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 start of November. And when they do become available they can go fast.
And this year it’ll be even hard to get a slot, especially with the November lockdown pushing demand for standard deliveries. 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 2020:
Asda Christmas delivery slots
Delivery Pass customers have been able to book from the 30th October, and everyone else will have to wait until the 6th of November.
Iceland Christmas delivery slots
You can now order up until Christmas Eve at Iceland, with free delivery on orders over £35.
Morrisons Christmas delivery slots
Morrisons hasn’t released dates for 2020 yet. But in 2019 If you had a Delivery Pass you could book from 6th November 2019. Everyone else had to wait until 27th November for the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December.
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.
Sainsbury’s Christmas delivery slots
You’ll be able to book for the 20th December from the 29th of November, and it’ll move on day by day. So the 1st of December will be available on the 22ns December and so on. You won’t be able to get a delivery between 24th and 26th December 2020, and if it’s the same as other years on the 1st January 2021 either.
Tesco Christmas delivery slots
Priority access for anyone with a Delivery Saver pass starts at 7am on 13th November. Free trials for new members have been paused but you can sign up for a 6-month contract at £7.99 a month if you want to bag an early spot.
Tesco opens up slots for non-Delivery Saver customers on the 20th November at 7am. Not everywhere will be able to deliver on Christmas Day.
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.