Our Review & Win with Chemist Direct

According to Sempora 'UK Retail Pharmacy 2014' consumer study & Hitwise May 2015, ChemistDirect.co.uk is the UK's number 1 online retailer of pharmacy medications, specialist skincare products, everyday essential toiletries, vitamins & supplements. They even stock a dedicated range of products to keep your pets happy and healthy!

I was asked if I'd like to review their site by placing an order and feeding back to you guys how it went. So, off I trotted to have a gander. 

Ordering prescriptions on chemistdirect.co.uk
Simply choose the item you require and place it in your basket, like you would a tin of beans during your online grocery shop! I was a little taken aback at first, I thought "how irresponsible!" HOWEVER a pharmacist will review your order and refuse to dispense should you not provide your valid prescription proving it's what you require. Phew! Upon placing un-prescribed Calpol and a packet of paracetamol capsules in my basket, I was also asked a series of questions enquiring as to why I required these items, who they were for and why etc. Far from irresponsible, this really eased my mind.

My online experience, including value for money.
Whilst I didn't have any prescribed medication to order, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could purchase a variety of goods that would normally be way to heavy for the pram and my arms to take if I physically went out to the shops. For example, a box of 12x Simple Baby Wipes, were on offer for a fabulous £12.69 - I snapped those right up! A plethora of bathroom toiletry options meant I could also grab my shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, bubble baths, deodorants, hand washes etc. in one foul swoop too. This was going to be one very large parcel! Not to worry - it's free delivery if you spend over £40.

Placing the order was really easy, just as any online shop. Searching for items is made simple by providing categories of items, for example Fragrance & Beauty, or if you know exactly what you want you can enter it into the search bar. My favourite feature of online shopping as opposed to physically trawling the shops is having the ability to sort via price order, or by most popular, so I was pleased to see this on Chemist Direct too. An additional method of sorting is via the amount of money saved, i.e. how big of an offer an item is! Which brings me on to value for money. As in any store, be it online or high street, there will be some items cheaper elsewhere. That said, there really are some great deals at Chemist Direct, the trick is to have a browse.

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Check out the haul!

The delivery
Everything I ordered was in stock at the time of ordering, however after 3 working days I received an email to say that one item had since become out of stock so would therefore be missing from my delivery. If this happens you're refunded the difference immediately if you paid by paypal or the amount will simply be deducted from the total due to be paid on dispatch if you opted to pay via card.

I must admit that I felt a little anxious in that I didn't know when the parcel would arrive as the confirmation email didn't come with an estimated delivery date. The email also stated that my parcel may arrive in 2 consignments which further added to this niggly feeling I'd had. There was no need to worry though as my whopping great parcel arrived exactly 5 working days after the order was placed and in 1 parcel. A very well packaged parcel at that, might I add. All 'leakable' items such as the shampoo and bubble bath etc were strongly wrapped in bubble wrap, packaged standing and surrounded in brown paper that filled the box right up.



Thanks to ChemistDirect.co.uk we have a giveaway! 

One of you can have a £50 discount voucher to spend on their site simply by filling in the rafflecopter widget below. If you enter all 4 options, then you will unlock further methods of gaining entries which will increase your chances of winning this incredibly generous prize
GOOD LUCK!

Terms & Conditions.
Prize is supplied by ChemistDirect.co.uk 
Prize will be in the form of a £50 discount code, usable on a £51 minimum spend. 
Voucher cannot be used on sale items. 
Any questions with regards to these terms can be directed to joanna.elizabeth.smith@gmail.com and I will happily find the answer for you.
Ends 11:59pm on 30/06/2015


I received a £50 discount voucher FOC in order to try out the service for the purpose of reviewing on this blog.

147 comments:

  1. I'd stock up on sun protection, insect repellent, bite cream and soothing foot cream for my holidays - not forgetting my must-have travel essential, a jar of white Tiger Balm.

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  2. I woul buy some sun protection, bite and sting relief and toiletries for our holiday in Scotland! The midges up there have teeth!

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  3. TSun protection...and a complete dental regime, new brush, floss, interdental brushes - the whole work! I've just had a very expensive trip to the dentist - never again!

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  4. I would buy some insect repellent, sun cream, pain killers & antiseptic cream xxx

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  5. I'd buy the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser :)

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  6. I would use it to get some blades for my hubby and son for the razors

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  7. I would buy some shampoo and conditioner, sun protection, and razors.

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  8. Comment on this post. Tell me what you'd spend the voucher on! . . . . . . . suntan lotion

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  9. Sun creams and hair products for the whole family.

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  10. i would stock up on sun cream and hair products as i go through alot lol

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  11. Jungle formula and a plug in mosquito repellant.

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  12. I would stock up on supplements

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  13. I would buy some suncream for the little ones.

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  14. I would stock up on shampoo and toothpaste.

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  15. I would stock up on sun cream!

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  16. I would buy face moisturizer and shampoo :)

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  17. Suncream for my upcoming holiday!

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  18. I'd love to try the Radox Coconut Kiss Shower Cream plus, I'd also stock up on sun lotion for the summer :)

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  19. I would buy toiletries and sun lotion for our holiday.

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  20. The Piz Buin range of sun creams and after sun lotion

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  21. I've been shopping with Chemist Direct for years (great service, get all my parcels, via Hermes, within 3 days of ordering with free delivery), so I'd buy my usual bargains! Heat packs (for my bad back - a bit of a luxury really, so I can only afford them at online prices), painkillers, shampoo, conditioner, sun cream and shower mousse (they do some great discounts on premium brands like Fenjal etc.)
    - Jodie Cook

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  22. Top of the list: E45 lotion

    ~ Anthony G

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  23. I would buy some vitamins i been meaning to get some for a while now.

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  24. I would stock up on sunscreen. I'm ever the optimist and hope that the sun will come out to play over the summer.

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  25. I would buy some toothpaste,sunscreen and soap

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  26. Elizabeth Hinds6 June 2015 at 14:44

    I would stock up on household essentials to make the weekly shop a bit lighter :)

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  27. i would stock up on vitamins thankyou

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  28. I would buy some sun tan lotion

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  29. I would love some make-up and some hair-care products

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  30. On lots of baby bits, wipes etc

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  31. I would buy some luxury skincare.

    @rachiegr

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  32. Would stock up on shampoo and conditioners and bodysprays. Might even treat us to ones I usually say no to due to cost :) x

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  33. I'd stock up on all my holiday essentials, medications, sun cream, bite and sting remedies, plasters and baby bits

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  34. not sure but probably herbel items

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  35. I would get summer ready with sunscreen, plasters, wetwipes etc.

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  37. Loads of haircare products

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  38. sun cream for my kids hols, and hair care items for myself

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  39. I would buy some shampoo and conditioners, deodorants, shower gels and some razors

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  40. Bath stuff for me, vitamins for the kids, smellies for the other half

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  41. Michelle Dennett6 June 2015 at 20:52

    I'd stock up on all the baby essentials!

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  42. shower gel, shampoo and suncream.

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  43. Some high spf protection and some bio oil :-)

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  44. Bassetts Soft & Chewy vitamins for my son his health is my main priority

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  45. Sunblock, some nice shower gel for my hubby and some deodorant!

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  46. Suncream for our holidays!

    Ashleigh

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  47. I would buy some perfume for my WIfe

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  48. I would stock up on baby wipes and suncream

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  49. I'd stock up on suncream ready for summer and hair products like shampoo and conditioner as we go through loads of them.

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  50. I'd spend it on soap, shampoo, conditioner and first aid products.

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  51. I'd stock up on some Hayfever supplies and sun creams ready for the warmer weather

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  52. I would stock up on everyday stuff like shampoo and deodorant

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  53. I'd fill the bathroom/medicine cupboard with as much as I could. It would be really helpful! I'd love some more factor 50 sun lotion, but lots of things would be handy!

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  54. suncream and products for the summer holidays!

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  55. Some new toiletries and probiotics. I used Chemist Direct last week and they were by far the cheapest, and the stuff arrived the next day. Great service!

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  56. I would buy some dermalogica products! my active moist is running out!

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  57. I would buy some sun cream ready for my holiday

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  58. Bits and bobs for my hols, like suncream, shampoo, shower gel etc

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  59. I would buy some Riemann P20 sunscreen

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  60. I'd spend it on sun cream, wipes and toiletries :o) Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES

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  61. i would stock up on some toiletries and bubble bath

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  62. We'd get some good suncream for our summer holiday xx

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  63. Sun protection, vitamins and stock up on baby medicines! :)

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  64. hair products

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  65. Sun Cream and After Sun for the summer x

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  66. Pregnacare Plus Tablets with Omega 3

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  67. I would probably let my teen spend it on herself, it would save us some money for a bit :) x

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  68. Some hair or skin products and then hide them from my 20 year old daughter! lol

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  69. I'd stock up on my daily essentials including vitamins, children's paracetemol, travel sickness tablets

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  70. Multi vits, suncream, hayfever tablets and a thermometer for me

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  71. I would bulk buy toiletries.

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  72. Suncream and aloe vera aftersun gel

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  73. Great pack http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/riemann-p20-once-a-day-sun-filter-spf20-3-pack/prd-rlt

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  74. Beth bumbler_bee21 June 2015 at 17:19

    Probably sun cream and also some new bubble baths, use far too much of that!

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  75. Sun cream I think

    Kay Panayi

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  76. Suntan lotions and toiletries for our holiday :)

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  77. I usually buy hayfever tablets from them, so I'd get some more of them.

    @jaizduck

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  78. Id buy a range of vitamins to support a healthy lifestyle!

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  79. Travel minis for my upcoming holiday

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  80. Things for my holiday, especially sun cream and insect repellent

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  81. baby bath products

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  82. All the summer holiday essentials! Suncream, insect repellent, pain killers, floss!

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  83. Holiday essentials. Sun cream.

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  84. I'd get some sun screen and som of the Cetaphil Restoraderm range as it is great for excema flare-ups

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  85. Some new hair care and skin products. I have a lots of split ends and my face is kinda oily, so it would be nice if I could find some new stuff that can help me.

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  86. blades are so expensive - this would help.

    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/gillette-mach3-blades-6-pack-24-cartridges/prd-117j

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  87. Vitamins & Supplements

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  88. Deodorants hair wax and tooth paste

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  89. I'd buy sun cream, tooth paste and other toiletries for our holiday!

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  90. Some vitamin c to help me up my energy for the summer holidays.

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  91. Hair products and vitamins :)

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  92. I'd buy lots of lovely shampoo, conditioner & hair products to get my locks in shape!

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  93. lots of shower gel so i smell fresh

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  94. I would buy some Glucosamine Tablets for my poor knees

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  95. They've got a fabulous pet care section so I'd buy pet products as well as hair care products for me.

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  96. Enough hay fever tablets & sun cream to get me through Summer

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  97. Sun protection, toothpaste, razor blades.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  98. Shaving items and razors for my teenage son!

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  99. I would stock up on household essentials...I would also maybe get a smelly treat for my bf. ..Thank u and good luck all

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  100. I would buy Piriton, Diprobase, sun cream and wet wipes and multivitamins!

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  101. some sun cream and hair products.

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  102. I would get some E45 cream, sun cream, hair shampoo and conditioner, antihistamines

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  103. i would use it for sun cream as its so expensive and i could stock up!

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  104. Riemann P20 OAD Sun Filter SPF30 - best sun protection ever!

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  105. I'd stock up on Bio Oil 200ml Twin Pack

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  106. christine nicholson30 June 2015 at 21:48

    Holiday toiletries xx

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  107. It is so convenient to buy your pharmacy goods online. I recently ordered from them and no problems at all

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  108. It sounds so much more convenient to be able to buy your pharmacy goods online x

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