Are restaurant vouchers more palatable during a recession?
In tough times, eating out is one of the first things people cut out of their budget. But who doesn't enjoy the occasional luxury of having someone else cook and do the dishes? It all comes down to getting a better deal, most likely through the use of print out food vouchers.
But to some, the use of such discount vouchers may feel like the social equivalent of bringing your own popcorn and coca cola to the cinema. So it may be of interest to know that MoneySupermarket revealed that of 5,010 Brits polled, 40% use a restaurant voucher at least once a month, while about 25% say they won't go to a restaurant without a voucher.
With more people experiencing financial difficulties, consumers are coming to see it as a clever way to inject a little levity into life. According to MoneySupermarket, the 5 most popular vouchers on their site are Pizza Express , Zizzi (50% off for cineworld card holders), Strada, Haha Bar & Grill, and Bella Italia.
Here are 3 more vouchers you can get, as mentioned on HUKD recently:
1. Covent Garden Grill has a printable voucher for two-for-one on Steak Burgers with Chunky Chips. (thanks lucerysmum)
2. Until the end of July, when you order Pizza Hut delivery online and use the code TERFP057B, you can get a) free pizza with purchase of any other pizza and side; b) 50% off when you spend £30 or more ordering online; and c) free pasta, side, or dessert with purchase of a large pizza. (thanks millarcat)
3. If printing a voucher or typing in a code seem like too much trouble, here's an easy one: until the end of 2009, Frankie & Bennies offers Monday Madness, which is 25% off your food bill Mondays between 5 and 10 p.m. (excludes bank holidays). (thanks rose_cat_jr)
For those of you with a voracious appetite for eating out, and know of any other fine deals worth knowing about, please share them below!