Waitrose has been named the best supermarket for in-store shopping by Which? Whether you're a regular or first-timer here are the best ways to make your money go further when shopping with the store.
Join the myWaitrose loyalty scheme
The myWaitrose loyalty programme offers a range of rewards as soon as you sign up.
Unlike other loyalty schemes there are no points to collect. Instead you can get freebies, save money on your shopping and have the chance to win exclusive prizes from day one.
One of the most popular perks is the free takeaway tea or coffee for cardholders when they shop in store.
You can also get a free Waitrose Food magazine. Waitrose Garden magazine and a free newspaper when you spend £10 in store.
Every Friday cardholders can also benefit from 20% off fish from the fish counter and throughout February there is 20% off beef, lamb, and pork joints from the counter in-store every Saturday and Sunday.
Members can also benefit from 10% off at the Waitrose Cookery School and 5% off in-store dry cleaning.
The CheckoutSmart app has exclusive offers on products that can be used with the major supermarkets, including Waitrose.
Right now you can get Hovis Seeded & Granary bread (800g) for free. You just need to shop for the item and upload a picture of your receipt to the app to get cashback.
Other offers allow you to earn a cash reward for shopping for certain items. For example, at the moment you can get 50p for purchasing Yeo Valley Greek Style yoghurts (450g).
Shop the 'essential Waitrose' range
Waitrose like other supermarkets offers different ranges at varying price points.
Try downshifting to essential Waitrose to see if you can save. Check the food critic Martin Isark’s Supermarket Own Brand Guide to see how the range measures up on taste.
Browse offers and yellow-sticker items
Waitrose has a wide range of offers to choose from online and in store across its ranges.
We do a weekly roundup of the best products with discounts, which you can read here: Cheap supermarket offers and deals from Aldi, Asda, Iceland, Lidl, Ocado, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose.
To save even more money, try to figure out what time of day your local Waitrose starts to discount items with yellow stickers.
These signal big savings on food that is about to reach its use-by date.
Take advantage of first-time offers
New customers shopping online at Waitrose can get £100 off their first five online grocery orders.
The offer entitles you to £20 off five separate shops when you enter the correct code at the checkout.
£20 off code
You need to spend at least £100 and the first order must be delivered before 26 February 2017. Subsequent orders must be placed for delivery by 31 March 2017.
Save on delivery
Waitrose is the only supermarket to offer free delivery across all its time slots
The minimum spend is £60 to get free delivery on online grocery orders. If your basket comes to less you will be charged £5 to get your order delivered.
Read more in: The cheapest supermarket online delivery deals.
You can also save on your John Lewis online delivery charges by picking up items from your local Waitrose store. Click & Collect is free to your chosen Waitrose store on orders over £30 or £2 if you spend less.
If you place your online order before 8pm it will get delivered to your chosen Waitrose shop by 2pm the next day.
Use the Waitrose Brand Match
The Waitrose Brand Match is available on purchases from WaitroseCellar.
It promises to match Tesco.com’s branded prices on wines and spirits (excluding promotions).
Find out more about the guarantee here.
Shop with the Partnership Credit Card
With the John Lewis and Waitrose Partnership Credit Card you can earn points that turn into vouchers.
The card allows you to earn one point for every £1 spent at John Lewis or Waitrose or for every £2 spent elsewhere. For every 500 points you manage to build up you will get a voucher for £5.
You’ll be able to boost your points with double points promotions at certain times during the year.
You will get your vouchers sent to you three times a year in: February, June and October and they can be redeemed in-store or online at Waitrose or John Lewis.
The card offers interest-free purchases and balance transfers (fee 2.5%) for six months. To be eligible for this card you need to have a minimum income of more than £6,750 a year.
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