If you buy most of your groceries online, which many of us have turned to due to the pandemic. Then you will notice the delivery costs are pumping up your grocery bill.
However, most supermarkets have food delivery “saving” options.
At Asda you can get an Anytime Delivery Pass, which is available for 12 months. You have to pay £6 a month for 12 months (recently hiked from £5 per month) or a £72 one-off payment (up from £55). Alternatively, there is also a midweek 12-month pass for deliveries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will set you back £35 (this was recently hiked from £24). Minimum order £40
At Sainsbury’s you’ve got a choice between two delivery passes, but you’ll need to spend at least £40 per shop. The midweek delivery pass covers deliveries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and is available for three months (£10), six months (£18) and 12 months (£30). The anytime delivery pass covers deliveries any day of the week, and costs £20 for three months, £35 for six months or £60 for 12 months. Sainsbury’s will send you a voucher to cover any difference if you haven’t saved money with a Delivery Pass.
At Tesco, you can book anytime for delivery for £47.94 for six months or £7.99 per month and you will get one delivery a day with a minimum order of £40.
Iceland has recently put up its delivery fee from £2 to £3 and you now have to spend £40 (instead of £35) for free delivery. They do not sell delivery passes but most customers will spend £40 to get their free delivery anyway. They do offer a Bonus Card, which will give you access to exclusive offers. Once you’ve registered your card, you can load money onto it and Iceland will top up every £20 with £1, effectively a boost of up to 5%. Iceland will also provide free delivery on spends of over £25 to Bonus Cardholders – but only when you pay in-store.
A Morrisons Delivery Pass will entitle you to free delivery anytime for specified periods. The anytime pass, which covers deliveries any day of the week, is available for a month (£8), for six months (£40) or annually (£65). There’s also a mid-week pass, which you can use for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday deliveries. Monthly (£5), six-month (£20) and annual (£35) passes are available. If your Delivery Pass ends up costing more than standard delivery charges, Morrisons will give you a refund. You can also get a Morrisons More Card to get personalised money-off offers.
The Ocado Smart Pass entitles you to no extra delivery charges, but it lets you save at least 10% on selected items and offers access to exclusive sales among other benefits. Delivery charges apply as normal during Christmas week, but Smart Pass holders get priority. It costs £8.99 per month for a Smart Pass, £49.99 for six months or £89.99 for an annual one, which you can use any day. Alternatively, a midweek pass for Tuesday to Thursday deliveries costs £3.99 for a month, £22.49 for every six months or £39.99 annually. Get your Smart Pass here or jump straight in and sort your next Ocado shop.