Sainsbury’s has announced it iis pushing up the cost of its delivery passes to £80 which has left customers furious as the cost of living crisis continues. Customers took to social media recently following the supermarket’s announcement earlier this week.
The cost of the supermarket’s “anytime delivery pass” has been upped from £60 to £80. The pass accounts for up to one free delivery every day of the week, including weekends, the Mirror reports.
A shopper named Michelle wrote to the supermarket on Twitter: “Could I speak to someone about delivery pass renewal please? Had mine cancelled despite updating card details – now paying £20 more…”
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Sainsbury’s has also upped the cost of its “midweek delivery pass”, which applies to online grocery orders delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, by £10, taking it from £30 to £40. Alongside these, the six-month “anytime delivery pass” was upped from £35 to £40.
The Mirror reports that there was no midweek delivery pass obtainable 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 “anytime delivery pass” comes in at £7.50 while the “midweek delivery pass” comes in at £4. On the website, the “midweek delivery pass” is indeed priced at £10 while the three-month “anytime delivery pass” costs £20.
The price hike comes just a month after UK inflation reached 7 per cent – its highest percentage in 30 years. Experts predict a further inflation hike to 8 per cent later this year. Kantar also revealed that grocery prices are 5.9 per cent higher in April than they were a year ago – the biggest increase we’ve seen since December 11.
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 sets so that we can offer simpler, more flexible ways to shop with us, while nevertheless offering great value.”
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