The Co-op Food meal deal lets you choose five different items from the freezer for just £5. Here's how the offer compares to some of the more popular dine-in offers available from rivals.
The Co-op’s ‘Frozen Meal Deal’ allows you to choose five different items, including pizza, garlic bread and Magnum ice cream for just £5.
The supermarket says the deal will save you more than £8 compared to buying the items individually, so it certainly seems a good deal.
But if you're interested you'll need to be quick, as the latest Co-op meal deal will only be around until 28 May.
Let's take a look at what's on the menu, before comparing it to rival offers.
What you can get and what you can save
If you’re interested in picking up food that will keep, the Frozen Meal Deal includes:
- Goodfella's thin crust margherita pizza (485g);
- Birds Eye chicken popstars (150g);
- Co-op garlic baguettes (310g);
- McCain ridged crispy dippers (650g);
- Magnum Classic (four pack).
Co-op says the deal will save you a whopping £8.40 on the cost of buying the items separately.
The offer is available in selected stores until 28 May.
How it compares to rivals
The Co-operative Food meal deal is half the price of the M&S Dine In and Tesco offer. However, it has to be said it's offer is also far more limited.
Marks & Spencer's lets you choose a main, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine (or non-alcoholic alternative); while Tesco offers a Finest main, side, pudding and bottle of wine or pack of soft drinks.
Both are complete meals that are good to go, while the Co-op offer is more about picking up items to use gradually as parts of other meals.
So it's not really a like-for-like comparison, although the Co-op also has another meal deal for two priced at £8, which is similar to what its rivals offer.
Ultimately it comes down to personal taste and preference... however, given most of the wines on offer are worth well over a fiver on their own, you have to say the Co-op meal deal probably isn't as good value as the other two.
Finally, and forgive us for pointing out the blindingly obvious here, the Co-op option is purely frozen. So if you want flexibility on when you eat it, the Co-op deal has a clear advantage.
Which store do you think offers the best meal deal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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