Asda shopping tricks, tips and hacks to save money

Asda shopping tricks, tips and hacks to save money

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

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Updated on 14 August 2023

1. Earn cashback: sign up to Asda Rewards

Last year saw Asda launch its first national loyalty scheme, Asda Rewards, offering shoppers a little something back when they spend at the supermarket.

By scanning the app every time you shop, you can build up your ‘cashpot’.

It’s essentially a cashback balance that can then be used in Asda down the line to reduce the size of your shopping.

‘Cashpot’ rewards can be earned in two main ways. The first is by purchasing ‘star products’, where you get 10% of the product’s price added to your cashpot. 

There are also ‘milestone missions’ which you can complete for further cashpot additions.

These missions will vary and could cover spending a certain amount in a particular department or spending a minimum amount over a series of visits.

The scheme is free to join, so it’s got to be worth a try for regular and even occasional Asda shoppers.

2. Earn cashback: get an Asda credit card

Another way to pocket cashback when you shop at Asda ‒ and elsewhere for that matter ‒ is to make use of an Asda credit card.

The Asda Money credit card pays 1% cashback on shopping at the supermarket, with a rate of 0.3% paid on the money you spend everywhere else.

There’s no annual fee, and you get 0% interest on purchases for the first six months too.

3. Earn cashback: use a cashback website

Cashback websites are always a good option when shopping online, and that extends to doing your food shopping too. 

Some of the big cashback sites pay cashback when you spend with Asda through them.

For example, at TopCashback you can get up to £10 when you spend at least £48 at Asda, while at Quidco you can earn up to £5.50 

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 sometimes reserved for first-time customers, they may also be on offer to existing shoppers.

Don't forget about voucher codes

Another good option if you want to save some cash at Asda is to see if there are any voucher codes you can apply to your shop, which will reduce the size of your bill.

There is no shortage of voucher code websites to choose from, though be warned these are often limited to only new shoppers.

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Pick up a Christmas Savings Card

Asda's Christmas Savings Card allows you save money on the card and, come 12 November, you'll receive a bonus based upon what you've saved.

If you save £30-£79, you'll get a £1 bonus; while saving £280 will bag you a healthy £15 bonus. 

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 a Delivery Pass

Asda charges up to £4.50 for grocery deliveries when you order online, but you can save with the Asda Delivery Pass.

You are allowed to order as many deliveries as you might need for a set monthly or annual price, plus you have access to peak-time delivery slots at no extra cost.

Delivery Pass options include:

  • Anytime Delivery Pass – 12 months (£65 one-off payment);
  • Midweek Delivery Pass – 12 months (Tuesday to Thursday for £35 one-off payment).

You can also opt to pay for them monthly, in which case they cost £6.50 a month for the anytime pass and £3.50 a month for the midweek pass.

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

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.

Food bin (Image: lovemoney - Shutterstock)

Try Asda’s Just Essentials range

Asda relaunched its budget range last year, with the new name of Just Essentials.

It’s a no frills range, but it can work out substantially cheaper than going for the pricier, branded alternatives. 

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.

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