Frugal Food - 25th January 2013

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 25 January 2013  |  Comments 0 comments

This week's highlights include free fresh fish at Sainsbury's (today only), dine in meal deals at M&S and Waitrose, restaurant vouchers and much, much more.

Frugal Food - 25th 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.


Keep going with the healthy diet and stock up on courgettes for £1.37/kg (was £1.62/kg) and leeks for £1.67/kg (was £2/kg). But, if convenience is the order of the day, you can buy Birds Eye Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken (2 per pack) for £1 (was £1.67), various Old El Paso Packs for £2 (was £3.22), and Asda Mashed Potato (400g) for 85p (was £1). Asda have also got whole chickens for less (reduced from £3.28/kg to £2.78/kg), Butcher's Selection Boneless Chicken Thigh Fillets (4 per pack) for £3 (was £3.58) and Butcher's Selection Lean Pork Mince (700g) for only £2.97 (was £3.50).

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


This week get 20% off selected meat including 1kg of chicken thighs for £2.09 (was £2.65), 12 Scotch beef meatballs for £1.25 (was £1.59), 700g of pork loin chops for £2.99 (was £3.79) and 500g of beef steak mince for £2.15 (was £2.69). And this weekend only, save 50% on 8-packs of Hazelmeade pork sausages (now 74p), fresh kiwis (now 13p each), Nesquik (now £1.26) and pains au chocolat (now 79p).

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

Marks & Spencer

This weekend at Marks & Spencer two dine in for £10 with a main, side, dessert and bottle of plonk up for grabs. Mains include pork medallions, cod and tomato bake, lemon sole and slow cooked pork. See the full menu here. Offer ends Tuesday 29th January.


Don’t miss BOGOF on Clover (£2), Pilgrim’s Choice (£3.99), Frijj (£1.25), Stateside Stonebaked Cheese Feast (£3) and Coca Cola/Diet Coke eight-packs (£3.98). You can also save 50% on Blue Ribbon eight-packs (now 77p), Walker’s Variety 22-packs (now £2.19), Kellogg’s All Bran (now £1.35), Typhoo 80 (now £1.14) and McVitie’s Milk Chocolate Digestives (now 87p).

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


Ocado have got breakfast sorted with their offers this week with everything from sweet treats such as Waitrose French Butter Croissants (8) for £1.79 (was £2.39), Genesis Crafty Big Pancakes (4) for £1 (was £1.39) and Activia Breakfast Pot Vanilla & Clusters (160g) for 49p (was 99p); some Ocado English Strawberries (400g) for £2.99 (was £3.99) teamed with Onken Biopot Natural Yogurt (1kg) for £1.33 (was £2); and traditional Young's Smoked Salmon Slices (300g) for £5 (was £10), or Ocado Beechwood Smoked Kipper Fillets (280g) for £1.39 (was £1.64).

Or for a decent fry up, Ocado Breakfast Flat Mushrooms (250g) are 80p (was £1), Clarence Court Mabel Pearman's Burford Browns Eggs (6) are £1.39 (was £2.09), Danish Sizzling Smoked Back Bacon Rashers (10 per pack) for £2 (was £4) and Royal Berkshire Free Range Pork Sausages (400g) for £2.23 (was £2.79) - all topped off  with a glass of Innocent Apple Juice or Orange Juice (1.35L), now £1.34 (was £2.69).

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).


Visit your nearest Sainsbury’s supermarket today (25th January) and order either cod, haddock, tuna, salmon or prawns at the fresh fish counter and you'll be offered a free alternative option – they are giving away seven tonnes of lesser known fresh fish as part of their ‘Switch The Fish’ campaign.

Meats on offer this week include Sainsbury's Butcher's Choice Smoked Gammon Joint (Approx 1kg) for £4.99 (was £9.99), Sainsbury's Large Crackling Pork Leg Joint (approx 2kg) for £6.98 (was £13.98), British Lamb Half Leg Joint (approx 1.03kg) for £5.65 (was £11.32), Danish Sizzling 12 Smoked Back Bacon (2x200g) for £2.50 (was £5), Taste the Difference Cooked & Peeled Jumbo King Prawns (225g) for £2.50 (was £5), and Taste the Difference Chestnut Smoked Scottish Salmon (120g) for £2.39 (was £4.79).

And check out these half-price deals: Sainsbury's Macaroni Cheese (800g) for £2 (was £4), Walkers Doritos Cool Original (225g) for £1 (was £2), KP Discos Assorted (12x28g) or Nik Naks - Variety (12x25g) for £1.49 (was £2.99) and 2 for 1 on Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Mature Barbers Cruncher (400g) (was £3.94 each).

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

Get £10 off a £50 spend via (expires 3rd February 2013).  


Pick up two for £6 Tesco Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs (850g), Tesco Healthy Living Diced Chicken Breast (500g) half-price at £2.50, Tesco Finest Beef Burgers with Caramelised Onion (4 per pack) and Gressingham Foods Duck Legs (462g) for £3 each (was £3.50). And, ideal for a posh lunch, The Saucy Fish Co Salmon Fillets with Watercress & Crème Fraiche Dressing (270g) is now £3.25 (was £4), Tesco Finest 14 Month Matured Parma Ham (88g) is £2 (was £2.65).

Then fill up on Branston Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce (4x395g) for £1.27 (was £2.55), Heinz Whole Peeled Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (4x400g) for £2.34 (was £4.69), Nestle Bitesize Shredded Wheat (500g) for £1 (was £2.69) and half-price Pizza Express Margherita 12" Pizza (now £3). 

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).


Two dine in for £10 this weekend – pick a main, side, starter OR dessert, plus a box of chocs OR bottle of wine. Also in-store you can save on Cranks Organic Wholemeal Loaf (800g), now £1.12 (was £1.50), Robinsons Double Concentrate Orange No Added Sugar (1.75L), now £1.82 (was £3.65), Essential Waitrose Fresh Penne (500g), now £1.27 (was £1.70), Kellogg's Bran Flakes (750g), now £2 (was £2.690, KP Hula Hoops - BBQ Beef (7x25g), now 83p (was £1.67) and Amoy Soy Sauce Light (150ml), 78p (was £1.19).

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

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 17% off unsmoked rindless bacon (now £11.68 for 2.27kg pack) and 25% off French Brie (now £15.02 for a 1kg wheel). These offers expire on Monday.

Voucher codes and coupons

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

Or if you’re shopping online:

  • At Hotel Chocolat you can save 10% on a £25 spend with code VCSPR10, expires 14th February. But, if you don’t plan to spend that much, there is still time to use MVC code MVC10EX1 for the same discount with no minimum order (expires 27th January).
  • New Whittard of Chelsea customers also get 10% off with code WELCOME10.
  • Spend over £24 at Thorntons and you can add a 330g Classics Collection box of chocs to your basket for free! Ends 27th January 2013.
  • Chocolate fans can also 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.

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

At Morrisons look out for Freixenet Excelencia Vintage Cava which is better than half-price at £5.99 (was £12.99), plus 50% off Calvet Prestige Claret (now £5.49), French Connection Languedoc Reserve (now £5.49) and Ashgrove Reserve Malbec (now £4.99).

It’s your last chance to save 50% in the wine sale at Marks & Spencer. Top picks include a case of 6 Condado De Oristan Tempranillo 2011 for £30 (was £59.94) and Chateau Haut Courreau 2010 for £28 (was £56.94). Plus buy two cases and knock another 15% off!

And, at Tesco Wine you get 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


YO! Sushi

Last day to save 40% in the January Sale! 

Tuesday to Friday from 8th-25th January.     

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







Last chance 40% off food.  

After 5pm Monday to Friday until 25th 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 Hut

Last chance for 50% off any Pizzetta or Regular Stuffed Crust.

Every day until 25th January.    

Fill in your details for a printable voucher.


25% off all food.  

Until 13th February.    

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

Cafe Rouge

Get 40% off your food.     

Sunday to Friday until 3rd February.  

Get your code here.

Pizza Express

Three courses for £12.95 weekend special

Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, ends 27th January.

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

Pizza Express


Get 40% off your food bill.


Monday to Thursday and Sundays after 5pm until 31st January.    

Fill in the form here to get your code.


Two mains for £12.95.               

Until 28th February (days may vary per restaurant).

Get your voucher here.


Second main for £2.50.   

Sunday to Friday until 4th February.

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 February.

Use this voucher.   


Buy one main, get another for £2.              

Until 13th February (days may vary per restaurant).

Get your voucher from here.

BHS Restaurant

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

Until 9th February.

Use these vouchers (valid on specific days).


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.

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.  




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, 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 use this code for 30% off a £30 spend until 27th January 2013).
  • 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.
  • New for Pizza Hut Delivery, use code AFDFIFYJZ for 50% off when you spend £35, ends 27th 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:

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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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