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The best deals right now for some free or cheap food and drink!

From lunch discounts and vouchers to free samples and restaurant deals, read on for the best food and drink deals you currently available.

I’ve split the supermarket special offers over to a separate deals page as there are just so many!

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Recipe boxes discounts

I’ve written about recipe boxes in detail here, but below are some special offers. Sometimes the cashback offers swap between Quidco and TopCashback so if it’s not showing on one, check the other.

88% off Gousto via Topcashback

There are often voucher codes for Gousto, but if you’re new to Gousto and go via Topcashback site you can get 40% off your first box, and up to £20 cashback on top. Combined that’s about 88% off that first box.

So the most expensive box (four meals per box for four people) would normally cost £47.75, but the code brings it down to £28.65. TopCashback offers £20 back, taking the total down to £8.65.

If you’re also new TopCashback sites then add another or £10 on top. Here’s more on getting these new customer cashback bonuses. Factor this in and you’re essentially getting paid to have the box.

50% off Hello Fresh and £12 bonus cashback

There is a similar deal at TopCashback for HelloFresh giving 50% off your first box and £12 cashback on top if you spend £13.50. If you spend less the bonus will be £6.

Here you can nab a £10 new customer bonus in addition if you’re new to TCB.

30% off Pasta Evangelists

I’ve been researching recipe boxes for a forthcoming article and spotted you can get 30% off these posh pasta meal boxes. They’re not cheap, but could be worth a look while restaurants are shut.

The minimum spend to redeem the code is £13, but that’s the price of two portions of the cheapest meal.

To get free delivery and another 15% off you need to subscribe – but you can cancel and pause this online.

Get 30% off your first Pasta Evangelists

Shop deals

Free Hotel Chocolat treat on your birthday

If you sign up to Hotel Chocolat’s VIP ME scheme you’ll get a free gift on your birthday (I got a free £5 voucher to spend), as well as other offers through the year such as 15% off your next purchase. You can only sign up in-stores.

> More about the Hotel Chocolat VIP ME scheme

Takeaway tea and coffee deals

50p hot drink at Costa

Until 15th April you can get any hot drink for 50p at Costa. You need to scan the Costa app at the till to get your discount.

Free hot drinks with O2

You can often pick up a free coffee from Cafe Nero with the O2 Priorities app – which anyone can get with this trick.

“Free” tea or coffee at Waitrose

PAUSED DURING COVID. If you sign up to the My Waitrose membership scheme you can get a free hot drink when you buy something. BUT you’ll need to bring a reusable cup with you.

> More on the Waitrose free hot drink deal

50p off Pret hot drinks, 30p Starbucks, 25p elsewhere with a reusable cup

PAUSED DURING COVID. If you take in a reusable mug you will get a 50p discount on hot drinks at Pret and 25p at other chains. In fact from mid-July you’ll pay 5p more at Starbucks for a paper cup, so bringing a reusable cup will save you 30p.

READ MORE > How you can get discounts on coffee with reuseable cups

Restaurant deals

50% off food & drink at MeatLiquor

At certain points in the year, top burger joint MeatLiquor emails members of its list 50% off vouchers. These tend to happen on bank holidays and your birthday.

There’s also going to be a voucher sent out when lockdown lifts and restaurants can reopen – so sign up now!

30% off Leon orders

Sign up to the Leon Lovers Club and you’ll get a voucher for a 30% off your next order. You used to also get a treat on your birthday.

2-4-1 or 50% off with Tastecard

You can save 50% with Tastecard at hundreds of restaurants. I’ve got a post which I regularly update with the latest Tastecard offers, often including one month free or a four-month trial for £1.

Well worth giving it a go and seeing if you think you’ll use it regularly. There’s also Gourmet Society which does a similar thing.

> Find the latest Tastecard offers