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Approved Food logoExtra 10% off clearance groceries code*Blagged code for cheap 'past-best' goods. Min order 17.50

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If you go online to clearance site Approved Food* you can get an extra 10% off everything - including past-best-before (but safe-to-eat) groceries - when you enter the MSE Blagged code AFMSETEN until 11.59pm on Wed 22 Feb.

Not everything's past its best though and Approved Food tends to display the best-before date online for each product - so you'll know if what you're buying is out of date. Delivery starts at £5.99 for up to 25kg, but increases with the weight of your order (see 'more info' below). The discount code box will be on the right-hand side of the page after you've entered an address.

There's a £17.50 minimum spend, so it's only MoneySaving if you buy in bulk - so rather than replacing your normal supermarket shop, it's a way you can stockpile specific items you regularly buy when you spot them here at a heavily reduced price. So it's a bit of a game, and you'll need to do your own research to find the best deals for you.

We were sent a box of products to have a look at, including a 16-pack of Tassimo Costa coffee pods (best before Aug 2017) for £2.69 with our code - so 17p each (next cheapest we found, £4.50ish at supermarkets). There was also an 80p Homepride sauce (£1 on offer at Sainsbury's, elsewhere £1.70ish) and three bottles of Lucozade for £1.08 with our code - so 36p each (£2.50 for six on offer at Morrisons or Sainsbury's, elsewhere £4ish for six).

Obviously, these are just a few examples - and we expect it to have sent us a selection of its better products. MSE Lucia looks at more products in the video below.

 

What is Approved Food?

Approved Food is a company selling mostly 'past-its-best' and close-to-expiry (but safe-to-eat) groceries at a fraction of their normal price. Approved Food sells roughly 10 million items a year and estimates it's saved UK households over £7 million.

IMPORTANT: 'best before' vs 'use by'

While 'use-by' dates are an important health warning, 'best befores' are just a manufacturer's guidance of quality. It's perfectly legal to sell goods beyond a best-before date. However, as there's no hard-and-fast rule on how far beyond a best before it's still safe to eat products, you need to make that call yourself. Look and smell are often the best indicators.

What MoneySavers say...

Most of the feedback on Approved Food is excellent, but some have suggested the postage costs make it difficult to save much money. See the MSE Forum for more feedback (good and bad), but do bear in mind that bad news usually travels faster and further.

Forum user Lilbert commented: "I've ordered from them for many years. They are fab. If anything goes wrong, or if an order turns up damaged, email them and they will refund you. But I've only had about 3 problems in 5 years and all were sorted."

Haras_Nosirrah, said: "Been using them for a year, one order a month. Nothing bad to say."

More info in the MSE full guide to Cheap Supermarket Shopping.

More info

How delivery works...

1. £5.99 for 25kg and under.

2. £8.50 for more than 25kg but less than 50kg.

3. £4.50 per additional 25kg thereafter.

See Approved Food's website for a full breakdown of delivery charges

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Approved Food logoExtra 10% off clearance groceries code*Cheap 'past-best' goods, eg, 12x Kellogg's Squares 99p. Min order 17.50

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If you go online to discount retailer Approved Food* you can get an extra 10% off everything - including beyond-best-before-but-still-safe-to-eat cooking sauces, cereals, soft drinks, crisps and sweets - when you enter the MSE Blagged code MSETEN until 11.59pm on Sat 5 Mar. Delivery's from £5.99 but increases with the weight of your order - see 'more info' below for details.

There's a £17.50 minimum spend, so it's MoneySaving, but only if you bulk-buy. The discount code box will appear on the right-hand side of the screen after you've added your address.

Examples of branded products we found using the code on Tue 1 Mar include a Loyd Grossman sauce for 19p or six for £1 (best-before 31 Jan 2016), Kelloggs All-Bran cereal for 59p or two for £1 (best-before 2 Feb 2016) and apple-flavoured Tic Tacs for 15p or 10 for £1 (best-before 20 Jun 2015). Yet due to the clearance nature of the site, what's available changes frequently.

What is Approved Food?

Approved Food is a company selling mostly out-of-date or close-to-expiry (but safe-to-eat) groceries at a fraction of their normal price. In 2014, Approved Food sold 9.4 million items and estimates it's saved UK households about £7 million on their groceries.

IMPORTANT: 'best before' vs 'use by'

While 'use-by' dates are an important health warning, 'best befores' are just a manufacturer's guidance of quality. It's perfectly legal to sell goods beyond a best-before date. However, as there's no hard-and-fast rule on how far beyond a best before it's still safe to eat products, you need to make that call yourself. Look and smell are often the best indicators.

What MoneySavers say...

Most of the feedback on Approved Food is excellent, but some have suggested the postage costs make it difficult to save much money. See the MSE Forum for more feedback (good and bad), but do bear in mind that bad news usually travels faster and further.

Forum user Lilbert commented: "I've ordered from them for many years. They are fab. If anything goes wrong, or if an order turns up damaged, email them and they will refund you. But I've only had about 3 problems in 5 years and all were sorted."

Haras_Nosirrah, said: "Been using them for a year, one order a month. Nothing bad to say."

More info in the MSE full guide to Cheap Supermarket Shopping.

More info

How delivery works...

1. £5.99 for 25kg and under.

2. £8.50 for more than 25kg but less than 50kg.

3. £4.50 per additional 25kg thereafter.

See Approved Food's website for a full breakdown of delivery charges

Important - This deal has expired

This deal has expired - you can't get it any more. We've kept it here for reference. Get our free weekly email to ensure you don't miss out in future.

Approved Food logoExtra 10% off 'past best-befores' discounts*Code for cheap but safe expired or close-to-expiry goods

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If you go online to discount retailer Approved Food* and enter the MSE Blagged code APFOODTEN you can get an extra 10% off everything until 5pm on Sat 3 Oct. Delivery's from £5.99, but varies depending on the weight of your order - see 'more info' below for details. There's also a £17.50 minimum spend, so it's MoneySaving but only if you're going to bulk-buy.

You’ll find the discount code box on the right side of the screen after you’ve added your address.

What is Approved Food?

Approved Food is a company selling mostly out-of-date or close-to-expiry (but safe-to-eat) groceries at a fraction of their normal price. Last year, Approved Food sold 9.4 million items and estimates it's saved UK households about £7 million on their groceries.

Branded examples we found on Tue 29 Sep include five Coca-Cola cans for £1 (works out as 18p each once the code's applied, best-before 15 Sep 2015), six bags of Walker's crisps for £1 (15p each with the code, best-before 26 Sep 2015) and four WKD alcopops for £1 (23p each with the code, best-before 5 Aug 2015). Of course, due to the 'clearance' nature of the site, item availability and prices change frequently.

IMPORTANT: 'best before' vs 'use by'. While 'use by' dates are an important health warning, 'best befores' are just the manufacturer's guidance of quality. It's perfectly legal to sell goods beyond a best-before date. However, as there's no hard-and-fast rule on how far beyond a best-before it's still safe to eat products, you need to make the decision yourself. Look and smell are often the best indicators.

What MoneySavers say...

Most of the feedback on Approved Food is excellent, but some have reported delays with delivery while others have suggested the postage costs make it difficult to save much money. See the MSE Forum for more feedback (good and bad), but do bear in mind that bad news usually travels faster and further.

Forum user Lilbert commented: "I've ordered from them for many years. They are fab. If anything goes wrong, or if an order turns up damaged, email them and they will refund you. But I've only had about 3 problems in 5 years and all were sorted."

Haras_Nosirrah, said: "Been using them for about a year, do one order a month. Nothing bad to say."

More info in the MSE full guide to Cheap Supermarket Shopping.

More info

How delivery works...

1. £5.99 per 25kg box

2. £8.50 per additional 50kg

3. £4.50 per additional 25kg thereafter

See Approved Food's website for a full breakdown of delivery charges

Important - This deal has expired

This deal has expired - you can't get it any more. We've kept it here for reference. Get our free weekly email to ensure you don't miss out in future.

Approved Food logoExtra 10% off 'beyond best-befores' discounts*MSE Blagged code for cheap 'expired' goods. Min spend 17.50

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If you go online to discount retailer Approved Food* and enter the MSE Blagged code DISCOUNT10 you can get an extra 10% off everything until 11.59pm on Fri 10 Jul. Standard delivery's £5.99 and there's a £17.50 minimum spend, so it's MoneySaving but only if you're going to bulk-buy.

What is Approved Food?

Approved Food is a company selling clearance, short-dated and out-of-date (but safe-to-eat) groceries at a fraction of their normal price. Branded examples we found when testing the code on Tue 7 Jul include 500ml bottles of Fanta for 39p (RRP £1.19) and Weight Watchers pasta sauce for 39p (RRP £1.49).

IMPORTANT: 'best before' vs 'use by'. While 'use by' dates are an important health warning, 'best befores' are just the manufacturer's guidance of quality. It's perfectly legal to sell goods beyond a best-before date. However, as there's no hard-and-fast rule on how far beyond a best-before it's still safe to eat products, you need to make the decision yourself. Look and smell are often the best indicators.

What MoneySavers say...

Most of the feedback on Approved Food is excellent, but some have reported delays with delivery while others have suggested the postage costs make it difficult to save much money. See the MSE Forum for more feedback (good and bad), but do bear in mind that bad news usually travels faster and further.

Forum user Lilbert commented: "I've ordered from them for many years. They are fab. If anything goes wrong, or if an order turns up damaged, email them and they will refund you. But I've only had about 3 problems in 5 years and all were sorted."

Haras_Nosirrah, said: "Been using them for about a year, do one order a month. Nothing bad to say."

More info in the MSE full guide to Cheap Supermarket Shopping.

Approved Food logo10% off 'beyond best befores' super discounts*MSE Blagged code for cheap goods. Min spend 15, P&P 5.25

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Enter the code X4AF online at Approved Food* by 11.59pm on Thu 23 Oct to get an extra 10% off all items. Bargains we found using the code on Tue 21 Oct include 24 packs of Walkers crisps for 89p (RRP £4.99), 10 Capri Sun juice drinks for 44p (RRP £2.98) and 24 Snickers chocolate bars for £4.50 (RRP £14.99).

What is Approved Food?
Approved Food sells clearance, short-dated, and out-of-date but safe-to-eat stock at a fraction of the price. Delivery is £5.25 and there's a £15 minimum spend, so it's best to bulk-buy.

IMPORTANT: 'Best before' vs 'use by': It's important to understand while 'use bys' are an important health warning, with the exception of eggs (which are unsafe to eat once the 'use by' date has passed), 'best befores' are just the manufacturer's guidance of quality. It's perfectly legal to sell goods beyond a best-before date.

But as there aren't any finite rules on how far beyond a best-before date it's still safe to eat products, you need to make the decision yourself. Look and smell are often good indicators.

One of our forumites, Stsarina, said of Approved Foods, "Had our first delivery from Approved Food this week, really pleased with them - one item out of stock, but refund was sent straight after dispatch, everything else was correct and well packed."

More info in the MSE full guide to Cheap Supermarket Shopping.

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