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!


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Recipe box discounts

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

Gousto: 85% off first box via Quidco

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 £12 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 over £7 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: 95% off first box via Quidco

If you go via Quidco (this one also switches between the two cashback sites, so check TopCashback too) for HelloFresh giving 60% off your first box, 25% off the next two boxes and up to £22 cashback on top. If you order the largest box (five recipes a week for four people) this brings the total down to just over £3!

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

Hello Fresh: free delivery with Amazon Prime

You can now get free delivery on your Hello Fresh deliveries for a year if you’ve got an Amazon Prime membership. Delivery usually costs £4.99, so this could save you £20 a month if you get a box every week.

You’ve got to go here and sign in to your Amazon account where you’ll be able to connect it with your Hello Fresh account. This works if you already use Hello Fresh. You get free delivery for a year, as long as you keep your Prime membership.

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.

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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.

Hotel Chocolat: Christmas reductions

Hotel Chocolat is having its January sale, giving up to 50% off on some Christmas chocolates. You could get better deals on other brand’s festive chocolates at supermarkets though (if you can still find stock).

Three Mobile: free chocolate coins

You can currently grab yourself a free bag of chocolate coins from WHSmith via the Three+ app. If you want to get them, you’ll have to be quick as the offer only runs until 10 December or until 20,000 bags of coins have been handed out.

More festive rewards will be added to the app each week, so it’s worth turning on notifications and checking back.

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. 


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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