The Co-op Food meal deal gives you five different items for the freezer for just £5. Here's how the offer compares to some of the more popular food offers available from rivals.
The Co-op’s 'freezer fillers' deal allows you to choose five different items, including fish cakes, oven chips and Carte D'Or ice cream, for just £5.
But if you're interested, you'll need to be quick, as the latest Co-op deal will only be around until 11 February.
Let's take a look at what's on the menu, before comparing it to rival offers.
What you get and how much you can save
This offer is ideal if you want to pick up food that you can stick in the freezer as it includes:
- Young's 10 flipper dippers (250g);
- Young's Chip Shop extra large fish cakes (two pack);
- McCain oven chips (750g);
- Co-op British garden peas (400g);
- Carte D'Or vanilla ice cream (one litre).
According to the Co-op website, the deal will save you £5.20 compared to buying the items individually.
How it compares to rivals
The Co-operative Food meal deal is less than half the price of the M&S Dine In deal and 50% cheaper than Tesco's offer.
But it has to be said that the offer is also far more limited.
When available, the Marks & Spencer meal deal 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 a 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.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal taste and preference.
However, given most of the wines on offer from M&S and Tesco 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 actually 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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