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A guide to online food shopping at Cardiff

By ThanoushaRLA 22 Mar 2021

Shopping online for groceries has become increasingly popular, especially during the pandemic. There are many benefits to shopping online, as you can save money by planning what to buy before you look online, and you won’t fall for any of the tricks supermarkets use instore! Here is a comparative guide of the places you can do your online shopping at university: 

  1. Tesco 
    ABOUT: A typical student supermarket, this one is also really popular for delivery
    DELIVERY FEES: Starts at £2
  2. Asda
    ABOUT: Asda offers both home delivery and Click & Collect
    DELIVERY FEES: Starts at £1
  3. Sainsbury's
    ABOUT: Sainsbury’s often has a great range
    DELIVERY FEES: Starts at £1
  4. Iceland
    ABOUT: Iceland is great for stocking up on frozen foods at an affordable price.
    DELIVERY FEES: Starts at £2, free next day delivery with £35 spend
  5. Aldi
    ABOUT: Aldi offers both home delivery and CollectPlus for store delivery. They are also partners with Deliveroo to offer quick, contactless delivery services.
    DELIVERY FEES: Free standard delivery for orders over £30. Delivery is 4.99 on the Deliveroo app.
    MINIMUM SPEND: No minimum spend, orders under £30 are charged standard delivery of £2.95
  6. CU FOODS 
    ABOUT: Students living in University residences can use this food delivery service. The Click and Deliver service offers a range of meals, burgers, burritos, drinks and snacks. The Marketplace is a shop for essential groceries and items.
    DELIVERY FEES: No delivery fees
    MINIMUM SPEND: No minimum spend 

NOTE: If you are a student self-isolating in University residences, and register this on SIMS Online, you will receive £20 credited to your account to spend with The Marketplace. 

a laptop computer sitting on top of a table at a supermarket

Ordering groceries can be really convenient when you’re too busy to go out shopping, and it’s also a very safe option in these times. There are often a lot of online supermarket vouchers that are available, particularly for new customers, so definitely lookout for these! You might want to team up with your flatmates and take part in an online delivery order together, taking advantage of those free delivery offers over a certain amount. Another thing to research is delivery passes: these are like a subscription service that you can sign up for, saving you more money long term. Many supermarkets offer these, so have a look online.


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