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Frugal Food 10 February 2012

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 10 February 2012  |  Comments 2 comments

This week we've got new and extended restaurant deals from Ask, Carluccio's, Frankie & Benny's, Yates, Toby Carvery, Prezzo and Loch Fyne. Plus, check out Dine-in Deals for all you Valentine's lovers at M&S, Waitrose, Co-op and Sainsbury's. Grab a bottle of award-winning Champagne for £12.99 at Lidl, two hot cookie doughs for £5 at Pizza Hut, any pizza for £9.99 at Domino's and Pizza Hut, get 15% off at Thorntons, and free delivery at Hotel Chocolat!

Frugal Food 10 February 2012

This week we’re going to kick off with the Dine in for Two Valentine’s Special at Marks & Spencer. This time you get to pick a starter, main, side, dessert, bottle of wine AND a box of chocolates – all for £20. It’s a gourmet menu too so look out for the rump steak, lamb leg steaks and beef wellington. 

There is also a Valentine’s Dine-In deal at Waitrose with a starter, main, two sides and either wine or chocolates for £20. See it all here.  Then at the Co-op you pay £12 for the Dine-In deal, with a main, two sides, dessert and wine or cava for two up for grabs. 

Not to be outdone, Sainsbury’s is offering 2 courses, a side and bottle of plonk for £10 until Valentine’s Day only – you can pick mains such as beef bourguignon, Catalan chicken and sea bass fillets. 

Other bargains at Sainsbury’s include Taste the Difference beef roasting joints for £8.79/kg (was £10.99/kg), Taste the Difference rump steaks for £12.29/kg (was £15.38/kg) and Taste the Difference sirloin steak for £17.60/kg (was £22/kg). You can also buy crème brulee for two for £1 (was £1.89), Brunswick ham for £1 (was £1.79), Cadbury’s Fingers for 89p (was £1.79) and Weetabix Oatabix for £2 (was £2.49). 

Heading to Asda look out for Muller Rice desserts for £2 (was £3.58), Activia Intensely Creamy yoghurts for £1 (was £2.19) and Dairylea Triangles for £1 (was £2.28). Or for your store cupboard, grab Amoy Straight to Wok noodles for £1 (was £1.64), Asda Micro Ready rice packs for £1.18 (was £1.32), Tilda 500g rice packs for £1 (was £2.19), Schwartz Tray Recipe Kits for £1 (was £1.99) and three cans of The Reel Fish Co Pole & Line Caught Tuna for £3.69 (was £4.29). 

Next up at Tesco you can save 99p on 150g bags of Wonderful pistachios, now £1, buy two packs of Aberdeen Angus burgers for £5.50 (usually £3 each), save £1.79 on Borges Extra olive oil, now £2 and buy some Princes jumbo hot dogs for £1 (was £2.10).

Or for a half-price bargain look out for frozen Alaskan salmon fillets for £5.50 (was £11), on the vine tomatoes for 90p (was £1.80), Haagen Dazs ice cream for £2.22 (was £4.45) and Tesco Tomato and Basil sauce for 99p (was £1.99). 

Don’t miss the half-price deals at Lidl either – this weekend only get 125g blueberries for 74p, Doritos Tangy Cheese for 64p and dip for 39p. Other deals include 20% off bunches of spring onions (now 39p), 34% off loose sweet potatoes (now 89p/kg) and 70p off cured pork loin joints (now £3.29 each). Plus for Valentine’s Day specials you can buy two prime beef and pork fillet steaks for £7.99, triple Belgian chocolate trifle for £2.29 and tiramisu or profiteroles for 79p. 

Finally, check out the special offers this week from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet which includes 25% off British steak mince, now £3.44 for 500g, 22% off half a leg of British pork, now £9.14 for a 2.5kg joint and 11% off English blue Stilton, now £24.48 for a 2kg wheel. 

Cheap tipple

Yates has a ‘Loved Up Long Weekender’ for Valentine’s Day with these offers all weekend; Echo Falls for £4.95 a bottle, all Sourz shots for £1 and a ‘Berry in Love’ cocktail pitcher for just £4.95. Find your nearest bar here

The best supermarket deals on plonk include Pierre Darcys Champagne for only £10 and Dubois Caron Champagne for £12 at Asda and the multi-award winning Comte de Brismand Brut Reserve Champagne for £12.99 at Lidl

Then at Sainsbury’s look out for these deals; Henry Dumanois Champagne Brut for £14.99 (was £29.99), Heidsieck Blue Top Dry Monopole Champagne for £19.99 (was £29.99), Hardys Crest Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir for £7 (was £13.99) and Marques de Montoya Cava Brut for £5 (was £11.99).

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


Buy one main, get another for £2.

Sunday to Friday until 13th February

Fill in your details here.


2 for 1 on mains.

Sunday to Friday until 13th February.

Offer available through

Frankie & Benny’s

Buy two mains and get £10 off.

Tuesday to Friday until 29th February.

Fill in your details here to get your voucher.


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

Every day until 29th February.

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

Loch Fyne

Save 25% on your food bill.

Every day until 29th February.

Grab the voucher here. Exclusions apply.

Toby Carvery

Various offers; free ice-cream, two breakfasts for £6 and two daytime carveries for £10.

See vouchers for exclusions. Offers end 3rd March.

See all the treats vouchers here.



Save 25% on your food bill. 

Sunday to Friday until 20th February, excluding Valentine’s Day.

Get your voucher here.  

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.


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.


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.

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 

At Pizza Hut you can buy any Two Hot Cookie Doughs for just £5 until 19th February at your local Pizza Hut Restaurant. Offer valid from until 19th February. No voucher required. 

For Domino’s fans, buy any pizza for £9.99 (offer ends Sunday 12th Feb) when you order online or by phone. No need for a voucher or code this time; simply buy online or quote the deal when you phone up. Offer includes ‘Create Your Own’. 

Then ‘Like’ this Wispa Bitsa Facebook page and you could be in with a chance to win one of 50 bags and be one of the first people to try the new treat. Comp closes today at 4pm so get in now! 

Foodie freebies

Check out the latest freebies for foodies! 

  • Yorkshire Tea sample up for grabs on the Facebook page. Giveaway ends on 19th Feb.
  • You can also try Kinder Bueno for free – bit of a faff because you have to complete a form and send it (for free) with your wrapper and receipt to get a refund (maximum £1) but it is still a freebie!
  • Sign up for a free sample of Douwe Egberts Brazilian coffee.

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

Ending tomorrow, has a deal saving you 15% at Thorntons – enter the code VCV3 at the checkout. No minimum spend required. Or if you prefer Hotel Chocolat get free delivery using the code VCVAL10EX before it expires on 14th Feb. Finally, for Chocolate Trading Co you save 12% with VALENTINES12 until 15th Feb courtesy of MVC

Remember to check these new deals against existing offers; If you spend £20 at Thorntons you can add this Classic Collection (330g) worth £6.50 for free when you enter the code VCPS at the checkout. And, you can save 10% on orders over £20 at Hotel Chocolat with VCVAL10. Both expire 14th Feb. 

There’s a new code for Sainsbury’s this week – this time you can save £10 as a new customer when you spend just £50 – use the code PNND-79P7-QDTLbefore it expires on 24th Feb.  

For other supermarket voucher codes use VOU7482491 for £20 off first orders over £80 at Ocado (expires 19th February). All Tesco shoppers have time to get £5 off a £40 shop before the deal expires on Sunday 12th Feb – shop in-store or online for delivery by Sunday 12th Feb and they will send you a voucher on Monday to be redeemed that week.  

Then check out the latest Pizza Hut Delivery deal for this weekend – which ends 13th Feb – grab any Pan or Italian pizza for only £9.99 using the code EMAD999GT

Ongoing Pizza Hut Delivery codes include VCHNETPXK 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. 

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
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    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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  • Mike10613
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    Mike10613 said

    While you're in Lidl picking up a bottle of champers; get some microwave rice; at 79p it's much cheaper than Asda. Better still you can buy 5Kg of rice in there for £5; that'll last a while! If you are trying to get your 5 a day (fruit and veg not beer) they have 500 grams of seedless grapes in Aldi for £1.25.I got lucky last week and they were 30% off. I also had 6 conference pears for 99p; they were yummy.. The frozen cod was on offer this week, about £5.50 a kilo. They have really good beer for 99p for 500 ml too! Don't mix that with the Lidl champagne though...

    More money saving hints -

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