Christmas Delivery Slots for Supermarkets 2021

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Christmas Delivery Slots

When Can I book a delivery slot for Christmas groceries?  Find out when supermarkets are releasing this year's Christmas delivery slots and all the information on how you can get hold of one before they run out. 

 

Supermarket Christmas Delivery Slots

 

Christmas delivery slots for 2021 are starting to come available at Supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Iceland, Ocado, Sainsbury's & Waitrose! Find out when you can order your Christmas food haul, how much the delivery cost will be, and when they will take the payment.  

Christmas Delivery Slots 2021

 

Christmas Delivery Slots

Here's when all major UK supermarkets are releasing the Christmas Delivery Slots in 2021, we will update the list as the dates get leaked...

 

Which Supermarket is the cheapest for home delivery?

All supermarket's delivery costs differ, and you need to take into consideration the cost of the actual groceries as well as the delivery cost. We personally recommend Iceland as it's currently the ONLY supermarket that still offers free deliveries, the offers are plentiful and the prices are fair. 

 

We have compiled a comprehensive list detailing the UK's cheapest supermarket in 2021 here

 

 

Tesco Christmas Slots 

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Delivery Saver Slots - Shoppers will be able to book slots from 6am on November 16th 2021

Cost - Tesco's delivery saver service costs £7.99 per month and gives shoppers free deliveries on orders of £40 or more

General Slots - Shoppers who don't use the delivery subscription service will be able to book a slot from November 23rd 2021

Cost - Between £2 - £7 depending on the slot required

Click & Collect Available - Yes. Prices for Click+Collect are free for delivery saver customers and from £1 - £2 for general slots, there's a minimum spend of £25 required for Click+Collect

When will Tesco take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount minus any authorisation charge (usually £2 at Tesco) will be taken from your bank on the morning of the delivery or collection.  

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Morrisons Christmas Slots 

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Delivery Pass Slots - Now Live for delivery pass customers.

Cost - Morrisons delivery pass service costs from £5 per month (or £35 a year) and gives shoppers free deliveries on orders of £40 or more.

General Slots - Not yet released! These are usually released at the end of November.

Cost - Between £2 - £5 depending on the slot required.

Click & Collect Available - Yes. Click & Collect is free for delivery pass customers and also general slots, there's a minimum spend of £25 required for Click+Collect.

When will Morrisons take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount minus any authorisation charge (usually £1 at Morrisons) will be taken from your bank within two days of the delivery or collection. 

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Iceland Christmas Slots

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General Slots - As normal, delivery slots will be made available up to six days in advance online and they will be plentiful.

Cost - Free for all orders over £45.

Click & Collect Available - No. Iceland is looking to roll out a Clock & Collect service soon.

When will Iceland take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount will be pre-authorised from your account at the time of purchase, which will be then be debited on the day of delivery. 

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Ocado Christmas Slots 

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Smart Pass Slots - Released and sent via email. 

Points to Note...

> Shoppers who use Ocado Reserved the free service that automatically books your preferred delivery slot each week or fortnight, won't automatically qualify for their usual delivery slot if it falls between the 20th and 27th December.

> Bookings between December 20th and 24th have a minimum spend of £90 at Ocado.

> You must sign up for a smart pass between Jan - Sept to qualify for Christmas priority slots. 

Cost - Ocado's delivery pass service costs from £3.99 per month (or £39.99 a year) and gives shoppers free deliveries on orders of £40 or more.

General Slots - Not yet released! These are usually released early December.

Cost - Between Free and £6.99 depending on the slot required.

Click & Collect Available - No

When will Ocado take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount will be pre-authorised from your bank two days before your delivery is due, which will then be debited after delivery - sometimes a few days after. 

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Waitrose Christmas Slots 

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General Slots - Not yet Released! Waitrose usually releases their Christmas delivery slots in early November and has advised they will be following suit this year. 

Cost - £3 for all orders.

Click & Collect Available - Yes. Free for orders over £40.

When will Waitrose take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount will be taken from your bank on the morning of the delivery or collection once scanned by the picker.  

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Asda Christmas Slots 

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Delivery Pass Slots - Now open for monthly and annual delivery pass customers

Cost - Asda delivery pass service costs from £6 per month (or £35 a year) and gives shoppers free deliveries on orders of £40 or more.

General Slots - 28th October 2021

Cost - Between £1 - £7 depending on the slot required.

Click & Collect Available -Yes, C&C is available from 50p when you spend £25+

When will Asda take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount minus any authorisation charge (usually 1p at Asda) will be taken from your bank on the morning of the delivery or collection. 

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Sainsbury's Christmas Slots 

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Anytime Pass Slots - Not yet released! Last year the slots were released very late in November.

Cost - Anytime pass costs £60 per year, £30 for 6 months or £20 for 3 months, and the midweek pass costs £30 per year, £18 for 6 months and £10 for 3 months.

General Slots - Not yet released! These are usually released at the end of November a few days after the anytime pass priority slots.

Cost - Between £1 - £6 depending on the slot required.

Click & Collect Available - Yes. Click & Collect is available for free when you spend £40+ or £4 if you spend less.

When will Sainsbury's take payment for my grocery order?

The full amount will be taken from your bank once your order is picked on the morning of delivery or collection. 

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Supermarket Christmas Delivery Tips

Act Fast

Christmas delivery slots get snapped up quickly, in some cases MINUTES so remember to check this article and make a note of when you can sign up to get a delivery from your preferred supermarket.

 

Time it Right

Obviously, you're going to want to have your food delivered as close to Christmas day as possible, to ensure it's all fresh, but leaving it until Christmas eve might not be the best idea.

I have opted for an early morning slot on the 23rd each year and always have about 20 subs (although I do have a massive shop).  Some are fine but I have had to also nip to another shop (sometimes two) to get exactly what I need. 

 

Cashback

Check if you can get cash-back on any online purchases by using popular cashback sites such as Quidco and Topcashback to earn you a few £££s back on your grocery purchases.

 

Maximise your Savings

When shopping for groceries, as well as using comparison apps to get the best deals you should also check out Supermarket cashback apps. Here’s a list of 14 cashback apps you can download now

 

Supermarket Loyalty Cards

There are many different supermarket loyalty schemes, with varying benefits. Whilst some offer cashback, others instead offer coupons and freebies, but all are worth signing up for if you use the supermarket regularly. 

Here are the best supermarket reward schemes 2021 

  

That's a list of all the available supermarkets that offer home deliveries in the UK 2021. If you have any questions or have something extra to add, please let us know in the comments below... 

 

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