Frugal Food - 27th April 2012
Filed under: Shopping & Deals
Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Food.
This week we're going to kick off with the best buys at Sainsbury's. If you want to fill your fridge with your favourite cheese, French Roule is £1 (was £1.85), Taste the Difference Mature Barbers Cruncher is £3 (was £3.99) Pilgrims Choice Extra Mature Cheddar is £2.14 (was £4.29), Tine Jarlsberg is £1 (was £1.68), Creamy Blue Stilton is £1.35 (was £1.85) and Taste the Difference Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton is £1.68 (was £2.18).
You can also treat yourself to some Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Fairtrade for £2 (was £3.59), Chocolate Mini Rolls for £1 (was £1.55), two for one on any of these Kipling goodies, Sainsbury's British Strawberries 227g for £1.50 (was £3) Sainsbury's Red Seedless Grapes for £2.49/kg (was £4.98) and Satsumas for £1.25 (was £2.49). And, grab some handy quick-fix meals with Italian Pepperoni 10" Pizzas for £1.80 (was £3.60), Innocent Veg Pots for £1.89 (was £3.79) and Young's Scampi Bites for £1.99 (was £3.99).
There is also a handy meal deal at Sainsbury's – choose four ready meal mains and two sides for only £10 from the take-away menu including Indian, Chinese, Levi Roots and Mexican. Available in-store and online.
Heading to Tesco, four-packs of Parioli chopped tomatoes are £2 (was £4.29), or grab Cook Italian chopped tomatoes at two for £1 (was £1.11 each), and for more Italian foodies, Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml is £2 (was £3.39) and Borges Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml is £1.89 (was £3.79).
In the meat section, Tesco Salmon Side is reduced to £10/kg, Tesco Healthy Living Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets are half price at £3, and Danepak Unsmoked Thick Cut Bacon is £1.59 (was £3.19).
But if you want some bargain fruit, look out for punnets of blueberries for £1.99 (was £3.99) and new season plums for £1.50 (was £3), loose seedless red grapes for £2.49/kg (was £4.99) and organic strawberries 400g for £1.99 (was £3.99).
And for some snacks, Jacob's Iced Gems, McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Mini Pods and McVitie's Mini Chocolate Shorties are all reduced to £1 (was £1.69).
Asda best buys this week include naughty treats such as Cadbury Chocolate Mallows for £1 (was £1.79), Fox's Chocolatey Mini Caramel Shortcake Pouch for £1 (was £1.99), Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Apple bars for £1 (was £2.18), Walkers Baked Variety for £1 (was £1.68), Kettle Chips Wave Cut for £1 (was £1.84) and Snack-a-Jacks for £1 (was £1.68).
You can also buy Napolina Extra Virgin Olive Oil 750ml for £2.50 (was £4.98), Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream for £2.50 (was £4) and Alpro Soya Milk Alternative 1+ Years 1L for £1 (was £1.44).
And for an Asda multibuy bargain, look out for three for £1 on KTC chickpeas and chopped tomatoes, two for £6 on various meats including Butcher's Selection Boneless Easy Care Pork Shoulder with Pork, Sage & Onion 700g and six-packs of Chosen by You Burgers BBQ Quarter Pounders, plus two for £2 on Organic Baby Potatoes 750g (was £1.17) and Golden Delicious apples 750g (was ).
On to the half-price weekend deals at Lidl. Buy 1kg of chicken drumsticks for £1.12, two Dulano Premium Kabanossi pork sausages for 94p and cucumbers for 39p.
There is also a Taste of Mexico promo with special offers so look for El Tequito bargains, but otherwise, you can still save on everything from sweet potatoes (now 89p per kg) and peppers (three for 99p) to Vitafit apple juice (now 99p for 1.5L) and crème fraiche (now 49p for Milbona 200g cartons).
Then at Morrisons, better than half-price offers include four-packs of Princes Tuna Chunks in Brine/Water/Oil for £2.99, Tilda Long Grain/Easy Cook Rice 500g for £1, two packs of GU Desserts for £1.70, and in the freezer section, McCain Chunky Home Fries 1kg for £1, McDougalls Bacon or Broccoli & Cheese Lattices for £1.
You can also save 50% on Bassets Jelly Babies, Liquorice Allsorts and Maynards Wine Gums, now 74p, Cadbury Eclairs, now 67p, Daddies Squeezy Brown/Tomato Sauce, now 69p, 4-packs of Kellogg's Special K Cereal Bars, now 99p, and Napolina Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 litre, now £3.24.
Finally, check out the special offers this week from online gourmet butcher Westin Gourmet which includes 19% off a whole barbary duck, now £10.67 for a 1.5kg bird, 18% off meaty pork sausages, now £6.64 for 24 sausages and 12% off traditional French Emmental, now £20.67 for a 1.90kg block.
Get 25% off when you buy six bottles of any wine, champagne or fortified wine at Sainsbury's (excludes Scotland and valid for deliveries before 1st May). Other booze deals worth a look include Big Pack Beers for £11 each or two for £20 and various wines with 50% off including Champagne Henry Dumanois Brut Rosé (now £13.99) and First Cape First Selection Chardonnay (now £4.99).
Half-price wines at Morrisons include Stormhoek Sparkling Rose Moscato for £5.99 (was £11.99), Calvet Prestige Sauvignon Semillon for £5.49 (was £10.99) and St Chinian for £4.99 (was £9.99). Or save even more with Campo Rojo Gran Seleccion for £4.19 (was £8.49) and Lagunilla Rioja Reserva Maximum - six cases maximum per customer - for £4.99 (was £12.49).
Remember if you've never shopped at Tesco Wine before and you spend at least £50 you can knock £10 off your bill with the voucher code XX4PFX, valid until 31st May.
Best restaurant deals
As always, new and extended deals appear at the top of the table. For the section covering regular and ongoing deals, go to the bottom of the page.
|Restaurant||Deal||When Valid||Need to Know|
|Pizza Express||Save 25% on your food bill.||Until the 11th June. Excludes Saturdays (and Fridays within the M25).||Fill in your details here to get your code and check restaurant exclusions.|
|All Bar One||Wine and dine for £15.||Every day until 7th May.||Find your nearest bar and download a voucher. Choose from selected menu – you get three dishes and a glass of wine.|
|GBK||Get a burger and skinny fries for £8.||Sunday to Thursday until 29th April.||Available through Vouchercodes.co.uk. Excludes Resident Heroes, Create Your Own and Specials.|
|La Tasca||Five tapas for £10.||Monday to Thursday until 3rd May.||Select your restaurant and check for a voucher here. Excludes La Tasca James Street (London) and you will be asked to sign up to a Loyalty Card upon payment.|
|The Real Greek||Two people dine for £20, including drinks!||Monday to Thursday until 28th June.||Download the voucher. Excludes Westfield restaurant.|
|Chef and Brewer||Get 25% off your food bill||Every day until 28th April.||Fill in your details here. Minimum spend £20|
|Pizza Hut||Special 5 is back – pick one of 5 pizzas for only £5.||Monday to Friday until 4th May.||No need for a voucher – only on these pizzas; Meat Feast, Margherita, Veg Supreme, Pepperoni and Hawaiian.|
|GBK||Two burgers for £12.||Sunday to Thursday until 29th April.||Use this Vouchercodes.co.uk voucher.|
|Zizzi||Buy two mains for £12.95.||Offer extended until 29th April.||Fill in your details here to get your unique code.|
Buy two mains for £12.
|Sunday to Thursday until 29th April.||
Download this Vouchercodes.co.uk voucher.
|Cafe Rouge||Buy one main, get another for £2.50.||Sunday to Thursday until 29th April.||Choose your restaurant here to get your code. Excludes The Strand, Center Parcs, O2 on O2 event days, Euston Station and airports.|
Buy one main, get another for £2.
|Every day until Mon 30th April.||Fill in your details here to get a printable voucher.|
|Strada||Any pizza, pasta or risotto for £6.50.||Sunday to Thursday until 29th April.||Visit their website here and select your restaurant for details.|
|Ask||Buy one main, get another for £2.||Sunday to Friday until 9th May.||Get your voucher here.|
|The Slug and Lettuce||Save 25% on your food bill.||Tuesday to Friday until 27th April.||Register for a voucher here.|
|Loch Fyne||Get a half-price bottle of wine when you dine.||Until 14th May. Excludes Saturday after 5pm,||Present this voucher and pick from a selection of wines.|
|La Tasca||BOGOF on tapas.||Monday to Thursday until 3rd May.||Select your restaurant and check for a voucher here. Excludes La Tasca James Street (London).|
|Buy a pizza, pasta or burger for £2.||Sunday to Thursday throughout April.||Get a voucher here. At Canary Wharf it is valid all day Saturday and Sunday and from 2pm Monday to Thursday.|
|Toby Carvery||Get 2 carveries for £10, or a free dairy ice-cream with your main.||Until 2nd June, excludes Sundays and Bank Holidays.||Get your vouchers here.|
Get 2 for 1 on mains.
|Sunday to Thursday throughout April.||Click on the offer to get your voucher.|
|Frankie & Benny's||Get £10 off when you buy two mains.||Every day until 29th April.||Print off this voucher. Excludes 6th – 9th April 2012 and Mondays after 5pm.|
2 for1 on full English breakfasts.
|Every day until 30th April (served until 11.30am).||Use this voucher. Buy one breakfast for £4.95 and get another for free.|
|Crown Carveries||Get free ice cream with your meal.||Valid Monday to Saturday until 30th April.||Sign up to the newsletter and print voucher.|
Get 2 for 1 on mains.
|Every day until 30th April. .||Not valid with other offers, vouchers or set menu. Sign up to get your voucher.|
Get 2 for 1 on mains.
|Every day until 30th April.||Not valid with other offers, vouchers or set menu. Sign up to get your voucher. Excludes Azzurro Portsmouth 6th - 9th April.|
Get £10 off when you buy two mains.
Monday to Thursday until 30th April.
|Valid at participating restaurants only. Usethis Vouchercodes.co.uk voucher.|
|BOGOF on hot meals.||Every day until 30th June.||Use this voucher. Excludes toasted sandwiches and hot desserts.|
|Henry's Café Bar||Save 20% on your food bill.||Monday to Friday until 31st May.||Fill in your details for a voucher.|
Get a free drink with a £9.99 weekday evening meal.
Every day until 30th April.
|Valid at participating restaurants only. Usethis voucher.|
|Cafe Rouge||Get £5 off your bill when you pay with Amexcard.||Sunday to Thursday until 31st May.||You must spend at least £20 to get the discount. Sign up for your voucher here.|
Get £5 off when you spend £20 and pay with anAmex card.
Sunday to Thursday until 31st May.
Use this voucher. Excludes Center Parcs restaurants.
If you're shopping this weekend, check for any vouchers to cut costs:
- The one not to miss this week is the latest restaurant voucher booklet at BHS – you can save up to £25 with offers such as free fish and chips when you purchase a drink. Download and print this booklet of vouchers, all valid until 26th May but note that some offers are on only available on specific days of the week.
- Complete this form and you'll be sent a coupon saving you £1 on Cow and Gate growing up milk.
- Save 10p on a 100g jar of Fair Instant Gold and Instant coffee with this coupon, valid until 31st May and redeemable at Sainbury's, Booth's and Morrisons only
Foodie freebies and comps
- Like the Singletons Whisky Facebook page and you could win one of 1,000 samples they have to giveaway every day for ten days.
- Ladies you can snap up some free Folic Acid from your nearest Asda pharmacists while stocks last!
- Complete this Hardens Restaurant Survey (about your dining experiences) and they will send you a free copy of the London and UK Restaurant survey 2013 (worth £15).
- Get free samples of Mad Hatter Teabags – you will need to send a 1st Class stamped addressed envelope to get it but they will send you two luxury tagged Mad Hatter teabags. Get the address here.
- Get a limited edition 'Big Tea Bag' from Good Earth – send them proof of purchase such as a till receipt and they will send you one in the post!
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You only need to spend 1p on your grocery shop at Tesco and you get a free £10 voucher to redeem against your shop next week. See all the details here. Your order must be delivered by Sunday 29th April and they will email you a £10-off coupon to use next week (although you must spend £80 or more before Monday 7th May).
Remember if you've never shopped online at Tesco you can already save £10 on a £50 spend with the code XXPPPC which is valid until 30th April.
Get two for one pizza at Pizza Hut Delivery using the code VCHHGTYNT, valid until Sunday 10th June. Or, get £10 off when you spend £25 or more using EMADTENGI and get 50% off when you spend £35 or more using EMAFPCDSK (both expire 30th April).
At Whittard you still have time to nab a free bag of pre-packed ground coffee when you buy any cafetiere. There are six blends to choose but you only have until the end of the week to claim one.
For other supermarket voucher codes use code VOU1304996 for £10 off first orders over £50 at Ocado – or use VOU0057129 to get £15 off orders over £75 (ends 30th April). New Sainsbury's customers can save £10 on orders over £50 - this time you need to use the code J4C6-QNH7-GYVR, which expires Saturday 28th April.
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: