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15 December 2020, 10:40

  1. Asda’s delivery slots are live (Photo: Getty) Asda’s delivery slots are now online and available to book. Some dates and times are fully booked, depending on your location, but if this is the.
  2. Shoppers who've signed up to the supermarket's Delivery Saver scheme can now book their festive slot - they were available from 7am on November 13 and there was a lot of demand.
  3. Asda in Leeds seems to be struggling with available delivery slots more than anywhere, with all the slots filled up now until December 15. You can still use Click & Collect or visit a store in person.

ASDA, Sainsbury's and Tesco all have new Christmas shopping updates for their customers.

With just a few days left until Christmas, many of us are starting to stock up for our festive supplies.

Most of Asda’s Christmas delivery slots are full (Picture: Getty) Asda also offers Click and Collect services, which are available all the way up until Christmas Eve.

But with next week predicted to be the busiest time for supermarkets, now stores have updated their rules in a bid to keep customers safe during the pandemic.

As well as extended opening hours and more delivery slots, ASDA has even introduced virtual queues to stop crowds of people gathering.

Here’s all the updated festive supermarket rules…

ASDA

As well as Safety Marshalls keeping an eye on customers, and social distancing signs in place, ASDA has now introduced their brand new virtual queueing at over 400 of their biggest stores.

By scanning a QR code from posters at the stores, you can queue on your phone, rather than in person

This means that nobody has to stand outside in the cold while waiting to pick up their turkey.

When it is almost your turn to enter the store, you will get a text to let you know.

The store will also be delivering Christmas groceries between December 21 and 23 with slots available to book online.

While many of these slots are already full, customers can use click and collect to avoid going inside.

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has extended its opening hours this Christmas with most stores open from 6am until midnight between December 21 and December 23.

Retail and Digital Director at Sainsbury's, Clodagh Moriarty said: 'In a year like no other, we want to do everything we can to help our customers celebrate Christmas, making sure they have everything they need to make the festive season as special as possible.

'We also want to make sure customers and colleagues are kept safe, which is why we're opening our stores for longer and encouraging people to shop early and asking them to shop alone, where possible, this Christmas.

'This will help customers get in and out of shops quickly and safely and make sure everyone has what they need in plenty of time for the big day.'

Customers are also encouraged to shop alone regardless of what Tier they are in, while hand sanitising stations are still available across all stores.

Tesco

Tesco has made more delivery slots available online this Christmas, but they have already been filling up fast.

A statement on their website read: 'We're really sorry but we now have very few slots left for 20–24 December. We're experiencing high demand for slots around Christmas.

'We're sorry if you're not able to book your preferred slot. Take a look at the following tips to help you manage your Christmas shopping with Tesco.'

Shoppers can also pre-order their Christmas food and pick it up in store with click and collect.

Tesco will keep over 300 of its largest-format branches open for 24 hours from December 14 until Christmas Eve.

Other branches will have opening times extended by one hour during the same period.

Morrisons

Morrisons has now released its Christmas Food to Order 2020 option which can be collected or delivered.

They also have a Christmas Dinner for Two Box service available to help ensure that self-isolating customers get everything they need.

Aldi

In the run up to Christmas, Aldi is also extending its opening hours for any last-minute shoppers.

Stores will also be opening until 6pm on Christmas Eve, while there is also a click and collect service available across many stores.

To find out which stores are taking part in the click and collect service, click here.

Marks & Spencer

Along with many other supermarkets, Marks & Spencer is extending the opening hours before Christmas.

The majority of M&S stores will be open until midnight on 21, 22 and 23 December.

Their ‘Sparks book and shop’ online reservation service will allow customers to book a guaranteed 30 minute slot on the M&S website.

M&S will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day to allow staff to spend more time with their loved ones.

Lidl

Lidl stores will be running reduced hours on December 24, with stores closing early at 7pm on Christmas Eve.

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With the government extending lockdown measures for at least another three weeks, demand will remain extremely high for food delivery slots in the UK. We're continuing to monitor the number of free slots throughout April, and we'll do our best to keep you informed of where and when delivery slots become available.

Tesco has increased its online delivery slots by 20 per cent in the last few weeks, adding 145,000 new slots. That takes its total to 780,000, with 'thousands more becoming available every day,' said Tesco CEO Dave Lewis.

In a similar response, Asda has increased its capacity, adding 300,000 food delivery slots for a total of 700,000. Meanwhile, Sainsbury's has almost doubled its grocery delivery and click-and-collect slots, boosting its total from 370,000 to 600,000. '[We] will continue to add more capacity over the coming weeks,' said Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe.

Online supermarket Ocado, Co-Op and Iceland also claim to be making new food delivery slots available throughout the day as well. Morrisons has increased its limit of three items per customers to four, so that customers can continue to donate to food banks, and has introduced Morrisons Food Boxes where you can select a variety of boxes that include essentials to ready meals.

So which supermarkets have delivery slots available? And which other services are still running? Read on for our extensive round-up of which food delivery services are delivering right now – plus our best tips for how to get a food delivery slot if you need one.

Food delivery: quick links

Grocery delivery

  • Amazon Fresh - grocery delivery to select cities
  • Amazon Pantry - order everyday food essentials with Prime delivery
  • Asda - no delivery slots available
  • Co-op - some new delivery slots during the day, restricted to 20 item limit
  • Iceland - some new delivery slots throughout the day
  • Morrisons - limited slots but food boxes are available
  • Ocado - some new delivery slots for priority and non-priority customers
  • Sainsbury's - some slots available, prioritising vulnerable customers
  • Tesco - some new delivery slots throughout the day
  • Waitrose - some slots available, prioritising elderly or vulnerable customers

Recipe box and meal delivery

  • Allplants - plant-based meal delivery, cooked by chefs
  • Feast Box - £20 off your first world food recipe box
  • Mindful Chef - healthy recipe boxes with fresh ingredients for you to cook
  • SimplyCook - Get a £3 trial recipe box to cook at home

Pizza delivery

  • Domino's - 50% off pizza when you spend £35 or more
  • Pizza Hut - get two medium pizzas and a classic side for £20
  • Papa John's - contact-free pizza delivery

Takeaway delivery

  • Deliveroo - takeaway delivery from top restaurants
  • Just Eat - takeaway delivery from local restaurants
  • Uber Eats - takeaway delivery from your favourite restaurants

Alcohol delivery

  • Beer Hawk - free delivery on beer orders over £50
  • The Bottle Shop - 5% off when you spend £30 with code: PUBSCLOSED5
  • The Drink Shop - 20% off selected wine, beer and spirits
  • Vinatis - up to 50% off select wines

How to get a food delivery slot

Though you may be reluctant to do so, most supermarkets are requesting that you visit stores in person, if you can, so they can prioritise food delivery slots for elderly or vulnerable customers. Some retailers, such as Waitrose, have closed their websites to new customers to help them do this. Others, including Sainsbury's, have been in touch with loyalty card holders who are aged over 70.

If you're a vulnerable person - or you know someone who is - you can register for support on the government's website. Tesco is prioritising orders for people on the government's vulnerable list, and will be in touch with anyone who is by email.

If you need to order food online, our best advice is to keep checking the website of your local supermarket throughout the day. If you can sign up for an account, do so: this will make it easier for you to find a delivery slot in future. Book your delivery slot first to avoid disappointment, and once you have one, most supermarkets give you around an hour to place your order.

Finally, if you can't get hold of a grocery delivery slot, don't forget there are some fantastic meal delivery services still operating too. Recipe box services like Mindful Chef deliver fresh ingredients to your door for you to cook, while meal delivery companies such as Allplants will drop off meals that have been cooked by their chefs.

When will more online grocery delivery slots become permanently available? Unfortunately, no one knows for sure. However, the major supermarkets are working around the clock to improve the supply chain, and while it currently looks like it'll continue to be difficult to book food delivery slots, we have seen slots appear at supermarkets across the country throughout the day.

We're assessing the situation daily, and we'll tell you which supermarkets are offering food delivery slots, if and when we see them.

Please remember to use all food delivery services responsibly. Only order what you need to preserve stocks for others who might be in need.

Grocery delivery: our process

We signed up to all the major supermarkets below and created a shopping basket full of popular goods. Every day, we compare five different locations - London, Leeds, Portsmouth, Manchester and Bath - to provide a sense of what stock is available in each area and whether delivery slots are currently offered. Here's the latest on which supermarkets are offering online grocery delivery today..

Tesco

Next delivery slot: some slots are available 20-26 April - new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 14/04/20)

Update 17/04/20: We're seeing good availability for Tesco delivery slots based on our research, with order dates available from April 20 to April 26 at a variety of times.

Tesco has expanded its food delivery and click-and-collect capacity to around 780,000 delivery slots. Our research has found a few Tesco home delivery slots popping up occasionally, but we're not currently seeing any in the areas we're testing. Hopefully this changes as Tesco expands its capacity.

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis reached out to customers in a message two weeks ago: 'We know that it's difficult right now to get a delivery slot for online shopping. We are at full capacity for the next few weeks and we ask those who are able to safely come to stores to do so, instead of shopping online, so that we can start to free up more slots for the more vulnerable.'

Tesco has a decent selection of food items online, but getting hold of them at the moment can be tricky. Most brands are in stock, but eggs, hand soap and pasta are the exception, with some items sold out.

According to Tesco, new food delivery slots are offered up as and when they're available each day.

How to sign up for an account

Enter a valid email address and password, and confirm whether you have a Clubcard or not. You’ll receive one automatically upon registering if you don't. Fill in your personal details, including your phone number and UK Postcode. You can then select if you’d like to receive offers and vouchers from Tesco or not.

Benefits and perks

Online shoppers can collect Clubcard points and Tesco has begun price matching Aldi on both its own-brand and branded products. A Delivery Saver pass is also available for regular customers, and comes with the added benefit of priority delivery slots during the busy Christmas and Easter periods.

Coronavirus measures and policies

Customers who shop online are encouraged to shop in-store where possible to help free up delivery slots for the elderly customers and those who are self-isolating.

Due to increased demand, Tesco isn’t accepting any new Delivery Saver customers right now either. A restriction of only three items per customer on every product line is in place, and multi-buy promotions have also been removed.

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An 80 items limit is now in place for all online orders.

Sainsbury's

Next delivery slot: only click-and-collect slots available (last updated 17/04/20)

Update 17/04/20: Sainsbury's are still only offering click & collect slots only, as they continue to prioritise the elderly and vulnerable. We had seen the occasional free food delivery slot appear during our research, but there are none available at this time.

Unless you’re already registered as a Sainsbury’s online customer, Sainsbury’s has paused all new online registrations. Sainsbury's has also almost doubled the amount of food delivery and click-and-collect slots on offer.

In a message to customers, Sainsbury's Chief Executive Mike Coupe has provided more insight into how the company is delivering to the elderly or vulnerable: 'Many of you have written to me to tell me you are elderly or vulnerable and are struggling to book online delivery slots. We are doing our absolute best to offer online delivery slots to elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. These customers have priority over all slots.'

Sainsbury's revealed that their customer Careline has had 'one year's worth of contacts in two weeks'. Mike Coupe went on to add, 'I apologise to our regular online customers, who I know are feeling very frustrated at not being able to book slots. Please bear with us and I hope you can understand why we feel the need to prioritise elderly and vulnerable customers at the moment.'

How to sign up for an account

Due to the huge increase in online orders, new registrations have been paused for the time being. To sign up for a Sainsbury’s online account, enter your email address and fill in your details on the following page. Once you’ve finished, you can start shopping.

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Benefits and perks

You can collect and spend Nectar Points with each online food shop. A Delivery Pass is also available, which can help you save up to £156 per year.

Coronavirus measures and policies

Elderly customers and those deemed as vulnerable will be offered priority delivery slots.

Asda

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 17/04/20)

Update (17/04/20): Despite increasing its online capacity to provide an extra 300,000 delivery slots, we're still not seeing any Asda home delivery or click & collect slots during our research.

In an email to customers, Asda CEO Roger Burnley has shared some information regarding how the company is working to deliver online shopping: 'We're providing our drivers with hand sanitiser and gloves, and making as many online shopping slots available as we can. We're encouraging those that are able to safely shop in person to do so - this allows us to deliver to the highly vunerable.'

Roger Burnely went on to add 'If you are self-isolating or have additional needs, please advise us in the 'other information' section when placing your order.'

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How to sign up for an account

Registering is quick and easy with Asda (it says as much on its website), simply enter your email, a password and then enter your delivery postcode and you’re good to go. You can choose whether to receive exclusive offers and the latest info from Asda too if you’d like.

Benefits and perks

Competitively priced and with a Delivery Pass available, Asda online shoppers can save up to £80 and £100 by choosing a 6-month or 12-month pass. Offers are clearly highlighted on the Asda website, so you’re never likely to miss a cracking deal.

Coronavirus measures and policies

Customers are limited to a three item maximum on all food, toiletries and cleaning products when ordering online.

When placing an online delivery order, anyone who is self-isolating is advised to fill in the ‘Other information’ section to advise where their order should be left, i.e. on the doorstep.

If you're self-isolating, Asda has introduced a Volunteer Shopping Card. You can top it up with the amount of money you'd like to spend, and send it to your volunteer of choice who can then do your shop for you.

Ocado

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 17/04/20)

Update (17/04/20): If you're not on the priority access list, no delivery slots are available at Ocado at the moment but the online supermarket hopes to have new slots available soon.

The online supermarket has seemingly ditched its queuing system in favour of a daily update that states whether or not delivery slots are available.

Ocado has also brought order cut-off times forward, so customers are encouraged to complete their order in one session to avoid disappointment later. In an email to existing customers on 25 March, Ocado Retail CEO Melanie Smith has said that 'no matter how hard we work, we will not have enough capacity to serve the unprecedented levels of demand'.

She went on to say that 'new delivery slots will be released every day for the coming week, as and when we have capacity'.

It's currently unclear whether Ocado is allowing new customers. If you do not have a delivery booked already, Ocado's website notes that there is 'limited availability over the next few days'.

How to sign up for an account

You can sign up to Ocado using a Facebook and PayPal account, or simply fill in your details such as your email address and postcode to register.Tick the box if you’d like to opt out of Ocado’s offers, vouchers and gifts before you hit ‘Register’.

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Benefits and perks

New customers can enjoy three months free delivery with Smart Pass, and Ocado also offers one-hour delivery windows.

Coronavirus measures and policies

Ocado had to temporarily suspend its service due to high demand, but is now its back online. Customers can only book one delivery slot every seven days to free up more slots for other customers.

Some products are limited to one or two per order, and a small number of bulky items have been removed from sale to make more room in each delivery van. The company has shared how stockpiling has affected its service during the coronavirus outbreak.

Anytime Smart Pass members who joined before 2020 will be placed in a temporary priority queue so they can book a delivery slot each week. Ocado will send an email and text message between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 to give members access to the queue.

Morrisons

Next delivery slot: delivery slots are limited but you can order food boxes (last updated 17/04/20)

Update (17/04/20): Delivery slots are still in short supply today according to the Morrisons website. Morrisons has implemented a queuing system, which is for customers who wish to edit an order already placed and with a delivery date outside 72 hours.

How to sign up for an account

To sign up for a Morrisons online account, firstly enter your postcode to check if Morrisons deliver in your area. Once you’re given the all clear, enter your details and a password to register. You can also receive tailored offers, coupons and communications from Morrisons.

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Benefits and perks

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You can use a Facebook account to sign in, and Morrisons Quick Shop fills your trolley with the top things you might be wanting to buy with a single click. A Delivery Pass is also available with regular choices for those looking to do their weekly shop online.

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Coronavirus measures and policies

Orders must be finalised 48 hours before delivery. Morrisons are working on introducing a number of measures to help reduce the amount of substitutes and missing items that some customers are encountering with their online food shops:

Morrisons' £35 food box delivery

Three weeks ago Morrisons launched a food box delivery service that aimed to supply customers who can't get to the shops with essential items. 'A Morrisons Food Box could be a real help if you can’t currently get to a store to stock up on essentials,' says the site. 'We will deliver a box of selected food and household items straight to your door.

Morrisons' food box delivery service currently has good availability for delivery slots. The company says it is 'doing everything we can to increase capacity' - and we'll keep you informed with the current situation.

Waitrose

Next delivery slot: none currently available - but new slots are added each day (last updated 17/04/20)

Update (17/04/20): Waitrose is still prioritising the vulnerable and elderly by giving them priority access to its home delivery and Click & Collect slots, however, you can now at least check for delivery slots on the website.

Customers are advised to check back each day as new slots are added daily and to only book one slot per week.

Waitrose is still accepting new customer registrations and you can amend or cancel existing orders.

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How to sign up for an account

Signing up to Waitrose is simple - just fill in your details, such as your address and contact number, then click ‘next’ and you can start shopping straight away.

Benefits and perks

Waitrose has a number of attractive introductory offers, including a £30 saving on your first three online grocery shops. The website also includes hundreds of recipes and lists the ingredients so you can quickly add them to your basket.

Coronavirus measures and policies

The company has paused its online voucher codes along with any offer incentives until further notice. Some products have are restricted for a limited time, with customers only allowed to buy a maximum of two packets of toilet roll and three of any specific grocery item.

Entertainment products are also no longer available to order online for the foreseeable future. Substitutions for online orders cannot be returned to your driver if they have been handled, and drivers will not enter homes.

All online deliveries will be bagged as well to make them easier to collect quickly.

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