Sainsbury’s shoppers fuming as supermarket raises delivery charge to £8005/06/2022
Sainsbury’s customers are raging after the supermarket giant announced it would be raising the price of delivery passes.
The grocer’s “anytime delivery pass” allows the owner to book a slot for their shopping to be delivered once every day of the week for free – including weekends.
Prior to Sainsbury’s turnaround the cost of such a pass was £60, but now it will set shoppers back a whopping £80 instead.
And, furious customers have taken to Twitter to complain about the new price – as well as the changing cost of other delivery passes.
Shopper Michelle wrote to Sainsbury’s on social media and said: “Could I speak to someone about delivery pass renewal please? Had mine cancelled despite updating card details – now paying £20 more…"
Another Twitter user added: "Along with many others I will be closing my a/c. Sainsbury's are crazy if they think they can put up food prices and then hit loyal customers who have shopped with them for years with delivery pass increase from £60 to £80."
The “midweek delivery pass” which allows online grocery shops to be delivered on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays has also been upped in price.
Where before it cost £30 it will now set you back £40.
And, the six month “anytime delivery pass” was repriced at £40 from £35.
The Mirror claims that there was no midweek delivery pass available on Sainsbury’s website yesterday, May 4, but that reports suggest the pass was only £18 last year.
The supermarket has also stopped the selling of its three-month delivery passes, replacing them with monthly passes.
The monthly “anytime delivery pass” comes in at £7.50 while the monthly “midweek delivery pass” comes in at £4.
On the website, the three-month “midweek delivery pass” is indeed priced at £10 while the three-month “anytime delivery pass” costs £20.
The hike in cost comes a month after UK inflation reached an enormous 7%.
It’s the highest inflation percentage the country has seen in 30 years.
Experts predict another 8% hike later this year and Kantar also revealed that grocery prices are 5.9 per cent higher in April than they were last year.
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George Day, 74, from Whyteleafe in Surrey told The Sun: “We are pensioners. We rely on the delivery pass service as it is hard for us to get out and about these days.”
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “Last year we updated our online groceries services so that we can offer simpler, more flexible ways to shop with us, while still offering great value.”
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