There are many advantages to Shopping Online - it's much easier to stick to what you need, rather than succumbing to those impulse buys, for a start. We have created this Guide to help you learn other ways to save money when doing your Grocery Shopping online.
Asda Online Shopping
It's rare to see promo codes for Asda Groceries, but they do frequently "rollback" the prices of food and non-food items online. To save money, it's always worth checking their Special Offers* page first.
Asda offers an online Grocery Click and Collect Service*, this is FREE, and basically means an Asda member of staff will do your shopping, and you will collect it from the store.
In addition to the Click and Collect, Asda offer Delivery Passes*. If you're a frequent online shopper with Asda then purchasing a Pass is the way to go. The Midweek 12 Month Pass is the best value at £24 and it's for valid for deliveries on a Tues to Thursday. If you prefer to receive your Groceries during peak times then there's a £60 Pass for the year.
Unfortunately, Asda don't offer a Loyalty Card, but do offer the Asda Price Guarantee*. This means that if Asda are NOT 10% cheaper than Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, or Waitrose on your comparable grocery shop they will give you the difference in form of vouchers.
It's well worth checking your Asda online shops, as you may well get some money off your next online grocery shop.
Tesco Online Shopping
Tesco Clubcard*was one of the first Loyalty Cards out there. It's a swaying factor for many Tesco Shoppers. You accrue points on your Clubcard as you shop in store or online with Tesco (or other selected retailers). Then every three months, you receive money-off vouchers. You can redeem these against your online shop.
When it comes to promo codes and eVouchers, Tesco aren't shy, frequently they dish out ones for FREE Grocery items, as well as money-off for new customers.
Fancy some Drinks in the House with Friends? Tesco Groceries will be launching SAME DAY DELIVERY PLAN from just £9.99 a month. Simply order by 1pm, and your Groceries will be delivered after 7pm the same day!
Other Delivery Passes* are currently available from £3.49 a month, which save you money, if you shop with Tesco online frequently. If you don't use it as often as you though, and your pass doesn't save you money, Tesco will give you an eCoupon for the different.
Did you know that you can use Clubcard Vouchers towards the cost of your Delivery Pass? You can and for every 50p in vouchers it's worth £1.50 against your Pass.
Not sure if you'll get the use from a Delivery Pass? Sign up for the One Month Free Trial!
Tip - for early access to those highly sought after Christmas and Easter Delivery Slots, sign up to a Delivery Pass.
Iceland Online Shopping
Iceland regularly offer promo codes for money off for new customers, and sometimes for regulars too.
Forget forking out £'s for Delivery too, as they offer FREE Delivery Slots for those customers spending £35 or more. You don't need to purchase a Delivery Pass, which makes shopping at Iceland better value from that point of view.
A page worth bookmarking is their 7 Day Deals*, as they tend to be offers that are way better than any rival supermarket.
TheBonus Card* is a great way to save money on your Grocery Shop with Iceland. Basically, it's a savings card, and for every £20 you save, you'll get a £1 Bonus added from Iceland.
Students with UNiDAYS can save £4 on their online shop, when they spend £40 or more.
Look out for special Meal Deal offers too - usually £5 or £10, and you can save £'s by ordering selected items together. In the past we have seen Father's Day Meal Deal, BBQ and more.
Sainsbury's Online Shopping
Shop at Sainsbury's and you can get FREE food by adding these to your grocery shop:
- Quaker Porridge To Go Squares* - use promo code FREETOGO (worth 70p)
- Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels* - use promo code FREEFLIPZ (worth £1)
- Yeo Valley Kefir Organic Yogurt* - use promo code FREEKEFIR (worth £1.50)
You are allowed to add all three to your shopping!
Sainsbury's* is one of the more generous Online Grocery Retailers when it comes to Freebies* and Discount Codes. In the past we have seen up to six Food items for FREE, and as much as £18 off a £60 Shop Promo Code.
Sign up for a Nectar Card and you can save points when shopping. When you have enough points, you can convert them into Evouchers to spend online with Sainsbury's*.
Orders over £40 are charged a delivery fee of between £1 and £7. Orders under £40 will be charged a maximum delivery fee of £7.
A great way to save money is to opt for a Delivery Pass. Sainsbury's offer a 12 Month Delivery Pass for £60, 6 Month one for £35 and a 3 Month one for just £20 and with these you can get one free delivery a day. The midweek pass is half the price.
Morrisons Online Shopping
Like all the other Online Supermarkets, it's much easier to shop the Special Offers*, than it is in store.
Starting from just £2.92 per month (12 Month Midweek Pass), Morrisons have one of the cheapest Delivery Passes* out there.
Morrisons offer the reassurance that you'll save money with your Delivery Pass or then you can ask for a refund. Can't say fairer than that!
Aldi Online Shopping
Aldi don't currently offer Online Shopping, but we reckon it's only a matter of time. They have already proved that they have a market for their wares online, with the Specialbuys* Site having a cult following.
Ocado Online Shopping
Think shopping with Ocado is going to be pricey? Think again, they are known for their cracking Special Offers*, and super saving promo codes. Often, Ocado are mistaken for Waitrose, but whilst they sell Waitrose branded products, they aren't the same company.
Be clever, and save with the Smart Pass*. Not only will you get a year's worth of Deliveries for zilch, but you'll get access to those top Christmas Delivery Slots before anyone else.
That's not all, you'll always save a minimum of 10% off brands, and have the opportunity to save even more in exclusive Sales. Plus, you'll get Product Samples, and Ocadolife Magazine too.
The cost of the Smart Pass are £27.49 a year for the Midweek Pass, and £69.99 for the Anytime Pass.
Want FREE money to spend at Ocado too? Invite a Friend* to shop at Ocado and you'll both get a £20 Voucher each, plus they will get a Smart Pass for a year for FREE too.
Waitrose Online Shopping
New Customers can enjoy £60, across their first three online Grocery Shops.
They offer FREE Click and Collect from their stores when you spend £40+ online, or FREE Home Delivery when you spend £60 - which is easily done on a week's worth of shopping.
For the maximum benefits of shopping with Waitrose, it's wise to sign up to myWaitrose* - their loyalty card.
With myWaitrose, you get to enjoy FREE Tea and Coffee with in store, FREE Waitrose Food Magazine, Cost of your Newspaper deducted from your online order (min spend £60) and much more!
M&S Food To Order Online
If you're hosting a party or get-together then M&S Food to Order is always a good idea. Everything comes ready to be eaten, and all you need to do is get rid of the packaging.
Order online, and sometimes you can pick up a tasty discount of 20% or thereabouts, on selected items.
It's not a Grocery Service, but hopefully one day M&S will surprise us with an online Grocery Store.
Placing an order is simple, and whilst each item says when you should order it by (eg. 21 days in advance) it's advisable to plan ahead. Some items are available within 3 days!
Another way to save money on M&S Food is to sign up for a Sparks Card*. The more you spend the more you get back, in the way of discounts on Food (and Clothing), exclusive events, and early access to the Sale (non-food). Look out for those 'Single Use' Vouchers on Sparks, and you may be able to bag yourself a FREEBIE!
By being a Sparks Member, you'll also get to be one of the first to find out when new Food to Order Offers are available.