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So, has anyone received an email from a supermarket about being being a vulnerable person?

wild_onewild_one Member Posts: 91 Connected
edited April 2020 in Finances and extra costs
Just wondered if anyone that has received 'the letter' about their extreme vulnerability subsequently received a letter from a supermarket offer priority delivery slots? I noticed on the Asda website they mention sending out emails supplied from the Gov to people identified on the list. I've not had any emails as yet, do they need to be 'nudged' into sending them or will they arrive in their own good time at some point?
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,444 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm hoping they will send them soon, there must be millions to be due to send out. Fingers crossed it's not too long though.
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  • neuromum4neuromum4 Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    Good afternoon, I got one from Asda and another with a 6 month priority pass from them too.

    I also managed to get a delivery slot from Sainsburys.

    But in future I will use Asda as Sainsbury's charged me £6 for delivery!!!!!
  • wild_onewild_one Member Posts: 91 Connected

    neuromum4 said:
    Good afternoon, I got one from Asda and another with a 6 month priority pass from them too.

    I also managed to get a delivery slot from Sainsburys.

    But in future I will use Asda as Sainsbury's charged me £6 for delivery!!!!!
    If you don't mind me asking, how long from receipt of the letter did you have to wait for the email?
  • neuromum4neuromum4 Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    I was surprised as I have not got a letter yet. 
    I got an email, which I was told was standard by others who are also disabled.

    I did write to MP and sent my own emails.

    I had been trying to get shopping for 4 weeks.

  • wild_onewild_one Member Posts: 91 Connected
    neuromum4 said:
    I was surprised as I have not got a letter yet. 
    I got an email, which I was told was standard by others who are also disabled.

    I did write to MP and sent my own emails.

    I had been trying to get shopping for 4 weeks.

    I think they are being issued in 'chunks'. My next door neighbour had his weeks back?
  • bigjock123bigjock123 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I received an email from Sainsburys telling me i was classed as a vulnerable customer & would be a priority for delivery slots, i even got a delivery the very next day.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @neuromum4 Pleased to meet you.

    Costs vary as any delivery service but what you need to do is look on any web site and look for Saver plans.

    I use TESCO delivery saver per month shop many times as you like £6.99.

    Other plans TESCO do mid week saver Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday £3.49

    Many times as you want to shop.

    Other supermarkets do a range of saver plans. When you first enquiry signing up please may I suggest terms and conditions, delivery costs any schemes saver plans.

    OCADO do £10.99 per month smart pass . Sainsbury do NECTAR card and so on Club Card TESCO 

    AMAZON PRIME account costs £7.99 a month again shop many times you like.

    Another tip is apply newsletters sign up for information lets you know deals savers offers.

    Anything else priority slots Holidays .

    I have since doing on line shopping is to read the small print the contract the service what you are expected to receive and do.

    I know some supermarkets obviously will charge but you reduce this by joining schemes, as suggested.

    Does help please if you have any questions please ask me happy to help.

    Please take care and safe.

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  • neuromum4neuromum4 Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    Hi thespiceman,
    Pleased to meet you too.

    I think my message may not have been clear.
     I am not new to home shopping and used sainsburys for years and I have amazon prime etc.

    I am housebound now and sometimes even can't get out of bed.

    I know about all the passes etc.
    Thank you for the information.

    The point I was trying to make is that the very vulnerable shopping for those on the government list have been given a free 6 month pass from Asda.
    Sainsbury's did not.

    I remember when I used to buy from sainsburys and anything over £100 would have free delivery.

    My shop was well over £300, we are a family of 5 and I do 1 big shop a month then 2 smaller ones. I just think because I have the free pass from Asda that will work better for me.

    Take care
    Neuromum4
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @neuromum4   Thank you for sharing with me sorry to hear housebound.

    Please how can I help always have a wealth of information, advice organisations.

    Charities and welfare.

    Please you are a valued member of our community.

    We are supportive offer compassion empathy.

    Wish to add can help with recipes budget eats cheap eats lots on the forum, I do this a lot.

    To help members and make food groceries go further especially in these times of struggle.

    Please ask me anytime.

    Please take care and safe.

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  • neuromum4neuromum4 Member Posts: 67 Courageous
  • wild_onewild_one Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Still waiting?
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