Takeaway deals and money saving tips

Pay less for your pizza, burger and more when you order out. Including special codes for Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Getting a takeaway isn’t money saving, but if you are going to order one (we all do from time to time), then it pays to find ways to bring down the total cost.

Below I’ve got a few tips to help you reduced the price, and also the top deals I’ve spotted.

Ways to save money on takeaways

Go direct

You can often avoid the fees that come with Deliveroo and Uber Eats by ordering direct from the restaurant. You might even find items are cheaper too!

Collect

If that fails and you are happy to pop out you can often save on delivery charges by picking up your order yourself.

Obviously you can do this when you order direct, but you might also be able to combine it with discount codes via the main takeaway apps.

Look for discount codes

It’s often possible to get codes to bring down the cost of your order – especially if you’re a new customer.

Keep an eye on your emails and app notifications as you often get send special offers by the big takeaway brands.

I’ll list the best special offers I spot below.

Use cashback sites

A few of the big takeaway brands are on Quidco and TopCashback. You can earn money back on purchases from Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat, Dominos and Pizza Hut.

If you’ve not used those sites before you can also nab up to £17 back as a welcome bonus, on top of the cashback you’ll earn for your takeaway purchase. Here’s more on getting those bonuses.

Delete the apps

If you tend to regret ordering a takeaway, adding a bit of friction can help you buy them less often. The easiest way is to delete the apps. Doing this doesn’t stop you ordering but it can take away temptation.


Just Eat discounts

Just Eat: £12 voucher via Apple Pay

If you use Apply Pay on a Just Eat order for the first time, you can claim a £12 voucher to use on your next order.

You’ll first need to turn on marketing communications (otherwise you won’t receive the voucher), then spend at least £20 before 20 May 2024, using Apple Pay to pay.

You’ll then get your £12 voucher within 48 hours – though you’ll need to use it by 26 May 2024.

Just Eat: 20% off on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday selected restaurants are part of a 20% off deal with Just Eat. THere’s a minimum spend of £15 and the discount will be automatically applied.

In my experience the choice has been limited, but it all depends on where you live. It’s well worth checking.

Deliveroo promo codes

Deliveroo: Delivery pass

You can pay either £3.49 or £7.99 a month to get free delivery, depending on the size of your orer. If you’re tempted by this Deliveroo Plus subscription, make sure you check out this review to see if it’s worth it for you.

Deliveroo: Free delivery with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime members can add on a free year of Deliveroo Plus – but only the tier that gives free delivery on orders over £15. I’d definitely get this if you have Prime, but don’t be tempted to order more often, or spend more on orders, just to get free delivery.

Not got Amazon Prime? You can sign up here for a 30-day free trial, then £95 a year. If you cancel Prime you’ll lose your Deliveroo Plus membership.

Deliveroo: £10 cashback from Amex each month

Anyone with an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card can now add an offer to their card to get money back at Deliveroo every month.

You’ll get £5 back on the first two transactions each month. There’s a £5 minimum spend.

Here’s more on the Amex Preferred Rewards Gold card.

Uber Eats promo codes

Check the app and your email for user specific codes that happen fairly regularly.

Uber One: free delivery via subscription

Uber also has it’s own scheme – Uber One – which offers discounts on takeaways, as well as rides. You also get free Disney Plus with the annual plan.

Uber Eats: £3 off first order

Use the code eats-5ngkw and you’ll save £3 when you spend at least £20.

Uber Eats: 20% off with Three

Three customers can download the Three+ app to save 20% every week. Minimum order of £15 excluding delivery. More on the Three+ app here.

Pizza Hut offers

Pizza Hut: 50% off via Tastecard

There’s a trick with Tastecard to get half-price pizza every day of the week at Pizza Hut. You simply need to get a Tastecard and there’s usually a three-month free trial. 

Dominos offers

Dominos: 50% off via Tastecard

Tastecard will also give you 50% off pizza every day of the week at most Dominos. Get a three-month free Tastecard here. 

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