Tesco Christmas delivery slots now open for some shoppers – here's how to bag yours
Planning on having your Christmas food shop delivered from Tesco? Bookings are now open for anytime delivery pass customers, and will open to everyone on Tuesday 21 November.
We've got the full info below. For help cutting the cost of your grocery bills, see our Supermarket shopping tips guide.
Tesco Christmas delivery slots are now available to book for some
Here's what you need to know:
- Delivery slot bookings are now open for anytime delivery pass customers and will open from Tuesday 21 November for everyone else. If you don't have a pass, it's too late to get one in order to bag priority access.
An anytime delivery pass costs £7.99 a month for six months or £6.99 a month for 12 months. Tesco also offers an off-peak delivery pass, which costs £4.99 a month for six months or £3.99 a month for 12 months – but this didn't offer priority access to Christmas slots.
Buying a pass upfront means you won't have to pay for delivery charges each time you order – but you'll need to weigh up whether this is worth it based on how often you do an online shop and how much you normally spend on delivery.
- Click & collect slot bookings are also now open for some. Those with a click & collect saver pass (which costs £2.49 a month) can book now. Slots will then open to everyone on Tuesday 21 November.
- You can book your delivery or click & collect slot online. You can do so via Tesco.com or by using the Tesco Grocery and Clubcard app, which is free to download on Android and iOS.
- Christmas orders will be delivered or ready to collect up to and including 23 or 24 December. The exact date will depend on where in the country you live.
What to watch out for when booking Christmas supermarket delivery slots
- 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.
Check if you can edit orders. Many supermarkets let you make an unlimited number of changes to your order by certain deadlines. 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.
Tesco lets you make changes to your order up until 11.45pm the night before your delivery or click & collect date.
- Not all supermarkets release specific Christmas dates for orders. Some will just run their usual delivery services.
- 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.
- 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 prices 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.