PEOPLE are only just realising that Tesco has made a major change to grocery deliveries and shoppers aren't happy about it.
It comes after the supermarket giant increased the minimum amount that customers need to spend to qualify for home delivery without facing an extra charge.
Numerous angry shoppers have posted about the change on the Scrimping on a Budget Facebook group.
One shopper said: "It's a lot for a single person, I sometimes get same-day delivery at Morrisons for a small shop, delivery is £3.99 but sometimes I have no space or need to spend £50."
"I live alone and find it hard to spend that amount, also I'm housebound so can't just pop out for something," said another.
A third shopper said: "They'll lose business… Serves them right," and another said: "Tesco has made things difficult."
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Tesco upped the minimum basket values for home delivery earlier this week.
The minimum basket value for home delivery increased to £50 on Tuesday, May 2 – up from its previous level of £40.
It also increased the basket charge for those who don't meet the minimum spend from £4 to £5.
The basket charge is added to all orders that don’t meet the minimum basket value of £50.
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But Tesco has retained the minimum £25 order value for click and collect orders at all stores.
At the time of the change, a Tesco spokesperson said: "To ensure we can continue to serve our online customers as effectively as possible, from May 2 we are making some changes to our minimum basket threshold, the first change we are making in nearly eight years.
"For the vast majority of our customers, there will be no change to the way they shop."
While Tesco is upping its minimum spend for home deliveries, it has also made some big changes to its Clubcard scheme in recent weeks.
The supermarket chain is reducing the value of Clubcard vouchers spent with reward partners.
From June 14, Clubcard vouchers will only be worth double their value if exchanged at any of Tesco's 100 reward partners.
The move will mean that their value won't go as far as it used to on things like family days out at Alton Towers Resort, meals at PizzaExpress, sunny getaways with Hotels.com and much more.
Customers wishing to avoid the points devaluation for as long as possible can do so by ordering partner codes before June 14.
Shoppers will also collect one point for every two litres of fuel they buy from June 14 – down by two points per litre.
How much do other shops charge for delivery?
Sainsbury's requires a minimum spend of £40 or shoppers will incur a £7 fee.
For Asda, customers need to spend £40 too, but they'll only be charged £3 if they don't.
Morrisons shoppers need to spend £25 minimum and those below £40 will incur an extra £3 charge.
Iceland customers need to spend a minimum 0f £40 – those under will incur a £3 fee.
Other online retailers charge customers for delivery if they don't spend over a certain amount.
For example, Asos doesn't charge for delivery if you spend over £40.
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But if you spend under this amount you'll be charged £4.50 for standard delivery.
In recent weeks, B&M has scrapped its home delivery service after launching it as a trial in June last year.
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