Food deals, discounts and freebies

Lovefood23 March 2012
Food deals, discounts and freebies
Food deals, discounts and freebies

Welcome to this week's round-up of food deals, discounts and freebies.

Best supermarket deals

This week we’re going to kick off with the best BOGOF buys at Morrisons; buy two Lyons packs of large king prawns for £3.99, two 350g blocks of Lake District Mature Cheddar for £3.99, two Prime Fayre Rindless Back Bacon packs for £2.99, two 480g jars of gherkin slices for £1.19 and 350g boxes of Cadbury Roses for £4.

When I popped home for Mother’s Day I nicked a tin of tuna from my parent’s cupboard because it’s so expensive in my local supermarket – but there are some pretty good deals at Asda with four-packs of Princes tuna chunks for £3 and Smart Price tuna flakes for 49p. Tins of The Reel Fish Co Pole & Line Tuna are reduced from £1.68 to £1.38 but gram for gram the other deals are much cheaper.

Liven up breakfast with some other Asda bargains including a four-pack of Greek yoghurt with honey for £1 (was £1.50), Shredded Wheat Honey Nut for £1 (was £2.08) and five-packs of Special K Peach and Apricot bars for £1 (was £1.98). You can also grab Branston brown sauce for £1 (was £1.78), cheese and garlic jumbo baguette for £1 (was £1.50) and Haribo Starmix for 50p (was £1). 

Heading to Sainsbury’s if you need some ideas for midweek lunches, you could try this Fresh Idea’s piri piri coleslaw for £1 (was £2), a 12-pack of snack sausage rolls for 99p (was £1.99), broccoli, tomato and cheese quiche for £1 (was £2.19) and this 10” pepperoni pizza for £1.80 (was £3.60). Elsewhere, you can buy 500g of Valley Foods frozen skinless chicken for £1.99 (was £3.99), 750ml of Felippo Berio extra virgin olive oil for £2.34 (was £4.68), Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Squeezy for £1.99 (was £3.98) and 500ml Frijj chocolate milkshake for 60p (was £1.20).

Tesco best buys include Pitch brioche with chocolate chips for £1 (was £1.95), four cans of Cook Italian chopped tomatoes for £2 (was £4.39), Tesco Finest white hot cross buns for 64p (was £1.39) and 500g Flora Buttery for 97p (was £1.95) and 627g of fresh lamb chops for £4.85 (was £9.70).

For big brand savings Innocent Veg Pots are also on offer at £1.89 (was £3.79), Pizza Express 12” pizzas are half-price at £2.50 and Walkers Sensations are 99p (was £1.99). And, for some fruit and veg, grab a punnet of kiwi fruit for 56p (was £1.49), 400g of organic strawberries for £1.99 (was £3.99) and two packs of rhubarb for £5 (usually £3.99 each).

This weekend at Lidl grab these half-price deals: 450g of cooked Scottish mussels in garlic butter or white wine sauce for 99p, 500g of Oaklands red grapes for 99p and Fin Carre chocolate bars for 22p. These four deals are only up for grabs on Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise, you can save 40p on 375g of diced chicken breast for £2.29, or a buy a beef roasting joint for £4.99 per kg (was £6.99) and if you’re pulling together a roast, grab an XXL bag of onions for £1.39 (5kg) and potatoes for £1.89 (7.5kg).

Finally, check out the special offers this week from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet which includes 23% off an 18-pack of meaty pork sausages, now £6.27 (was £8.13), 18% off six British pork chops, now £7.07 (was £8.58) and 35% off a 600g pack of gourmet chicken drumsticks, now £4.41 (was £6.79).

Drink deals

Morrisons is selling 1 litre bottles of booze for £15 including Bells Whisky, Gordon’s Gin, Smirnoff Vodka and Bacardi White Rum. There are also better than half price deals on lots of wines; First Cape Premium Bin Red, now £3.99 (was £9.19), Namaqua Elephant River Chenin Blanc Chardonnay, now £4.49 (was £9.99) and Campo Rojo Gran Seleccion, now £3.99 (was £8.49).

You also get free delivery on all orders placed at Tesco Wine (by the case) before midnight on Sunday 1st April. Do check out the wines of the week – you can save 50% on cases such Ogio Zinfandel Rosé, reduced from £56.94 to £28.44 per case, equivalent to £4.74 per bottle.

Best restaurant vouchers

As always, new and extended deals appear at the top of the table. For the section covering regular and ongoing deals, go to the bottom of the page.



When Valid

Need to Know


Get two courses for £12.

Sunday to Thursday until 1st April.

Check individual restaurants for participation.


Get two mains for £12.  

Sunday to Friday until 5th April.

Get your voucher here.

Cafe Rouge

Get a free bottle of wine when you spend £25 on food.    

Sunday to Thursday until 25th March.

Fill in your details here. Excludes The Strand, Center Parcs, O2 on O2 event days, Euston Station and airports.  



Buy one main, get another for £2.  

Every day until 2nd April.

Fill in your details here to get a printable voucher.

The Slug and Lettuce

Save 25% on your food bill.  

Tuesday to Friday until 30th March.  

Register for a voucher here.


Table Table



Save 50% on your food bill.



Until 31st March. 



Excludes Value and Bar Snacks menu. Fill in this form from

Henry’s Café Bar

Save 20% on your food bill.

Monday to Friday until 31st May.

Fill in your details for a voucher.

Bella Italia


Get 2 for £12 on mains.   


Sunday to Thursday until 25th March. 



Download this voucher.


Get 25% off food. 

Valid until 25th March.

Fill in your details here to get your unique code.




YO! Sushi


Get 4 plates (excluding grey and yellow) plus a glass of wine or Asahi for £10.


Tuesday to Friday until 31st March.

Grab a flyer to hand in from participating restaurants.

Crown Carveries

Get free ice cream with your meal.

Valid Monday to Saturday until 31st March.

Sign up to the newsletter and print voucher.


Café Giardino


BOGOF on hot meals.


Every day until 31st March.    

Use this voucher.

All Bar One

Wine and Dine for £15.

Extended until 31st March, all day every day.

Find your nearest bar and download a voucher. You get three World Tapas and a bottle of wine.

Pizza Express

Save 25% on your food bill.

Extended to 26th March. Excludes Fri/Sat in some restaurants.   

Fill in your details here to get your code.


Excludes Earls Court, O2, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Stratford Westfield, Strand, Westfield White City, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Surbiton and PizzaExpress Jazz Clubs, music rooms or pop-up restaurants.


Pizza Express

Two Classic or Leggera pizzas for £12.

Mondays and Tuesdays extended to 26th March

Fill in your details here to get your code.


Pizza Hut

Pizza and salad for £5.

All day, every day until 1st April. 

No need for a voucher – only on these pizzas; Meat Feast, Margherita, Veg Supreme, Pepperoni and Hawaiian. 

La Tasca

BOGOF tapas.

Monday to Thursday until 5th April.  

Download this voucher. Excludes La Tasca James Street (London) and Cheltenham during the Cheltenham Festival.

Frankie & Benny’s

Save 20% when you buy two mains. 

Excludes Mondays 5pm – 11pm but otherwise valid until 31st March. 

Print off this voucher


Free cheeseburger and chips when you buy a drink for new sign ups.

Every day until 31st March.  

Sign up for the newsletter here and print off the voucher.



Get 2 for 1 on mains.


Every day until 31st March.  

Not valid with other offers, vouchers or set menu. Sign up to get your voucher.





Get 2 for 1 on mains.


Every day until 31st March.  

Not valid with other offers, vouchers or set menu. Sign up to get your voucher.


Buy 2 burgers for £12.

Sunday to Thursday until 5th April.

Download voucher at





Get a free drink with a £9.99 weekday evening meal. 



Every day until 30th April.    

Valid at participating restaurants only. Use this voucher.





Get 20% off your food bill.



Every day until 31st March.   

Valid at participating restaurants only. Use this voucher.


Loch Fyne

Save 25% on your food bill.

Every day until 31st March.

Grab the voucher here. Excludes Saturdays after 5pm.  

Cafe Rouge

Get £5 off your bill when you pay with Amex card.

Sunday to Thursday until 31st May.

You must spend at least £20 to get the discount. Sign up for your voucher here.

Strada and Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge 

 2 for 1 on main courses.

Sunday to Thursday until 31st March.

Buy a promo pack of Finish All In One, take the voucher from the front of the pack to your restaurant of choice.

Bella Italia


Get £5 off when you spend £20 and pay with an Amex card.



Sunday to Thursday until 31st May.



Use this voucher. Excludes Center Parcs restaurants.


The Real Greek

Two people dine for £20, including drinks!

Sunday to Thursday until 29th March.

Download voucher here. Two drinks max.

Regular restaurant vouchers

This is where you’ll find the restaurant and retail deals that run on a permanent or ongoing basis. 



 When valid


Need to know


All Bar One 

Cocktails for £3.95.

From 5pm everyday from Sunday either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Days depend on individual branches – check your local branch. 


Café Giardino


Become a Garden Club member for 10% off your total bill every visit. 


Print your confirmation email and bring in store to collect your Garden Club card.

Cafe Rouge

Menu Du Soir: Two courses for £10.50.

Monday–Thursday after 5pm.

Can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

Coal Grill and Bar


Sign up to the newsletter here for £10 off your bill.



Sign up here. 

Domino’s Pizza

2 for 1 on medium or large pizzas when you order on a Tuesday and quote the offer.

Tuesdays only, ongoing.

Valid online and in-store.

Fire & Stone

Two pizzas for £12 when you register here and print the voucher.

Differs every day (see voucher), ongoing.

Valid on any two pizzas from the a la carte (standard) menu.

Fire & Stone

Get a set lunch for £5.95 when you register here and print the voucher.

Every Monday to Wednesday 12-4pm, ongoing.

Valid for a pizza or salad - plus a soft drink - from a set menu only.

Pizza Express

2 for 1 on main courses - plus a free starter - for Orange customers.

Wednesdays only, ongoing.

Must be an Orange customer – view offer here.

Pizza Hut

£6 set price Happy Hour menu - in-restaurant offer.

Every Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm, ongoing.

Valid on certain dishes only - you can view all the menu options here.


Lunch menu: Main course and soft drink only £7.95.

Monday to Friday

Selected restaurants only – check your local Prezzo.


£6.95 lunch menu.

Monday to Friday, 12–5pm.

Check individual restaurants for participation.

The Slug and Lettuce


Get 50% off your food bill for Happy Monday.


All day on Mondays.

Excludes bank holidays and selected Mondays.

The Slug and Lettuce


Get 25% your food bill when you register here and spend at least £20.





YO! Sushi


Blue Mondays - only pay the blue plate price of £2.30




Every Monday.


Excludes miso, drinks, take-away or delivery. See participating restaurants here.


Food deals and coupons  

If you’re shopping this weekend, check for any vouchers to cut costs:

Food freebies and comps

Check out the latest freebies and comps:

  • Take a look at our incredible new competition to win the trip of a lifetime to India courtesy of Patak's
  • Click on this link and fill in the form for a printable coupon entitling you to a free chocolate egg at Thorntons! You must redeem your voucher by Sun 25th March 2012.
  • Alara is giving away 100 full size boxes of its organic, gluten free muesli. First of all, like their Facebook page and click the 100 boxes, 100 days link, enter your email address and keep your fingers crossed that you are one of the winners announced in the morning!
  • Sign up for the Pitcher & Piano newsletter and you’ll be sent a unique code entitling you to a free Baileys over ice or a pint of Guinness, use by 31st March 2012.
  • Kettle Chips are celebrating their 30th birthday by giving away loads of free packets. Like their Facebook page and run this app to be in with a chance.
  • is giving away free samples of the Minvita Baobab Superfruit Powder. Just fill in your details here.

Voucher codes

Online at Whittard you can save 20% on any tea order using the code TEATIME, expires midnight Saturday 24th March. Or if you prefer Twinings use code AFF01009 for 10% off orders over £15.

There is still time for new Sainsbury’s customers to save £10 on orders over £50 using the MVC code GVPT-LP3J-MXY6, which expires Saturday 31st March.

Another MVC code MVCW will save you 15% on orders over £20 at Thorntons, ends this Sunday 25th March.

Another big one this week is for Tesco shoppers new and old – if you spend £40 online and get it delivered by Sunday 25th March they will email you a voucher entitling you to £5 off you’re your next £40 shop (which must be delivered before Sun 1st April. Various items are excluded such as tobacco products, prescriptions and infant formula so these won’t count towards the spend. See the details here

There are a few more Pizza Hut Delivery codes too: first up get 25% off orders over £25 using VCF2525LD; save £10 on orders over £30 using VCF3RTYRL; use VCNP3W4FA to get 40% off orders over £35; and from last week enter the code VCL241LHG for 2 for 1 pizzas – but this for collection only – all of these expire on 22nd April.

Spend £35 or more (excluding delivery) at Hotel Chocolat and you will get a free gift – the Taste of Spring chocolate box, worth £7.50, as a thank you (this offer is available in store as well until 8th April).

For other supermarket voucher codes use code VOU1304996 for £10 off first orders over £50 at Ocado – or use VOU0057129 to get £15 off orders over £75 (ends 30th April).

Voucher code promotions tend to be withdrawn quickly. You can use the following websites to track down new voucher codes as and when they come up:








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Our sister site regularly rounds up the latest discounts, deals, sales and freebies on everything from fashion to entertainment. Check out their Frugal Friday and Midweek Moneysavers pages for more.

Every effort is made to source voucher codes which are valid at the time this article is published. However, please be aware that cannot guarantee that every voucher will be valid or that it will not be withdrawn by the provider immediately.

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