Frugal Food - 22nd February 2013

Rebecca Rutt
by Lovemoney Staff Rebecca Rutt on 22 February 2013  |  Comments 0 comments

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

Frugal Food - 22nd 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.

If you're a coffee fan, you can also pick up a coffee maker with grinder for £39.99, a set of espresso cups and saucers for £4.99 and packs of Aldi's ground and roast coffee for £1.99 each. These offers are only available while stocks last.


At Asda this week you can pick up some good bargains on cheese. Pilgrims Choice extra mature cheddar, mature cheddar, Lighter extra mature and Seriously Strong white cheddar are all on a two for £4 deal (was £3.50 each).

The price of Weight Watchers ready meals have also been slashed from £2.48 to £1.50 and you can choose from: Hunters Chicken with rice, sausages and mash, classic cottage pie, Spanish style chicken and Patatas Bravas, Bolgnese al forno, pasta bake and chicken tikka masala with rice.

Ice cream is also cheaper this week with eight-packs of Wall’s mini twister ice lollies, three-packs of Cadbury nuts about caramel ice cream bars and three-packs of Wall’s Solero exotic explosion lollies all on a two for £3 deal.


This week at Lidl there is a BOGOF offer on a 1k pack of fresh apples (was £1.69 each) and  a pack of lemons (was 79p each), while the price of a fresh beef roasting joint is now £4.99 (was £7.99).

Mild cheddar is also cheaper at £3.79 (was £4.85) for a 1kg pack, you can get 33% extra in a pack of unsmoked bacon for £1.99 and pork loin medallions are on a two for £10 deal.

Over the weekend several items are half price including; a half Piri Piri chicken for £1.34 (was £2.69), a 24-pack of meaty crisps for £1.07 (was £ 2.15), a mini salami pack for 34p (was 69p) and a 250g pack of tomatoes for 49p (was 99p).

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 another dine in for two for £10 offer. This includes a main meal, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine and the offer runs until 26th February.

Some of the dishes you can choose from include; Sea Bream with Pea & Mint, Peppered Pork Loin, Rosemary Potatoes, Garlic Mushrooms, Apple & blackberry crumble and Raspberry Pannacotta.

You can see the full menu including wines here.


A great deal for curry lovers this week, you can get a chicken korma and a tikka masala for £1.75 (was £3.50) and there’s also a two for £5 pizza deal for those in seek of a cheaper takeaway.

Fresh salmon fillets are also cheaper at £6.49 per kg (was £12.99), and pork loin steaks and joints are down by one third while Kids Corner Muller yoghurts in three different flavours are on a trial price of £1.24 per pack.

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


The price of Nutri-Grain goods have been slashed this week with six-packs of Blueberry bars at £1.09 (was £2.19), Elevenses raisin bakes at £1.27 (was £2.55), cereal and milk breakfast biscuits at £1.24 (was £2.49) and Elevenses golden oat bakes at £1.40 (was £2.81).

Fruit and vegetables are also cheaper with a 500g broccoli at £1 (was £1.89), a 1k bag of baby potatoes also at £1 (was £2), a 750g of trimmed leeks at £1.14 (was £2.29) and a BOGOF offer on 400g packs of English strawberries (was £4 each).

Condiments are also on offer with Colman’s English squeezable mustard at £1 (was £1.58), Sacla squeezy red pesto at £1.50 (was £2.50) and Filippo olive oil for £3 (was £4.49).

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 the code VOU1304996 when you order before 30th June 2013.


Grab a deal on spreadable butter this week at Sainsbury’s with two for £2 offers on Bertolli olive oil spread (was £1.90 each), Flora light spread (was £1.70 each), Bertolli light olive oil spread (was £1.90) and Flora original (was £1.70).

You also have a new excuse to grab some sweet treats as Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference cookies are all two for £2. Choose from Belgian dark chocolate, stem ginger, sultana, oat and treacle or white chocolate.

If you fancy a pizza, Dr Oetker pizzas have been reduced to £1.50, from £2.78, and you can choose from Hawaii, Pollo, pepperoni and salame or Speciale.

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

Get £10 off your first order of more than £50 with the code FFGQ-XKL3-J3YM  via MyVouchercodes until 3rd March.


Frozen food deals this week include a four-pack of Birds Eye fillets for £1.50 (was £3), a 20-pack of Young’s fish fingers for £2 (was £4), McCain Mexican wedges for £1 (was £2.10) and Bisto Toad in the Hole for £1 (was £2).

There’s also pizza deals to keep an eye on if you don’t feel like cooking as Pizza Express pizzas are two for £7 (were £6 each) when you pick from Margherita, American and original American.

Dried fruit is also on offer and packs of Whitworths mandarins, strawberries and cherries are all down to £1 (were £1.89 each).

New customers get £10 off their first grocery order worth more than £50 with code XXMR67 until 28th February via


Grab your sweet fix for cheaper this week with McVitie’s Digestive biscuits, dark and milk, at two for £2 (were £1.75 each). Galaxy Minstrels are also on a two for £4 deal (was £3) and a box of Prestat fine chocolates is now £9.31 (was £13.99).

Green & Blacks ice cream is on a two for £5 offer. Choose from white chocolate and raspberry, vanilla caramel and nut, chocolate or vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

If you’re thinking about ordering in curry, or making your own, Loyd Grossman Naans have all been cut to 75p (were £1.49) and you can choose from garlic and coriander, peshwari, plain or chapatis.

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 an 18-pack of Lincolnshire pork sausages, which is now £7.03 (was £8.74), 20% off a boneless pork loin for £20.20 (was £25.11) and 30% off a four-pack of 7oz sirloin steaks for £24.87 (was £35.69).

These offers expire on 25th February.

Voucher codes and coupons 

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

  • Burgen bread is offering 30p off large loaves 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.
  • 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

Asda has cut the price of its cider and a six-pack of Bulmers red berries and lime cider is £8 (was £10) and there is a three for £5 deal on Rekorderlig strawberry and lime and bottles of Bulmers red berries and lime.

If you want something stronger, Tesco has cut the price of Jack Daniels whiskey to £18 (was £26), Disaronno Amaretto is down to £13 (was £15) and Baileys cream is £14 (was £15.50).

At Waitrose Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is £6.99 (was £9.49), Merlini Chianti Classico Riserva is £6.66 (was £9.99) and Zalze Chenin Blanc is £6.39 (was 7.99). 

Beer is also on offer with a 12-pack of Becks for £10 (was £12.19), a four-pack of Fosters at £3.20 (was £4), two four-packs of Moorland Old Speckled Hen ale for £10 (was £5.79 each) and a four-pack of Carlsberg for £3.50 (was £4).

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

Café Rouge

40% off your food bill

Sunday to Friday unutil 3rd March

Download a voucher from the website, some exclusions apply.

Pizza Express

25% off your food bill

Sundays after 5pm-Thursdays

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


Buy one main course and get the second half price

Sunday to Friday

Download a voucher from the website, some exclusions apply.


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.


Two mains for £12.95.              

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

Get your voucher here.

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

£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.


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.

Hungry Horse

Two mains for £8.49

All day Monday to Friday

Some pubs excluded


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:

  • 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 (valid until Sunday) including BOGOF deals, Family Dine for £10, 2 Dine for £7.50 and free coffee.
  • Get 25% off orders over £25 at Dominos with this voucher code.
  • Grab a BOGOF deal on Greggs sausage rolls before 8th March 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 and competitions:

  • 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.
  • Win a pot of Herbamare salt and shake by entering a competition on Healthy Magazine.
  • Like the J20 page on Facebook and enter some personal details to be in with a chance of winning free products.
  • 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.
  • There are 1,000 KitKat two finger eight-packs 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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