Tesco brings back its delivery saver pass that lets shoppers book slots four weeks before othersJune 26, 2020
TESCO is bringing back its delivery saver subscription service next month – and customers can now book slots four weeks before others.
The supermarket suspended the plans for new and existing customers in April after a surge in online orders led to a limited availability of slots.
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The plans let regular online shoppers save on delivery fees by paying monthly fees instead of individual charges for each order.
At the time, Tesco also refunded half of the fees for March for existing customers.
But from July 1, it'll restart payments for customers on existing any day or midweek plans.
Payments will remain suspended for same-day paid plan customers, as same-day deliveries are currently unavailable.
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From July 1, Tesco is also introducing a priority four-week slot view, meaning delivery saver customers can see and book an entire month of slots before other shoppers.
Tesco told The Sun it couldn't guarantee slots, but added that this gives customers the best change to get one.
Online shoppers at Tesco can usually view and book slots three weeks in advance.
The subscription service is still paused for new customers, and the supermarket couldn't tell us when it'll become available again.
The prices of Tesco's delivery plans start from £3.49 a month, for a mid-week plan on a six-month contract.
This means you'll get orders delivered to your doorstep or nearest store for free Tuesdays until Thursdays.
All you need to do is spend at least £40 for home deliveries and £25 for click & collect, or you'll be charged a minimum basket charge of £4.
It could come in handy if you regularly make orders online, as home delivery fees typically range from £2 to £7 on Tesco's website.
If you sign up and it turns out you'd spent less without it, you'll be sent a voucher within 21 days to cover the difference.
Asda and Sainsbury's delivery passes are still suspended online, and we've asked the supermarkets when they plan to bring them back.
While Morrisons told The Sun it's not suspended its delivery pass at any time during the coronavirus crisis.
The supermarket charges £5 a month for a midweek plan offering free deliveries between Tuesdays and Thursdays if you pay it monthly.
But you can get away cheaper per month if you sign up to an annual pass for £35, working out as £2.92 a month.
A spokesperson for Tesco told The Sun: "Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis we have more than doubled our online capacity, with over 1.3million online slots available every week.
"We temporarily suspended our delivery saver plans in April, given the unprecedented levels of demand and the need to prioritise slots for the most vulnerable customers.
"As the availability of slots continues to improve, we’re pleased to be able to re-introduce delivery saver plans for existing customers from the start of July."
In April, Tesco doubled the number of delivery slots available to customers.
We've looked at how best to get supermarket delivery slots during the coronavirus crisis.
Plus, if you can't a delivery slot, we explain how to get a refund on your supermarket delivery pass.
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