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How to save money at ASDA

Tamires Criscio
Tamires Criscio
  | Edited by Tom Church
Updated 8th February 2021

Do you want to save money on your ASDA supermarket shopping? For online and in-store, Latest Deals has gathered all the information you need to make the most of your ASDA shopping experience. Learn how to save money on your ASDA grocery shopping with our seven tips and much more.

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What is ASDA?

ASDA is a British supermarket retailer. ASDA’s headquarters are in Leeds, England. ASDA was founded in 1949. ASDA was sold to the giant American company Walmart in 1999. In October 2020, ASDA was bought by two billionaire brothers in the UK. They’ve promised to invest more than £1 billion to keep ASDA’s low prices. ASDA is Britain's second-largest supermarket chain.

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Where is ASDA? 

How many ASDA stores are there in the UK? 

In total, there are more than 600 ASDA stores in the UK. You can also find a few ASDA stores in the USA. 

Where is my nearest ASDA?

To find the nearest ASDA supermarket, you can use ASDA’ store locator. You just need to add your postcode and the locator will indicate the store closest to you.

ASDA Opening Hours 

ASDA has a different policy regarding opening hours for its more than 600 stores around the UK. Some of them are open 24 hours, others aren’t. 

What time does ASDA open? 

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Most ASDA stores open around 7AM during weekdays and on Saturdays. This can change depending on the location or if it’s a national holiday. 

It’s very common for supermarkets in the UK to open later on Sundays, usually, around 11AM. 

What time does ASDA close? 

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Most ASDA stores close around 11PM during the week and on Saturdays. This can change depending on the location or if it’s a national holiday. 

It’s very common for supermarkets in the UK to close earlier on Sundays, usually around 5PM.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When planning your next ASDA physical visit, take these opening times into account. Especially on Sundays, where you can find the doors closed at different times.

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How to save money at ASDA? 7 ways to save money on your ASDA shopping 

Do you want to save money at ASDA? Latest Deals has selected seven ways to save money on your ASDA shopping, check them out below: 

1. ASDA's quality guarantee

If you are not happy with your ASDA purchase because of its quality, you can ask for a refund. You can do that with your online purchases or with your in-store purchases. Depending on your case, you can get a refund and a £2 voucher. 

2. ASDA’s smile vouchers

This is only available at the physical stores. ASDA staff carries around smile vouchers and depending on your interaction with them, you can get 50p off your shopping total. ASDA staff are trained to give to the customers that deserve them. 

Some of the reasons you can get one are waiting at a till for too long and not being able to find the product you are looking for. To get one of these, make sure you are extra nice to the staff when letting them know you are not happy with your customer experience at the store. 

3. ASDA’s wonky veggies box

ASDA was the first supermarket in the UK to sell wonky veggies boxes back in 2016. You can find these at the stores. A wonky veggies box will contain misshapen veggies, not losing anything in nutritional quality. These wonky veggies are much cheaper than the traditional ones, only missing on the aesthetical side. A box that usually would cost you £20, can be bought for only £3.50. Keep in mind that vegetables are seasonal. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you buy these boxes you are helping to avoid food waste. You also support seasonal products that are much more sustainable for the environment. You can help the planet while saving money!

4. ASDA’s coupons

ASDA accepts all the coupons you might have no matter how many, as long they are not expired. If you love couponing, ASDA can be your best friend! Make sure you always check our ASDA’s Latest Deals Page to get the best online coupons.

5. ASDA’s product refunds

ASDA has a wonderful policy of giving product refunds. When you are online shopping, you can complain about any faulty product no matter how small the issue is. Just go to your order and send the complaint and ask for a refund. This is usually processed within 24 hours. 

ASDA also has a “try me, love me” policy, but this only applies to ASDA's own-brand products. If you've tried any ASDA own-brand food product and didn’t like it, you can ask for a refund and a replacement. Just make sure you keep the receipts and the packaging. You will need to ask for it in-store and return both to a team member. 

6. ASDA’s yellow sticker discounts

ASDA also has yellow sticker discounts, which can save you tons of money. Most of these stickers can be found from early mornings to late evenings. In the chilled aisles, you'll have more luck in the early mornings. At the bakery, you will have more luck in the late evenings. British supermarkets also have shelves dedicated only to clearance products that are about to expire, so ask for them when you are at the store. Unfortunately, this only applies to in-store shopping. 

7. ASDA’s food boxes starting at £15 

ASDA has some food boxes available, and the cheapest one starts at £15. If you are on a tight budget this can be a good deal. Check out more about them here. This box comes with: oats, olive oil, cheese sauce, baked beans, butter beans, chickpeas, chorizo, tinned sweetcorn, tinned tomatoes, vegetable stock, chilli con carne, long-grain rice, pasta, green pesto, Mexican beans, pasta sauce, lentils, mixed herbs, cheese, biscuit and chocolate. This is ideal for filling up your pantry. ASDA also offers pdfs with recipes on how to utilize all the ingredients. If you have tried this box, let us know what you think about it in the comments section below! 

What do Latest Deals Members think about ASDA? 

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Our members shared some comments about their shopping experiences at ASDA. Some of them commented that:

 “I shop at ASDA's because it is the best for deals”

 “I'm always very happy to shop at ASDA especially with a voucher code”. 

“I love their clothes! They are of such good quality and terrific value. When my son needs something new then I will look online and get it delivered.”

“I like ASDA, but only buy food & drink from them. They have a lot of items that I don't see elsewhere in my area and I also get their own brand food items.”

“I like the fact that their stock of a particular type of product is huge. They stock more herbs, spices and seasonings than most other shops, their fresh meat isn't hiding fat under the label, their prices are usually 20p to 40p cheaper for the comparative item in the other 'big' stores and they're always re-stocking the shelves.” 

We have gathered some of their opinions and listed below the positives and the negatives of shopping at ASDA. Keep in mind that the experiences can be different depending on their locations in the UK and if they are shopping in-store or online. 

Most of the Latest Deals’ members also shared in our Facebook Group - Cheap Supermarket Cooking that they have a good experience when shopping at ASDA. 

These are some of the things our members pointed out as positives: 

  • Good deals and prices when in sale. 
  • Great staff and customer service.
  • At the stores queues go down quickly with many tills open.
  • The stores have a good layout and are easy to circulate.
  • Refunds are usually quite easy to obtain both for in-store and online purchases (as long as you have your receipt).
  • Good service for Click and Collect when not in busy times (our tip is to book during quieter times to make it quickly, usually weekdays in the morning or in the afternoons, if it’s possible).
  • Very helpful drivers on the home delivery services. 
  • More variety over other supermarkets. 
  • Good selection of food and drinks at the “World Foods” aisle. 
  • Good clothing range for buying affordable long-lasting items. 
  • The Scan and Go app makes shopping easier and quicker.
  • Good service for the disabled and elderly. 
  • The opening hours are great for all ages as most stores are 24 hours opening along with their petrol stations.
  • Good own-brand nappies and baby wipes. 
  • Recommended George clothing range. It washes well and has a good quality for the small price tag. 
  • ASDA's George range often has something for all the family. 

Unfortunately, there are some negatives: 

  • Shortage of organic options.
  • Products can be out of stock frequently.
  • Prices have started to go up and quality down.
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How good are ASDA stores?

According to Which.co.uk, ASDA has a 5.8 grade (out of 10) regarding the overall quality of its physical stores. ASDA’s customers believe that the store's layout is average and the stores' appearance could be better. 

When customers are shopping at a local store, they have reported that the queuing time is longer than ideal. They also can’t find all the products they are looking for and sometimes ASDA staff availability and helpfulness is below expected. However, ASDA stores do have a good range of products available in general. 

The survey says the overall quality of fresh products is also average and that the overall quality of own-label products could be improved. 

The Latest Deals Supermarket Price Comparison tool has found ASDA is not the cheapest store nor the most expensive, so you can find a good value for money at reasonable prices. However, ASDA is failing on the sustainability aspect. Unfortunately, most of ASDA’s packaging is not recyclable and ASDA still uses lots of plastic to pack its products.

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How good is ASDA online?

According to Which.co.uk, ASDA Online has a 6.5 grade (out of 10) regarding its overall quality. This shows that you are getting a better deal when you are shopping at ASDA online than at a physical store. Both websites and apps have good navigation and you can easily find the products you are looking for. Delivery slots are easily available, most of the time. 

The survey says ASDA online also substitutes items without alerting you. You will only find out about the change when your delivery arrives or you are out to collect it. The good thing is that ASDA does refund you in full for any substitute product you aren't happy with.

The survey also found the overall quality of fresh products at ASDA online is below the in-store quality. If you receive any product too close to the expiration date, you can also complain and get a full refund. 

Online customers also think that the overall quality of own-label products could be improved. In addition, ASDA delivery drivers have an excellent grade, making most of the customers happy with their services. 

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George at ASDA 

George started at ASDA as a clothing brand and is now ASDA’s online store for different items. There you can find clothes and products for babies and kids and your home. George is well-known for its cheap school uniforms and cheap home appliances. 

Cheap school uniforms 

At George, you can find cheap school uniforms. They are well-known for their cheap prices and lasting quality. 

Cheap home appliances

At George, you can also find cheap home appliances. If you are looking to furnish your home and get all the basics you need to live comfortably without spending too much money, check George out! 

Sales Dates at ASDA 

When is ASDA Black Friday? 

ASDA is taking part in the Black Friday event and the best way to know when the sales are happening is by following ASDA on social media. 

When is the ASDA Baby Event?

The ASDA Baby and Toddler Event happens throughout the year. The best way to know when the next one is by following ASDA’s social media profiles. To make it even easier, sign-up for ASDA Baby & Toddler Club where you will receive the dates in your email inbox. 

ASDA Baby & Toddler Club

You can sign-up for this group for free to receive regular newsletters with lots of information, such as advice, resources, sales and offers. This is the best way to get informed about Baby & Toddler events, where you can have access to big sales. Read more about the club here.

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What Gift cards does ASDA sell?

ASDA sells many different types of gift cards. You can find them in physical stores and online. ASDA has also created two exclusive cards, check them out below: 

  • ASDA's Christmas Savings Card

This is a way to guarantee some extra cash for your Christmas shopping. We all know how expensive December can be. ASDA is here to help you save money during the year and guarantee you will have enough funds for not only Christmas food and drinks, but also Christmas presents! If you save £280 or more, you get a £15 bonus! You need to have this amount saved by November 15th of that year. Also, you will only be able to use the card at ASDA and George!

  • ASDA’s Student Parent Card

ASDA has created this Student Parent Card to make it easier for you to send grocery money to your college kids. With two cards linked to the same account, you can send payments easily. This is a great way to control grocery expenses and make sure everyone is on the same page.

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ASDA’s Own-brand Food Ranges

It’s very common in the British supermarket industry for big retailers to have their own-brand products, with ASDA being no different. At ASDA, you can find more than one own-brand food range. You can find them below: 

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You can find almost everything in ASDA’s own-brand range, from tomato sauce to cleaning products. Buying supermarket own-brand products can help you to save money. In addition, you can get some really creative and exclusive products. Visit ASDA stores to find some hidden gems. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you visit ASDA stores to find some hidden gems. You can find some good ones during the holidays when British supermarkets release different products. 

Smart Price 

This is ASDA’s value range, where you can find the cheapest options at ASDA. If you are looking to build your savings, we recommend looking for Smart Price labels. ASDA is always working to improve the quality of these products. ASDA also promises products free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fat. If you buy one of them and genuinely don’t like it, you can get a refund and a replacement, as mentioned above. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend getting tinned ingredients and cleaning products from this range. 

Extra Special 

On the other hand, if you are looking to spend a little bit more to get an exclusive product, you can shop at ASDA Extra Special range. In this range, you can find more luxurious products, including ready meals for a dine-in, desserts, special meat cuts, alcoholic beverages, lots of jarred goodies and much more. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend getting ASDA’s Gin as they are award winners and dinner meal deals for a cheaper but still delicious dinner at home. 

Farm Stores

ASDA’s farm stores is another interesting food range. You can get fruits, vegetables and meats for a much cheaper price without compromising the quality. While most supermarkets, including the two cheapest ones Aldi and Lidl, sell apples and pears for about £1 for five to six units, you can get these products for less than 60p at ASDA. You can also guarantee your Sunday Roast with fresh white potatoes and whole chicken. Lastly, one of the best deals is four avocados for £1. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend getting avocados, apples and pears. 

Little Angels 

Last but not least, Little Angels is ASDA’s baby products range. ASDA puts lots of effort into its baby products and you can count on their quality as some of them are award winners for years consecutively. The best way to know if you should or shouldn’t buy them is by reading reviews written by mums that use them around the UK. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Even if you don’t have a little one, you can still shop at this range. We recommend getting the apples and pear purees to use in vegan baking recipes, it’s a much cheaper option than applesauce. 

ASDA’s Meal Deals 

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Another important point for any supermarket in the UK is the Meal Deals. Nowadays, there are two types of meal deals. The first one is a lunchtime deal and the second one is a dinner deal. 

ASDA’s lunchtime deal 

ASDA has recently launched a new lunchtime deal in which you can get 3 items and pay only for 2. Usually a lunchtime deal includes a main, a snack and a drink for an average of £3 but ASDA has decided to do things differently. You can find these deals in-store. Online, you can find other types of snacking deals. 

ASDA’s dinner deal 

For £10, you can get a main, a side, a dessert and a bottle of wine for two people. This can be an excellent option for a special occasion at home. All the items are from the Extra Special range. You can also get soft drinks instead. 

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Does ASDA Sell Vegan Food?

ASDA brand of vegan food is called Plant Based. It’s divided into five categories: pizzas and ready meals, snacking, burgers and sausages and meat alternatives. Check them all out here. The best part is they cost around £2 each (super affordable)! ASDA is also creating new vegan products all the time. 

ASDA’s Free From 

ASDA also has a range of foods for dietary restrictions. You can find products that are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, wheat-free and many others. Not long ago, ASDA did a price decrease in all Free From product prices to make them more affordable for its customers. If you have any dietary restrictions, you can find some good products at a small price there. 

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Alcohol at ASDA 

You can find a good selection of alcoholic beverages at ASDA. ASDA also has its own alcoholic beverages, which includes its famous Extra Special Gin selections. 

What time can you buy alcohol in ASDA? 

If the ASDA store is open 24 hours, you can usually buy alcohol at any time. If the ASDA store is not open 24hours, you can buy it during opening hours. 

What time does ASDA stop selling alcohol?

It depends on the ASDA store. If the ASDA store is open 24 hours, you can buy alcohol at any time. If the ASDA store is not open for 24 hours, you will need to purchase it during opening hours. 

Ordering Online at ASDA 

You can order online at ASDA via their website. They sell most of the same items you would find in-store and more. You can find the best online ASDA deals available here

How do I cancel an ASDA order?

To cancel an ASDA order, you will need to access your account using your email address and password. Then you locate the order you want to cancel. You will see the option to either amend or cancel the order. You can cancel the order up to three days before the delivery date. 

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ASDA’s Delivery 

You can also get your ASDA online order by delivery at your chosen address Learn more about it below:

How much is ASDA delivery?

It depends. ASDA delivery fees range from £1 to £7 on £40+ orders. If your order is under £40, you pay extra £3. 

You can also get a delivery pass, which is available in two different options: 

Anytime Delivery Pass - 12 months and Midweek Delivery Pass - 12 months. Keep in mind that they are not available to new customers. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It’s unlikely that you will find a delivery slot for only £1, the average price is £2.50 to £3. 

What happens if I miss my ASDA delivery?

If you miss your ASDA delivery, your order will be cancelled and the payment will be returned to your account within 3 to 5 days.

How do I get an ASDA home delivery slot?

The best way to get an ASDA home delivery slot is by booking it in advance. ASDA gives you a time frame of two weeks, so you are likely to find a slot, even if it’s only for 10 to 15 days from the day you're browsing. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do book in advance to make sure you get home delivery. ASDA doesn’t take the money from your account until the day of the delivery, so you can book with no problems in advance. 

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ASDA’s Click and Collect

You can also get your ASDA online order by clicking and collecting it. Learn more about it below:

How does ASDA Click and Collect work?

It’s very simple, you just need to go to ASDA.com. To place your order, you will need to create an account with an email address and a password. You can then start filling up your online cart. Once you are done, proceed to check out where you can choose the store and the date you want to collect your order. Finally, you pay for it! ASDA will only take the amount from your bank account on the date of collection. Make sure you have the money available to avoid any cancellations due to lack of payment. 

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ASDA Mobile 

ASDA has a mobile service where you can go contractless. You can get an ASDA SIM Card for as cheap as £10 per month. Check out the options here. 

How to top-up ASDA Mobile?

There are many ways to top-up your ASDA Mobile. You can do an automatic recurring top-up, which is the easiest way to keep your plan running every month. You can also order a top-up card which you can add more money on at any ASDA Store. Click here for other ways you can top-up ASDA Mobile. 

What network is ASDA Mobile?

ASDA Mobile uses EE Network. 

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ASDA Cafe 

ASDA has cafes placed at some of its physical locations. You can find some good deals at them. They usually have a £3 pizza meal deal that includes a slice of pizza, chips or fries and a soft drink. You can also get a sweet treat with any hot drink for only 85p more! You can check their full menu here. 

ASDA Cafe has some really good offers, giveaways, discounts or even free meals, check ASDA's social media accounts to keep you updated. 

What time does ASDA Cafe open?

ASDA Cafe usually opens at the same time as the supermarket. 

What time does ASDA Cafe close?

ASDA Cafe usually closes at the same time as the supermarket. 

 IMPORTANT NOTE: You can also get ASDA Cafe food at Just Eat. 

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ASDA Pharmacy 

ASDA also has some pharmacies placed at some of their physical stores. To find your nearest ASDA Pharmacy, click here.

What time does ASDA Pharmacy open?

ASDA Pharmacy opens from Monday to Saturday at 8 AM. On Sundays, it opens at 10 AM. 

What time does ASDA Pharmacy close?

ASDA Pharmacy closes from Monday to Saturday at 10 pm. On Sundays, it closes at 4 pm. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: At the moment, you can take a flu shot for £25 at ASDA
Pharmacy. 

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ASDA Opticians 

ASDA also has some optical stores placed at some of their physical stores. To find your nearest ASDA Optician, click here.

What time does ASDA Opticians open?

ASDA Opticians are open from Monday to Saturday at 9 AM. On Sundays, they open at 10 or 11 AM, depending on the location. 

What time does ASDA Opticians close?

ASDA Opticians are closed from Monday to Saturday at 8 pm. On Sundays, they close at 4 or 5 pm, depending on the location. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can buy eye contacts online with them if you are already a customer. You will need to have the correct prescription and have the contact lens fitting test done. 

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How do I contact ASDA? 

If you have any complaints about ASDA, you can write an email to register it. 

  • Telephone number: 0800 952 0101 

You can use this phone number for any queries related to online or physical shopping.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For product complaints, the best way is to either use your online account or go directly to the store.

ASDA's Social Media 

ASDA’s Facebook Profile. 

ASDA’s Instagram Profile. 

ASDA’s Twitter Profile. 

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