Cheapest supermarket home deliveries 2023: costs at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and more compared

Cheapest supermarket home deliveries 2023: costs at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and more compared

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.

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Updated on 14 August 2023

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.

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 are among the supermarkets that offer superfast deliveries where your groceries could arrive just one hour after your order.

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

Tesco delivery costs

Minimum order: £40 (rising to £50 in May 2023)

Delivery cost: £2-£7 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 is tweaking its delivery costs from 2 May, making it more costly to take advantage of its service.

From that date, the minimum order will be increasing to £50, up from its current level of £40.

In addition, the cost incurred should your order not meet that level will also be moving, from its current £4 charge to a £5 charge.

If you regularly order with Tesco, then there are ‘delivery saver’ packages worth considering.

There’s an anytime delivery deal, which has no limitations on when your food can be delivered, which on a six-month contract costs £7.99, dropping to £6.99 if you go for a year’s contract.

You’ll benefit from same-day home deliveries or Click & Collect, as well as priority slots over Christmas and Easter.

Alternatively, there’s an off-peak delivery saver which means deliveries are made after 3pm, and costs £4.99 for a six-month contract or £3.99 over a year.

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.

Asda delivery costs

Asda delivery costs

Minimum order: £40

Delivery cost: £1-£4.50 + £3 if you spend less than £40

Cheapest delivery slots: Monday to Thursday afternoons and evenings

Time slots: one hour

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 or a £72 one-off payment.

Alternatively, there is also a Midweek 12-month pass for deliveries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will set you back £35.

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 less than £40 (free next day delivery for orders over £40)

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

Time slots: two hours

While Iceland doesn’t sell delivery passes it does offer a Bonus Card, which will give you access to exclusive offers both in-store and online.

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%.

At the time of writing, Iceland offers free same-day delivery on spends of over £20 to Bonus Card holders – but only when you pay in-store.

Book an Iceland delivery slot now

Morrisons delivery costs

Minimum order: £40

Cost: £1.50-£6

Cheapest delivery slots: Mondays-Thursday evenings

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 (£45) or annually (£70).

There's also a Midweek pass, which you can use for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday deliveries. Monthly (£5), six-month (£25) and annual (£40) passes are available.

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 a free trial for two months or jump straight in and sort your next Ocado shop.

Supermarket trolley (Image: lovemoney - Shutterstock)

Sainsbury’s delivery costs

Minimum order: £25

Cost: £1-£7 (a £7 standard delivery charge applies to orders under £40)

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 on a monthly basis (£4 per month) or for 12 months (for a one-off £40 payment).

The Anytime Delivery Pass covers deliveries any day of the week and costs £7.50 per month or £40 for six months or £80 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 hundreds of 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.

Waitrose delivery costs

Minimum order: £40

Cost: £3

Time slots: one hour

At the time of writing, Waitrose says that the majority of its customers are charged £3 for delivery as it has been running a ‘variable charging trial’ to see whether customers would prefer to pay a variable price depending on the slot they choose.  

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

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 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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