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Half-price Woolworths Delivery Unlimited: Is it worth it?

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$59.50 for free delivery for a year, but it pays to read the fine print.

This week I've been suggesting folks who shop at Woolworths regularly take advantage of the current half-price offer for Everyday Extra.

At $35 for the year during the Orange Friday (ahem) sale, you'll quickly make that fee back and start actually saving on your groceries.

But that's not the only sale Woolworths has on its subscription services right now.

It's also offering half-price access to Delivery Unlimited, which lets you order online and get deliveries without paying an additional fee.

Instead of paying $119 for a year, you can get it for $59.50 up until 11:59pm AEDT on Tuesday 28 November 2023.

Woolworths site listing for Delivery Unlimited deal

Holy double deal Batman!

But is that worth doing? Compared to Everyday Extra, the answer is a little more complicated. Let's crunch the numbers.

What does Woolworths Delivery Unlimited include?

Delivery Unlimited customers get free same day or next day delivery, provided you're spending at least $75 (and there's a slot available).

For fast turnaround "Delivery Now" orders, you'll pay $10 rather than $15.

Delivery Unlimited members also score 2x Everyday Rewards points for all delivery orders.

A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed to me that this is in addition to the bonus points you'd get if you're a member of Everyday Extra.

In other words, if you're a member of Everyday Extra and Delivery Unlimited, you'll get 3 Everyday Rewards points for each $1 you spend (1 standard point, 1 for Everyday Extra and 1 for Delivery Unlimited).

Finally, you get access to a priority customer care line.

How much do you save with Delivery Unlimited?

This will vary depending on how often you shop and where you live, as Woolworths adjusts delivery options for different locations.

For my suburb, here's what Woolworths charges for its delivery windows. From this, we can see the typical delivery fee is $15.

Shop valueSame day 1 hourSame day 3 hoursNext day 1 hourNext day 3 hourNext day 5 hour
$250+$11$9$9$0$0
$200 - $250$13$11$11$7$5
$150 - $200$15$13$13$9$7
$100 - $150$15$15$15$12$10
$50 - $100$15$15$15$15$13

That means if you get more than 4 Woolworths deliveries in a year, Delivery Unlimited will generally be cheaper.

That's a big improvement on the regular pricing, where you'd need 8 deliveries before you started saving money.

Two notable cases where you won't save anything:

  • If your regular shop is under $75, you won't save anything, as those orders aren't eligible. That's unlikely though - Finder research shows the average grocery shop for a household is $185 a week.
  • If your regular shop is over $250, you can get free next-day delivery in a 3-hour window. If that works for you, paying extra for Delivery Unlimited doesn't make sense.

Is it worth getting Delivery Unlimited just for the Everyday Rewards points?

I seriously considered this.

I'm not a big delivery user, in large part because my nearest Woolworths is 5 minutes walk away and I live alone.

But I love my rewards points - I've earned 42,000 Qantas Points this year through converting my Everyday Rewards.

Ultimately, since I'd still actually have to get the deliveries, this doesn't make sense for me.

But if you're keen for deliveries anyway, it's a handy bonus feature.

Bottom line? If you reckon you'll get more than 4 Woolworths deliveries in a year, Delivery Unlimited on sale could save you money.

Get more helpful money tips to help you save.

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