How to get last-minute Christmas deliveries from Iceland, Co-op, Aldi and Morrisons

GETTING hold of food delivery slot this Christmas has been difficult.

Most major supermarkets are all booked up, but there are still some ways to get your turkey, veg and other essentials for the big day delivered straight to your door

Here are your options for online Christmas grocery deliveries, though don't forget, you can still head to stores and they have safety measures in place and extended opening hours to help shoppers.

Iceland

Iceland's Christmas booking system is the same as it is all year round the Money Saving Expert (MSE) website points out, and that means you can book up to six days in advance.

So delivery slots for Christmas week are just becoming available.

The last day for deliveries is December 23 – Iceland is not delivering on Christmas Eve.

The Iceland website says to book your online delivery slot by December 18 for delivery up to and including December 23.

Delivery from Iceland is free on orders over £35, under this, there's a £2 charge and your order has to be at least £25.

You can also shop in store and choose to get your groceries delivered on the same day for free, avoiding carrying them home yourself.

Co-op

Co-op is also releasing it's delivery slots as usual, MSE spotted.

Delivery slots are released five days ahead so from today (December 16) you can choose a slot up to December 20.

For delivery on Christmas Eve, you'll be able to see slots from December 20.

Here's what the run up to Christmas looks like:

  • From December 16 you can choose a slot up to December 20
  • From December 17 you can choose a slot up to December 21
  • From December 18 you can choose a slot up to December 22
  • From December 19 you can choose a slot up to December 23
  • From December 20 you can choose a slot up to December 24

Delivery isn't available at all Co-op stores so check first on their website if you can get it.

There's a minimum spend of £15 and you'll be charged for carrier bags too, for how many will depend on the size of your order.

You can also buy from the Co-op on Deliveroo with delivery the same day.

Check if it's available in your area here or by looking on the Deliveroo app.

You'll have to order a minimum amount, usually £10, and there is a service fee of 49p, and a £2.49 delivery fee unless your a Deliveroo Plus user.

Deliveroo Plus members have a monthly subscription costing £11.49, which entitles them to free delivery on orders over £10.

Aldi

Aldi does same-day delivery via Deliveroo in some locations – it doesn't do any other home delivery for groceries, just online ordering for some of its famous SpecialBuys.

There are 129 stores where this is available and you'll have to spend at least £15.

There's a £4.99 delivery charge, unless you have Deliveroo Plus, and prices can vary to those in store so it's worth knowing you could be paying more.

You'll also pay a service fee of 49p.

Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shop

SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Money.co.uk about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:

  • Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
  • Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
  • Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy  more food if your tummy is rumbling
  • Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
  • Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
  • Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
  • Check the small print –  It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
  • Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards

Morrisons

Morrisons does same-day delivery from 180 stores on Deliveroo and items cost the same as in Morrisons stores.

You can see if it's available near you by searching on the Deliveroo app.

Delivery costs £4.99 unless you have Delvieroo Plus, and there's the usual service fee of 49p.

Morrisons groceries are also available to order via Amazon for same-day delivery in some locations but only if you are an Amazon Prime member.

Amazon Prime costs £7.99 a month or £79 a year, while students pay £3.99 a month or £39 a year and there are free trials available for new customers.

The cut-off for Christmas same-day delivery is 3pm on December 24, though that does depend on availability – it may not have any slots left on the day itself where you are.

The minimum spend is £15 and orders over £40 are free – under that and there is a £3.99 delivery charge.

Amazon

Same-day grocery delivery is available from Amazon, either from Morrisons as outlined above, or from Amazon Fresh.

Amazon Fresh is only available in some locations – you can check here – and is also only if you're signed up to Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime costs £7.99 a month or £79 a year, while students pay £3.99 a month or £39 a year and there are free trials available for new customers.

The minimum spend is £15 and the delivery costs depends on the value of your order and whether it's a one or two-hour delivery slot.

For orders under £40 and one-hour slot is £3.99 or a two-hour slot is free.

For orders over £40 a one-hour slot is £6.99 or a two-hour slot is £3.99.

Sainsbury's

In some locations, Sainsbury's does 60-minute grocery delivery – you can check where here.

It's through an app called Sainsbury's Chop Chop and you can buy up to 20 items.

You need to spend a minimum of £15 and delivery costs £4.99.

Waitrose

Waitrose offers a rapid delivery service in some locations – you can find out if it's available near you by searching your postcode.

The service lets you buy up to 20 items for delivery within two hours and there's a minimum spend of only £10.

Delivery costs £5 and the prices are the same as those you'll find in store.

Slots are released every day and the supermarket recommends that youact fast as they do fill up quickly.

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