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.
Recipe box discounts
I’ve written about recipe boxes in detail here, but below are some special offers.
Gousto: 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 Quidco can get 60% off your first box, and up to £16.50 cashback on top.
So the most expensive box (four meals per box for four people) would normally cost £47.85, but the discount brings it down to £19.14. Add in the cashback and you’ll get the recipe box for just under £3 instead!
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 the first box + 25% off next two boxes and £20 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, 25% off the next two boxes and up to £20 cashback on top. If you order the largest box (five recipes a week for four people) this brings the total down to just over £5!
Here you can nab a new customer bonus for the cashback sites too if you’re new to either site.
Pasta Evangelists: £10 off first order
You can get £10 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 £20, 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.
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.
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.
Krispy Kreme: Free Ghosted Doughnuts box (expired)
In true spooky season style, Krispy Kreme is offering Rewards members the chance to gift someone a free box of Ghosted Doughnuts.
From 9 October 2023, you can send someone a “Ghosted Box” code by mail or email which they can redeem for 4 Original Glazed doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme store between 23 – 27 October or 1 – 12 November 2023.
There are only 5,000 Ghosted Boxes up for grabs so you’ll have to put your order in quickly to nab one.
Hotel Chocolat: Free hot chocolate tastings in September (expired)
Head to most Hotel Chocolat stores on weekends in September to try different flavours of hot choc. Some stores are excluded:
Liverpool Street, Bishops Stortford, Brighton, Clapham Junction Station, Cribbs Causeway, Hammersmith, Ipswich, Kings Cross, Manchester Piccadilly, Marylebone Station, Paddington, Reading Station, Truro, Waterloo, Charing Cross, Victoria Station, Euston Station, London Bridge
LNER: Free Greggs sausage roll (expired)
LNER Perks members can get a free sausage roll or vegan sausage roll between 3 and 29 July 2023.
You need to download the LNER app, join the perks loyalty scheme and click on the offer to get a code.
There are 60,000 sausage rolls up for grabs, so you may need to be quick.