Supermarket Christmas delivery slots 2021

Plan ahead so you don’t miss out on getting that turkey delivered to your door.

The busiest time of the year to get a supermarket delivery is at Christmas, which is why some supermarkets let you book delivery slots as early as the mid October. And when they do become available they can go fast.

And this year it’ll be even hard to get a slot, with some supermarkets already sold out. So if you know you need one, whack the date in your diary and nab that time and date you want.

It could be you’re already too late, in which case you could see if there’s a collection slot available instead.

Also, it’s worth remembering that with online orders there’s always a risk that they won’t have what you want in stock, so personally I wouldn’t leave it too late for anything you know is essential.

For fresh food you can always buy it earlier and store it in your freezer if the use by date is sooner than you want to eat it. Here’s more on my tips on the foods you can freeze.

Don’t forget there are also ways to boost your supermarket spending power at some of the big brands with this savers stamp trick.

Here’s when each supermarket will open up advance booking for Christmas deliveries in 2021:

Asda Christmas delivery slots

Delivery Pass customers have been able to book from the 19 October, and everyone else will have to wait until the 28 October 2021.

> Shop at Asda

Iceland Christmas delivery slots

Deliveries can be booked up to six days in advance, with free delivery on orders over £35.

> Shop at Iceland

Morrisons Christmas delivery slots

Morrisons hasn’t released dates for 2021 yet. But in 2019 If you had a Delivery Pass you could book from 6 November. Everyone else had to wait until 27 November for the days immediately before Christmas.

> Shop at Morrisons

Ocado Christmas delivery slots

Ocado released its Christmas slots in late October and they’ve all now sold out. Of course people might cancel a slot and Ocado have said they’ll release any new ones in early December – if there are any.

> Shop at Ocado

Sainsbury’s Christmas delivery slots

We don’t know yet when you’ll be able to book your festive deliveries. Last year booking for 20 December opened on 28 November, and it moved on day by day.

> Shop at Sainsbury’s

Andy’s podcast

Listen to Cash Chats, Andy’s twice-weekly podcast. Episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

Tesco Christmas delivery slots

Priority access for anyone with a Delivery Saver pass starts at 6am on 16 November. You can sign up for the saver pass at £7.99 a month if you want to bag an early spot.

Tesco opens up slots for non-Delivery Saver customers on 23 November at 6am. Not everywhere will be able to deliver on Christmas Day.

> Book a delivery with Tesco

Waitrose Christmas delivery slots

Waitrose delivery over Christmas and the New Year is already bookable, and most slots are already booked at my local branch.

> Shop at Waitrose

3 thoughts on “Supermarket Christmas delivery slots 2021

  1. More useful would be telling people when they should start queuing. I logged on at 7.00 this morning for a Tesco slot. I’m still here at 8.30 in queue. No information on where you are in the queue. Plus our local face book page is showing that some people who queued later have got slots. How is that?

  2. Morrison’s be Christmas booking slots fir those with a delivery pass is not working. You can’t click on a time as it doesn’t work despite the fact we were sent an email telling us to book by 10th Nov when the slots will be open to others . Can’t get in touch with Morrisons to ask what is happening ( or not) looks like all days up to xmas in that week are free but nothing happens when you click on it, get it sorted please Morrisons

  3. I think this is useful, however it should be noted that a Morrisons delivery pass will not gain anyone priority for a Christmas delivery slot unless the pass was purchased way back in early October. I recently purchased the pass only to find out this important information afterwards. I’ve now cancelled the pass and am waiting for my £40 refund.


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