Easter isn’t that far away and it’s probably time to start thinking about booking those important delivery slots to make sure you get what you need before the holiday. This year’s Easter Sunday falls on April 17, 2022, a much later date than usual as it is the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon (known as “Paschal”) after the spring equinox.
Although the pandemic is almost behind us, many shoppers still want to shop online, which is why it’s probably a good idea to book your Easter delivery slot early. Whether you’re looking to stock up on delicious Easter eggs, craving hot rolls for a tasty snack, or cooking up a roast dinner for family and friends, you can find a range of seasonal products perfect for your celebrations.
Here’s everything you need to know about when major supermarket chains including Tesco, Aldi, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer and more will open bookings for this year’s Easter celebrations.
Tesco’s Easter delivery slots will open earlier for customers signed up to its Delivery Saver service. Slots for these customers will open on March 15 at 6 a.m. For all other customers, reservations will be open from 6am on March 22. The deadline for all bookings will be Saturday April 16, subject to availability – but there’s still plenty to be had at this time.
There is a minimum spend of £40 to qualify for delivery, delivery charges average around £4.50. Tesco offers large quantities of Easter treats, from must-haves like Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs, to delicious new products like Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Mini Eggs and plenty of treats.
Those with a Tesco Clubcard will be able to access plenty of discounts on various products across the Easter range, including XL Easter Eggs and some of the tastiest eggs on the market.
Best advice – check delivery slots first thing in the morning, eg 6am. You can get 10% off Tesco groceries in-store with a trial month of Clubcard Plus.
Waitrose’s home delivery slots follow the same principles as the supermarket’s daily slot model, and customers can book a slot up to 25 days in advance. This means that slots for delivery on Good Friday (April 15) will be bookable from March 21, and Easter Saturday delivery times will be visible online from March 22.
As the supermarket will be closed on Easter Sunday, the last delivery day before Easter will be Easter Saturday. Home deliveries will resume on Easter Monday. Time slots can book up quickly during peak periods, but if you’ve left things to the last minute, don’t worry, as you can order up until 7pm the day before your order is delivered, subject to of availability.
Waitrose is currently offering discounts and deals on top brand Easter eggs and Easter treats, as well as Easter dinner staples. There is a £40 minimum spend for home delivery and click collect. It’s £3 for delivery on a spend of £40 or more or click and collect free on a spend of £40.
Top Tip – My Waitrose now has more personalized deals and offers on the products you buy most often.
Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer is currently offering delivery slots for Easter. M&S now offers a limited range of food to order directly from their site, as most items are now via Ocado, although you can still order cakes.
The gift range includes Percy Pig and Colin the Caterpillar gift bags, which include a range of chocolates and sweets, an Easter egg hunt kit and a themed bag. Marks and Spencer also offers luxurious Belgian milk chocolate eggs, including one decorated with a striking floral design.
The range of M&S Easter treats can all be delivered until Easter weekend – and beyond in some cases – subject to availability.
Tip – Code FTO5 could give £5 off over £35 spent. You can also order M&S food through Ocado.
Aldi offers a click and collect service to around 200 stores with no minimum spend. There is a £4.99 delivery charge for click and collect. Aldi’s standard delivery takes three to five working days to arrive, while the next day delivery option can help find last-minute items.
Shoppers can order online from a wide range of groceries and Easter staples and select a one-hour collection window between April 14-16. To find out if the click and collect has already arrived in your Aldi, just enter your postcode on their website.
Best advice – keep an eye out for Easter essentials in their special buys section, which you can browse online as well as in-store.
Co-op customers can continue to use the supermarket’s on-demand grocery delivery service as usual during the Easter period, with no specific Easter slots going live. Buyers can order online and reserve a slot up to five days before delivery.
While this means you can’t book a certain delivery slot too far in advance, it does mean that if you’re quick on April 11 (5 days before Easter) you can rush in and grab a slot just in time. for the big day. To order online with Co-op you need to spend a minimum of £15 and delivery charges average £1.99.
Best Advice – Co-op is currently offering deals of 2 for £8 or 3 for £10 on a selection of large Easter eggs.
Easter slots have been available since March 31 at Asda. Those with an Asda delivery pass can get earlier access or priority booking. A quick search of the Asda website will reveal that there are Easter delivery slots available until Saturday April 16.
Customers can choose the date and time they prefer, but should not delay as slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The minimum online spend at Asda is £40 for delivery and £25 for click and collect.
Home delivery will cost customers between £1.75 and £7, depending on the time and day. Customers with a pass have access to free delivery, but this service is currently closed to new customers. Asda is offering some awesome gift deals this year with the option to get 4 Easter eggs for just £10 or 2 large ones for £7.
Good tip – buyers will be able to change their delivery up until the time indicated on their order confirmation email, which is usually the day before delivery.
Iceland does not offer advance booking for the Easter delivery window. The supermarket lets you book online six days before your delivery, so to get your order in time for Easter, check the websites for time slots around April 10 or 11.
The minimum online spend for delivery is £25 with a delivery cost of £3, but if you spend £35 you’ll get free next day delivery. The reasonably priced supermarket has 2 large Easter eggs for just £5, and cuts of meat for Easter dinner from just £3.50.
Best Advice – Selected accounts may be able to save extra with a discount code. ICEMARCH is offering £10 off £40 for selected accounts
Easter delivery slots are now available to book via the Morrisons website, from now until Easter Sunday itself, subject to availability. Morrisons requires customers to spend a minimum of £40 to access home delivery and click and collect services. Delivery cost can vary between £2 and £7 for delivery, while there is no click and collect cost.
Popular Easter gift options are available on the site, along with spring bakery deals and Easter dinner deals.
Tip – The Morrisons have a contactless Click & Collect which may have better availability for Easter dates than home delivery slots.
Lidl doesn’t currently offer a home delivery service, but there are plenty of seasonal delicacies to be found in store, from delicious chocolate treats to everything you need for your Easter roast dinner.
Delivery slots at Sainsbury’s are now available until Easter, until Saturday 16 April. first served.
The supermarket chain offers a Delivery Pass service for customers, which allows them to see time slots further in advance and have priority at peak times. The minimum online spend is £40 for delivery, with free delivery on orders over £100. While the minimum spend for click and collect is £40.
Tip – take a look at the freebees section of the online supermarket as they sometimes have deals that allow you to add certain products to your cart for free.