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. Plus deals on Gourmet Society and Hi-Life Diners Club.
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.
Top Tastecard deals (quick links)
- One month free Tastecard
- Four months Tastecard or Gourmet Society for £1
- Gourmet Society annual NUS card top up for £3.99
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 Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas.
It’s worth noting that Tastecard is owned by Gourmet Society, so they offer the same 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.
>> Are Tastecard and the other dining cards worth it? Here’s my article exploring the different options
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.
Top Tastecard deals and offers
A one-month free trial offer is available for Tastecard but I think the following deals are much better value if you think you’ll use the card for more than 30 days.
120 days Tastecard+ for £1
The standard offer is for just 60-days, but I’ve blagged this offer for double the length! You’ll get four months of Tastecard+, including the additional cinema discounts, for £1. This is a digital membership, so you’ll need a smart phone to show the card in restaurants.
It will renew at a discounted £34.99 for 12 months, but if you don’t want to pay this then you must cancel more than four days before the trial ends.
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.
Gourmet Society add on to your NUS Card
Another option is to get a Gourmet Society card for just £3.99 as an NUS card add-on – and anyone can get this student discount card through certain online courses. Plus you get loads of other discounts. More on the link below.