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.
Recipe box discounts
I’ve written about recipe boxes in detail here, but below are some special offers.
Gousto: Up to 95% off first box via Quidco or TopCashback
There are often voucher codes for Gousto, but if you’re new to Gousto and go via a cashback site you can save even more.
The deals seem to change fairly regularly and switch between TopCashback and Quidco, so it’s best to check both to see which is best.
At the time of writing, going via TopCashback or Quidco can get 65% off your first box, and around £17 or £18 cashback on top. Combined that’s going to be 100% 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 £16.75. Add in the cashback and you’ll actually make a profit.
If you’re also new to TopCashback then add another £15 on top, which Quidco offers £17 extra. Here’s more on getting these new customer cashback bonuses.
Hello Fresh: 50% off and £12 bonus cashback
There is a similar deal at Quidco (this one also switches between the two cashback sites, so check) for HelloFresh giving 50% off your first box and £11 cashback on top. If you order the smallest box (three recipes a week for two people) this brings the total down to just £4!
Here you can nab a new customer bonus in addition if you’re new to the cashback site.
Pasta Evangelists: 40% off and free prosecco
You can get 40% off these posh pasta meal boxes, and you’ll get two mini bottles of prosecco thrown in too. They’re still not cheap, but will cost less than a takeaway.
The minimum spend to redeem the code is £13, but that’s more or less 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.
Hotel Chocolat: Free 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.
National Burger Day
Thursday 25 August 2022 is “national burger day” and it’s worth checking to see if your fave restaurant is taking part with special burgers or discounts.
Some might be doing deals through the week and into the Bank Holiday weekend too
A few I’ve spotted:
- Free vegan burger at Burger King via the app (more on the app below)
- 20% off at Bleeker Street
- Buy One Get One Free at Hard Rock Cafe
- 50% off tickets to National Burger Day at Vinegar Yard (London)
Burger King: Free cheeseburger or chips
The new Burger King loyalty app earns you points when you spend that can be redeemed for items on the menu. When you sign up you get 200 free points, which can be exchanged for a free cheeseburger or fries. Download on Google Play here or App Store here.
Not valid at motor way service station restaurants. More in the Ts&Cs
McDonalds: Free burger via app
Download the McDonalds app and you can often get discounts on food and drink from the fast food chain.
And sign up to the new reward scheme and you’ll get a free cheeseburger or vegetable deluxe burger (ends 14 Jan 2023). You’ll also get 1500 free points after your first order via the app – enough to get small fries.
Tastecard: 2-4-1 or 50% off
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.
MeatLiquor: 50% off food & drink
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 – so sign up now!
Leon: 30% off
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.