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
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!
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.
Deliveroo promo codes
If you’re tempted by Deliveroo’s Plus subscription, make sure you check out this review.
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 £25. 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.
Deliveroo: £2.50 off your first four orders (£10 total)
This isn’t the greatest new customer offer, but it’s better than nothing. You’ll get £2.50 off each of your first four orders. However, there’s a minimum spend of £20 per order and the credit lasts 30 days. You need to go via this link.
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.
This offer is set to run until May 2023, but could be pulled or changed earlier.
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: Three months free via O2/Virgin Media
If you are a O2 or Virgin Media customer you’ll have access to O2 Priority, and until 31 December 2022 you can claim three months free Uber One. This service will give you free delivery on Uber Eats and discounts on some food and minicab journeys. If you’re not with O2, you can get access for £10 via this trick.
Uber Eats: £10 off first order
Use the code eats-5ngkw and you’ll save £10 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.
Just Eat discounts
Just Eat: 20% off on Tuesdays
Every Tuesday selected restaurants are part of a 20% off deal with Just Eat. In my experience the choice has been limited, but it all depends on where you live. It’s well worth checking.
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: 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.
Takeaway cashback deals
CheckoutSmart: 1% back on old Deliveroo and Just Eat orders (ended)
Link your Deliveroo and Just Eat accounts to CheckoutSmart and you’ll be able to claim 1% back on ALL your previous orders! You had to connect before the end of January 2022 with the payment due in early 2022. I’ll update if it returns. Here’s more on CheckoutSmart and other receipt cashback apps.