When to book Christmas delivery slots in the supermarket for 2021


    Open supermarket Christmas delivery slots for 2021! Find out when to order food, how much it costs to deliver and when to take payment.

    Santa Claus shopping in the supermarket, pushing a full shopping cart and checking a list

    This page contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission on purchases made through these links. [Learn more]

    It might happen on the same day every year, but somehow the pre-Christmas season goes very quickly and comes out of nowhere!

    Instead of running around and playing trolley wars in the supermarket, many people want their Christmas shop to be delivered instead to take the stress out of the day.

    Extended Christmas opening hours apply when shopping in-store.

    Supermarket Christmas delivery places 2021

    To ensure that you are fully prepared, you need to book in your Christmas supermarket delivery window now.

    Regardless of whether you want to have your Christmas shop delivered or book a pick-up date for Click and Collect, you always have to book in advance.

    We cover all the major delivery details of the online supermarket, when you can place your order, the cost of delivery and let you know when the supermarket will take payment for your order.

    Tesco Christmas delivery dates 2021

    If you don’t have a Tesco Delivery Saver, you can start booking slots for Tesco delivery 3 weeks before the date of delivery or collection – that’s 6am on November 16th.

    Standard delivery times will be available starting November 23 at 6:00 a.m.

    Slots are booked out very quickly.

    If there isn’t a fixed 1-hour slot, check to see if there is a Flexi-Spar slot instead. This means that instead of picking a time, you get a slot in a day.

    Delivery on December 24th is only available in select stores, so check before getting hopeful.

    Depending on which slot you choose, delivery costs € 2-7.

    The minimum order value is € 40, but if you need to spend less there is a € 4 shopping cart fee.

    Even if there aren’t many delivery slots, there are plenty for Click + Collect.

    Same day pick-up is possible at some locations. You have to spend more than £ 25 and there is no minimum basket fee.

    Tesco Click + Collect costs £ 1.50 and you still have the flexibility to change your order no later than 11:45 pm on the evening before your Click + Collect date.

    Having a Delivery Saver Pass will give you access to festive bookings earlier, but that may not help you this year as the slots are mostly gone.

    You can try the Delivery Saver for free to see if you like it. However, you must have a paid plan by November 25 if you want to get early access to the Christmas delivery slots.

    A Tesco Delivery Saver Pass is a win-win situation! Yes, you have to pay, but if this doesn’t save you any money compared to what you normally pay for delivery, you will get the difference back.

    You can even use your Clubcard points to get a delivery savings plan that spends 50p in vouchers worth £ 1.50 on the plan.

    When does Tesco take payment for online shopping?

    While ordering 3 weeks in advance, you can worry about when you will be paying.

    The first time you place your order, Tesco will need to validate your card and will pre-authorize £ 2 from your account.

    On the day of delivery (or click and collect) the full amount will be debited from your bank (and the £ 2 pre-authorization will be removed).

    Iceland Christmas delivery places

    Iceland Christmas delivery dates have not yet been announced. Currently, they show appointments for about a week in advance.

    I have contacted Iceland to find out when Christmas bookings will open and I will update this shortly. Usually it is 6 days before delivery.

    With Iceland, you will receive free next-day delivery for purchases of € 35 or more.

    You have 1,000 current delivery slots available one week in advance.

    Also, remember that when you shop in Iceland, you have a chance to win back the cost of your shop.

    When does Iceland take payment?

    Iceland will pre-authorize and reserve the full value of your order as soon as you checkout. The money is kept on one side by your bank.

    The actual payment will then be made on the day of your delivery.

    Morrisons Christmas delivery places

    Booking your Morrisons Christmas delivery slots usually starts from November.

    Christmas delivery deadlines are usually between December 20th and 22nd and a minimum of £ 40 must be spent.

    You pay between € 1.50 and € 5 for delivery, depending on which slot you want to book.

    When you have your slot, it is reserved for 60 minutes. So be sure to add groceries and check out or you may need to book a new one. (Remember, you can always edit your shop later).

    A delivery pass can cost you from £ 5 per month at Morrisons.

    Morrisons also sells grocery boxes with next day delivery, which could be an option as well.

    When will the payment be collected?

    Morrisons will reserve £ 1 from your account to ensure the payment card is valid.

    The full amount for your grocery store will be collected within two days of delivery.

    Asda Christmas delivery slots

    You can book a Christmas delivery slot with Asda until December 24th, but it has not yet been confirmed when the slots will open.

    The shipping costs are 1 – 7 €. If you buy groceries for delivery for less than € 40, you will have to pay a minimum basket fee of € 3.

    On some days, 1-hour Click & Collect slots are also available.

    Asda Click & Collect can be free with a minimum of £ 25 to spend.

    When will the payment be collected?

    Asda requires a 1p pre-authorization amount to verify that your card is working, even though you won’t pay for it as it’s only withheld.

    The total amount will be collected either on the day of your delivery or collection or the day before.

    If you choose to have same-day delivery or pick-up, your card will be authorized a few hours before your slot time.

    Sainsbury’s Christmas delivery places

    Slots for Sainsbury’s Christmas delivery can be booked from the end of November.

    There are different booking dates depending on when you would like your food to be delivered.

    Here are the dates from last year to help you plan:

    For delivery or collection onBook from
    20th of December November 29th
    21st December30th of November
    December 22December 1
    23rd of December2. December

    Fresh turkeys can usually be added to your shopping cart from December 20th and fresh desserts can be added to your shopping cart from December 21st.

    You can book your slot, proceed to checkout, but then update your shopping cart (and remember to check out again) up to 23:00 on the day before your delivery is due.

    Depending on the day and time you want your food to arrive, you will have to pay between £ 1 and £ 6.50 as a delivery fee.

    Click & Collect 1 hour slots will also be available.

    When will the payment be collected?

    Payments online for Sainsbury’s are made when your order is ready to ship.

    Waitrose Christmas delivery points

    Delivery dates for Christmas are in November for Waitrose, and you can book an appointment until Christmas Eve.

    For collection, you can book a free collection with no minimum purchase.

    You need to spend at least £ 40 to have Waitrose delivered food, but you don’t have to pay a delivery fee.

    It’s not exactly the grocery store option for little folks, but there are some Waitrose discount codes that will cut the cost of your store.

    When will the payment be collected?

    Your payment card will only be charged once your order has been packed and goes through the checkout in the store on the day of delivery or collection.

    Ocado Christmas slots

    Delivery slots for Ocado (at least near me) are always quick! They haven’t released any December slots yet.

    You can release slots for delivery between December 20th and December 24th at the beginning of December.

    When will the payment be collected?

    Payment for your Ocado grocery store is only made after delivery.

    However, they will take pre-authorized payment about the day before delivery. This means that you have to have the full amount in your account a few days in advance.

    Tips for Christmas deliveries in the supermarket

    Supermarket delivery slots

    If you’re new to online shopping or a pro and want to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, here are some tips on how to save time and money on your Christmas grocery delivery.

    Don’t put it off

    The slots can go FAST.

    Last year, some of the slots for Tesco Christmas deliveries sold out in minutes! And this year too, many slots in other supermarkets are gone.

    Even if you don’t know what the shop is, book a slot, add a few things to your cart to book it. Come back later to change the shop and get everything you need.

    Supermarkets allow you to process your order before delivery, but check where you shop when the delivery closes.

    Receive cashback

    You can make money back with your online grocery store and cut the cost of Christmas a little! YAY!

    Sign up for the Skint Dad newsletter and you will have access to an exclusive £ 16 cashback offer with Quidco (and receive our fantastic tips on how to save money).

    To take advantage of the offer, simply shop online through Quidco at any supermarket and you will be credited with £ 16 cashback. Merry Christmas!

    Didn’t get it delivered at 11am

    You want your food to be as fresh as possible, which is why I understand people want to deliver it at the last minute.

    However, if items are out of stock, you may receive replacements that are not suitable. And I’ve heard some incredibly silly supermarket sub-stories in my day!

    Having your food delivered a few days before Christmas gives you a chance to pop into the store if you still need to get hold of something.

    But there won’t be as much panic as most supermarkets (and express / local stores) will be open on Christmas Eve anyway but will close earlier.

    Also, keep in mind that bad weather can cause delays in your food delivery.

    :: Come and join the thousands of other savvy people on the Skint Dad Facebook community for tips and tricks to keep growing your money and making more money.

    Do you enjoy this post? Sign up for our newsletter as well.

    We send the best news and money saving tips from the website and Additionally
    Bonus you will receive an exclusive £ 16 cashback from Quidco (only for new members)

    Latest posts by Naomi Willis (See everything)


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here