Frugal Food - 15th February 2013

Rebecca Rutt
by Lovemoney Staff Rebecca Rutt on 15 February 2013  |  Comments 0 comments

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

Frugal Food - 15th February 2013

Welcome to this week's Frugal Food.


This week’s Super 6 offer includes cucumber, pineapple, mango, a three-pack of garlic, an eight-pack of kiwi fruit and 250g Chestnut mushrooms – all for only 59p each. Offers end 23rd February


At Asda this week you can pick up two four-packs of Heinz baked beans for £3 (was £2 each), two packs of eight Wall’s Mini Twister ice lollies for £3 (was £2 each) and Kellogg's Optivita Berry Oat Crisp for £2.00 (was £2.78).

Coffee lovers are also in luck and can grab a Douwe Egberts Pure Gold refill for £3 (was £4.49), two pots of Carte Noire Coffee (100g) for £5 (was £3.64 each) and two packs of Carte Noire Instinct Wholebean Instant for £5 (was £4.98 each).

Several chocolate brands have also dropped their prices. You can pick up four-packs of Cadbury’s Twirl twin bars, Dairy Milk Caramel, Wispa, Ripple and Dairy Milk Fairtrade for £1. Bounty, Snickers, Mars and Galaxy Milk Chocolate bars are also included in the deal.


This week at Lidl you can save 27% on a 1k bag of baby potatoes for 79p (was £1.09), 37% on a 1k family pack of tomatoes for £1 (was £1.59) and 33% on a bunch of spring onions for 39p (was 59p).

The price of Nescafe Gold Blend jars has also been cut to £4.99 (was £6.48) and two litre bottles of cider are 20p cheaper at £1.69.

There are also two for £3 offers on packs of 12 Scotch beef meatballs (was £1.69 each) and authentic Italian cooked meat selection packs (was £1.99 each).

The deals from Lidl are regional so enter your post code on the website to check for your local store’s offers.

Marks & Spencer

This weekend at Marks & Spencer there is a Valentine’s Day meal deal offer which runs until the 17th February. For £20 you can get a starter, main course, side dish, dessert, a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates. Dishes include tomato and Camembert tarts, prawns in garlic butter, beef wellington, Duck á l'Orange, strawberry and Champagne soufflé, praline Pyramids and raspberry pannacotta.

You can see the full menu including wines here.


A great deal for meat lovers, Morrisons has cut the price of its fresh British sirloin steak to £8.50 per kg (was £17) and its British Pork Leg to £3.40 per kg (was £6.80) until the 17th Febuary.

Veg-wise, 1kg bags of carrots, 500g bag of baby new potatoes and 1kg pack of onions are all 50p each.

Until the 24th February you can also take advantage of the Valentine’s Day meal deal which includes one main meal, one side, one dessert and a bottle of wine all for £10.

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


Breakfast treats are on offer this week at Ocado. Essential bagels are on a two for £2 deal (was £1.25), French butter croissants are two for £3 (was £1.79 each), and richly fruited hot cross buns are two for £1.80 (was £1.20 each).

Dried fruit and nuts have also been reduced. There is a buy two and save 20% offer on pine kernals, mixed nuts, pistachio kernels, dried cherries and mixed seeds.

Fish is also reduced with Young’s cod fish cakes on a two for £2.50 (was £2) deal, Ocado long-sliced salmon down to £4.33 (was £6.50) and smoked salmon packets on a two for £6 deal (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 the code VOU1304996 when you order before 30th June 2013.


Sainsbury’s is helping you break your New Year detox with lots of offers on sweet treats. McVitie’s Jaffa cake bars, Mr Kipling mini batternbergs and Sainsbury’s blueberry muffins are all on a BOGOF deal.

You can also pick up a six-pack of The Fabulous Bakin’ boys chocolate cupcakes for 75p (was £1.50), a loaf of McVitie’s Jamaica ginger cake for 60p (was 90p) or a pack of McVitie’s hobnobs for 55p (was £1.10).

More best buys of the week include; mango chutney from Sharwood’s for £1 (was £1.99), tikka masala sauce from Lloyd Grossman for £1 (was £2.09), two pots of honey and Dijon mustard sauce from Chicken Tonight for £2 (was £1.99 each) and tomato and red pepper pasta sauce from Napolina for £1 (was £2.05).

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

Get £12 off your first order of more than £60 with the code HCJC-JGGY-4VCVvia (expires 17th February 2013).You can also get £10 off your first order of more than £50 with the code CT6L-RDHQ-PM46 via MyVouchercodes until 17th February.  


If you’ve given up chocolate for Lent, Tesco has kindly slashed prices in its fruit and vegetables range. You can pick up a pack of black seedless grapes for £1.94 (was £3.89), a pack of Whitworths dried mango for £1 (was £1.88), two packs of fresh and naked big mixed little leaves for £1 (was £1 each) and two packs of Jaffa oranges for £2.50 (was £2.10 each).

Meat is also discounted this week with two packs of pork shoulder steaks for £6 (was £4.89 each), a four-pack of chicken fillets for £4 (was £6), two packs of ribs for £5 (was £4.25 each) and a pack of jumbo pork sausages for £3.33 (was £5).

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 worth more than £50 with code XXMR67 until 28th February via


In the frozen food section, Waitrose has cut the price on frozen jumbo king prawns to £4.66 (was £6.99), Young’s battered calamari to £2.25 (was £3) and there’s a two for £6 offer on pots of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream (was £4.49).

 Breakfast goodies are also on offer. Rude Health honey nut granola is £1.99 (was £2.99) and White’s organic jumbo porridge oats are £1.10 (was £1.65).

When it comes to BOGOF offers, you can grab two six-packs of Diet Coke for £3.36 each, two six-packs of Dr Pepper for £3.49, two Kenco Millicano refill packs for £3.29 and two six-pack of Bisto chicken melts for £1.99.

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 selected everyday essentials in-store.

Westin Gourmet 

Consider buying your meat from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet.

Right now special offers include 20% off the following: a boneless pork loin for £20.20 (was £25.11), Lincolnshire sausages for £7.03 (was £8.74) and chicken breast fillets (5kg) for £26.10 (was £32.51).

These offers expire on 17th February.

Voucher codes and coupons 

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

  • Burgen bread is offering 30p off large loafs with a voucher which you can download from the website.
  • You can get 50p off your next purchase of Blue Dragon sweet chilli dipping sauce by filling in your details and printing off a voucher online.
  • Get 50p off a pack of Weight Watchers fromage frais or dessert of your choice by downloading a voucher from the website.

Or if you’re shopping online:

  • Twinings is giving away two free samples of its latest tea varieties, simply pick the one you want and it’ll be delivered in the post.
  • Hello Fresh is knocking 20% off the price of its classic and veggie boxes with the code aVC13s before 17th February.
  • You can also get a free two-month membership to the Gourmet Society dining card trial with the code trial_175 before 11th August.
  • For health fans, there’s 20% off at The Food Doctor with the code NYNY20.

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 Waitrose Hardys Crest Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is now £5.49 (was £8.59) and bottles of Lavis Vigneti di Montagna Pinot Grigio are now £6.29 (was £9.49).

Asda also has deals on wine with a two for £7 deal on the following; Lindermans Cellar Selective Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Lindos Peak Merlot, Yellowwood Mountain Shiraz, Oak Leaf Grenache Rose and Yellowwood Mountain Chardonnay.

Wine bargains can also be had at Tesco where bottles of Dino Pinot Grigio, Isla Negra Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are all half price at £4.99.

If you’re celebrating head to Sainsbury’s as it’s halved the price of Antoine Clevecy Champagne to £12 whereas Ocado has cut the price of its Duval-Leroy fleur de Champagne to £14.99 (was £29.99).

Best restaurant deals

As always, new and extended deals appear at the top of the table. Please check the terms and conditions of any offer carefully before booking.



When Valid

Need to Know

Pizza Express

20% off your food bill

Sundays after 5pm-Thursdays

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


25% off your food bill

Sundays after 5pm - Thursday

Find information on the offer here.

Restaurant and date exclusions apply so check your local branch.


Buy two main meals and get £10 off the food bill

Sundays – Thursday until 28th February

Restaurant and date exclusions apply so check the terms and conditions on the website.

Loch Fyne

25% off your food bill

Expires on 28th February

Some terms and conditions apply, download a voucher here.

Vintage Inns

Free glass of wine or a pudding 

Monday to Friday  

The free wine voucher isn’t valid in Scotland and the deal if only allowed when you also purchase a main meal. Become a friend of your local Vintage Inn and print voucher.

Cafe Rouge

Buy one main course and get another for £2.50    

Sunday to Friday until 17th February.  

The deal is only valid in certain branches. Get your code here.


Two mains for £12.95.              

Until 19th March (days may vary per restaurant).

Get your voucher here.


Two Capital Burgers for £10.

Every day until 17th February.

Use this voucher.  

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. 

Toby Carvery

Two carveries for £10

Valid every day until 17th February

Download a voucher from the website and bring it along with you.

Frankie & Benny’s

Save 20% on food bill.

Every day until 28th February.

Must buy two mains.  

Frankie & Benny's £5 off your food bill when you spend £20 Every day until 31st March The app is available on the VoucherCodes app which is free to download.

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.

Giraffe Choose a starter and main course for £9.95. Every day from 5pm The menu and offer will change depending which branch you use. Check on the website first.


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.


Register on the website and get an instant 40% discount voucher off food.

Valid for 30 days after joining the website

Register here.

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:

  • Takeaway from Hungryhouse is now 20% cheaper when you download the new phone app and use the code appy-eater before 17th February.
  • There’s a free hot drink on offer with any filled bagel from the Bagel Factory. Simply print off a voucher and take it along with you before 4th March.
  • 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 and 35% off orders over £30 with the code WEEKEND3, both codes expire on 17th February 2013.
  • Grab a BOGOF deal on Greggs sausage rolls before 21st February by printing an online voucher.
  • At Papa John's use code AAPJXXLDES for two free hot desserts with any XXL pizza. See the website for all offers.
  • 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:

  • Jordans is looking for taste testers for its newest cereal flavour. To enter, you need to email quoting ‘I’m a Taste Tester’ in the subject line before 28th February. The new flavours are Red Apple & Raisin or Cranberry & Pumpkin Seed but you won’t get to choose which one you receive. Full details can be found on the website.
  • When you ‘like’ the Dr.Oetker Pizza page on Facebook, you’ll be entered into a daily draw to win one of 200 free pizzas.
  • Get a free bottle of Jeremiah Weed Brew by registering with Pitcher and Piano before 28th February. Once registered you’ll be emailed a link to a voucher code.
  • Be in with a chance of receiving a free pack of Nescafe Azera by liking the ‘Love Brands’ page on Facebook and registering your details.
  • Grab a free Aero bar by liking its Facebook page. Each day a certain number are on offer so if you want one visit the site early.
  • Cravendale Free Milk Friday is back so visit their Facebook page or The Milk Matters between 10am and 4pm until 22nd February to see if you can win one of 2,000 vouchers for a free 1-litre bottle
  • Brazilian Limes has another Facebook freebie, this time for professional chef’s aprons. Comp ends 3rd March 2013.
  • Claim a free Graze box when registering on the website, just remember if you don’t want to start paying you’ll also need to cancel the registration.
  • Netmums and Product of The Year have 50 free hampers packed with a winning household items, toiletries and healthcare products.  To enter you need to leave a message about what your favourite product is and why on the website. Ends 28th February 2013.
  • There are 150 packs of mint MatchMakers up for grabs via the Love Brands facebook page. To enter you need to fill in a few personal details and winning entrants will receive their matchmakers in one to two weeks.

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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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