The British are spending more money on takeaways and fast food than ever.
In this article, Inn Supplies shares the best tips on how to save money so that you can continue to enjoy your favourite takeaway.
- Compare prices and browse deals
Do you order the same tempting takeaway every week?
Try exploring other options, as you could be paying more for your food without realising it and losing out on various deals on offer.
Many apps feature selected deals such as Buy One Get One Free from participating takeaways which you could be missing out on. It is always worth calling the takeaway for any special deals, as not all apps include them.
- Refer a friend
Most food delivery apps will have a refer a friend scheme, which will help you and the friend get a discount on the next order. It’s a win-win.
You can use the scheme multiple times.
- Think twice when ordering those extras
It can be tempting to order fizzy drinks and desserts along with your main meal. But it could be worth checking the prices on these as many can be considerably more costly than your local shop.
You could also consider cutting down on the extras that are often leftover.
- Change your takeaway day
Weekends are always busy for food deliveries. Because of this, prices on food delivery apps can prove to be higher. You could cut costs by changing the day of your takeaway to Monday or Thursday.
- Save on delivery with minimum orders
If you’re close to the minimum order value, try adding small extras such as pizza toppings, a drink, or dip, to make up the order value as it could work out less than the charge for a small order fee.
You could also order directly from the takeaway (see tip 8).
- Use promo codes
Make use of promo codes and vouchers to save on your next order.
Food delivery apps such as Uber Eats send out promo codes to emails on a regular basis. Many takeaways could offer promo codes or deals which apps do not show, so it is always worth calling and asking.
- Use NHS and student discounts
- Order direct
Food delivery apps have fees, which add to the total cost of your order. To make money, apps encourage restaurants to mark up their prices because they take commission.
Many restaurants and takeaways employ their own delivery drivers, so you could avoid any extra fees by ordering directly without the use of an app.
If the takeaway is nearby, it could also be cheaper (and quicker) for you to collect too.