More 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.
Here are a few quick links to help you navigate.
- Restaurant deals, including January sales and Tastecard offers
- Shop deals – Big festive choc sales
- Tea & coffee deals – inc 50p off at Pret
- Takeaway deals –
- Pub, bar and booze deals – inc use an app to save up to 37% at Majestic Wine; craft beer deals
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I’ve split the supermarket special offers over to a separate deals page as there are just so many!
Restaurant deals, including Tastecard offers
Yep, even restaurants offer discounts in the new year, mainly because everyone is on a health kick and avoiding eating out. It’s worth checking your emails – I’ve already had offers sent through for 50% off Meat Liquor, £1 tacos at Wahaca and 25% off London chain Foxlow. It’s also worth looking on your fave establishment’s websites and social media, or even popping in when you walk past, to see if there are deals.
You can save 50% with Tastecard at hundreds of restaurants. I’ve 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.
Christmas chocolate sales
There are big discounts in shops and online on all sorts of festive foods, but my pick is to nab some posh chocolate for a fraction of the normal price. Yes it might be shaped like a snowman, but it’ll likely have a best before date of the summer, if not the end of 2019. And it’ll taste just the same.
Supermarkets are a good place to start – I picked up a dark Terry’s Chocolate Orange for 75p yesterday – but there are also some big sales online, including
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, as well as other offers through the year such as 15% off your next purchase. You can only sign up in stores.
Takeaway tea and coffee deals
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
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.
50p off Pret hot drinks, 30p Starbucks, 25p elsewhere with a reusable cup
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.
Takeaway deals and offers
£10 with Amazon Restaurants
Amazon has also got in on the act for its Amazon Prime members. Enter the code AMAZON10 into the Amazon Prime Now app and you’ll be able to save £8 from places like Strada and Tossed. Minimum order £15. It’s also a limited number of London postcodes at the moment. You do need to be a Prime member for this offer.
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Pub & bar deals
Save between 10% and 37.5% on single bottles of wine at Majestic
Download the app Corkscrew and you’ll be able to show a code in shops to get the “mix-six” price on single bottles. You can normally only get this price if you buy six or more bottles. There’s at least 10% off, but it can go as high as 37.5%.
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How to save on craft beer
You can also check out my article sharing the ways I save money on craft beer from supermarkets, specialist shops and online beer clubs, including discount codes for Beer52 and Honest Brew.
READ MORE > How to get cheap craft beer