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Tesco Groceries Vs Asda Groceries: Where To Shop In 2022

By Saeed Ibrahim – 13th December 2021
  • Compared: Asda grocery prices vs Tesco grocery prices
  • Are Tesco Clubcards worth it?
  • Bonus: Online shopping costs and delivery prices

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2022 is quickly arriving and with it comes a brand new set of New Years Resolutions and many new lifestyle changes.

So why not see if it’s worth revisiting where you shop too?

Asda and Tesco are amongst UK’s largest supermarkets, having some of the largest product selections nationwide, a great range of daily offers, and added benefits like the Tesco Clubcard.

But most importantly, which is cheaper for groceries?

Prices change across all supermarkets, ranging from as small as a penny to sometimes as much as £1 or more per grocery.

Using the Trolley.co.uk supermarket comparison app, I put together a list of ten items that’d grace any typical shopping list:

  • Kingsmill Medium White Bread
  • Own-brand Semi Skimmed Milk 4 pints, 2.2L
  • Yorkshire Tea Bags 80x
  • Heinz Baked Beans 4x 415g
  • Fairy Washing Up Liquid Original, 433ml
  • Comfort Fabric Conditioner 85 washes, 3L
  • McVities Rich Tea 300g
  • Walkers Variety Multipack Crisps 22x
  • Cadbury’s Dairy Milk 200g
  • Kellogg’s Coco Pops Cereal 720g

Here’s how a typical price comparison looks like on Trolley.co.uk:

After comparing both stores like-for-like, you’re likely to save £1.36 by buying your everyday groceries at Asda instead of Tesco. Here’s what the prices look like:

Asda – £21.58 Cheapest
Tesco – £22.94

What that means: You’re looking at saving just over £70 a year by simply swapping to Asda when buying your weekly groceries for these 10 groceries.

How does owning a Tesco Clubcard change things?

Tesco’s final price above doesn’t include Clubcard savings for those who don’t own one. If you did own a Tesco Clubcard, here’s what prices would have looked like:

Kingsmill Medium White Bread
No Offer
Own-brand Whole Milk
No Offer
Yorkshire Tea Bags
No Offer
Heinz Baked Beans
No Offer
Fairy Washing Up Liquid
No Offer
Comfort Fabric Conditioner
50p Off
McVities Rich Tea
No Offer
Walkers Variety Multipack
No Offer
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
30p Off
Kellogg’s Coco Pops
No Offer

With a Clubcard discount on two of the items, you’re looking at saving 80p which brings Tesco’s total cost to £22.14.

How this changes things: Asda remains the cheaper option, saving 56p on this shop. By saving this much weekly, you’ll be looking to save just over £29 a year.

Bonus: How does delivery look when shopping online?

Online prices are more or less the same as in-store unless stated otherwise (i.e 'Online Exclusive').

Delivery – From £1

Minimum spend – No minimum spend £3 charge for orders under £40

Delivery – From £2

Minimum spend – No minimum spend £4 charge for orders under £40

With the minimum delivery costs and taking into account that my lists from both stores come to less than £40, here is the new pricing:

Asda – £25.58
Tesco (Without Clubcard) – £28.94
Tesco (With Clubcard) – £28.14

How much can I save by switching to Asda from Tesco?

Supposing that you're doing a weekly shop with delivery, you could be looking to save between £133.12 and £174.72 by the end of 2022 just by choosing Asda over Tesco.

Although it seems like less, you’ll be shopping more or less your entire life which means it’ll soon add up. By keeping up to date with store and delivery prices, you might just be able to save £1000s of pounds.

I mean.. I can’t be the only one who wouldn’t mind a holiday or two every few years just by changing where I shop, right?

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