Tag: shopping

Do you snub supermarket own-brand booze?

by , Senior Home Researcher Consumer Rights 20 August 2015
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Supermarket gin

Do you always reach for the big brands when buying wines and spirits in the supermarket? You might be missing out by ignoring own-label drinks, according to our latest taste test. (more on supermarket booze...)

7 people have joined in this Conversation

Has Bake Off inspired you to update your kitchen?

by , Senior Food Writer Energy & Home 19 August 2015
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Great British Bake Off

It’s the time of year when all water-cooler conversations turn to baking and Bingate – the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens. And the series seems to be inspiring people to buy new kitchen appliances. (more on the Great British Bake Off...)

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Your view: was food shopping better in the past?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 14 August 2015
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Food shopping

Do you still shop once a week, loading your car boot up with lots of shopping bags? Or are you a more a 'little and often' kind of person? Some of you long for days past... (your view on supermarket shopping...)

8 people have joined in this Conversation

No more unexpected item in the bagging area

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 2 August 2015
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supermarkets

Tesco says it’s making its self-service checkouts ‘friendlier and more helpful’ – no more being told there’s an ‘unexpected item in bagging area’. But will the changes make you more likely to use them? (more about supermarket self-service checkouts ...)

19 people have joined in this Conversation

How do you make rechargeable batteries last longer?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 28 July 2015
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Bird's eye view of lots of batteries

Store them in your fridge or freezer. Don’t let them run down to empty. Whatever you do, don’t overcharge them. These are just some of the tips I’ve heard to make my rechargeable batteries last longer. (more about rechargeable batteries ...)

15 people have joined in this Conversation

Why kettle water tastes funny: mystery (nearly) solved

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 26 July 2015
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Steaming red kettle

Earlier this year we asked you to help solve the mystery of smelly, foul-tasting kettle water – a problem that for many of you has been spoiling your daily cuppa. And now we’ve discovered a common cause. (more about kettle water mystery ...)

20 people have joined in this Conversation

Should the country where you live affect the price you pay?

by , Senior EU Public Affairs Officer Transport & Travel 22 July 2015
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Car hire sign

Should it cost you more to hire a car online depending on the country you live in? Or how about booking tickets to a visitor attraction such as Disneyland – should your home nation be a factor in the price you pay? (more about online pricing in the EU ...)

3 people have joined in this Conversation

Have we fallen out of love with the big weekly shop?

by , Conversation Editor Money 21 July 2015
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Fruit on shop shelf with no prices

The big weekly shop. For many of us Saturday mornings used to mean a family trip to an out-of-town superstore where we squabbled over what to eat that week – before carting home an improbable amount of food. (more about the big weekly shop ...)

17 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: supermarket self-service checkouts

by , Conversation Moderator Consumer Rights 7 June 2015
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Woman using calculator in supermarket

Supermarket self-service checkouts - love ‘em or hate ‘em it’s clear many of you have strong views. More than 100 of you have so far commented on our Convo on the subject and more than 1,100 have voted in our poll. (more about self-service checkouts ...)

14 people have joined in this Conversation

Did stock problems with Frozen toys affect Disney’s ratings?

by , Which? Magazine Editor Money 23 May 2015
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Frozen poster, Disney

Each year we ask customers to help us find the UK’s best and worst shops. One of the more surprising results this time was Disney Store falling from 2nd to 43rd in one year. Could the 'Frozen effect' be to blame? (more about best and worst shops ...)

2 people have joined in this Conversation

Why I hate supermarket self-service checkouts

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 18 May 2015
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Waiting at a self-service checkout

Self-service checkouts - they seem to be on an unstoppable rise in supermarkets, banks and other stores. I hate them - am I just a Luddite trying to hold back the tide of progress? (more about self-service checkouts ...)

114 people have joined in this Conversation

Why I hate supermarket sliced and packaged bread

by , Deputy Home and Garden Editor Energy & Home 12 May 2015
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Why I hate supermarkets

There is a huge array of plastic-wrapped sliced pap in supermarkets that tries to pretend it’s bread. But I know better. My breadmaker produces a loaf that has a gorgeous crust and a tasty, soft innard that smells divine. (more about making your own bread ...)

16 people have joined in this Conversation

Have you had a problem with smelly kettle water?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 3 May 2015
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A cup of tea with some biscuits

Can you help solve a mystery that's threatening to ruin the breakfast time cuppa of tea drinkers up and down the country? Smelly kettle water. It's a problem many of you seem to suffer, judging by comments we've had. (more about kettle mystery ...)

86 people have joined in this Conversation

Is the person cutting your hair qualified?

by , Hair Council CEO Consumer Rights 12 April 2015
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Hair cut

Every day thousands of us have our hair cut by a hairdresser or barber. But have you ever asked whether they have the professional qualifications to do so? Sally from the Hair Council argues there needs to be regulation. (more on hairdressers...)

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