Frugal Food - 16th November 2012

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 16 November 2012  |  Comments 0 comments

This week's highlights include £15 off a £75 spend at Sainsbury's, up to 50p per litre off petrol when you buy selected items at Tesco, dine in for a tenner at M&S, and free Coca-Cola and grape juice.

Frugal Food - 16th November 2012

Welcome to this week's Frugal Food.


This week’s Super 6 offer, ending 24th November, are five-packs of lemons, 500g of plums, three-packs of peppers, 750g of sweet potatoes, six-packs of conference pears and 750g of red onions, all for only 69p each!


Get cooking this weekend with Asda Home Baking Sesame Seeds (150g) for £1 (was £1.28), Menier Cooking Chocolate (100g) for £1 (was £1.28), McDougalls Puff Pastry Mix (225g), for 50p (was 56p) and for something a bit fancy, Dr. Oetker Shimmer Spray Gold (100ml) for £2.86 (was £3.37).

Or, if you want to make something quick and easy, Aunt Bessie's Homebake Yorkshire Pudding Mix is now 50p (was 76p), various Asda Chosen By You dinners are reduced to £1.50 including Classics Sausage & Mash (450g) and Cauliflower Cheese (750g), Mattessons Hot & Spicy Smoked Pork Sausage is £1 (was £1.65), Pot Noodle Chicken & Mushroom Flavour (4x90g) is £3 (was £3.85) and Amoy Straight to Wok Peanut Satay Stir Fry Sauce is 60p (was 99p).  

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


Half-price this weekend, buy Glenview Farm sausages (now 49p), cured pork loin joints (now £1.99), six-packs of McCoys (now 92p) and 1kg of clementines or satsumas (now 84p) – only available on Saturday and Sunday.

Check the Lidl Special Offers page to see what discounts are in store before you set off.


This week at Marks & Spencer you get a free bottle of wine when you buy a meal for two from the Autumn Menu (get a main, side and dessert). See the full menu here. Offer ends Wednesday 21st November.


You get more bang for your buck at Morrisons with the Winter Warmers: buy HP sauce with 45% free for £1.07, six cans of Heinz Baked Beans for £2.50, six cans of Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup for £3.25 and Heinz Light Salad Cream with 40% extra free for £1.89. You can also pick up 2L bottles of pop (Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta) on a three for £3 offer (usually £1.98 each) and save a third on Scottish salmon fillets and sides (now £9.99/kg) and 50% on British boneless pork shoulder (now £2.25/kg).

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


Top offers include Rankin Outdoor Bred Pork & Herb Sausages (6 per pack - 400g) for £2.08 (was £2.79), Waitrose Aberdeen Angus Lightly Seasoned Meatballs (12 per pack - 430g) for £2.52 (was £3.79) and Gressingham Foods Duck Crown (900g) for £6 (was £8). And look out for Cook Italian Cherry Tomato & Pecorino Pasta Sauce (340g) for 94p (was £1.89), The Collective Dairy Passion Fruit Gourmet Probiotic Yoghurt (500g) for £1.50 (was £2.39), Discovery Squeezy Guacamole Dip (290g) for £1.39 (was £2.09) and McVitie's Breakfast Porridge Oats Biscuits with Red Berries (300g) for £1.52 (was £2.29).

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).  


Treat yourself to a tasty lunch with McDougalls Upper Crust Chicken & Asparagus Pie (680g) for £1.74 (was £3.49), or try some continental delights with Noel Tierra Chorizo Ring (200g) for £1.50 (was £3), Sainsbury's French Roulé for £1 (was £1.85) and Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Pastrami (120g) for £2 (was £3.29).

And if you fancy some extra special veggies this weekend, Sainsbury's Mini Portabella Mushrooms (300g) are £1 (was £1.70), Sainsbury's Sweet Potatoes (1.25Kg) are £1.50 (was £1.85), Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Sweet Spear Carrots (450g) are £1 (was £1.20) and Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Isle of Wight Medium Vine Tomatoes (300g) are £1.50 (was £1.90).

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. Or get £15 off first orders over £75 with MVC code 39DH-C464-664G, expires 25th November.  


Kicking off with some of the finer things in life (but for less!) with Tesco Finest Moroccan Couscous (510g) for £2 (was £3.50), Tesco Finest 10" Salsiccia Piccante Pizza (306g) for £1.92 (was £3.85) and veggies including Tesco Finest Forestiere Mushrooms (250g) for £1 (was £1.25), Tesco Finest Sweet Mini Peppers (220g) for £1 (was £1.75) and Tesco Finest Tenderstem Broccoli (200g) for £1.50 (was £1.70).

And for sweet treats, grab Swiss Plain Chocolate - Orange Pieces (100g) for £1 (was £1.39), Butter & Sultana Scones (4) for £1 (was £1.49) and wash it down with Tesco Finest Costa Rican Coffee (100g) for £2.49 (was £2.99).

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

Save up to 50p per litre of petrol when you buy up to 5 selected products and deals (see the list here). Valid in-store and for deliveries made by Tuesday 20th November.


In the fruit and veg aisle, buy Seedless Clementines (650g) for £1.99 (was £2.49), or Waitrose Tangerines (600g), also for £1.99, plus grab Waitrose Organic English Capri Tomatoes (225g) for £1.46 (was £2.19), or try English Red Choice Tomatoes (300g) for £1.72 (was £2.59).

And, for your main, look out for Waitrose British Veal Meatballs (20 per pack - 300g), now £1.84 (was £2.79), Essential Waitrose British Chicken Breast Fillets (4 per pack - 500g), now £4.59 (was £6.89), and Waitrose Vegetarian Nut Roast Wellingtons (2 per pack - 260g), now £2.99 (was £3.99).

There's also a flash sale on Christmas hampers with 20% off until Monday.

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

This week's special offers at online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet include 22% off whole smoked gammon, 18% off rindless bacon and 15% off traditional French Emmental. These offers expire on Monday.

Voucher codes and coupons

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

  • Sign up to the Little Dish newsletter and they’ll send you a coupon for 25p off any of their children's meals.
  •  Get 50p off various Rice Dream products when you Like them on Facebook, valid until 31st December.
  •  Save 30p on Burgen seeded loaves with this voucher, valid until 12th December.
  • And save 20p off Campbell's soup when you register here and print off the voucher which expires 31st December.

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.
  • Save 15% on everything at Thorntons with code VCXP (expires 18th November) or get a free Premium Collection box of chocs worth £9.99 when you spend over £40 at and use code VCCT (expires 31st December) – both via
  • Save 10% on all orders over £15 at Twinings when you use the voucher code AFF01009 (expires 30th November).
  • Get free instant mulled wine tea when you spend £20 at Whittard of Chelsea and enter the code TEAGIFT at the checkout. And use these MVC codes to save up to £10 on a £40 spend – only until 18th November.

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

There are some booze bargains at Lidl this weekend including Cimarosa Australian Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for £3.89 (was £4.49) and their Californian Colombard for £3.59 (was £3.99), Classic Ales of England collection (12x500ml) for £14.99, Vodka Putinoff 50cl for £8.49 (was £9.49) and Green Orchard Cider 500ml at two for £2.

And at Morrisons, buy Champagne Louis Dubrince for half-price at £14.49 and grab 20-packs of Strongbow and Carlsberg, or 18-packs of Magners for £12 each.

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 new restaurant deals

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



When Valid

Need to Know

Table Table

2 for 1 mains.

Monday to Thursday until 29th Nov.

Use this voucher.

All Bar One

Dine with wine for £15. 

Monday to Thursday until 19th Dec.    

Sign up and they’ll send you a voucher.


Buy one main, get another for £2.  And save 25% on Prosecco bottles.

Sunday to Friday until 26th Nov.       

Fill in your details here for a voucher

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.

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.

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


2 for 1 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.


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.


Lunch menu from £6.95

Monday to Friday 12–5pm

Check individual restaurants for participation and prices.


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 £3.99.   

Until 10.30am Monday to 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.
  • 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).
  • Order takeaway from Pizza Express and save up to 30% on the restaurant price.
  • New one for Pizza Hut Delivery – save 50% on orders over £35 with the code AFD13W2DU, expires 18th November. And you can still 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:

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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