How To Use Meerkat Meals To Save Money
Ok, so the last year or so has been an utter disaster for almost everyone. The pandemic has touched everyone in some sort of way and it is still affecting us on a daily basis.
There is however vaccines and it looks like the dark gloomy clouds are lifting. Very soon in the UK restaurants will be opening their outdoor spaces and a couple of months later no doubt we will be able to eat indoors as well.
This is great news not only for the economy but also for couples and families to get together over good food and catch up over the last year and all that has happened and celebrate moving forward.
I am very much looking forward to eating out with both my wife and my family. Of course, it is going to be a little different than before but as ever one of the things that I always like to do is to save a little money when it comes to eating out and that is where Meerkat meals come in.
2for1 deals are not a new thing. 2for1 is a marketing concept that has been around for ages. The only thing is that Meerkat meals are one of the best in the UK.
What Is Meerkat Meals?
So for some of you who don’t watch television or have been living under a rock and haven’t seen the two cute meerkats in what seems like every single ad break, Meerkat meals are one part of a two-part bonus for people who use Compare the market.
Compare the market is a comparison website that enables you the user to compare lots of things such as car insurance, home insurance. travel insurance and many other things.
If you get a quote for one of these products and then go ahead and purchase it, then assuming it was a qualifying purchase you will get one whole year of 2for1 restaurant deals and 2for1 cinema codes.
This is essentially a great deal and can save you a lot of money even if you only eat out once a month and go to the cinema a handful of times per year.
(Pro tip: I paid for travel insurance for a trip to London for one day and it cost me £1.01.) That gave me a year of Meerkat meals and meerkat movies.
How To Use Meerkat Meals
So here is how to use Meerkat meals to their fullest. As above sign up to compare the market and buy yourself some cheap travel insurance. (You don’t actually have to travel anywhere) Make a note of your Policy number as you will need this to claim your rewards.
It will be in the email they send or on the screen once you have purchased.
Once you have done that you will get your rewards. Download from either the Play Store or the Apple store the Meerkat app.
Once you have downloaded the meerkat meals app you can simply sign in and click on either meals or movies to see the offers that are there.
As we are looking at how to use meerkat meals then that is the one we will focus on for now. Clicking on Meerkat meals will bring up the details of what is currently available.
You will then see a list of all the restaurants that are offering 2 for 1 meerkat meals. These will be based on your postcode and or live location via your phone and will be in order or closest to you.
This is especially handy if on holiday in another part of the UK. The app will let you know all of the meerkat restaurants in your current location.
When you are ready to go out to eat here is how to use Meerkat meals to save money.
1: If you’re dining out, check to see if you need to book in advance, and make sure to mention you’re a Meerkat Meals member. If you’re ordering in, click on the Delivery & Collection or Pizza Delivery banners to order your takeaway, then sit back and relax
2: When you’re dining out in a restaurant, show them your live Meerkat Meals card on the app (not a screenshot) to redeem your reward. To get to your Meerkat Meals membership screen, click on ‘Meals’ at the bottom of the app and then click the golden membership icon in the top right-hand corner.
For Delivery & Collection, your discount will automatically be applied to your basket when you checkout.
Are Meerkat Meals Still Available?
As we are kind of still in a pandemic Meerkat meals are asking for you to stay at home and order takeaway and to that end, they have got a great deal of 50% off pizzas from Papa John’s & Pizza Hut Delivery. These deals are available if you spend £30 or more on Pizza.
Meerkat Pizza hut and Papa Johns is a fantastic deal although as with most offers it cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. At 50% off though I doubt you will need another offer.
They also offer 10% off on a whole host of other takeaways. Simply click on the Delivery and collection tab and enter your postcode to see what takeaways are on the 10% deal. Some areas are not covered at the moment but this will change.
With restaurants set to open up their outdoor areas for dining soon, it is a great time to sign up and get your offers to save money on eating out.
As the meerkat app will only tell you the restaurants closest to you, you may want to know what restaurants do meerkat meals?
The following is a shortlist of some of the meerkat restaurants you can dine at from some of the UK’s more popular chains.
- Bella Italia
- Café Rouge
- Coast To Coast
- Frankie & Bennies
- Homemade Burger Company
- La Tasca
- Pizza Hut (This includes the Take-away option as well)
Out of all of the meerkat restaurants, it is going to be Prezzo and Bella Italia. This is going to get used a lot as I’m a big lover of Italian food,
Of course, there are lots of smaller restaurants and cafe’s etc where you can also get a meerkat meal as well if you fancy staying local.
The great thing is that with every offer you click on the app will tell you whether it is somewhere you need to book a table or if they will accept walk-ins. At the moment it is only going to be booked tables because of the situation we find ourselves in but it is good to know the information for each meerkat restaurant is there for future use.
How Many Times Can You Use Meerkat Meals?
As often as you like. I mean I think you might get refused if you went to the same restaurant every night for a few weeks but technically there are no rules saying you can’t do just that.
Here are the terms and conditions of Meerkat meals.
Meerkat Meals: App only. Participating outlets. Restrictions, limitations & T&Cs apply.
- Pizza Delivery: 50% off Pizzas, 7 days a week. £30 min spend. Excl. N.I.
- Dine out – 2 for 1: Selected food, cheapest free. A la carte only. Sun-Thurs. Max 6 people. Kids meals and drinks excl.
- Dine out – 25% off total bill: Days available vary by outlet. Min & Max group sizes apply.
- Delivery & Collection: Specific offer, delivery fees & radius vary by outlet. Card only.
How To Become A Member
All you need to do is purchase a qualifying product. The full list of qualifying products is listed below.
Car, home, travel, pet, bike, van, business, landlord, health, caravan, motorhome, life (including 50+) and taxi insurance
Energy, broadband, TV, phone and mobile phone
Loans, credit cards and income protection
As you can see the list is quite extensive so there is more than one thing I’m sure you could find. If you are looking to swap insurances then that’s great as you will certainly qualify for Meerkat meals.
If you are not looking at using any of these services but still want Meerkat meals and movies then there is a bit of a loophole you can use which has been around now for so long that I guess they don’t really care about it.
All you need to do is to pick the lowest priced qualifying product which happens to be travel insurance. For example, I got a quote for a one day trip to London and the insurance price was £1.01.
I simply paid for the insurance, copied the policy number and put it into my App and hey presto very cheap access to Meerkat meals and movies which will probably save me a few hundred pounds over the course of a year.
How To Use Meerkat Meals To Save Money
So that is my look at how to use meerkat meals to save money on dining out and I for one cannot wait until we can do this again as dining out with my wife and family is one of my favourite things to do when I am not working.
It such a good deal that you literally cannot fail to save money over the course of the year and that is what we like at Earningsportal.
If you are looking at how to use meerkat meals to save yourself some money then get onto compare the market and make a qualifying purchase today and start saving.
The Member benefits just keep getting better. As well as getting 2for1 deals on meals you can also get 2for1 deals on cinema trips.
It’s been a long year without being able to go to the cinema so as soon as they start to open again I for one am going to overuse this offer for sure.
Meerkat movies allow you to get 2for1 cinema tickets to use any Wednesday or Thursday for a whole year. When you have the meerkat app installed on your phone you simply need to tap the 2for1 golden ticket icon in the top right-hand corner and it will give you a code on a golden ticket.
This code can also be viewed as a QR code if you so wish. The code is valid for the nearest Wednesday or Thursday and you just need to present this when purchasing your cinema tickets and you will only pay for one ticket.
We love saving money and this along with meerkat meals is such a great way to save money for the whole family on days and evenings out.