Frugal Food - 1st February 2013

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The latest supermarket discounts, money-off coupons, restaurant vouchers and deals, food freebies and competitions.

Frugal Food - 1st February 2013

Welcome to this week's Frugal Food.


This week’s Super 6 offer includes savoy cabbages, three-packs of mild onions, three-packs of lemons, 500g of beetroot, 1kg of carrots and 350g of broccoli – all for only 39p each! Offers end 9th February.


Top deals include two for £4 Seriously Strong White Cheddar (350g) saving you £1, Cathedral City Mature Cheddar (600g) for £4 (was £6.48) and big 750g bags of Golden Delicious Apples for £1.35 (was £1.60) and Baby Pearl Potatoes for £1.27 (was £1.50).

You can also buy Kellogg's Just Right (500g) for £2 (was £2.98) and Heinz Baked Beanz in Tomato Sauce (4x415g) for £2 (was £2.50), Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise (600g) for £2 (was £2.50). For handy cupboard fillers, look out for Knorr Simply Stock Chicken (450ml) for £1 (was £1.20), Asda Chosen by You Black Spanish Olives Sliced (180g) for 64p (was 76p), Blue Dragon Thai Green Curry Paste (285g) for £1.68 (was £1.98), Rowse Light & Mild Honey (340g) for £2 (was £2.58) and Whole Earth Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter (340g) for £2.27 (was £2.68).

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


This week you get 15% off selected cheese including Red Leicester 250g (now £1.26), grated Grana Padano 100g (now £1.26), Saint Paulin 250g (now £1.69) and Petits Chabra goat’s cheese 180g (now £1.69). And this weekend only, save 50% on 1kg of onions (now 37p), 375g fresh turkey breast steaks (now £1.49), Vitasia Sweet & Sour sauce (now 39p) and Golden Sun Microwavable Rice packs (now 39p each).

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

Like Lidl on Facebook for a voucher saving you £5 when you spend £35 (valid until 3rd February 2013).

Marks & Spencer  

This weekend at Marks & Spencer there is a winter warmer promo – buy from selected mains, sides and puds and they’ll give you a free bottle of wine. Mains include moussaka, fish pie, steak filled Yorkshires, roast gammon shanks, coq au vin and goats cheese en croute. See the full menu here. Offer ends Tuesday 5th February 2013.


For the freezer, you can save 50% on these items: Goodfellas Superiore pepperoni pizza (now £1.50), McCain British Wedges 600g (now 87p), Upper Crust McDougals Chicken Family Pies (now £1.75) and Haagen Dazs Vanilla (now £2.25). Elsewhere, it’s two for £3 on both Cravendale (usually £1.99 each) and Prime Fayre Back Bacon (usually £2 each) and on Market Street, salmon is half-price, reduced from £12.99/kg to £6.49/kg and British boneless leg of pork joints are also half-price, reduced from £6.80/kg to £3.40/kg.

Morrisons has joined the bandwagon with a Dine in Meal Deal for £10 so take your pick of a main, side, dessert and a bottle of wine or fizz. The offer runs until Valentine’s Day.

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


Grab BOGOF bargains for Ocado Clementines (600g) (usually £2.15 each), Clover (500g) (usually £2 each) and Tuc Original Snack Crackers (150g) (usually £1.29 each).

You can also grab Garofalo Whole Wheat Organic Fusilli or Spaghetti (500g) for £1 (was £2.09), 2 for £5 Pizza Express Margherita 8" Pizza and in the freezer section,

Young's 100% Fillet Fish Fingers with Omega 3 (20 per pack) for £2 (was £4), Birds Eye Chicken Nuggets (36 per pack) for £2.50 (was £5) and Young's Gastro Florentine Crusted Alaskan Pollock Fillets (2 per pack) for £1.97 (was £3.99).

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).


One of this week’s best buys is Sainsbury's Scottish Responsibly Sourced Mild Smoked Salmon (180g) £2.99 (was £5.99). Other deals include two for £3 on nectarines, peaches, plums and strawberries, traditionally reared British whole lamb leg (down from £10.99 a kilo to £5.49), half-price Loch trout fillets (now £2.24), and half-price 12-packs of Richmond Irish thick sausages (now £1.75).

And grab Sharwood's Plain Large Puppodums (8 per pack) for £1 (was £1.79), Cauldron Organic Marinated Tofu Pieces (160g) for £1.50 (was £2.45), Sainsbury's Italian Margherita 10" Pizza for £1.87 (was £3.75) and a tub of Sainsbury's Caramel & Pecan Ice Cream (500ml) for £1.50 (was £3.49).

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).  


Meat deals include 2 for £6 on Tesco Shoulder Pork Joints (700g) (usually £4.49 each), Tesco Chicken Fillets (4 per pack) for £4 (was £6), Tesco Irish Beef Lean Steak Mince (250g) for £2 (was £2.25) and The Great British Cumberland Sausage (681g) for only £2.50 (was £5). For a healthier shop, you can buy all of these for just £1: Tesco Pak Choi (250g) (was £1.25), Tesco Organic White Mushrooms (320g) (was £1.25), Tesco Seasonal Vegetable Selection (1.5kg) (was £1.50), Tesco Charlotte Potatoes (1kg) (was £1.40) and Tesco Organic Carrots (800g) (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).


Get your caffeine fix for less with Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence Instant Coffee (190g) for £4.34 (was £6.58) and Starbucks Via Colombian Medium Coffee (7 per pack) for £1.99 (was £2.99). And fill your trolley with bakery bargains such as Cranks Organic Wholemeal Loaf (800g) for £1.12 (was £1.50), Burgen Sunflower & Chia Bread (750g) for £1.20 (was £1.50), Waitrose Petite Parisienne (290g) for 68p (was 85p), Rankin Irish Barmbrack (480g) for £1.40 (was £1.79), Waitrose Cherry Cheesecakey (525g) for £2.99 (was £3.99) and Waitrose Date & Cranberry Hot Cross Buns (4) for £1 (was £1.45).

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

Join the MyWaitrose scheme and you can now save 10% on everyday essentials in-store

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 20% off chicken breast fillets (now £13.06 for 8x125g) and 12% off British Mature Cheddar (now £18.54 for 2kg). These offers expire on Monday.

Voucher codes and coupons 

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

  • Save 50p on a 500ml bottle of Still, Fizzy or Cherry Vimto with this voucher (valid for two weeks after printing).
  • Try some Mexicana Cheese and knock 50p off the price tag with this voucher (valid for two weeks after printing).
  • Or if you prefer some President Brie, you can still save 50p when you write a cheesy poem here (valid for three weeks after printing).

Or if you’re shopping online:

  • At HelloFresh new customers get £10 off their first box with the code FRESHLOVE.
  • Get 15% off your order at Thorntons via MVC. Ends 4th February 2013.
  • At Hotel Chocolat you can save 10% on a £25 spend with code VCSPR10, expires 14th February.
  • New Whittard of Chelsea customers also get 10% off with code WELCOME10.
  • Chocolate fans can also get 10% off orders at Amelie Chocolat with the code I48W6832T3, expires 28th February.

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

The latest wine bargains at Sainsbury’s include Marques de Montoya Cava Brut, Roc St Vincent Bordeaux Sauvignon and Mondelli Chianti Riserva, all now £5.99 (was £11.99), McGuigan Bin Series Merlot for £4.99 (was £9.99) and Calvet Prestige Bordeaux Merlot Cabernet for £5.49 (was £10.99).

And online at Ocado, these spirits have all been reduce: Smirnoff Red Label Vodka (700ml) is £12.98 (was £14.98), Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum (1L) is £20 (was £21.30), Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur (700ml) is £13 (was £15.50), Russian Standard Vodka (1L) is £17 (was £19), SKYY Vodka (700ml) is £15.09 (was £18.09) and Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka (700ml) is £16 (was £17.50).

Don’t miss the Tesco Wine sale with better than half-price wines including a case of Quindi Pinot Grigio with 55% off, now £27 (was £60) working out to £4.50 a bottle! And at Majestic Wine, save 20% on wine from Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Rhone and California while you can.

Best restaurant deals

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



When Valid

Need to Know

Pizza Express

Three courses for £12.95 weekend special.

Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, ends 9th March. 

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

La Tasca

2 for 1 tapas.

Sunday to Friday until 10th February.    

Download the voucher.


Save 40% on pizza, pasta and risotto. 

Sunday to Friday until 13th February.        

Use this exclusive voucher





Valentine’s Day set menu (£16.95 for two courses, £20.95 for three).

From noon on 14th February.

Check the menu.  

The Real Greek

Two people dine for £15.

Sunday to Thursday until 13th February. 

Download the voucher.

Café Giardino

2for1 on Hot Meals. 


Every day until 10th February.

Sign up for a voucher.

Vintage Inns

25% off your total bill. 

Monday to Friday  

Become a friend of your local Vintage Inn and print voucher.

Chef and Brewer

20% off when you sign up to newsletter 


Sign up here.


25% off all food. 

Until 13th February.   

Get your voucher here. Various restaurants and days excluded.

Cafe Rouge

Get 40% off your food.    

Sunday to Friday until 3rd February.  

Get your code here.


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 February.

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). 




20% off at Hot Food Co or Restbite. 

Every day until 31st March. 

Fill in your details and print off the voucher. 

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.  

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 if you’re only spending £15 use code FEEDME50 for 50% off pizzas (expires Sunday 3rd February).
  • Save over £7 with these printable vouchers for Millies Cookies (expire 31st January 2013).
  • At Papa John's use code PJFES25OFF online for 25% off a £25 spend and AAPJWIN25 for BOGOF pizzas with a free 1.25L bottle of Coca Cola.
  • Get two-for-one pizza (excludes small) at Pizza Hut Delivery, use code AFDCLETRU for collection orders and AFDWDYEHJ online (you must add a side), ends Sunday 10th March 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:

  • Head to Change 4 Life and request a free Meal Mixer (recipe planner) (they will also send you vouchers for 30p off Quorn Ever Mince/Chicken and 4 x 200ml Robinsons Fruit Shoots, two free litres of Cravendale, 50p off Schwartz herb/spice and 75p of any Schwartz grinder).
  • Snap up a free sample of INO Fruit Fusion – a mixture of coffee and pure fruit juice!
  • Cravendale Free Milk Friday is back so visit their Facebook page or The Milk Matters between 10am and 4pm on Fridays to see if you can win one of 2,000 vouchers for a free 1-litre bottle!
  • Win one of 50 free tubs of Mackie’s ice-cream. Enter your details by 15th February 2013 and if you’re really lucky you could hit the jackpot and win a 5* family trip to Aberdeenshire with spending money!
  • Enter the Weetabix Twitter comp to win one of 100 free boxes of Weetabix Golden Syrup.
  • Retweeet this Ryvita status for a chance to win one of 100 Ryvita Cool Bags (ends 13th February).
  • Try the new Lindor Coconut for free! They are giving away 50 boxes on Facebook so enter your details by the 4th February.
  • Brazilian Limes has another Facebook freebie, this time for professional chef’s aprons. Comp ends 3rd March 2013.
  • Netmums and Product of The Year have 50 free hampers packed with a winning household items, toiletries and healthcare products. Ends 28th February 2013.
  • Over on our sister site you can win an Abra-ca-Debora Dutch pancake hamper worth over £300!

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.

Every Friday, we round up the week's top food shopping bargains, supermarket vouchers and restaurant offers. If you register on, you can follow this blog and find new posts as soon as they are published, via your personal homepage. Never miss a frugal food bargain again - register now.

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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