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Tesco rolls out same-day delivery across the UK – here's how to try it for free

The supermarket previously only offered the service in London and the South East

Chloe Best

Tesco has announced plans to make its same-day food delivery service available to 99 per cent of UK towns and cities from August. The supermarket giant currently only offers the service in London and the South East, so the news is sure to be well received by customers who want the chance to get their food delivered to their door within just a few hours of ordering.

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The same-day delivery service means that shoppers who place orders by 1pm can have their food delivered between 7pm-11pm that evening. The service is available every day in London and the South East, however it will only be available Monday to Saturday across the rest of the country.

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Tesco's same-day delivery will soon be available across the UK

Adrian Letts, managing director of Tesco Online, said about the service: "Customers tell us they like getting their shopping delivered quickly and conveniently, and with our same day delivery service they can now order by lunch to get their shopping delivered for their evening meal."

The service typically costs between £3 and £8 per order, but there is a way of trying it out for free. Simply sign up for a free 30 day trial of Tesco's Delivery Saver scheme, which gives you access to free mid-week or weekend deliveries, and put it to the test. But make sure you cancel within the free trial period or you will start getting charged.

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It is not the first new delivery scheme Tesco has launched in 2017; the retailer launched a new one-hour and two-hour delivery service for customers in central London in June with its Tesco Now app. The scheme was launched to challenge Amazon's Prime Now service, which offers one-hour delivery in selected postcodes including those across London, Birmingham and Newcastle.

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