10 takeaway and delivery food tips

Where there's a will, there's a takeaway, and right now, staying in is the new going out. Of course, the cheapest way to eat is to cook it (I hear you 'fake-away' fans), but sometimes we just want a treat. If that's you, sink your teeth into this round-up of top takeaway and delivery tips. 

McDonald's MoneySaving hacks

Many McDonald's restaurants are now back open for takeaway and delivery so we've updated our guide with current ways you can save – though I must stress, please eat responsibly.

NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts

While everyone's doing their bit during this latest lockdown, it's our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of coronavirus – so I'm once again updating this list of big chains that are now offering freebies and discounts to help NHS staff and care workers (and there are a few that emergency services personnel can get too).

Meerkat trick: Spend £2ish to get 2for1 at cinemas AND restaurants for a year

Meerkat Movies gets you 2for1 at cinemas and now restaurants too FOR A YEAR when you buy via comparison website Compare The Market.

And we’ve a trick to get it for £2ish...

9 'cheapy' Nando's MoneySaving tips & hacks

If you've been craving a cheeky Nando's, you can make some peri nice savings whether you feel safe enough to dine out (and local restrictions in your area allow it), or you want to order to eat at home. 

Get a 19p Pret coffee, 59p Costa croissant & more on Mon-Wed using a clever coffee shop deals stack

With lockdown easing in some places, many high streets reopening, and some returning to offices, coffee is on many people's mind. If you regularly buy a brew, then you'll know that over time the cost can really add up. With this clever deals stack, you can get your fix of caffeine for pennies throughout August, so you won't be left feeling like a mug.

Pay £1, get up to 50p off most Costa, Pret & Starbucks drinks EVERY time

Many of us regularly reach for a cup of coffee or tea to give us a caffeine boost, but if you’re out and about the cost of this can quickly mount up.

10 KFC MoneySaving tips & tricks

Restaurants are back in the spotlight this month with the 50% off 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme, and one big chain that we expect people will be flocking to is KFC. If you're particularly egg-cited for your Kentucky-fried fix of chicken, we've hatched some compre-hen-sive MoneySaving tips and tricks to save you a clucking fortune so you can build on that nest egg.

Costa, KFC, McDonald's, Nando's & more up to 12.5% off – who is and isn't passing on the recent VAT cut

On 15 Jul, the Government cut VAT to 5% for the hospitality sector including restaurants, cafes and pubs till 12 Jan 2021. This has led to many big chains such as KFC, McDonald's, Costa, and Nando's slashing prices – so we've canvassed 21 big eateries, coffee shops and pubs to see where you'll save, and if so, by how much.

Save money and waste less making your own ice lollies

Children of the 80s will remember the highlight of summer was when the make-your-own ice lollies mould came out of storage. But they were bulky, hard to clean, and took ages to freeze, so - wanting to avoid plastic packaging - I've taken a look at more modern examples.