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Get a free month of Tastecard membership, or four months for £1, giving you 2-4-1 and discounted meals and cinema tickets across the country.

Tastecard gets you discounted or 2-4-1 meals at 1000’s of restaurants. It’s possible to get a one-month free trial but these deals will get you one at a cheaper price. Gourmet Society is a little different, but does a very similar thing, and also has the “+” (plus) membership option for savings at the cinema.

Top Tastecard and Gourmet Society deals and offers

These deals all end 30th September 2018 unless it says differently. Also, the bulk of these are digital memberships, which means you access your card via the app on your smartphone.

Free 30-day Tastecard offer

A one-month free trial offer is available for Tastecard but I think the following deals are much better value for money, as long as you think you’ll use the card for more than 30 days. However it’s worth thinking about if you only want to use every now and again as you can cancel at any time

> Get a free month of Tastecard, then £4.99 a month

Two months free Tastecard or Gourmet Society card

There are two differences to this and the offer above. Obviously there’s an extra month for nothing. Great. However if you don’t cancel after the trial it will renew for 12 months and cost £34.99. That’s not a bad price at all though.

> Get a two-month Tastecard + for free

> Get a two-month Gourmet Society + for free

Three months Gourmet Society for £1

Personally I think this is the better offer, even if you have to pay £1 as you get a third month added to your trial. It’s for Gourmet Society + though, not Tastecard so check the restaurants and deals. When the deal ends it will auto-renew at a slightly higher £39.99 so if you do want to carry on then check out the annual prices below.

> Get a three-month Gourmet Society membership for £1

One year Tastecard + or Gourmet Society + for £34.99 with physical card

If you know you want the membership you can just go straight for the 12 month option, though really you should get the free months above!

Anyway, it’s £34.99 with both brands and unlike the versions above you get a card in the post, rather than just a digital one. Like the others you need to cancel if you don’t want it to carry on for a second year.

> Get 12-month Tastecard for £34.99

> Get a 12 month Gourmet Society + for £34.99

 

Other dining club deals

These are similar, if not the same, as Tastecard and might represent better value depending on where you live and places you eat at.

Four months Gourmet Society trial for £1

An alternative is the Gourmet Society card. It’s essentially the same thing (same company too), though there are different restaurants on each. There’s also a 25% off the whole bill option, including drinks. You can also get four months for £1. It renews at £34.99 for a year if you don’t cancel it in advance.

> Get four months Gourmet Society for £1

Meerkat Meals – a year for £1 ish

If you buy a one-day travel insurance product via Compare the Market you get access to both Meerkat Movies and the new Meerkat Meals. It’s more restrictive than Tastecard and Gourmet Soc, but it’s not a bad deal when paired with the movie offer. I’ve written more in detail about what you get and how it compares.


What you get with a Tastecard

There are thousands of restaurants listed on Tastecard, from your local Indian to chains such as Pizza Express and Prezzo. They offer up to 50% off or 2 for 1 discounts.

You can also sometimes get Tastecard+ included, This has some decent discounts on cinema tickets.

It’s worth noting that Tastecard is owned by Gourmet Society, so they offer the similar discounts and deals on both cards.

Is a Tastecard worth the money?

At full price (£79) I don’t think a Tastecard is worth the money, but around £30 isn’t a bad price as you’ll be even after a couple of meals out. Then the savings start. I’d definitely try a trial offer first just to see whether you’re likely to use it.

Before buying, check the TasteCard site to see what restaurants are included near you. If that looks good, take advantage of the offers below and go grab it!

If Tastecard+ is included, even better. However, I’d only use it for the cinema discounts. I don’t rate the theatre and hotel offers as you can get the same or better elsewhere.

Cancelling your Tastecard

In the past, there have been issues with people forgetting to cancel before their free trial or year’s membership ends.

Tastecard auto-renew your membership and you need to call up or go online to stop that happening more than four days before your renewal date. I’ve written more about how to cancel here, or watch the video below.


Are Tastecard, Gourmet Society or Hi-Life dining memberships worth it?

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