Cheapest supermarket home deliveries: costs at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and more compared

Updated on 05 October 2021

Whether you shop at Asda, Iceland, Morrisons, Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury's or Waitrose, we reveal how to find the cheapest supermarket online delivery deals, including the price of monthly passes. Some even offer free deliveries!

Cheap online supermarket deliveries

If you regularly do your grocery shopping online, it's vital you track down the cheapest supermarket delivery deals or you'll end up wasting a load of cash.

Our guide explains how to do just that and covers all the main supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Ocado and Iceland.

But before your scroll to your favourite store, please note some supermarkets are still experiencing more demand for online deliveries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so you may have to wait longer to book a slot at some stores.  

If you urgently need groceries and don't mind paying a little more, it's worth looking into same-day supermarket delivery services. Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons all offer superfast deliveries that could see your groceries arrive just one hour after your order.

Read more about your options in this article on the cheapest same day supermarket deliveries.

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Asda delivery costs

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Minimum order: £40

Delivery cost: £1-£4.50

Cheapest delivery slots: Monday to Thursday afternoons and evenings

Time slots: two hours

Regular Asda shopper? Grocery Delivery Passes entitle you to free delivery anytime for specific days.

Shoppers 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).

Asda has promised that if your Delivery Pass doesn’t save you more than you would have spent on standard delivery charges, it will give you an eVoucher for the difference.

Make sure you save on your next shop with these top tips.

Iceland delivery costs

Minimum order: £25

Cost: £3 delivery charge for orders over £25 but less than £40 (free delivery for orders over £40)

Cheapest delivery slots: you only pay for delivery if you spend less than £40

Time slots: two hours

Iceland has recently hiked its delivery fee from £2 to £3 and you now have to spend £40 (instead of £35) for free delivery. 

While it doesn’t sell delivery passes it does 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.

Book an Iceland delivery slot now

Morrisons delivery costs

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Minimum order: £40

Cost: £2.50-£7

Cheapest delivery slots: afternoons and evenings, Tuesday-Thursday

Time slots: One hour

Regular Morrisons shopper? 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.

Make sure you save on your next Morrisons shop with these top tips.

Ocado delivery costs

Minimum order: £40

Cost: £2.99-£6.99 or free with spend of over £75 for certain orders

Cheapest delivery slots: early morning or late evening

Time slots: One hour

The Ocado Smart Pass entitles you to no extra delivery charges, 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.

Sainsbury’s delivery costs

Minimum order: £25

Cost: £1-£7 

Cheapest delivery slots: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (afternoons and evenings)

Time slots: One hour (but you can save money by opting for a four-hour window)

If you shop 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.

Get a Nectar card to earn points, which can be redeemed at Sainsbury’s, as well as 500 other brands.

Heading off to Sainsbury's? Save with our top shopping tips, and don't forget you can rack up Nectar points whenever you shop with a credit card from Sainsbury’s Bank.

Tesco online delivery costs

Minimum order: £40

Delivery cost: £4.50 (or £5.50 for orders from Customer Fulfilment Centres) or £3 for a four hour slot + £4 if you spend under £40

Time slots: One hour (but you can save money by opting for a four-hour window)

Tesco only offers a six-month Delivery Saver pass at the time of writing due to high demand.

It costs £7.99 per month (for six months) or £47.94 for six months. You’ll get one delivery a day with a minimum order of £40.

Before other Delivery Saver passes were suspended from sale, there was also the option of paying for a cheaper midweek delivery saver pass, which cost £3.99 a month. If this sounds more suitable, keep an eye on the site (as we will) and switch to the cheaper option.

Similar to some rival schemes, you get a grocery eCoupon if you don’t save money with the Delivery Saver plan.

Don’t forget Tesco’s Clubcard scheme, where you earn points that can be turned into vouchers for shopping or days out.

Save on your next Tesco shop with our top frugal tips. Also, don't forget you can boost your credit score and earn Clubcard points when you shop with this credit card.

Waitrose delivery costs

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Minimum order: £40

Cost: £3

Time slots: One hour

Waitrose recently introduced a £3 delivery charge on all online orders, which it believes is a ‘fair way’ of charging for grocery deliveries.

Regular Waitrose shopper? Join MyWaitrose for free as it provides a number of offers.

Make sure you save on your next Waitrose shop with our top frugal tips. You can also earn points every time you shop at Waitrose with this credit card.

Top tips for saving on all online grocery shopping

1. Sign up for emails with all of the supermarket websites, even if you don't intend to shop with them straight away.

Like all retailers, supermarkets often send out discount codes (such as 15% off your shopping) to entice us to shop with them, which will usually more than cover the delivery charge.

2. Switch around. Never use the same delivery service twice in a row. Supermarkets tend to ignore loyal customers and send their best deals to those who haven't used their service for a while – make them stew and watch the offers roll in!

3. Complain, complain, complain. If there is anything at all wrong with your shopping (late delivery, damaged fruit or vegetables, items too close to their sell-by date, dented tins) don't just accept it, phone up and tell them.

Most customer service managers are keen that you enjoy the service and will often replace or simply refund your money, straight away.

What's more, depending on the problem many will issue credit notes too, giving money off your next delivery (which may cover that delivery fee!).

4. Check prices. Depending on what you buy you could still end up spending more at different supermarkets, even if your delivery costs nothing.

5. Don't forget Click & Collect. A number of supermarkets offer Click & Collect services, where you order in advance and simply have to pick up the shopping, which is already bagged up and ready for you. 

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