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Without wading through supermarket sites, does anyone know which is the cheapest for delivery?

At present I use Tesco but they have a penalty charge of your 'basket' is less than £40, which is £4 and then packing and delivery is on top of that.

Because of this charge, I always buy more than £40-worth but it would be good to find a supermarket that let you buy less than that with no penalty.
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  • no1catman
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    Well there's always Iceland. You may have a local small store, and/or a larger 'Retail Park' store. Either way, wander the aisles pick what you want and when you get to the check-out tell them you'd like home delivery. Rather than spend circa £40.00 it'll be more like £25.00 (or even £20.00).

    If you alternate the shops, gives you more options to add non-food items to get to the £40.00 mark.

    HTHs good luck.
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  • Beenie
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    No, it must be internet shopping. I am doing this for someone else who can't get out of the house easily. But thanks anyway.
  • BrassicWoman
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    iceland online is free delivery for £35
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  • alanq
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    ASDA used to have a minimum order of £25 except in certain areas for which it was £40. (I live in a £40 area). I don't know if any £25 areas still exist.
  • sarah1972
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    Beenie wrote: »
    Without wading through supermarket sites, does anyone know which is the cheapest for delivery?

    At present I use Tesco but they have a penalty charge of your 'basket' is less than £40, which is £4 and then packing and delivery is on top of that.

    Because of this charge, I always buy more than £40-worth but it would be good to find a supermarket that let you buy less than that with no penalty.


    I think most of them have a minimum of £40 now which in my opinion is only fair when you take into account that someone is being paid to pick it for you and then it goes through the till so the cashier is being paid and then its loaded onto the delivery van at a cost and then it is delivered to your front door again at a cost. It wouldnt be worth their while if we all ordered £10 for example.
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  • PasturesNew
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    It depends on what the reason/purpose is and how much you're spending on what sort of goods and why.

    But, if you look at Milk and More there's no charge. They're "milkmen" who also sell other groceries. While the individual items usually cost more, they deliver to the doorstep, even if you just ask for a loaf of bread.

    I tried it for mum, to get a pint of milk 3x a week and a loaf of bread a week.
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    alanq wrote: »
    ASDA used to have a minimum order of £25 except in certain areas for which it was £40. (I live in a £40 area). I don't know if any £25 areas still exist.
    Yep, they have a minimum £25 order in my area, and they also have delivery slots at different prices depending on the time of day / week. We regularly get £1 delivery slots on a ~£25 shop, which seems good value.
  • Beenie
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    It depends on what the reason/purpose is and how much you're spending on what sort of goods and why.

    But, if you look at Milk and More there's no charge. They're "milkmen" who also sell other groceries. While the individual items usually cost more, they deliver to the doorstep, even if you just ask for a loaf of bread.

    I tried it for mum, to get a pint of milk 3x a week and a loaf of bread a week.


    I thought PasturesNew posting was the answer to my prayers. Unfortunately, they don't deliver to my mother's post code area.

    The problem is that she lives alone and has the appetite of a sparrow. Her carers need to coax her to eat, and so filling a basket with £40 of goods each week is very difficult. At present I am doing a fortnightly shop to get round this problem, but it means her fresh things (milk, bread, eggs etc) are stale by the second week. I can't go and buy these things because we are hundreds of miles apart. Ther have been issues shall we say with things going missing, so I am reluctant to leave more than a few pounds of 'emergency cash' when I visit. Such a headache.
  • KxMx
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    iceland online is free delivery for £35

    If you meet the minimum spend of £25 delivery is £2, until as you've posted you reach the free threshold of £35.

    Some don't know this but they are not just freezer food, they do a good range of fresh and dry goods.

    OP have you looked into a meals on wheels service local to your Mum?

    Or is there a way you could employ someone purely to do her food shopping once a week?
  • sarah1972
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    Beenie wrote: »
    I thought PasturesNew posting was the answer to my prayers. Unfortunately, they don't deliver to my mother's post code area.

    The problem is that she lives alone and has the appetite of a sparrow. Her carers need to coax her to eat, and so filling a basket with £40 of goods each week is very difficult. At present I am doing a fortnightly shop to get round this problem, but it means her fresh things (milk, bread, eggs etc) are stale by the second week. I can't go and buy these things because we are hundreds of miles apart. Ther have been issues shall we say with things going missing, so I am reluctant to leave more than a few pounds of 'emergency cash' when I visit. Such a headache.

    How about still buying fortnightly but putting one weeks worth of bread and milk in the freezer for the following week, eggs always have a least 2 weeks on them when I buy them.

    Local milkman would also deliver milk, eggs and bread.
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