Frugal Food - 9th November 2012

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 09 November 2012  |  Comments 2 comments

This week's highlights include £10 meal deals at M&S and Waitrose, money-off voucher offers at Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose, 15% off at Thorntons and two-for-one pizzas all week at Dominos.

Frugal Food - 9th November 2012

Welcome to this week's Frugal Food.


This week’s Super 6 offer, ending tomorrow (Saturday 10th November), features 350g of closed cup mushrooms, 600g of clementines, butternut squash, three-packs of peppers, 450g of large vine tomatoes and seven-packs of Funsize apples, all for only 69p each!


A couple of new fruit and veg reductions this week with Root Ginger for £1.79/kg (was £2.11/kg) and Plums for £3.39/kg (was £4.99/kg). Handy for a hearty snack, Old El Paso Fajitas Original Smoky BBQ Kit (750g) for £3 (was £3.78) and Mission Mexican Tortillas (8) for £1 (was £1.56).

And Italophiles can buy Napolina Egg Pasta Fettuccine (250g) for £1 (was £1.98), Dress Italian Pesto - Classic Basil, or Dress Italian Pesto - Sun Ripened Tomato for £1 each (was £1.48), Asda Italian Mozzarella Cheese (125g) for 72p (was 85p) and Napolina Green Olives pitted with Italian Herbs (190g) for £1.50 (was £1.98).  

If you want to see what else you can save on, here are all the latest Asda offers.


Half-price offers this weekend include cucumbers (now 34p), 100g Fin Carre milk chocolate (now 17p), Nesquik (now £1.24) and Spring Fresh yoghurt drink (now 49p) – only available on Saturday and Sunday. Other offers include 540g of chicken breast fillets for £3.49 (was £4.29), 200g of bacon medallions for £1.39 (was £1.69) and 400g of Milton Gate sausages for £1.49 (was £1.99). Check the Lidl Special Offers page to see what discounts are in store before you set off.


The meal deal is on at Marks & Spencer with a main, side, dessert and bottle of plonk for £10. Mains include whole rotisserie chicken, haddock gratin, lemon sole and steak and onion pies. See the full menu here. Offer ends Tuesday 13th November.


For £1 this week grab five-packs of Braeburn apples, seven-packs of oranges and 500g of plums, or for £2 there's Premier Deli ham, Cathedral City 350g, 12 thick Richmond sausages and Tropicana 1.4L. You can also save 50% on these items: Coco Pops and Rice Krispies (now £1.34), Rowse honey (now £1.29), Hartley’s jam (now 74p) and Kenco Rappor (now £2.34).

If you want to see what else you can save on, here are all the latest Morrisons offers.

Spend £60 or more at your local Morrisons and you’ll be rewarded with a voucher for 15p/litre off fuel. Vouchers are only available until this Sunday 11th November (and can be redeemed until Sunday 18th November). See the details here.


Fresh items on offer include Waitrose Mini New Potatoes (500g) for £1 (was £1.99), Ocado Organic Carrots (1.2Kg) for £1 (was £1.85), Ocado Broccoli (500g) for £1 (was £1.89), Essential Waitrose British Pork Cocktail Sausages (30 per pack) for £1.19 (was £2.39) and Ocado Diced Chicken Breast (400g) for £2.82 (was £4.24).

And from elsewhere in the store, buy Candia Just Milk Skimmed UHT Milk (4x500ml) for 89p (was £1.79), Cook Italian Passata (680g) for 74p (was £1.49), Robinsons Double Concentrate (1.25L) for £1.34 (was £2.69),  HP Brown Sauce (425g) for 87p (was £1.75), and Tilda Thai Jasmine Rice (500g) for £1.24 (was £2.49).  

If you want to see what else you can save on, here are all the latest Ocado offers.

First time Ocado shoppers can use VOU1304996 for £10 off first orders over £50 (expires 31st Dec). Or get £20 off an £80 spend with VOU9763838 (expires 31st August 2013) and £15 off a £75 spend with VOU0057129 (expires 31st Dec).  


Grab tubs of Philadelphia for only 87p (was £1.75), Bertolli Olive Oil Spread (500g) for 95p (was £1.90), Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1L) for £3 (was £6.49) and for a cheeky snack, Pork Farms Original Medium Pork Pie (295g) for 87p (was £1.75), Ginsters Large Sausage Rolls for 50p (was £1) and Walkers Meaty Variety (12x25g) for £1.49 (was £2.99).

Perfect for Christmas, Sainsbury's Family Biscuit Tin (700g) is half-price at £5, or buy Sainsbury's Chocolate Biscuit Selection (500g) for £3 (was £6), Terry's Chocolate Orange for £1.37 (was £2.75) and Cadbury Milk Tray (400g) for £3 (was £7).

If you want to see what else you can save on, here are all the latest Sainsbury's offers.

Get £12 off a first shop at Sainsburys over £60 with code VVTC-3FTC-3PJN, expires Friday 23rd November.  


From the Tesco Finest range, Basmati Rice (5kg) is £5 (was £8), Indian cooking sauces such as and Royal Korma are £1 (was £1.59), it’s three for £2.50 on Tesco Finest Chantenay Carrots (500g) (usually £1 each) and for your pudding, Tesco Finest Rhubarb Crumble (600g) is £2 (was £3.50) and Tesco Finest Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream (500ml) is also £2 (was £2.75).

Meat and fish deals include Tesco Cooked Mussels (560g) for £2 (was £2.70), Riverway Foods Sausages (12 per pack) for £2.50 (was £5), Yano Mini Burgers (570g) for £2.25 (was £2.80), Tesco Fresh & Easy Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon with Cheese (2 per pack) for £2 (was £4), Tesco Chicken Breast Fillet (500g) for £3 (was £6) and Tesco Tender & Easy Pork Bourbon Ribs (555g) for £3.50 (was £4).

If you want to see what else you can save on, here are all the latest Tesco offers.

Spend £40 before Sunday 11th November and get £5 off your next £40 shop (to be redeemed or delivered by Sunday 18th November).


Waitrose has a £10 meal deal for two on this weekend, with a starter, main, dessert and wine or chocolates on offer for a tenner. Ends Tuesday 13th.

For the kids, both little and big, tins of Ambrosia Rice Pudding and Ambrosia Devon Custard are now 47p (was 94p). You can also stock your store cupboards with De Cecco Fusilli (500g) for £1.12 (was £1.69), Jamie Oliver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (250ml) for £1.70 (was £2.59), Twinings Everyday Tea Bags (160) for £3.58 (was £5.37), Knorr Stock Pot Chicken (4x28g) for 97p (was £1.46) and Waitrose Fresh Mediterranean Vegetable Sauce for £1.32 (was £1.99) and Loyd Grossman Korma Curry Sauce for £1.39 (was £2.09). 

If you want to see what else you can save on, here are all the latest Waitrose offers.

Sign up to the myWaitrose card and spend £50 or more on four shops between now and Christmas to receive money-off vouchers worth £25 in January. You'll also get free tea or coffee at various stores in the UK to drink in or takeaway.

Save a total of £50 on your first five Waitrose shops, see here for the relevant codes, minimum spend £75 and you must have place your first order for delivery by 3rd November and receive your fifth delivery by 15th December 2012.

Westin Gourmet

Consider buying your meat from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet. Right now special offers include 20% off diced chicken breast (now £7.81 for 1kg) and 16% off turkey breast butterfly (now £30.99 for a 2.5kg bird). These offers expire on Monday.

Voucher codes and coupons

Before you hit the supermarkets, check for any money-saving coupons:

  • Use these printable vouchers in store at Sainsbury’s (includes 50p off any Cussons Mum & Me Products, 50p off Dr Oetket food gel and £1 off Cathedral City Selection).
  • Save 50p on a 1 litre carton of Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk from any Tesco, Morrisons and Ocado.
  • Save £1 on a 350g pack of Herta Frankfurters when you like Love Brands on Facebook and download the voucher. Expires 19th November 2012. 

Or if you’re shopping online, cut costs with these codes:

  • Get £4 off orders over £40 at Chocolate Trading Co with code 40choc, expires 31st January 2013.
  • Save 10% on orders at Hotel Chocolat with Vouchercodes code VCXC10 (expires 18th November) and after that you can save 10% on a £40 with MVC code MVCWINTER10, expires 23rd December.
  • Use code TVTEN to receive £10 off your first order at online grocery store milk&more.
  • Two codes for Thorntons this week; get a free Premium Collection box of chocs worth £9.99 when you spend over £40 at and use code VCCT (, expires 31st December 2012. Or use MXTV (MVC) for 15% off everything, expires 11th November.
  • Save 10% on all orders over £15 at Twinings when you use the voucher code AFF01009 (expires 30th November).
  • Spend £20 at Whittard of Chelsea and you get to pick one of four Sweet Treat pouches (worth £6) for free – enter the code BELL at the checkout.

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:

Cheap tipples launched this week selling over 1,000 wines, with flavour profiles (0-3 Sweet, 4-6 Fresh, 7-9 Smooth and 10-12 Intense) to help you pick the perfect wine – you can even take the Taste Test. See all the special offers here. Morrisons have even said they will give you your money back if you don’t love the wine you buy!

New customers save £10 when they spend £50 at Tesco Wine with the ongoing code XXMML4. And, if you’re using up your Clubcard vouchers, you can turn every £5 of vouchers into £10 of tokens to spend on Tesco Finest wines and Champagnes. 

Best restaurant deals

As always, new and extended deals appear at the top of the table.



When Valid

Need to Know

Pizza Express


Starter, main and drink for £10.


Monday to Thursday until 15th Nov.

Fill in your details here to get your code and check restaurant exclusions.

Pizza Hut

Kids eat for free (when you buy a main).  

Every day until 18th Nov. 

Fill in your details for a printable voucher.

Pizza Hut

Free garlic bread when you buy large pizza.

Every day until 2nd Dec.   

Fill in your details for a printable voucher.

La Tasca

3 for 2 tapas to share.    

Sunday to Friday until 16th Nov.  

Register for a voucher.  


Save 20% on your food bill.  

Sunday to Thursday until 25th Nov.        

Visit their website here and select your restaurant for details.


25% off food.  

Sunday to Thursday (check your chosen restaurant) until 2nd Dec.  

Fill in your details here to get your unique code. Various restaurants and days excluded.

Chef and Brewer

£10 off a £30 spend.  

Today and from Monday 12th to Friday 16th Nov.

Print and take this voucher.  


Two courses for £10.    

Sunday to Friday until 12th Nov.       

Fill in your details here for a voucher

The Slug and Lettuce

Save 25% on your food bill. 

Tuesday to Friday until 19th Nov.  

Register for a voucher here.

Toby Carvery

Two carveries for £10.   

Monday to Saturday until 24th Nov. 

 Get your voucher here.

Bella Italia

Buy one main, get another for £2.50.

Sunday to Thursday until 25th Nov.       

Download your voucher. Check terms for excluded restaurants.

Frankie & Benny’s

Get £10 off when you buy two mains.

Until 30th Nov. Excludes Mondays after 5pm.

Use this voucher.


Buy one main, get another for £2.           

Until 15th Nov (days may vary per restaurant).

Get your voucher here.

Dim t


2 for 1 on mains.


Throughout Nov – see restaurant for exclusions.

Sign up to print off your voucher.  

Cafe Rouge

Buy one main, get another for £2.50.   

Sunday to Thursday until 25th Nov.        



Café Giardino


2for1 on Hot Meals.  


Every day until 30th Nov.

Sign up for a voucher.





Get 2 for 1 on mains.


Every day until 30th Nov.   

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



Get 2 for 1 on mains.


Every day until 30th Nov.   

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


Free scampi and chips when you buy a drink. 

Every day until 15th Nov.        

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


20% off total bill.      

Sunday to Thursday until 25th Nov.  

Visit their website here and select your restaurant for details.


Burger and small skinny fries for £7.95.      

Sunday to Thursday until 25th Nov.       

Use this voucher. Excludes Resident Heroes, Create Your Own and Special of the Month.

The Real Greek

Two people dine for £20, including drinks!

Sunday to Thursday until 29th Nov. 

Download the voucher.




BOGOF on hot meals.

Every day until 31st Dec.

Use this voucher. Excludes toasted sandwiches and hot desserts.

Regular restaurant deals and discounts

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 

Discounted cocktails

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

Days depend on individual branches – check your local branch. 

Brasserie Blanc

£10 gift voucher when you sign up to receive news and offers from Brasserie Blanc.


Register here and receive a voucher. It can be spent on anything at Brasserie Blanc or the Maman Blanc shop.


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.

Sunday–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. 

Fire & Stone

Two pizzas for £12.

Available all day Sunday to Wednesday, from 12-4pm and after 8.30pm on Thursdays and from 12-4pm and after 9.30pm on Friday & Saturdays.

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

Fire & Stone

Get a set lunch for £6.95.

Every Monday to Friday 12-4pm, ongoing

Must be booked in advance by booking online or calling and quoting "£6.95 Lunch Menu". Valid for a pizza or salad - plus a soft drink - from a set menu only.


The Monday Wine Club gives you the chance to save money by bringing your own wine to this high class steak restaurant for only a £5 corkage fee.


Described as serving the ‘best steak in London’ this is a chance to come and eat here without having to pay for wine. Just turn up with a bottle.

Loch Fyne

Free £10 voucher when you sign up.      


Register here

Pizza Express

Three courses for £12.95 weekend special

Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, ongoing

Find information on the offer here. Restaurant and date exclusions apply so check your local branch.

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.


Table Table



Free breakfast for two kids (aged 15 or under) with an adult breakfast costing £8.25. 


Ongoing on weekdays 6.30am -10:30am and weekends 7.00am-11.00am



No need for a voucher.

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.




Toby Carvery

All you can eat breakfast for £4.   

Until 11am Monday to Saturday and 10.30am Sunday


YO! Sushi

Blue Mondays - only pay the blue plate price of £2.40.

Every Monday

Excludes miso, drinks, takeaway or delivery. See participating restaurants here.

Takeaway discount codes, coupons and cards

Before you go out for the junk food hit check for any money-saving coupons or codes:

  • Brighten up the daily commute by applying for a free Bitecard which gives you 20% off food and drink outlets at railway stations across the UK.
  • Get BOGOF sausage rolls at Greggs with this printable voucher, expires 16th November.
  • Get a free soft drink with takeaway orders at Harvester, ends 14th November.
  • Usually only on offer on a Tuesday, all this week at Domino’s you get two-for-one on all medium and large pizzas, for delivery or collection, with code FEEDME46, expires midnight Sunday 11th November.
  • Various offers at Papa John's including 33% off your first online order (code AALDN33) and two free sides when you buy an XXL pizza (code AAPJFESXXL).
  • For Pizza Hut Delivery use VCFPTY5TH for £10 off when you spend £30, expires 18th November. See here for other codes.
  • Earn free sub sandwiches with the Sub Card at Subway!

Freebies and comps

Check out the latest top freebies:

  • Throughout November Debenhams are doing their bit for the Movember charity (which raises awareness for men’s health) by giving anyone with a ‘Mo’ free tea and coffee in the restaurants and cafes!
  • And burger chain Byron is also giving away free burgers or main course salads to Movember participants who raise a minimum of £25 via the official Movember website.
  • Win a host of Kingsmill goodies from a Joseph & Joseph kitchen set to sandwich cutters and money-off coupons when you like them on Facebook and play the Fruit n Fibre Machine game. Expires 23rd November 2012.
  • Like Lyons Coffee on Facebook to enter a competition for a year’s supply of their coffee (and refer 10 friends for a free “Good Morning” mug and coffee sample), ends 30th November 2012.
  • Love Brands latest Facebook comp is for packs of Kitkats with 200g jars of Nescafe Coffee, expires 13th November 2012.
  • Superdrug are giving away 100 packs of Slimgum; enter your details by 9th January 2013.

Free recipes from celebrity chefs

Big fan of Jamie Oliver, the Hairy Bikers, Lorraine Pascale or James Martin? Head over to our sister site where you can find heaps of free recipes from your favourite celebrity chefs.

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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)

  • RMN05
    Love rating 15
    RMN05 said

    Tesco's £40 spend for £5 voucher off next week's shop doesn't only apply to shopping at It's also available on store shop.

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  • Simon Ward
    Love rating 9
    Simon Ward said

    Thanks RMN05.

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