Sainsbury’s have announced they are hiking up their prices for their delivery passes to a whopping £80, leaving shoppers furious as they took to Twitter to complain about the new prices.
Originally prices at £60, the passes have been raised by £20 earlier this week, meaning the already tight prices are leaving shoppers even more stretched for money.
The pass accounts for one free delivery every day of the week, including weekends, is called the”anytime delivery pass” and allows shoppers delivery to their homes rather than venturing out to the shops.
This change in price has caused much upset among Sainsbury’s regulars.
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…” reports Manchester Evening News.
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 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 “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 services so that we can offer simpler, more flexible ways to shop with us, while still offering great value.”
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