Food & drink deals

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

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

I’ve split the supermarket special offers and tea and coffee shop deals over to separate deals pages as there are just so many!

Recipe box discounts

I’ve written about recipe boxes in detail here, but below are some special offers.

Gousto: Up to 97% 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 Quidco can get 65% off your first box, and £15 cashback on top. Combined that’s going to be almost 100% off that first box.

So the most expensive box (four meals per box for four people) would normally cost £50.25, but the code brings it down to £17.59. Add in the cashback and you’ll get very close to zero!.

If you’re also new to Quidco then take another £17 off on top. If TopCashback offers the best deal then there’s a £10 welcome deal. Here’s more on getting these new customer cashback bonuses.

Hello Fresh: 60% off and £12 bonus cashback

There is a similar deal at TopCashback (this one also switches between the two cashback sites, so check Quidco too) for HelloFresh giving 60% off your first box and £12 cashback on top. If you order the smallest box (three recipes a week for two people) this brings the total down to just over £2!

Here you can nab a new customer bonus for the cashback sites in addition if you’re new to either site.

Pasta Evangelists: £5 off first order

You can get £5 off these posh pasta meal boxes for your first order. They’re still not cheap, but will cost less than a takeaway.

The minimum spend to redeem the code is £15, but that’s more or less the price of two portions of the cheapest meal.

Make sure you pause or cancel your plan if you don’t want to keep receiving the boxes.

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Easter chocolate clearance

I’d imagine most supermarkets have already reduced all their Easter Eggs to clear by now (though it’s worth a look), but there are still discounts of up to 50% available online at the likes of Hotel Chocolat and Lindt. Bear in mind you’ll probably need to pay delivery charges on top of the sale prices.

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnuts

Download the Krispy Kreme Rewards app to get a free Original Glazed doughnut when joining and another on your birthday. You’ll also get points every time you spend that can be spent in-store.

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.

Ben & Jerry’s: Free cone day (expired)

Every year, you can get a free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s shops, and in 2023 free cone day is on 3 April. You can pick up your scoop between 12pm and 8pm from participating outlets. Be warned – not all places are taking part.


14 thoughts on “Food & drink deals

  1. Hi Andy,
    I signed up for your news letter, and Quidico as l want to buy yearly subscription for Disney + as l understand l should get £17 cashback but its only showing £10 when l try to buy it. How do l get £17

    1. HI Tina

      So the £17 is a bonus and the £10 is the standard cashback offered for a year of Disney+. So you should get a total of £27 back. As long as you signed up for Quidco via the link in my newsletter’s welcome email.

  2. Hi Andy,

    Quidco have declined my cashback as they said I put in a voucher code. That’s not the case- the 30% was applied automatically as a new customer. Quidco say Gousto make the decision and Gousto say Quidco make the decision! Is it worth me contesting as I feel very annoyed! Many thanks

    1. Yes, I’d definitely complain. Was this when they offered both the intro cashback and the money off?

      Has anyone else had this issue?

      1. Hi Andy,thanks for your email. I signed up on the 11/02/21 and had £20 cashback and 30% off via Gousto. I feel it’s Quidco being difficult and saying I used a voucher code when I didn’t and then saying Gousto make the decision…. I will raise a complaint. I wonder if anyone else has experienced it

        Many thanks

      2. And now the £23 odd I had in Quidco this morning has mysteriously disappeared! I haven’t withdrawn it. Has that happened before?

  3. Hi Andy,

    I just went via my existing top cashback account and then used a 50% off code and paid £23 for a vegetarian box for 4. My cashback is currently tracking at 68p which is the amount for an existing customer, I’ve never used gousto before so am a new customer with them, do I need to be a new top cashback customer to secure the £20 cashback they’re offering. My understanding from reading your guide above was that providing you were a new Gousto customer you were elligible, am I wrong?

    Many thanks


    1. Sometimes it says on the cashback site that “Cashback may initially track at a lower or higher rate and update to the correct rate on confirmation”. Keep an eye on it and if it doesn’t change you can put in a claim via the Quidco portal.

      It also looks like the double offer has ended now – gutted I didn’t get around to making the order myself!

  4. Hotel Chocolate have run out of Millionaire Sundae’s it seems 🙁

  5. Hotel chocolat have pulled the icecream offer due to an unprecedented demand. I was planning to go on Sunday

  6. It might be worth mentioning that the BCWYC-223 Approved Food code doesn’t work, but if you register they automatically send you a working code for half-price delivery and I’ve been receiving promotional offers everyday since – all with half price delivery codes.

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