Tesco recently announced customers would now have to spend £40 if they wanted to qualify for free delivery, instead of £25, and students really aren't happy.
Although the company is reassuring its customers they can still use the delivery service, albeit at a cost of £4 if their shop is under the £40 threshold, students have already pledged to take their custom elsewhere when they return to university in the autumn.
Any orders under the £40 mark will also have to pay existing delivery charges of anything from £1 to £6. Meanwhile, a recent RBS survey revealed students spend an average of £24 a week on groceries - almost 40% less than Tesco's threshold.
Heartbroken that my relationship with @Tesco has to end now the minimum basket order is £40 😪😪 we had a great run while it lasted xxxx— Holly Bates (@hollybates) August 5, 2015
Tesco&Asda changing their home deliveries to minimum £40 clearly arent thinking of their student customers trek to morrisons in Sept it is👊🏼— Louise (@loumaddo) July 22, 2015
@Tesco No just overall. It's largely the £4 supplement, £40 is hard to reach for us weekly, £30/£35 would be much more realistic.— Jen (@bakearamaUK) July 24, 2015
Minimum spend on Tesco is now £40..... Okay bye bye then 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 #hellosainsburys— elelelel (@elinorbarnes) July 23, 2015