The saying goes, ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ I beg to differ, read on to find out why. There are tons of fantastic free food samples and discounts out there for you to get your hands on. From discount codes, competitions, new product trials there are many ways you can bag some free delicious food.
How to get started.
If you’re new to applying for free stuff online and not sure how to begin, I would recommend singing up to the mailing lists of free stuff sites, such as www.freestuffsearch.co.uk or www.offeroasis.co.uk
They do a lot of the hard work by searching the internet for the best offers and competitions to enter and send them direct to your inbox, all you need to do is decide which offers you’re interested in and enter your information.
Lots of the offers email you coupons that you can redeem at supermarkets against new product ranges or buy one get one free deals. I recently redeemed a scrummy Strawberry Cornetto from Sainsburys. I just downloaded the voucher on my smartphone and presented it at the checkout. There are also many free food offers when shopping online. For example, if you are doing your weekly shop at Sainsbury’s online, they will instruct you to add product to your basket and use a code upon checking out and you get it free of charge.
The online supermarkets are also very generous when you are a regular customer and will routinely give you the option to add free products to your shopping, Ocado is very kind and sends you money off wine or chocolate on your Ocado-versary- the annual date you began shopping with them. Over the years I have received countless bottles of wine or delicious boxes of chocolates.
There are always great food themed comps out there that you should enter. Make sure that you enter as many as you can, as like they say, ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it’. There are always Picinic Hampers, Bottles of Wine and Spirits, Sweets, Cheese Boards and Meat Bundles, floating around up for grabs. You should also pay regular visits to big brand food manufacturers websites as they host their own comps on a regular basis and will always have giveaways you can apply to.
Make Use of Apps.
Make sure that you download food delivery apps and you will find that they send you valuable money off vouchers. I recently received £7.00 money off from Deliveroo that I could redeem against an order of my choice.
Sign Up to All the Reward Schemes
In today’s food market the Supermarkets are all battling for your loyalty, and you should take advantage of this by signing up to all the reward cards out there. Not only will you accrue points for your shopping that can be redeemed to offset future purchases, but they also give away coupons for your favourite items and new things you may enjoy. Some of these are given at the till with your receipt and others posted to you month on month through their direct mailings.