Last weekend, FuelMyBlog gave me the opportunity to test out Just-Eat.co.uk gratis. In a nutshell, it's a website that lets you order takeaways over the internet. Handy if you're stuck subbing a supplement until late in the evening.
Tap in your postcode and Just-Eat lists a selection of takeaways that will deliver to you. Refine your search by selecting a 'Type of Food' (we went for Chinese), pick a restaurant, read customer reviews, browse the menu and then place your order. That's pretty much it, apart from this good things/bad things list:
Good things about Just-Eat.co.uk
- You can order a takeaway without having to speak to anyone. Handy if you are antisocial, have a sore throat, or always argue with your partner about whose turn it is to phone.
- You can pay for your takeaway with your debit or credit card when you order it. But if you want to pay with cash when the food turns up, that's fine too.
- As you select your dishes from the menu, the website provides you with a running total so you know how much you're spending. No more maths!
- Just-Eat has a loyalty scheme: eat food, earn points. Mind you, who needs another reason to scoff more prawn crackers?
- The menu you're looking at is up to date. That's better than spending 20 minutes picking a dish only to phone up the takeaway and be told it's not on available any more.
Bad things about Just-Eat.co.uk
- Not every local takeaway is signed up. I'm guessing the service might not be so great in rural areas - but I live in London so can't say for sure.
- After you place your order, there's a nerve-racking wait as Just-Eat contacts the takeaway. We had no problems, but it was a pretty scary 60 seconds or so.
- It's trickier to browse an online menu than it is to browse a printed one. Those slow web reading speeds get me every time!
- Not much use if you live in the States...