Supermarket deals, including discounted gift cards, free choc, new online supermarket customer offers
There are so many supermarket specific deals I’ve moved this section away from my Food and drink deals page. I’ll keep adding to the page as new offers appear.
Save on supermarket gift cards
I’m a fan of Zeek, a website where you can buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers and cards. If you’re a buyer, there’s always a discount, and I rarely do food shopping now without using one.
You can almost always get:
- Tesco (physical card)
- Sainsbury’s (physical card)
- Morrisons (physical card)
- Iceland (physical card)
- Marks & Spencers (e-card, then use it to buy a physical card from M&S website or paper vouchers)
Discounts are usually around the 3% to 4% range, though sometimes higher. M&S paper vouchers for example are often up to 15% off. Stock varies, but it’s worth taking a look.
Watch out though for some recent changes such as transaction fees of 1%, or delivery charges for physical cards of £2 – often making the savings pointless. Still I’ve saved a lot in the past with the app and there are often decent discounts.
PLUS if you’ve not used Zeek before, the code CLEVERCASH will give you a free £5 to spend! There’s a minimum spend of £45.
Free Divine Chocolate bar
The cashback app Shopmium (more on this below) is giving away a free 35g bar of Divine Chocolate this week. This is for all users, not just newbies.
You can buy any of the featured flavours at Waitrose, Co-op, M&S Simply Food and BP service stations until 24th October and then claim the money back via the app. Just make sure you keep the wrapper (you need to scan the barcode) and the receipt.
Free bar of Lindt choc or pack of Nutella for new users
You can often save a little extra on your groceries using supermarket cashback apps (read my review). One – Shopmium – offers a freebie to get you started. It’s been a snack jar of Nutella for a while now, though it’s usually a bar of Lindt chocolate, though has at times been a box of cornettos. It should say when you download the app.
Use the code z8pe2 to activate the offer.
Take advantage of new customer deals at the supermarket
I’ve compared the services at all the major online supermarkets so you know things like the minimum order, delivery charges and whether you can get a refund on carrier bags. Plus, for each one I’ve listed the latest new customer offers. You can make some really big savings, so it’s worth trying them all out.
Deals to save at M&S food
I’ve written a separate article on all the ways you can cut the cost of food at Marks & Spencer.
Cheap out of date / close to expiry bargains from Approved Food
It’s worth checking out Approved Food’s website to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy. It sells safe to eat food that’s either just out of date or part of a warehouse clearance. When I tried it I managed to buy things that had years left before they expired.