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Frugal Food 3 February 2012

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 03 February 2012  |  Comments 2 comments

This week we've got new and extended restaurant deals from Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Prezzo, Zizzi, Bella Italia, and Cafe Rouge. Other highlights include half-price wine at M&S, 50p off Vimto and Grove Organic Juice, and up to £25 at BHS Restaurant, plus get a free Lovetub pudding, free Heston Blumenthal recipes this weekend with The Telegraph, £10 off a £25 spend at Domino's and a free box of chocs when you spend £20 at Thorntons!

Frugal Food 3 February 2012

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Food. 

Best supermarket deals 

This week we’re going to kick off with Sainsbury’s latest multibuy offers including 2 for £2.50 on KP nuts, 2 for £2 on 500ml Frijj and 450g Rachel’s Bio Live yoghurts and 3 for £6 on Taste the Difference bacon and sausages.

And for your fruit and veg, it’s 2 for £3 on various items including sweet pointed peppers, 350g bunches of asparagus, 200g punnets of cherries and Taste the Difference tangerines.

Or, if it’s cheese you want, you can now pay just £1 for Leerdammer slices (was £1.99), Jarlsberg (was £1.68), Boursin (was £2.18) and Dairylea slices (was £1.38). 

At Tesco you can save 50% on bags of pears (now £1), organic blueberries (now £1.99), loose cherries (now £7.49 per kg), boneless gammon joints (now £1.82 per kg), pork loin joints (now £3.99 per kg), Tesco creamy cheesecake (now £1.69), Pizza Express Margherita (now £2), Napolina spaghetti 1kg (now £1) and Tilda long grain rice 500g (now £1). 

Sweet treats for only £1 at Asda include packs of Twirl and Mars (you save 88p per pack), Jacob’s Ice Gems (you save 75p), or if you fancy a spot of baking this weekend, it’s 2 for £1 on Lyle’s Golden Syrup bottles (usually £1.38 each) and Fiddles Payne Vanilla Sugar (usually £1.48 each).

Other Rollback £1 deals include Ritz Crackers Minis (was £1.60), Sunpat crunchy peanut butter (was £1.78), Jamie Oliver pollock fishcakes (was ) and Uncle Ben’s sauces (was £1.76). 

In store at Marks & Spencer look out for 25% selected Gastropub and Le Bistro meals,  free chips with frozen Chunky Cod or Haddock, 3 for 2 on selected Italian groceries and 2 for £2 on hot cross buns. 

Finally, check out the special offers this week from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet which includes 20% off Lincolnshire sausages, now £6.12 (was £7.23), 19% off smoked pancetta, now £9.19 for 500g (was £11.40) and two 8-9oz Ribeye steaks for £15.36 (was £21.34). 

Cheap tipple

Marks & Spencer is offering 50% off selected wines for Valentine’s Day – see which ones here. Also, at Sainsbury’s you can save on these bottles of wine and champagne. 

For spirits Tesco has reduced these 1L bottles to just £17; Morgan’s Spiced Rum, Gordon’s Special Dry London Gin, Bell’s Old Scotch Whisky and Smirnoff Red Label Vodka. 

Finally, sign up with Tesco Wine and when you buy a case of wine or champagne (and spend at least £50) get £10 off with voucher code XXHYYF.  

Best restaurant deals

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

Pizza Express

Save 25% on your food bill.

Valid Sunday to Friday until 10th February.  

Offer available through

Pizza Express

Buy one main meal and get another for only £2.50.

Valid every day except Saturdays, until 21st February. Excludes Valentine’s Day.

Fill in your details here to get your voucher.

Pizza Hut

Get a pizza plus Free Unlimited Salad for just £5 per person.

Valid all day, every day until 7th February.

Choose from Pizzetta, 11" regular Thin Italian or 9" regular Pan. Print off this voucher.



Buy one main, get another for £2.

Valid every day except Saturday until 6th February.

One voucher is valid for the whole table.


Two courses for £10.95 or three for £13.95.

Ends Sunday 12th February.

Head to for the exclusive voucher.

Strada and Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge

 2 for 1 on main courses.

Sunday to Thursday until 31st March excluding Valentine’s Day.

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.


Bella Italia


Two for £12 on pasta, pizza or salad.


Sunday to Thursday until 26th February.



Offer available through

Cafe Rouge

Two for £12 on selected dishes.

Sunday to Thursday until 19th February.

Offer available through


Sizzling Pubs



Get two meals and two drinks for £9.99.


Monday to Friday 12 to 9pm until 10th February.   

Sign up and print the voucher

Crown Carvery

Get free ice cream with your meal.

Valid Monday to Saturday until 29th February.

Sign up to the newsletter and print voucher.

Las Iguanas

Two for one on main courses.

Valid Sunday to Thursday. Expires 9th February.

Print off voucher here.


Buy one burger or main course salad and get another for £1.

Valid until 26th February, seven days a week.

Download voucher at

Each purchase gives a donation to Help a London Child.

Pizza Hut

Kids eat free.

All day, every day until 26th February.

Download voucher here.

La Tasca

Buy one get one free tapas.

Available Monday to Friday until 3rd February.

Register to download voucher from website.

All Bar One

Dine out for £5.

Until 29th February, all day every day.

Find your nearest bar and download a voucher. Maximum you and three guests.

The Real Greek

Two people dine for £20, including drinks!

Sunday to Thursday until 29th March.

Download voucher here. Two drinks max.


Foodie deals 

Get 50p off on your next purchase of Vimto when you Like the Vimto Facebook page and enter your details – the coupon can be used for a 500ml still, fizzy or cherry flavoured Vimto. 

You can also save 50p on Grove Organic Juices – simply enter your details here and they will send a coupon in the post which can be redeemed up until the end of the year. 

Like Tetley Tea on Facebook to print off a coupon entitling you to 75p off your next purchase of Tetley Tea Extra Strong. 

There are £25 worth of savings to be had with these BHS food vouchers to use at your nearest BHS restaurant; offers include BOGOF on soups, hot meals, sandwiches, panini’s, jacket potatoes and desserts, plus the biggie – free fish and chips when you buy any hot drink! Vouchers expire 11th February. 

Foodie freebies

Check out the latest freebies for foodies! 

  • Like the Lovetub Puddings Facebook page and you can download and print a coupon for a free 100g Lovetub Pudding, redeemable at your nearest Sainsbury’s store before 7th February.
  • Sign up for a free Subcard and just in time for your birthday they will send you a voucher to claim a cookie in store.
  • There are over 65 Heston Blumenthal recipes to collect free with The Telegraph, starting with two 52-page booklets free inside the paper this weekend. 

Plus…free recipes from celebrity chefs 

Big fan of Jamie Oliver, Fay Ripley or Bill Granger? Head over to our sister site, where you can find heaps of free recipes from your favourite celebrity chefs.

Voucher codes

For supermarket voucher codes use VOU7482491 for £20 off first orders over £80 at Ocado (expires 19th February). New Sainsbury’s customers get £10 off orders over £70 with the code LVRJ-QHHH-VTK3, valid until 3rd March. First time customers at Tesco get £10 off their online grocery shop with code XXAFFT, valid until 6th February. For everyone else, there is still time to get £5 off a £40 shop before the offer expires on 29th January. 

Calling all pizza lovers! Spend over £25 at Domino’s and get £10 knocked off when you use code MTNXKXQU, valid every day until Sunday 5th February. 

Or use ongoing codes for Pizza Hut DeliveryVCHNETPXK for £10 off when you spend £25 (expires 11th March), 50% off orders over £35 with VCHFTZPBE (expires 11th March), and VCL999DXS to get any size pizza for £9.99 Monday to Thursday only. 

New Whittard customers get 10% off their first order with code WELCOME10 and you can save 10% on orders over £20 at Hotel Chocolat with VCVAL10

Spend £20 at Thorntons and you can add this Classic Collection (330g) worth £6.50 for free when you enter the code VCPS at the checkout before 14th February. 

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: 








Regular deals

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 £6.95.

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.


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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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Comments (2)

  • caplge
    Love rating 2
    caplge said

    You can still get free nibbles posted to your home or work with the Graze 'feed your friends' offer. Go onto and use voucher code 47YXD9B to get your first box free and your next box half price. Normal price is £3.99 per box and they're delicious!!! Very easy to cancel online, even after getting just the one free box if you don't want to pay for any.

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  • marram
    Love rating 50
    marram said

    Despite all the 'offers' the cheapest way to feed ourselves remains home cooking. I like to share tips to save waste and for those who still like takeaway fish 'n' chips here's an idea. They almost always give you far too many chips - don't dump them or give them to the birds - use them for a Spanish Tortilla! (so long as there's no vinegar on them!) - Chop them up into crouton-sized bits, add some softened onions, than add enough beaten egg to make them the consistency of cake mixture. Put them in a greased frying pan which is just big enough, gently fry one side for about 5 mins, then upturn it onto a greased plate and slide it back to cook the other side, do this a couple of times then turn it out and eat it warm or cold. Great for a packed lunch, with salad, too!

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