Online grocery minimum spend

I've just tried to place my first online grocery order of the year, and was told that the minimum order for delivery is now £40 (it used to be £25). As I only need £28 of items, I guess this means that I'll need to go back to shopping at Sainsburys.

When did this change happen?
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  • alanq
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    edited 5 January 2015 at 1:57AM
    For the past year or so (and perhaps much longer) the minimum order has been £25 if paying for each individual delivery but £40 if deliveries were paid for with a Delivery Pass.

    The FAQs now say "
    Is there a minimum order amount?
    The minimum order amount is £25 for the majority of our stores. This does however vary in certain parts of the country. i.e. Central London". Strange wording. I wonder if "i.e." should be "e.g.".

    Sainsbury's will deliver £25 of groceries but orders of less than £40 incur a higher delivery charge. As with ASDA the minimum order with a delivery pass is £40.

    Tesco's minimum order is £25 with or without a pass. (In fact an order of less than £25 will be accepted but a delivery surcharge will be applied.)






  • DaveTheMus
    DaveTheMus Posts: 2,669 Forumite
    Why not just buy stuff you'll definitely need sometime down the line like toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste?
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  • PasturesNew
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    DaveTheMus wrote: »
    Why not just buy stuff you'll definitely need sometime down the line like toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste?

    Except that only works once ... not next week too.
    :)
  • System
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    I have just logged on to Asda and my min delivery is still £25
  • derrick
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    As has been said, £25 minimum for a one off shop; http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml#/cat/1215135760597 "£25 minimum order for Home Delivery"

    It is £40 minimum if using a delivery pass.
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  • itm2
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    CHRISSYG wrote: »
    I have just logged on to Asda and my min delivery is still £25

    When I logon it says that the minimum for delivery is £25. As soon as I select a delivery slot that changes to £40. I live in Richmond (Surrey) so maybe that's one of the areas that is subject to this special condition that Asda has so helpfully introduced. I wonder how many customers they'll lose when this starts hitting people.
  • derrick
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    edited 5 January 2015 at 1:29PM
    itm2 wrote: »
    When I logon it says that the minimum for delivery is £25. As soon as I select a delivery slot that changes to £40. I live in Richmond (Surrey) so maybe that's one of the areas that is subject to this special condition that Asda has so helpfully introduced. I wonder how many customers they'll lose when this starts hitting people.


    Just logged in, £25 minimum, chose a slot, still £25, put an item in trolley, still £25 minimum, gone to checkout, pop ups says, "Sorry, you need to spend £25 on your grocery shopping before you can checkout".

    Do you have a monthly pass? As if you have it will probably flag this up and that minimum is £40.


    (Lancashire).


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  • itm2
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    derrick wrote: »
    Just logged in, £25 minimum, chose a slot, still £25, put an item in trolley, still £25 minimum, gone to checkout, pop ups says, "Sorry, you need to spend £25 on your grocery shopping before you can checkout".

    Do you have a monthly pass? As if you have it will probably flag this up and that minimum is £40.


    (Lancashire).


    .

    No, no monthly pass, it seems I just live in the wrong part of the country :0(
  • sarah1972
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    itm2 wrote: »
    When I logon it says that the minimum for delivery is £25. As soon as I select a delivery slot that changes to £40. I live in Richmond (Surrey) so maybe that's one of the areas that is subject to this special condition that Asda has so helpfully introduced. I wonder how many customers they'll lose when this starts hitting people.

    Just logged in and its still £25 for me. (Godalming, Surrey)

    To be honest though I dont mind if they change mine to £40 as I always spend way over that each week. Pain in the bottom though for small spenders. Maybe its not worth there while for a £25 spend, especially if it is a £1 delivery slot?
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  • bundly
    bundly Posts: 1,029 Forumite
    Well, Tesco has now raised the minimum spend to £40.

    Has anyone worked out which is the cheapest online supermarket for single people who only spend £25 a week?

    Bundly.
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