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Asda shopper? Christmas delivery slot bookings are now open – here's what you need to know

If you're planning to buy your Christmas food shop from Asda, you can now bag your delivery slot as bookings have opened today (Tuesday 10 October) for all shoppers.

Below is everything we know. For help cutting the cost of your grocery bills in the meantime, see our Supermarket shopping tips guide.

Asda's Christmas delivery slots are available to book now 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Bookings are now open for all shoppers. You can book your slot either on or via the Asda app, which is free to download on Android and iOS.

  • Delivery Pass members were given first dibs. If this is you, your delivery or click and collect slot was available to book from Tuesday 3 October. With a delivery pass, you pay a monthly or upfront fee to cover the cost of your delivery, which can be cheaper than paying a delivery charge each time you shop.

    Asda delivery passes cost £3.50 a month for 12 months or from £35 a year for mid-week deliveries, or £6.50 a month for 12 months or £65 a year for anytime deliveries. 

    Delivery passes aren't available for click and collect, which generally costs less than home delivery. Asda's click and collect service also has a lower minimum spend of £25 compared to £40 for home delivery. 

  • Not buying a turkey? Your Christmas order can be delivered or be available to collect on or between Monday 18 December and Saturday 23 December.

  • Buying a turkey? Different deadlines apply. Here, you need to add the turkey to your order by Thursday 14 December in order to guarantee delivery or collection by Christmas. You'll also need to book a delivery or collection slot that's on or between Thursday 21 December and Saturday 23 December. 
  • Want your shop delivered or ready for collection on Christmas Eve? A separate window for these slots will open on Wednesday 20 December. This date is the same for both delivery pass and non-delivery pass shoppers. 

What to watch out for when booking Christmas supermarket delivery slots

  1. Get in quickly if you can. Slots have been taken fast in previous years. To find out when your chosen supermarket will open bookings, see our Supermarket shopping tips guide.

  2.  Check if you can edit orders. Many supermarkets let you make an unlimited number of changes to your order by certain deadlines. For example, Asda lets you make changes right up until the day before delivery. So, even if you're not sure what your final shopping list will be, it could be worth getting your order in with just a few items and making edits later.

  3. Not all supermarkets release specific Christmas dates for orders. Some will just run their usual delivery services.

  4. Beware delivery fees. Most supermarkets will deliver up to and including Christmas Eve, though click and collect will invariably be cheaper than choosing a home delivery. 

  5. Remember to factor in food costs, as these will vary by supermarket. You could try using a comparison tool, such as Trolley, to benchmark the cost of items at the major supermarkets, including Ocado, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and more. You can also use Trolley to set alerts for when the price of your favourite items drop. For more ways to cut food bills, see our Supermarket shopping tips guide. 

For more ways to reduce financial stress over the festive season, including banning unnecessary presents and free (or very cheap) ways to create Christmas magic for kids, see our 48 Christmas MoneySaving tips

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