t know where to start from (I actually didn’t know my thoughts reflected on my face and my hubby was quick to capture it …winks)

Our Main Course consisted of Thai style chilli prawns with basil (usually served with steamed rice);

Nasi goreng with chicken satay and fried egg;

And Singapore noodles with chicken and prawns (which is usually our attraction to the noodle house);

For beverage menu, My hubby had the fresh iced tea, our lil princess had apple juice while I had a mocktail (can’t remember the name …’shame’). I enjoyed my choice of mocktail (tried this particular option for the first time)  …it had some sprinkle of mint leaves that gave it a kind of flavour I enjoyed.

The meals were great, just that we wanted most of our meals to be very spicy (more chilli), but we didn’t get a taste of the spice (maybe it’s as a result of our Naija tastebuds …lol). The price of the entire meal (including the drinks we had) was 31 Omani Rials (about 13,000 Naira or 81 USD), which is Ok compared to what we had and the standard of living in Oman.

 At the end, we definitely had a good night and I couldn’t wait to run to my bed.