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Which Supermarket has the Cheapest Delivery Service?

The advancement in the internet has made online shopping easy. Today, you can order a wide range of products from the comfort of your home or on the go and have them delivered to your doorstep.

You can purchase fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and household items. Almost every major supermarket in the UK now offers a delivery service for a fee. The question is, which is the best supermarket delivery service for online shopping?

We researched and found the following supermarket delivery services.

Morrisons

Minimum Spend

The minimum order is £40.

Morrisons Delivery Pass

Shoppers have the choice of a 7-day pass or a Midweek (Tuesday – Thursday) pass.

7-day delivery pass

  • Monthly – £8
  • Six month – £40
  • Annual – £65

Midweek delivery pass

  • Monthly from £5
  • Six months from £20
  • Annual from £35

You can save more money by committing to an annual plan.

Delivery Slot Options

Morrisons offers a choice of 1-hour delivery slots from 8 AM to 9 AM. The last slot is between 10 PM to 11 PM. All slots are available on the website.

Delivery Slot Availability

Delivery pass holders and anyone listed on the government vulnerable list can view up to 21 days of slots available. For non-delivery pass holders, they can view up to 7 days of available slots. If you haven’t checked out, delivery slots usually expire after 60 minutes.

Booking A Delivery Slot

There are two ways to book a delivery. Sign in to your Morrisons account, click “Book A Delivery” on the top right-hand corner of your page. Confirm your delivery address and select an available delivery slot. Alternatively, the site will ask you to book a slot as you check out.

Rewards and Points

You can earn points with Morrisons More rewards program. Earn 5 More points for every £1 you spend online and in-store. You can also earn 5 points per litre when you buy fuel at Morrisons. For every 5,000 points you collect, Morrisons will give you a £5 voucher.

Price

Morrisons offers a wide range of products priced competitively.

Verdict

Morrisons has plenty of offers and discounts. Plus, their delivery pass has decent options. If you commit to the longer plans, you’ll save more money.

Sainsbury’s

Minimum Spend

The minimum order value is £40. You can still place orders for less than £40, but Sainsbury’s will charge you the standard delivery charge of £7.

Sainsbury’s Delivery Pass

There are two plans you can choose from:

Midweek Delivery pass – entitles you to one free delivery per day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The pass costs:

  • £10 for 3 months
  • £18 for 6 months
  • £30 for 12 months.

Anytime Delivery pass – entitles you to one free delivery per day, 7 days a week. The pass costs

  • £20 for 3 months
  • £35 for 6 months
  • £60 for 12 months.

You can only use your Sainsbury’s delivery pass for online groceries and not any non-food orders.

Delivery Slot Options

Sainsbury’s delivers 7 days a week with standard 1-hour slots or flexible Saver slots. A saver slot is much cheaper than Sainsbury’s standard delivery slots. It offers a longer time window of 4 hours or more.

Slots are available from 7 AM to 8 AM. Like Morrisons, the last slot is between 10 PM and 11 PM.

Delivery Slot Availability

Sainsbury’s offers delivery slots for pre-registered customers. Customers have the choice of amending their delivery slots by 11 PM.

Booking A Delivery Slot

To book your delivery slot, sign in to your Sainsbury’s account. On the top right corner of your page, just above the trolley, is the section devoted to delivery booking. Click on “Book Delivery,” and the site will redirect you to the book delivery screen. Select a time that suits you, and that’s it.

While you can order as often as you like, you can only receive one delivery pass delivery a day. Remember, Sainsbury’s delivery service is not available between 24th to 26th December and on 1st January.

Rewards and Points

You can collect Nectar points every time you shop online or in-store at Sainsbury’s. To start collecting Nectar points, sign up for the Nectar card.

Price

While Sainsbury’s is not the cheapest supermarket in the UK, many items are reasonably priced.

Verdict

I liked Sainsbury’s because immediately you order your pass, they will give you a voucher code that you can use to place an order. Also, if you spend more than £40, delivery is free.

Ocado

Minimum Spend

The minimum order value is £40 for Smart Pass holders.

Ocado’s Smart Pass

There are two main plans available:

  • Anytime Smart Pass
  • Midweek Smart Pass
  • Anytime Smart Pass

Per month, the Anytime Smart Pass goes for £8.99 and £49.99 every six months. Annually, the cost of the Anytime Smart Pass is £89.99. These plans have no delivery charges.

Midweek Smart Pass

If you sign up for the Midweek Smart Pass, you will have your orders delivered at no charge from Tuesday to Thursday. Per month, the smart pass is £3.99 and £22.49 every six months. Annually, the Midweek Smart Pass goes for £39.99.

Any of the plans above will give you access to priority booking and exclusive discounts during the busy Christmas period.

Delivery Slot Options

Delivery slots start from 5:30 AM to 6.30 AM. The last slots are available between 11 PM to 11:59 PM.

Delivery Slot Availability

Ocado’s delivery slots start on the hour and half-hour every day of the week, even on Sundays and bank holidays.

Booking a Delivery Slot

To book your delivery, head to the Ocado website. Click “Book A Delivery” at the top right corner of the home page. If you have an Ocado account, sign in. Otherwise, you need to register. Complete your details, and you can book your delivery slot before checkout.

Rewards and Points

Ocado has a rewards system called Vitality. The program offers rewards and discounts for purchasing healthy foods. For example, you can get up to 25% off healthy food plus free delivery.

Price

Ocado is committed to bringing the best prices. If your shopping is not cheaper at Ocado, they will send you a money off voucher for more than the difference.

Verdict

Ocado offers a wide range of luxury and high-end products. They also provide quality products from Waitrose. These products are not available through other delivery services.

ASDA

Minimum Spend

A minimum order amount of £40 applies.

ASDA’s Delivery Pass

ASDA offers two delivery passes. The one-month delivery pass costs £8 while the three-month delivery pass costs £24. You can start using your delivery pass on George clothing and ASDA Direct within 24 hours.

Delivery Slot Options

ASDA allows you to choose slots from 7 AM to 10 PM. Deliveries are available every day of the week, including weekends.

Delivery Slot Availability

Both delivery passes have a £10 spend for George Clothing and ASDA Direct and a £40 minimum spend for groceries. ASDA offers 2-hour delivery slots.

Booking A Delivery Slot

To book a delivery slot, visit the ASDA website, sign in and click “Book A Slot Now.” Enter your postcode and house no, then click “Find.” Choose a slot that suits your schedule.

Rewards and Points

ASDA has the George Rewards scheme where shoppers earn one point for every £1 spent on the range and double points on orders of £50 or more. They can exchange the points for discounts but cannot collect points for groceries.

Price

ASDA is already competitively priced.

Verdict

Their product range is good, but ASDA does not allow shoppers to earn points after purchasing groceries.

Iceland

Minimum Spend

Iceland can deliver for free at your door when you spend £35 or more. They deliver from Monday to Sunday and allow shoppers to opt for next day delivery at no extra cost.

Iceland Delivery Pass

Iceland does not sell delivery passes. But they do offer a bonus card. This card gives you access to exclusive offers.

Delivery Slot Options

Delivery slots start from 6 AM to 8 AM. The latest slot is 5pm to 7pm.

Delivery Slot Availability

Iceland offers 2-hour windows. This can be tricky, especially if you’ve a busy schedule. The good news is delivery is free for orders above £35.

Booking a Delivery Slot

To book your delivery slot, visit the Iceland website and sign in. Add items to your basket, and before checkout, click the “Reserve Your Delivery” button. It’s located on the top of the right-hand corner of your page. Enter your postcode, then click “Check Postcode.” If delivery slots are available in your area, the site will display the available options. You can also add delivery notes, but this is optional.

Rewards and Points

Iceland rewards you with epoints for shopping online. To check your points balance, look at the bottom of your till receipt. You can also log online by going to “My Account” and clicking “Bonus Card.”

Price

Iceland offers low prices even for big brands and essentials for your home.

Verdict

The free delivery option is a significant benefit to shoppers. They get to save on delivery passes and have their orders delivered for free at no extra cost.

Tesco

Minimum Spend

Tesco offers free delivery and collection if you meet the £40 minimum spend for delivery.

Tesco Delivery Saver

Instead of charging shoppers a delivery charge on every order, Tesco allows you to pay £47.94 one-off payment or £7.99 a month. Every time you spend £40 or more online, you can choose a delivery slot that suits you. For orders under £40, Tesco charges you £4.

Delivery Slot Options

Tesco delivery slots are between 8 AM to 9 AM. The last slots are 10 PM to 11 PM. Due to the high demand for delivery slots, only Tesco’s 6 Month Any day plans are available for new sign-ups.

Delivery Slot Availability

Delivery slots are 1 hour. They also offer Flexi slots, which have a 4-hour window. You’ve the option of booking delivery slots up to 4 weeks in advance. This allows you to stay organized. If you spend more than you would on deliveries, Tesco will email you an eCoupon with the difference.

Booking A Delivery Slot

Sign in to your Tesco account and book a slot before you start shopping. Select home delivery, and Tesco will deliver straight to your doorstep. Your delivery slot is usually reserved for 2 hours.

Rewards and Points

For every delivery saver payment and collection points on your groceries, you’ll earn Clubcard points.

Price

Tesco is now becoming more expensive to shop with than Waitrose or Ocado.

Verdict

At the moment, Tesco is providing 6 Months Any Day delivery plans for new sign-ups. I like the fact that you can collect Clubcard points even on your groceries.