Asda shopping tricks, tips and hacks to save money


Updated on 27 October 2020

Shop regularly at Asda? Here are the best ways to make your money go further, whether you shop online or in-store.

Pick up a Christmas Savings Card

Asda's Christmas Savings Card allows you save money on the card and, come 15 November, you'll receive a bonus based upon what you've saved.

If you save just £30, you'll get a £1 bonus; while saving £280 will bag you a healthy £15 bonus, which is a higher effective interest rate than you're likely to get from a savings account. 

Asda Christmas saver bonus rates explained (Image: Asda)

You can load money onto the card at the checkout; an easy way to do this is simply rounding up your bill, or you can top it up online.

Make sure to register your card online so you still have access to your money if you lose the card.

Also, keep in mind that the card balance can only be spent at Asda and that the scheme isn't FSCS protected, so you would lose your money in the unlikely event the supermarket went under.

To save even more, combine your use of the Christmas Savings Card with a cashback credit card; learn more about these here.

Get an Asda Delivery Pass

Asda charges up to £6.50 for grocery deliveries when you order online, but you can save with the Asda Delivery Pass, although these are not on sale at the time of writing.

Asda is unable to confirm when delivery passes will go back on sale. We’ll update this article if Asda gets in touch with any new updates.   

When the pass was on sale, you were allowed to order as many deliveries as you might need for a set monthly or annual price, plus you had access to peak-time delivery slots at no extra cost.

Delivery Pass options included:

  • Anytime Delivery Pass – 12 months (£5 per month for 12 months);
  • Anytime Delivery Pass – 12 months (£55 one-off payment);
  • Anytime Delivery Pass – six months (£6 per month for six months);
  • Anytime Delivery Pass – six months (£35 one-off);
  • Midweek Delivery Pass – 12 months (Tuesday to Thursday for £24).

Plus, the delivery pass came with a savings guarantee. Asda promised if the pass doesn’t save you more than standard delivery charges, you’ll receive an eVoucher for the difference.

When delivery passes do go back on sale, don’t forget to spend a minimum of £40 each time you use your pass. If your shop is below the minimum spend you can still checkout, but you'll be charged the price of your chosen delivery slot.

You can also check out our guide on supermarket deliveries and how to save money.

Consider the Asda Smart Price range

You could also find savings by shopping Asda's own-brand value range, Asda Smart Price, instead of buying expensive branded goods.

Products include breakfast, lunch box essentials, ready meals, snacks and desserts.

The Smart Price range promises to make the most out of every penny and all food is free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fat.

If customers aren't 100% happy, the Smart Price team tweak the recipe and some products will have an 'improved recipe' message on the packaging.

Join the Asda Baby & Toddler Club

Parents are able to join the Asda Baby & Toddler Club for free.

By signing up, you'll receive regular newsletters which gives advice, inspiration and parenting resources from conception to birth and upwards.

You'll also get details about Baby & Toddler events, where you can snap up offers, savings and great prices on a range of popular products.

You'll receive specially selected offers straight to your inbox, handy tips about weaning and toddler development and information about the Little Angels range, which is quality approved by Mumsnet.

Use cashback websites

If you're using Asda online for the first time, you can earn cashback on your first order by using a cashback website like Quidco and TopCashback.

For example, TopCashback offers £2 cashback (at the time of writing) when you use Click & Collect for your Asda shopping.

You just need to register for one of these sites, click on the tracked Asda links and do your shopping as normal. Cashback will then be paid into your account once your purchase is verified.

While offers are normally reserved for first-time customers, it doesn't hurt to keep an eye out for ones that might apply to existing customers too.

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