Frugal Food - 18th January 2013

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 18 January 2013  |  Comments 0 comments

This week's highlights include a roast and two sides for a fiver at M&S, 50p bargains at Asda, the latest money-off coupons, restaurant vouchers and much, much more.

Frugal Food - 18th January 2013

Welcome to this week's Frugal Food.


This week’s Super 6 offer includes 150g of button mushrooms, 1kg of red onions, butternut squash, 750g of new potatoes, avocadoes and 500g of pasnips – all for only 49p each. Offers end 26th January.


Starting with more items reduced to just 50p look out for Asda Chosen by You Fusilli Twists 500g (was 95p), Ainsley Harriott Cup Soup (4 per pack - 80g) (was £1.15) and Asda Chosen by You Almonds (50g) (was 65p). Or for £1 you can buy Papaya (was £1.25), Passion Fruit (3) (was £1.25), Alpro Fresh Hazelnut Drink (1L) (was £1.69), Vitalite Dairy Free Spread (500g) (was £1.20), McVitie's Penguin Bars (9x24g) (was £1.75), Ginsters Original Large Cornish Pasty (was £1.68), Birds Eye Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken (2 per pack) (was £1.67), Branston Tomato Ketchup (550g) (was £1.58), Branston Brown Sauce (560g) (was £1.58) and Flora Cuisine (500ml) (was £1.98).

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


This week save 30% on selected fruit including 1.5kg bags of fresh oranges (now £1), 500g of white grapes (now £1.39), 125g of blueberries (now 86p), 1kg of Granny Smith apples (now £1) and 1kg of British red apples (now £1). And this weekend only, these items are half-price: Valley Spire medium mature cheddar 400g (now £1.14), Amanie milk chocolate biscuits 300g (now 99p), Knightsbridge Gold 80 tea bags (now 69p) and 1kg of fresh clementines (now 82p).

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

Marks & Spencer

This weekend at Marks & Spencer you can buy a roast dinner for two for £5 (a roasting joint and two side). See the full menu here. Offer ends Wednesday 23rd January.


Grab half-price items in the freezer section such as Bisto Baked Yorkshire Pudding (now 75p), Goodfella’s Thin Pepperoni Pizza (now £1.37), Bird’s Eye Mini Potato Waffles (now £1.50), Ben & Jerry Cookie Dough (now £2.25) and Bird’s Eye Extra Large Breaded Fish (now £1.50). It’s also BOGOF on Coca Cola eight-packs, whole chickens are only £2/kg and you can save 50% on punnets of peaches and nectarines (now £1.50 each).

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


Family basics on offer include Roberts Bakery Thick Sliced White Farmhouse Loaf (800g) for £1 (was £1.60), Nestle Shredded Wheat Honey Nut (500g) for £1.50 (was £2.09), Kilmeaden Irish Cheddar White (400g) for £1.89 (was £3.79) and for your five-a-day, Ocado Cherries (250g) for £2 (was £4), Ocado Blueberries (400g) for £3.99 (was £7.99) and Ocado Red Dessert Apples (7) for £1.52 (was £2.28).

You can also buy Waitrose Sustainably Sourced Cod Fillets (600g) for £4.49 (was £5.99), Young's Chip Shop Extra Large Fish Fillets in Beer Batter (2 per pack) for £1.50 (was £3), Dr. Oetker Ristorante Speciale Pizza (330g) for £1.39 (was £2.79), Birds Eye Crispy Chicken Dippers (24 per pack) for £2.19 (was £3.29), Amy's Kitchen Mushroom Risotto (269g) for £1.66 (was £2.49) and Yoo Moo Nakedmoo Frozen Yogurt (750ml) for £2.33 (was £3.49).

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

First time Ocado shoppers get £10 off a £50 spend with VOU3452351 (expires 28th February 2013), £15 off a £75 spend with VOU0057129 (expires 3rd February 2013) and £20 off an £80 spend with VOU9763838 (expires 31st August 2013).


Tins and jars on offer include Cirio Chopped Tomatoes (4x400g) for £1.99 (was £3.99), Sainsbury's Cream of Tomato Soup (4x400g) for £1.50 (was £1.79),  Patak's Cooking Sauce (450g) for 88p (was £1.76), Patak's Indian Stir Fry Sauce for 54p (was £1.09), Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Dressings for 79p (was 99p) Sainsbury's Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) for £2 (was £2.99) and handy cheats such as Sainsbury's Bourguignon Paste (200g) for £1 (was £1.29), Very Lazy Garlic (125g) for £1 (was £1.49) and Knorr Stock Pot (8x28g) for £2 (was £2.41).

And pick up these fruit and veg bargains: two for £1.50 on Sainsbury's Strong Flavour Cooking Onions (1kg) (usually £1.10), two for £3 on Sainsbury's Sweet Potatoes (1.25kg) (usually £1.85), Sainsbury's Brussels Sprout Tree (750g) for £1 (was £1.75), Sainsbury's Organic Chestnut Mushrooms (250g) for £1 (was £1.20), Sainsbury's Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine (225g) for £1 (was £1.30), and Sainsbury's Apricots (320g) for £1.50 (was £3).

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

Get £12 off a £60 spend via (expires 20th January 2013), or head to MVC for £10 off a £50 spend, also expires 20th January 2013.  


Perfect for lunch, you can buy Tesco Finest Pea & Ham Soup (600g) for £1.17 (was £2.35), Princes Hot Dogs in Brine Mini (20 per pack) for £1 (was £2.19), Tesco Italian Pepperoni Pizza (370g) for £1.87 (was £3.75), Tesco Smoked Salmon Slices (100g) for £2 (was £3.69), Mission Original Deli Wraps (8) for £1 (was £1.80) and Birds Eye Fish Fingers with Omega 3 (20 per pack) for £1.75 (was £3.99) – although you can buy Young's Fish Fingers (40 per pack) for £3 which is better value for money.

And if you like the Tesco Finest range, buy Italian Style Herb Meatballs (15 per pack) for £1.75 (was £3.50), Sugardrop Ratatouille (475g) for £2 (was £2.50), Blue Belle Potato Wedges in Smoked Garlic Dressing (570g) for £1.25 (was £1.75), Sweet Mini Peppers (220g) for £1 (was £1.75), Tesco Finest Belgian Waffles (8) for £1.50 (was £1.99) and  Tesco Finest Multigrain Farmhouse Loaf (800g) for £1 (was £1.30).

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

New customers get £10 off their first grocery order over £50 with code XXAFFT. Or, go via NetVoucherCodes for £12 off a £60 spend (expires 10th February).


Less popular cuts of meat are often cheaper and tastier – this weekend try Essential Waitrose British Pork Belly (reduced from £6.39/kg to £4.26/kg) or Waitrose British Lamb Shoulder Shanks for £7.99/kg. Other meat deals include Unearthed Breton Coarse Country Pâté (160g) for £1.86 (was £2.49), 3 for 2 on Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Diced Pancetta (2x70g) (usually £2.59 each) and 2 for £3 on Revilla Chorizo de Pueblo (110g) (usually £2 each).

You can also choose from selected packs of essential Waitrose beef, chicken or lamb, and add two vegetable sides - all for just £5 until the 22 January.

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

Join MyWaitrose and spend £30 in-store or £50 online four times between now and 12th February and get £15-worth of vouchers back in March.

Spend £50 at Waitrose online for free delivery. And get £20 off your first order over £100 with code AFF20, expires 1st February 2013.

Westin Gourmet

Consider buying your meat from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet. Right now special offers include 13% off chicken breast fillets (now £26 for 5kg) and 10% off English blue stilton (now £24.69 for a 1kg wheel). These offers expire on Monday.

Voucher codes and coupons

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

  • Get 50p off dairy alternative Almond Breeze using this voucher, which is valid on a 1 litre carton until 15th February 2013.
  • Save 50p on a pack of Walkers Deep Ridged crisps at any Nisa store to with this voucher, expires 16th February 2013.
  • You can also get 50p off Bear Nibbles by playing the daily “Spin The Beetle” game on Facebook.  Vouchers are valid at all major supermarkets until 28th February 2013.

Or if you’re shopping online:

  • A new one for chocolate fans, get 10% off orders at Amelie Chocolat with the code I48W6832T3, expires 31st January.
  • Get £4 off orders over £40 at Chocolate Trading Co with code 40choc, expires 31st January 2013.
  • At Hotel Chocolat you can save 10% on a £25 spend with code VCSPR10, expires 14th February.
  • Over at Thorntons the code PCAR has been extended – use it to save 20% on your order (including sale), ends 21st January 2013.
  • At Whittard of Chelsea use code COFFEE for £10 off this Coffee Morning Hamper, which means you get it for £20 (was £30), expires 22nd January.

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

Check for bargains online at Laithwaites – where you can currently save on rose wine and mixed cases – and to save on delivery, you can pay online and then collect it in store for free! See if there is a store near you here.

Even better, if you’re spending over £40 anyway, you can now get free delivery at Majestic Wine – current offers include 20% off wines from Australia, New Zealand and Chile.

And, at Tesco Wine you get free delivery on all orders – check out the half-price New Zealand Whites and Spanish Reds – and 500 Bonus Tesco Clubcard points when you spend over £50 on Tesco Finest wines (use code XXHT4N by 31st January).

Best restaurant deals

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



When Valid

Need to Know


2 for 1 mains.   

Sunday to Friday until 21st January.

Fill in your details and print off the voucher. Excludes VIPizzas, Chefs’ Pizzas, Grills, Specials menu and Children's Super Chefs menu.


Two Capital Burgers for £10.

Every day until 17th Febraury.

Use this voucher.   


Save 50% on pizza and pasta.               

Until 24th January (days may vary per restaurant).

Get your voucher from here.


Buy one main, get another for £2.              

Until 14th February (days may vary per restaurant).

Get your voucher from here.

Cafe Rouge

Get a third off your food bill.    

Sunday to Friday until 20th January.   

Get your code here.

Pizza Hut

50% off any Pizzetta or Regular Stuffed Crust.

Every day until 25th January.    

Fill in your details for a printable voucher.

BHS Restaurant

Various offers including free fish ‘n’ chips with hot drinks.  

Until 9th February.

Use these vouchers (valid on specific days).







40% off food.  

After 5pm Monday to Friday and after 6pm Sunday (excludes Saturday) until 20th January.  

Print off your voucher. Eat-in only. Excludes airport locations.

Not valid with set menus or with any other discount/ promotion. Max 8 people.

Pizza Express


Get 40% off your food bill.


Monday to Thursday until 24th January.    

Fill in the form here to get your code.


Save a third on your food bill.   

Sunday to Thursday until 13th February.         

Use this exclusive voucher.  

Bella Italia

Save a third on your food bill.   

Sunday to Friday until 13th February.         

Download your voucher. Check terms for excluded restaurants.

Revolution Bars

50% off food when you book a table.

Throughout January.

Excludes Specials Menu.

Morrison’s Cafe

Kids eat for free when you buy one hot meal from the teatime menu.

School nights (Monday to Friday) after 4pm.

You get a free Monty meal (with activity pack). 


2 for 1 mains.

Every day until 11th February.

Use this voucher.


YO! Sushi

Save 40% in the January Sale! 

Tuesday to Friday from 8th-25th January.     

Grab a voucher here. Excludes Harvey Nichols and Selfridges concessions.

YO! Sushi

Free blue plate when you dine in.

21st January only.

Simply say 'Cheery Nigiri' to a member of staff.

La Tasca

Loyalty card members get 40% off the main menu.

Every day in January.    

Pick up a card in-store.   

Dim t


Free noodle bar or noodle soup with any main.


Throughout January – see restaurant for exclusions.

Sign up to print off your voucher.  

Brewer’s Fayre

Kids eat free/Save 50% on your food bill. 

Monday to Friday until 18th January.

Print off a voucher.




20% off at Hot Food Co or Restbite.  

Every day until 31st March.  

Fill in your details and print off the voucher. 

All Bar One

Dine for £5.

Monday to Thursday until 31st January.      

Sign up and they’ll send you a voucher.




20% off everything (min spend £25).  

Every day until 11th February.     


Sign up with your local Harvester. 


Sizzling Pubs

Mains only £2.99 each.

Monday to Friday 12pm - 9pm until 1st February.

On selected dishes.

Toby Carvery

Free ice-cream.


Sign up to the newsletter.  

Frankie & Benny’s

Save 20% on food bill.

Every day until 28th February.

Must buy two mains.  




20% off your food bill.



Every day until 31st January 2013.       

Valid at participating restaurants only. Sign up here.



Free scampi and chips when you buy a drink. 

Every day until 31st January.          

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

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. 


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.

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

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 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 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 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.
  • Download the latest money-saving vouchers for Burger King including BOGOF deals, Family Dine for £10, Kid’s Meal for £2, 2 Dine for £7.50 and free coffee!
  • Get 25% off orders over £25 at Domino’s Pizza using code DOMPGIFT, expires 17th February 2013. Or if you’re quick, use MVC code MVCTYOFF for 30% off when you spend £30, expires 20th January.
  • Save over £7 with these printable vouchers for Millies Cookies (expire 31st January 2013).
  • At Papa John's use code AAPJOFF50 online or over the phone to get 50% off when you spend at least £15 on pizza, valid for delivery and collection until Thursday 31st January 2013.
  • At Pizza Hut Delivery save £5 on a £20 spend with code AFD5PTWBX, £10 on a £30 spend with AFDVCULBS, or 50% on a £40 spend with code AFD5T4PBU, all valid until 20th January 2013. See here for other codes.
  • Earn free sub sandwiches with the Sub Card at Subway!

Freebies and comps

Check out the latest top freebies:

  • Sign up to the Morphy Richards Members Club for special offers and you could also become a House Proud Innovator which means you can try (and keep) the latest Morphy Products for free!
  • Heinz Beanz are giving away 50 free tins of their beans  for grabs and 10 sport kits worth over £15. Ends 25th January 2013.
  • Win a free Sunbites branded bag – there are 100 bags plus three prize baskets packed with over £300 worth of goodies to give away! Play this Forgets-Me-Not game before 28th January 2013.
  • Ryvita are giving away 50 of their lovely red tins. Follow the instructions by 31st January 2013.
  • Bag one of 50 Clipper Teas Green Tea gift set (containing a caddy, two Clipper mugs and over 200 bags of their yummy teas). Expires 31st January 2013.
  • Enter this comp to be in with a chance to bag a free Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine! Like After Eight on Facebook and enter as often as you like before it ends 30th April 2013.
  • If you live in or around Nottingham, Experian will be giving away free chocolate bars at the Victoria and Broadmarsh shopping centres this Saturday (19th January) from 11am. Two bars will each contain a Golden Ticket worth £500.

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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